October 19, 2016

Three Great Games I Played at GeekGirlCon

Photo by Clare McGrane on Geekwire, in an article about my panel about women in games!

Wow, this past week has been crazy! After having a blast at GGC paneling and playing games, I immediately fell ill and spent the better part of the last several days coughing, sleeping, and catching up on work. I'm up to all sorts of junior-year mayhem, from calculus to taking my PSAT tomorrow, so playing games has been a really nice luxury lately. I did happen to get on GW2 and make a Charr Guardian character, so that was lots of fun.

I've also been having a really, really fun time playing Starr Mazer DSP, a game that was given to me to play and review (yes, review coming soon!). Starr Mazer DSP was one of many awesome games I got to give a shot at GeekGirlCon this year, where the video gaming section was slightly larger and included a VR area and a co-op lounge as well as a row of single-player games. There are three games that truly stood out to me.

October 8, 2016

Come Find Me At GGC!

Hello! Quick post to let you all know that I'm so excited to be a panelist and a press pass holder at GeekGirlCon this year! GGC means so much to me and I have been given free admission for what I'm contributing, which is amazing and I want to thank the staff of the convention so much.

I'll be on two panels this weekend - Keep an eye on my Twitter, @SGMSoultamer, about when and where they'll be!

September 21, 2016

Games To Keep Me Sane

Oh, hey, it's been a while since PAX, hasn't it...

As it tends to every year, school starts for me after PAX, crunching together con coverage, GeekGirlCon prep, and general blogging all in one forgotten section that kind of falls off of the to-do list when juxtaposed against school, robotics, and theatre. Nonetheless, I'm here and just barely hanging on as usual! Something that's helped me stay on track and not crash, however, has been finding little bits of time here and there to play games. Here are my top 5 games that have kept me sane while I plug on by.

September 3, 2016

PAX Overview Day 2: Cosplay Chaos

playing Open Sorcery
Hello! I've promised to do a 3x3 for PAX - Three games, three photos, and three reflections - for every day of the con. However, since I was in cosplay on Saturday, I feel that I couldn't get the optimal 3x3. So, instead, have a 1x3x1...

September 2, 2016

Sonja's PAX Overview: Day 1

Welcome Back to PAX! - Every year, I tell myself I'll write about my PAX adventures by the day, and I always end up too tired to even try. So I'm challenging myself to do a 3x3x3 - Write about three games, write about three photos, and write about three other things related to the con on all days except Saturday, which will be a cosplay special. So, let's give this a shot! 

August 21, 2016

No Man's Sky: First Impressions

OK, I'll give you some space to laugh at me- I pre-ordered No Man's Sky back in March. However, knowing that I was going to play the game no matter what, I felt like ordering it while it was on a lower price would do me better just in case there were issues. As No Man's Sky has just become available for people to play on PC, I've started my attempt to play it out at least to the point where I will have spent a dollar for each hour, forty hours in total, before making the decision on whether I'd like to keep the game in my normal repertoire or let it sit in my Steam library without feeling so much shame on my part. So far, I've played for two hours, and here are my thoughts so far: