Another batch of 'forever games' crumbles into dust.
This is only my personal experience, and likely not reflective of the global gaming audience, but I just ended up burning out on games like Destiny, Overwatch and ESO.
What started off as a nice way to regularly catch-up with friends soon became a balancing act of trying to schedule multiple online ‘commitments’ around work, a home life and in person socialising. It began to blur the line between hobby and chore and I realised I was switching my console on out of obligation rather than because I wanted to.
I don’t regret the time I spent on those games and few things in gaming beat the feeling of your first successful raid, but since leaving them behind I’ve not had any urge to go back to them and especially not to try and pick up a new one. I feel like my time with that side of gaming is done for good and I’m keen to keep playing through all the indie games that caught my eye but I never found the time to try.
Also, I just wanted to say thanks, I signed up for the paid subscription as a Xmas present to myself and I’ve not been disappointed. It’s always a joy to read your work.
Well, I travel a lot for my job, so I like to think I've been adding to the country count. Heck, December-January for me was Jordan, Thailand, Switzerland and France!
But then if you see Albania, that's me using a VPN location that happens to have no YouTube monetisation...
Cheers from India Nathan :)! So happy to see the newsletter grow!
Cannot un-picture Hit Points as a Plague Inc contagion now. Absolutely got to get into Greenland first before mutating for maximum virality, although Madagascar’s always a tricky one to reach as well.
I am a potential guinea pig in Ireland but the last mobile game I played was Snake on my Nokia 6110
Live Services games was a trendy. Like the "Fill the map with icons a-la-ubisoft" was 5 years ago and the "let's make the most expansive sprawling map ever!" for it to be completely empty
Battlepasses are todays lootboxes, and sometimes they are well executed and sometimes they are the reason why we stop playing something (I stopped Overwatch 2. Wasnt gonna do that. Ever)
Diablo Chinese Version Thingy for Cellphones is equally abusive. You enter the town and have 6 shops and each one sells two currencies and... is a nightmare.
About the map: can you believe that only Peru, Bolivia do not read this fine establishment? Even Memezuela (which doesn't exists) has some readers dude!
Also all of center america. Why are they like this? (Mexico gets a pass because Pan de muerto forever Nathan. Pan de muerto Forever)
Cheers! Amazing read as always
As a huge fan of Elite: Dangerous I'm always anxious that Frontier will crash and burn and it'll be gone