This year’s top five was extraordinarily difficult to pick, which is a testament to how crazy a year it has been for video games. Without further ado, here are my top five games of 2017. #5: Horizon Zero Dawn Building up to Horizon was a lot of uncertainty. I certainly didn’t know what to expect […]Read More Optimistic Gamer’s Top 5 Games Of 2017
This is part of a Christmas collaboration event by Later Levels. If you want to learn more, click here. 28 December 2017: 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? What’s On The Menu? Oh, anything […]Read More Creative Christmas: What’s On The Gaming Menu?
This is part of a Christmas collaboration event by Later Levels. If you want to learn more, click here. Question: 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? My Gaming Related Item As an […]Read More Creative Christmas: Gaming Goodies Under The Christmas Tree
Happy holidays, everyone! As I sit here writing this snow is falling outside, which is pretty rare for Seattle. In fact, it has been years since we had a white Christmas, and I’m really hoping that one or two inches stick until at least tomorrow morning. I was planning on taking a short break from […]Read More A Monster Hunter Holiday Appreciation Post
This is part of a Christmas collaboration event by Later Levels. If you want to learn more, click here. Question: You receive a call from Santa, as the elves desperately need a hand in the workshop getting all the toys ready. Which video game character would you recruit to help out? Who I Would Recruit The answer […]Read More Creative Christmas Day 3
This is part of a Christmas collaboration event by Later Levels. If you want to learn more, click here. Question: You’re wrapping presents while listening to cheesy festive tunes, and start to reminisce about holidays past. What’s your favourite Christmas gaming memory? My Favorite Christmas Gaming Memory Way way back in the year 2002, two of my favorite games […]Read More Creative Christmas: My Favorite Christmas Gaming Memory
What an incredible year in gaming. This was, personally, probably my favorite year in games that I can remember. The Game Awards this year were a somewhat emotional experience for me, as I got to watch moments in gaming, moments that touched me personally, be highlighted and celebrated. There was a lot going on this […]Read More The Game Awards: Optimistic Thoughts
You know, I’ve been gaming for 20 years now. That’s crazy to think about. It’s not as long as some, but certainly longer than many, and long enough to be able to tell when a big shift is under way in the industry. I’m sure you’ve felt it, too. If you’re reading this blog you’ve […]Read More Shifting Tides
I’m ridiculously hyped for the new God of War game. Kratos’ redesign is excellent. I’m really excited to see a different take on that character, one who has had years to reflect and mature, one who has let his burning, god-killing rage simmer down to a stoic, grizzly intensity. All while growing an excellent, gods-worthy […]Read More What’s With All The God Of War Hate?
Lately, I’ve been noticing articles, blog posts and videos popping up everywhere claiming doom and gloom for the video game industry. I feel like it’s my duty as The Optimistic Gamer to give you five good reasons why that is absolutely and completely false.Read More Five Reasons Why The Video Game Industry Is Definitely Not Heading Towards Another Crash