How Far Does Your Consumption Of Gaming Extend?
Another day is almost done and my activities of the past hours since waking up form a blur of gaming news, gaming media, Game of Thrones and gaming lust… you know, since there never seems to be any time to just settle down and play games, creating the inevitable desire to do so which stays with you all week until finally, at long last, the weekend approaches and you get your chance, only the week’s exertions have left you so tired that all you really want to do is sleep. But I digress.
This is that part of the day where half the readers will stop what they’re doing, put on their judgement caps and start to proclaim their superiority over everyone else. Let’s ignore them, shall we?
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On an average day, I would say that my life practically revolves around gaming, whether it’s writing about it, reading about it, looking at memes about it, talking about it when I find someone who’s willing to do so, and of course, playing it. In terms of consumption, a lot of my day is themed around gaming. More so than even that. For example, while writing about gaming, I sometimes opt to listen to a gaming soundtrack, or watch some gaming trailers between paragraphs. Sometimes while having a meal, I’ll watch a Let’s Play, Angry Review or ‘WTF Is’ episode. When gaming, especially grind-y games which can sometimes suck the fun out of the experience, I will put on a podcast and listen to it while playing. When I’m studying or need to concentrate, I swear by my beloved Skyrim soundtrack. There is so much of gaming consumption above and beyond simply playing a game or talking about a game.
The phrase, “Eat. Sleep. Game.” might well apply.
Even in other aspects of my life, gaming consumption can be seen. Every wall in my room is covered in gaming posters, I have shrines of games and gaming magazines, and of course, tattoos. Now I’m not trying to come across as boastful, I mean really, who would boast about such a thing knowing full well that the only responses one might expect would be along the lines of, “You need a life,” or, “Get a girlfriend,” or, “Are you trying to repel women?” These are of course the aforementioned judgemental ones, whom we’re currently ignoring.
Like Tyrion Lannister once said: “Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armour, and it can never be used to hurt you.”
So my question to you all for this week, is this: How far does your consumption of gaming extend?
Do you only do gaming news websites? Do you also do gaming opinion sites and other niches? Do you listen to podcasts? Watch trailers, Let’s Plays and vlogs? How about soundtracks? Posters? Tattoos? What’s your ringtone? So on and so forth. There’s no need to be ashamed about it. We are all varying degrees of obsessed about gaming, aren’t we?
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