Da I was always wary of getting into Animal Crossing, because I knew just how hard I would fall into it. I know what I’m like and I knew Animal Crossing would become all consuming for weeks or months after picking it up. Which is exactly how it turned out when it came out back in March. Now though, just four months removed, the burning hot intensity with which I played that game is been reduced to ash, scattered to the wind.
I’m not entirely sure why I have such a reverence for Remedy Entertainment. I don’t have any strong nostalgic connection to Max Payne, Quantum Break was a big old mess and I feel like I probably enjoyed Alan Wake a lot more than most people did. It’s difficult to argue with the fact, though, that Control is probably the best video game to come out of the studio thus far.
Twitch is the biggest broadcasting format on the internet right now, specifically, but not exclusively, when it comes to video game content. Once upon a time, Youtube was the haven for video game focused content creators. But, by their own hand, that’s not really the case any longer.
As much as I continue to watch and enjoy content on Youtube, many creators I enjoyed have started to split their attention between it and Twitch, some making a more permanent move there that I don’t feel like I can’t follow.