I spend far too much time on Twitter. Not only is it my main way of keeping in touch with all of my pocket friends, I’m also following a bunch of gaming related topics, bloggers, and content creators. When you consider that most of my friends are nerds, well, it means an awful lot of gaming-related stuff shows up on my feed pretty regularly.
The other day, the thing making the rounds was a checklist style image with a bunch of game franchises listed along under the question of “What is your variety gamer score?”. Normally, I adore these kinds of lists, but as I looked over this one, I felt a little overlooked as someone who has spent her entire life with the PC being my primary gaming platform. My score was a rather low 24, but I felt like for me, as a PC gamer, there were a lot of pretty serious omissions on the original list.
So I did what anyone with strong opinions and way too much time on their hands would do – I made my own list of 100 video game franchises that – to me – felt less console-centric. Which means now, it’s probably PC-centric, but hey, at least now there’s one for both types of gamers. Obviously, there’s some overlap, but I definitely feel like I replaced some smaller franchises with some ones that a lot of people will be a bit more familiar with. Or maybe it’s just me, and that’d be ok too.
Does either of these lists speak to you more than the other? Leave me a comment or tag me on Twitter (@OhaiKrikket) with your Variety Gamer Score (and let me know which version you’re using)!