They keep coming! Real Neat Blogger Award

It seems this week this chain awards have taken the (mostly empty) streets and are running around wild.

Thank you very much to Solarayo, from Ace Asunder, who nominated me (and every other Blapril participant).

Award ribbon

The rules are similar to other awards:

  • Display the award logo
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their site
  • Answer the questions of the one who nominated you
  • Nominate 7 – 10 bloggers
  • Ask them 7 questions

Let’s begin with the questions:

1.- Do you ever listen to video game soundtracks outside of gaming sessions? If so, which ones?

I’ve listened to soundtracks a few times, but you could probably count them with your fingers, as background music while working. This is something that started recently, this year. From the top of my head I’ve done this with Elder Scrolls Online and Final Fantasy XIV. And sometimes, when I go to bed, I play some Battle Bards chapter, with Syp, Steff, and Syl.

2.- What’s a game that you loved growing up, but find it harder to enjoy now whether due to a change in tastes or now outdated mechanics and graphics?

In general, I would say early (and not so early) 3D games tend to age worse than 2D games. For me, there are a lot of games that suffer from this, but I will go with Grand Theft Auto 3. I remember playing it daily when it was “the thing”. A couple of years ago, I got a discounted GTA pack on Steam and when I launched the game, keyboard controls were really clunky. On top of that, I could not get a controller to work with it. So I uninstalled it before finishing the tutorial mission.

3.- Which game console do you feel has the greatest library of titles to choose from?

That’s a tricky one question for me. As a child, I grew up with computers (Spectrum first and PC later), and I bought myself my first console when I was already an adult. PC is my main gaming device. I’ve played SNES, Gameboy, and Playstation with friends, but not a lot. My biggest console game library is for the Switch, followed by the 2DS, but this second one has a trick, I include my girlfriend’s DS collection on it.

4.- Name a video game character that has made a positive impact in your life?

There are a lot of them, but I will go with Guybrush Threepwood. I remember fondly the graphical adventure era. Full summers playing adventures with a close friend, discovering puzzles step by step, before the Internet was available. And from that era, I remember Monkey Island 1 and 2 especially.

5.- If you could sit down to a conversation with any fictional character(book, movie, or game) who would it be and where would this conversation occur?

Maybe Commander Shepard from Mass Effect? (S)he spends three full games dealing with the biggest dangers you can imagine, fighting politics with other humans and aliens, and at the end of the third game, has to make probably the hardest decision that you could make, facing some godlike power and responsibility, and at that point (s)he is alone.

6.- If you could travel to any video game location for a hard-earned vacation, where would you go?

Right now, I would go to my Animal Crossing island. Fresh air, without deadlines on payments, no COVID, friends living around…

7.-Quarantine Question: What’s your go-to movie or tv show?

I don’t exactly have a go-to show, but we are currently watching Carnival Row, as we finished Season 1 of Ozark. We are basically using these days to make a dent on our streaming backlog.

As Solarayo already tagged everybody in the Blaugust list, I’m not going to tag anybody, but I will contribute a few questions, so if some other blogger wants to answer them, consider yourself tagged.

1.- What is the first game you remember yourself playing?

2.- What is your go-to party game when you gather with other people?

3.- What kind of game/book/movie would you like to create?

4.- If you could time travel, what moment in history would you like to visit? And would you stay indefinitely?

5.- If you could meet a famous person (past or present) who would you like to meet? What would you ask (or tell) him/her?

6.- Controller or keyboard/mouse? Why?

7.- Assuming you have the money, time and chance… where in the world would you go for your next holidays?


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