We are back with our chorus of bloggers, singing our own version of “12 Days of Christmas.” Instead of leaping lords and turtle doves, we’ll be giving you 364 great gaming and blogging gifts. Check out our previous days, too, if you’re just joining us!
And now, without further ado…
(To the tune of “12 Days of Christmas”):
On the sixth day of Blogmas, the gamers said to me:
- Red Metal’s Spec Ops: The Line review makes this list because after hearing such rave reviews about the game, I played it, only to be a little disappointed. I was new to blogging and felt very out-of-place having this opinion, but after reading Red Metal’s review I not only felt better about a game that I had felt missed a few marks, but also a little more confident about stating opinions that might go against the grain, even as a new blogger.
- Lost to the Aether’s Lagging Behind on the Ladies series is a really wonderful and in-depth look at an issue rather close to my heart, and Aether handles it with facts and objectivity not often found around the subject. I highly recommend reading the entire series (the first post is linked) if you have any interest the state of gender representation in games.
- I made a note of Chris’s post on OverThinkerY about the actual role that players have in a game world, because I read it on my phone and didn’t have time to comment. But if you’re looking for some reality-bending ideas of who You actually are as The Gamer, at least when it comes to your game creations, have a look.
- I loved reading about all of the real-life lessons that a person can learn from a video game, thanks to Digital Life Lessons from Later Levels. I still have my cardboard box ready.
- Everyone loves a good GOTY post, and LightningEllen brings her own style to her top 15 gaming experiences of this year. I know I certainly appreciated numbers 6 through 1…
- We’re already on number six and I think I’m going to be a little selfish, here. I really liked my second post for this year’s Blogger Blitz, even if I’m still scratching my head at how my personification of Marjolaine went awry. At any rate, there’s something about Marjolaine keeping Bowser around to manipulate him, only to be forced to watch a rom-com by a sugar-snouted Bowser, that I still chuckle thinking about.
- And this one comes in because I had a lot of fun writing it at the time… Metal Gear games, computer overlords, and reality… Not quite this post about Chrono Trigger, but talking about whether machines and technology are/will be our downfall was certainly a fun one – albeit a little frightening – to write.
Seven lovely posts, but what are your thoughts? What makes a post memorable for you? Do you have one that sticks out in your mind? Let me know in the comments (and drop a link if you’d like!).
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