Ten months ago I purchased a domain and set up a WordPress account with the express purpose of blogging about the stuff that I enjoyed. Games, movies, T.V., sports, comics, and even some music thrown in there as well. And nine months ago I created a plan to make that happen, and be enjoyable for both myself, and any poor potential reader who somehow found their way this deep into the mass of games, movies, T.V., sports etc. blogs seemingly so numerous that they might just have the capacity blot out the sun if they were corporeal in form. I’ll be honest, those first couple weeks as I worked to write my first pieces for this blog, I was struggling to find a way to stand out amongst the sea of people who do this exact same thing already. As it ended up, it took me quite a bit more than a few weeks to find that answer, nine months in fact. But do you know what the answer I came to was? As stupid as it sounds; just don’t worry about. Why did I give a crap about what a hundred thousand other blogs were doing? I decided that I just wanted to do this blog for fun, put my thoughts down on (virtual) paper, and if people care enough to actually read any of it, awesome, I’ll take that as a nice bonus for all the work.
So anyways, I want to formally welcome anyone and everyone to this, my humble blog named The Jump Button. And if any of you out there already have a blog or something of the sort called the The Jump Button (knowing the Internet, probably), tough shit. I already paid money for the domain ;). I was thinking of ways to kick thing off in style; my top 10 all time games, my top 10-15 upcoming games in 2014-15, my review of gaming’s current status, my hopes and fears for the future etc. etc. I decided I wanted to do something a bit more interesting and a bit more controversial (great way to start, eh?); why I think gaming’s generation 7, that is the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Wii era of 2005 to 2013 is the most important/greatest generation of all time, and why it will be hard for anything else to top it going forward. It will be a multi-part series over a number of weeks (or months) focusing on topics that range from the expansion of storytelling, to the birth of billion dollar franchises, and the rise of mobile and casual gaming. So while I’ll be working on that big project I’ll also be updating with lesser stories, and talking about the goings on. Thus, don’t be alarmed when you see a story that doesn’t have anything to do with last-gen, I’m getting to it!
I do hope you’ll join me for this adventure, however it ends. I know I’ll have a good time, and I hope, truly hope, that you, the dear reader, however you made it here, enjoy the time you spend on this blog, and come away with something valuable.
Thank you, and don’t forget to press X and jump in! (I’m currently taking suggestions for a cliche ending line!)