Have You Ever – Gaming Edition

I’ve seen a few of these kind of posts around WordPress recently, the gaming edition sounded especially fun, so I thought I would give it a try. Let’s see how many of these things I’ve done in my years of playing video games. Let’s start with, have I ever…

Rage quit a game

Plenty of times, there will be times where I’m way too anxious or impatient to play a particular game, so it can often end in me saying “enough of this shit! I’m gonna play something else”. This is most often the case with online multiplayer games. Rage quitting games doesn’t happen quite as often now, I guess I’m just getting better at games as I get older…or just more stubborn.

Earned all trophies/achievements in a game

Yes, though I wouldn’t necessarily call myself an achievement/trophy hunter. The games I’ve gotten all the achievements or platinum trophies for are usually games that I end up having such a fun time playing that I want to do everything within the game. I got the platinum trophies for God of War, Spider-Man, Assassin’s Creed Origins and Far Cry: Primal most recently. I have been meaning to go back and get the last couple trophies in Control or pick up Death Stranding again to go for the platinum, but I tend to get easily distracted with the countless other games I want to play at any given moment.

Pulled an all-nighter gaming

I remember staying up all night as a kid playing Excitebike 64, Mario Party, and Super Smash Bros. on N64 with my younger brother and some friends. I don’t believe I’ve stayed up all night gaming in recent years, though I did spend quite a few nights this past fall playing Death Stranding and Luigi’s Mansion 3 until 3 or 4 in the morning.

Not pictured: the palm blisters from playing this mini-game

Livestreamed a game

I have streamed myself playing games only a couple times. I played a little bit of the Spyro Reignited Trilogy and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on Twitch a few months ago and have thought it could be fun to try it a little more frequently as streaming was something I had mentioned in my 2020 resolutions post.

Pre-ordered a game

Yes – DOOM Eternal, Animal Crossing: New Horizons and the Final Fantasy VII Remake have all been pre-orders in just the past couple months.

Bought a game and never played it

I tend to at least play a few minutes of pretty much every game I pick up, though there are still a few games that I have yet to play since buying. I’ve had Final Fantasy XV for a few years but haven’t started it yet and I’m certain there’s something in all the old Sega and Nintendo games that I bought on a whim and have never played…Ecco the Dolphin maybe?

Been jumpscared by a horror game

There were a couple times that I got startled by a door abruptly slamming behind me while playing Layers of Fear. The only other times would have to be some of the jump scares in Until Dawn. I’m significantly more likely to get freaked out by something like making my way through all those cobras in Assassin’s Creed: Origins, I’m terrified of snakes…

Had a set squad for a specific game

Not really, the only thing close to this would be my younger brother and our neighbor playing Goldeneye and Perfect Dark multiplayer on N64 as kids. I tend to be more of a “lone wolf” gamer.

Me finally finding my cheating little brother who would ALWAYS pick Oddjob….

Bought a game on multiple platforms

This is where many of us would be ready to say “Skyrim”, but in reality, it’s Super Mario 3 and Resident Evil 4 that I’ve bought/played on the most different platforms. Despite having loads of unfinished games, I still find myself sitting down to play Mario 3 or RE4 at least once a year.

Got a console for a specific game

Absolutely. Growing up a console gamer, the decision to buy a certain system was greatly impacted by which exclusive titles it had on it. I remember deciding I wanted a Gamecube specifically to play Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II or a few years later I opted to get a Playstation 3 because I knew I wanted to play Metal Gear Solid 4 when it got released.

Ok…I think I passed the test. I’m not going to tag anyone for this, but here’s the list of questions if you’d like to answer them yourself. Have you ever…

  • Rage quit a game
  • Earned all trophies/achievements in a game
  • Pulled an all-nighter gaming
  • Livesteamed a game
  • Pre-ordered a game
  • Bought a game and never played it
  • Been jumpscared by a horror game
  • Had a set squad for a specific game
  • Bought a game on multiple platforms
  • Got a console for a specific game

Thanks for reading!