Exploring the Virtually Infinite Universe of No Man’s Sky


This once highly anticipated game has become a something one either loves or hates. I love it, because there are over 18,000,000,000,000,000,000 unique planets to explore. Also, you can play it like real life, as in … there’s no actual point to the game. It’s like actual exploration, you do it simply for the joy and wonder of discovery.

It’s not for everyone, but it’s perfect for someone who’s always daydreamed of exploring other worlds.

Here’s my problem: video games like this (and more are coming out this year) completely sate my imagination for exploring other worlds, and thus, I end up not feeling compelled to write space-faring science fiction.

But, really, I’ve been struggling with motivation to continue writing ever since I finished the as-yet-unpublished “Forever and For Always.” All my creative energy is being directed to other things. Like … video. About video games.

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