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Nitchi gets nominated for the Neat Blogger Award

That's really 'neat' of you...

It’s always nice to get recognised and know you’re doing a good job, and I think it’s worth patting yourself on the back once in a while. Recently, Nitchi was nominated for the Neat Blogger Award by Arthifis’ Place for which we are eternally grateful. Likewise, we thank you all for your continued support and time – it doesn’t go unnoticed!

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But before we continue, who is Arthifis? Well, she is a devoted blogger with a passion for anime, video games and anything in-between. With a steady stream of content, there’s always something to read courtesy of Arthifis, which is always worth checking out.  She’s very engaging with her audience and always happy to have a chat about her latest piece or whatever it may be. Please go check her blog out and get involved, we’re all one big family here and we appreciate the nomination and raise a toast to you.

Nitchi has come a long way in a short time and thankfully I’ve been here since day one and have the great responsibility of representing us on this momentous occasion. I hope I live up to all your expectations and you enjoy the read. Check the rest of the blog out as well if you’re new here. Anyhow, here are the rules:

  • Display the award logo
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog
  • Answer the questions of the one who nominated you
  • Nominate 5-10 bloggers
  • Ask them 7 questions

So without further ado, let’s move onto the questions!

Go to the very first post you have written! Tell us what is it about, share the link and tell us if you think you have developed your writing – by a lot or is it yet the same?

Well, I’ve written across many sites (including the lovely D-pad Joy before moving to Nitchi) so tracing my very first article is tricky, but my first for the team here was a review of Lego City Undercover on the Nintendo Switch. Overall I was impressed with the game in its latest form, but it did suffer from performance issues which dampened the experience somewhat. From a writing perspective, I think my writing has developed so I am now more succinct, covering all my points in fewer words where appropriate. Likewise, I think my coverage of other subject matter (e.g. feature articles) has also come along with some great feedback received along the way. Even if one person reads what I have to say, then I am happy!

What was your last post about?

So my last post was about playing games late and if we should wait for all the hype to settle down before jumping onboard. Of course, it’s nice to be part of the zeitgeist every now and again, but with most games needing significant updates from day one, are we best waiting for them to be polished before jumping in? Likewise, we have so many social media channels these days that pre-launch hype can get out of control. So when you do get that disc in your console, and it doesn’t live up to the mark, that inevitable disappointment can be tough when you have spent over £40 on it.

What is your favourite post you have written so far?

This is a tough one as I like all my posts and take great pride in my work. Honestly, I’m very self-critical of them all too and I’m never sure I’m onto a winner or not before getting prior approval. I’m getting more sure-footed but my favourite piece, funnily enough, is one where I discuss taking a break from gaming in order to give ourselves a breather. With so many games to play and such little time to play them, I think we need to be smarter with our time management and turn to other mediums, such as books, movies, TV or even physical activities, such as walking or going to the gym, instead of gaming. A change, or indeed a break, can do us some good!

What are your 3 favourite characters of all time? It can be from everywhere!

Well, this is a very easy one! Anyone who knows me will already be able to guess my top two characters but for those who don’t know me, my one and two spots are taken by Bruce Wayne (Batman) and Steve Rogers (Captain America). I love them both in equal measures and love their backstory, what they both stand for and all associated movies and miscellaneous items… If I could be half of one and half the other, then I’d be happy! My third would be Sora from Kingdom Hearts. By rights the game shouldn’t work, nor should Sora work as a hero, but both do with fantastic effect. Who’d think that a hybrid of Disney and Final Fantasy would work? Likewise, who’d think the unassuming Sora would be the key (see what I did there?) to defeating the Heartless and darkness?

What is a place you would love to travel? Either real or fantasy!

America has always been somewhere I’d love to visit and go travelling, sadly I’ve not made it there yet!  I like the appeal of the country, the culture and mostly the food and beer you can get over there. As a long time New England Patriots fan, I’d love to go watch football over there and even go to the Super Bowl if I could. Ideally, I’d love to spend a few months out there travelling and seeing as many states as I can.

If you had to drop out one of your hobbies entirely what would you choose and why?

Well, this question couldn’t have come at a better time really, given that I am typing this with one hand after suffering a broken finger during cricket training. The season hasn’t started and I’m confident that I’m out for the season already which is a real shame. With that in mind, I think I may already be giving this up as being injured is becoming a regular occurrence sadly, I cant keep breaking fingers and not being able to play games, can I?!

Favourite Game/Anime? Depending on what your blog is about…

So being a gaming blog, my choice will be my favourite game! It’s not an easy choice as I love a lot of games in equal measure for many different reasons. Take Fallout 4 as an example or my first gaming experience of Final Fantasy 7 that got me properly into gaming. But if I had to choose one game as my all-time favourite it would have to be Kingdom Hearts. As I’ve mentioned already, on the surface it shouldn’t work, but it does with almost magical effect. Granted the story is a little convoluted with the many spin-offs there has been but the first is where it all began and is my favourite game to date. I’ve waited so long for the third instalment of the main trilogy and now it’s nearly here, the wait is almost unbearable.

So that’s it and that’s me! Or at least some information about me anyway. I hope you enjoyed it and here are my nominations:

Lastly, but by no means least, here are my questions for you all to answer:

  • What is your earliest gaming memory? What console were you playing on and what game were you playing?
  • When did you start blogging and why?
  • What feature do you wish any of your consoles had that they currently don’t?
  • Name a movie that you wish had a video game made after it; which developer would you want to make it and why?
  • Do you have a games room or corner? If so, let us see it (if you want to, that is!) and show us your favourite thing in there.
  • You have a child or a pet, which character do you name it after (could be from a movie, TV, or game etc) and why?
  • What keeps you going when gaming? Coffee, tea or something else?

Thanks to everyone for continuing to read Nitchigamer, the support is greatly appreciated.

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