June 2016 archive

Why I Don’t Like Taking In-Game Screenshots

As a blogger, I feel like I should be sharing what I’m doing in-game, and I think pictures are the best way to show my characters and what I’m working on.

I hate taking screenshots. I hate stopping in the middle of gameplay to take a picture or get the perfect angle. When I play video games, I get “into the zone,” and stopping to take a screenshot is not something that ever comes across my mind. I think it’s disruptive and removes immersion from what I’m doing.

However, without a picture or screenshot, I cannot “prove” that I’m actually doing what I’m saying I’m doing, and then I don’t feel like writing a blog post at all. I prefer writing over posting a bunch of pictures and even video. I hate clicking on links about news stories, expecting to read an article, and then getting a video pushed at me to watch. I don’t have the time or patience to watch videos, and it’s extremely annoying because I already gave them a hit on their website expecting an article.

Anyway, I would like to work on my blog, but I hate the feeling of wanting to include pictures, because I just don’t like taking in-game screenshots. Maybe I should just suck it up and stop being lazy about including pictures, because it does make blog posts look better, but I hate stopping to take a picture of what I’m doing in-game. I’d rather just play.

Playing Stardew Valley

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A few weeks ago, I picked up the farming simulator and country-life RPG, Stardew Valley, after seeing and considering its popularity on Steam and Twitch. I had never played Farmville, Harvest Moon, or anything like that, but I decided to give it a try. I had hardly been logging into SWTOR (weeks, even months of not playing that), and I had completed a play through of Pokemon Red on my Nintendo 3DSXL. I wanted something else to play that wouldn’t frustrate me too much about learning how to play. After receiving Fallout 4 and simply not getting into it, I didn’t want to buy anything similarly priced and be disappointed, so Stardew Valley at $14.99 on Steam seemed like the perfect “casual” game to play.

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