Thursday, April 19, 2018

Deanna Plays: Ready Player One Made Me Play Video Games Again

Deanna Plays is a monthly feature on this blog where every third Thursday of the month I talk about something related to video games. Sometimes these are reviews of the games themselves, sometimes it's a list of books to read if you play X, and anything in between!

I've definitely talked about this before on the blog, but I don't think I talked about it on this feature before. So if you are new and want to know about my relationship with videogames this is a good post to read.

I spent my formative years playing a lot of Spyro on the original PlayStation, but somewhere along the way I stopped playing videogames. In college my boyfriend tried to get me to play Skyrim, but I felt like it was just too much. I really felt like it was listening to Wil Wheaton (aka Wesley fucking Crusher) read RPO to me that really made me dive back into gaming.

It's such a time suck, but since I am a pretend adult with no responsibilities, I enjoy wasting so much time playing games. My boyfriend and I are actually looking for a game to play together because we spend a lot of time playing  games separately. We love games but it would be nice to  play them together.

Listening to RPO and hearing about the Oasis just made me want to experience what that was.  I don't think I play a game quite like the Oasis, but it would be so amazing  to experience something like it. The closest thing I have come to it is Elder Scrolls Online and I barely interact with other gamers!

 Are you a gamer? What made you start gaming?

Happy Reads Everyone!