Our choir of gaming Christmas carollers is back again for the second day of Blogmas, where creative conductor Athena from AmbiGaming is leading us in a rendition of The Twelve Days of Christmas – but with a video game twist. Check out her blog to see what she’s written for her twelfth answer, and keep your eyes peeled for all of the other bloggers out there taking part.
Yesterday we looked at two games we’d like to improve. With the choir clearing their throats and warming up in the background one last time, let’s see what the subject the final verse is:
On the twelfth day of Blogmas, the gamers said to me:
What are your 12 favourite gaming memories?
Tell us 11 games you love!
What are ten reasons you’d play a game?
Give us nine games on your to-play list!
Who are eight characters you love?
Share seven of your favorite posts!
What are your six gaming or blogging resolutions?
What are five games you’ve played more than once?
Share four dramatic or memorable game moments!
What are three things you want gamers to know about games for the new year?
List two games you’d improve!
Tell us the one best reason to play video games!
Sometimes the best thing about video games isn’t the game itself. Sure, they’re an excellent form of entertainment and have the ability to keep us occupied during a spare hour after work. They can also teach us valuable lessons and provide us with a place to escape to for a short time when we need a mental break. And they can encourage independence, confidence, rehabilitation and therapy when the playing field is levelled so everybody can join in.
Those all are great positives that come from playing video games, but perhaps the best one is the people we get to meet through our hobby. If I didn’t play, then it’s likely I wouldn’t blog; and if I didn’t blog, I wouldn’t have had the chance to meet a bunch of truly amazing people. I’m proud to be able to call the following bloggers friends and would like to take this opportunity to thank them for everything over the past year. You lot are simply awesome.
⭐ Athena from AmbiGaming: much love to her for arranging a fantastic Blogmas collaboration. She’s a talented writer, an interesting conversationalist and all-round amazing person – and I wish her nothing but the best for 2019.
⭐ Ian from Adventure Rules: our Blogger Blitz hero! This guy does so much for the community and it’s time to give a little something back to him for all his hard work. Watch out for a little surprise tomorrow…
⭐ Luke from Hundstrasse: always on hand with a squid emoji and a haiku when you need one. It was great to see him at Rezzed last year; hopefully we’ll get to do the same again in 2019 and sneak into another developer session.
⭐ Nathan from Hurricane thought process: it’s been an eventful year for Nathan, and I’m so pleased he’s happy and settled. He welcomed his baby son in November and I can’t wait to meet the little fella this year!
⭐ LightningEllen from Livid Lightning: I love this lady’s sense of humour and she always says something that makes me laugh! She’s also way more talented than she realises. I have a feeling that 2019 is going to hold lots of special things for her.
⭐ Jonez from NekoJonez’s Game Blog: a fellow cat lover who exchanges pet pictures with me! This man can cram more into a day than I can in an entire year but regardless of how busy he is, he always has time for the community.
⭐ Pix 1001 from Shoot the Rookie: Pix’s blog has gone from strength to strength this year and I can’t wat to see what she manages to achieve in the next twelve months! She’s also one of the most fashionable bloggers around.
⭐ Chris from OverThinker Y: I’ve had so many chats with this man over the past year, which usually end up descending into GIF exchanges. I finally got to meet him last year and can honestly say he’s just as awesome in real life.
⭐ Teri Mae from Sheikah Plate: we’ve had some really interesting conversations recently, not only about video games but about politics too. She also makes the best carrot cake and I can’t wait to try out her cinnamon rolls.
⭐ Katie from The Gaming Diaries: I got to know Katie more during 2018 and it’s been so nice chatting to her regularly. I have no doubt our conversations will continue this year and hopefully we’ll be able to meet in person.
⭐ Everybody I’ve met here: I wish I had a post long enough to thank everyone individually because you’re all amazing. I’d like to send a big hug to every person mentioned on the high scores page for making 2018 as brilliant as it was, and I wish you all lots of wonderful things (and video games) for 2019.
And that’s a wrap! It’s time for the choir to rest their voices and have a well-deserved drink after all that singing. Thank you so much to Athena from AmbiGaming for leading us all in this collaboration, and a huge well done to everyone who joined in!
Video game lover, Later Levels blogger and SpecialEffect volunteer. Big fan of wannabe pirates and fine leather jackets.