Wilkommen! Bienvenue! Welcome!
This is the inaugural post of this my new video game and culture (but mostly games) blog (and possible podcast?).
People writing about video games and culture (but mostly games) is a crowded field. I knew this was something I had to do for my own fulfillment. I've done a lot of personal writing on Tumblr for 10 years now. It's mostly shitposting now, but so is most of Tumblr. "When in Rome…", I guess.
Video games are important to me and they are to a lot of people. They are the thread that runs through my life and, quite frankly, kept me out of a lot worse at different depths of Depression.
What to Expect
As this is not my paying job right now, updates will be weekly (very weakly; EDITOR'S NOTE: Parenthetical Jokes are my favorite). I will post a section about "how I play", meaning what my set up is like. Most of my games will be PS4, 3DS and iOS-centric mobile games. Write ups will be after public release until I get enough sauce to get preview copies. That will be noted when that happens. Likewise, if I'm given any thing by a manufacturer of anything for review purposes, I will be transparent about thatI want you, dear reader, to trust me. Not just as a games journalist, but as a person. I'd like to be your friend (probably in the sense that I am a person you are aware of online and he word "friend" is the only description of whichyou can think), your cool uncle that isn't that much older than you, the coworker that you don't really talk to but definitely seems alright. I like it when people like me, ok?
I'm writing for me, but I'm also writing for those who want games discussion to be civilized. People make games. People play games. We should treat each other like people when we discuss games.
Thank you and Welcome.