Overwatch: How to Play Support – Know your Healers

Hello Gamer Friends! Welcome to the first video in the Overwatch Basics Series. In our first video, we tackle the very basics – Who are your healers? Who are your support characters? What are their abilities? I also introduce some philosophy surrounding the responsibility of the healer/support player and how it impacts your team. I…

Seeker’s Going to Pax: #BGGatPax

When I first came up for the idea for Thumbstick Mafia, I wasn’t quite sure it was going to work – all I knew was that there was something missing from my gaming experience and after 10+ years of gaming with a men majority friend groups, I decided I needed to know what it would…

Destiny: Farming Helium Filaments on the Moon

Now that we’ve covered Farming Basics; time to use what you just learned and get out there. *kicks you out of nest* Here’s my favorite and easiest (to me) route to farm Helium Filaments on the Moon. Feel free to move around and explore outside of the area I’ve shown – there are other places…

Destiny: General Farming Tips

What is farming? In Destiny, farming refers to spending time in PvE (mostly) game modes with the intention of mass collecting materials which are used to upgrade either your guns or your gear. You can also farm Glimmer which is the main currency system in Destiny, Legendary Marks and just about any consumable. In this…

Destiny: How to set up “B” on Twilight Gap

Whenever you’re playing an objective game, it’s critical for your team mates to have an idea of what they’re going to be doing as well as what their team mates will be trying to achieve. I’ve been getting lots of questions on twitter regarding the different roles while playing FPS games. I self identify as…

Scribblenauts Unmasked

Since Aden got me a 3ds last year to play Pok√®mon X, I’ve only played one other game on the hand held, the Adventure Time game.  I realize that I’m far from adjusted to old school platformers so didn’t want to invest in a game that would make me mad…so here we are. It’s got…

Why is Battlefield 4 so broken?

I’m not sure any one has the answer to that question. It seems inconceivable that a franchise game, the fourth one in, has this many issues. We have become game testers for developers. They don’t even bother finishing the game before they take our money. 1. What is “0” health? Why is this now something…

Video Game Campaign?

So, it would be completely unlike me if I let this story pass by and not make a comment. Obama has bill boards in the video game Burn Out Paradise. I have mixed emotions, on one hand as a voter and a resident of the united states, I feel like it cheapens it a bit,…

Gamers are social. Yeah, we know.

There’s always a negative stigma that surrounds hard core video gamers. ” I have a life and I can’t spend all my time getting good at video games”. ” I have other things to do”. ” I have friends” Great, we do too. The majority of people who constantly keep up with video games are…

Gaming: A study on its effect on culture

Since I’ve been playing Halo (3, going on 4 years) I’ve been plagued by a lot of issues namely from non gamers who really believe, deep down in their hearts that video games have contributed to violent outbursts in children/young adults. Now. I’m not saying that video games haven’t upped the exposure of violence but…

Girl Gamers, Thriving?

Often times when there is a discussion about gaming, girls are no where to be found or they are rolling their eyes on there way out, why is that? Well, there are a few reasons why and as a girl gamer, I’m more than happy to share them with you. 1. Don’t automatically assume that…