“You can learn more about a person in an hour of playing 'Call of Duty' than in a year of conversation.”
Hello, fellow gamers. We don’t know each other yet, but I need to ask: Will you co-op with me?
You see, I want this blog, Game Cache, to be great. For that to happen, I need your help. Reader interaction is going to be a big part of Game Cache, from profiles and guest posts, to community efforts in critiquing and clamoring over our favorite games.
I suppose I could run through my credentials at this point to let you know I’m “One Of You.” Video gamers, as a subculture, are a somewhat cagey lot. I understand this, and I assure you I come in peace.
However, I can’t definitively say that I am part of your subculture’s subculture. I do spend many, many hours a week playing, reading about and (now) writing about games. Does that mean we share a lot in common? Perhaps. But perhaps you and I have so little crossover in the games we love, that if we teamed up to loot a GameStop, we’d clear the place out without any duplicates.
I cast a wide net, but ultimately there are areas where your expertise and passion will make this an even better place to come talk about the games we love.
You can expect reviews and insights from Game Cache, as well as news and updates from the gaming world at large. As a Baltimorean, I also have a keen interest in exploring how your friends and neighbors spend their electronic lives.
I’m of a generation that is just young enough to have had video games available in some form my entire sentient life. When I first picked up a controller, it had no buttons, just a joystick. Yesterday I played a game on my phone that would’ve crashed my computer from high school instantly with its complexity and richness.
To me, this says that our niche gaming cultures are in fact linked to one another, and to popular culture as a whole. If everyone has a gaming console in their pocket, I believe we are all gamers.
I want Game Cache to be a place for self-proclaimed as well as accidental gamers. I want you to think about what you read here, and react with the passion you put into your Words With Friends battles. I also want it to be a place for us to discover and try new things, and appreciate what a wild time we are living in for science, technology, and entertainment.
Let’s play.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun