For most of my life, I was considered the average, casual gamer. I loved The Legend of Zelda franchise, and I dabbled in a few Nintendo and PlayStation games here are there. I never suffered from FOMO or felt the urge to pre-order a game to play on day one. It was a simple life.
It was during the dawn of the COVID era when I started listening to video game podcasts and eventually joining Another Zelda Podcast as a writer and the Boss Rush Network. Developing friendships in these wonderful communities helped me unleash my closeted geekhood, and I soon was following the video game industry more closely. Oddly enough, I started spending more money purchasing the latest and greatest–even if they were things I’d typically buy. For example, I would typically own an older generation Nintendo and PlayStation console. Currently, I own the Switch OLED, PlayStation 5, Xbox…
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