I’m Back and Upcoming Posts!

Happy Saturday Gamers and Friends and Welcome Back to GamersUnitedGG! Well, it has been a while since I have blogged or uploaded any video game posts. Life has just been busy, but I’m finally balanced enough to get back to blogging a few times a week ( by a few I mean probably 2 times a week for now). This is going to be a wrap up on what’s been keeping me so busy lately and an intro into the new format and upcoming posts I have planned.

 

Life: So I started dropping off blogging last year around November when NaNoWriMo hit because I was participating in the challenge. NaNoWriMo takes place every November and writers are encouraged to write a novel (50,000 words or more) in a month. A tall task, but I was more prepared this year than I was last year with a proper outline. The story was the continuation of the book I wrote last year (which I will publish this year).  The Destiny Series follows fictitious rulers in 16th Century Europe and the inaugural book A Diary of Destiny takes place between the sacred pages of a nobleman’s bastard grandson, appointed squire to the King of Tamlonia. Gabriel recounts the events taking place as the King’s Daughter, Princess Ariana has become of age to marry. I’ve had a great time writing this series and look to continue it with book 3.

 

Work: Work has been busy lately so I’m picking up overtime to save up for my trip in April. Along with my normal job assisting Travel Agents, I’ve started selling Scentsy on the side as well. Scentsy is wax melts, warmers and different product fragrances. This is my 3rd month and it’s a really fun way to make that extra money. I always have my Scentsy Kit with me with testers, catalogs and my beautiful Vega the Unicorn Scentsy Buddy that smells amazing. Never heard of Scentsy, ask me questions!    www.WhiffablesByLuna.com

Upcoming Posts:

  • I am participating in the Tracking Shells collaboration over on Normal Happenings so my post about my fondest Mario Kart memories will be released soon.
  • I’ve been reading the Harry Potter books (for the 1st time) and I have a post or 2 I want to write. The first will be: Which Hogwarts House Should They Really Be In?  I’m really excited about this post, should be completed next week
  • Even though I haven’t been blogging, I have been playing video games way more than last year. I have my first impressions of Lego Harry Potter, I still have a Red Dead Redemption 2 post and new content with the Nintendo Switch.
  • Bookclub: My co-workers and I have started a bookclub in January and I plan to write about the 3 books we have already read.
  • Question of the Month: Kim and Later Levels hosts the gaming questions of the month. I haven’t participated in a few months but I plan on catching up and answering each question since January (because they seem to be connected). I encourage you to also join in on the fun and meet new bloggers by visiting http://www.LaterLevels.com
  • Captain Marvel Movie Review
  • Game of Thrones Countdown

 

Some exciting posts coming up soon and I’m happy to have the time to balance blogging and life again. What have you been up to? Playing any new games? Watching any new shows? Let’s talk!

 

-Luna 🙂

 

Community Game of The Year Update!

Merry Christmas Eve and Happy Holidays all! The end of the year is quickly approaching and between the Holiday Shopping and mindless hours in new video games, I am unable to properly oversee or promote the Community Game of the Year event. So we are switching things up! If you would like to nominate a game you can do so by replying to this post or you can still write your post on why you are nominating the game as your personal Game of the Year!

 

You can read the rules for posting your blog by clicking here!

 

I will compose a post on January 1st tallying the results and announcing the game that was voted the Community’s Game of the Year!

 

Game Guide:

  • Nominate a video game that you have played this year (does not need to be released this year) in the comments or with a blog post.
  • There will be a Twitter Poll going up on December 27th with current nominees. You can vote for your favorites here as well.
  • Nominate a game by December 31st!

 

Lightning Ellen has entered her Game of the Year in a countdown format, see what she has been playing and their ranks by clicking here!

Happy Holidays!

 

-Luna 🙂

 

Community Game of the Year Challenge!

Power Up Players for a community collaboration! God of War took home 2018’s Game of the Year and it got me thinking about the games that I’ve played this year. 2018 has been a great year in gaming for me personally, from the long awaited release of Red Dead Redemption 2, a nostalgic Super Mario Party, to the first Call of Duty game that I’ve wanted to play in years. The end of the year is quickly approaching and I want to know what is the Community’s Game of The Year!

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Normally, I would ask what is your favorite game that has released this year, but since many of us gamers are not able to play ALL of the new games that we would like, I’ve decided to open this up to ANY video game that you have played this year. Your blog post can be as creative as you like while giving praise to the video game that is your personal Game of The Year.

 

How to Participate:

 

To Participate, write a post on a video game that you have played this year ( does not need to have been released this year) on why you nominate this game as your personal Game of the Year. Link back to this post so that I can read and tally everyone’s votes.

 

Your entry should be posted by December 29th so that I can tally the votes and compose the ending results.

 

On December 31st, I will release the Community’s Game of the Year post highlighting everyone’s post and vote and revealing which games the community voted for!

 

Have a great December and I look forward to reading the video game that you pick as your Game of the Year!

-Luna 🙂

 

Gamers House Week 2: The Triathlon!

Welcome to week 2 of the Gamers House! Last week the game was over for Orchid Leaving 18 contestants in the running for the Best Video Game Character trophy. In a twist, the votes casted by each contestant was revealed. How will Diddy Kong and Nemesis deal with knowing exactly who tried to vote them off? We will find out this week on Gamers House!

My name is Luna and I have been following the contestants around all weekend. Many of the characters that voted for Nemesis have steered clear of the giant as not to anger him. Diddy Kong has changed his initial social game and now sticks with his original Red Team members, with the exception of Spyro.

**Cue The Host**

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“Oh, Hi again Contestants! That was a great opening week and we are happy to see you all in good spirits. As you may know, I am a Pokemon Research Professor and one of my favorite past times is to set up trainers with companions to help them on their journey. These companions will aid the trainer and get them out of sticky situations should a wild encounter with a Pokemon arise. For this week’s challenge, you too will be teaming up with a companion to help you through the task.”

 

The housemates seem to be upright listening to the Professor Speak.

 

Duke: Well get to it you quack. What is the challenge this week and when do I get to pound someone’s face in?

 

Prof Oak: “That’s a great question. There will be no punching this week, but the challenge will be our version of a TRIATHLON! Contestants will be given Chaos to help complete the tasks. What are these tasks? We will test your skills in Climbing, Riding and Archery. Each round will award points and the contestant with the most points at the end of all 3 tasks will be a winner. Don’t worry, if there is a tie, we do have a tiebreaker in mind.

 

Climbing – We have built an obstacle course that will test your climbing abilities through

Riding– Contestants will hop on a mount and ride through a course collecting as many rings as they can.

Archery – Using an elemental bow, you must shoot the different targets on the field as quickly as possible. Points are awarded by position of the arrow and the number of targets shot.

 

Masterchief! As MVP from last week you have the advantage of choosing the companion for each contestant AND since this challenge will be competed head to head, you can choose the match ups and the order in which each contestant will compete. Please have you decision ready by tomorrow morning.

Have a good night’s rest competitors, tomorrow will be a doozie.

Challenge Day:

Masterchief has chosen today’s lineup and order for the challenge. It is as follows:

 

  1.    Princess Peach vs Zelda
  2.   Bowser vs Nemesis
  3.   Spyro vs Shadow
  4.   Jensen  vs Snake
  5.   Kratos vs Marcus Fenix
  6.   Duke Nukem – Sonya Blade   
  7.    Diddy Kong vs Peppy
  8.   Masterchief vs Turok
  9.   Lightning vs Aloy

 

The first matchup will be the battle of the Princesses. Peach will take on Zelda and both will have a Chao as their companion. You have  minutes to strategize and your heat will begin.

 

Each companion will have a downfall that comes with their help. Not only do the competitors need to gain the most points, but they have to keep their companion in check. The Chao is by far the easier of the companions and only require constant attention. Which Princess will use their Chao correctly?

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Heat 1:

Peach and Zelda were neck in neck climbing over the various obstacles however, Zelda pulled ahead right at the end. Peach had to tend to her Chao who is seemingly afraid of heights and wouldn’t move at one point. When Zelda was climbing she held her Chao in a sling that was pressed against her chest. It shielded the Chao from looking down. During the riding phase Zelda took an early lead but Peach pulled off some impressive jumps over the hurdles. Peach held her Chao on her lap while Zelda placed the Chao bare skinned on the horse. After a few bumps her Chao was screaming and squirming to get off. She missed the next 2 jumps. In the final challenge Peach beamed most of her opponents with direct hits. Guess all that time in Mario Party Paid off. Zelda was impressive shooting each of her targets quickly and using the Chao to hand her the arrows to reload quickly.

 

Heat 2:

Bowser vs Nemesis had to be the most intense match of the night. Both competitors have tempers and they were letting them flare on the course. During the climbing phase both contestants growled and snarled at each other. Nemesis was so distracted by Bowser that he hit his head on the top of the cliff. During the riding challenge both mounts stumbled over and the contestants had to finish on foot. Nemesis had the advantage here with his athletic abilities surpassing that of Bowser. In Archery many of the targets were missed because each contestant fired at the other. Both ended the triathlon with arrows stuck on their person. The oddest part of the match. Both contestants forgot to bring their Chao and had to do it all over again!

 

Heat 3:

This heat was an interesting one. Both Spyro and Shadow used their strengths to their advantage. During the climbing phase, Shadow was the first to the top by a few seconds. The riding phase was contested heavily by Spyro who used his wings to temper and steady his mount. The archery phase seemed evenly matched between the 2. Both handled their Chaos perfectly.

 

Heat 4:

Jensen vs Snake was a very evenly matched heat. During climbing the backgrounds of both competitors came through with each posting the fastest time of all of the heats so far. During the rding phase, Jensen seemed more equipped to handle his mount and edged a lead. During archery Jensen pulled out another impressive performance, must not have been his first time.

 

Heat 5:

Kratos and Marcus is the match that the other contestants are watching closely. Both are leaders in their own right and both contestants have a tough exterior. Marcus was surprisingly overpowered on the climbing, but what else can you expect from a demigod. Kratos easily scaled the big mountain while using his companion to toss rocks at the persistent Fenix. During the riding challenge Marcus fought hard but was still out done by the Olympian. Archery is where the former Gear pulled his act together and rivaled Kratos with his fast reaction times and keen accuracy.

 

Marcus: Compliments of the Torque Bow!

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Torque Bow!

Heat 6:

Duke Nukem seemed like an odd match-up until Sonya took off up the mountain. Her training attire had the bad boy of doom seemingly hypnotized and she was able to scale the mountain minutes before Duke. Aware of her advantages, Sonya seemed to lean a bit more forward during her horse riding. Sensing he was losing, Duke snapped out of it and wrestled with his horse to put up a fast  and clean time. During archery, Duke was focused on one thing… winning. He quickly shot at the targets taking off a head here, an arm there. He was putting on a clinic… yet Sonya came out swinging as well. Without hesitation she reloaded her bow and hit the targets just above center.

 

Heat 7:

The oddest heat of the day was between Peppy and Diddy. Peppy shouted out nonsense for 5 minutes at the start of the climb that had Diddy scratching his head. Coincidence or ingenious plan. As expected Diddy ascended to the top of the mountain before Peppy could get 5 feet off of the ground. Diddy posted the fastest time of the night, even with the slow start. During the riding competition the clumsy Peppy wobbled back and forth on his mount and even rode backwards. Diddy was too distracted by Peppy’s antics to see the last hurdle that was clipped and fell to the floor. With the penalty, somehow Peppy pulled out the win. During archery the old rabbit must have remembered days in his youth among the starcraft because he was talking to Starfox the entire time. Diddy tried his best to keep up but this event in accuracy and shooting was the rabbits forte’. He knew the course front and back and sinked arrows consistently in the heart of each target.

 

Heat 8:

Our MVP Masterchief took on former captain of the red team Turok. Both contestants battled hard on the climbing phase but without the use of zero gravity Chief could not keep up with Turok. During the riding phase both contestants decided to sit their Chaos on their laps while completing the hurdles. Both did so with grace and skill but Turok came out on top again. In the final archery Challenge we expected Chief to win, but Turok’s experience excelled and he took the match 3-0.

 

Heat 9:

Lightning vs Aloy was the last match of the night and boy did they put on a show. Both ladies excelled at the climbing challenge matching grit for grit. On the riding challenge Aloy took the lead but Lightning caught up when she directed her Chao to throw mud at her opponent. In Archery Aloy was the victor. Lightning was right behind her with 3 pts separating them.

 

The Winner of this week’s challenge is….

Turok!

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Turok used his known survival skills to totally crush the challenge. He didn’t put up the fastest time in the challenge but he was perfect in archery and had the fastest time on the riding challenge. This week Turok will have the MVP perks and he is safe from elimination.

There will be 5 Contestants up for elimination this week. This week 2 contestants will be eliminated and only 1 will be saved by the Twitter Vote. The 5 Contestants up for elimination are:

  • Duke Nukem
  • Bowser
  • Nemesis
  • Solid Snake
  • Diddy Kong

 

The Twitter Instant Save Vote will be up at 6pm EST Tonight and you can vote to save your favorite characters from Elimination. You can also write a confessional post this week and link back to this episode. Confessionals can help in the elimination results.

See you Friday for the Results!

-Luna 🙂

 

Gamers House: Elimination Week 1!

Welcome to the first elimination of the Gamers House! The challenge winners this week were the Purple Team and the MVP is the team captain Masterchief. Before the elimination let’s find out what perks Masterchief received. Firstly, he received the MVP room which is decorated with video game’s finest memorabilia. Mastechief will have an advantage at the beginning of next week’s challenge as well. Congratulations!

 

Now let’s get to the players up for eliminations.

 

  1. Orchid – Orchid was nominated by her team because she didn’t have much participation in the challenge
  2. Diddy Kong – Diddy was nominated for also not having much to do with the challenge
  3. Kratos– Kratos was nominated for being the team captain of the losing team
  4. Nemesis– Nemesis was nominated due to being an intimidating player

 

The Twitter Instant Save Poll has saved the following contestant:

 

Kratos From God of War!

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Receiving 60% of The Votes!

 

 

So the eliminated contestant will be either Orchid, Diddy Kong or Nemesis.

 

Over the week the contestants have been getting to know each other and planning on voting to eliminate a contestant. IT’s too bad that the houseguests will not be voting a character out of the house this week. On Thursday night a secret ballot was casted with each character’s pick for the contestant to be eliminated. Before we reveal the results of that ballot, let’s see what events happened over the week.

 

Confessional Turok:

 

We were snaked at the end of the challenge and now 2 of my teammates are unjustly paced for elimination. As team captain I take responsibility and have to try and save my team as best as possible. For my game, it would benefit me to get rid of Kratos and Nemesis. Both are going to be difficult opponents in any physical challenge and from my scouting report (basically me playing the games that my competitors were featured in) Kratos is not bad at solving puzzles. He is my number 1 choice for getting rid of.

Tuesday evening I cooked a dinner of Venison, potatoes and greens for my competitors. This is going to be my way to get into the mindset of each individual. Everyone’s guard lowers when we feast. The winning Purple Team boasted about their stolen victory and toasted to each other selflessly. I can’t wait to have the chance to repay the favor.

Turok: Marcus, Chief, great win today. We really did not see that trap coming at all.

Marcus: Yea. Being in the Gears for so long we have to make back-up plans in case it hits the fan. In our case, we were set backed early so we needed a contingency. Sorry it had to be you old boy.

Turok: No worries at all. So what do you think about the contestants up for elimination this week?

Marcus: To be honest, I wouldn’t mind getting rid of that Nemesis character. He’s a tough… well he’s a tough guy.

That was our in. Aloy and I knew that we had to make sure that everyone swung their votes on the terrifying Nemesis. Aloy worked on the women and I worked on the Men. I hope that we have enough votes to save Orchid and Diddy. I won’t fail them again.

** End**

 

Seems like Turok and Aloy have their hands full trying to save their teammates from the Red Team. Let’s check-in and see what the Blue Team has planned.

 

Snake: Nemesis has to go!

Lightning: What’s wrong Snake? Afraid of a little competition?

Snake: Not at all. But he isn’t competition he is a monster and I would hate to see him in a physical challenge.

Shadow: Sounds like you’re afraid Snake.

Peach: Nemesis is a part of our family just like Kratos. We should try and get rid of someone on the other team.

Lightning: Right but who is more of a threat; Diddy or Orchid?

 

The Blue Team seems to be thinking the same way as the Red. Which character will be eliminated now that Kratos is saved. Let’s take a look at the votes that were cast.

 

Lighning: Orchid

Turok: Nemesis

Peppy: Orchid

Aloy: Diddy

Peach: Orchid

Zelda: Orchid

Jensen: Nemesis

Marcus: Nemesis

Masterchief: Orchid

Duke: Nemesis

Spyro: Orchid

Shadow: Diddy

Snake: Nemesis

Sonya: Orchid

Bowser: Diddy

 

So the results are 7 votes for Orchid, 3 for Diddy Kong and 5 for Nemesis.

 

How interesting! The results of the contestants are not the final say, but the contestant eliminated this week will be Orchid!

 

Orchid is chosen due to the number of votes on both the Twitter Instant Save and votes of the cast members. Also, Orchid did not perform as well as the other contestants in this week’s challenge. We bid you adieu Orchid.

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Thanks for participating!

Now we are down to 18 contestants with a double elimination set for next week. Who will prevail and what is the challenge? Tune in Monday to view the Episode Post! Remember you can interact with the show by writing confessional posts during the week for your favorite character and by voting on the Twitter Instant Save! That’s it for the 1st week, enjoy your weekend!

-Luna 🙂

 

Casting The Video Game Reality House: Welcome Princess Peach!

The bottom line is that you can’t possibly have a reality show without a beautiful Princess to gather the affections of the guys.

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You can’t have a show without me *smooches*

The Princess definitely knows how to turn on the charm to get what she so desires.  Toad-0 I have to admit, when the short mushroom looking agent requested an audience, I knew we struck gold. Not because of her charm or cuteness… but because of how unhinged she really is…

So princess, what have you been up to now that you are outside of the video game world?

I haven’t struggled a bit. This “reality” world has been very accepting of me. I currently have a huge Loft in New York with summer homes in the Hamptons and Miami. I’m looking at property in California as well. I’m invited to all of the fashion shows and galas across the world which keeps me very busy. Poor Toad has a hard time planning out my weeks.

So you’re a Socialite?

A party is considered dull affair if you do not have A List celebrities and I’m as A List as it gets.

What about Mario?

What about him? This interview is for the Video Game Reality House is it not? Is Mario going to be there? 

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It’s a meee!

 

I can’t reveal who will be in the house, but rest assured that everyone will go through the same interview process. I take it you 2 are not on speaking terms?

If Mario ever has anything interesting to say, I would gladly oblige an audience with him. Seeing as his vocabulary is full of “It’s a meee or Mama miaaaa” I doubt we will be speaking outside of traditional pleasantries.

I’m sure our readers would love to dive more into your personal life. How is your cousin Daisy?

She’s fine. Last time we spoke Daisy was jet setting the world helping out people in need and going on safaris. I have Toad draft a letter to my cousin once a month to keep up appearances.

So you’re estranged from her too then?

I wouldn’t call it estranged. There’s so many distractions in this world that it’s easy to get sidetracked. We all have taken different paths and at the moment, our interests do not align is all. So tell me more about this competition? Toad only provided a few details and said a winner would be crowned which would naturally be yours truly.

Well we have decided to catch up with video game characters and the best way to do so is to lock—  

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We wouldn’t lock them in lol

I mean place select characters into a house filled with competition. It’s called a reality show in this world. Each week you will compete for advantages and there will be an elimination at the end of the week. The last character standing will be crowned the Video Game Champion and receive a trophy along with additional perks.

I see. I accept your invitation to be the Star of the show and enter the house.

Well, your highness I didn’t offer…

I will have Toad fax over my requests for the house. I have certain products that I need to have with me at all time and I will do you the favor of promoting this show on my Instagram feed. You will have 4.5 million followers viewing the activities at the house. You’re welcome.

That’s fine but there’s a selection…

Look at the time. I have a meeting with a fashion designer. We are creating a new line for my Pretty In Pink collection coming out next Spring. I have to go. Don’t forget to fax over the agreement contract to my agent.

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Wait but we didn’t…

Smooches darling oh and since I’m the star I expect to have the priority reveal. Toodles!

Well… I guess we have our first contestant. Even if I didn’t formally offer her the spot.

How do you think Princess Peach will fair in the Video Game Reality House? What other characters would you like to see in the house and why? Tune in later this week for the 2nd character entering the house!

-Luna 🙂

GamersUnitedGG Community Event: Video Game Reality House!

Happy Friday Players! GamersUnitedGG will be launching our 2nd Community Event on October 1st.

 

We are starting a Video Game Reality House and the interview process for the characters to be accepted is brutal. You can help us narrow down the characters that will be admitted into Season 1. To participate, post a blog response with the video game character you would like to see in the house and your reasons why they would win! You can link your responses in the comments so that our Producers can review and vote. The final cast will be revealed between now and Episode 1’s start date of October 1st so post your responses by September 17th!

 

Additional details on the event and other ways to participate will be unveiled over the coming month on the blog and Twitter.

 

What is the Video Game Reality House?

 

Contestants will be placed in a house where the goal is to be crowned the Video Game Champion. Like many Reality Shows, the characters will have to survive the social and physical games to make it to the Final Boss Battle. Contestants will compete in video game related challenges where a MVP will be crowned. The MVP will have immunity for the week and gain privileges to help further their position in the game. At the end of each week, characters will be nominated for elimination and 1 or more characters will run out of lives.

 

How you can participate:

The community will be able to try and save their favorite characters via the Twitter Instant Save Vote or by writing a Confessional Post on the Wednesday before the elimination. The Confessional Posts will be your way to champion for your character as to why they shouldn’t be eliminated and add to the excitement of the Reality Show by revealing secrets the character may have witnessed during the week.

Confessional: Snake from Metal Gear Solid

After the challenge today we all gathered back at the house for a barbecue. Everyone was off in their cliques talking strategy and preparing for the elimination vote and I was doing my own thing… 

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They’ll Never See Me Coming!

hanging out in boxes you know. I overheard 2 Players scheming on a member of their alliance. They’re planning to get the other Players in the House to vote for their buddy in the coming elimination. This is why I prefer to stay close to my box… you can’t trust anyone. Who were the 2 culprits you say? You’d never believe me if I told you…

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Caught Redddd Handed

The Confessionals can be used to save your character, throw others under the bus and cause more drama for the eliminations and episodes. Nothing is off limits in the confessionals.

The Twitter Instant Save Vote will be posted on The GamersUnitedGG Twitter from Tuesday until Thursday as a Pinned Message. You can vote to instantly save a character from being eliminated.

Both the Confessional Posts and Twitter Instant Saves will be taken into account during the eliminations each Friday.

 

What Next?

 

Now we start the selection process for the video game characters that should be placed in the house for Season 1. 16 Characters in total will be chosen for this first season.  You can nominate 1 or multiple characters up until September 17th. Tune into the blog and Twitter to see which Characters have been selected! Well, what are you waiting for? Post to your blog which video game characters would be great additions to the Video Game Reality Show and don’t forget to link your responses in the comments so that we can see who you are nominating.

 

I’m super excited for this event and hopefully this can turn into a multi-season community event! Have Fun!

 

-Luna 🙂

700 Followers and What’s Next!

Happy Friday Players! A week or so ago GamersUnitedGG reached the 700 followers milestone! Thank you for reading and following the blog. It’s awesome to have reached such a high number and I hope that the quality of our posts keeps you interested and following for a long time.

Thank you for 700 Followers, you rock!

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Photo Credits: N4g.com

What’s next for GamersUnitedGG?

 

Now that I have completed the editing process of my first book, I can focus on playing video games, binge watching shows and blogging about them here. This past week I’ve posted Raft:First Impressions, Overcooked 2: First Impressions, Favorite Call of Duty Perks, Our Patreon Reboot and Our Discord Servers! It’s been a interesting week and next week should bring more exciting posts.

 

Here’s What you can expect to read next week:

  • Memoirs of A Villain – Hopefully I can finally finish Bowser and add in ____ from the Blogger Blitz Round 1 Match-up taking place on the Adventure Rules Blog!
  • Netflix Series of the Week: Insatiable -(this series has had controversial feedback so I decided to watch and see for myself)
  • Harry Potter Tag
  • Luna’s Rankings – Favorite Harry Potter Characters
  • Preparing for my first RPG game in real life!

 

On Patreon:

  • An inside look at Game Night with friends!

 

On Discord:

  • Talking About New Fortnite Skins
  • Talking About Early Access Games
  • Talking About Red Dead Redemption 2

That’s what the week will look like in my world. Feel free to drop by the Discord Servers to talk about your favorite games and post your latest video game blog post! If you have Overcooked 2 on PC, I will be playing Friday after 7pm EST and Sunday all day.

What are you currently working on? Are you close to any milestones? Let’s talk!

-Luna 🙂

Round 1 – Great Baddie Bake-Off: The Arbiter!

Happy Monday Novas! Today is our entry into Round One of the Blogger Blitz: Black Sheep Competition! Don’t know what the Blogger Blitz community event is, click here for official rules and the lineup schedule. I am competing against Chris from OverthinkerY and his champion or should I say Villain, Master Xehanort from the Kingdom Heart Series. Below is  my case for why Thel Vadam, formerly known as The Arbiter will smash the competition! Power up Players for the Great Baddie Bake-Off!

Why did I accept this invitation again? I’m a great commander of the covenant armies and I am here with this Heartless Apron heartless that is a size too small and a counter of appliances…. NO INGREDIENTS! At least old Xehanort over there was slighted as well. He’s bald, smells like Bengay and doesn’t look like he has a clue on what’s going on. This is going to be a Piece of Cake… haha.

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If matters can’t get any worse, there’s a strange kid in the back of the kitchen wearing a hood. He’s probably here for an autograph, but when I send my grunt assistant to tell him to go away, he straights stab the grunt and he falls to the floor.  Guess that’s another twist I will have to deal with. Good thing I’m in no shortage of Grunts! I grab my kit from the orange grunt that keeps dropping my mixing bowl on the ground.  covenant grunt Laying out my ingredients I see the jars of purple Grunt Blood and line them up on the metal table. Old man Xeha over there walks away so I switch his frosting with the Grunt Blood. What can I say, some insurance for the judges.

 

One of my grunts mention a fridge 2 hallways over. I take out my energy sword and make my way towards the creepy kid that has managed to stab 3 more grunts. The goo on the ground isn’t sanitary, but at least it’s not next to my station. I use the slippery floor to slide past the Tonberry and I take a swipe with my energy sword. That should take care of him. I locate the fridge and place eggs, flour, butter, milk, cream and sugar in my basket. I hear the annoying shriek of another grunt. When I return to my kitchen, the Tonberry has stabbed another one. This little guy is tougher than he looks. tonberry

I throw a spike bomb at the Tonberry and glide past him again. When the smoke clears, the little fella is slowing moving towards us. He would be a great addition to my Covenant army. I reach my station to find Xehanort’s table unattended. I invoke my invisibility armor and take small Flood Growth Pods to replace with the eggs on his station. cloak I quickly return back to my table and begin mixing the cake.

The batter is finally placed into the oven that was preheated to 350 degrees. Now to take out our little friend. I pull out a Plasma Rifle and begin firing at the Tonberry getting ever so close to us. After unloading 2 clips into the Tonberry’s chest I call for my vehicle. ghost A grunt crashes the Ghost through the wall, barely missing the oven. I shoot him out of the seat and turn the thrusters on to the ram the Tonberry. I hit him 3 times with my ghost at full blast, but the kid pops up like an inflatable and continues his mission which is surely to destroy myself and Xehanort.

I begin setting up shields in front of my station. I’m sure the human judges will still expect a cake at the end of this. deployable_cover2 The timer for the oven rings and I jump over the table to grab the 3 cake pans out of the oven. I set them down to cool. The filling I’m using is a strawberry raspberry jam that my mother used to make. Once the ingredients are properly pureed, I start building the 3 tier cake placing the layer, filling, layer filling method. Now it’s time for the decorations.

I have frosting that is white, black, yellow and red and I begin creating the masterpiece that will tower above and foil Xehanort’s plan for winning. There is one more element I need before I am able to complete the cake. I peer over to Xehanort who has begun tasting his cake. He grimaces from the first bite and frantically looks around. There’s no time for him to complete another cake and it looks like those flood eggs and grunt blood extras has thrown him for a loop. Flood_wall

To further distract the old man I have 3 of my grunts dress up as a human named Sora, a duck and a mouse. My grunts are finally doing something well as they run about his table taking items and playing a game you humans call “Keep Away.” A flustered Xehanort forgets that the Tonberry is approaching us and I instruct my grunts to lead him to his make. He chases the trio and winds up slipping on the spilled grunt’s blood from earlier stabbings landing directly in front of the Tonberry. I like the icing off of the wooden spoon in anticipation of what will happen next.

*BRGNNNNNNNNNNNNN*

“That’s it contestants! It’s time to judge the Great Baddie Bake-Off and crown the Greatest Baddie Baker!”

Just in time. I grab a keyblade from the Xehanort’s table and lean it against my cake for the judges. Xehanort returns to his station holding his arm. Not sure how many times he was stabbed, but he looks to be in bad shape. My cake is an inspiration and SOARS above the table. A picture of the cake is below:

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A delicious recipe don’t you think?

The Tonberry is still chugging along so I offer him some of my opponents cake. The sour taste enrages the Tonberry and he fixates on Xehanort who is now pleading for mercy on his knees. Pathetic. I stand with my energy sword in hand while the judges cut into the beautiful cake that I have built. The screams of Xehanort being attacked all but fuel the joy and happiness I feel inside. Now I await, the decision…

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Good luck to Chris! You can read his entry by clicking here! Don’t forget to tune into Adventure Rules on Friday for the results in the Great Baddie Bake-Off!

-Luna 🙂

 

 

GamersUnitedGG 30 Day Video Game Challenge (Rules & Prompts)!

Happy Wednesday Players! June will start on Friday and I wanted to have a go at a 30 day challenge so I made one up! I definitely encourage participation and today’s post will be a preview of the questions for each day of the month. The appeal of 30 day challenges is to provide a stream of consistent content while having fun and getting to know other bloggers! You can answer a few questions, 1 question of all of the questions! Power Up Players for the Preview of the GamersUnitedGG Video Game 30 Day Challenge!

Game Guide (Rules):

  • Answer the designated question each day (you can answer the ones that you prefer as well)
  • Tag this post so that other bloggers can view the rules and questions
  • Have Fun!

 

That’s it! Each Monday I will also post a recap of the past week’s topics. Feel Free to let me know that you are participating in the comments so that I can tag your posts as well!

 

Video Game Questions question1

Day 1: Who is your childhood video game hero?

Day 2: Which video game world would you like to live in? Why?

Day 3: Who is your favorite video game sidekick?

Day 4: What was the toughest boss that you had to face?

Day 5: If you can have a videogame weapon, which would you choose?

Day 6: What’s your favorite game?

Day 7: You’re in a Western video game and need to rob the bank, which video game character will be your partner?

Day 8: What’s your favorite video game pet?

Day 9: Who is your favorite childhood video game title?

Day 10: What childhood video game would you recommend and why?

Day 11: Which video game has the best memories?

Day 12: What is the hardest game that you have played? Why was it hard?

Day 13: Do you have a favorite video game villain?

Day 14: You jump down Mario’s Warp Pipe, where do you end up?

Day 15: What is your favorite video game Power-Up?

Day 16: What’s your favorite party game?

Day 17: What is your favorite handheld system?

Day 18: Does video games have a meaning to you? Why do you play?

Day 19: Which character would you party with?

Day 20: What game can you play for hours?

Day 21: You hit the mystery box on Mario, which power up do you get?

Day 22: Which video game character would you choose to pick your clothes? Stylist?

Day 23: Which video game would you make into a movie?

Day 24: You’re offered a pro gaming contract, which video game is it for?

Day 25: You need to break into something, which character would you choose to help?

Day 26: What are you currently playing?

Day 27: What are your 3 favorite video game tools/weapons?

Day 28: What’s your favorite game to play on a rainy day?

Day 29: What’s your favorite genre?

Day 30: If you could design a video game, what would it be?

Have a great day! If you’re going to be participating, make sure to leave your link in the comments so that I can check out your responses! See you on June 1st! Have a great day!

-Luna 🙂