June 2018 was packed full of gaming-related stories and even surpassed the quota of daily blogging.
Unfortunately the new job that started mid-April already ended at the end of May due to a temporary contract. Of course this didn’t only mean looking for another, but also having a bit more free time to to watch/play/write. Always seeing the positive side of things… which would explain why there were more and longer blog posts in June. Still the overviews obviously didn’t include as many TV show or movie reviews, as these still referred to the full-time/no-time month of May.
Covering every new game release was nearly impossible, so I just selected the most interesting or unique titles. This was a difficult choice, as I’m still trying to do this now, too:
GOG also released some very cool titles, the last of the Monkey Island games being a pleasant surprise I wished for but didn’t know if it would happen:
Adding new games either via GOG Connect or the #SUMMERGAMING sale made the list of games to play/review even longer.
If one didn’t want to spend any money, there were plenty of opportunities to receive free games as well:
Having more time also meant finally going through new and old review copies alike. So unlike the previous months when I only managed to write about up to four games, I almost doubled the number this time:
Game soundtrack reviews were also a new way of making this blog more varied, and of course there’s an infinite number of titles I could go through, so the best thing was to start with two for which I already reviewed the games themselves:
Last but not least a very big event suddenly showed up relatively close to where I live, which again made me realize how great it is to get outside and meet like-minded people/gamers in addition to those who do the hard development/PR work:
So all in all, it might not have been the best month for paid work, but as writing for this blog hasn’t only been a distraction, but a way to add to my portfolio of writing I can use for applications and which will hopefully give me the opportunity to get in touch with more people of the gaming or other entertainment industry. Who knows? Before anything of this happens, let’s just have another productive month of blogging!
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