During my many trials and tribulations in my gaming life I would consider only one puzzle to have ever truly defeated me in a game. In fact, I was beaten so much by this puzzle I had to read a guide to get past it in order to continue the game. The game I credit for delivering me the hardest puzzle I have ever faced was the adventure game titled, Grim Fandango.
About two years ago I had what I consider to be a bit of success with live-streaming video games on Twitch and I really loved everything I was doing. Sadly that dirty real life got in the way of it all and it came to an abrupt halt. Fast forward to today and IRL finally is settling down and our new house is about to have lovely high speed fibre internet installed, so I am more than looking forward to getting back into some streaming. So here is my list of three things I am looking forward to when I start streaming:
I have been doing a lot of game touring as of late as I looked for something to tie me over until the release of Warlords of Draenor. Even then between my tour dates I have been experimenting with other classes in WoW to decide what I was going to play (or boost to 90). I have had a lot of fun during this time and enjoyed everything I tried but none of them felt like the one. No new game or WoW class really captured my attention long enough for me to commit to it.
Writing to schedule is definitely not my strong point, as those who follow me and check back regularly might have guessed. Writing may not be something that I’m very good at, but I definitely have a lot of topics and ideas about games that I’d like to talk about. My current issue boils down to posting just isn’t in my soul yet; I am still developing as a writer and as such I am not confident in it. Only doing the writing is going to fix this but I just need something to push me or get me over the internal hurdles I have created for myself. I think I’ve found just the thing — the Blaugust Initiative.
My lovely wife, Neri, pointed me in the direction of this initiative. The idea being the Blaugust is that you write a post every day during the month of August — that’s 31 posts over the entire month. There are some incentives like prizes and and being able to advertise your posts to a wider audience, but it is still going to be a killer, I was trying to write 2 posts a week and now I will be writing a new post every day! So I thought about it and only now, just over 2 hours before the challenge starts I have decided to attempt it. It will be hard 31 days but I think It will be an enjoyable challenge and really get me into that writing spirit for future endeavours.
So there you have it, I have announced it to world. Now there is a whole bank of people to hold me accountable to my decision. Bring on August, I am somewhat kind of almost ready….
I really encourage any you guys with a gaming blog to check out the Blaugust Initiative and even take up the Challenge yourself. There is even a catch up category so don’t stress about taking it up late.