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The Fight to be a Part of Gaming

This piece might come across as man-splaining to some, but it was written as part of my university course, with the goal of shedding light on what some members of the games industry have had to struggle through. If your a woman who wants to join the games industry, or a man who thinks opportunities have always been equal between the genders, this might of interest.

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How to Impress your Girlfriend’s Parents

During my time studying Communications at AUT, I took a variety of courses. From acting to creative writing, and radio production to game design. However when all four years had past, I came out as an Advertising major.

I’m very proud of all the work I did within the realm of advertising. I wrote TV scripts for make up, re-designed beer bottles, planned public activation’s for grass mats, prototyped apps for youth mental health services and so on.

None of these were made public, and were used purely for academic purposes. However I’d like to share one i’m particularly proud of. A simple TradeMe advertisement for a cup and saucer. It was the first ad I ever wrote.

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Is Now the Right Time for PlayStation All Stars 2?

It is an undeniable fact that fighting games sell extremely well. Despite this, Street Fighter, Tekken and Mortal Kombat are all niche products. Yes the communities built around them support them in mass, but most gamers are wary of the genre. Many like myself are intimidated by the expansive roster of previous titles, the inherently odd Japanese style and the intricate web of combos to learn.

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