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Twinkling82 | Editor and Founder
Getting sucked into games by Super Mario as a kid, gaming got on hold during her teens. Lured into gaming with the 7th generation by GTA IV, and a few years later intrigued by reviewing games, and now she's running gamingirl since 2009.


In my everyday life I strive to recieve my day dream, yet do what I can to keep this website going - and stil be social with family and the few selected friends I have.

I have a couple ideas in my backhead and working towards the goal; writing and editing in the gaming industry, making PR, event coordination or just management if possible.

I can't even remember what made me interesting in games for starters. I guess I always was a dreamer, as I could easily sit with my toys (spanding from Barbie to My Little Ponies) for hours on end in my own little world of happiness and events. Games does it more interactive than toys.

My first gaming "consoles" must have been the water driven ones you always could buy for cheap in airports and at fairs, but the first real one was a gameboy. Yes, the big grey kind. From there, all I ever wanted was more games and consoles.

The next handful of years was like heaven every time I had birthday or at christmas. Over the years I acquired a Nintendo ES and Sega Master System - and I was in heaven when visiting people that had newer consoles at hand - counting in Sega Genesis/Mega Drive and Playstation 1.

In my early teenage years I was always in for some gaming, but it was far from my primary activity. When the Playstation 2 was announced, my interest was renewed - especially after playing GTA 1 and 2 on PC. I played on my Playstation 1 for a while and expected to have some money ready for a Playstation 2 at launch - which I pre-ordered.

Since then I've been playing often into the wee hours of the morning whenever possible, especially if I played a storydriven game for the first time - quickly mentioning both the Driver games and GTA III. I was also fighting tenacious to beat Need for Speed Underground. I never did.

My interest really took off when I decided to try writing game reviews for a publication in my country and I got in as freelance writer without pay. After I moved to the second publication, I decided after a while to try and run my own site, and I've done this ever since.

I now have all the current consoles, including handhelds, excluding iOS devices (I'm not fond of Apple, let's leave it at that) - and I'm looking so much forward to more space at home so that I can set up a proper work space and to play some more games on PC. I've bought the case already, but only because it has reached 1/3 of the launch price and there's nothing like it. It have my heart. Click the picture to enhance.

I actually love my Playstation Vita the most for now, but I think it dubs down to the fact that it's the newest acquisition - the Xbox 360 takes second place, but it's due to the community at Trueachievements and achievementsystem. I do work to get them, and ultimately want them all, but I'm not so sure it will happen ever.

Favourites

Genre
While I love storydriven games such as Uncharted and Metal Gear Solid, I love running around in an open world such as L.A. Noire and GTA IV.

Series/IP
I'm afraid it's the GTA series - for now I have every single of the games for consoles, including game guides from Bradygames for the main games. Can't wait for the next instalment.

Male character
I love Nathan Drake (Uncharted series) He might be a badass and a player, but he has shown to have the biggest heart, and I do think he's loyal when it comes down to it. Even if he's up against fierce resistance, he'll keep fighting for the greater good - even if it means loss of money.

Female character
While I like the strenght of Elena from the Uncharted series, she might very well be replaced by either Lara Croft from the 2012 Tomb Raider game or Aveline from the upcoming Assassins Creed: Liberation.

What you consider yourself being an expert in when it comes to games
I've been a fan of Rockstars games for years on end, and with all the GTA games played, some more than others, I can answer most questions about the series.

Saints Row

The most efficient way to gain the multiplayer achievements in this game is a blended mix – first of all, it requires a lot of preperation and patience from everyone. Number of players You can be 4 or 6 players to do this, an even number, because you’ll be boosting in teams. It will take […]

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Peggle

You have a little canon at the top of the screen, and all you have to do is to hit the small balls at the screen, called pegs. A unicorn named Björn is presenting the game for you, and as you advance in the adventure mode, you’ll meet the other masters. Each one of them […]

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Natal release leaked?

The UK MCV website posted today that they have caught some leaked information on the long-awaited hardware extension for the Xbox 360, called Project Natal by the developers of the device. Apparently their sources tells that Microsoft has settled a release date which is a year from now, sometime in November 2010, and it will […]

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Pizza Morgana

This is a 5 episodic point-and-click adventure role-playing game with a great story, but without too much challenging exploration. Yes for me, but I really suck at exploration games! You’re playing as Jackie, and you get a new friend in form of a pizza delivering vampire, who speaks Gibberish. After spending some time with each […]

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Brütal Legend

Be adviced; These impressions is by playing the demo, not the full game. The fact that Jack Black is the voice of the playable character, is actually the thing that made me follow this game a bit intensively quite early. One of the first things you experience that this game stands out from others is […]

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‘Splosion Man

You’re playing as a character, named ‘Splosion Man. Your job is to escape from the facility, where he was “born” because of an experiment that went wrong. Along the way you’re facing obstacles as scientists with props is trying to stop you from escapeing – you have to puzzle together on how to fool the […]

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A little laugh from the past

You think the original Super Mario games are hard? Try this community created version – or do the easy thing and laugh at the comments this player spits out in frustration…

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Boosting tutorials? What’s that?

Boosting a game. Playing a game, and you can’t get some of the achievements/trophies? Fear no more, there’s a possible solution.

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Guy busted for stealing wi-fi at library

So much work for so little…

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Build your own Nintendo Arcade!

Go groovy retro, build your own tabletop arcade machine!

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