Thursday, 19 November 2015

An Interview with Kelly M from The Archaeology of Tomb Raider

Today on 8-Bit Girl, I had the pleasure of interviewing Kelly, writer and moderator of her Tomb Raider fansite The Archaeology of Tomb Raider. Her site is a fantastic source of Tomb Raider news, features and reviews, as well as interesting posts on history, archaeology and travel.

As a lover of both Tomb Raider and history myself (I graduated with a degree in history), I knew I had to get her on the site. So take a look below at my questions and Kelly's answers!

Hey Kelly! Introduce yourself!
Well, I'm Kelly, a blogger, translator, and information specialist originally from Gibraltar but currently living in the Netherlands with my husband and two cats, Rico and Juno. When I'm not working on the site, you can find me reading (mostly non-fiction and travel literature), gaming, learning foreign languages, fussing over the cats, planning my next trip abroad, or spending time at my local archery club.

Your site is a fantastic source of Tomb Raider and archaeological lore. What made you start The Archaeology of Tomb Raider?
Aww, thanks. That's very sweet of you.

I started The Archaeology of Tomb Raider as a way of getting more involved in the Tomb Raider fan community and since there are so many fansites out there, I had to try and carve a little niche for myself. The idea of creating a fansite that focussed on the art and artefacts seen in the Tomb Raider games had been in my mind for years but it wasn't until the reboot came out that I finally decided to put my plan into action. 

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

The 15th Anniversary of Tomb Raider Chronicles

Today is the 15th anniversary of the release of Tomb Raider Chronicles on the Playstation. 

The fifth game in the Tomb Raider series, Chronicles is set days after the events of Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation. 

Monday, 16 November 2015

Happy Birthday, Shigeru Miyamoto!

Happy 62nd Birthday, Shigeru Miyamoto!

One of the most influential members of the gaming industry, Shigeru Miyamoto is responsible for some of the best-selling, critically acclaimed games of all time. Joining Nintendo in 1977, Miyamoto helped to create the companies' most popular franchises, such as Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Star Fox, Pikmin and Donkey Kong. He can be credited for lending his creative vision to the companies' popular systems, such as the Wii, SNES, N64 and more.

A true gaming legend, Shigeru Miyamoto now works for Nintendo as a 'Creative Fellow', a title given to him after Nintendo President Satoru Iwata's death. 

So, happy birthday Shigeru. Your games were credited as the reason I got into Nintendo as a kid, and I really thank you for that. 

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Welcome Home.

I started Fallout 4 at the weekend, and really enjoyed it! I loved the highly customisable character creation, and spent some time creating myself. Check out the Fallout version of myself below. What do you think?

Who did you create in your playthrough of Fallout 4? 

Let me know in the comments below, on Facebook or Twitter!

Friday, 13 November 2015

Top 5 Most Infectious Games In 2015

Today on 8-Bit Girl, I'm happy to introduce a guest blogger. Join Dejan Lukic as he shares his top 5 most infectious, and addictive games in 2015.

A popular saying states that ‘life is more fun if you play games’. Earlier, kids and adults interested in games had no other option other than visiting their local playground. But, now like everything available in their doorsteps, games are also available for them right on their computer or mobile phone with net connection. Even facilities are available for downloading the games and they can continue to play offline without any net connection. 

Let us now explore the top 5 most infectious games in the year 2015.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

What I've Been Playing Lately...

So I have been busy as of late with a mountain of weekly freelance writing work as well as my full time job. I'm also in the process of packing for a move (one of two in the coming months!), so gaming has been on the back burner a little, as has my streaming over on my YouTube channel.

However, last night I realised that it is about time I have a bit of free time to myself among all of this, so I got in some gaming. Sadly I haven't got Fallout 4 yet and haven't got an Xbox One for Rise of the Tomb Raider (*sobs*), but I will be playing them thanks to my boyfriend and fellow Geek Mash member Casey who has both (woo!).

So, here's what I've been playing in the meantime.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

8-Bit Girl at MCM Comic Con: October 2015

Sunday 26th October was yet another year where I was under the guise of Press at the London MCM Comic Con. Here I was joined by my friends and fellow writers at Geek Mash, as well as getting some bits done for 8-Bit Girl on Twitter throughout the day.

The three day show saw 130,560 people pass through the doors of ExCel in London, breaking the previous record set in May's MCM (122,600). 

The show featured a plethora of cosplay, stalls, panels, merchandise, celebrities, artists, writers, games and more. I spent the Sunday in my Alice Madness Returns cosplay. Check out some of the pictures below, and see a whole album of MCM photos (including more taken by myself) over on the Geek Mash Facebook.

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