I’m not a “gamer”, but I’ve been playing video games since… well… since we got one of those pong things that hooks up to a TV. Then it was on my Commodore 64, then some PC gaming. I had a PS2 for awhile, and a Gameboy. But yea, the games I play are pretty much PC based.
One of my favorites early on was Racing Destruction Set on the C64. They’ve got this new C64 out, and if I could get that game, I would get one. On PC I’ve enjoyed the Batman Arkham games, the newer iterations of the Tomb Raider stuff. These days, 90+ per cent of what I play is Minecraft, with a bit of Running with Rifles tossed in here and there. I may dive into others again at some point, I still have to finish Arkham Knight, for example. We’ll see.
Most of what I post here about games will likely be Minecraft related. I started playing back around, or even before version 1.08. At first I played on a table, back when the entire world was a 64×64 block. Then I moved to the java version on PC. I would start up a game, do some mining, a bit of building, explore the world a bit. Often I would bounce between creative and survival mode. then I would get bored and walk away for months before returning to play again.
Then, 2020 hit. Around March I cranked up the game again. But for some reason, this time, I started watching some Minecraft content on YouTube. I built a castle based on a tutorial from Jeracraft. It was after watching this I decided I wanted to start a world that was strictly survival and just keep going.
I named my world Infinite Realities after the setting that the original Pickled Boar was to be part of, and just started building. I was on version 1.15 when I started. And until 1.16 and the Nether Update came out, I had never actually been to the Nether. I fought the dragon for the first time on New Years Day of 2021.
I’m not going dwell on what was going on in 2020, but Minecraft was helped me mentally get through it. It was a creative outlet, an escape. It led to me finding a number of great people through online communities on first YouTube, then Discord and then Twitch.
While I have been returning my attention to other hobbies that were put on a bit of a hold during the worst of things, Minecraft is still something I enjoy playing, as much now as I ever have, and I’m looking forward to posting updates about what I’m building in Infinite Realties, as well as sharing a bit about other games I play here and there.