Sunshine Blogger Award!

Happy Friday Players! GamersUnitedGG was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by Daniel from Home Button and runner up in the GamersUnitedGG Blogging Competition! Thank you very much for the nomination Daniel and I encourage everyone to check out his video games blog! He has a great segment called Photo Mode where he posts and captions screenshots in game. He also posts reviews and awesome video game related topics.

The Sunshine Blogger award is a peer recognition for bloggers that inspire positivity, joy, warmth and any other emotions that you feel when you think about the sun. I’m taking a different approach and I will nominate some bloggers that are new followers and write amazing posts!

The Rules:

 

  • Thank blogger(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.

  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.

  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.

  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

 

Daniel’s Questions:

  1. What is your favorite game of all time? I don’t know how anyone can answer this question lol. There have been so many great games that I could play for extended hours that it’s too hard to narrow down to 1 game. So I’ll be that person to list multiple games lol
  • Mario Party
  • Oblivion
  • Civilization Revolution
  • Modern Warfare 2
  • Gears of War
  1. What is your least favorite game of all time?  happy wars So do you remember back in the Xbox 360 days when there was this game called Happy Wars? I remember it was the new craze and everyone on my friends list downloaded it. I was the oddball in the corner who didn’t get the appeal of the game and it was my least favorite thing to play.
  2. Who or what first got you into gaming? Gaming for me has always been a thing in my family. But I would say that my biggest influencer would be my older brother Kenny. As a child I always looked up to my brother and wanted to try anything that he did. Video games were our way of bonding.
  3. Have you ever cried while playing a game? What game and why?  fable III Yes! I’m a punk and I’ll admit that lol. I cry over cartoons, movies, you name it. One of the more memorable reasons I have cried in a video game was from the choices you have to make in Fable III. Yes, I know that you are not really killing or hurting people, but I feel things extremely deeply. If you’ve been around this blog for a while, you will know all about my traumatizing Fable III experience and why I can never complete that game lol.
  4. How have games impacted your life in a personal way? This one is a bit personal and a side that I don’t talk about too much. Growing up I was a very inquisitive kid (let’s face it I was annoying) and I was left out a lot at school and in our neighborhood. Bottom line is that I was weired because I wasn’t into things that kid would deem “normal.” I watched the Discovery channel, had different taste in music for what was expected form my culture and   I wanted to feel included and when everyone wanted to join me and my brother at my house to play video games, I started to feel the acceptance that I craved. Video games and I parted ways in middle school when I was supposed to be more “girly” but a few years later they came back into my life at the best time, the trials and tribulations of high school. Personally, I think that video games allowed me to escape from a sometimes harsh life as I’m sure it has for others.
  5. If you could play a co-op game with anyone who has ever lived, living or dead, who would it be?  queen elizabeth  I would want to play with Queen Elizabeth I. She is one of the pinnacle Queens to have ever lived and she did it in a country and an age where women did not have many freedoms (even as a royal). I just want to pick her brain about how she overcame insurmountable odds and why she lived the life she did without marrying and following the norms. Kind of like how Xavier Woods from WWE hosts video games with Superstars of WWE on his Up Up Down Down YouTube Channel.
  6. If you can pick one game currently released as the only game you could play from here on out, which would it be? I’m going to pick Minecraft! Before you stop reading what I have to say about my choice, think about it. PC Minecraft has all sorts of mini games developed from the community. So really, I could play different game types or just build a house and try to not get blown up by a Creeper. The same would go for Roblox. The Sandbox games are where it’s at for longevity, but not graphics lol.
  7. What is the most important thing you’ve learned while writing your blog? I would say learning that you can write about your interests following your own format is the most important thing. You do not have to conform to what others are writing about. If you prefer to write about less known games, go for it! If you want to structure your posts differently, do it! This way you will gain an audience that appreciates your content and creativity.
  8. If you could give one bit of advice to people who want to write a video game blog, or any blog for that matter, what would it be? I would say to trust yourself and write about what you love. It wouldn’t hurt to read others blogs as well so that you can see what others are doing and come up with your own strategic posts. If you are going outside of your element, make sure to research your topics so that you are putting together a great piece of work.
  9. If gaming was removed from your life tomorrow, what would become your new number one hobby? If you don’t like games remove your main hobby; what would take it’s place as number one? Writing will still be my hobby but I would probably have an interests blog instead of a gaming blog. Writing about Netflix, food and other things that I love.
  10. Can video games be art and why or why not? Funny story, The Well Red Mage asked this question a few months ago and I responded. You can view that post by clicking here!

 

Now for my Players!

Megan- A Geeky Gal -Megan runs a geeky blog and as part of that theme, she is doing a Video Game 30 Day challenge!

Dalton – Off The Field Gaming -Another recently followed video game blog. He has a great ranking system of combining his love for sports with his love of video games. Be sure to give his blog a look.

The Gaming Diaries-I have been following The Gaming Diaries blog for a while now and I highly encourage you to take a look at their content. Here’s a hint, it’s gaming related lol.

1 Broke Gamer Girl-1 Broke Gamer Girl has a few series of posts like the Games that she has not finished playing and her weekly trophy progress. They’re very entertaining and fun posts!

AlunaRL– He has a great video game and geek blog. Currently he is participating in the same 30 day Video Game Challenge as Megan so make sure to stop by and checkout some of their responses.

Strange Girl Gaming – A new blog that I have started following that has great video game news and posts. I learned that Mario Kart was coming to smartphones from her!

Kevin The Mental Attic – Kevin’s video game blog has a great segment going on right now. He is running video game characters through “The Ultimate Beastmaster” obstacle course. If you’re unfamiliar with the Netflix show, it’s like American Ninja Warrior where athletes traverse an obstacle course!

 

My questions!

Why did you start blogging?

What is your favorite party game?

If you were in the Winter Olympics, what would you be your sport?

If you were in the Summer Olympics, what would be your sport?

Who’s your favorite Villain?

Zombies, Aliens or Mutants?

In a horde mode, who or what are you fighting?

Describe your perfect day.

What is your favorite video game genre to play?

If you could have a career in video games, what would you want to do?

 

Thank you for the nomination once again to Daniel and feel free to participate! I look forward to reading everyone’s responses. Have a great weekend!

-Luna 🙂

 

 

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GamersUnitedGG is Nominated for the Liebster Award!

Happy Thursday Novas, Players and SuperStars! I’m behind on the award nominations but I will definitely have another next week Thursday and the Thursday after that to catch up. The Blogging awards are a way to show recognition to your fellow bloggers and I love participating in them. We were nominated for the Liebster Award by our friend That Geeky Writer Chick over at A Fistful of Glitter (love the name). Her blog is amazing and she talks about all kind of geeky topics like books, video games and she even participated in the Creative Christmas Collaboration put on by Kim at Later Levels! Always a good read so you should check her out and give her a follow if you like her blog!

Liebster Award Preview:

It’s an award in which bloggers nominate other bloggers for showing respect to their works and their dedication. It’s an appreciation and recognition for all the fellow bloggers out there in the blogosphere..!!

Game Guide:

  • Write about it on your blog and thank the person who nominated you , write about his blog too.
  • Display the award on your blog.
  • Nominate 5 or 10 blogs which you feel deserve it.
  • Let the nominees know that you nominated them.

Don’t forget to create 10 questions for them to answer. Notify your nominees and provide a link to your post so that they’ll know what to do. Once you’re done, come back here and comment with the link to your post so I can check out your answers.

Questions:

  • What’s your favourite thing to write about?
  • What’s your favourite media to experience? (Book, video games, movies ect.)
  • If you had to live in a fictional world, which fictional world would it be?
  • Who is your all-time favourite character? Why?
  • If you could have any power from a video game, movie, television show or book, what would it be? And why?
  • What is your favourite meal?
  • What is your favourite comedy show or sketch?
  • What is your name?
  • What is your favourite colour?
  • What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

 

My Answers:

What’s your favourite thing to write about? I love writing about video games the most. It was the reason that I started the blog in the first place. I have transitioned into writing about other topics like Netflix or just creative writing (should do more prompts). Because I love to talk and have a lot of interests, I try to convert that into a blog post of some sort.

What’s your favourite media to experience? (Book, video games, movies ect.) Video games would probably being my number 1 media. Closely behind would be Television. I love finding a great show or documentary that I can binge watch. Currently, I’ve been logging hours in Civilization 6 (since I bought it in this month’s humble bundle) and I have been watching documentaries on Marie Antoinette and Versailles. It’s been a great week for binge watching and indulging in video games but not so much a week for blogging. Gotta get back to it!

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quora.com

 

 

If you had to live in a fictional world, which fictional world would it be? I would love to live in a world of Fairies or like a cartoon world. I think living in a world with fairies, trolls and bright colors would be my choice though. I imagine I would be able to use magic, see fairy tale creatures such as dragons, unicorns and sprites and everyone’s features will be exaggerated.

Who is your all-time favorite character? Why? Yoshi is my favorite character of all time. Mario has been a staple in my gaming life for as long as I remember and I was always drawn to Yoshi. When yoshi had his first game in Yoshi’s Islands, I was super happy. I play with Yoshi in every Mario game that I can (although Boo is starting to become a favorite of mines lol). Now if we are talking more than video games, Scooby Doo is my pick! Scoobert has always been my favorite character and my room is filled with stuffed Scoobies, Scooby Pillows and different items with my crime solving companion.  scooby

If you could have any power from a video game, movie, television show or book, what would it be? And why? Being able to fly is a given, but a power that I always wanted to have was the power of telekinesis & telepathy. Being able to move things with your mind (like in Matilda) and being able to communicate or read others thoughts would be really fun. I would only want these powers if I could control it though, can you imagine not being able to turn of the mind reading ability… Yikes!

What is your favourite meal? Anything with beef and potatoes! I’m always in the mood for potatoes or a big greasy burger lol.

beef
mmmmmmm

 

What is your favorite comedy show or sketch? I really like Jeff Dunham’s comedy routines. He is a ventriloquist and uses puppets to tell stories. He’s really funny and coming to Orlando in a few months. I have to try and find tickets. If we are talking about one of my favorite sketches,  I guess I could use Robot Chicken right? I didn’t really watch the show but my friend showed me a clip of Senator Palpatine talking to Darth Vader. It’s priceless lol.

 

 

What is your name? My name is LaQuita but since I think my spirit animal is most definitely a cat, I go by Luna.

 

What is your favorite color? My favorite color is purple. More specifically, Lavender!

 

What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow? Meow? lol

 

My Questions:

  • What is your favorite video game and why?
  • Why do you blog?
  • What are your favorite hobbies?
  • Are you looking forward to any movies this year?
  • Do you collect anything? If so then what?
  • What is your perfect day?
  • If you have $1 million dollars, what would you do?
  • What show would you like to or are currently binge watching?
  • What is your favorite movie?
  • Tell me something interesting about yourself

 

My Players are:

  • Winner of the GamersUnitedGG Blogging Competition Pix1001 from Shoot The Rookie! She has an awesome video game blog about being a noob at games!
  • Runner-up for the GamersUnitedGG Blogging Competition Daniel from Home Button! We have recently followed each other and he posts daily on video games with an excellent perspective!
  • Megan from A Geeky Gal – She is starting up her own 30 Day Video Game Challenge today so make sure to stop by and read!
  • Thero159 – One of my favorite geeky blogs to check out. She writes about video games, updates and comics!
  • Drakulus – He is a great video game analyzer and his Royal Rumble Review was amazing (giving me ideas for how to format my WWE Events now).
  • Dragons And Zombies – A great book blogger who also ties in other geeky topics!

 

I have only nominated 6 bloggers as next week I will nominate some more amazing blogs! Have fun and if you would like to answer my questions, feel free to do so! Have a great weekend!

-Luna 🙂

 

The Perfectly Imperfect Tag & Thank You!

Happy Monday Players and Novas! This past weekwe have hit over 500 followers and I would like to say a huge thank you from the bottom of my heart. This blogging experience has been amazing and I hope that we can continue improving and providing great content! On to today’s post, we were nominated last October for the Perfectly Imperfect tag by Mahddyboy! Thank you for the nomination and let’s get to the award!

Game Guide (rules)!

  • Copy/paste the image of the tag in your post (I have place above ^.^).
  • Make sure to share a little blurb about the creator of the tag.
  • Give a shout out to the person who nominated you.
  • Talk about what your strengths are, and what you love about yourself. These can range from anything positive about you, or your future aspirations and goals.’
  • Who/what are you inspired by, and how do you want to make a difference?
  • What’s your advice to those that struggle to love themselves, and to those that doubt themselves?
  • Lastly nominate as many bloggers as you would like (ranging from 1 to whichever amount you choose) and let them know that you nominated them.

    The creator

    According to Mahddyboy’s blog, the creator of the tag post was a blogger named Asqa. Asqa writes posts about poetry, quotes and DIY’s. Definitely give their blog a look!

My Strengths:

Caring & Loyal – I think 2 of my biggest strengths are that I’m a very caring and loyal person. When you give me your trust and I have yours, I would go to the ends of the earth with you. A perk of being a Taurus I guess. I genuinely care about and want to help out others, especially ones with the same interests. What does that Nickelback song say ” If everybody cared and nobody lied, we’d see the place where nobody died.” I live by those words.

Determination- I really love that when I set my mind to something, I’m determined to succeed. When I look back over the years when I wanted to take dance classes because I was fascinated with shows like So You Think You Can Dance, I researched and found classes that I could take. When I wanted to learn pottery, I found a place that has pottery sessions and the list keeps going on. I wonder if I say this ” I want to win the LOTTERY!!!!” Well let’s see what happens lol.

My Inspiration:

Everything that I am and strive to be is hugely in part to my grandmother who is no longer with us. As a kid, I lived with my grandma and Ialways wondered why my mom didn’t keep my brother and I. She was in the picture but she wasn’t our caretaker and it bothered me for a long time until I was older. My mother knew that we would excel with my grandmother, who was one of the most selfless people that I have ever known. She disciplined us, rewarded us and loved us through everything. She would invite neighborhood kids over and tell me not to judge anyone because you never know their home situation. She’s brought countless children into church and picked them up when they didn’t have a ride. She volunteered at EVERY school function. She was the closest thing in my mind to a real life saint and I thank her and miss her very much. I love you grandma Jeanette.

Advice:

It’s hard to come to terms with loving yourself when there are outlets telling you, you need to change or improve or look a certain way. I would say that you surround yourself with people who care about you for who you are, not who you try  to be or what you can do for them. We always wish to be more then we are which is fine if you want to make positive changes or improve, but don’t bash yourself or your abilities. Find people who embraces them and strives for you to be better. The fortune cookie this week said it perfectly about fear and doubt “You fail 100% of the things you do not attempt.” Make the effort and surprise yourself, you’re a winner for overcoming your fear already!

My nominees:

Thank you again to Mahddyboy for nominating us and I apologize for the late reply! Have a fantastic Wednesday and look out for our Video Game Tag coming up in the coming weeks! You can read the first Video Game Tag by clicking here!

-Luna 🙂