Diary Updates – February 2022

So February decided it was going to be a tricky month for me but it did allow me some time to finish up some games and excitingly Horizon Forbidden West was released. Life Ah yes... so things were perhaps going too well so life throws a curveball. This has meant February was full of migraines…

Crash Bandicoot | The Game That Defines The Gaming Diaries

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These N-Sane Trilogy remixes of the original soundtrack are seriously on-point. Here is a collection of some of my favorites!

The Games That Define Us features carefully chosen music and remixes from the franchise of the game represented. Music is a key component of sharing the emotions one feels about a game, so we hope you will press the play button if you’re in a position to do so. 


Wow, we’ve really been getting through these! It’s Day 11 of The Games That Define Us! 

Just a brief summary if this is your first time here: This collaboration is a 34-day long adventure through video games. Each piece is its own unique audiovisual experience, complete with artwork, designs, music, and (most importantly) amazing works of prose by brilliant bloggers around the world. This adventure will take you through nostalgia, joy, ambition, self-discovery, regret, anxiety…

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Aloy: The Character That Defines The Gaming Diaries

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We’re pairing 8-bit music thematically, rather than based entirely on series. You can find this track and more Tater-Tot Tunes on YouTube! Stop by and jam to some great tunes.


Normal Happenings is proud to present The Characters That Define Us, a year long collaboration of 52+ incredible bloggers!

Time for the last of three The Characters That Define Us pieces featuring strong female protagonists! We’re here with The Gaming Diaries today, one of the kindest bloggers on the internet! They have a great blog, and a killer Twitch channel, so go subscribe! After reading this, please check out their piece on Crash Bandicoot for The Games That Define Us.

Aloy is one of my favorite characters in all of video games, so I’ve been excited to share this piece for quite some time. Please enjoy!


When I first properly started with console gaming I had a PlayStation. I…

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