May 28, 2013

Don't Panic: An Introduction to And Then She Games

Well hello there!
Hopefully this will offer a little insight as to what the hell is going on here.

Howdy! I'm Lo. It's probably short for something but I tend to respond to anything that begins with 'L-O'. Or even just 'L'. I once responded when a woman called for her husband 'Larry'. 
I am lifelong gamer; I probably owe this to my older brother, to whom I was a replacement shadow as a child. I was still a bit young when home gaming consoles became a thing in North America but that didn't stop me staring at what he did and vowing to figure it out for myself. Naturally, I'd delete all his files (this was back in the day when you could only save one, if even) and make my own and then frustrate the hell out of myself when things didn't go as expected. 
Now I am older and wiser (pfft), and armed with nearly every major home gaming console released since the 80's and I've decided to share my patented gaming reactions with you! That said, I play old games and new. All consoles.
Note that I did not mention computers. I am familiar with PC games - especially from way back when - but I do not at present have a gaming-worthy PC, nor do I really want one, so I'm restricted to... well, everything else.

The name of the website refers to the fact that video games are my hobby. Unfortunately I have not yet found a way to live off them. It turns out, when you enter different worlds via your television or computer screen, you have to come back out at some point. By day she works, and then she games.

On twitter (@nintenlo), I often live-tweet games while I'm playing and crack wise. Occasionally I'll litter the page with other pearls of gaming-related nonsense and otherwise geeky calamity, and love interacting with others. Follow me for potentially humorous one-liners outlining my favorite games and give me ideas on what to play next! I want to talk to you!

This website - created to log my thoughts on the various games I play, motivate me to actually complete as many as possible, and I guess to help you get to know me better! If there's something you'd like to know, toss it out there. Yes, I am actually a woman. A pretty pathetic excuse for one, but I make do. 
Some things you should know about me:
  • I'm the only one in my family (apart from aforementioned brother) really plays video games.
  • I can't remember what my first game was, nor my first console (although I strongly suspect Colecovision).
  • I spent a lot of time in arcades as a kid.
  • Apart from video games, I collect books and shoes. Yes, shoes. I told you I was a girl...
  • I'm incredibly sarcastic, and my sense of humor is often dry. Please do not take me too seriously.
  • I use profanity. A lot. I'm sorry if this offends you, that is not my intention, but it's part of who I am now and that's not going to change any time soon.
  • I am the RPG Queen. That is my domain. 
  • But that doesn't mean that's all I play. Bioshock, Golden Axe and Sonic the Hedgehog are among my favorite games of all time.
Eventually, I'll share my video game experiences here and comment on what's going on in the gaming world. I'll be the first to admit my style is incredibly old school, and I have a tendency to fall behind quick, but I'm hoping you guys will help keep me on my toes. 

So let's talk games!

-Lo Bee