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Rants & Essays

How To Avoid Being a Gamer Widow

While video games are slowly becoming more welcoming to all kinds of people, there is still a persistent trope that plagues partners of hard core gamers. That is, the ‘gamer widow(er),’ the woman (or man) who finds themselves shunted to the side by their partner in favour of video games. It’s a pernicious and somewhat toxic trope that casts that partner (often a woman) as “anti-game” and gaming in general as something that is incompatible with a functional relationship. While…

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My Origin Story – Why I Became A Video Game Blogger

My Origin Story | Gamerwife.com

This post is part of a link-up created by Mickey of Nerdily. Be sure to read her post on the topic here. This post is sort of a companion piece to the post I wrote a couple of weeks ago explaining the name of my blog that I’d been meaning to write for a while, but when I saw Mickey’s call out for bloggers to share their ‘origin stories’ I knew I’d finally have to get off my duff and…

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Addressing the ‘Wife’ in ‘Gamerwife’

Addressing the -wife- in -Gamerwife- | Gamerwife.com

Often in life, split second decisions can have far reaching consequences we never would have imagined. Six years ago I started this blog, shedding my previous online moniker of filmgurl, a name I coined in college that declared my love of cinema, and chose to call myself “Gamerwife.” At the time, the name was mean to reflect my commitment to my then fiance, Rick, and his lifestyle as a gamer. Was it a weird move for a self-avowed feminist to…

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Why I’m Not Sold on VR… Yet

Why I'm Not Sold on VR | Gamerwife.com

It’s no surprise to anyone that’s been paying attention to this space for the last couple of years, but VR was once again a big focus of this year’s E3. For those of you who don’t know what E3 is, it’s basically a giant trade show where everyone in the video game industry gets together to show off their new wares for the year. New games and hardware are announced, anticipate projects are revealed and basically the video game hype…

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Video Game Genres for Noobs

Life Is Strange | My Favourite Games of 2015 | Gamerwife.com

As you might have noticed I’m taking a little break from blogging to sort out some stuff. I need to figure out where blogging fits into my career and also take steps towards a healthier lifestyle than I have right now. That said, I’m already getting some good ideas of where to go from here and I’ve got some great client projects kicking off that I’m crazy excited about, so it’s not really all bad. In the meantime, you can…

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