Like all things, carving a legacy in the shape of written works is much easier said than done. Saying that, however, launching a new pastime on Vocal Media isn't really that difficult — providing you set your expectations relatively low. At least to begin with, anyway. Take me, for example. It took me eight months to accrue a single dollar in revenue from Vocal. And, believe me when I say — I wrote a lot of stories. Like, a few a day at a bare minimum. But I never let those slow harvesting pennies stop me from wanting to branch out and pursue the writing dream I longed for. Oh no — I pushed on and I kept writing, because I knew that one day my words would reach the right audience.
I'll be honest, for the last two years, I've probably written close to one hundred and twenty articles for Vocal. Only, I've never quite amassed the thousands of pounds that I had originally set out for. In fact, only a few stories have gone on to reach a much wider audience than I anticipated. And, it's those few stories that keep my wallet ticking over during the months that I leave my account to idle.
The gaming industry is a multi-billion pound cash cow that continues to gain interest as hardware expands and triple-A titles bunch up by the motherload. With the turn of a new horizon with Microsoft launching the long-awaited Xbox Series X, and Sony branching out their rival console, PlayStation 5; the war is heating up for yet another battle for which next-gen console will take home the trophy (or achievement in Microsoft's case).
We may speak the same tongue oceans apart, but believe me, there are just some things that don't match when it comes to crossing British and American culture. And that can often surprise your typical Brit or American tourist when it comes to soaring to the neighbouring country for the first time. Like me, a Brit, for example. I, for one, didn't know that almost everywhere in the US requires tipping — even for a coffee. Like, there is a tax on practically EVERYTHING, and that was a total culture shift for me. Plus, it meant that every time I ventured somewhere, I'd have to calculate the additional costs that we don't really have back in the UK. But that doesn't mean we're slightly more protective over our money or anything. It just means that we're fitted with different mindsets depending on where we've grown up. And that's okay.
When we think of the word "PUNK", we automatically picture oppressed street folk who think they're well above the law and only have sinister intentions of overthrowing the government. With their many tattoos, piercings, soap and sugar spiked mohawks, and patchwork leather jackets; we often place the cliché into a subcategory of criminally challenged individuals. But, I have to say that what we might initially think of the punk scene has never been more wrong. And, you wouldn't believe this if you encountered one on the street, but somewhere behind that mould is a heart just the same as you. And it beats no different from any other soul on this planet.
A video game doesn't necessarily need to possess a striking orchestra in order to become a groundbreaking phenomenon. But, if they did solely rely on the soundtracks alone – then this list of video games would certainly be the ones that'd be nominated for every music award on the globe.