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zine for winter/spring

for a year now, i've been recommending games and other media(most recent example here link

so, for the winter season (dec 21-mar 20) i'm basically doing a review of the stuff i want to recommend from the season, just like how magazines or websites do a year-in-review thing. since we've just started spring, i'm also doing a 'preview' of spring, whatever that means.

so this is here to see if anybody wants to contribute anything to it.

for more context, here's what i think i will be putting in:
-some select recommendations, basically the things i recommend the most. probably separated into games / music / books
-a complete list of the games / music / books i consumed and still recommend
-there are some games/music/books i will only play in winter, regardless if they take place in winter or not. i will talk about that
-same as above, but for spring
-some art i made, maybe
-maybe a list of ideas
-maybe a personal essay or something

it can be anything, really, though i'd prefer it to be safe for work. i want to be able to show this to my mom basically.
if you want to contribute but don't know what, maybe make a list of your favourite games you only play in winter and/or spring? or maybe i'm the only one who makes those self-restrictions? lol
so you can send me stuff and i can put it in, or you can even create and design your own page and i'll put it in.

although i have no plans to print this, i will be creating this @ 300dpi. rgb colourspace. and us letter size (8.5" x 11"). just in case someone wants to print it. i'm using indesign cs6 for now.

since i'm using other people's work, i'm not going to monetize it, it's all for fun and for the purpose of getting really cool stuff out there!

would be great to have everything by wed mar 27, hopefully this will be done by mar 30.

quasiotter's picture

zine for winter/spring

for a year now, i've been recommending games and other media(most recent example here link

so, for the winter season (dec 21-mar 20) i'm basically doing a review of the stuff i want to recommend from the season, just like how magazines or websites do a year-in-review thing. since we've just started spring, i'm also doing a 'preview' of spring, whatever that means.

so this is here to see if anybody wants to contribute anything to it.

for more context, here's what i think i will be putting in:
-some select recommendations, basically the things i recommend the most. probably separated into games / music / books
-a complete list of the games / music / books i consumed and still recommend
-there are some games/music/books i will only play in winter, regardless if they take place in winter or not. i will talk about that
-same as above, but for spring
-some art i made, maybe
-maybe a list of ideas
-maybe a personal essay or something

it can be anything, really, though i'd prefer it to be safe for work. i want to be able to show this to my mom basically.
if you want to contribute but don't know what, maybe make a list of your favourite games you only play in winter and/or spring? or maybe i'm the only one who makes those self-restrictions? lol
so you can send me stuff and i can put it in, or you can even create and design your own page and i'll put it in.

although i have no plans to print this, i will be creating this @ 300dpi. rgb colourspace. and us letter size (8.5" x 11"). just in case someone wants to print it. i'm using indesign cs6 for now.

since i'm using other people's work, i'm not going to monetize it, it's all for fun and for the purpose of getting really cool stuff out there!

would be great to have everything by wed mar 27, hopefully this will be done by mar 30.

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three dimensions

i had a goal of wanting to play every game on g.t. from the beginning of 2018 until i couldn't do it anymore. lol. i started off well, but then kinda faltered.

so i realized that i'm playing all of the 3d games, but not all of the 2d games. !!

one of my favourite things about videogames is being able to experience a place that cannot exist in real life. having a first person perspective is the best way to achieve immersion (imo), so i prefer that.. but also, it's because i just love all of the stuff that comes with 3d: polygons, lighting, shadows, draw distance (i actually like that lol), etc. of course 2d can do that too! this also means, typically, that i prefer 2.5d over 2d.

i don't know why, but representing 3d on a screen is just the coolest thing to me. and it's not always about realism, i just really really really gravitate toward it for reasons i don't understand.

my favourite style is low poly. it's definitely not because of nostalgia. i think more abstract designs with less detail affects me more viscerally than anything realistic. this early castlevania 64 model is what i'm talking about, i still think about how eerie it is once in awhile, ever since the day i saw it in egm or whatever!

what's funny is that most of my art in school was 2d, i couldn't really work well in 3d, i'm not good with my hands. but i'm just really obsessed with 3d, though there's plenty of rad cool 2d stuff out there!

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2018+

for 2018 onwards i want to comment on every game that i play here. that way not only do i keep track of what i play but also people like comments, right? i know i do.

i will also try to review all/most games on itch and steam. i usually write for steam in a way that will help me remember what i felt when i played the game. the itch reviews are basically a way of remembering what i play because itch puts everything i rate into a collection but i also give a little feedback.

i'm keeping track of the games i play in a gmail draft. i've been good at this so far but i know i'll fall off the wagon. there are some screenshots

before 2018 i never really kept track of what i played in what year which makes me sad because i do like the idea of separating games by year. it is a normal human thing to divide things up into remember bits and i'm not ashamed to admit that i'm human and also i do this. i almost never play things the year they are released except for g.t.games and an occasional itch game. for some reason i like being behind the curve.

i was gonna try to do something like 'post a thing about a game every day in 2018' but i don't know what to do for that so i haven't done it yet so i failed lol but idk i will try to think of something

also i am playing the ultimate doom for the first time. i had the gba version only and now i'm playing gzdoom. i feel bad playing such a popular game instead of trashgames but i like it a lot and also i will play doom 2 and final doom and i'm very excited to play doom 2 wads which goes back to independent game people . on steam i play mostly indie games but i do play popular ones like unreal . does that make me a 'gamer' i hope not lol

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