1 – My First Blog

I’m not one to go on and on about myself, and so this in itself is completely out of my comfort zone. I’ll try to keep it short and sweet. I’m (currently) a 27 year old man, living alone in South West London. Very recently went through a bad break-up and have been looking for something, anything, to occupy myself. I stumbled across some other blogs during my late night insomnia or my mind-numbing boredom while sat around the flat and thought to myself – this could work.

So I’ve tagged the site as ‘London Gamer’ because in the shortest words, it’s what I am. I game. A lot. Some people will sit and watch TV, some people will spend their time at a bar, others watch football. I play games. A lot of people look at me strangely when I say I’ll happily spend hours in front of a screen and ask me questions: “Doesn’t it get boring?” “Don’t you get lonely?” “Why don’t you socialise more?”. Gaming to me, is one of many forms of socialising. I’ll play games with people I’ve known for months or even years, other times I’ll be gaming with and talking to someone I’ve met for the first time.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I enjoy going to a bar, reading a book, hunkering down with Netflix as much as the next person, and dependent on how I’m feeling; even more so. There is just something inherently appealing about sitting down to play a video game, more-so if I do well (which I generally do, I’m no professional but I can play well).

So this blog will, for the most part, be about my life as a gamer. I’ll post about some of the games I play, I might even dabble and review a game here and there, looking back at old gems (Deus Ex, if you’ve not played it, do so. It’s dated and past it’s time, but it was one of the best games I remember of my childhood). Other times it’ll be talking about things I’ve done in London. I’ll review different beers (gives me an excuse to try more!), theatre shows when I get a chance to, and other events/places/restaurants etc that I’ve had the opportunity to go to.

This, in all likelihood, will be a complete waste of time as no one will even see the site, but it gives me an output for my thoughts.

If you are here, I hope you enjoy, and please give me any feedback as you see fit. I can take it!