When I was born, I was holding a computer mouse in my left hand and a PlayStation controller in my right hand. I have been playing video games ever since I was little, probably because I wanted to imitate my parents, who had themselves spent countless nights playing Sonic or Tomb Raider. When winter came, I would break crates in Crash Bandicoot, collect gems in Spryo the Dragon, and lock the butler in the refrigerator in Tomb Raider. When summer came, I would run in my garden and pretend to shoot my dog with make-believe pistols, as if I were Lara Croft in front of dangerous wolves (I was a very imaginative kid).
Today, I no longer pretend to be Lara Croft in my garden (though I still want to, sometimes) – so when winter comes, I play video games, and when summer comes, I play some more. The games I love most are action/adventure games, platform games and survival/horror games. I do however like all kinds of games, except maybe fighting games, sports games and first-person shooters, which I hardly ever play. My favourite games are those that make you feel emotions of some sort, and games that are created by passionate people. If I had to keep only one video game character in my life, I would most likely pick Lara Croft, who has always been, and will probably always be my heroine.
In my eyes, video games are a promising, yet underestimated medium, that we still have to define, to shape and to build. Games grew up with me and respectively. Currently a student majoring in media & communication studies, I am writing a thesis on the gaming market. After that, I’m hoping to become part of this industry.
I am curious and imaginative, which is why I’m interested in a lot of subjects. I speak French and English fluently, and also a little bit of Spanish. When I am not playing games, I enjoy reading and doing a lot of useless stuff, such as spending time on Twitter or, well, eating. By the way, I’m also quite good at cooking. Or so I’ve been told.
This blog is not the only place where you can find me on the web: I have been a contributor to Captain Alban’s Tomb Raider fansite since 2010. I’m also the French translator for Crash Mania, a website devoted to the Crash Bandicoot franchise. You can also follow me on the usual social media.
- My website: nicolaslafarge.fr
- Facebook : Artcore Gamer’s page
- Twitter : @NicolasLafarge
- Instagram : @nicolas_lfg
- LinkedIn : /nicolaslafarge