I love video games. I also suck at video games.
This suck-age has prevented me, for years, from getting into that world. Fearing the drama of being called a “fake geek girl” and all the toxic behavior that is tied with that label prevented me from ever exploring games. The few games I tried to pick up, were quickly abandoned. I felt I was not good enough to keep playing. In hindsight, it was ridiculous. I decided a few months ago to stop allowing a few potential douchnozzles to inhibit me from doing something which brings me joy.
Not even 24 hours after dipping my toe into the gamer community, I was called fake for not being excited enough over a game trailer (seriously?!). This was the first real test of my gamer resolve. Proudly, I called out that prick and moved on. His dickishness would not deter me.
I am picking up a few games, slowly. Granting myself patience while I learn the mechanics and game play. It is an uphill battle to be sure. One where I will forever be a noob. A title which I will happily wear while falling off cliffs, accidentally blowing myself up and laughing my ass off.
My main games at the moment are Destiny 2 and Guild Wars 2. Let me know what games I should try.