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FRONTBURNR | September 1, 2014

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About Amy

Amy

Amy

I am a writer. I am a wife. I am a mom. I am a gamer. I am riddled with ADD. Order changes daily.

Posts By Amy

Babes and Creeps: Throwing Rocks While Living In Glass Houses

June 13, 2013 |

This is the post where I complain about other people writing posts about “booth babes,” specifically posts calling for the eradication of said babes which start out talking about how objectified the women are but almost always devolve into slut … Read More

Casual Video Games Are Cheaper Than Therapy

May 7, 2013 |

Casual games might work just as well at treating depression and anxiety as the average headshrinker and his cocktail of drugs.

East Carolina University published two studies–both underwritten by PopCap–which show a strong correlation between playing casual video games and the reduction of … Read More

#XboxReveal: What We’re Expecting and Hoping For

April 29, 2013 |

Next month (May 21st) we’re finally going get a look at the newest iteration of the Xbox at Microsoft’s Redmond campus. People have been clamoring any information they can get their hands on and rumors have been flying for quite awhile … Read More

Ethics of Selling Review Games

April 25, 2013 |

I’ve been blogging since sometime in 2006 and “professionally” blogging since 2007. While doing this blogging thing, I’ve gotten lots of products in to review. The products have ranged from booze (I was a spirits blogger for a while.) to applesauce–not … Read More

I Don’t Know Jack About Superheroes But I Dug Injustice: Gods Among Us

April 16, 2013 |

My knowledge of superhero canon was–and still pretty much is–based on movies, cartoons and music videos.

Christopher Reeve was Superman. Michael Keaton was Batman and the most awesome Batman in the history of Batmans. However, I guess I must admit Christian … Read More

Are There “Boy” Games and “Girl” Games?

April 1, 2013 |

When I’m looking to get a new game, I watch some trailers and read a couple of reviews and maybe ask some friends what they thought of the game. Never once have I asked, “Is that a girl game or … Read More

Retro Game Love: Are We Just Trying To Relive Our Pasts?

March 18, 2013 |

What is it that fuels the retro gaming craze?

Think back to your old NES. Remember blowing out the cartridge? Getting the rubbing alcohol and the Q-tips? At the time, it was a major pain in the ass. But now, most of us look back at it think something along the lines of, “Good ‘ole Nintendo.”

What it reminds me of is one of those really campy sitcoms with the laugh track and the cartridges are like the next door neighbor who is a screw up but everyone still finds him incredibly endearing.

I spent hours with my nose practically on the television (which was on channel three) glass since the cords weren’t very long.

The invention of the wireless controller was a beautiful thing.

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Eight Games I’m Supposed To Love But I Hate

March 6, 2013 |

There are certain video games you are not allowed to not like…or at least you’re not allowed to admit you don’t like.

Good example? Legend of Zelda.

You’re also not supposed to admit you’ve … Read More

Would a Differently Designed PS4 Controller Bring People Into the Sony Fold?

February 20, 2013 |

I just got done having this big ole discussion on Twitter which revolved around the age old question: Which controller is better, the Playstation controller or the Xbox controller.

It all started when Josh made this declaration:

I Miss Gaming

February 19, 2013 |

I was bitten by the “gaming bug” when I was in high school.

My first love [insert flying doves here] was a huge gaming nerd who was in love with me but whose first love was Lunar: Silver Star Story … Read More