Monthly Summary: July 2020

July has been quiet on the gaming front due to my lack of enthusiasm for gaming. I’ve been so excited to play Collar X Malice for months so I put off starting anything heavy until my copy arrived. Unfortunately, my copy ended up arriving a week late so I feel like I’ve wasted a lot of time just sitting in limbo. However, we’re back on track and there’s actually a lot of games I’m looking forward to playing after my recent dip.

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The Steam Games Festival: Summer Edition

During June, Steam featured a selection of free demos for upcoming games as part of The Steam Games Festival: Summer Edition which ran alongside the Steam Summer Sale. During this time, myself and WesleyWhale decided to try out a handful of games to write about, however, this handful quickly became two handfuls and before long, it turned into a list as long as my arm. In the  end, we settled on a list of 12 games to try (all displayed in the header) consisting of a variety of styles and genres. After playing through each of the demos, we wrote all about our experiences in this post with a couple of screenshots to accompany our reviews. So, let’s get started!

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Monthly Summary: June 2020

As if half of 2020 has passed already! Although I can’t wait for this year to be over, I often wonder what I’ve done with all this time. Maybe I should’ve used my lockdown time wisely…

Since my New Year Goals have had to be written off with my Japan trip being cancelled and house-hunting put on the shelf for the time being, my focuses have switched. Since I’ve physically not been able to do what I wanted to, I’ve fallen to my backlog in the hopes of completing as many games as I can during this write-off of a year. I’m aiming for 60 (although I’ll settle with 50) and I’ve just reached the halfway mark at 30 games so far!

With that in mind, let’s take a look at the past month (I’ve switched up the layout of this a little):

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Have You Ever? The Gaming Edition

Over the past few weeks, I’ve seen a new trend of fellow writers take on the recent “Have You Ever? The Gaming Edition” tag. I’ve read a fair few of these posts, including answers from Pix at Shoot the Rookie, Krista at LeeksPlays, and the tag creator herself – Michelle at A Geek Girl’s Guide. I thought it would be fun to answer these questions myself, but this time I also brought WesleyWhale along with me to spark up some conversation. So, let’s get started!

“Have you ever…”

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Monthly Summary: May 2020

It’s all been very odd with the lockdown still in full force, but with businesses planning to open up again next month, it’s looking like things are moving forward in the UK, but I guess nobody really knows how it’s going to pan out. Meanwhile, from the shelter of my home (that I’ve only left 3 times to go on 3 short walks in the past 11 weeks), I’ve been putting a lot of hours into a variety of games – although I seem to really be enjoying visual novels this month. I’ve also noticed a trend in my gaming patterns that show I’m actually playing games that I’ve bought recently rather than letting them all gather virtual dust in my backlog!

So let’s take a look back at everything I’ve been up to during May:

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Top 10 Anime OP/ED Songs #AniMay 2020

It’s not uncommon for anime to have memorable theme songs. These themes can either be written with a certain series in mind, sometimes with contributions from the voice cast, or it could even be an existing song that fits the desired style pretty well already. Either way, there can be some real gems found here, all written using a vast range of musical styles.

I’ve been wanting to share some of my favourite anime songs for a while now, so what better time to do so than during #AniMay! I’ve made a list of 10 anime OPs and/or EDs that I would consider to be my all time favourite anime songs (only one song per anime).

So what will come out on top? Let’s find out!

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#AniMay 2020

Last year I posted my first #AniMay post talking about the last 11 anime I watched. Since I enjoyed a break from writing about gaming, I thought I’d revisit the topic again this year. I haven’t watched as much anime over the past 12 months as I did the year before, and I’ve actually only just seen enough to feature in this post – but unfortunately, I don’t feel like this list is as strong as last year’s. This is mainly due to the fact that me and my boyfriend have had a preference to watch films instead, therefore limiting our anime time.

If you’d like to take a look at my #AniMay 2019 post, follow the link here!

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Monthly Summary: April 2020

This last month has been a very strange time for us all. I know a lot of people are finding the lockdown incredibly difficult, which is totally understandable, but I’m left feeling a little guilty for somewhat enjoying hiding myself away from the world. There’s no doubt I’m a complete shut in – I’ve only left the house on one occasion in the past 7 weeks and I’m not even beginning to feel stir crazy. Unfortunately, my boyfriend had to go back to work as an essential worker, so I’ve been hiding out in my family home for the past 4 weeks without seeing him (which has definitely been the worst part), however, we have been spending a lot more time gaming online together than usual.

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Real Neat Blog Award

I was recently nominated by Kelly at Why We Play Games for the Real Neat Blog Award. Thank you for the nomination! Kelly left 7 questions for her nominees to answer and you can read my answers below. Go check out her blog if you haven’t already!

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5 Games That Have Had The Biggest Impact On My Life

I was recently nominated by Megan, A Geeky Gal, to participate in another blogging tag – 5 Games That Have Had The Biggest Impact On My Life! In this post, I will talk about the games that have been the most significant in my life thus far. I wrote a post recently on the Twitter trend “Games To Get To Know Me” in which I picked up on this topic already, so this time around I’ll be talking more about how the game has impacted me personally rather than talking about the actual games themselves. You can take a look at my “Games To Get To Know Me” post here if you’d like to hear more about the games in question.

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