Room for Everyone

When the subject of gaming comes up in conversation, it’s not dissimilar from discussing movies, television, or literature. “What are you playing these days?” is the gamers’ equivalent of “Did you catch the last episode of…” or “Did you go see…?” There are several unspoken questions that go with it; our friends are assessing where our interests lie, whether we’re keeping up with a franchise or a genre, which spoilers are safe to discuss, and so forth. Answering the question, though, involves assessing the party asking it, as well. If I’m asked what I played last week, do I open with the one about the bittersweet love story told through atmospheric exploration, or the one about punching the alien in the balls so hard he blew up a gas station? Continue reading Room for Everyone