BOOBS or GTFO: I, The Female Gamer

…professionally and casually. Whether this turns into a low-key discussion or rant, I don’t know. I think I’m a pretty casual person, but discussion is important and representation/standing opinion is necessary. There was a time when I was afraid to express my thoughts on this subject, but have since realized that silence extremely counter productive and […]

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What have I been up to?

Time flies when you’re working with a non-profit convention and a good chunk of your spare life has been spent producing mass amounts of marketing copy for their blog and website. Whew! As some of you may know, when I’m not writing, gaming, applying for jobs, figuring out this whole book thing, or pretending to be […]

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Writing Moral Decisions and Video Games

Over the weekend, I set aside all responsibility and sat down to play one of my all-time favorite games, Guild Wars 2. It’s something that I can’t put down, even after a full year without playing. For the hell of it, I decided to start a new character to readjust to the game versus picking […]

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Blog Additions and Projects

In the midst of writing my book, swimming under a daily pile of job applications, and attempting to provide my body with the necessary nourishment needed to function as a normal human being: I’ve added a few new pages to the blog! You may have already noticed, but there is now a Calendar and a Contact […]

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Ideal Storytelling and First Person Exploration Games

I picked up Dear Esther during the Steam Summer Sale of 2012 for barely one dollar. Just wanting to play something different after months of infatuation with Minecraft, a friend and I decided to play it together over Skype (she was in Hawaii, and I in DC). Besides numerous games of invisible Marco Polo, quickly describing […]

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My (Personal) Favorite 3DS Titles

At first, I wanted to title this one “Why My 3DS Is Just As Cool As My Xbox One and PS4,” but I decided against that. There is an strong undercurrent of console discrimination, and my little pink handheld is often thrown to the waves — especially when compared to the bigger boxes. But you know […]

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Powerful Women in Mainstream Gaming

On two prior occasions, I’ve briefly discussed my thoughts about the representation of women in video games (whether we’re talking representation as characters, or the involvement of women in the industry). It’s definitely a rough, drawn out topic that has become unfortunately taboo to discuss irregardless of tone. Rather than take the time to highlight […]

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Me, Myself, and My Writing

Since I’ve gotten better at networking, I’ve connected with all sorts of individuals within the gaming industry.  Most of them have either been on the art or technical sides development, as writers are fewer and far between (or, unreachable deities to my unworthy eyes).  One of the first questions they ask in casual conversation is how […]

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Underrated Favorites: Until Dawn

I knew almost nothing about Until Dawn until I sat down and played the damn thing in one, very thorough, eleven hour sitting. I was camped out at my local GameStop, picking up some miscellaneous bobs for my 3ds, when I saw the poster. It so happened to be the release date that morning, and they […]

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[Fiction] Love Letters to Myself, Part Four

It was intoxicating like drinking scotch is intoxicating.  You drink one finger of it and you’re doing fine, a second and the burn might sting a little more.  Then, a third.  All the while you’re sitting at a bar, maybe on your own couch thinking everything is fine and dandy when it smacks you in […]

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