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It’s been a rough couple of weeks here at Gamerwife HQ. Nothing specifically bad happened (other than back to back food poisoning, but that’s another story), I just feel like I’ve been twisting around in a vat of quicksand all month and finally decided to stop fighting it.
And guess what? I’ve managed to float to the top.
Not sure how long that’ll last, but I’ve got two great charity related projects in the works and Rick and I are planning a little getaway in the middle of November.
Sorry, I had to neglect you all for a little bit. Thanks for sticking around.
Also, I finally joined Instagram. Prepare to be drowned in cat photos!
Your Kickstarter Pick:
Animal Gods – Action adventure set in bronze age Europe with a fantastic deco-ish art style, a female protagonist and open world exploration. Zelda fans take special note!
The perfect antidote to gun-wielding nut jobs and online terrorists.
My experience working in the industry was remarkably similar.
Say what you will about Buzzfeed, but they knocked it out of the park yet again. #slutoween
More women in games would be nice, but it goes deeper than that.
My inner West Coast girl cannot get enough of these Haida style Star Wars prints.
The difference between sexy dudes and sexy chicks in games.
Fantastic last minute Halloween costume idea!
And finally, the last thing you should ever read about GamerGate.
Rick’s been playing games since before he could walk. I went from an NES to a PS3 with nothing in between. We love to game together, but finding games we can both enjoy can be tough. Indie Game Date is our quest to find great indie games that both of us will love.
I know it’s been absolute dogs years since I did an Indie Game Date post, and partly it was because Rick and I had already decided we were going to change the format. As much fun as it was to play a game together and then write about it later, it seemed like making a video would be a much better way to share with you all the actual experience of playing a game together, instead to having to hash it together from notes that inevitably left out the best parts.
We’d been planning on starting to make Let’s Play videos for the better part of a year, but finding the time and the confidence to finally do it took some time. We did invest in a quality microphone (Blue Yeti) and will probably go ahead and buy a Bandicam license if enough of you like the video. Next, we just need to work on the levels and eliminating the background noise…
Let us know what you think.
What does everyone think of the length of the Let’s Play? I cut down 30 mins of video to just 16 mins, but I’m still not sure if that’s too long. Do you prefer longer, unedited Let’s Plays, or tighter, highlight reel style videos?
Also, does anyone have suggestions for future games we should play together? We’d love your input.
I thought I’d go ahead and share the full video of the panel I was on at PAX Prime 2014, called Gatekeeping Our Digital Fantasies. It was my first time ever speaking on a panel like this, so I was pretty nervous. Luckily my fellow panelists were all AMAZING! Thanks again to Simone, Keezy, Aina, Cora & Emmett for being such incredible, intelligent speakers and making this humble blogger look good.