Summer is here and although we should be outside enjoying the sunshine with a cocktail or two in hand, we’re still managing to sneak in a few hours of gaming. An enormous thank you to all of our 392 followers for joining us on our blogging journey – you guys are so lovely and we’ve listed you all over on our dedicated page to prove just how awesome you are.
The amazing posts just keep on coming from the WordPress community and there’s always something new and interesting popping up in our reader. Here are some of the highlights we’ve picked from the past month:
Last month, Kim was…
Doing: trying to train for a 10K
Feeling: feeling guilty for not training enough
Playing: Horizon Zero Dawn (completed!)
Writing: Office politics: gamers in the workplace
Good news: our house renovations are moving along nicely and we now have a fully-functional kitchen, complete with BioShock-inspired diving helmet! That means I can finally start trying out some of the lovely-looking recipes on the Sheikah Plate site and stop living off of KFC. I’m pleased to report that the Kickstarter campaign for The Tomb Raider Suite was successful, so at some point I’ll be adding a signed copy of the first page of the score for The Tomb Raider Theme to the room.
Our support of SpecialEffect continued in June when the Gamely Giving team took part in a 16-hour streaming marathon hosted by Ethan. You lovely people have helped us raise a total of £877.90 for the charity and I honestly can’t thank you enough! Reaching our target doesn’t mean I’m taking it easy though: I’m currently training for a 10K in London on 09 July 2017. That’s proving a little difficult however due to how sweltering the British weather has been recently so I’m going to need all the luck I can get to make it over the finish line…
Something I was able to complete was Horizon Zero Dawn and there was enough content in this game for it to take me well over 100-hours. I’ve really enjoyed my time with it, particularly messing around in photo mode, but I’m ready to move onto something new (there’s only so many mechanical beasts you can battle). After receiving recommendations from James at QTX, James from Excalibur Games and Luke from Hundstrasse, the next title on the list is Life is Strange. I’m late to the party!
And speaking of parties (see what I did there?), thank you to everyone who stopped by our latest blog party last Friday and made it such a success. Check out the post if you’re looking for some great posts to read – and enter 22 September 2017 in your diaries as the date for our next event.
Coming up this month…
With Kitacon fast approaching, I’ve been progressing my cosplay plans and now have an entire outfit plus half of the next one completed. There’s still work to do though! I’ve got a few days of work this month to get myself sorted and I’ll also be getting in as much gaming time as possible, so keep your eyes open for a few impromptu streams.
And if I do manage to make it over the 10K finish line, I’ll post some photos from the event (although I can’t promise I’ll be looking particularly glamourous in any of them).
Wish me luck! – Kim 🏃
Video game lover, Later Levels blogger and SpecialEffect volunteer. Big fan of wannabe pirates and fine leather jackets.