I played video games when I was a little kid and took a 30 year break. I got an Xbox One in September 2014, my first console since the original Nintendo back in the 80’s, and that was it. I went from saying I’d never be interested in video games to having three consoles and 100+ games. My favorites are RPGs with a great story, but I’ll play just about anything, especially first person games of any kind. Why the moniker? Nearly everyone that knows me thought it very odd that I took up gaming and loved it as much as I do. I get the weird look and “Video games…? That’s… Odd.” more often than people say hello to me, and so, One Odd Gamer Girl.
On a less gamey note, I have an amazing partner that happily indulges me when I talk about new games or things I’ve discovered in games and we have a pretty great family. I’m Deaf and it often makes for an infuriating gaming experience, but I hope to remedy that through reviews. I’m also schizophrenic and I use games as a way to self-medicate, so to speak. (Some very interesting research can be found on using video games to aid in the treatment of schizophrenia and other mental health issues, like PTSD, if you’re interested in that sort of thing.)
My partner and I do the deaf reviews as a team, she’s the ears (she tells me what I’m missing if a game isn’t very accessible) and I’m the writer. I can’t lie, I love playing games and could do it all day for no reason at all, but I truly hope my reviews can help other deaf and HOH gamers. Thanks for visiting!