You've probably heard Travis and Jake mention me a few times in the podcast. Well, they graciously invited me to write some blog posts for the shiny new website and I'm happy to oblige.
So where do I fall in the Jake-Travis spectrum of gamers? If Jake is the new, shiny, early-access gamer, and Trav the frugal retro gamer, then I fall somewhere in the middle. I mostly enjoy playing newer games, but I'm also pretty frugal, and rarely pay full price for a game. I also enjoy the occasional retro game, and have a small collection of old consoles (that is laughably tiny compared to Travis's collection - but that's the only thing that's laughably tiny compared to Travis). That probably makes me pretty average among 30+ year old gamers.
As far as genres go, I always enjoy a good horror game (and some bad ones), and am really big into open world RPGs. Playing Resident Evil on the PS1 is one of my fondest gaming memories, and I have spent ungodly amounts of time playing everything that has come out of Bethesda since Morrowind. I've also really fallen for the Telltale-style game ever since Walking Dead Season 1, and I loved the turn-based tactics of XCOM so much I played Enemy Unknown and Enemy Within (which are basically the same game, if you didn't know). I actually wish Firaxis-style games were a thing in the same way Telltale-style games are a thing. I would love a turn-based tactical Gears of War, for example.
So what am I playing currently? Games I've recently beaten include Fallout 4 and Condemned 2. I'll probably go back to Fallout when some DLC comes out, but I've completed the story, so I'm considering it "done".
Games on my backlog:
Dragon Age Inquisition - This game had to take a back seat when Fallout came out, but now I look forward to getting back into it.
SOMA - picked this up in the Steam sale. Currently a couple hours in, and I'm loving it.
Gears of War Ultimate
My long play:
Hopefully that gives you an idea of where I'm coming from so you have some context for future blog posts. My goal for this blog is to post about once a week, and I want it to be a bit interactive. Tweet your questions and comments to @HokieBriz, and I'll try to incorporate them into the next post.