Does anyone else ever get a little sad saying goodbye to games they love?
The big November push is almost upon us, and the year's big releases have begun to trickle out.
It's just a reality that many games today are so damn long. That means that to make room for the new, we have to say goodbye to the old. And somewhere along the line, games I've been playing for a few hours a week became small comforts that played a surprisingly important part in my routine, especially as games are my go-to for whenever I feel stressed. Whether it's the FM save I've invested hundreds of hours to, or Gwent straight up changing into a completely different game, or finally squeezing every drop of content out of Blood and Wine, having to say goodbye to games always feels slightly sad. Like something that was a part of my life has come to an end, especially with all the community interaction around many of these games' fandoms.
Well, at least there's a bright side to this: this year looks like it might be the best in gaming since 2015.
As always, we could do with more recappers. We've lost a few in past months and are looking for anyone interested to step up. On a personal level I really enjoy seeing what the community has to offer and feeling valued in turn. Leave a comment below or message us if it sounds like something you'd enjoy doing.
*- Retrofraction defends Gamestop. Sure, Gamestop deserves some of the criticism it gets but brick and mortar stores are hugely important to gaming and we'd be worse off without them. It's easy to forget how well Gamestop works given the low margins on new games and breadth of coverage, and they deserve a little love now and again.
F- I don't wanna fail this, and maybe I shouldn't. But a repost of a week old blog is a yellow-card offense in my book, asking for commissions through Steam gift cards feels sketchy, and the whole thing reads like spam even though it isn't. DiVISIVE Shinobi has made valuable contributions to the community before, so I hope to see better from him in the future.
Next week will cover 10/28 to 11/3.
Keep writing, recording, and sharing. From me, Salador, goodbye. Til next time...
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