Recently I decided to put my name forward for the V By Very Blog Awards Ireland 2017 and it has paid off. I got the news this week that I have made the longlist with 6 other websites in their Gaming category. This is the sixth year of the V By Very Blog Awards Ireland and the first year that there has been a Gaming category. To say I am happy to have made the longlist would be an understatement, I am ecstatic.

Gaming Blog, one of four new categories in this years V By Very Blog Awards Ireland.

I have been posting about gaming online for a few years now, using various platforms to talk about retro gaming to people from all corners of the world. It was only late last year however that I decided to create my own website to blog more in depth about my love of gaming. I have been a video game enthusiast my entire life,one of my earliest memories is playing Super Mario Bros in my bedroom with my older brother Aodhan. From then, I moved along with the times, playing the latest video games and consoles that were released. I became hooked on retro video games a few years ago when my better half presented me with the gift of a Super Nintendo and a copy of Super Mario Kart for my birthday. Since then I have been posting online, getting to know other retro gamers and discovering all of the video games from the past that I never got to play as a kid.

Retro gaming reminds me of my youth, renting games from the video store on the weekend and staying up all night trying to complete them before they had to be returned. I have so many happy memories around the games of my childhood and when I play those games now, it takes me back to the good old days. It’s not just the nostalgia factor that has me hooked on old school gaming, a lot of old games stand the test of time and are still a joy to play today.

My main focus may be on retro gaming but I also enjoy playing new games and keeping up to date with what is going on in the gaming industry. There are so many amazing websites and blogs out there to keep you up to date on all areas of gaming from retro to modern. As I mentioned before, there are 6 other websites on the longlist in the Gaming category for the Blog Awards Ireland and I would recommend them all to any gamer. I will leave a link to each of the websites below so you can check out and enjoy their great content.

It is an honor to be in the same category as these other websites and I wish them all the best of luck in advancing to the next stages of the blog awards. Thank you to everybody who reads my blog and enjoys my content, I really appreciate it. Making the longlist has inspired me and I have some new great ideas in mind for the future blogs.

Until then, thank you again for reading, your next blog is in another castle.


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