Fashion doesn’t exist without acquisition, and acquisition means labor. In Love Nikki – Dress UP Queen, the player can get all the clothes they could want if they are willing to put in the labor. In many ways, the experience of playing Dress UP Queen emulates the processes, thoughtfulness, and labor of putting together an outfit, which is the true heart of fashion.
I often say that I’ve been playing games since I was a toddler, but that’s a lie. I grew up poor; we didn’t have money for luxuries like video games and especially not consoles, so while I trained my thumbs on Super Mario Bros. and spent countless hours exploring Donkey Kong Country, after that everything gets a bit spotty.
Melissa Brinks is Sidequest’s editor in chief, co-creator of the Fake Geek Girls podcast, author of The Compendium of Magical Beasts, and an aspiring beekeeper. She once won an argument on the internet, and tweets at @MelissaBrinks.
I’m procrastinating with the final episode of Telltale Game’s The Walking Dead: A New Frontier and I still need to get back to The Witcher 3. It’s not that I don’t want to play these games. It’s just that sometimes, life and general malaise get in the way. Also, other games get in the way too. I am currently obsessed with Darkest Dungeon, the rogue-like game that demands a lot of care and attention for your adventurers as they venture into the depths of dark dungeons, lest they get too stressed out. The game warns that victories will be Pyrrhic at best, which is what attracted me to it. I’m all about the drama, and I don’t need to have a shiny, happy ending to get satisfaction out of a game. So it should come as no surprise that I’ve already lost about five of my adventurers, but their deaths were mostly not in vain.
Mother, geek, executive assistant sith, gamer, writer, lazy succubus, blogger, bibliophile. Not necessarily in that order. Publisher at WomenWriteAboutComics.com
Howdy, gaming lovelies! I’ve been on the road a bit so it feels good to be back. With Memorial Day Weekend coming up, I’m hoping to catch a few tabletop games while drinking sangria on the patio. What about you? Tell me all the juicy plans in the comments below. Now, on to the news!
Community builder, artist, convention organizer, gamer, geek writer Women Write About Comics and Sidequest. Product Maven at Almost a Game. Owner, Bittenby Studios.
Dear video games,
We have long had a strange and tenuous relationship. I have very often been busy with life. Building one’s own business is a long and difficult task. I had been trying to find time to myself, but when I had that time, I usually found I needed to sleep. It seems strange, I know. Because sleep is my mortal enemy, and every day, I walk into its arms almost (almost) willingly.