Mike's Gaming Trove

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About

My name is Michael Bassili, and I write articles about video games on the internet. I know it doesn't sound all that glamorous, but... well, it isn't. That's why I've turned to Patreon to help fund my antics. Articles are usually about weird phenomena in the gaming industry, or more high-level stuff on how games make people feel. I've reviewed some games in the past, but I don't play games until they've been heavily discounted and patched, and it's hard to come up with hot takes on decade-old games. Some of my favourite articles I've written include:
  • Fighting Game Mega Mix Vol.1, an intense review of about thirty popular fighting games meant to highlight good trends and qualities of the genre
  • The Death Of The Author, The Rise Of The Auteur, a piece on the rise of auteurship in the East (and its fall in the West), and how players are meant to interpret the games they play
  • The Joys Of Game Photography, looking into a lesser-talked about hobby among players, and how taking pictures of video games should be more "respected" in the eyes of the public
  • Stardew Valley (2016) Review, talking about how the game Stardew Valley frames office labour while glamorizing rural farm life, and how that prods players to really assess what kind of life they want to live
If any of these sound interesting to you, and you have the means to help out, I'd welcome your support on Patreon. Writing pieces, maintaining/upgrading the website, and self-marketing my content, on top of being a career programmer, is no small commitment.  Any support, whether that be through sharing my work or committing financially through Patreon, would make my day. I can't really offer much in terms of Patron-goodies, but those who pledge $5 get access to exclusive pieces of writing. They're smaller than the larger-scale pieces I write for the public, but I think they're somewhat interesting (often time they're larger pieces that I couldn't stretch past 1k words). I'll also send a signed "thank you" letter in the mail. I hope you (continue to) enjoy my writing; the website will always be ad-free, so don't feel bad if you don't decide to support my work. Thanks!

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