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Steam Next Fest 2024

Steam Next Fest is one of my favorite times of the year.

You get to demo a selection of upcoming games and most of the time they offer demo’s for games I’m highly anticipating for that year.

Here is my selection for this year and I hope I get to at least half of these games before Next Fest is over. I would love to stream these titles but the reality is that with kids always in your face, that can be a challenge. So for now, I’ll just be posting blog posts on my thoughts of the demos I do end up playing.

So far I’ve played 2 titles and I’m not as crazy about them as I thought I would be — but I’m hopeful for some of the other ones.

Are you doing Steam Next Fest? Which titles are you trying out?

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Top 3 Games of 2023

Surprisingly 2023 was a pretty good gaming year for me. Half because of escapism and the other half… okay well it was mostly just escapism. But hey, that’s fine. Whatever get’s us to the next day, right?! I got really into PC gaming in 2022 so a lot of the games I’ve been playing have been on PC or on Steam; according to Steam I played 19 games in 2023, 15 of those were new games. And here I am, giving you my top 3.

Cozy Grove

I started this game in 2022 on my PS4 and I wasn’t really into it. I’m not sure what got me to pick this game back up again, but I’m *so* glad I did. While I’ll always say I’m not emotionally ready to play Spiritfarer, I wasn’t expecting Cozy Grove to be as emotional and hard hitting as it was. Getting to know these bears, what they thought of the island, how they got here and seeing them slowly start to remember why they’re there, how they died and who they left behind… is heartbreaking. Considering you have a handful of bears running around helping at the same time… you get hit with a lot of really sad memories.

Getting to know these bears has been such a pleasure. It gives me the same feelings I had when I first played Animal Crossing New Leaf on the original DS, like these bears were my friends and I got to see them every day. I’ve been taking my time with the story because 1) Flamey is demanding way too many logs at this point and 2) I got the DLC not knowing that you’d lose 3 bears once you completed their stories. So now I’m watching their hearts and wondering which 3 am I going to lose. I’d prefer to not lose any of them!

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Oh, hello

I’m a mother of 2 adorable girls. The oldest being a gamer herself. I’ve been gaming since 1990 when my dad bought a regular Nintendo and instantly got hooked on Mario Bros. I didn’t care too much for Duck Hunt. I still don’t. From there my dad taught me how to play Tetris then FreeCell on the display laptops at Costco. Now as an adult Tetris and FreeCell are my idle minded games. My dad passed away 5 months after my oldest daughter was born, 4 years ago. And I miss him every day. Gaming makes me feel like he’s still with me, watching me, asking a million questions.

In 2004 the boy I was dating introduced me to StarCraft, Kingdom Hearts and FFXI. My love for Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy MMORPG’s are endless. I’m a huge fan of Roxas and Axel, so much in fact that my in game name is usually Axelyn.

Hi, nice to meet you; I go by Zellie or Axelyn, your choice.

In 2016 I met my husband on FFXIV through a mutual friend after a very deep dark episode I was having. We will be celebrating our 7 year in game wedding in July and are raising 2 girls together. What are the freakin odds, amirite?

I currently game on PC, PS5 and Nintendo Switch. I also mobile game on my iPad if my kiddo isn’t hogging it and my Steam Deck. I’m a bit of a console snob, and I also have a huge backlog of games I’m hoping to get to by the end of the summer.

Beyond that I’m a blogger, a foodie, a bookworm, a travel bug and I suffer from a number of different types of anxiety. I’m a former Disney World Cast Member and I’m a total fandom nerd.

I hope you find something useful here or company if that’s what you’re looking for.