Game Backlog

Do you have a list of games that continues to grow on you that you still need to play and beat? I do and instead of shrinking it just keeps on getting bigger. I’m more into playing multiplayer games than grinding through story modes because I enjoy the competitiveness that multiplayer brings.

Here is a list of games that I’m slowly playing to up my gamerscore. Some of these I’ve already beaten or done everything I was going to do on them, but since I made a new account I’ve got to do them again.

  1. Witcher 3
  2. Mass Effect: Andromeda
  3. Path of Exile
  4. Star Wars: Battlefront 2
  5. Dragon Age Inquisition
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Those are five of the big one for now, but we also have Anthem and the Division 2 coming out very soon so those will be added to the list as well. So what games do you have on your backlog and how do you go about clearing that backlog? Do you choose a day of the week where that’s the only game that you play, or do you split time between games each day? Let me know in the comments section below.

Thanks as always for reading, I know this was a short post, but the majority of my time is going into working on the blog itself. Be on the lookout for big changes in the near future. Until next time…..

Goals

Since starting my blog, I haven’t really set any clear goals. I plan to rectify that today. Some of the goals I’m going to share with you are vague, some will be pretty specific. If it’s vague it’s because I don’t know exactly how I want something to be accomplished. As I figure things out I will update things.

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  1. I want to solidify my brand. 1v1 ME is the overall idea, but I want a theme and logos to match it.
  2. Organize my blog more professionally. This goes along with my first goal, but right now my blog is pretty unorganized with posts just showing up as I write them and they’re in no specific order. I plan to make a more navigatable site where everything is in its proper place so my blog appears less cluttered.
  3. I feel like I’ve been doing a good job with this one, but goal #3 is to write at least 3 blog posts a week. I would love to put specific days on that goal, but with work, family, and other hobbies that’s just almost impossible to do.
  4. I will spend at least 2 hours a week visiting my follower’s blog, commenting, reading and just going over them.
  5. I want to establish a weekly feature. I’m not sure what it will be over yet, but as this is a gaming blog, I think it will be either interviews or eSports coverage. (Let me know any ideas you may have on this).
  6. A big goal of mine is to increase my follower count by roughly 20%. I am giving myself three months to accomplish my goal. That would be 17 new followers in three months which would put me at 103 followers.

For now, those are my goals for my blog. What are some of your goals and what are you doing to accomplish them? Let me know what you think in the comments below and I will feature you in an upcoming post.

Thank you as always for reading and see you next time.

What’s the Worst?

As a gamer, what is the worst thing for you to have to deal with? It could be anything; no money for a game, you missed a special event, or maybe your dad broke your game system.

For me, the worst thing to happen is CRAP INTERNET. As an online gamer, I cannot stand to have garbage internet (something I’m currently dealing with). Nothing is more annoying for my team or me than when we’re winning a game and suddenly I’m dropped from the match.

I’m not saying I’m a particularly good gamer (I still think I am) but whenever a squad loses a teammate, that’s fewer guns in the fight against the enemy which usually spells disaster for your team.

Unfortunately, in my current living situation, I cannot do much about the internet, except sit here and complain about it. I’m definitely ready to get my own place so I can set up a glorious home network. For now, though I’ll have to deal with a good signal with occasional crashes.

So I ask again, what is the worst thing that you as a gamer deal with?

Comment below and let me know. Thanks as always for reading and I’ll see you next time.

Apex Legends

So, are you playing Apex Legends? If not, YOU SHOULD BE!

For those that don’t know what Apex Legends is, let me explain it to you real quick.

Apex Legends is a battle royale game that was announced and LAUNCHED, on 4 Feb 2019. When I say launched, I mean launched. Within 15 minutes of the game being announced by Respawn Entertainment, it went live with the full, free to play version.

For those who don’t know who Respawn Entertainment is; they are the creators of the Titanfall universe, which is also where Apex Legends takes place. It was rumored that Respawn was developing Titanfall 3, but instead, this game launched to the surprise of everyone. While Apex takes place in the Titanfall universe, you don’t get to use titans; sorry if that disappoints anyone. While you don’t get titans, the weapons in this game are the weapons from the Titanfall series so anyone who has played those will feel some familiarity there.

So what exactly is Apex Legends? In Apex Legends you choose from one of eight different legends or champions, each has their own special skills and abilities. You play in squads of three, so the priority is picking legends whos skills compliment one another.

Once you’ve picked your legends, one member of the squad is designated the jumpmaster and leads you from the ship to the ground. At any point, before you touch down, you can choose to break away from your jumpmaster and move where you please (not recommended until right before touchdown). Once you touch down, it’s like any other battle royale game; find weapons and gear and prepare to engage other squads. You still have the ring that gradually gets smaller, forcing all teams into more confined areas to get down to the champion squad.

The key to this game is getting the best armor and learning to use your legends abilities in conjunction with your squadmates. There are definitely some balancing issues that I think need to be addressed but overall, I feel that Respawn did a great job with this game.

I’m expecting big things from this game, and I hope Respawn can turn it into a Battle Royale giant. As of this writing, it is currently the most viewed game on Twitch, having knocked Fortnite from its pedestal as king. Be on the lookout for lots of content related to Apex Legends, because its the first battle royale game that I’ve really enjoyed.

What do you think of Apex Legends? Have you played it yet? If not, give it a shot and let me know what you think. If you have played it, let me know your thoughts. Thank you for reading and catch you next time.

Battle Royale Epidemic

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will have realized by now that battle royale games are here to stay. It seems like all big game developers have put out or are working on putting out their own version. So how do you feel about them?

I honestly wasn’t a big fan of the genre at the beginning. The first title to launch that hit mainstream was DayZ, which had zombies in it. Zombies aren’t my thing so I never tried it and only casually watched it when I was bored.

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PUBG launched, and I was a little more impressed. It was basically a DayZ reskin, but with no zombies. SCORE, or so I thought. I played it a little bit, but it felt really clunky when I tried it and gave up shortly thereafter. From what I’ve seen recently, it’s gotten better and they’ve added more things to keep people interested, but I have yet to revisit it.

Fortnite came out shortly after that and just exploded within the community. It’s been the top viewed game on Twitch for a long time and doesn’t seem to be slowing. I wanted to like this game, but I suck at the building aspect and I always managed to get aggravated when someone built the Empire State Building to evade me.

Since Fortnite came out, a host of other studios have launched their own attempts at Battle Royale. HiRez made one, Call of Duty has one (which I thoroughly enjoy), and now even Respawn has made a Titanfall inspired battle royale (no titans, but more on this game in a later post).

Needless to say, whether you love them or hate them, studios will continue to pump out battle royale games, because they’re popular. While most of them are similar to others with slight variations, the minute a new game drops in the genre, people are trying it out.

So what are your feelings on this genre? Do you love it or hate it, or are you somewhere in between? Let me know in the comments below and thank you as always for reading.