Hi there from the sunshine state! =]
This is mainly a blog full of screenshots ive taken from games like Bioshock/Bioshock Infinite, Dishonored, Portal, Fallout, Dead Space and Skyrim as well as a few others. Plus a little bit of stuff i like, and even some me. Anything not tagged jlbiggs isnt mine. If you would like me to credit you, just send me a quick message and i would be more than happy to.
I often feel that games aren't given enough credit. To me, they are works of art. They contain engaging stories like books and beautiful visuals like movies. The music can give you chills just like your favorite band. But my favorite thing about them is the atmosphere they pull you in with and before you know it, you've stayed up till 4 in the morning, eyes all blurry with a controller in your hand.
You can get so caught up in playing (which of course is a good thing!), that you might zoom by a detail, area or even a level that probably took months to put together. So my goal with this blog is really threefold. To showcase as much as i can, the time and effort that went into a game, to hopefully bring back a fond memory of playing it and if im lucky, to get a few people to try out a game they havent experienced yet.
There's nothing special about me or the screenshots i take at all. I just like to explore game worlds and snap some screenshots along the way. Whether you're taking a picture of a game on a black and white TV with your Indestructible Nokia, or you're taking a screenshot on a beast of a computer, they are both equally as amazing. When taking shots (as well as playing), i have to say the thing i love the most is finding all the little details the game designers put in a level. At the end of the day, they did all the hard work, im just along for the ride.
Bioshock is very very special to me. It came out at a great time in my life, and in my opinion, was an amazing game. The atmosphere, the music, the setting, the look, the gameplay. It all came together to form a masterpiece. For christmas one of my best friends got me the pc version and the second i noclipped through the lighthouse and flew through the city down below, i saw Rapture (and every other game afterwards) in a whole new light. I was able to see how they put it together, how they added the tiniest details in to make it a believable world. I could almost feel the time, love and effort they put in to it. I started taking screenshots and posting them on the Bioshock forums and a few years later, they wound up on tumblr. Since that christmas in 2007, ive played through Bioshock more times than i can even count. I know every inch of every level. And i still cant get enough. There are games where i put the controller down after 5 minutes. That Rapture is still this interesting after all this time, is a testament to what the developers created. Now that Infinite has been released, that has shot to the top of my list as well. Its absolutely one of the most beautiful games ive ever played. Columbia fascinates me just like Rapture does. The art direction, texture work and 3d modeling blow me away.
One of the most wonderful human beings ive ever met, Audrey, is the reason i have this tumblr. She pointed out to me one day that my pictures were on FYeahBioshock and that led me to make my own page. Thank you Audrey!
And thank you for taking the time to check out my page!