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I usually go by my gamer tag which is Maxose, but you can call me Max. I’m 35 and have been gaming most of my life. Going by my age, you can see that I’m part of the first generation of gamers – we didn’t growing up gaming – most of us got our first system (Atari) right around the age of 10 – give or take a few years – and I’ve played on almost every console since then…even the truly obscure (CD-i, anyone?).
I recently graduated with a B.S. in Information Technology with a concentration in Multimedia/Visual Communications. I chose this degree because I love I.T. and am a creative person. I used to work in health care and hated it, but about a month before graduating, I was offered the job of Social Media Specialist at a small university which I’m loving. All that aside, I’m also an award winning, published artist. Music is another passion of mine, and I can appreciate and love everything from Opera to Metal. I play the french horn and whenever I’m not working, gaming, or wasting time, I practice playing my guitars or work on writing articles here.
About the blog
I started this blog in August of 2010 due to a friend’s urging. My friend felt that as a female in this male dominated gaming world, people would be interested in my experiences and point of view. I was doubtful that anyone would be interested in what I had to say, so I declined. After a few days of being prodded, I gave in and decided to write about a social issue that I’d seen in every MMO I’ve ever played.
The resulting article was Daddy Farming, Attention Seeking, and the Girl Gamer.
I had my friends read it, and they enjoyed it so much that they shared it with other friends, who shared it as well, and told me I needed to keep writing. After that, it was easy to keep going, and this blog has done relatively well considering that I don’t advertise. So, to sum up: this blog is strictly dedicated to being one of the real gamer girls out there. This blog chronicles my experiences with all aspects of gaming such as the social aspects of MMOs, beta testing, proving my worth to my male peers, game reviews, etc.