I’ve played games for years. My first console was a Master System II which has Alex Kidd built in to it (and a game I never beat because oh my god it was HARD!) and over the years I gained other consoles and even handhelds. Mega Drive, Mega CD, SNES, Dreamcast (yes some people actually owned one of those), Gameboy (and pretty much every version since then). In fact about the only consoles I’ve yet to own are Sega Saturn (never going to happen because Santa didn’t bring me one *sob*), Play Station 4 (also unlikely) and the Wii U (Nintendo do keep trying to make me want one though). Whilst I loved Sonic and Mortal Kombat (yes this was way before age restrictions on video games) I still had my My Little Pony collection and Barbie dolls. To me video games were for kids, just as much as I thought Barbies could be played with by boys too.
So I’m super excited and totally over the moon to be in an article about the most Influential Gamer Girls in the UK. I actually secretly pop over to Charleyy’s Tumblr every so often so was great to see her there as well. Also lovely to see Keza MacDonald who is Kotaku UK’s editor which is a big awesome thumbs up from me. Though my gosh some great ladies aside of me on this list.
So I thought I’d talk a bit more about me as a gamer of the modern day. I’ve been playing World of Warcraft for a VERY long time (it just celebrated it’s 10th Anniversary so I’d say been a player for about 8 or 9 years) and more recently been playing Minecraft to the point we even have our own server. I’ve been messing with Twitch and live streaming but haven’t completely got it to work fully so when I do I’ll be sure to let everyone know so you can enjoy some block-tastic fun and some god awful DPS (I play a Hunter).
So here’s the article that I’m overly excited about. Do have a read and follow some amazing female gamers on Twitter.