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Real Neat Blog Award

A big thanks to Kelly from Why We Play Games for the nomination! Please take the time to have a look at her blog to see all the fun things she writes about.

The Rules
  • Display the logo
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their blog
  • Answer the questions
  • Nominate 7-10 bloggers
  • Ask these bloggers 7 questions

Questions And Answers
What is your favorite video game genre?

My immediate thought is that this is going to be a bit of a draw. I have always been a sucker for Fantasy RPG games for the heavy story elements and the wonderful worlds. But the simulation genre has also been one that has stuck with me for a long time! There is something strangely satisfying about the genre … especially considering that menial tasks often play a big part of the games in this genre.

What is your favorite music genre?

I absolutely adore 80s pop music, if I put music on then the chances are it will be something from my 80s playlist. I like the odd modern pop song here and there, and some alternative, but for the most part I’m not overly keen on modern day music.

What games do you play when you want to relax?

I have to admit, I can’t think of a single title. I think for me gaming as a whole is a relaxing hobby, regardless of what it is that I am playing. Actually, I take that back – I probably wouldn’t put Until Dawn or any of my other horror games to relax!

What are your favorite hobbies?

Gaming is of course the obvious answer here, but that’s not the only thing I get up to. I love to bake, you haven’t lived until you’ve tried my banana bread. Reading is also something I absolutely love, and I have recently started getting into manga. And then there’s sketching (sometimes I post my sketches on my twitter) – a bit of a lost hobby for me which I have recently taken up again!

What shows or movies are you watching right now?

First and foremost is The Crown on Netflix. Haven’t seen it yet? GET ON IT. And I’m also loving the fact that Studio Ghibli films have finally made their way to Netflix.

What is your favorite video game and/or TV series?

This is such a dangerous question. I could literally go on for ages trying to debate this! If I don’t think about it too much, the first thing that starts floating around my head is The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild. It may not be the perfect game, but I get too lost in everything amazing about it to notice that. Even after all the time I have put into it, there are still plenty of new places for me to thoroughly explore and secrets for me to discover. In fact, maybe I should have given BOTW an honourable mention in the earlier question regarding which games I play to relax. A gentle piano soundtrack accompanying me across a hauntingly beautiful landscape with stunning visuals… Perfect.

What helps you feel calm?

Self-care is very important, and I believe I have perfected an art here! Hot bubble bath, hot chocolate (the sweeter the better – I’m thinking …white chocolate and strawberry), sweet treats (homemade preferably – feels more satisfying), a mellow playlist to listen to, and PJs/blankets/woolly cardies. Oh yes, I am absolutely a 90 year old man in a 20-something year old’s body.

My Nominations
  1. Anna from The Reel Anna
  2. Rachel and Kris from Double Jump
  3. Stephen from Honest Gamer
  4. The Elder Blogs
  5. Jett from In Third Person
  6. Adventure Rules
  7. Kim from Later Levels

My Questions
  1. What is you favourite video game franchise?
  2. What was the last video game to really tug at your heartstrings?
  3. Is there a hobby you wish you could get into?
  4. Would you say you are more introvert or extrovert?
  5. What’s your guilty gaming pleasure?
  6. If you had all the resources and manpower you could possibly need at your disposal to make your own video game, what genre would it be?
  7. Do you have any surprising/useless talents?


A guy who loves games more than he should, and decided that writing about them might be a good idea.

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