Posts Tagged ‘video games’

Comic – Week 2

Posted: March 7, 2011 by Cynthia 心雅 in Comic
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Cool people, that’s who!

Penny Arcade’s awesomeness was a HUGE inspiration in starting this blog, so you better believe we will be there. I decided that this Saturday, AND next Saturday’s posts will pretty much be all about PAX. Since this is my anticipatory post, I will let you in on the events that I am definitely NOT MISSING. 😀

We’re flying down Thursday morning, and staying @ the Seaport Hotel with a friend… who’s blog is here:

He’s a cool guy.

So Thursday evening we are going to the PrePAX Dinner and then I am staying at Fanuiel Hall for the PrePAX Pokécrawl (bar crawl). I might stop by PrePAX Game Night afterward if I can still stand on two feet.

Then it’s off to bed, and an early morning standing to wait to get into the BCEC. The keynote should be awesome, but I’m thinking about missing it (and watching it on youtube later) to be one of the first one’s into the expo hall. I haven’t made up my mind on panels just yet (I really need to get on that), but I think my main focus is going to be on swag and demos. I’m hoping for some awesome twitter meetups as well.

Friday night I’m going to the most Epic Party. Saturday I’ll probably go to the concert, if I don’t find another awesome party, and then Sunday I’m going to the Girls Meetup.

We aren’t leaving Boston until Monday @ 6am, so I don’t know what we’re doing Sunday night until then… we don’t have a hotel room though, so probably something sketch.

I’m going to take pics, and maybe some video to put up next Saturday, so be on the lookout for awesomeness. 😀

~Ms. Pacman


Comic – Week 1

Posted: March 2, 2011 by Cynthia 心雅 in Comic
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I’ll try to add a comic once a week, too… provided I keep thinking of witty things to say. This one is more just a test, I guess. The characters may change, I haven’t decided.
A Brief Introduction: 

I’m Cynthia, the Ms. Pacman of this duo of game-loving nerds, and I will be signing my posts as such (or Ms. P for short perhaps). The Mr. and I (we’re not married quite yet, but will be come August) decided to start this little blog after a brief conversation about how our relationship wouldn’t be nearly as strong if we didn’t both play video (and tabletop) games. I proposed the idea after a quick google search showed that there wasn’t any sort of main stream, big name blog already doing the same thing.

What is it we’re doing, you ask?

We’re going to be writing a semi-weekly blog discussing our favorite games to play together (and why of course), events, and just generally anything nerdy we feel like talking about. In the mix, we might through a pointer/tip out here and there to other couples on how we’ve dealt with various issues (like being into different games, getting over WoW addictions, etc.)

What are our credentials?

I’m currently second in command of our university’s gaming organization, and we have both previously held office as Treasurer. What I’m saying is, that gaming is a big part of our lives. It is both my and William’s primary hobby.

What are my favorite games?

My favorite PC game is World of Warcraft. I love the community aspect the most. My favorite console game is (currently) Mass Effect 2, but Halo probably comes in close second. Mass Effect is just a great story, complimented by great game play, while I love Halo for very similar reasons to WoW. I love being able to play with my friends no matter where they are, which is great considering how far some of them have moved from our home town (including myself). My favorite paper game is Vampire: The Masquerade (No NOT because of Twilight. I don’t care for Twilight.) I like pretty much everything White Wolf has made, though, so really they’re all very close in terms of favorites. Why I choose WW’s WoD (White Wolf’s World of Darkness) over D&D most of the time is because of the roleplaying that WW requires. I like the combat style of D&D, but too often I end up in parties of people who only like combat, and never want to think any more about their character than their stats. I know that’s not all, or even most players of D&D, but typically that’s where you find those players, not in a WW game. My favorite table top (non-paper) game might just be a 3-way tie between Settlers of Catan, Risk, and Cranium. I like Settlers and Risk for their strategy and planning aspect and I love Cranium as a party game, because it is guaranteed laughs. And last and… well, probably least important… My favorite flash game is Peggle. I have an add-on in WoW that lets me play Peggle while I travel (via flight point, or autowalk) and I love it. It’s ridiculously addictive.

I’ll try to post every Saturday, to keep this relatively regular. I’m also considering embedding a vlog every couple of weeks or so. Now I’ve just got to remind William to make his first post.


~Ms. Pacman