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When lockdown was first announced in England, I made a very concious decision to not buy anything but food. In my opinion, nothing but emergancy services should have been open. I’ll admit, my views can sometimes veer to the extreme; but as far as I was concerned, the goverment should have bought out the stock of supermarkets, and distribituted it fairly, so people didn’t even have to go shopping (but then there are other logistics in that…at least it would have stopped panic buying.) I took the pandemic very, very seriously. Continue reading
2020 looks very promising in terms of game releases. 2019 gave us some excellent games, but there weren’t many that made it into my collection, for various reasons. 2020 will be better – and by better I mean I’ll spend more money in 2020. Realistically though, I have such a huge backlog to clear I don’t really need to buy any new games but I’ve learnt by now that I have no willpower. I’m going to buy games. I’ve got a list of around 20 games I’m hoping to get my hands on this year, but seeing as I haven’t got a job, I’ve narrowed it down to 5. It wasn’t easy, but below are the 5 games I’m most excited for in 2020! Continue reading
I’ve seen so many posts and Tweets saying January lasted too long, but personally I don’t feel like I had enough January. Considering I go back to work on February 18th, I’d quite like a bit more January – as there’s still so much for me to fix in my house. In all honesty, I had plenty of time to do it while I was off, but it’s been bitterly cold and the last thing I wanted to do on a frosty day was paint my garden wall, or repaint the cold hall. Instead, I played a lot of games. Some of them only kept my interest for a few hours, but below are the five I played the most during January.
Come back, January… Continue reading
I am an influencer’s dream. I am the target market. If you show me something enough, I will want it. Also, as paranoid as I am about the Internet spying on me, I don’t really do anything to stop it; I don’t clear my cookies, I don’t really have a look at my privacy settings and I let all my apps talk to each other – so the Internet has a pretty good idea about what I will like and what I won’t like. In fact, the Internet probably knows better than I do. I’d been watching a lot of YouTube videos where people buy the first five things advertised to them on social media (another example of the Internet knowing what I’d like, with Youtube suggesting so many to me again and again), and I quite fancied giving the Internet a proper test to see how well it knew me! My problem was, I was skint, and alone in London, so I decided to let the Internet suggest things for me that were free, and that let me down the app game route. I decided to have a play of the first five games the Internet advertised to me, regardless of what I thought of the advert. I’d accept influence from general adverts, adverts in other games that give your free game currency in return for watching and, if I was struggling, from the Google Play store. I was running out of space on both my phone and iPad, so the game had to impress me to be kept, and I struggled to get good Internet in my digs, and in work, so the game also couldn’t be too heavy on the data usage, though I knew downloading five games would be a bit of a big hit anyway. Continue reading