A Tribute To David Bowie

The many looks of David Bowie by Helen Green

David Bowie. The man, the myth, and sadly now, legend. He was a number of things: a singer, painter, model, artist, actor, and so much more. He was an incredibly influential person and an icon, the kind we may never see again. You might know his catchy songs, seen him on the big screen, or admired one of his many portraits, but regardless, It is clear how much of the world he touched. His embodiment and music extends into video games where his influence made a meaningful impact.

Conquered Games of 2015

Backlog, I hate the word. It should be wiped out of every gamer’s mind. The word invokes a negative connotation. Video games are my hobby and I like to look at the positive side. I cherish the moments when I decimate the final boss, find every hidden secret in a level, or even participating in short alpha/beta programs. I never want to forget these moments, and the best way for me to keep track is with a list.

Halo: Where It All Began

Halo 5: Guardians is here! It has been a long time since I’ve been excited for a new entry into the Halo series. Throughout the years, each new installment of Halo was built on its already successful story, gameplay, and split-screen playability. Since the Master Chief Collection was plagued with bugs and broken promises, I never had a chance to play all the games back-to-back. With Halo 5: Guardians release, this is the perfect time to revisit the Halo series. After I complete each game, I will write a blog post about my memories, experiences and new opinions as I replay this beloved series. This blog post series begins with one of my favorite First-Person Shooter (FPS) games ever made: Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary.

A Conversation About Video Games

Lucky Lightford wearing his lucky t-shirt.

Hello reader, Welcome to The Lightford Meta. I want to have a conversation about video games and the world in which they live. Video games differ in size and type, based on complex code that a majority of people do not understand; this, however, does not tarnish the product. We should be grateful for those with the capacity to make new, innovated worlds where fantasy can act as reality. My goal for this blog is to educate readers in video game culture. I also want to discuss opinions in regards to budgeting for video games, explore how story elements relate to literary concepts, propose new ideas, raise novel “what if” scenarios, and cover many more topics I am excited to reveal in future posts. I will act with due diligence to research ideas and provide facts accordingly. The Lightford Meta will go beyond simple concepts and transcend to external factors as well. The video game world has achieved numerous advances, and many new possibilities have developed that were not feasible twenty years ago. The meta is always changing, and I am here to talk about it. Thank you for reading, Lucky Lightford