Thank you to everyone who has supported me through my social, blog, Youtube, streams, or anything I do! Being a full-time content creator has been a struggle since I embarked in August of 2018. Coming into 2019, I am more certain and confident 2019 will be a year for explosive growth! Looking forward to sharing that with you all!
I am partnering with CAPCOM to give away two tickets to their Capcom Live show, coming to NYC for the first time on 9/29 at Gramercy Theatre! It’s the official Capcom concert, featuring a live rock band and orchestra performing the soundtracks from all the biggest Capcom games including Street Fighter, Mega Man, Resident Evil, Okami, Ace Attorney, Monster Hunter, and many more with a giant screen and light show. To enter the giveaway, click the link below! Giveaway ends Friday, Sept 21st. Tickets available at http://www.capcomlive.com
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently added a new “Gaming Disorder” diagnosis, described as a pathological addiction to video games. Breaking things down and offering an alternative perspective, is Psychology and Data Analytics expert in eSports and video games, as well as the founder of GirlGamerVogue.com, Narz.
In this exclusive podcast interview led by GGT Founder Adesina “Desi” Sanchez, Narz explains the psychology behind video game design, how it intersects with Positive Psychology, and offers advice to those who are dealing with an overuse of video games, as well as a less pathological view of why young people are so drawn to them.
And bookmark their site, http://www.GamesGeeksTech.com for more inspiring and fun stories on gaming, tech and general geekery, and for their weekly podcast segment, the GGT Talk on The Grindhouse Radio which reaches 3.5-4 million listeners weekly :).
Stay in touch with them by following us @GamesGeeksTech on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & Twitch!
Tell me your thoughts on video game addiction in the comments below!
With this new “Gaming Disorder” diagnosis from the World Health Organization, I thought it was time to roll up my sleeves and get my hands dirty talking about the topic since no one seemed to be trying. Join me this week on Games Geek Tech where I offer a new perspective on video game addition using positive psychology and game design.
Tune in and listen to my 3-min break down starting around the 90-minute mark:
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Before we get into the actual industry event, let’s start off with where I stayed with my partner in crime @ZuneGirl! My beautiful home away from home in downtown Los Angeles was nearby everything! It just so happened we were also down the street from the SONY press conference! We didn’t even need to attend it. The AirBnb included access to the pool and jacuzzi which was surrounded by foliage! See below for the view outside our window into the atrium and pool!
On the First Night..
It was honestly a blur of after parties way before the doors opened! YouTube Gaming’s after party location was incredibly beautiful but there was no open bar and no food. For such a big company, you’d think they would really make an impression?
The PUBG party was incredible with catering from all over the world and unlimited cocktails based on different landing zones in the game! I got to mingle with some incredibly talented Twitch and Mixer Streamers. I arrived at the party in style accompanied by the handsome gentleman and Mixer Partner Backdraft.
Facebook Gaming Party was quite possibly the most shocking event of the night! With Instagram booths to take the most iconic photos, Oculus Rift games available to play, unlimited drinks and food, tons of space in a giant theater in downtown Los Angeles you wonder how could it get better?
BUT IT DID! Out came the famous dance group the Jabbawockeez performing some of the most popular songs. But Facebook Gaming wasn’t done spoiling us….oh no.. They got DJ Khalid up in here! I legit lost it. 🤣
Our First Day At E3
So how does the FABulous Narz start her first day at E3? By being VIP at the Fortnite Arena! 😎 ZuneGirl and I stayed in the shade during the outside Fortnite Arena event overlooking the entire tournament. Some of the biggest celebrities like Xavier Woods, Marshmellow, Pokimane, and Ninja participated in the tournament.
The weather was literally unbearable. I can’t even imagine how the viewers or the players in the sun were handling it. Regardless, the event was streamed on YouTube, Facebook, Mixer, and Twitch accumulating over 1.5 Million max concurrent views across multiple channels! Ridiculous!
Day Turns To Night
We end up heading over to the Mixer Mixer where we see some old friends from the Mixer NYC Studio where we use to work at. We then group up and then head over to the official Fortnite After Party! Possibly the best after party at E3 and only 2nd best to Twitch Con’s 2017 after party.
What ends up happening can be easily described by the collage of photos below for your viewing pleasure. Yes, there were pinatas and toilets all over the Fortnite after party. YES, I bumped in Hai Lam. 😍
Our 2nd Day at E3
We make our way to the center for Day 2 having not set foot on the floor on the first day. We made our way around the floor saying hi to friends and such.
Our Last Day
Honestly, the entire week went by so quickly and most of the time my phone was dead. (haha I need a portable charger…) All in all, this year E3 was by far worth every penny and effort going. I met so many contacts and amazing people it blew my mind away.
Thank you to all the Mixer staff and streamers that showed me so much compassion and love! Thank you to everyone who took time to see me during the hectic week!
Did you live E3? Hate it? What was the most exciting news you heard from the event? Do you love these types of blogs? Let me know below!
Overwhelmed by the number of people that came to the event! The focus of this event is to create a social suport group for streamers in NYC by having fun and playing games. We had a VR dev company, Waypoint CafeNYC, and Twitch Streamer Cresta Star in the house! Thanks to everyone that showed up!
Visit the meetup to find out about the next event: https://www.meetup.com/NYC-Esports-Meetup