The 30 Zone has been hit.

#YOLG 30 Games CompleteCongratulations to Paul Gaskill, PGTips77 for being the first one to hit 30 Games Complete.

Just over six months in and he’s cracked it.  Knowing Paul he’s going to keep the foot down and I wouldn’t really be surprised if that number doubled.

Well done Paul.  I hope you enjoyed revisiting games long set aside.

 

Catwoman may not be a virgin.

Telltale BatmanTelltale’s Batman started off with lots of promise with great new graphics and hope of a smoother experience.

Sadly and to the detriment of the game the engine powering this walkabuttonathon is still severely lacking.  It was a stuttering mess in places and at this stage I can’t find myself in a place to forgive Telltale.

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Not an apology.

Bongo the SaneHi guys,

This is not an apology.  I’ve been slammed with work projects for the last few months and haven’t had much time to concentrate on the blog or worse than that get another Dirty 30 Minutes recorded.

Fear not, all of your individual pages and completions are still being updated and as of this post, all is accounted for.  Hopefully a Dirty 30 Minutes will be squeezed in soon.

You guys are amazeballs.  The amount of great ‘back catalog’ games you are finishing is fantastic.  I hope you’re having fun with them because that’s the whole purpose of the #YOLG.

Game on!

Robin

Do I have bad breath?

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Updated: 12.04.17

Confession:  I have never completed or spent a lot of time with any of the Zelda games.

So, with that statement in mind I’m coming at The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild completely fresh with little knowledge of the lore or mystic built up around this series.

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Switch it up

SwitchIn this topsy turvy world not everything makes sense and my purchase of a Nintendo Switch is one of those things.  Do I need it? No.  I could waffle on about how it’s important as a host of the Overseas Connection Podcast that I stay on top with new equipment blaa, blaa, blaa.  I just wanted one.  #dealwithit

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New #YOLG Members & Odd Picture of the Week.

Arthur DentHello Yolgers.  It’s been a very busy few weeks for me and this coming week is no different.  So, hang in there, re-listen to some of the older 30 Dirty Minutes Therapy Sessions and when I return from my business trip at the end of the week I’ll reopen the surgery.

You now number 40+ members all working away at a common goal…..to get them games finished.  It’s been great receiving feedback from you about how much you’ve enjoyed the games you have revisited.  This makes The Year of Living Gamegerously a treat to administer.  Thank you.

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Welcome to #YOLG & Weird Picture of the Week

A quick little shout out to the lovely folk who have added their Dirty 30’s over the past week.

If you want to join the challenge its not to late to send me your Dirty 30.  The start time will be when I publish your list and you’ll have 12 months from then to complete. Mail your list to bongo@ocpod.com

I’ve also picked out the weirdest submission picture of the week. It’s a doozy.

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It’s a hit!

Two months into The Year of Living Gamegerously and I am gobsmacked at how well you’re all doing.

Almost 170 games have been completed during this time with four Yolgers already with 10+ titles bagged.

It’s been amazing watching everyone enjoying their backlog.  Of course there will always be a few exceptions with a head banger of an old game doing your nut in.

So, just a quick work of encouragement and a mighty big thanks for joining in with your Dirty 30’s, listening to the 30 Dirty Minutes podcast and actively chatting about this crazy group we have going on social media.

Enjoy your gaming and keep those #VictoryAchieved Tweets coming.

Robin

 

Gis a gottle of gear.

Metal GearUpdated 22.03.17

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

To be totally honest the game scares me.  Not in a hide behind a cushion sort of way but just the scale of the thing, its daunting.  When I first bought the game, early last year, I played it for a couple of hours.  I was amazed and bewildered by the opening chapter but as it started to settle down and I arrived at the oil rig for the first time the amount of options and menus sorta put me off.

Between then and now many of my friends have raved about how good this game is. So, I took the advice of a bud and bought myself a guide.  I find myself now in the correct frame of mind to tackle this monster.  I think part of the problem was that I was trying to rush the game,  trying to understand everything and all the options from the outset.  My attitude has now been adjusted and I am enjoying slowly working my around the wonderful world that is Metal Gear Solid V.

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