Video Game Wrap Up | June 2019

Welcome, friends, to my first video game wrap up on my blog!

Although I’ve been blogging a lot more about video games on my blog recently, it never occurred to me to do a separate wrap up for them. However, in my last wrap up I had a lot of books to wrap up and personal news to share and didn’t want to make the post even longer, so decided it was finally time to give video games a wrap up of their own!

As I mentioned in my general wrap up a couple of days ago, June ended up being quite a stressful month for me in terms of personal life stuff so I found myself turning increasingly to books and video games as a way to have fun/escape from real world stuff. It was nice to actually get to play so many games for a change, instead of struggling to find time for them.

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WWW Wednesday | 26th June 2019

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words! All you have to do is answers the following three questions:

What are you currently reading/playing?
What did you recently finish reading/playing?
What do you think you’ll read/play next?

It’s been a whole 3 weeks since my last WWW Wednesday and I’ve missed updating you all on the state of my reading and playing. June has been a little bit of a hell month for me as my partner has had a difficult time with surgery (pre-op and post-op) which has made things quite stressful and chaotic for me as well. Although I’ve actually managed to do a lot of reading and playing (escapism is a THING for a me right now), I haven’t been able to keep up with reviews, posts or any actual work.

Things are, hopefully, starting to settle down and I’ve been looking forward to posting up my WWW Wednesday today!

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ARC Review: Gaming Masculinity | A Feminist Analysis of Gaming Bro Culture

TITLE: Gaming Masculinity: Trolls, Fake Geeks & the Gendered Battle for Online Culture
AUTHOR: Megan Condis
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: May 2018; University of Iowa Press
GENRE: Non Fiction
FORMAT: e-Book

KEY INFO: Feminist Pop Culture critique, online gaming, gaming culture, gender theory
REPRESENTATION:
Women, People of Colour, LGBTQ
CONTENT NOTICES:
misogyny, sexual harassment, discussion of GamerGate, excerpts of abusive quotes, homophobia, transphobia

amazon // book depository // goodreads

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Top 10 Tuesday | Top 10 Video Games

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly book tag that was run by The Broke and the Bookish but has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provides a different bookish theme those deep-seated desires to list! Anyone is welcome to join in on their blog, in the comments or any other way. 

– Top 10 Video Games –

I’m back with Top 10 Tuesday! I haven’t done it for almost a month partly because I haven’t had much time recently and partly because I wasn’t feeling the past few topics. This week though is a freebie prompt which I’ve been really excited about, especially after seeing Mel‘s post about her top 10 video games. I posted up a poll on twitter asking what topic you’d like to see me do this week and video games won with 57% of the vote, so that’s what you’re all getting for this week 😉

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