Blog birthday Q&A

Kezla's First Post.
Kezla’s First Post.

 

My first post on this blog was the one you see above, 3 quick tips for what is probably my favourite game of all time, Fallout New vegas.

So, a lot of you had awesome questions, thus, I have decided to break them down into weekly posts, rather than a very long essay. The first question came from Jon over at The Fun Turret which is a rather good read, so you should go have a look too.

Q. What’s the biggest change you’ve seen in gaming in that time- one good, one bad?

In the past 3 years the biggest change for me, that’s been awesome is the rise of independent gaming journalism. The YouTube review channels, the blogs and gaming forums. These are the first places I go for news, reviews and first impression of games that I’m thinking of buying, and I love that. These writes, videographers and posters are gamers themselves, and have an enthusiasm and passion for it. Yes you have to be careful of those who are paid or sponsered to say good things, but I find that if I do my research, that’s not difficult to avoid.

Something that I’m not so keen on is the elitism and segregation that can occur within the gaming community. I hear people chortle when I say I chose to purchase a Wii U over an Xbox one or PS4. I sense some judgement when I say I have been spending my time playing Guildwars 2 and Hearthstone instead of the lastest releases or Call of Duty or Assassins Creed, and that’s just me. I suppose there will always be cliques and groups within communities, but arguing about the best system, and ridiculing people for their gaming tastes seems like a waste of time and type…I especially see this in younger generations, and it saddens me slightly.

Let me know your thoughts on this question in the comments section, and I’ll return to answer another next week :)



My Little Box UK

My Little Box UK

So I may have a slight addiction to subscription based boxes. I’ve tried beauty ones and geeky ones, but this has to be my favourite so far.

My little box is a mix between your standard beauty box and a lifestyle box. I purchased the first box to launch here in the UK (the company is French) and am loving the contents. The theme for box one is Paris.

The box contains a laptop sleeve, a notebook and 3 beauty products to try; Laura Mercier’s foundation primer, Nuxe’s body oil and a highlighter pen from the company’s own makeup line. Sizes are generous and the products come in a sweet little cloth drawstring bag. If this sounds like your kind of bag, you can subscribe here.



Kezla.com turns 3!

Sam
Sam playing with his PS3.

3 years and 102 posts and this is where we are. Firstly a massive thank you to everyone who visits, reads and comments. I’ve had blogs of some description for about 10 years, but have never taken the time, or the care, quite like I have around here, and it’s definitely worth the effort and research. You can find my very first posts here.

As you may have noticed, I’ve started to branch out of the realms of gaming and into some crafty endeavours and lifestyle type posts, these come from my desire to share my crafty stuff with people, and the questions and requests I get on Facebook and Twitter govern the lifestyle type posts. This will always be a blog primarily about gaming (although that was difficult when my PS3 died!) but I will share topics and content about my other favourite hobbies here as well.

When not typing here, I can be found chatting about games with you all on Twitter and sharing stitching pictures on Instagram, I really enjoy interacting with everyone on both sites, and have found some awesome gamers to discuss the latest releases, gaming politics and retro classics with. Here’s to another 3 years! :)