Greetings friends! First off, I want to say thank you all for an amazing first two years as a streamer and content creator. I'm humbled that I get to do this. This is a blessing and a privilege. And to celebrate going into our third year, I will be doing a 24 hour stream starting … Continue reading 0ptimysticgamer v1.3 – Community Patch Notes [0p3]
While I will be doing a rave and a rant on stream after E3 is over, for now, enjoy some bite sized reactions to E3's press conferences! -EA- Well! Just when I thought EA couldn't become any duller they not only managed to show us next to nothing in terms of interesting games, they flat … Continue reading 0pti Rants and Raves About E3
Hey there everyone! Dylan here. I wanted to take a minute to update you guys on my future plans with "0ptimystic" and what I want to do with my content going forward. Don't worry! I'm not shutting things down!(Why does everyone jump to that immediately!?) There's just a lot that I need to update you … Continue reading The State of “0ptimystic”
While I risk being the next redundant voice of how some of the gaming community despises loot boxes, I still believe it bears discussion as someone who revolves their life around video games. Going forward, I will try to not repeat anything that has already been done ad nauseam. If you would like further insights … Continue reading Loot Box Bullshit and AAA Snake Oil
Greetings all! Bit of an update going forward for my streaming content! So I've been trying to figure out a way to speak about my personal experiences with mental illness while still providing you all with quality content. So I've come up with a nifty idea! Introducing "Talking about it Tuesdays" and "Therapy Thursday"! During … Continue reading Introducing “Therapy Thursdays” and “Talk about it Tuesdays!”
Welcome to my website! A humble, cobbled together collection of articles I wrote over the last two years and the future home of all my efforts to be a content creator. Over the last two years I've been writing for a website called The Game Bolt. I wrote reviews, editorials, preview pieces, and most importantly, "Trigger Warning!" a series I dedicated to using video games as a way to cope with and understand mental illness and trauma. It was from "Trigger Warning!" that I gained my current platform as a nerd who advocates for mental illness awareness and seeks to end the stigma behind.
*This post was originally published on The Game Bolt in August, 2016* Now, I’m not saying Konami is dead in the water. However, I will say that they have no clue what their established audience wants anymore and they don’t seem to care. At Gamescom 2016, Konami put out a trailer for the newest Metal … Continue reading Metal Gear Survive and Konami’s Continued IP Abuse
*This post was originally published on The Game Bolt in May, 2016* I remember getting my first non-Nintendo console back in 2002. It was the bulky black original Xbox. That monstrosity of machines was one part door stop, one part home defense blunt weapon, and one part rad gaming machine. The two games I got … Continue reading Goodnight Sweet Prince, Lionhead Studios Closes its Doors