Gaming Lifestyle: Who Takes a Gamecation?
It’s inherent in our nature to brag about our upcoming vacations. We want people to know that for a specific amount of time our lives will be much better than theirs because we’re going to be enjoying ourselves. Once we embark on our vacations we can become a different person. Gamecations are no different. We have a plan, and we intend on keeping our plan. What kind of person are you when you take a gamecation?
Throughout March, Horrible Night will be featuring articles on Gamecations
The “Backlog” Gamer
You have written down a different game for every day of the week. Your backlog has grown to obscene numbers, and it’s time to take back your game queue. Every day presents a different game so you can get a chance to experience the games you’ve left behind. The goal isn’t always to beat the game in its entirety but more about experiencing what everyone around you has been talking about for so long.
The “Honey, Clear My Schedule” Gamer
This is the extreme of the extreme. You tell your wife and kids you will not be available for the entire week. Unless they have a console at the bank you have no intentions on going anywhere. That’s fine by you. When friends want to hang out you tell them to log on for some online multiplayer or else they don’t exist. This week is all about taking down bad guys and experiencing a high octane clash of games. The schedule revolves around your games and your games only.
The “Achievement Hunter” Gamer
It’s time to go after that elusive gamerscore. This week is about reaching 100% on every game you can because achievement and trophy points are a valuable asset to you. One day your achievement points may be as valuable as bottle caps. If anything, your friends will admire you from a distance when they see you reach new milestones in your score.
The “Just 5 More Minutes” Gamer
You’ve played games all day, but if you just had 5 more minutes you could get that last mission complete. Wait. Something else just happened, and you can’t turn off the game yet because you need to know how it will end. The clock will keep ticking, and the clock seems to be working against you. No amount of caffeine and energy drinks will be enough as you need just 5 more minutes with it before coming to bed.
The “All-Nighter” Gamer
You don’t have to go to school or work, so who needs a bedtime? Besides that, you also could use a good assortment of games to scare the pants off you so you won’t be able to sleep anyway. Locking all the doors, closing the curtains, getting under a blanket, and throwing a blanket over you is all a part of your nightly ritual. You’re sure to take every precaution to ensure the experience is truly engrossing so you can get the full experience.
The “Stealth” Gamer
You haven’t told anyone at work nor extended family what you actually intend to do because they frown upon your chosen hobby. Their stone-age views of video games have forced you to bottle up your anticipation inside to the point where if someone just asked you about one video game-related topic you’d explode like a shaken carbonated soda. You go “offline” from all your social networks and play offline so no one can track you. You’re off the grid. You hate doing it this way, but games have to be played and you’re the guy who has to play them.
Gamecations are Important Business
Whatever type you become when taking a gamecation there is no doubt it’s serious business. The most important part of a gamecation is playing the games. It doesn’t matter how you do so as long as it’s done. What does your gamecation look like, and what persona do you fit best? Did I miss any? Let me know in the comments.
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