Thursday, November 14, 2013

New website is up! Now you can keep up with me on all fronts from the convenience of one place ..thanks for the beautiful image Jimmy.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

My Story on the Hartford Homepage

During my senior year at the University of Hartford I was approached to share my story with prospective and current students by means of  featuring my career journey on the college website. I was honored to be a part of this and I truly hope that it inspires you to chase after your own ambitions as well! Click the image above for the full write up along with video interview or just head straight to for all the goodness.

In case you missed it, I also uploaded two new videos this week to my You Tube Channel:

You may also notice I've added a Facebook Page and Tumblr link to the sidebar..

Friday, August 10, 2012

Lollipop Pilgrim, Gaga Edition

On this episode of Ali's Got Game I talk about my recent rendezvous with Lollipop Chainsaw, the upcoming Wallace Wells DLC for The Scott Pilgrim Xbox live game and THE GAGA. Have you subscribed yet? You might wanna do that.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

New Video Every Thursday.

So after months of traveling, I have found the peace to sit at home for awhile and catch up on some Lollipop Chainsaw and Halo Reach. However, that's not the only thing I've accomplished in the past few days, aside from another Borderlands play through.

I have finally managed to cut the footage from my Google Android Campus Tour from my San Fransisco trip, and so I bring to you a new video on this day. How do you feel about Christmas in the summer?.. Do you like it, love it, need it even? Because as it turns out, my backlog of video footage is looking pretty endless, and there is much I want to do before I relocate and start work, so I figure, why don't we make this our little thing internet? New Video Every Thursday. Yes. Yes I like this idea indeed. *maniacal laugh*

You may also notice that my channel has a theme song now. Bazinga! Let me know what you think and if you have any ideas or recommendations for future videos, why not tell me in the comments below? EXCELLENT.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Add 7 Minutes to Your Life

It's surreal when a female you respect and researched in college approaches you regarding a collaboration. I feel extremely proud to have been a part of this TED Talk given by game designer Jane McGonigal about SuperBetter, and the idea that games build resilience.

Living the majority of my life jacked up on misdiagnosed medication, as well as being in a particularly dark place for a good portion of it, much of Jane's work has resonated with my being. From the moment I read her dissertation, published in a scholarly journal during my sophomore year of college, and later made into the book "Reality is Broken", I immediately felt a strong connection with the evidence provided in conjunction with my own story (you can search back to the post "I Was Made For This" for a more extensive back log). Thank you Jane for making this possible; at the end of the day if I can inspire just one of you by sharing this video, I'll know I've taken a step in the right direction. I only hope that I may make such an impact with my personal work in the near future.
You can follow Jane (@avantgame), as well as Super Better (@SuperBetter) along on Twitter. Get active and keep pushing forward!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

West Coast Title Track; Podcast Love

I was in SF this week; working on perfecting my fast traveling techniques no less. Vacation, research.. it's whatever you want to call it. However, with the majority of my industry family out here, I had to come visit before I made any solid decisions on where my career quest line takes me.

This past Sunday was the San Franciscan Gay Pride Parade. I picked a good time to come and hang. You guys really know how to have a good time. Burritos and Persian food? Sign me up. I also got a chance to check out the Google Campus Friday. There are no words. I want to live there for all eternity and stuff and things... and then I want to eat this giant froyo shine.

Within the past month and since graduating college I've had the pleasure of stopping by and chatting with some stellar podcasts. The first of the three I think you'll know holds a special place in my heart. I'm talking, of course, about The Indoor Kids. This is one of the most entertaining gaming shows out there, and it was great to be back and catch up while I was in Los Angeles for E3. This past week, Kumail and Emily welcomed move-maker, and girl shaped guy enthusiast Keith Apicary. Give it a listen and put that in your ears STAT. Much love!

Post E3, I stopped by on The Geek Generation cast with Rob and Mike to gab about the games that graced the LA Convention center. THESE DUDES ARE GREAT. A great reminder that there are people in this industry who manage to keep the passion alive. All the best - Let's play some B-Lands soon kay?

Last but certainly not least comes The Pop Cultivation Podcast. If you're a fan of the up and coming I strongly suggest you give this show a listen. Giancarlo Dittamo is hands down one of the most talented individuals I know. Episode 8 "Goals" catches me off guard, as we talk about the things that motivate us and fuel our creative fires. You won't be disappointed.

So I figure, if you like me and all, you may want to stay up to date on the adventures of ever-talented, fellow red-haired vixen, Rachel Lara. Give her some love, follow her on Twitter and go check out Killer Holiday, her upcoming movie. Don't tell me I didn't warn you, this girl is going places. DON'T BE STUPID.

Though I'd love to stay and chat with you internet, I have some Futurama with my name on it to watch, as well as a trip to plan. Leaving for Austin in a few days. More real life adventures await me at RTX. OH and if you haven't subscribed to my YouTube Channel yet you may want to do that so you don't miss out on my Fast Travel Video Log, Forever Alone Dance Parties and upcoming Google / YouTube / Android Campus Tour. It's all happening pretty fast and I would hate for you to fall behind. ;D

BAM SHAZAM, I love you and n shit. BAKES.