About a month ago I wrote a blog post about how in my time with both the Alpha and Beta versions of the game, Destiny had been an anxiety-free experience. It’s effortless design coupled with positive world building and passive multiplayer allowed me to simply play and enjoy a video game on a level that I haven’t felt in quite some time. This was a powerful revelation for me and judging from how many notes it received, I realized I’m not alone in this.
Thanks for tuning in, I seriously appreciate it. It’s been a combination of a few things. I simply haven’t had the energy lately to want to fire up the stream and try to entertain people. I also just haven’t been in the mood to really play video games. I picked up The Last of Us Remastered this past week, played it for about 30 minutes and said, “That’s enough video games for me.” This tends to come and go and is usually tied to whatever stress or anxiety I’m experiencing at the time.
There’s also the matter of using Twitch as a platform that I don’t really find enjoyable. Having been on the inside for years all I can really see is its flaws, and boy are there a lot of them. I’ve been thinking about just cutting out the middle man and producing the series straight to YouTube. At least then when things go wrong (as they usually did during the presentations) I could just use a different take.
Thanks again for the support. I really want to keep doing it so I think I’ll find a way to do it on my terms. I recently picked up a number of games for the series (Not pictured: Tron 2.0!) and I’d like to make the transition to actual hardware ASAP.
Destiny is Halo meets Phantasy Star Online and there is no way that can possibly be a bad thing. After feeling initially indifferent about Bungie’s next-generation shooter, I found myself completely sucked in by both the Alpha and recently closed Beta tests of the upcoming title. However, I’ve found that it’s a difficult game to explain to those who either haven’t played it themselves, or don’t quite understand the hype surrounding it.
I feel the problem is that Destiny is a game of intangibles. Its execution is effortless in a way that most other developers can only dream of achieving, to the point where you begin to question what sort of moon wizardry its pulling over your eyes to convince you of its elegance. It’s ultimately a game that simply wants you to play and experience it and it does just about everything it can to get out of your way and that’s really incredible when you start to break it down.
That said, here are some of my core thoughts surrounding Destiny and why I’m so convinced it’s going to take over my life come September.
True, but I get at most a question every week or two so I don’t really fear an avalanche anytime soon ;)
Outside from when I used to play sports and skateboarding, I’ve never really been into exercise. I do yoga for my back pain but even with that I’ve fallen off the wagon. However, I plan on making some changes soon as in the past year I’ve put on weight for the first time since high school. About a year ago I was really depressed and unmotivated primarily due to my work life, but now that I’ve fixed all that I’m feeling a lot better and motivated across the board.
I’ve been thinking about putting together a video series logging my process with DDP Yoga. I think that if I were beholden to a regular content schedule I’d feel forced to keep going ;)