It has been a while but I figured I would stop in for an update! Things are going good over at Game Informer, but getting used to working a 9-5 (actually a 10-7) takes some time! I am flying out to San Diego next week for THQ Gamers Day and Vegas a few weeks after that for Midway Gamers Day. I am UBER excited to go to my first official event and am honing my skills in the mean time.
I posted a pretty big feature yesterday and today that some of you might be interested in. I have wanted to write an article about accessible gaming and the changes developers can make to increase the number of people able to game for some time now. At GI I finally got the chance! I worked my butt off for two weeks, doing interviews, researching and gathering assets and just finished the last part today. The post is LONG but I think it is worth it to read. There is virtually a whole demographic of gamers out there that we are failing to include in the development process. Anyway, read it and let me know what you think! I also got to do the artwork for the feature on the main page which is fun…I don’t want my graphic design skills to get rusty!!
Last week I wrote a feature on why we replay games, which was a chance to try out something a bit more relaxed and fun...I had a good time with that one! I also *GASP* wrote an article on cosplay my first week...imagine that! LOL
I also did a few previews in the last few weeks, one for The World Ends With You and another for Mario Kart Wii. Both games were fun! Previews are defiantly a different style of writing for me, but I am enjoying learning how to best go about it. Anyway…
On a personal level, I am going to a fun anime convention next weekend, one day as a female version of Mario and the second day as Mamimi from FLCL with a few friends. I am excited to cosplay because I feel like it has been forever! Another local comic convention is coming up as well and I am finishing my Elektra costume and my Zatanna costume…EXCITED!
I just wanted to stop in and say hi and assure you all that I did not drop off the face of the planet. I am bummed I don’t have as much free time anymore, but I still lurk and know what you guys are up to…LOL
Let me know what you all thought about the Accessibility feature!