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Since the age of 6 or 7, I always knew I wanted to be included in the video games industry. I’ve been saying for quite some time now that I’m not sure what to do, though. I don’t program, my art at this point is pretty sub-par (and I don’t know any of the new programs now, anyway), I’m not a teen or young 20-something single chick that can model, I have a face for radio and a voice for silent film, and I’m not plugged in to all the new games and consoles. I tried video games journalism, but I don’t want to just report news. I want to be part of the news. Not a lot going on for me in a lot of areas.

However, I think I’ve finally found a niche that I CAN make a difference in. I want to bring awareness of the gaming community as something more than just a stereotype. I’m highly aware that there are already people doing this. Hell, PSP is one of the best at it (you can find him at www.patrickscottpatterson.com). But there can always be one more voice.

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Trying out the Nyko Playpad

So, I checked out the Nyko Playpad that I received at E3 this year, and wrote up a review for AZ Computer Guru. I liked it alright, but I really don’t see the purpose of using it. It’s much easier to just use the touchscreen controls. So, click the link, and check out the review. ^.^

 

~Cheers

Tara

LOTS of changes, lately. Here’s why.

Ok, so I know I’ve been REALLY lax on the writing.

Here’s the scoop:

I’ve been busy lately, so I haven’t been able to write as much, let alone actually play any real video games.

On the flip side of that, I now have a new position the Computer Guru Radio Show (www.gurushow.com). So, I have a new platform with which to speak about video games. Yay!

Anyway, I wrote this opinion piece today on WHY I like radio so much. So, please, read it and distribute it to your friends. It’ll help out a lot. And, if you get the chance, peruse the site and check us out on Saturdays at 11am (PST). You can listen live through the Guru Show site, so you don’t have to be local to listen.

I’m also attending E3 again this year! Yay! More on that later.

Thanks so much, everyone! I totally appreciate the support.

So, today was a fresh start..

Today I appeared on the Computer Guru Radio Show, which both the Computer Guru and I hope to be a regular thing.  I get to talk about gaming and computers, two things I’m passionate about.  It went well, especially considering it was the second time I’ve been on the radio at all, and the last time was almost a year ago.

I really enjoy being on the radio.  This is for several reasons, least of which is actually being able to say “I’m on air”.  One of the biggest is that I’ve always loved radio.  Like, LOVED it.  I remember sitting by my Garfield phone, waiting for the proper moment to call in and try to be caller number X.  I loved how raw it is.  How it’s live.  And how you get a connection that you don’t get with any other medium.  

I hope to continue this far into the future.  If you didn’t get a chance to check out the show (1030AM in Tucson, gurushow.com everywhere else) then you can check out the podcast from the Guru Show website later on to listen in.  I would love any feedback, criticism, or story ideas you come across.  Or, if you’d like to be part of the show, email, tweet, FB message, or otherwise get ahold of me off air (http://about.me/myssiing for contact info).  On air, call into the show, and let your voice be heard!

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