7 years is a long time for everything, but keeping up with daily blogging is even harder.
With Gamescom now over and me trying to recover after a stressful week, I thought a short article would be best in order to find more time for other things, as writing reviews can be very time-consuming, not to mention playing the games. What better way than being reminded by WordPress that I’ve been running this blog for over 7 years!
I started this project, because I didn’t want to cover a particular genre or medium. Although it’s clear that gaming is at the forefront of everything (and classic point-and-click adventure games remain my passion), it’s great to be able to simply try out different things, like digital streaming, music, books, etc.. I know it’s often too gaming-centric, but considering that I’ve been a gamer for over 20 years and that I’m still excited about the medium, it’s amazing that I’ve always found something worth writing about and I hope I can continue to do so. If I can stay with the daily blogging formula remains to be seen, but let’s hope another 7 years will be possible.
Of course the blog wouldn’t be without an audience, and while it might not be as crowded with comments as on other sites, I cherish every one of them here. So I’d like to say a big thank you for all who’ve stayed with me for all these years or found/added the blog recently. I’m also very thankful that discussions never reached trolling territory, something I’ve really grown tired of on other platforms. So fingers crossed it stays that way. As always, if there are any recommendations on how to improve the site in terms of content and design, please let me know!
Congratulations – sticking with it for seven years is a huge achievement!
Just please stop giving me more games I need to play. 😉
Thank you! Yes, sticking with it without any payment (referral links revenue and review copies not taken into account) and considering how much time it usually takes to keep posting regularly… it’s a wonder it’s still as cool to write about it today as it was back then…
maybe even better with all those need-to-play games cropping up these days :).
If only there was more time to play them! We might have to get together and do an adventure-game-collaboration post one of these days!!
I’d love that, yes! Maybe something like a monthly, quarterly or yearly overview ;). Open for suggestions… At the moment just too much to play and write, not even to mention real life, but you know how it is :).
Hmm… I have an idea… but we’ll need to find an episodic adventure game that neither of us has played! You seem to stay more up-to-date with what’s new than I do, so if you come across a good suggestion let me know. 🙂
That sounds intriguing, yes. I guess there’s quite a wide selection of episodic games ;). I see what I can come up with!
I’m just thinking of Telltale Games’ titles. I know there are a LOT, but there also seems to be the option that one can vote about the decisions the other player has to make. Maybe that’s a starting point ;). I wanted to review all of them, anyway, sometime in the near future :). There are still a couple I haven’t played…
Of course I’m open to other suggestions, maybe some fun indie titles that aren’t that well-known.
Ok then: so what are the Telltale games you haven’t yet played? And is there an indie adventure you haven’t yet played (episodic or not) that you’d like to? 🙂
Telltale Games would be: Batman, Minecraft: Story Mode, Jurassic Park: The Game, The Wolf Among Us, Game of Thrones, Tales from the Borderlands, The Walking Dead: Michonne, The Walking Dead: Season 2
Wow, actually quite a lot. Lost touch after reviewing the first season of TWD. But like “The Wolf Among Us”, I’d like to read all the comics before, so this would take a LOT of time, hehe.
Ah, indie adventures I haven’t played? That’s a very tough one, haha. I have to think about that some more. I guess narrowing it down to “episodic” would help ;).
Are you on Steam? We could take a look at each other’s wishlists, and see if there are any matches? 🙂
Yes, I am. You can just look me up via the same name ;). But I really don’t have any wishlist. Keeping it as an Excel file old-school style :).
I think I’ve just sent you a Steam request… if I’ve managed to find the right person…! I have loads of games on my wishlist, have a browse and see if there’s anything on your spreadsheet. 😉
Awesome, worked. Will do, I think my list of games I have is also partly the list of games I wish to play but haven’t found the time yet ;).
If I come across any indie project that might be worth checking out, I’ll let you know as well.
I look forward to it! 😀
At least now I know that there is something like a wishlist on Steam ;). But the one on GOG is already too big to do that again on the Valve platform :).
Oh god, I haven’t even started on a GOG wishlist ha ha ha! Are there any matches between your GOG one and my Steam one?
Yes, I think so. It’s too bad not everything is DRM-free. Already too many games I have to keep track on GOG to write about, don’t know where I would take the time to do Steam, too, although I try!
So many games, so little time! Let me know once you’ve chosen a game on our various lists and we can come up with a collaboration idea. 🙂
I’ll do that. Might take some time (ah, that word again), as I’m preparing for a very special Halloween gaming week, so you can imagine how many games these will be to be reviewed :).
Ooh yes, I completely understand… take your time and give me a shout when you’re ready!
I’ve sent you a message on Steam, should be the best way to communicate ;). I’ll be quite busy with this Halloween project that isn’t such a secret anymore, but I think we’ll find some time for ours in between or shortly after ;).
Sounds like a good plan to me!
Wow! Seven Years. Congratulations 🙂
Thanks! I can only say Wow myself, as it’s unbelievable how long it’s been and still going ;).
Keep up the good ol’ hard work!
I will ;). And thanks for following me and liking my articles, which always gives me that extra bit of motivation :).
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