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Guest Post: How I Fell Into Gaming

How I Fell Into Gaming | Heather Marie Guest Post | Gamerwife.com

Full Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.You can learn more about my disclosure policy here. Hello lovelies! I’m lucky enough to guest post today while Mariko is away at PAX East (totally jelly). My name is Heather Marie and I write over at Life, Love, and Lasagna. I write about food, video games, and the geek lifestyle. But enough about me, on to the good stuff! I first started playing video games to appease my husband. Gaming was a hobby…

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Guest Post: Lessons from Skyrim

Hello there! My name is Alex and I blog over at Haifisch.  I have followed Mariko for a long time now and offered to write a little something for her–she mentioned a memorable game moment and one immediately popped into my head.  And then another (and then ten more) but the first two memories were both in Skyrim, and I really want to share those with you today.  But before I get to that, I wanted to talk for a…

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The Emotional Minefield – Online Harassment & Video Games

Alright, I’m going to state this, plain and simple, it is hard being a woman who enjoys video games. We experience constant, gender specific abuse, and are often told by our colleagues that this is the nature of the beast; that we are not allowed to be critical of how the video game industry operates as is because it has always existed in this space, and always will. We are told to grow a thicker skin when it comes to…

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