After a lifetime of playing video games without injury (unless you count the emotional trauma I suffered during TLOU’s opening), I finally gave myself Gamer’s Thumb, also known as De Quervain’s tendinosis. Unfortunately, this means I’m taking a very serious break from games for the next few weeks, but I also want to use this experience to warn other gamers of how easy it is to take things too far.
If you’ve read my blog before, you know I’m a huge fan of choice-based games. When I heard Netflix’s Black Mirror came out with an interactive episode, I was intrigued. However, as I completed all five endings, I began to feel like this piece of content wasn’t made for me.
Happy Saturday! Now I’m sure you’ve all already gotten your fill of Spiderman and Red Dead talk over the past couple of months, but hey! A girl’s gotta work her 9-5 and can’t exactly binge games during the work week. However, I think there’s still some stuff worth talking about in these games, especially after the hype has died down.
I went to PAX West for the first time this past weekend and had a beyond great time. My boyfriend was invited to speak on a panel about his unique job in games (more on that below) and I got to tag along and see what PAX West had to offer.
While this title has been out since early May, it took me two whole months to finally get a chance to try it out. An experience that sits somewhere between Guitar Hero, playing actual drums, and good ol’ Star Wars sfx, it didn’t disappoint.