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Get ready for the most self-indulgent birthday ever...

Looking Backward: Year in Review

Well, we made it to one year and so here’s a brief retrospective of said year on VVG. I’d like to start off by saying a big fuck you to the people who said I’d never make it to a year with this blog. No one ever actually said that, but fuck all of you anyway! I’m only joking, of course – what I really meant was a massive thank you. Thank you to the many people who have read even a snippet of a post in the last 12 months – I have truly enjoyed writing and recording every word throughout, but especially the words “fuck you” just now.

It’s weird because I’m really not typically one for occasions. I don’t do birthday blowouts or any other celebration really “properly”, so a celebration like this is extreme by my standards – at some point I may just collapse and call this whole retrospective thing off. It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to! Continue reading

A revised approach to videogame coverage

This blog is going to change. Up until now, inbetween my unreadable essays and moments of satire I’ve bulked out the blog with so-called reviews. I even went back and retroactively renamed my “impressions” posts to “mini-review” posts, in the hopes of attracting more views. Why? Because nobody searches for “*random game* impressions” except weirdos! The norms are all out there searching for reviews. Norms out there are looking for a definitive statement about a videogame and not some vague wishy-washy impressions that you just made up on the fly. Those have no official status! Reviews have the power and authority to give life and taketh away – just look at Metacritic, GameRankings and Rotten Tomatoes. Perhaps I’m overstating the importance of the review here. But there’s a whole, massive, traditional branch of the gaming media devoted to it. And news, reviews, previews, impressions, are all essential fruits that grow on this particular branch of videogame coverage.

Fight the power

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