Game culture has changed, it has for me at least. This past year I have found myself playing far fewer new games. It’s not that I’m spending less time gaming as a rule, rather, it’s because I’ve been investing in other services. Xbox’s Game Pass has been a great resource, giving me access to a ton of older games for a monthly fee.
The “Games as a service” approach from developers has also given games much longer lives than they would have had previously.
It’s a change that’s just getting started I feel, with the likes of Anthem, Skull and Bones, Fortnite and The Division 2 all on the horizon, it seems like every big studio wants their “living game”. Something people just play and play and they just keep supporting over time. Which, right now, suits me just fine.
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This is usually around the time of year I make the terrible life choice of beginning my Game of the Year blog gauntlet. Around two solid weeks of extensive posts listing my best and worst video games and movies of the past 12 months as I saw them. Coupled with an intensive time of year within my job in retail, it seems like a terrible idea on my part. And yet it’s something I look forward to doing every year.
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We live in a time where there are venn diagrams crossing all kinds of our interests these days. You only gave to pop into an HMV to find novelisation prequels focusing on classic Disney villains, Funko Pops based on any character under the sun and Lego doing pretty much the same thing also.
Like any self respecting 30 year old man, I enjoy a bit of Lego, and anyone who has spent any time reading my stuff also knows I am actively still a fan of Overwatch. The cross over of which has been no big secret amongst fans of either property for a while now. However certain it was to happen though, I was always a little doubtful as how Lego could really capture Overwatch in a set.
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