Merry Christmas from Strat Packer

2023-12-17  Misc

If your December has been anywhere near as busy as mine then you’ll understand the dearth of articles and videos in recent weeks, as a few ongoing reviews and retrospectives have taken a back seat to social events and Christmas preparations (and rightfully so). Don’t worry - I’ll return to those projects in 2024.

For now, though, I’d just like to say that I hope anybody out there who stumbles upon this humble little blog has a merry Christmas and a new year full of happiness.

Speaking on a personal level, 2023 has been transformational for me. I’ve reached a satisfying place professionally and have connected with some inspiring people both IRL and in the pleasant little corner of Twitter I’ve found myself settling into.

Let’s hope that 2024 continues in a similar vein for us all.

Strat Packer

Highlights of 2023

If you get bored over the Christmas break and need some reading material to tide you over, look no further. Below is a list of some of my favourite articles from 2023.

Video games

•   Searching for God in Starfield
•   Yakuza 6: The Song of Life retrospective
•   EA Sports FC 24 review

Travel and leisure

•   Notes from a brief stay in Austin, TX
•   How to run a half marathon (better)
•   A lesson in curiosity from Japan
•   F1 Arcade, London

Philosophy and sociology

•   Anxiety, locus of control, and gratitude
•   Why do we think morality is in decline?

Films, music, and books

•   Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
•   Asteroid City review
•   Viva Las Vengeance review
•   Gran Turismo review
•   Glass Onion review
•   The Menu review

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