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A Gamer’s Life Under Lockdown: Week 1

A quick reminder to enjoy the little things in these trying times.

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Most of the world is in lockdown right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is by no means something to be taken lightly; however, to focus on the situation is sure to work in making your cabin fever a whole lot worse. Gaming has proven to be such a good pass time for hardcore and casual gamers alike. Here is my experience in lockdown so far and how gaming has impacted it.

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Returning Faces

The first thing I noticed when this lockdown started was all the old names that had reappeared on my online friends list. These were people that had gotten caught up in work or life in general and had little to no time to sit down and enjoy a game.

It was nice to play with them again and to show them how beloved games have changed over the last few months or even years.

Sales

Besides Xbox’s annual Autumn Sale, there have been a lot of sales since this whole pandemic grounded the world. Devs are also posting ‘first come-first serve’ game codes on their social media profile to encourage people to stay indoors. It’s a nice gesture and it’s sure to keep a lot of people busy.

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Tying Loose Ends

Been meaning to finish that game? Or, replay a few games? Well, now is the time to do so. I’ve revisited The Witcher 3 as well as Brutal Legend so far, and I’m looking into getting back into The Elder Scrolls Online.

This is also a great time to try something new, which many people surely have with all the sales and free games being made available.

Keeping In Touch

For many, gaming is not just staring at a screen all day long. It’s our way to connect with friends and go on adventures together we definitely can’t go on now. For many, this is our social interaction with friends that live too far for the random meet up.

So, I can confirm that my first week in lockdown has been one of adventure and hanging out with friends.

Though not everyone is able to enjoy the world of video games and we can only hope things ease up in the next few weeks, so that the world can find its feet again and life can move on from all of this.

How are you surviving lockdown?

 

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