Honey, I'm Home...
Hello, yeah it's been awhile. Not much, how 'bout you? Wait, that was some LSD infused 70’s song, wasn’t it? Yeah, as you probably surmised by the lack of activity on DCgaga, as well as our social network channels, my gaming mojo disappeared during the past couple of years. A lot went on in my personal life, and well, gaming just seemed to lose its appeal. I would look at my gaming libraries, across my systems and while there was plenty there, I just couldn’t be bothered. It just didn’t seem important, or more importantly, fun. So, long story short, I ended up quitting my job, travelling around Asia, meeting tons of fantastic people, drinking waaaay too much, and eventually moving country twice!
Then a few months ago, things just began to click. People would come around my house and notice my (rather awkwardly huge) collection of Dreamcast memorabilia, and begin to share the experiences they held dear from back in the day with the system; the online gaming, the dire packaging, the hilarious advertising and the amazing games. This in turn, resulted in some really fun, nostalgic gaming sessions were I would be reintroduced, and play games I hadn’t touched in years. Soon discovering that the Dreamcast soul still burns I have had a ton of fun this past couple of weeks putting together the first video, in a new series of retro reviews for our YouTube channel. It should be hitting the channel at the end of this week and despite its humble origins, our hopes are that the videos comes across as genuine, entertaining, and mostly, a useful resource to the Dreamcast community.
I guess, in my long winded way what I am trying to say is that we should never lose touch with the idea that gaming should always be about fun. It should never get in the way of important life choices. If you have a positive turn in a major part of your life, the minor ones will soon follow and gaming should be there to compliment that. Thank you all for staying in touch during my hiatus, it meant so much, and I look forward to interacting with you all once again! Cheers Dreamcasters!