Posts Tagged ‘Gaming’

Artwork of a grey, vertical rectangular box. The top half reads "Atari 2600. E.T.* The Extra-Terrestrial". The bottom half displays a drawn image of a brown alien with a large head and long neck beside a young boy in a red, hooded jacket.

Cover art for E.T the Extra-Terrestrial for the Atari 2600 (My first console game-*shudder*)

**Note: This blog has been posted with loving permission from my daughter who admits that she was owned on the video game list, but who will still will not admit that I’m a gamer.

This week has been an enlightening one for me in the world of gaming and youth culture. Turns out, I’m old. I’m an old gamer, or maybe I’m not—a gamer that is—depending on whom you ask. We always have the most interesting and fun conversations at dinner, and according to my Gen-Z daughter, turns out, that I’m not a gamer, because I don’t play Overwatch(more…)

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Crafting in Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

There’s been a lot of hype this week with the pre-order going live for Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the Nintendo Switch, which releases March 20, 2020. My daughter has been waiting for this game for months. Surprisingly, she is the only person in our household who isn’t a gamer, aside from the random mobile game. I think she has dabbled in Board Kings and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp; hence, her excitement for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. (more…)

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Judith Williams in Guild Wars 2For those of you who follow me, you know that I frequently publish content on MMOGology.com. However, that site is primarily dedicated to the academic analysis of online gaming communities. I have a lot to say about video games and not all of it is always academic in nature. So, I have decided to resurrect this old gaming blog of mine, where I will talk about all things gaming that are not academic in nature, including reviews, frustrations, and sweet, sweet, loot. (more…)

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School, Life, and Aztecs

So life as been busy as usual. I got to play Aion for about 2 weeks after release, and only for a few days. I think I made it to level 14, and there my account sits. Perhaps one day when I’m old and retired I will get to return. As far as my blog, It think I will just post about what is going on in my life to keep it updated, and perhaps other interesting tidbits that I find, or maybe an interesting article or two.

So last night at dinner I suggested to my husband that we take CPR lessons, and should take my oldest daughter too. Of course my oldest daughter responded with, “Eww! That is stupid. I’m not putting my mouth on someone else’s! That is gross!” So never, ever hang out with her when you could be in a situation where you might need to be resuscitated. She did get a 1% in human services on her career test at school after all.

We have been studying lowland and highland Mesoamerica in archaeology, and so last night I had a horrible case of insomnia. It would be what I call Aztec insomnia because I couldn’t get the Aztec out of my mind. I spent all night writing an Aztec poem for creative writing in my head. I did get up and jot parts of the poem down, thinking that it would help, and my head felt empty when I returned to bed, but as soon as I laid back down, the poem returned. The images of Aztecs slinking across the floor to tribal beats as my poem was being read didn’t quite help either…

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Wife aggro

I can’t even count the times I have been in a group or raid, and someone has left because their husband or wife is having a fit over their gaming habits. It can be quite a nuisance, especially if it breaks up the group when you have spent hours getting to the bottom of that dungeon. There have even been times others have gone link dead, and when they come back later they say their wife turned off their computer. This is extremely annoying, and I can only imagine that if it annoys me, how the gamer must feel.


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