Zenkaikon 2018: An Overview

My mind is still a buzz from our weekend at Zenkaikon, a convention I will never get tired of talking about, that I absolutely adore, and that I look forward to every year. This is only my second year at Zenkaikon and it did not disappoint. I want to point out something extremely important: whilstContinue reading “Zenkaikon 2018: An Overview”

Why I Came Back to Overwatch

Vel got Overwatch on Xbox One to play with his friends. I spent one night going through the tutorial and playing different characters against the computer. I enjoyed it, it was fun, but I was too nervous to talk to my teammates. I may have said “Hi” once, but two very important things were swimming throughContinue reading “Why I Came Back to Overwatch”

Guest Post: The Number of Female Gamers is Rising, Studies Show, so What’s the Problem?

Gaming research studies for several years have been dealing major blows to the stereotypical view of the typical gamer as a white guy in his mom’s basement. In 2014, a paper by the Internet Advertising Bureau showed that a shocking 52 percent of the total gaming audience is actually women. It indicated a rise fromContinue reading “Guest Post: The Number of Female Gamers is Rising, Studies Show, so What’s the Problem?”

How to Brand your Stream to Create a Lasting Impression

Guest Post by: Kristen Heller Introduction When someone mentions streamers like, imaqtpie, Shroud, or KittyPlays, you probably know who they’re talking about. Each of them are some of the most successful streamers on Twitch, loved and followed by many. What propelled them to such heights and how did they get so many followers, subscribers, andContinue reading “How to Brand your Stream to Create a Lasting Impression”

Monster Highway – Indie Spotlight

After a nuclear meltdown at a power plant, the lake next to it was quickly saturated with radioactivity. An alligator in the lake transforms into a road smashing, car crushing Monster! Your goal: be the first to build your roadway and drive your car from ground zero to your home while avoiding the monster AND ofContinue reading “Monster Highway – Indie Spotlight”

10 Things That Happened at Too Many Games 2017

Vanri and Crymson went to TooManyGames 2017! Here are some of what they experienced: 10) Vanri went to her first convention! She loved it, we got her a shirt. 9) So many amazing cosplays! 8) After forever, we finally ACTUALLY interviewed +2 Comedy… those nerds! 7) ALL THE GAMES! So many amazing indie games toContinue reading “10 Things That Happened at Too Many Games 2017”

PC Gaming Peripherals to Optimize your Experience

When we talk about optimising your PC gaming experience, the first thing people talk about is usually upgrading your graphics card or processor. However, there is much more to your gaming experience than just graphics quality and frame rate. Quality Headphones Sound is a huge part of modern gaming. If you’re playing your PC’s soundContinue reading “PC Gaming Peripherals to Optimize your Experience”

A New Generation of Women in Gaming and Film

Wonder Woman’s success at the box office is a sign that the portrayal of women in the media is improving. This film showed the world that female superhero films can be on par with any other blockbuster within the genre. And it’s not just in terms of revenue, but also on audience impact. Like Soliyra shared inContinue reading “A New Generation of Women in Gaming and Film”

Top 10 Things that happened to me at Zenkaikon 2017

Crymson went to Zenkaikon 2017! Here are some of the things she experienced:     10) Some utterly amazing cosplays where everywhere! 9) I was sandwiched between two doctors in my T.A.R.D.I.S dress 8) So many people told me they love my hair! 7) I made new friends! 7) I want hours to talk toContinue reading “Top 10 Things that happened to me at Zenkaikon 2017”

Ellen McLain & John Patrick Lowery (Zenkaikon 2017)

Ellen (GLaDOS, Portal Series) and John (Sniper, Team Fortress Series) were my very first interview at Zenkaikon 2017. It was my absolute pleasure to be a bumbling nervous fan before them. They strolled in from the elevator and after a moment of asking where they should sit, I smiled and told them how nervous I wasContinue reading “Ellen McLain & John Patrick Lowery (Zenkaikon 2017)”