Creativity is one of the most important things a human being can express. It’s good for our brains, our hearts, and our souls. It allows people to explore themselves and others in a deep way, something introspection and discussion can’t always do. When consuming others’ creative works, you’re getting a piece of who they are as a person, whether they wanted or intended that or not.
Creativity allows us to function as a society. We’re not merely surviving—we’re living, hour to hour and day to day. How we spend our time digesting others’ creative works—whether that’s a movie, a novel, or a collection of poems—is important to how we grow as people and a community of human beings. I hope reading about the creative content I enjoy (or don’t) gets your creative juices flowing and inspires you to make something great and uniquely your own. At the very least maybe you’ll discover something new you might be interested in.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
I haven’t played a Call of Duty game since I got the original Modern Warfare for my birthday in high school. I found the story forgettable and the multiplayer dull. Well, I started a new job at Heavy.com recently, and a PR rep got a hold of me and sent over a free copy of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Who am I to turn that down? The graphics are stunning, obviously, but I can’t help but feeling that everything Advanced Warfare is trying to do Titanfall already did better. In more than a few multiplayer matches I’ve tried to run along a wall or jump over a building only to be reminded that’s not possible in this game. Still, it’s a decent enough experience—especially because it was free.
Ah, Minecraft. Every time I get into this game I find myself in over my head trying to learn all the new stuff that’s been added and updated since I last played. I wrote a few articles on the game last week so I figured I might as well buy it for my Xbox One at a discounted price and see what’s new. So far I’ve only created this little fishing hut, but it’s so cute and cozy! In the past, I’ve made warehouse, farms, temples, mines, and all that good stuff with my girlfriend helping me out. Minecraft is a relaxing game, so I know I’ll be playing it for a long time to come, even if I never fully understand all the updates that release.