In the geek realm, 2014 was the year of botched game launches and the year of great story telling in video games Assassin’s Creed: Unity and Halo: Master Chief Collection. For movies, it proved that Guardians of The Galaxy, a comic book about an unusual group of people went on to be one of the most successful films in 2014. Last year also showed you that most people still bought albums. Taylor Swift dropped 1989 and it sold over a million copies in its first week. That’s huge considering how easily accessible music is thanks to the internet.
You might be asking yourself, ‘what kind of New Year’s resolutions can a geek make?’ Well, there are few that Entertainment Buddha can think of, but of course, it is up to you to follow through with them. Down below, you’ll find a list of New Year’s resolutions that may spark some change in your 2015. Whatever your resolutions, we wish you all the success in achieving them. Happy New Year from all of us here at Entertainment Buddha.
1) Get to your back log of video games, comics, and movies/TV
This resolution goes without saying, but we’re saying it anyway. Take this early part of the year to hash through your backlog of whatever your vice is. If it’s video games, then you have some time to get caught up before it starts to pick up again. If you read comics, lock yourself in your room or a go to a quiet place and get lost in the pages. Some comics are short enough that you can get through an issue in record pace. You’ll get caught up in no time. If you are behind on movies and TV shows, now is a good time to get started catching up. The early months of the new year are generally slow. For TV that’s when most fall shows return from the winter break, so you still have time to get caught up.
2) Don’t fall for Steam sales (too hard)
Every year, Steam has a handful of massive holiday sales in which they suck the contents out of your wallet. The deals are usually very good and one should never pass up a deal. The downside is that you’ve just spent a lot of money and added more to your backlog.
Some of Entertainment Buddha’s writer can attest to this. Don’t fall victim to their trickery. There will always be plenty of opportunities to get great deals on Steam, we suggest pacing yourself throughout 2015. Your wallet will be thankful.
3) Don’t fall victim to the hype
Big studios will spend mega buck to hire the best marketers to do research and find new ways to push a product on you. Video game commercials will put pay for a catchy song by a big time artist or indie band. The song will be accompanied by the best graphics for the game you’ll ever see. When it comes time to play the game, the commercial is still fresh in your mind. Sadly, the end result can be disappointing because you’ve bought into the hype only to be let down. If you’re not sure about a game check out if there is a stream on Twitch going on. If there is a demo, play it. Just know what you’re getting into before your blinded by the hype.
4) Try something different
At this point in your life, you’re probably already set in your ways. You know what you like and you know what you don’t like. This year, look outside of your comfort zone and try something different.
If you’ve always wanted to watch an anime show, but were never sure where to start, reach out to friends and ask them what you should watch. Even if you don’t get into it, just give it a try and watch at least one show or movie.
If you’ve wanted to read comics, but didn’t know which one to start reading, again, talk to friends. Go to your local comic book shop and talk to the staff. They will always have plenty of recommendations based on what you like.
There’s a plethora of video games to choose from and it can be quite intimidating to narrow down a game to play. If you’ve been looking for something different to play, just look into a different genre. Talk to friends that have played games that you might be interested in and go from there. You can also check out Entertianmentbuddha.com and read through past reviews of games you’re thinking about playing.
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