Hello World!

Hey everybody, my name is Anthony, and I’m the Gaming Hipster. Through this blog I hope to explore some the lesser-known, weirder, and more “innovative” games out there. The gaming scene has changed dramatically in the past few years, and we’ve seen an explosive renaissance of sorts. Independent game developers are stronger than ever, and I seek to explore what they have to offer.

Let’s start with a  (very) brief Q&A, just to get things rolling.

Who am I,you ask? As if anybody is actually asking, I’m just a guy, a guy who has played a lot of games. I’ve gotten to the point where I’ve been described as a “hipster” of sorts when it comes to my tastes. Yes, I mean by other people. I recognize the value of massive titles with big budgets and predictable stories, and I rarely bemoan the existence of the large studios and publishers, the way other might. That said, I’ll pass on the next CoD, and check out some of the more interesting, often less polished stuff that’s out there. I’m in my early thirties, so I grew up with the NES, some Atari, and a bit of arcade gaming. I’ve never really been a “fan boy” of any company; I’ve owned Sega and Nintendo consoles, Microsoft and Sony systems, and I’ve been a PC gamer since the late 90’s. My tastes have always been all over the place.

What will you find here? I will not be “reviewing” games, per se. If you see a game here, assume that I “like” it, in some fashion, or…I hate it, you’ll be able to figure that out from context. I’ll, instead, be featuring games that I find interesting for one reason or another. Sometimes, hopefully more often than not, these will be newer titles, sometimes they’ll be older games that I just feel like mentioning for one reason or another.  I hope at some point to work on uploading videos with commentary, but that’s a future project; for now, you can expect mostly written articles on games.

How often will you be updating? I anticipate a weekly schedule for “major” articles. Those will be featured games that I play throughout the week, and really feel are special in some way. I’m hoping to release other bits throughout the week, but for now my focus will be on the weekly spotlight article.

So, if you want to check out some unique indie (or not so indie) games,  stick around, things might just get interesting.

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask in the comments (hint hint) , and don’t forget to follow this blog if you like what you see.