Sunshine Blogger Award Again

Clan Geek was kind enough to nominate me for the Sunshine Blogger Award, so this post answers the interesting questions posed.

The Sunshine Blogger Award is a peer recognition for bloggers that inspire positivity, joy, warmth and any other emotions that you feel when you think about the sun. So there are some rules to this:

Thank blogger(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.

Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.

Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.

List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

Now I got asked the following questions:

What is your first video game memory?

Who is your all-time favorite sidekick?

Batman vs Superman, who wins?

When did you first decide you wanted to write/blog?

What was your first blog post?

If you could live in any video game universe, which one would you choose?

If you could have any movie turned into a video game, which movie and why?

How many hours did you spend on your longest marathon gaming session?

When is the best time of day to play video games?

How long is your perfect gaming session?

1. What is your first gaming memory?

The one that first springs to mind is playing Pong. Now I’m younger than this may suggest, but this was bought by my grandparents and kept in their loft for however many years. Anyway once I got old enough they gave it to my parents to show me and I loved playing it with my friends.

2. Who is your all time favourite sidekick?

I really didn’t know who to pick here. Choosing a side kick is difficult. It partially depends on who you define as a sidekick. I’m going to say Oracle in the Batman games because she is awesome and although not directly involved she helps in such an important way.

3. Batman vs Superman, who wins?

Got to say Superman here. Batman is great but he is all tech and upgrades but at the end of the day he is just a man. Superman on the other hand has abilities as a non-human character who could win.

4. When did you first decide you wanted to write/blog?

A few years ago I thought about blogging, then the feeling passed as I didn’t think I had much to say or post so gave up on that. Last year obviously I started this blog, but I had thought about starting a gaming blog on and off for about 6 months to a year before actually starting it. When it got to about June I had decided I would actually do it even though it took me until August to actually create a WordPress account and you know start the blog.

5. What was your first blog post?

Simply this as an introduction type post. The next actual post was this one.

6. If you could live in any video game universe, which one would you choose?

Probably the Pokémon universe. I’ve loved these games since first playing Pokémon Blue and I would love to travel around the regions and between regions to see the Pokémon in the wild. Though if it was less dangerous, I would love to visit the Mass Effect universe, travelling from planet to planet and learning about the cultures there.

7. If you could have any movie turned into a video game, which movie and why?

I don’t watch too many films these days but I have a couple of ideas. Harry Potter films, well more specifically the Harry Potter universe, as a role playing game as a new student. Exploring the locations and being able to progress as a witch/wizard in the world and interact with the characters from the books/films. I know this sort of idea has come up before but still haven’t had it yet. Second idea would be something from the Marvel universe but undecided on what film or what I would want from that.

8. How many hours did you spend on your longest marathon gaming session?

I am honestly not sure. This probably happened years back as I don’t get to do this now. I probably spent around 10 hours in the longest session. I seem to remember staying up until the early hours gaming so starting in the evening would probably mean it would be about that long.

9. When is the best time of day to play video games?

I mainly get to play in the evenings if I get the chance so probably have to go with that. Although the mornings at weekends are pretty good too.

10. How long is your perfect gaming session?
I really don’t get a lot of time to play in one session so if I could make it to 3 hours that would probably be perfect. Though give me some extra hours in the day and I’d add some time to that.

So I have reused some questions I have asked other bloggers in previous posts (1, 2, 3, 4) because I am out of ideas and I wanted this to be finished up quickly.

Onto the nominees… like I have said this is getting difficult and will be less than the suggested number. Feel no obligation to do this by the way!

Falcon Game Reviews because of the wonderful reviews such as this one.

Triform Trinity because of their interesting posts and they were very busy for a Final Fantasy blogging collaboration with multiple posts including this one.

Spoils of Lore partially for the name and for posts like this.

Fistful of Glitter again partially for name but also because they took part in Creative Christmas as well.

Willtendo because of rants and reviews.


Overheard in a Game Shop

It has been a while… but here is an Overheard in a Game Shop post. Nostalgia Trigger prompted me to try to get some of these out of the draft stage. We will start at one and see how this goes. It might even become regular again.

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Question of the Month March 2018

For this month’s Question of the Month from Later Levels the question master is Luke from Hundstrasse (who also won last month’s Question of the Month). The question is: “aren’t games great? And isn’t it even greater when one game spills out into another? So for this month’s question I’d like to know what the best gaming crossover is, and most importantly why? (For the purposes of this question a ‘crossover’ can be anything from a subtle nod to a different game to a full on mashup of two titles.)

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Looking for: Video Game Jobs

I was (re-)watching Bones recently and it has brought to my mind one thing. Not that it is disgusting, how can you watch that as my mother would probably say in response to some parts of the episodes… but a very specific life thing. This episode that prompted my thoughts in particular occurred in Series 11. Episode 18 (The Movie in the Making). This made me think about my life. The characters are asked “what do you want to be when you grow up?”.

This hit me. I don’t know. We are asked this a thousand times as children, it isn’t a tough question. I am now an adult, an adult who is working towards a goal in my work life. And yet I don’t know how I feel about that goal anymore because of the impact it is having here, there and everywhere in my life. I have very few places where I can air such thoughts so you my dear readers get to see this. How lucky are you? However, to be kind to you all this isn’t going to be wholly a “what the heck am I doing with my life” and “I am struggling with my job because” post. Oh no, I have other ideas. I’m going back to that question, what would I want to be?

In fact, what video game job would I want to have? Perhaps, even what would these job listings look like?

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February gaming

Another month down already. Sure February is the shortest month of the year but still it has been very busy. February has been a big one for my blog with three blog award posts responded to, community events and just lots of posts in general. March may not be quite as busy but don’t worry I have lots of posts planned out. With February coming to a close, what have I spent the month playing? Did I clear any more games from my backlog? Or did I avoid the games on my backlog? Let’s find out…

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Unique Blogger Award Again

So That Green Dude is a lovely fella and he nominated me for the Unique Blogger Award in this post. Thanks very much! Now if you don’t know him then go check out his blog. I did think about merging this into my previous Unique Blogger Award post but I spent so long trying to decide on an answer to one of the questions asked of me that that wasn’t going to happen.

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Question of the Month February 2018

Question of the Month is a monthly blogging event created by the lovely Later Levels. It has been updated for 2018, so if you are interested the details are here. This month’s question comes from Kevin at The Mental Attic. The question is “you ate everything during Christmas so now have to diet and work it all off; which video game character do you recruit as your personal trainer to get you back into shape?”.

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