I'm legally blind, the result of a condition called retinopathy that is causing the blood vessels in my retina to, well, explode.
If you're the gamer in your friend group or family, you often get asked about the various games you play, be they video games, tabletop RPGs, board games -- I have lost track of the amount of times I've been asked to explain Catan to people -- and you're put in the position of serving as a sort of unofficial ambassador for the hobbies you participate in and enjoy.
I think we all experience at least a touch of overload every December.
I mean, straight up, transmog has made me love so, so many games — from World of Warcraft to Assassin's Creed Odyssey I enjoy playing dress up with my little POV character almost as much as getting a compelling story or satisfying gameplay loops.
It's often tempting to forget that MMOs are full of other people.
As I've gotten older -- seriously, so old, ice forms on my north side -- I simply have a hard time devoting the same kind of time to a video game as I used to.
Okay, so maybe I'm weird, but I'm at the point where playing video games has replaced watching TV for the most part.
So right now I'm playing World of Warcraft on a reduced (but still daily) basis, mostly just on my one main, a Night Elf Warrior.
There's a lot of talk lately about what constitutes a real gamer, what games should count as real games, and so forth — and frankly it's always just exhausted me.
Sometimes, our favorite game company releases a game in a genre they've never explored before.