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My Alternative Gaming Awards 2016

My Alternative Gaming Awards 2016

2016 went by insanely fast and my poor blog got thoroughly neglected, but I’m back with the highlights and lowlights of my gaming antics. The awards are for games I’ve played this year, not necessarily released in 2016 though. Thank you to those who have made my online gaming incredibly fun in 2016. I may have insulted you in the heat of the moment, but when I yelled, “YOU’RE A GIANT DICKHOLE” for saving my awesome Rocket League goal, it was done with love and affection. On with the show!..

December 31, 2016  |  No Comments » Read More
Response To: Video games have a diversity problem that runs deeper than race or gender

Response To: Video games have a diversity problem that runs deeper than race or gender

I read an article in the Guardian that was doing the rounds on Twitter today which you can read here – “Video games have a diversity problem that runs deeper than race or gender“, and was over the moon. It completely hit the nail on the head. My response falls under ‘too long to tweet’ and ‘maybe too short to blog’ as it’s pretty much total agreement with the author.

I write this as a woman who games, I grew up with video games and despite being one of the minority who clung to the hobby as I aged, I can see why many girls drifted away.

September 11, 2015  |  1 Comment » Read More
Interview: Music and Video Games with Dommin

Interview: Music and Video Games with Dommin

I love music. I flit between gothic rock to 90s rap to 80s power ballads. What I rarely do nowadays at the ripe old age of 34, is get hugely into bands. My MP3 player is full of random songs but I don’t often get into an entire album by one artist any more. There’s not many bands that make me ‘fangirl-out’, that make me churn out cliches such as, “Their lyrics speak to me”, or, “Their music has helped get me through difficult times”. Dommin is one of those bands. I first discovered them on MySpace, close to fifteen years ago, and felt an instant bond to their music. A rare moment when a song punches you in the gut from the first listen and you desperately want to hear more. I played Mend Your Misery on repeat, started up a Facebook page for fellow fans and finally met the band on a tour supporting HIM. In the queue outside, HIM fans were wondering who the support act was and I gushed about this Californian band called Dommin. On the way out after the gig, I overheard echoes of my own thoughts, that they were a support  who blew away the main act. Sorry, HIM!

May 18, 2015  |  1 Comment » Read More
My Alternative Gaming Awards 2014

My Alternative Gaming Awards 2014

After a hiatus in 2013, my Alternative Gaming Awards are back! For clarification, this is based on games I’ve played this year, NOT games necessarily released this year. My new years resolutions for 2015, if I could be arsed with them, would be to remember to blog a little more often and to be able to spell ‘necessarily’ without having to spell-check it. I hope you’ve experienced some video game gems this year and have a geektastic 2015. Now, on with the ceremony!

December 31, 2014  |  2 Comments » Read More
A 12yo's Thoughts On Being A Girl Geek

A 12yo’s Thoughts On Being A Girl Geek

(My twelve year old daughter wanted to write about her views on being a young, female geek. She games on Xbox, Playstation, Wii and DS, loves superhero comics and their spin-off movies. She wanted to blog about her opinions on the hobbies she adores and I’ve left it largely unedited. ‘Boobs’ feature rather heavily.)

Living as a 12 year old is great for most, except for groaning at upcoming exams and dreading the next maths lesson. However this is a stupid way to describe me seeing as it is most unreliable. I love exams and maths, and that makes me an unusual person to meet yet even though my ability to love things that are for most unlovable, people are surprised the more they uncover about me. I am probably the most games-crazy girl you will ever meet. I shall forever remember the look on peoples face when I tell them about Halo or Red Dead Redemption. It sure is hilarious.

July 24, 2014  |  No Comments » Read More
Boscombe The RPG Preview

Boscombe The RPG Preview

I live in a town with a dodgy reputation and have half-joked in the past that a Grand Theft Auto: Boscombe should exist. A controversially large number of rehabilitation centres and lower rent in comparison to other parts of Bournemouth means an unusually high amount of colourful characters walk these streets. And deal drugs in them. And stab people in them. Imagine Jeremy Kyle releasing all his guests into one small area and you’ll get the gist. I live a stones throw from the high street so see the best and worst that this town has to offer. To add some balance we also have a lovely beach, an art scene, numerous cafes and the best Thai restaurant ever so it’s not all bad.

November 15, 2013  |  No Comments » Read More