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A Rant about Gamers. An Ode To The Neckbeard

I’m gonna start this off with a disclaimer: I’m a gamer.  I play video games.  I play causally and competitively.  I *enjoy* video games.  I am also a wife of a gamer who plays casually and competitively.  I have children who are gamers.  See the theme? I’m not against video games.

I *am* against assholes who want to shove into the safe gaming spaces set out for children.  I’m looking at you jerks who want to take Splatoon and make it into a competitive kid-UNFRIENDLY arena.  Who want voice chat so you can “coordinate” (my ass) and win at all costs.

Nintendo has decided to ignore these neckbearded manchildren who fail so hard at  adult oriented games that they feel the need to prove their non-existent manhood at beating children at an online video game.  Their excuse for it, “Well children play Call of Duty and Battlefield.”

Hey honey, let me tell you something,  those high voices you hear, cursing you out, calling you names, saying that you suck, those are probably not kids, but women.  You know this.  Deep down in your black Brony soul, you know this is a fact, and you want to protect what’s left of your non-existent manhood that you will say a CHILD beat you in a video game instead of a woman, because it’s THAT HUMILIATING for you to admit that a woman is better than you at a game.

So you decide to go invade the safe space that Nintendo has put out for kids, because it makes you feel better to beat on someone smaller. Well sorry.  Nintendo doesn’t play that, and I’m glad.  I’m GLAD I won’t have some neckbearded fuckboy yelling insults at my children because they aren’t playing to their standards.  I won’t have some crazy ass PedoBrony approaching my daughter in a suggestive manner and verbally abusing her over a game.  My kids will be able to enjoy playing in a safe space.  Parental controls are a thing, I get that, and I use them liberally, the thing is, kids still need a safe space to game away from angry emasculated manchildren who strive to steal the joy from everyone because they don’t have any themselves.

Ya’ll are like Discord from My Little Pony.  Just stop.  Go by Wheaton’s Law and stop being dicks.  Let kids have their spaces.  Thank you.

Homeworld Remastered Edition Initial Review

Alright, I have started a Homewold Remastered game.  Yesterday I played the tutorial and first couple of missions, and I think I’ll make a regular stream out of it.    I really enjoy the game, it’s beautiful and the story is incredibly engaging.

Like, it was beautiful when it first came out, but now it’s stunning.  They cleaned up the polygons and tuned up the graphics to make it even more spectacular on modern systems.  The soundtrack is just as haunting as it was when it was first released.

You can find my initial run here:

I plan on continuing on the story on my Twitch Channel (clicky the linkie)  Please Follow so you can keep watching the saga of Homeworld.  I will definitely be streaming the Garden’s Of Kadesh when  get to it.  Right now I’m about to start the Return to Kharak mission.  I’ll be playing that on Weds April 15 2015 So please add that to your calandar.  It’s gonna be stunning.

Tonight on my Twitch channel, though is MechWarrior Mondays.  I’m seriously debating on Roleplaying as a pilot on stream, but I’m not sure how well it will go over.  Please comment below if that would be something you’d like to see.

Extra Life 4 Kids, almost a month away!

Hey Ya’ll! I’m just gonna post this little reminder and nudge and absolute beg and plea for my Extra Life Charity run.

On October 25th I will be playing, Mech Warrior Online, with my Team BWC to raise money for my local Children’s Miracle Network hospital.

I can’t run marathons, my knees are too bad.

I can’t do much in the way of physical feats because of my arthritis.

But I can play games, for long periods of time, and I figure if I can sacrifice one day, ignoring my kids, ignoring my husband, ignoring EVERYTHING… to raise money for my local children’s hospital, it’s the least I can do.

So yeah, every penny that goes through this link goes DIRECTLY to the IWK Grace Hospital in Halifax Nova Scotia, my hospital of choice. Helping kids from all over, yes even from the USA.

http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=92208

Please please please support me in this worthwhile cause. It’ll mean a bunch to me.

Please Support me in a worthy cause! ExtraLife4Kids

Dear Readers, I am going to share a little something with you, that you probably haven’t guessed yet. I am an avid video gamer. I’m also a parent. I’m not terribly athletic so running marathons isn’t really my thing. Not the get up and trot along in insane heat with a thousand other people who are doing the same thing, even if it’s for charity.

So, I give back in my own way. I have signed up yet again for the ExtraLife4Kids 24hr game a thon. That’s right, for 24hrs straight starting on October 25th, I will be playing Mech Warrior Online for twenty four (24) hours straight, with my game company, The Black Widow Company.

All money donated through my link will go directly to the IWK Grace Hospital in Halifax Nova Scotia, it is my local Children’s Miracle Network hospital. It’s all tax deductible, and it goes to a great cause.

As you know, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals take sick kids, regardless of their ability to pay. That’s where you, the donor comes in. You click the fancy link, and donate what you can. Then, you can tune in to my twitch stream, at http://twitch.tv./mrsalphaone/ on October25th and watch the show! It’s that simple!

So here is the link to donate! http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=92208  Totally tax deductible and every penny goes towards the kids!

Thank you so much! You can also find the donation link in my blog’s sidebar.

Gods/God bless!

24hr Game A Thon to benefit kids!

Hi, I’m gonna be playing Star Trek Online for 24hrs straight to raise money on behalf of the IWK Grace Childrens Hospital in Halifax NS.  My local Sick Kids Hospital.

This is my second year running this.  All proceeds donated will go directly to the IWK Hospital.  I don’t see a dime.  I’m gonna plunk my butt in front of my computer for 24hrs, load up on junk food and Monster Energy drinks, and play..for 24hrs.  For charity.

So please support this worthy cause.  Thanks!

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/617930691584385/  There’s the link to the facebook event btw.  The link to donate is there too.