Hello, long time no see!
It’s been a while since I last posted. I’m still alive and kicking. You would think that with the pandemic situation we are in, and the need for self-quarantine, that there would be plenty of free time to put towards working on the website, but sadly, that has not been the case for myself.
Nevertheless, I wanted to write up a post so that you know that I am still around, despite the setbacks.
You see, when the lockdowns started to hit and businesses started to close down, my place of work was one of the few to not close its doors. In fact, they continued to hire more people. They also started to move some employees home to work, and I was one of the lucky ones to work from home. I’m drawing quotation marks in the air when I say lucky, because I wouldn’t say that my current situation is due to “luck”.
Now don’t get me wrong; the idea of working from home is probably one of the best things that could happen to anyone under the right conditions. That’s the thing though… Conditions. If you work a stressful job, from home… Well, that just puts you in a bit of a situation where you don’t have a place to escape from the stress of work; it just follows you home, literally.
The other issue is the fact that the hours are long too. Working 10-hour long workdays doesn’t leave you with very much time to get all of your daily tasks done. You either wake up just in time to get ready for work, or finish work just in time for bed. And if you so much as try to stay up late or wake up early, you just end up tired the next day.
As you could imagine, this has resulted in not much free time to work on a website, much less other important and urgent matters. To be honest, I’m surprised that I had time to write up this post.
But on the bright side, the work pays the bills, so it doesn’t seem right to complain when there are far worse off situations out there.
During the time we’ve all spent at home, I’ve been thinking a lot about the future of this website. Of Videogame Guy. After all, that’s who I am; I’m just a guy who loves video games, plain and simple. But that’s really all that I have to offer. I don’t have a unique personality or gimmick to speak of, or a hook to draw people in (after all, I hate clickbait just as much as anyone else). All I really have are just personal stories to share about my gaming endeavors… Just like many others out there. I’m afraid this website doesn’t have much to provide for the gaming community as a whole.
Which led to me thinking about where to go from here. What are my strengths when it comes to gaming as a whole? I don’t have any crazy awesome skills that rival a pro gamer. I just like to enjoy a variety of games, from the popular AAA titles to the obscure, unknown gems out there.
When it comes down to my strengths for gaming, there are 3 things that come to mind that I find I am very passionate about; RPG games, playing Bethesda games, and games that are nostalgic in general.
I have to admit, any games that evoke nostalgia is a big thing for me. I am a big sucker for nostalgia, being a 90’s kid and whatnot. Growing up with the NES, SNES, and the Nintendo 64 is what made my childhood a whole lot of fun. It is what made me into the person I am today, and is what ultimately drove me to make a website all about gaming in general.
RPG games are also among my favorite genres to play. From the first time I played Diablo on my aunt and uncle’s PC, I was immediately hooked. The idea of playing as a character that you gradually develop into a stronger character over the course of the game was something I’ve never seen before. Even more so when you have the complete freedom to create your own character. There are a few JRPGs that I enjoy as well, especially for their epic stories.
And lastly, Bethesda games. More specifically, The Elder Scrolls series. I don’t know what kind of gamer I would have become, had I never picked up a copy of Morrowind at the local flea market all those years ago. Who would have thought that $15 would take me on the greatest videogame adventure of my life? An epic journey spanning multiple games, consoles, years, and soon, decades. I think it’s safe to say that The Elder Scrolls is going to remain a big part of my gaming lineup, for as long as Bethesda keeps making them. Who knows, maybe in a few decades’ time, I could become the “Skyrim Grandpa?”
Ok, so I’ve rambled on enough… What does this mean for Videogame Guy?
To put it rather blunt, I plan on trying to make more time for the website. I’m also going to work on more content based around what I’ve just talked about. I’ve also done some digging into my really old draft posts that I’ve not released yet, and if I like what I’ve done, I will be publishing some more posts. If you check the site often, you might come across a few of them. I’m also thinking of setting up a YouTube channel so that I’ll have a place to keep all of my gaming footage.
I would also like to get back into The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. I’m currently in the middle of building a new PC, and once it is done, I plan on starting a new playthrough, most likely with cool mods installed. Why Skyrim? Because I feel that it fits all of the three points I raised earlier. The game came out 9 years ago, so I think it’s safe to say that it could be considered nostalgic for many.
Another thing I’d like to get back into are my older games. As mentioned earlier, I am a big sucker for nostalgia, so playing older games is going to be something that I will always enjoy. I miss writing my old NES reviews, so I will likely be doing more reviews of those kinds of games, and releasing some posts with my experiences.
Anyways, that’s about all I have to share for today. I hope you enjoyed the post, and until next time, take care, stay safe, and have fun, as always!