About Katie

Katie’s first experience with video games was in the late 1970s with Pong on the family Tandy TRS-80 home computer. She published her first gaming review in 1982 for the TRS-80 video game Rear Guard. It was around this time that Katie also discovered the joy of role-playing games, starting with Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. In college she played Doom, getting her into first person shooting games. This interest lasted until Final Fantasy XI was released when she started to spend time playing massively multiplayer online role-playing games. Currently she has an interest in many different genres of video games. She lives in Elgin, Illinois with her cat Éowyn.

HavenCon 3 Announces New Celebrity Guests

haven-con-adHavenCon : “That’s So Retro!” is set to kick off next year in Austin, Texas April 28th – 30th. Year 3 will bring HavenCon to a new venue, the DoubleTree by Hilton in North Austin.

HavenCon has announced that it will be bringing in new celebrity guests for their 3rd year, including celebrity guests Denise Crosby (Tasha Yar) of Star Trek: The Next Generation fame and Claudia Christian who is well known for her role as Susan Ivanova in Babylon 5.

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PinkFae Gaming at Gen Con 2016

J & Katie at GenCon Indy 2016

J & Katie at Gen Con Indy 2016

J and myself were at Gen Con Indy for all four days. It was my second time at the convention while it was J’s first time. We were both there for the first time representing PinkFae Gaming in order to bring you coverage of seminars, reviews of games and possibly even an interview or two!

Since there was so much going on and it was just the two of us, we didn’t do any live blogging at all. Instead, we took some notes and brought them back home with us. Over the course of the next few weeks look for articles based on what we learned and experienced.

PinkFae MTG League: 2016 Female Standard Tournament

Pinkfae MTG League 2016 Female StandardWe are very pleased to announce the first tournament for the PinkFae Magic: The Gathering League. The tournament will be a non-sanctioned female standard tournament. The top eight finalists will compete for a portion of the $500 prize pool. The entry fee for participating is $15. There are only 40 spots available and spots will be filled on a first come first served basis.

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Interview: X-COM Enthusiast DistractedElf

DistractedElf profile picI was given the opportunity to interview Twitch streamer and YouTuber DistractedElf. She is best known for streaming X-COM on Twitch. She started off on YouTube where she posts role-playing campaigns she GMs.

Katie Walter: How did you come up with the name DistractedElf as your Twitch username?

DistractedElf: Well, initially when I started my channel I wanted some kind of gimmick. So it was a costume thing! I do a lot of LARP so I had the elf ears. Not to mention it was a username that I hadn’t heard before, so I hoped it’d be unique.

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Ronda Rousey to Appear on the Cover of UFC 2

EA Sports released a 47-second video on Friday announcing that Ronda Rousey would be on the cover of EA Sports UFC 2. The following day Rousey fought Holly Holm in UFC 193 where Rousey was knocked out fifty-nine seconds into the second round. It was her first defeat after twelve wins dating back to 2011. People are already talking about a UFC cover curse similar to the Madden cover curse.

Featuring female athletes on the covers of video game sports titles is starting to become a trend with EA Sports. FIFA 16, that came out earlier this year, featured Steph Catley, Christine Sinclair and Alex Morgan on the covers. Putting female athletes on the covers of sporting gaming titles is not new. Women have been featured on the covers of Olympic titles, such as Amanda Beard and Nastia Liukin on Sega’s Beijing 2008.

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Registration for the 2016 Female Dota 2 1v1 Tournament

2016 Dota 2 Tournament 300x356The PinkFae Dota 2 League is a league for the top female gamers to break out into the professional scene and network with other female gamers and teams. Last year’s Female 1v1 Tournament was very successful, with fifteen players participating. We hope to have even more players participate in the 2016 Female 1v1 Tournament. Players will play for a prize pot of $500 in a single elimination tournament.

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