Playing catch up

I have so many games to catch up on I’m starting to question whether I’ll ever manage to get through them all. I’m not just talking about the dozens of titles I’ve picked up in Steam sales that I know deep down I’ll never properly play, but as someone who claims to be an expert in the field there are games I really should have completed by now.  Games like Mass Effect and Dead Space, neither of which I’ve made a concerted attempt to finally complete, in spite of them being right up my gaming alley and boasting multiple sequels and add-ons that I’m keen to get through. Hell, I’m still on the first Assassin’s Creed for chrissakes!

Once more onto the bridge...

Once more onto the bridge…

In my defence I’ve had a severe attachment to Eve Online for many years (and in the last year its PS3 spin-off Dust 514), but that’s a fairly lame excuse for someone in my line of work. So from today I’m going to make a pledge to not just tinker with games until I think I’ve grasped their character, but to know them inside and out. I shall start with the aforementioned Dead Space trilogy, because with a six-week baby keeping me up most nights (though not nearly as much as she should), the sleep deprivation should add considerable flavour to the adventure.

Ishimura here I come… again.

Needs must, or better late than never

When applying for a job the other day it struck me that I didn’t have anywhere to offer examples of my efforts for prospective clients or employers. The trouble is (was) that I’ve been continuously working on gaming magazines for so long now that I’ve never really had a need to bother with a personal website. Perhaps that was a mistake given the increasingly precarious nature of the print industry and the ever-decreasing number of jobs suitable for old dinosaurs like me.

Still, they say it’s never too late to start a journal, which is something I hope this tiny corner of the internet will develop into beyond being an online CV. If nothing else, perhaps hanging out at this digital homestead will be good for my sanity. Apologies in advance if it isn’t.