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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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 🙂

Update, Happy April and Thank You!

Happy Easter Novas, Players and Friends! March has passed us by and now we are entering my favorite month (can you guess why?). At the end of this month I will be celebrating my birthday and I’m super happy and blessed to have made it this far in life. Today’s post will be a brief update and announcement on what will be happening in April!

Firstly, THANK YOU for 600+ Followers!

Thank you.

I know we hit this goal a while a go in March, but as life throws you a mess of things, you tend to start something and completely forget to post it. I dropped the ball but I am eternally grateful. So why has my life been extraordinarily busy lately? Probably my resolution to get out more and experience different things. I’ve had myweekend booked since my trip in February with wonky activities like “Curling” rofl or this weekend’s “Renaissance Faire.” I’ve also completed my first editing pass in my novel. It’s super exciting to have made it this far and hopefully I can have the book published. It’s been exciting but I miss having a consistent blogging schedule so I’m going to make one for 3 posts a week right now. Let’s quickly recap our stats for March!

March was our lowest month to date but I’m still proud of the work that was accomplished.

Views: 777

Visitors: 479

Likes: 227

Comments : 59

Posts: 13

Favorite Posts of the Month : Pokemon Go Week 3 Update, Pacific Rim Uprising Spoiler free Review and Women’s History Month Video Game Females!

Upcoming Posts to Look Out For:

  • Evolution of Black Characters in Gaming Pt. 2
  • GamersUnitedGG Blogging Competition
  • Santa Clarita Diet and Series of Unfortunate Events Season 2 series reviews
  • Pokemon Go Updates!
  • 2 Lootcrate Unboxings

Goals for April:

  1. Continue the Evolution of Black Characters In Gaming Part 2
  2. Release the 2nd GamersUnitedGG Blogging Competition
  3. Review 1 game and 2 series
  4. Post at least 3 times per week

These are my goals for April, what are some of yours? How was March for you? What are you planning on accomplishing this month? Let’s talk April and Goals!

-Luna 🙂

January Replay and February Goals!

Happy Friday! The first month in 2018 has come and gone and after the anniversary of the blog, we can see how the month played out for us.

Number of Posts # 23

Number of Views # 1546

Number of Visitors # 773

Number of Likes # 511

Although January was amazing, I didn’t have any goals for the month. In my last recap post I set goals for the year. Let’s set some February Goals then!

  • Finish Reading Royal Pains and Review It
  • Finish Reading the Darth Vader Comic and Review it
  • Write and Post Black History and Gaming Post
  • Purchase Kingdom Come RPG
  • Post at least 3 times a week to the blog
  • Upload at least 2 YouTube Videos a week

 

Today’s post will also highlight the GamersUnitedGG Twitch channel and also our friend and streamer Count Dabula. We will be hosting streamers on the channel throughout the week and in the evenings I may be on and playing games on PC. Count Dabula is currently doing a giveaway (actually a few of them) on his stream when he reaches 400 followers (currently 15 away). Please keep in mind that his streams are mature in the evening (language). His channel information is below:

 

Twitchtwitch.tv/GamersUnitedGG

Twitchtwitch.tv/ikari_amarok

Twitter@RealCountDabula

Stream ScheduleMonday through Friday 12pm CST until about 5PM, He will have impromptu streams as well so make sure to follow for updates. 4bdfbfec-c319-4bf9-91fe-71e01e2eddd6.jpg

Games : Fortnite (Solo, Duo & Squads, feel free to ask to play on PC), Dark Souls, Indie and AAA games on a PC subscription service called Utomik!

Next week I will post a mini-series called Playing The Game. This will be a cross media series that will cross between the blog and the YouTube channel so look out for the inagural post on Monday! What are your February goals? Are you working on any projects? Let’s talk goals!

-Luna 🙂

December Wrap Up and New Year Goals!

Happy New Year’s Novas, Players and SuperStars! This year has been fantastic and I feel really blessed to have completed another year of life, love and happiness. There are always challenges ahead, but pushing through those challenges and completing (or attempting) your goals can give you an incredible sense of peace. When I started the blog back in January, I was looking for a place that I could talk about video games and create a community of people with similar interests. Somehow the blog grew and transformed with me into the fun thing that we have now and I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who has encouraged and journeyed with us!

December Recap:

Number of Posts # 32

Number of Views # 1316

Number of Visitors # 778

Number of Likes # 436

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This is the end of the year post where I will recap our year and list my goals for the blog in 2018!

 

Number of posts # 309

Number of Views # 12,379

Number of Visitors # 6156

Number of likes # 4224

 

Top Posts of the year (This is subjective to dates of posting)

 

Goals:

  1. Read and Review at least 10 books
  2. Buy and Review at least 5 Video Games
  3. Add 2 additional Contributors to the Blog
  4. Open the YouTube Channel for gaming
  5. Finally Launch the GamersUnitedGG Newsletter
  6. Complete the editing process for my book, A Dance With Destiny!
  7. Improve my writing and content

 

Achievements of 2017:

  • Completed NaNoWriMo and my first novel!
  • Gained 488 Amazing followers
  • Competed in 3 community blogging events

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Next Year the Blog’s anniversary will be around January 17th! I want to do a giveaway to celebrate the year of awesomeness so we will be holding a blogging contest! More details will be revealed on January 8th so tune in on that Monday for the chance to win a mystery box of gaming and geeky items! Happy New Year and let’s start 2018 off with a bang!

 

-Luna 🙂

Thank you for 400+ Followers & October recap!

Hiya Players and Novas! You’ve read the title right, today you will have a double feature post! Things in November will be busy for me as I’m tackling the NaNoWriMo challenge so the post may not be a frequent as prior months. With that being the case I have less time to read posts and compose them so there may be reblogs of previous posts and posts from blogs that I follow.

Anyway, THANK YOU FOR 400 FOLLOWERS!  thank you This goal came and passes incredibly quickly and I am super thankful for all of you. As a treat, I will provide the synopsis of my NaNoWriMo novel and I need character names! Feel free to leave names for my characters and I may buse them in the book! I’ll definitely shout you out and acknowledge that it’s your character. Below is the synopsis and the character roles that I will need names for.

A kingdom in turmoil, an heiress’ position being challenged, a forced betrothal. Can Princess Ariana carry on the family dynasty of the House of Tamlin with a 16 year old secret looking to take everything away? Told through the eyes of household characters, a journal floats around the land. How will she cope? Will she survive? And will she ascend as the ruler of the kingdom? It is truly a dance with destiny!

Soooo it’s a time period drama piece. The characters I need are:

  • The Queen

  • A Lady In Waiting with a zest for life

  • The Stable Boy

  • The Squire

  • An Evil Uncle

Now for the October Recap! The month started really well but I think we fizzled out a bit. Let’s see the stats!

Surprisingly, even though our posts dwindled off at the end of the month, October was a better month than September! We had 1557 views, 761 visitors, 519 likes and 138 comments! Wow!

Here are the top 3 posts from the month if you missed them!

  1. Guest Blog Challenge
  2. Blogger Thoughts: Going From Players To Professionals
  3. Video Game Duos

Special shout out to Dale by having the 4th most viewed post The Psychology of Gaming!

Also check out our special guest posts this month as well!

Now let’s take a look at our goals for October and see how we did!

October Goals:

  • Post Destiny 2 Review
  • Host A Guest Blogger Competition
  • Review 1 New Series
  • More discussion Posts
  • Release Newsletter

 

Achievements Earned: imageedit_1_3706275708

  1. We did post  Destiny 2 First Impressions!
  2. We hosted 2 weeks of the Guest Blog Competition! I was a bit busy towards the end of the month but we will start again this coming Monday! Look for the prompt post around 11:30am EST.
  3. We reviewed the series Still Star Crossed and it was fantastic!
  4. We had a few discussion posts but not as many as I would have liked

Pending Achievements:

  1. The Newsletter was not released because I’m still working on putting the format together. Now that we have the premium blog, I can integrate the newsletter option more smoothly.

November Goals

  • Complete NaNoWriMo – Since we are in the month of November, I have been working on the NaNoWriMo challenge and my personal goal is to complete it!
  • 1 Steam Game Review  I have a few steam games that I have yet to play so I look to play them and write up a review this month (Thank you Thero159 for Offworld Trading Company and Amello!).
  • Post at least 3 times per week – The blog activity may not be as frequent as previous months because I’m focusing on NaNoWriMo, but I will try to have at least 3 posts per week for the month of November.

Those are my goals for November. There are not too many of them because, well you know NaNoWriMo lol. What are your current goals for November? Are you working on any special projects? Let’s talk goals!

 

-Luna 🙂

 

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10/9/17 Monday Night Raw Recap & Thoughts!

Happy Tuesday Novas! Normally I have small WWE posts here and there but mainly I try to cover the Pay Per View events. The last 2 nights for WWE have been pretty awesome and last night’s Monday Night Raw was so amazing, that I had to talk about it today! Please be advised that there are spoilers in the post! If you haven’t watched yet, stop reading. This is your official **SPOILER ALERT, SPOILER ALERT!**

If you have checked Twitter or anything WWE related since about 8:10pm EST last night, you would have seen the crazy trend of #TheShield! It’s not nostalgia, it’s not a rumor, it’s a full blown fact now! Roman Reigns interrupted the Miz’s “Mizzie Awards” to pick a fight. When Miz challenged the Shield reunion rumors Roman Reigns only had this to say “Rumors, who said anything about RUMORS?”

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It finally happened. After teasing us for sooooo long, WWE finally pulled the trigger in the building that The Shield both debuted and destroyed, our favorite faction resurrected!  I was beyond ecstatic that the Miz, Sheamus and Cesaro kept poking and prodding. You knew that eventually, if even for a night or a match that the Shield would come back. Get this, they have a match at TLC and Shirts!!! But on to that in a moment.

The Shield ran amuck on a tear throughout the night as only the Hounds of Justice could. But Miz and Friends weren’t their only target. The Shield went “Monster Hunting” in the words of Michael Cole. After Strowman defeated Matt Hardy, he tried to take his body with him back to the locker room. Who do you think stood in his way?

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The Shield and they put Strowman through the announcers table. The match between the 3 vigilantes will be against the Miz, Sheamus, Cesaro ANDDDD Strowman! It’s set for the main event at TLC. It’s a Tables, Ladders and Chair Match and I cannot wait!

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They’re getting a start on Tables, Ladders & Chairs!

 Side Note: This has to be our main event because wack Lesner isn’t wrestling with the Universal Title ughhhh.

Luna’s Thoughts on The Shield: This is a great move for Monday Night Raw. Reuniting the Shield accomplishes 2 things in my mind. It sets up (hopefully) a Shield versus Club match for Wrestlemania, but more importantly, it draws in the once strayed fans back to the hip of Roman Reigns. With the Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose by his side, the fans can’t help but cheer any efforts Reigns will make in the coming months.

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Welcome back Boys!

The Shield brings a brand new dynamic to Raw and I don’t think it will be long before Reigns is holding a title with the WWE Universe’s approval.

Ok, Ok all of the recap post will not be my admiration and praise of The Shield. Raw was a really good show last night. We had a fatal 5 way Women’s Elimination match for the chance to be Asuka’s first opponent at TLC. Now Asuka is an amazing Superstar finally brought up from NXT. She is fierce, strong and her character is very believable. She had NXT chanting “Asuka’s Gonna Kill You” for about 2 years now. Facing her first on her main roster debut could go 1 of 2 ways; Either you pit her against a great, well established Superstar to showcase her true talents and credibility or you pit her against a mid level talent and let her dominance be known off rip. The fatal 5 way participants were Bayley, Sasha Banks, Alicia Fox, Emma and Dana Brooke. Not a bad lineup.

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The match was pretty good but a few miscues were noticeable. I love seeing Dana Brooke back in the mix of the Women’s division action because she’s a hard worker. She actually displayed a few new moves like her cart wheel corner bomb and somersault. The eliminations went as follows Dana Brooke and Bayley were eliminated quickly. This left Sasha Banks, Emma and Alicia Fox. Who do you think won? Nope. Emma! Yup, Emma snuck in while Sasha Banks made Alicia Fox tap and rolled up Sasha for a quick pin. So Asuka is going to have a dominant debut. In the words of the NXT fans, Emma… Asuka’s Gonna Kill You! lol.

The Main Event of Raw was a Crusierweight Title Match between Kalisto and Champion Enzo Amore. This match was decided by Kurt Angle when Enzo kept running his mouth about the No Contact clause. This fueled the GM to set not only a title match for that evening, but a Lumberjack match. The entire Cruiserweight division circled the ring and participated in the match, both throwing Enzo and Kalisto back in the ring and taking out aggression against each other.

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This suplex from the top rope had the fans chanting This Is Awesome (one of the first times I can remember the chant for the Cruiserweights!)

It was very entertaining and I hope that this match really prompts WWE fans to watch 205 live. The Crusierweights are really amazing.

This match was entertaining because Enzo ACTUALLY wrestled! We’re use to Enzo taking cheap shots and doing the smack talking, but he really showed some technique out there tonight. It’s a great sight to behold. Due to interference from Mustafa Ali pulling Kalisto out of a pin, Kalisto was able to regain and hit the Selina Del Sol off of the top rope n Enzo. Ladies and Gentlemen,  we have our new Cruiserweight Champion… KALISTO! kalisto

Other Highlights From the Night:

  • Finn Balor met Sister Abigail – I’m really over the Bray Wyatt and Finn Balor feud. Balor has beaten him a few times and to be honest, I don’t understand why he is not in more high profile matches (like a title match). Balor is extremely talented and Bray Wyatt’s antics are starting to run stale. WE will see where this Sister Abigail thing leads. My guess would be her versus the Demon King.
  • Titus O’ Neil played his Banjo for Elias – Elias Samson is a pretty good in ring competitor. His whole drifter thing, while not my taste is a character that he has been developing since NXT. His feud with Titus Brand (currently Apollo Crews and Titus O’Neil… what happened to Tozawa btw?) is not peaking my interest at the moment.
  • Mickie James received her title match versus Alexa Bliss at TLC – After defeating Nia Jax in a match, Kurt Angle rewarded the 6 time Women’s Championship with a title match at TLC. While I’m not sure if she will get the title, this feud is a repeat of their time on Smackdown Live.
  • Jason Jordan & The Club feud continues – Jason Jordan continues to feud with the The Club Luke Gallows and Karl Andersen. As Booker T said last night, he’s trying to get gold on his first time out and it seems like he is trying too hard. His character is a Face character but I’m not too sure many fans like him. At least this feud is more his speed, we will see where it takes him.

Those are my thoughts and a quick recap of last nights Monday Night RAW. What did you think about the night? Are you happy to see The Shield? How do you think things will unfold at TLC? Let’s Talk WWE!

-Luna 🙂

 

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August Replay!

Happy Friday all and Happy 1st of September! First of all, shoutout to my friend Selena! She turns 22 today, Happy Birthday! August was a great month for the blog and probably one of the best yet! This pst will be a wrap up and preview for what is to come in September! Let’s start off by reviewing out stats for the month!

August Surpassed all other months raking in our highest total number of views at 1650 AND visitors at 818! We also published 39 posts this month. A few milestones were hit as well with us surpassing 300 followers and receiving our best views ever milestone on August 7th! This is redundant and I say it alot but seriously, thank you to all who follow read and comment on the blog. It’s truly invaluable how connected I feel to you all with my writing! This calls for a PARTYYYYYYY!

Now on to last months goals, let’s see how we did!

  • Finish reading and reviewing The King’s Curse Book
  • Buy and review at least 1 video game!
  • Stay consistent with at least 3 posts per week!
  • Host a “Lan Party” blogging party!
  • Start integrating more social and discussion posts
  • Look for another blogger to start contributing to the blog!
  • Host a contest for a guest blogger!

Sooo while August was a very productive month, I didn’t really complete any of my goals ughhh!

I did complete 4 of the 7 goals so something is better than nothing!

Goals Completed:

  1. We stayed very consistent with at least 3 posts per week! Consistency was something that I was striving for this month so this was a great achievement.
  2. We did host a Lan Party (Blog Party) last weekend! Didn’t get to attend, check out the highlights by clicking here!
  3. I did look for another content blogger but the people who applied fell a bit short from what I am looking for.
  4. We did start integrating more discussion posts like the Writer’s Thought’s post.

Goals Failed:

  1. We didn’t get much reading done this month so The King’s Curse is not completed or reviewed. It’s starting out great though.
  2. We didn’t buy or review a game. I did review the mobile game Sky Islands though! Check out that post by clicking here!
  3. We didn’t host a contest for a Guest Blogger. The month was a bit busy but a contest is coming up really soon!

September Goals:

  • Host a Contest for a Guest Blogger
  • Send out A Newsletter
  • Buy and review at least 1 game
  • Finish and Review The King’s Curse
  • Post at least 3 times a week
  • Start the Creative Writing Mini Series
  • Finish the Previous Creative Writing Series
  • Find a New Show to binge Watch and Review (Goodbye Game of Thrones, miss you already!!!!)

Check out some of last month’s top viewed posts below:

  • Blogger Blitz Round 1: Matchmaker – This post was a fun 500 words or less entry into a cool challenge. My character was the Joker and he shows why he would win the competition (Spoiler Alert, he lost lol but it was tons of fun!)
  • Six Word Story Challenge Poem – This post was a poem derived from my 6 word story entry. The topic was “Fantasy” and my entry was “Her Fire Ignited His Crimson Spell.”
  • Love Flash Fiction Collaboration – It’s a poem-esque fun collaboration post that I did with another blogger. It’s really cute and all about the different types of love portrayed through a single couple.
  • Memoirs of a Villain: The Joker – Did I mention that the Joker lost his Blogger Blitz Challenge? This post is his reflection on the event and his call to arms for other villains! This is probably one of my favorite posts of the month, it didn’t have a high viewer count but I highly recommend it (but read the Blogger Blitz Post First 🙂 ).

What are your goals for the month? Do you have any special projects or posts that you are working on? Is there anything that you would like to see more of on the blog? Let’s talk September Goals!

Have a fantastic weekend everyone and tune in tomorrow for my Q&A Post! Feel free to leave last minute questions in the comments below!

-Luna 🙂

Last Week At GamersUnitedGG!

Happy Sunday Novas! Before we get into today’s post, I wanted to run something by you. My friend Mikey was asking me if I did a newsletter or if I were going to start sending out a newsletter for the blog. What do you think? Should we have a monthly or bi-weekly newsletter going out? My idea would be to promote the top posts by views and likes, shoutout a blog that everyone should check out and talk about any events on the blog (I’m working on a blogger’s challenge event and Gaming Challenge event now). If you think it’s a good idea or not, please vote using the poll below. I will make a decision in about a week or so.

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Anyway, on to today’s post. Today we’re pretty much doing a recap of our posts and some gaming news because there has been so much happening on the blog lately. Let’s start with the gaming news; as there’s only a few things that I want to highlight:

  • Sonic Mania released August 15th
  • Pre-order the Call of Duty WWII game to have access to the Beta on August 25th
  • Call of Duty World Champions for Infinite Warfare: Optic Gaming!

Last week at GamersUnitedGG, we had some great posts! If you missed them, here’s what happened:

What a busy week! Thank you to everyone who visits the blog, we’re almost to 300 followers :D. If you missed any posts and would like to read them, you can click the corresponding links above to catch up! Don’t forget to vote or comment about the newsletter idea.

What are you up to? Are you working on any current projects? Let’s talk! Have a fantastic week!

-Luna

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