Sunday, 16 November 2014

Happy Birthday Shigeru Miyamoto!

Nintendo's main man and all-round legend Shigeru Miyamoto celebrates his 62nd birthday today. 

Happy birthday Mr Miyamoto! Thank you for creating so many of my Nintendo memories, both past and present. 

Monday, 10 November 2014

Vote For Me in the UK Blog Awards!

My blog 8-Bit Girl is up for public voting in the National UK Blog Awards!

Being nominated for an award and making in into the voting stage was a good enough achievement for me, but I would love to get further! 

Please vote for me and this blog by visiting the link below. Please note, that whilst I appreciate your willingness to vote, only one vote per person is accepted by the judging panel, so don't go spamming!

Thank you to everyone who votes for me and my blog. I really appreciate that there is a bunch of you out there that enjoys reading my posts, even if they are few and far between when things get a little busy!

Monday, 3 November 2014

Alice's Adventures in MCM Comic Con

This October's MCM Comic Con in London was the second time I have ever cosplayed (I went as Mario a few years ago), and somehow it just made the whole experience more fun! 

During my time at MCM, I sat in on two talks-Tomb Raider and the Temple of Osiris, and the Resident Evil HD talk with Wesker himself, DC Douglas. I also got the chance to hang out with my regular con friends and Comic Village exhibitors, browse the stalls and check out other cosplayers. The queues were mental for the game demos!

Here's some of the photos taken of me as Alice, alongside my friend and fellow Alice, Marisa. It was also nice meeting fellow matching cosplayers!
Meeting Slender Man!
Looking for some heroes?
Me and Marisa as Alice.  

Leaving MCM on Saturday night, me and my friend Deakin bumped into Sackboy!  
Clearly, I'm enjoying being held captive. 
Meeting another Alice! 
I was turned into two stickers by Twin Sword Trading!
There can only be one! 
Alice has a run-in with a zombie Mickey and Minnie! 
Me (left) and Marisa. 
Meeting Hulk Hogan! 
Day 2 of MCM Complete!  
Meeting another Alice! 
Round 2 with Handsome Jack... 
"Off With Her Head!"

Music Monday: Bravely Default Soundtrack

Here's the first Music Monday on 8-Bit Girl in a while! 

Today's Music Monday post is featuring the soundtrack for Bravely Default. Released on the Nintendo 3DS, Bravely Default is Square Enix's latest handheld JRPG. Fun and somewhat addictive, this is one of the best 3DS I have played in recent memory. Positively received by gamers and critics alike, a sequel, Bravely Second, is currently in the works.

Check out the soundtrack below. What do you think of the Bravely Default soundtrack? 

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

National Cat Day: Some of Gamings Notable Kitties!

Today is National Cat Day, a day dedicated to finding cats "forever homes", with an aim to encourage adoption of cats rather that purchasing one from a pet shop/breeder. 

As a cat lover myself (here's my one, Jessie), I have decided to take this opportunity to celebrate some of gamings notable kitties!

Do you have a favourite gaming cat that didn't make the list? Let me know in the comments!

Big the Cat & Blaze the Cat: Sonic Adventure, Sonic Heroes

Rover, Animal Crossing
Cat Mario, Peach, Luigi & Toad: Super Mario 3D World

Cheshire Cat: Alice, Alice Madness Returns

Catwoman: Batman Arkham Asylum 

The Khajiit: The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim

King: Tekken

Evil the Cat: Earthworm Jim

And to finish off, give these cat-themed videos a watch!

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Here's my Alice Madness Returns Cosplay!

I am a big fan of American McGee's Alice and Alice Madness Returns, so when I decided I wanted to cosplay at this October's London MCM Comic Con, it seemed like the perfect time to attempt to dress up as Alice! 

Thank you to everyone who suggested cosplays to me on Facebook and Twitter whilst I was deciding. It seemed a vast majority of you thought I should go as Alice (Lara Croft came up second). 

Here are some photos of my finished costume. I am attending MCM on Friday (in normal clothes), but look out for me as Alice at MCM on the Saturday and Sunday! 

What do you think of my costume? 
Leave your feedback in the comments!

I can't really pose "normal" in photos for long...

My real-life Cheshire Cat!

As you can see, all the photos got a little silly by the end!

Thursday, 11 September 2014

What I Have Learned from Animal Crossing: New Leaf (In Screenshots)

It has been over a year now since Animal Crossing: New Leaf was released on the Nintendo 3DS, and I am still enjoying it! It is definitely one of my most played games, especially on the 3DS.

Here is what I have learned from my countless times playing it, divided up into different categories. They capture my immature (come on...most of you who have played this game resort to this at some point!), cute, and downright weird moments with my animal villagers.

1. Hot Drinks & Books Are Essential

2. The Villagers Have Their Weird Moments

3. Kapp'n Has A Good Heart

4. Immaturity in Animal Crossing is a Given

5. Romance Definitely Isn't Dead!

6. New Leaf Has Its Pretty Moments

7. Playing With Friends Is A Lot of Fun

8. Think Positive!

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