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Sony is holding my friends hostage...

In my last blog I talked about why I don't collect games or gaming related items because I lacked the room or desire to collect and AliD mentioned that he enjoyed Steam because he was able to collect games without needing the physical space...


The Duck Collector

I once bought a ceramic duck and put it in my bathroom as decoration. My sister then gave me a lovely watercolor of a duck. Soon others followed and the bathroom gradually filled with ducks... more pictures, little wooden ducks, anothe...


Ugotkilledbyachick got killed by ... a chick.

While playing MAG last week, I took note of two gamertags... ugotkilledbyachick and agirlkilledu. Their gamertags irritated me. In fact, "irritated" is probably too mild a word as I think I said something to the effect of "I just got ki...


The Tipping Point in Games

I've never been a real fan of the Call of Duty Series. I've played the campaigns for most of the recent games and particularly enjoyed the Modern Warfare series, but I've just never enjoyed the online play. I tend to like team based sho...


Modifications: for a bigger e-penis

Mods or modifications are generally associated with PC gaming, and they are usually fun changes to a game that make all the characters naked, add game content, or in the case of the header picture... let you play Oblivion as Michael Jacks...


Tales from... Albion?

Yeah, I'm currently playing Fable 3 instead of Skyrim. I'm old. Normally for Christmas I get practical things like socks, fuzzy slippers, or a pizza cutter. Last year I actually had a totally awesome Christmas and my husband bought me an...


real men don't need maps!

... but this woman does! I love playing open world WRPG games and recently completed Fallout: New Vegas and I'm just currently finishing Divinity 2. Both games have shitty maps. I spent many frustrating hours in Fallout, heading for a m...


FPS games are all the same.

The stoic soldier, with gun pointed down... walking away from a hazy wartorn backdrop. There are too many shooter games. North Americans are obsessed with their stupid FPS games. AAA games are all becoming FPS games. FPS games are all i...


Calm down! You'll survive this!

So Tuesday morning... 8:02 am pacific time... I'm running late this morning because the neighbor's dog spent most of the night barking at a racoon that was sitting on the top of the fence between our two properties. I haven't seen the ra...


This is my story...

So, I completed Fallout New Vegas over the weekend and finished my story of siding with the NCR and bringing order to the wildness of the west. I got the Brotherhood of Steel, the Boomers and the Great Khans to help me out. Most faction...


Integration: Could the iPad be my next console?

Could the iPad be your next gaming console? Tablet computers are in their infancy, yet already many people are choosing a tablet instead of a new computer. Tablets easily work as a portable TV with multiple options for downloading or st...


Dice: Gamers know exactly what a beta is.

Battlefield 3's impending launch is looking a bit "dicey"! It's been widely reported that since the launch of the Beta, there have been over 34,000 canceled pre-orders and the feedback on the beta forums has not been pleasant. Dice and ...


I can't see you.

"Normal vision" So I have butterfly pattern macular dystrophy. It sounds pretty (cause butterfly's are so pretty), and it's not really a big deal, but it means that I'm slowly losing my vision and have a very good chance of having increa...


Can anybody hear me?

So I've had my 360 for while now and feel comfortable talking about my first impressions of the system. First off, aside from the exclusive games, the 360 and the PS3 aren't all that different. They both have the ability to act as medi...


Kittens??? NSFW

So... according to this the new code word for pics of half naked ladies is going to be kittens? My, how original. The question asked was would we like to see more "kittens" on Destructoid. My short answer is "no". I remember when I ...


Games can't replicate "real".

So the 10th anniversary of 9/11 is over. There were endless documentaries, made for TV movies, blogs and articles that commemorated the event. It brought back my own vivid memories of 9/11. I had quit full time work that year and was at ...


Valve and Apple... deeper issues to digital distribution

People like Steam. They know it, they are comfortable with it, they can buy everything they want or need for PC gaming from one source where their credit card information is securely held. People like Apple for much the same reason, the...


Improvements: Dating Destructoid

It's not me... it's you. I'm dressed up, controller in hand, and ready for a play date... but you don't want to come out and play. The Friday Night Fights are gradually dying. There is the same dozen or so people on both the PS3 and th...


East vs West: Japanese games are for kids!

Yeah, this was last week's topic and I'm just getting around to it now... and before anyone starts getting bent out of shape about the choice of title... let me explain something. I'm old. I'm not "I remember when they invented fire" old....



Ugh... so apparently a shitstorm hit over my blog on the weekly topic of esports (http://www.destructoid.com/esports-really--208179.phtml ) and it garnered over 100 comments. I do find it interestingly ironic that one of my worst blogs h...

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eSports: Really??

[Today's promoted blog on the topic of eSports is from Elsa, who argues that games aren't sports, and don't need to be classified as such to be legitimate. If you want to see your blog on the front page, make sure you write a CBlog on our c...


PS3 Friday Night Fights: Elsafied Edition!

Trev is usually our PS3 FNF High Lord of Tickle Fights and Wedgies, but he's taking a short break, so this week you get me as your Mistress of Mayhem. First off, I'd like to have a gentle encouraging word with anyone out there who owns a...


Hey... my PS3 Crackles!

So I downloaded Crackle for my iPad (and Ipod Touch) and it's an app that streams older movies and TV shows somewhat like Netflix, only it's free! Turns out that the service is owned by Sony and the content is primarily Sony movies and S...


Downloadables: Quest for Booty!

Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty was a BRILLIANT concept. It was a small PSN game, with a small price of only $15.99, but it had much of the gameplay of a full Ratchet and Clank title - only bite sized! The game served as a bit of a s...


The business of charity

On Facebook I noticed that one of my friends was looking for sponsor's for an Extra Life charity event where she will be playing games to raise money for charity. I sometimes donate to these causes, but a recent report last night on my l...


About Elsaone of us since 2:27 PM on 01.25.2009

I'm 55 years old. I'm female, a cancer survivor, happily married, and retired from the work force... and I spend way too much time gaming. I enjoy long walks on the beach, with a gun, sometimes with my husband - shooting n00bs.
I not only like to shoot people, I also enjoy cooking and crafting. Mostly I make my own armor in games like Skyrim and cook my own potions after a busy day of hacking and slashing my way through various critters, guards and bandits in most any WRPG game.

If you're into a threesome or foursome with a mature couple, then come join us - only be sure to bring a med kit. We're old, sometimes we fall down and can't get back up without some help!

PSN: Elsa
XBL: Elssa62
(I currently have an Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, PSVita, a barely functioning PSP, and a variety of iOS/Android devices)

Recent Favorites:
MAG (over 2000 hours!)
Dragon's Dogma
Portal 1&2
Sacred 2
Demon Souls/Dark Souls
Bioshock series
Elder Scrolls Series (Oblivion and Skyrim)
Fallout series
Tomb Raider series
Dragon Age series
Resistance series
Killzone Series
Left 4 Dead 2
Mass Effect Series
Far Cry Series
Destiny (strangely addicting)

Some blogs I wrote that I like:

Fun Facts about Females
Casting Call: Chester the Skeleton
Help, Help! I'm being repressed
Girls with Guns
Guess the Gender
A Girl's Guide to FPS Gaming
Me and My Chainmail Bikini...
Adopt a Troll!
Fanboy Wars - the game!
Me and my digital dick
Invisibility of the older woman
Feminist Frequency and Relevance

Some of my Promoted C-Blogs:
Undies and a Knife
He dumped me! That Bastard!
Love/Hate: Being a Girl Gamer
The Future: The Year is 2029
My Expertise: Leader of Men
The Great Escape: From Physical Pain
More than Just Noise: Boom Headshot!
2010 Sucked: Game Addiction Issues
Technical Difficulties: He teabagged me!

Email: exrecruiter.at.msn.com


Xbox LIVE:Elssa62


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