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Editorial: June 2018

Summer is finally here!

Welcome to June’s editorial for 2018, where we’re now starting to see some sunny days here in the UK (and making the most of the cloudy days where there’s no glare on the TV screen). Let’s take a look back at what happened in May as well as find out what’s coming up this month.

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Personal backstory:

May was a busy month in terms of blogging and I managed to publish a few more posts than I usually do. There were five articles instead of three for several weeks in a row in an attempt to catch up on subjects I’d like to write about and award responses. It’s not something I’m planning on continuing long-term although there’ll likely be a few additional posts throughout June too; it’s important to make time for playing video games as well as writing about them!

An audit at work has keep me tied up recently but I’ve been trying to broaden my horizons when I do have an opportunity for gaming. Midnight Hub kindly sent me a key for Lake Ridden, an atmospheric adventure displayed at EGX in September and which turned out to be worth the wait. I recently started playing – and much to my surprise, enjoying – a team-based online title so I’ll be writing about that soon. And we also found time to fit in an afternoon at Comic Con at the end of the month.

The grind:

Here are the games I played last month. Perhaps I’m finally over my The Elder Scrolls Online addiction!

Guns of Icarus Alliance, video game, box art, title, logo     I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream, video game, box art, face, circuit, robot     Lake Ridden, video game, box art, title, logo, forest, girl, silhouette     Maize, video game, box art, title, logo, corn     The Last Door, video game, box art, pixels, man, dark, lamp, shadows

The community:

Get excited: further details on this year’s Blogger Blitz have now been revealed by Ian from Adventure Rules, and he’s looking for your help when it comes to deciding on the challenges the next batch of contenders will face. Take a look at this post for more details on how you can vote and get involved. I can highly recommend it; I took part in the event last year and may not have made it through the first round, but ended up writing something completely different I was pretty proud of!

The glamourous Chris from OverThinker Y and Pix1001 from Shoot the Rookie have been showing off their fashionable sides recently with their High Score Haute Couture collaboration, having several other awesome bloggers judge the catwalk competition. And speaking of Chris, did you know that he has now achieved magical Mage status? Head over to The Well-Red Mage to read his first review and find out his thoughts on Overcooked.

Critical hits:

Searching for something awesome to read? Then take a look at these highlights from last month.

     The Daily Rager, blogger, Mage     THE LDG MAG, blogger     TriformTrinity, blogger     Turn Based Turbip, blogger, logo, turnip

The next level:
  • Get your glad-rags, favourite posts and best summer tunes ready for the next blog party on 11 June 2018 because you’re all invited!
  • I’ll be following up on my retro consoles and age experiment for Brandon from That Green Dude so expect graphs and important-looking diagrams
  • Inspired by an insightful tweet from Bradley at Cheap Boss Attack, I’ll be talking about trying (and failing miserably) to stay on trend
  • Is LeChuck a foul and evil villain, or simply misunderstood? I’ll be delving into this question in a post dedicated to Read This Stance
  • Why has their been no recent update on the Last Life Kickstarter campaign? It’s time to go all investigative and find out
  • Let’s hope this lovely sunshine is here to stay for a while longer – Kim   ⛅


    12 thoughts on “Editorial: June 2018

    1. Thanks for the shout-out! Looking forward to having you in this year’s competition as well.
      I’m interested to see the final results of the retro vs classic vote – particularly the correlation between age and perception of retro/classic. Definitely a cool concept to write about!

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      1. There were 40 responses to the survey so hopefully we’ll get some good data out of it! I need to set some time aside to immerse myself in numbers and graphs. 😉

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    2. Sounds like June’s going to be an interesting month for articles, really looking forward to seeing those graphs and diagrams!

      Thank you for the shout out as well 😀

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    3. You were very busy in May and it sounds like you’ve got some more interesting articles coming this month.

      I’m looking forward to the graphs and diagrams in the response to my question. 🙂

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      1. Yeah, it should be interesting – I haven’t yet had a chance to take a look at the data gathered during the survey but hopefully it will reveal some trends. Thanks for being the inspiration for that one! 🙂

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    4. Looks like you have had a busy and fun month and I look forward to what happens in May. Since I’m always late for the blog parties, I have just placed the date in my calendar so that I can remember haha. Happy Summer!

      -Luna 🙂

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    5. I’ll never forget the awesome sea shanty you wrote for Blogger Blitz last year!! That “Claire fights like a cow” line is still hilarious to me 😂

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