Update: All Aboard the Hype Train!

This week, gamers have been teased with quite a few gaming related hints and rumours this pass week from Assassin’s Creed, ‘This is Sparta’ teaser to the 24 hour long stream by Bethesda for Fallout 76. With a week to go, I imagine that there are going to be more teasers and trailers in the week to come.

But what about E3? The cynical side of me always wants to write it off as event that’s purely about hyping gamers to preorder the latest game. On the other hand, my more optimistic side, believes as long as you take a critical eye to these showcases, they can be quite entertaining. After E3 has finished, I’ll probably write a post about what I thought was interesting from the event. Still, these next couple of weeks should have some interesting gaming news!

What have I been reading?

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Image source: Goodreads.

I’ve pretty lazy when it comes to reading books this week. I’m about half way through Age of Swords, the second book in The Legends of the First Empire. So far, I’m really enjoying it and its doing a great job of building on the first book. I have to confess that I went on the Sword and Laser book club on Goodreads and I’ve now added another three books to my to-read pile: Circe by Madeline Miller,  Night’s Master by Tanith lee and The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang; so expect to see these books poping up in the blog some time soon! In the meantime, I really need to avoid that book club page…

 

What have I been playing?

As you guys have probably guessed, I played more Elder Scrolls Online, mainly crafting, dungeon runs and loitering in Grahtwood. It turns out crafting is a great way to earn money, yes I’m slow on the uptake. I do have to say that queuing for dungeon finder in ESO takes an incredibly long time, especially if you accidentally click the decline button once it finds you a group. Not that I’ve done that this week.

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Moving on, I actually played some more Assassin’s Creed III! And boy is this game tedious. I’ve just completed Memory Sequence 8, which I’m sure was supposed to be tense and dramatic but I found it a really hard slog. I had hoped that once I got past the point I had reached when I previously played the game, Memory Sequence 4, that I would become invested in the game. That’s not the case. I’ll be honest, I think once I complete AC3, I probably won’t ever play it again.

There has been a game I’ve been playing recently which I am loving Ni No Kuni 2, which is winning me over quite quickly. It seems that the more you progress in that game, the more content that is introduced to you. I now have the usual JRPG party combat, collecting higgledies, army skirmishes and kingdom management, I’m only on chapter 4. We may only be half way through 2018, but I have to say I may have found a serious contender for my game of the year.

 

What’s going on with the blog?

With the start of the 30 Day Video Game Challenge 2018, there were quite a few posts on this blog last week. In case you missed any posts:

This week, expect even more posts including:

  • 30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 4. Game You’d Show Aliens To Explain Humankind.
  • 30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 5. Favourite Retro Game.
  • 30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 6. Game With Graphics/ Art That Still Mesmerises You.
  • 30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 7. A Game That Needs to Be Rebooted/Remastered.
  • 30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 8. You’re Earliest Gaming Memory.
  • 30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 9. Favourite Handheld/ Mobile Game.
  • 30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 10. Game That Made You Pee Your Pixel Pants.

I’m also going to put up a post about what I would like to see at the E3 conferences and a First Impressions post. These will be going up on Wednesday and Friday respectively. I’ve been having having trouble with my current schedule of Mondays, Tuesdays and Thurtsdays for posting, so I’m trying out Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays instead. Hopefully, this will bring some consistency and stability to this blog.

And that was my week! What have you guys been up to? Let me know in the comments and I’ll talk to you soon!

 

 

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