Tuesday, April 8, 2014

G: Gaming

I play video games.  Therefore, I am a gamer.

I'm not here to start a debate over sub-qualifications of what constitutes being a gamer, let alone that stupid "gamer girl" argument.  I have boobs and a vagina and right now South Park: The Stick of Truth is my obsession right now.  That's all there is to it.

I have always enjoyed video games.  I was also raised properly to know that also going outside and playing softball instead of Softball Simulator '98 was just as important.

If that was a real game, hilarious.

I still own my 8-bit NES, though sadly it doesn't work too well.  I'm even lucky enough to have the GOLD Adventure of Zelda game cartridge.  These days, we're a lovely house of PS3, Wii, 3DS, and PC gaming.  The only thing you won't see in my game library are first person shooters and sports games.... and scary games.  Slender?  To hell with that game.  I cried and screamed like a toddler at The Blair Witch Project, you think I'm gonna play crap like that?

Other big favorites of mine, past and present: Mario Party, The Sims, Age of Empires 2, World of Warcraft (see W in days to come), Batman: Arkham series, Dungeon Keeper 2, Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario Bros 3, and this you I highly recommend you Google for shits and giggles, Princess Tomato and the Salad Kingdom (it's so bad it's good).

On a final note, sticking with the letter G, here's a goat parkouring off his buddies:


  1. I played WoW for about 5 years, until the loot drama got to be too much and my husband didn't want to attend a raid that I was guild raid leader for. That started into "I only play this game to play with you, so if you aren't going to play with me, then I quit." The next month, we canceled our accounts. That was about 5 years ago.

    I don't play any other games, except the occasional card or board game with my 3-year-old. The children don't like it when I sit down at a computer anymore. *sigh* That also affects my writing...

    Cute goat video!

  2. I, too, am a gamer girl. Been having some fun playing Paths of Exile (a free one from Steam) with the husband for the past few days.

  3. My hubby is a gamer and I enjoy playing too, although, lately, I've just been playing casual puzzle games. I procrastinate enough with my writing and I know getting into a game will only make that worse. Maybe I should make it a reward for when I finish a draft. Anyways, I enjoy watching hubby play games too. They're awesome ways to tell stories.

    ~Patricia Lynne~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, YA Author