Speaking of blogs, back when I started writing 3 years ago, I was hard pressed to find a unique blog name since all variants of "gamer's wife" seemed to be taken. I wasn't even sure if I had a unique voice worth hearing with so many established bloggers out there. Yet fast-forward to today, and my plans to write about my fellow gamers' wives has been thwarted because no one appears to be updating anymore. Well, in memory of my "fallen" colleagues, here's a partial list of my past blog subscriptions, both long- and short-lived.
The Gamer's Wife
How to Manipulate a Gamer and The Gamer's Wife Freakout. Titles like that are why her readers remained so loyal. Over the years, the website became more of a personal blog laden with pictures of vacations and family. Still, we're sorely sorry to see her go.
Last Update: Feb 2011
The Gamer's Girl
Summary: This short-lived blog was unfortunately a flash in the pan. A 2009 review from Kotaku.com blasted the author Jill into instant fame, but after only a handful of posts, she soon abandoned post for other pursuits. The URL has now been sold and turned into an ad conglomeration site pitching Flash games like "Teddy Bear Dress Up" and "Gossip Girls Style 2."
Last Update: n/a
Confessions of a Gamer Wife
Summary: Here's a woman who is truly a gamer herself, not just a gamer's wife. Jess' entries consisted of page-long essays reviewing games like Dragon Quest IX, Monkey Island 2, and even Dead or Alive: Xtreme 2. While she no longer updates this clearly time-intensive blog, her Etsy site for crochet amigurumi appears to remain open.
Last Update: Jan 2011
Summary: Now this is a truly clever spin on the genre: XBox 360 reviews for gamers' wives. Specifically, the author Kate wrote reviews with an eye for how "watchable" a game was for bystanders. Her ratings scale included Popcorn Worthy, Multi-Tasker, Chore Time, and Play It. Check it out if you're looking for a fun game for both the player and the watcher.
Last Update: July 2011