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I don’t beat games

I’ve been reading a lot on Twitter lately about how games are “beaten”. “I beat Animal Crossing”. “I beat Final Fantasy 7”. “I beat”… whatever it was that needed beating, I suppose. I don’t beat games. I play them, experience… Continue Reading →

Games as painkillers

Those who know me, know that I have frequent issues with headaches and migraines. This is something I’ve had all my life, but it is actually getting a lot better now that I’m not under so much work related stress… Continue Reading →

Monsters and Other Things

One of the reasons I started looking at problematic enemies specifically in BioWare games is because I know these games so well. I’ve played them over and over countless times. I’m not even kidding. I’ve actually lost count. The thing… Continue Reading →

Things Men Think About Games

During my 30+ years as a gamer, I always knew I stood out as “odd” and perhaps “other”. Actually, that’s not entirely true. I didn’t realise how odd and other I was until I visited a games store somewhere in… Continue Reading →

Enjoying Thinking

I’ve been slowly finding my way back to the joy I feel when analysing and thinking about both games and design. One of my areas of interest right now is monsters, particularly monsters in game, and because I’m a woman,… Continue Reading →

When design creeps up on you

I have a ton of notebooks filled with texts like this one. The texts are reviews, thoughts, diary notations (and heavens if they’re not embarrassing). One of them even has a note from a guy I was probably in love… Continue Reading →

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