tiistai 26. huhtikuuta 2016

Hey, remember me?

Greetings. Long time no see.

On December 8th, 2014, I published my very last video game review on VGMania: LittleBigPlanet 3. Then, the wire went silent - after which, it was completely gone from public view.

Some of you might've - based on my earlier texts - jumped into the conclusion that I wasn't into this stuff no more, that I might've grown up and out of video games. On the contrary. My passion for video games and the industry never went away. Instead, I was beginning to think that maybe I wasn't suitable to write about video games to begin with.

I was right. I was inexperienced, I had strange views on a lot of things, I ignored so many facts that might've helped me - as well as some readers - to understand why a game was good or bad. Towards the end of the line, I wrote a lot of bullshit articles that were exactly that - bullshit, as in outright lies and naive speculation.

I was going through a very rough patch in my life during the last year of VGMania, and it was shown to the public as utter unprofessionalism and utter uninterest in what was always meant to a joyful experience to gamers, both retro fanatics and active players. Humour, for example, was a big part of the "message", and reading through some of the old reviews, especially from the last year, I think a lot of that was gone too. I somewhat lost my sense of humour, especially my ability to laugh at myself. Of course it wasn't just a problem with this blog, it was a very heartfelt problem in my everyday life.

Well, now I'm back.

"Being back" doesn't just mean I'm going to pick up where I left off. It means I've evolved as a writer, as a gamer, I've evolved in just about every way. It also doesn't just mean "some new random reviews". Actually, I'd sacked all of my old reviews if there weren't so plenty of 'em, and a whole lot of them still basically ring true. Anyhow, I've already rewritten a lot of my old reviews and plan to replace the old ones with those at some point. Right now, I just wanted to reactivate this God damned fossil and tell you the good news. I'd also want to thank those people who always belittled me for quitting in the first place and encouraged me to pick up the proverbial pen again. Thank you, for making me write stuff.

So, ahem... VGMania returns in May 2016. Hold on to your butts and prepare for madness. You can safely expect some other stuff than just video game reviews this time around.