We’re Back [PlayingWithThought Reboot]

-by Dylan DiBona

It’s with my full pleasure that I welcome you back to PlayingWithThoughts. Yes that’s right, the “s” is on its way out. Sometime during summer when I buy the domain that will be the new name, no big deal.

PlayingWithThought is exactly what it sounds like. Every single day we will take a look at interesting topics within gaming culture, the market, and of course the games themselves. I will analyze games and discuss why they succeed from a design point of view. I will also gush over certain titles, as I’ve come to realize that I write from my heart quite a lot.

So other than the name, what’s different this time around?

1. New Types of Articles

I won’t spoil anything specifically, but I’ve come up with a new series, and actually have the first installment of another type of article I’ve been wanting to do for quite some time. Get ready for some fresh ideas.

2. Branching Out

Part of any good brand is expanding one central idea into a web. Let me get the smaller things out of the way first:

Twitch – I doubt I’ll be using it much, but it’s a staple for any gaming online presence.

Twitter – You’re not reading it wrong, my handle is TurtleRaisins. Why? I’m not sure either. If I can get a small boost in followers I’ll start tweeting some game related goodness.

And onto the bigger one:

YouTube – Okay so quite some time ago I tinkered around with the idea of running a YouTube channel alongside this blog, hence the old Portal video, which I still kind of like. The thing I’ve come to realize about myself though is I don’t have the patience to edit lengthier videos on my aging laptop. I want to keep this channel as a very easy side project.

I have an idea for an unscripted series, but I’d like to hear what you guys want to see down in the comments below.

3. Weekends Off

I obviously love writing about games, but PlayingWithThought was the only thing I was doing every day of the week. Sometimes I need a little break to just relax, or maybe sometimes I need a couple of days to stockpile on blogs for the next week. I hope you guys understand.

4. This Time I Need Something From You Guys

Yes, I will admit I need some help in this endeavor. What do I need?

Honesty and support. That’s it.

If my article is full of boring language, is too long or just plain dumb- let me know. If you liked it and want to see more around the same style or theme- let me know. If you have any friends who would like to read serious pieces on video games- let them know.

Thank you in advance for any and all support.


It’s good to be back everybody. I have one announcement coming up tomorrow and then Monday kick starts blogging again. I hope you guys look forward to what’s coming up. As always, thanks for reading.

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