Gaming While Working

So, if you listen to my last few episodes of The BladedTech Show, you’ll know that I recently started my first job.

However, playing video games seems to be a task now than something I just do. I have to be more careful in picking what games I play due to the time and money it takes to play the game. Also, I like completely different games now than I did before I worked. A prime example is that I used to love long story-driven games, but, now, I just want a cool game I can experience in chunks and be satisfied with.

Oh? And about the time? That’s become a real hassle too. I find myself drifting more and more towards my PC, even though it barely plays today’s hits because it’s just…easier. I know that my sound as if I’m lazy, but most of the time, I’m sitting at my computer already when I have free time and is less of a hassle in general. I mean, I love the games on my Xbox One, but I feel like it takes too long to actually getting to the games I like.

Oh, and another thing, sales are a big factor on what games I play. In fact, this past Friday, I picked up Goat Simulator (with GoatZ), Polarity, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings – Enhanced Edition, The Witcher Enhanced Edition and Homefront. Why? Well, because I could purchase the aforementioned titles at a discount that I already had some interest in playing. Xbox and PlayStation may claim they have great sales, but when I can buy all those games for about $19, those sales fall flat in comparison.

So, this time, I want to hear from you guys on what you do to make time for games and what you do to save up for big releases such as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Until next time, you can check out some articles from the other fine folks at Proven Gamer as well as podcasts like Trophy Whores, Press X To Win, and my podcast, The BladedTech Show.

See you soon, but first, I’ll be at work.

By Austin Belzer

I've been playing video games for about 10 years now. I've seen the good, the bad, and the downright ugly. Over these 10 or so years, I've also seen video games fundamentally change what they are.

Then, about 4 or 5 years ago, I get in my head that I want to put these opinions and critiques out onto the Internet. Over this time, I've went from pure click bait articles to more thought-out pieces of writing. These past 5 or so years have also given me quite a bit of insight into what the reasoning is in a certain move by a company.

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