Games Of My Life And What They Taught Me

This post is a nostalgia trip down memory lane, looking back at games I played and thinking of what they probably taught me.

Tetris

Tetris was the first video game I ever played. It came in some sort of handheld device which ran on batteries that seemed to run out every week. Before you ask, it wasn’t a Gameboy (I never had one of those); it was literally a device with a tiny little screen in which you could play Tetris and Tetris alone.

Tetris Pieces
The version I played was in shades of gray; none of this colorful stuff!

Me and my brother played it obsessively. Since we only had one device, we took turns. I would always misplace the “Z” shaped pieces in the early game and that would always come back to bite me in the ass. So I guess that’s the first lesson I learned from gaming, as early as age five: planning ahead is always better than winging it (even if winging it is more fun). Continue reading “Games Of My Life And What They Taught Me”

FIFA 2017 – My Journey – Part Two

A Grand Finale for Alex Hunter

I finally got around to finish “The Journey”, FIFA 2017’s story mode where you get to play as Alex Hunter, a young football player from London, trying to leave his mark on the Premier League.

This is the second part of the story. We pick up from where we left on part 1, straight after knocking out Tottenham from the FA Cup quarter finals. Continue reading “FIFA 2017 – My Journey – Part Two”

FIFA 2017 – My Journey – Part One

Living the dream as Alex Hunter

I bought FIFA2017 last weekend and got started on The Journey, the game’s new story mode that allows you to progress – on an off the pitch -as Alex Hunter, a rising star in the Premier League.

I am writing this post as a two-part article. This is the first part, which details my game progress up until the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. I’ll post the second-part once I’ve finished the game. As mentioned above, the mode is designed as a story, so there will be spoilers below.

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Dr. Tilting or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Game

I’ve been thinking a lot about tilting. It’s an odd thing to think about but, the more I play games the more I feel a need to rationalise it.

This post is both an exercise for myself as much as it is advice for others who might find themselves tilting while playing games they love. Continue reading “Dr. Tilting or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Game”