Published on January 13th, 2013 | by Nidde


Journal #003

January 13th, 2013

Wow, I can’t remember the last time I has so much fun playing video games. For a long time I’ve played games from start to finish to experience the games and complete them according to some sort of checklist. Even though my last AAA-title, Borderlands 2, was played whenever I wanted to sit down an be entertained by a game for a little while, it still was mentally marked as something that had to be done, like a chore.

That’s not the way games are supposed to be. They’re supposed to be pieces of entertainment and art that you’re enjoying. Even if it’s a brain-dead disconnect, where you’re just dropping blocks to fill the screen and your subconscious is doing the playing, or you push your adrenaline through an action-filled sequence or terror filled nightmare. What you’re doing is entertaining yourself or appreciating a piece of art. Hopefully both at the same time.

This is a notion that I now find I have lost to some degree. Playing and completing games became more monotonous than it should be.

These last two weeks I’ve played games. Not because I feel I need to finish them, or that I have to experience them because they’re highly rated. I played them because I wanted to. I played games because they gave me joy. I played them because I had a great time playing them.

We’re two weeks in, and this project has already rekindled my passions for playing video games.

Happy, joyous, gaming!

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For 500 days, from January 1st, 2013, until May 16th, 2014, Nidde will set aside all AAA-titles and only play indie games to find out if the indie scene can replace the big budget landscape.

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