A Girl’s Guide to Gaming – Disclaimer

As I’ve said, I love gaming and I love writing. I’m not an expert in either. So, before anyone gets the wrong impression about this series, let me post a few disclaimers.

1.    I am not a hardcore gamer. On a scale of 1-10, 10 being plays in professional gaming tournaments, 1 meaning never even played Tetris, I am about a 6 or 7. I don’t have a $2000 gaming PC, but I do own both a Playstation 3 and two Xbox 360s – don’t ask, long story. (I also have a Macbook Pro.). I haven’t played every game out there, I haven’t even played most of them. I play because I like it, and what I like may not be what you like.

2.    Anything I say in this series is only my opinion about my experience. Your Mileage May Vary. I don’t claim to know everything there is to know about the gaming world, I don’t follow gaming news religiously, and I am not a militant gamer trying to shame you into feeling like you have to be hardcore or you don’t count. I actually think that’s part of the problem with the gaming world. So often, there’s a really high bar for what constitutes a “gamer”. Well, in my definition, a gamer is anyone who likes to play games. Period. I don’t care how often or what kind.

3.    I don’t care if you never pick up a controller or fire up a game on your PC. I want to provide an introduction to anyone (male or female) who might be new to gaming or have an interest in it and have no idea where to start. A lot of this will be common sense for some people. But you have to start somewhere. And if you’re not interested in gaming, that’s ok too.

4.    I am interested in what your experiences are and what you have to say. If you don’t care about what I’m writing, I want to know. If there’s something I haven’t covered, please tell me. If you’re bored out of your mind – PLEASE tell me to stop! And if you’d like to guest post, I’d love to have you 🙂

5.    When it comes down to it, I am both a writer and a gamer, and my take on games in these posts will be heavily slanted toward story, gaming, writing, and how they all mingle. However, I’ll be posting more technical pieces as well. I’m hoping to achieve a good balance, but I can’t promise anything. I’ll try to keep my game posts to once a week, and I still plan on blogging about writing (or whatever else I feel like that day.)

Up next week: Console vs. PC – Which Gaming System should you use?