“Hello, my friend. Stay awhile and listen…“- Deckard Cain, Diablo II.
This blog has been set up by an openly admissive gaming addict. I’ve been gaming for the majority of my twenty-two years and in that time, I’ve lived over a thousand lives… and died around a hundred-thousand times more.
I’m not 100% sure where this blog originated from or even what has possessed my unfocusable mind to write it. Basically, I woke up one morning after a night of ale-drinking. I opened my laptop lid, wiped the greasy take-away food marks off of the screen and was greeted by this WordPress site. Although the first few pages were riddled with grammatical errors and ugly typos, the thought and intent was obviously there. But “why ale drinking?” I hear you say. Why not just say just drinking, boozing or even partying? Well, I like to think that by using ‘ale’, you’ve instinctively thought of some medieval warrior, or maybe a brutishly large barbarian. I’m thoroughly enjoying envisioning myself dancing on a table in some Nordic longhouse, tankard in-hand; and that’s the picture I want you to have of me.
Regardless, to that, my drunken, viking-esque alter-ego; I doff my hat to you.
I’m a UK-based gamer who works in IT. You might see that as the cliché stereotype and you’re probably not too far wrong. I’ve been playing video games since the mid-1990’s. My dad had a Sega Genesis/Mega Drive that I vaguely remember playing, but my first true console experiences came from the PlayStation. Currently, I mainly play on my Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or PC. If I’m out and about, my PS Vita is never too far away. Genre-wise I enjoy playing anything and everything, I’m certainly a well-rounded gamer. I enjoy FPS games and fighting games, as well as racing and real-time strategy, yet I’m also prone to committing hundreds of hours playing RPGs and other adventure titles.
I’ve always enjoyed writing, and I’ve always had plenty to say in regards to the video game industry. So it sort of made sense to set this blog up. It’s a place primarily to talk about my gripes and frustrations, but also a place for me to just ramble on about needless and (probably) uninteresting things.
Any-who… read, browse, comment, like, laugh or even insult to your heart’s content. I’ll try to post new material on here whenever I get chance. Probably when I’m sat in a pre-game lobby, or whilst I’m installing update after tedious update. Yeah, probably the latter.
Finally, just a quick disclaimer. Of course, all opinions expressed in this blog are not my own. They’re purely the thoughts of my loving companion, Dogmeat. I’d certainly take them with a pinch of salt if I were you.