Month: June 2014

June 21, 2014 / / Articles



There are certain addictions I cannot free myself from: coffee, Red Dwarf, Animal Crossing: New Leaf. You know, the normal everyday addictions. But there’s a new addition to my daily dependencies. The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap has become something I love to play every single day. The strangest thing about the addiction: I only want to play for (at most) fifteen minute intervals. Is this the very formula for addiction to handheld games? Unfortunately, I really didn’t get a chance to play many Gameboy Advance games as a kid so I can’t really say. I’m certain I will find that out as this GBA Saturday series plows — the strong language here is totally necessary — into the future.

June 19, 2014 / / Gaming


Day one of the Steam Summer Sale is finally here! This is a wonderful day for PC gamers. A wonderfully horrific day for our wallets. Games cost so little and it ends up costing you so much. Each summer I try to set a budget for myself and each summer that budget is destroyed by flash deals. Thankfully, it’s always worth every dollar.

June 19, 2014 / / Articles


Everyone’s been talking about the spectacular looking Zelda Wii U game. For good reason, too. Because — and I believe I mentioned this earlier — it is spectacular looking. 

Also, the game is purportedly open-world. Open what, you might exclaim.  Yep, you read correctly. A beautifully-rendered watercolor world that’s completely free to explore in a Zelda title. That’s pretty amazing.

The sneak peek of the new Legend of Zelda game that Nintendo’s Digital Event gave us sparked something unexpected as well. The character featured in the snippet of gameplay looks undeniably feminine. Is it Link? Is Link female? Is Link even a girl’s name? (Admittedly, the last question has only been asked by me.)

I was surprised to find a strong negative reaction to the possibility of a female Link from Legend of Zelda fans. I can understand diehard fans resisting alterations to beloved characters. But c’mooon. There’s at least five reasons a female Link would be awesome. Read on to find out what they are.

June 18, 2014 / / News


Hideo Kojima recently revealed on Twitter that the public will be gifted with the full PS4 gameplay demo of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Until tomorrow, the demo has only graced the eyes of six to eight hundred members of the press at E3. According to Kojima’s tweets, the entire gameplay video will be broadcast on Kojima Station, starting at 7pm JPT (10am GMT). The entire presentation will be in English.

June 18, 2014 / / Articles


I can’t really explain what my attraction to The Forest is. I don’t think I can quite place what attracts me to the genre-mashing indie game. I think the reasons may be manifold. And definitely nebulous.  Definitely. I never thought I’d be completely addicted to an open-world survival horror lumberjack simulator (in alpha!). I never thought I’d be so determined to build traps made out of sticks and rocks. I never thought I’d cling to a log cabin pipe dream so dearly.

There’s just something so awesome about marauding mutant creatures who want nothing more than to destroy those who endeavor to create lincoln log masterpieces.

June 17, 2014 / / Gaming


Okay, okay. Maybe this is a tad confusing. Just bear with me. Game Blog Girl is still back, she never went anywhere. But now she’s back on! A wonderful home for a wonderful readership (three people count as a readership, right?). I’m still on the terrific website GamersSphere as well (see this post if you are confused). So, I’m back everywhere it seems? Yes, I am back on this little site and I’m staying as a contributor on GamersSphere. Game Blog Girl is all over the internet!