Q & A With Simpleek — The Bipolar Gamer

Today’s post is a reshare of my collaboration with The Bipolar Gamer where we both answered 5 questions about video games! Learn how we got into gaming, what game made us cry, and so much more! And after you’re done reading this, be sure to check out more from The Bipolar Gamer. Not only does he talk about video games, but he also discusses how he manages his Bipolar 2 Disorder and mental health. His posts are personal, insightful, and great to read. Don’t forget to give him a follow!

I recently had the pleasure of doing a collaboration with Simpleek. She’s also an avid gamer with a knack for writing as she creates very compelling content for her readers. I highly encourage you to check her out. What’s your favorite game of all time? TBG: Without a doubt, The Last of Us and The […]

Q & A With Simpleek — The Bipolar Gamer

Attacking The Backlog: Playing One Video Game A Month Challenge

I enjoy playing video games, really, I do. It has been hard to get motivated to play when you either don’t have enough time or you feel like doing other things. We all know backlogs are the bane of every gamer’s existence. We simply don’t know how to lessen the backlog of games waiting for their turn in the spotlight to be played, or waiting to be finished in general.

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The Three Symptoms of a Gamer

As I slowly got into gaming, I started exhibiting what I call the symptoms of a gamer. My gamer friends have warned me that I will, and sure enough I have. Here’s the three I have experienced. Maybe there are others I haven’t experienced or I’m missing, but these three stick out in my mind the most.

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Just one more mission!

For anyone who follows my blog or comes back to it from time to time, this will be my last post before I go on my mini-Thanksgiving hiatus. I will be back to the daily grind of blogging new and interesting things next week. I definitely appreciate anyone who has taken the time to comment on my entries or like them! Makes me really happy. I’m also happy to return the favor to other fellow bloggers. Anyway, on to the post!

I was texting my friend today like we always do and the subject of video games came up. His current gaming obsession is Modern Warfare 3. I asked him if he finished the game already. His text response was, “Oh, I finished the single player mode of the game in 5 hours. I’m just doing the online multiplayer now.”

I was thinking, “What? Five hours? How the heck does anyone manage to finish a game in five hours?” I really don’t know how long of a game MW3 is and if it can be beaten within that time, but I am always amazed when my friends tell me they have gone through their mountain of newly bought games within a short span of time. Beating a game within a week or less is pretty impressive to me. I know I take at least a month or two to finish an entire game, and that’s sticking to a game I am currently obsessed with.

I guess to become a hardcore gamer you must be willing to lose sleep over a game and be living and breathing the game every single day of your life until you reach the very end.

I know I’m not a hardcore gamer, but I do love playing video games. I am currently obsessed with playing Dragon Age Origins for the Xbox 360 as I have mentioned in a previous post before. I do have the gamer itch to want to play DAO for several hours straight, but I refuse to lose too much sleep over it. I also find my biggest obstacle with finishing most of the games I have (usually comprising of either starting a game but not finishing it or not starting it at all) is time.

I find time to be the biggest enemy for me. Is that ever a problem for anyone else? I always wonder how the hardcore gamers like my friends find the time to do anything. Most of us are in our mid to late 20s with lives outside of games like going to school or having regular jobs to support ourselves. At the end of the day I have so many other things to take care of I’m lucky if I find time to play at least an hour or two of my game.

Some may argue the weekend is the best time for games. This may be true, but I find I’m almost always on the go during the weekends too. It has become quite rare for me to be able to stay home and game. When I do stay home something always comes up to keep me from my precious game time.

I wonder how it is for everyone else? If you are gamer, how do you manage to devour a game and be on to the next? I definitely would like to be enlightened on that.

I am a one console kind of…oh wait

I wasn’t always a gamer. I have friends who have been gaming since coming out of the womb if that is even possible. My friends are hardcore gamers and they can talk about classic games from the good ‘ol days when we were growing up. Their eyes take on that far away look, you know that look they get when they have gone somewhere else and it takes some time to bring them back, as they reminisce about their first time playing Pac-Man or Mario with an overflow of childhood nostalgia.

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