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GamePlay Blog #1

GamePlay Blog Week 1, September 11-18.


Academic methodology:

In these blog posts, I will record what games I’ve played throughout the past week. I will also include a brief recording of how I feel about the game play I’m recording. My recording will include duration, game, location, time of day and anything else that seems important. On Mondays each week, I will post this daily information in blog posts just like this one.


Monday Sept 18

This week, I have had a very busy week, but nonetheless managed to squeeze in some gaming during my rare gaps of free time. The three main games I played were:

-The Sims 3 (PC)

-TwoDots (iPhone game)

-Pokemon Go (iPhone game)


Firstly, the Sims 3, I played twice for about four hours each time on two different days.  Since it is a game on my laptop, I only play it in the comfort of my own home, usually in the evening or night time. The first session, I was playing aimlessly and did not make any goals for myself, which is rare. It was kind of fun, but I didn’t feel very absorbed or engaged in the game. The second time I played it, I was designing and creating several families for a story plot I had in mind, but near the end of the four hours, the game crashed and because I had not saved anything, all data was lost. Sue me. I was a bit annoyed but knew I had nothing to blame but myself as I hadn’t saved anything. That turned me off of playing it for the rest of the week. Maybe I will try again this week.

Next up is TwoDots, which is a puzzle game on my phone, that I will probably end up doing my game review on, because although it is a simple game it is very captivating. This week, I played it for at least six hours, usually while waiting- whether that’s for the bus, a class to start, or food to cook. Although it’s a time killer, I genuinely love this game and it challenges me with all its little objectives and such. Sometimes it is frustrating if I don’t beat a level in the 5 tries I get (each try takes 20 minutes to recharge) but it’s also great because it forces me to take a break from it for a while. On the other hand, beating a level in one try is very satisfying and makes me feel happy. My duration of gameplay depends on how fast my lives run out, but it’s usually about twenty minutes at a time, any time of the day.

Lastly is Pokemon Go, which I barely play anymore, compared to last year when I was actually obsessed and collected all the mons from Gen 1. Now I only open the app when I am riding the 40 bus downtown twice a week for work, or if I am extremely bored at school in an area I know a Pokestop is. I would say my total hours on this for the week would be less than half an hour, and duration of gameplay about a minute each time, because it is boring now, and I stopped playing it for four months in the summer while I was working at a summer camp. So it has been updated a lot and I don’t understand the new gym setup. Also, it is kind of shunned these days- similar to someone who still plays Webkinz. Yknow? It’s a dead game. Makes me feel dead inside.

That’s all for this week! Check back next Monday night for a brand new entry.

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1 Comment

  1. Hi UnstoppablePlumbob,

    Overall, your first gameplay blog post is quite good. I would like you to try and say a bit more about each session. Try to describe the play and its affect on you a bit more deeply. Also, please include a notation on the length of time that you played each day or game, and a total for the week.

    I look forward to reading your future blog posts.


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