We’re now over halfway through the Creative Christmas collaboration, where a group of bloggers are joining forces to tackle 12 video-game-related questions all based around a loose festive storyline. Yesterday’s entry was all about helping Santa out with his deliveries; and today we’re looking at:
Your help must have worked, because it’s now Christmas morning and presents are under the tree! There’s a fancy box with your name on it; which gaming-related item are you hoping is inside?
Ask any gamer, and I’m sure they can come up with at least ten items they’d be pleased to receive on Christmas day. From a special edition of the latest release, to a new customised controller, to video game merchandise: companies have cottoned onto the fact we’re a lucrative market and there are so many products out there made to appeal to us.
That makes narrowing down the answer to today’s challenge to one item incredibly difficult. There are lots of things I’d like to receive as a gift; I managed to name 12 without a struggle in a post last month which covered a range of gaming aspects and various price brackets. But is there anything I truly want? Now that’s a much harder question to tackle.
Life this year has had its ups and downs but overall I can’t complain. My dad’s health issues at the beginning of 2017 were cause for concern and I’ve been having some doubts recently about my line of work; then on the flipside, our new house became a home and my younger brother married his lovely lady. I’ve also played some great video games, attended even more expos, met a group of amazing bloggers and developers, and had the opportunity to be involved in a number of interesting collaborations.
And that’s all in Later Levels’ first year so what more could I want? I realise how lucky I am and if the next 12 months were to continue in the same way, you wouldn’t hear any complaints from me at all. So whatever is waiting in that fancy box under the tree – whether it’s the latest realise, a new controller, video game merch or something else entirely – I’d be a very grateful woman indeed.
I guess the only thing I could wish for is more time to play video games as adult responsibilities often seem to get in the way. But that’s probably something a lot of ‘older’ gamers would say and unfortunately not something easily granted! And if we’re staying on the theme of unrealistic presents, an invitation to lunch with Peter Molyneux following on from March’s post on the subject would also be much appreciated… so Peter, if you’re reading this…
🎁 Thero159 from A Reluctant Hero
👪 Joey from AlunaRL
🎅 Athena from AmbiGaming
🎄 Luna from GamersUnitedGG Blog
🎮 LightningEllen from LightningEllen’s Release
🤞 NekoJonez from NekoJonez’s Gaming Blog
🎉 Dan and Jon from nowisgames.com
🎁 Chris from OverThinker Y
👪 Austin from Reaper Interactive
🎅 Retro Redress
❤ Brandon from That Green Dude
🦌 The Dragon’s Tea Party
🎄 The Gaming Diaries
🦃 Kevin from The Mental Attic
🎮 The Optimistic Gamer
👗 The Shameful Narcissist Speaks
The Creative Christmas collaboration is open to everyone and further details can be found in this post if you’d like to join in! Tomorrow’s question: It’s now time to head out to the kitchen to put on your oven gloves and start preparing Christmas dinner. It consists solely of video game food; what’s on the menu?
Video game lover, Later Levels blogger and SpecialEffect volunteer. Big fan of wannabe pirates and fine leather jackets.