September 30, 2015

The Early Morning Gamer

I'm the one poking at Twitter at four in the morning, face genuinely contorted into some sort of crazy grin fueled only by the obnoxious burst of energy from waking up. I'm the one forming coherent sentences in the GameVox and sniping the earliest mobs. Fear me, for I am the early morning gamer, and I'm here to have a really fantastic rest of day.

September 24, 2015

An Inward Journey in Gaming (via Swordroll's Blog)

Two years ago, I had the honor and opportunity of interviewing a fellow for my little blog at the time, Travels of the Thaumaturge. Little did I know, that fellow would soon become a close friend and gaming buddy as the years went on. Though our gaming focuses changed a few times, along with the name of my own website, we remained allies in bloggery. But those two or three years ago, when I created the little interview, I had no idea that I would be here today, writing about so many games and being presented with so many exciting opportunities...and at last, writing up a post to help out that fellow himself.

Hey, there. My name is Sonja, but I’ve also been D.S. Devereaux, and for even longer than that, Destiny Soultamer (whose surname lives on in my gamertags). I blogged about Wizard101 and Pirate101 for three and a half years before expanding my topics and opening my site up to whatever I was playing or working on, changing the name to Soultamer Gaming. Know that I say that it’s been a journey without any lightness to it; The transition and what I learned (and am still learning) from it are lessons that I’ll be carrying for many years of blogging to come.

September 21, 2015

With Great Games Comes Great Timekeeping...Or Not.

image credit mtnbikrrrr on Flickr (license)

Traffic. Car traffic. You know, the kind that clogs up highways for no sensible reason (probably just for an eye-trap some half a mile down from where you're at a standstill) and makes tires move at a quarter mile an hour for what feels like a generation. Traffic is the enemy, or at least, my enemy.

From that, I suppose one could conclude that I'm a rather impatient person. Sure, I can be at times, but when it comes to certain things that are worth waiting for, I'm in it for the long haul. And in this case, I'm talking about games. Whether dates become delayed or remain unannounced entirely, there are some forms of game greatness that just have to be waited for, for one reason or another. In particular, though, there are three games that I'm waiting on.

September 15, 2015

Geek Girl Con, Extra Life, and Other Opportunities

Brissta reflects on an evening of sniping centaurs to her new friend.

Photo courtesy Twitter @Chrissyz_Tweet

Hello! Just a fast update post for you guys that isn't exactly centered on a specific topic, but touches on a few things revolving around the theme of opportunity, something I as a blogger fantasize about on the refresh. Over the past week, I've gotten notification of many different opportunities that I can take up over October and November, and I'm excited to share them.

September 11, 2015

Heads or Tails?: On Restarting Bioshock Infinite

Let me start this off by saying that I already know that Bioshock Infinite is an absolute gem. Well-written, gorgeous, and with a great soundtrack to boot, Infinite is actually my first step into its series of games due to a difficult choice during a sale. I absolutely love it and I could consider myself a beginning 'big fan' of the game and its characters...

But the big word here is 'could'. A few days ago, I made the tough decision to completely restart my save file and begin the game from the very beginning, even after making it approximately 65% of the way through the storyline and gameplay.

September 5, 2015

PAX Prime 2015: Free Emotional Merchandise

Why should I have been posting in the past few days (besides Blaugust)?: PAX was awesome.
Why haven't I been posting in the past few days?: PAX. Was. Awesome.

That's pretty much it. PAX Prime 2015 was a complete and utter success for me as I made the very most of the convention atmosphere. I have plenty of different stories and excitements to share over this coming week or two, but there's one big thing that I want to cover, and it's that PAX gave me a lesson on Day One that halted the flow of blog posts completely for the entire weekend.