Let’s Play and Scream our Heads Off!

UPDATE: I added my friend Gary’s internet info. He inspired this whole operation, and I had the audacity to forget to credit him >_< Floop!

I’ve been coming back to video gaming in a huge way. I never left, mind you, but I looked at my PS4’s digital library last night, and there are 60 full-length games in there. ¡Ay, caramba! I blame the winter sales on PSN. They killed my wallet with all of their savings.

Y’know, I used to joke about my needing to go to the AA equivalent for gamers. Now I’m thinking I should go to one. Or… I should feed my current obsession by creating content based on what games I’m playing (because I’m nothing if not an attention whore). Judging by the title of this post, I think you can all guess which path I’m taking. Attention whore it is!

I’m currently trying my hand at Twitch. My friend Shaun and I started #BackseatGamer, a series only on Twitch (until Shaun decides to archive our videos onto YouTube) where one person plays and the other talks shit. Our first game was Alien Isolation. Shaun played. His wife Laura and I screamed our heads off. I’m also guest hosting on a friend’s Twitch channel, Trexlight, playing Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead. This is where I show the public just how terrible of a person I really am. According to our viewers, I am worse than terrible.

xcom ipad
Picture stolen from Gary
My next venture is to replay XCOM: Enemy Within and keep a “war journal.” The PS3 doesn’t have a Share button, and I don’t have the adequate firepower on my computer to play it, so I bought the game for the iPad and iPhone. Then I’m gonna commandeer my dad’s iPad Pro and hope he doesn’t notice.

I may or may not do the last part. I haven’t decided yet.

Trex and I were riffing ideas off of each other, and I came up with the war journal thing. He and a mutual friend, Gary, started playing XCOM. Gary for the iPad, and Trex for the PC. Actually, Trex is playing XCOM 2. That PC playing bastard. Anyway, we all like sharing our stories (and horrible failures) that occur in-game, and I thought, “Wouldn’t it be funny if I did a war journal for each character I create? I could narrate it as if we were watching a Civil War documentary!” So that’s what I’m going to do, and I’m going to chronicle my victories and failures on XCOM here. Too bad I won’t be able to make playback videos of their inevitable deaths from my iPad. Did I sound sadistic just then? Oh well.

Keep an eye out for all of my various gaming adventures. I have a lot of ideas stewing in this brain o’ mine.



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