Fact: The majority of social gaming is done online.
Cool Follow-Up Fact: Nothing can beat gaming with your friends in the same social space.
The map Exile (see above) was our most-used playground
A nice surprise this year was being invited to game with a group of guys who meet on a semi-regular basis to LAN, with Halo 4 as the game of choice.
My regular multiplayer is Halo 5 so getting back in the previous groove proved a little trying, however soon enough I was slaying with the rest of the pack.
(Not that I was any good, I just felt I reached my “normal” level of skill 🙂 )
Many thanks for the invite and for the making of new memories while fondly remembering the old ones of LANs gone by.
The Sonic love continues with me beating both Sonic 2 (March 10) and Sonic 3 (March 18) with the kids watching on.
I’ve done the same things several times before, but it feels just as good every time.
February 12, 2017 – Bought Sonic & Knuckles and showed the girls for the first time; they played it on the DS for the first time then as well.
When they first read the game they thought it was “Sonic & Chuckles.” 😀
Still a joy to play.
Currerbell and I played the first level of Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime on February 9, 2017 and enjoyed it.
Games with Gold continues to deliver, and the girls and I have played four-player several times as well.
The girls played their first games of one of my favorite game modes in Halo, firefight.
This was the Reach variety and we had a great time.
Not pictured here is the map we played on, “Courtyard.”
Our oldest was on the last level of Super Princess Peach for the Nintendo DS as of early February of this year.
She wasn’t able to beat the last boss (I’ve been there), but enjoyed the game immensely.
The girls and I played Monaco: What’s your is Mine together for the first time on January 15, 2017.
I finished playing through Batman: Arkham Origins on December 23, 2016.
(I officially “beat” the game a little before that, but the 23rd is when I finished playing through all the content I wanted too.)
To date it is my favorite Arkham game.
On November 25, 2016 I finished The Banner Saga by developer Stoic.
A fantastic game that I to stick with, an article I read mentioned it was like chess and after that clicked I was off and running.
Incredible art, music and story all came together is this title. Bravo.
September 9, 2016 – I completed the Assassin’s Creed Unity DLC, “Dead Kings.”
I liked the insight it gave into Arno’s character and how he was trying to live with the loss of Élise; it was not a must-have add on but I enjoyed it.
The setting was as spectacular as the rest of Unity and I can never get enough of that.