A New Banner and PC Building

CPU: Intel Core i7-6800K 3.4GHz OC to 4.2 CPU Cooler: Corsair H115i CPU Cooler Motherboard: MSI Pro Carbon Gaming x99 Memory: 32gb Corsair Vengeance 2666hz Storage: Samsung 850 PRO 256GB SSD+ ADATA 500GB SSD Video Card: 1080ti AORUS OC to 2030 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Glass Mid Tower Case Power Supply: Corsair AX860 Monitors: PG348Q + PG278Q Keyboard: Ganss GK87 Pro Light: NANOLEAF AURORA SMARTER KIT (9 PANELS)

Hey everyone <3

So it’s been a while since I last posted and there were a couple of reasons!

I was very close to finishing my first year at college and had to focus on my last few assignments! I finished with full distinctions on my course so the hard work paid off πŸ˜€ I’m now finished for the summer and will start back at University in September!

The other reason was I did hit a bit of a lull with the blog – it is hard to keep positivity strong on here when I feel like I’m getting no where with it – I worry that I don’t have the time to really commit to trying to build a social media profile as I can’t be on my phone all day long or the laptop. I also cannot compete with some of the gorgeous Instagram gaming accounts I see! So I was feeling a little bummed out but I’m picking myself up and carrying on. I will have to see what happens in the future as when University starts I will need to give that my absolute full attention so I’m not sure what will happen to the blog but lets wait and see! πŸ™‚

My first ever battlestation/PC build /u/rawsushiii

So what’s new? Well, I created a new banner for the site so it actually feels more like a gaming site πŸ˜€ yay! Let me know what you think of it!

The second is about my PC building aspect of this blog – I’ve decided to change the way I’m doing it a little bit.

Originally I was planning to teach myself how to build a PC from scratch and learn about all the different components however after doing a bit of research I have decided this route isn’t for me regardless of how easy people say it is – for me it doesn’t feel like the way I want to go about acquiring a gaming PC πŸ™‚

So my plan from here on out is to use websites that help you put together your ideal gaming PC! I will link the ones I use and show you what I have put together! I will also look for all the extra bits I need such as a mouse/keyboard/monitor and streaming equipment like a capture card and add all that into the mix!

I do feel kinda bummed that it hasn’t worked out the way I wanted it to but I wasn’t enjoying learning it as much as I hoped and I would rather just have the experts help me and focus on creating a really nice setup that I know will work!! πŸ™‚

So next post is about websites that help you create your perfect PC!

Until next time

Arty x

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I absolutely love going onto Pinterest and finding inspiration for gaming PC setups! Some of the setups I’ve seen are incredible! I’ve shared a few on this post that I think are cool πŸ˜€ Below is a link to my Pinterest where you can find my gaming PC board and have a little look through!Β (There are a lot of different boards on there as I also use it for personal pinning but plenty of gaming related stuff!)

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The Unique Blogger Award

So todays blog is a little different and a little off topic from gaming! A good friend of mine and a fellow blogger tagged me in a recent post of hers and it’s my turn to share the blog on!! Thank you to Carly over at astoldbycarly for nominating me!!

Rules:

  • Display the award!
  • Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
  • Answer the questions they’ve written for you!
  • Nominate 8-13 bloggers and give them three questions in the spirit of sharing love and solidarity within our blogging family!

    1. What’s your favourite TV show?

    Hmm this is a tricky one as it changes so often! Currently I am enjoying watching Friends again (thanks Netflix!), I love How I met your mother, The big bang theory… I also am a bit of an animal nerd so love The supervet and Yorkshire vet!

    2. What’s your biggest passion?

    For me in the real world my biggest passion is my horses and horse riding! For someone who has suffered from depression and anxiety – being around these beautiful creatures is both a calming and de-stressing escape from every day life. There has been many studies about horses being really useful in therapy with people that suffer from autism or learning difficulties and once you spend time with them you’ll understand why <3 I couldn’t imagine my life without them. Aside from them, gaming is obviously pretty awesome and I love the community I am part of when gaming!

     

    3. If you could choose one thing to change in the world, what would it be?

     

    Oooh, what a toughie! There is so much I would change in the world. However if I had to change one thing – for me it would be to remove stigmas and discrimination! It’s so easy to judge in this world nowadays and it can really affect someone if you judge them before you even know them. There shouldn’t be any stigma related hate…like people who judge someone with an invisible illness without even knowing the full story… Everyone is equal and we should be building a world where we bring people up and don’t shoot them down.

I have tagged a couple of blogs that I follow to join in with this post if they want to πŸ˜€

My questions:

  1. What’s your favourite game/console of all time?
  2. What has been your favourite moment about blogging?
  3. If you could travel to anywhere in the world where would it be and why?

Thanks for reading! Next blog will be the start of my PC building journey!

Til next time

Arty x

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My favourite games growing up

Afternoon readers <3

I hope everyone’s had a great week and yes it’s finally Easter!! I have eaten far too much chocolate already… bad Arty, must try harder -.-

Ok! So, todays post is a bit of an insight into games that I really enjoyed when I was younger!

My earliest memories of gaming was actually watching my brother game – he had a SNES and N64 and used to play it a lot with his friends at home. Sometimes he would allow me in his room to watch (as long as I sat still and didn’t say a word!) which was fair enough! It was probably pretty annoying for him as a big brother to have his baby sister always wanting to join in.

He played a lot of goldeneye, pilot wings, Mariokart, Mario party and Super Mario allstars which obviously provided hours of entertainment.

I suppose I can say I grew up mostly with Nintendo and PC games as the main influencers of my gaming life. We had a standard ancient family PC which I had to fight my sister for to play games on. If she wouldn’t give it up I would head down the library and book time on the computer then play for hours on Neopets! (back in 2004! So I was 11 at the time)… it’s crazy to think how much the electronic and internet world has grown in the last 10 to 14 years! I didn’t have an ipad or phone or anything technical except the computer until I was much older and in secondary school! Whereas my daughter who is only 2 can already swipe my phone to turn it on, play interactive learning games on the ipad and find her favourite tv series on Netflix on the Wii U! Children are advancing so much faster than I did! But that’s another post for another day πŸ˜€

For me there have been quite a few games that I have loved playing…some are really random and I don’t play them anymore but others I still play to this day and will always be a go to game for me! They are in no particular order either πŸ™‚

Super Mario All Stars (SNES and ported onto the Wii)

To this day I still haven’t completed this game! If you really want to know how someone reacts under pressure and how their anger issues are…make them play this haha. However this is possibly one of the most brilliant games I have ever played! Super Mario All Stars contains a compilation of 4 Super Mario games that were released between 1985 and 1990 from Nintendo

  • Super Mario Bros
  • Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels
  • SuperΒ  Mario Bros 2
  • Super Mario Bros 3

All 4 are a wonderful culmination of retro, family friendly classics that will keep anyone entertained for hours – providing you don’t rage quit! For me this game was something I loved to play with my brother and sister. I remember distinctly that my brother always gave me the ‘duff’ controller though whose buttons would stick from time to time and not work… probably because I had previously accidentally spilt milk on it (a massive oops moment). You could spend hours on this game – fighting bowsers, chasing 1ups, jumping on goombas, flying on carpets and more…a real all rounder game that has made it a lifelong favourite of mine <3

Super Mario Party (N64)

One of the best multiplayer games. Hands down, a favourite. I am a boss at bumper balls and mushroom mix-up. Here we have another classic from the N64 this time, that once again was a sibling favourite. My bro 100% completed this game which meant whenever I hopped on I could play whatever mini games I wanted! This game had so much to it – plenty of boards to play on, tons of mini games for single player through to 4 multiplayer and varying lengths of board turns so you could keep it short and sweet or go for all out war on the top spot.

The funniest thing was that my brother hates loosing – so if I was doing well in a game or my sister was, he would change the channel mid game so we would lose! So sneaky. The fight for the most stars and coins is one we still continue to this day!

Mariokart Double Dash and Super Mario Sunshine (both Gamecube)

I’m sensing a theme here, is anyone else seeing it? Yeah, more Mario. The Gamecube was one of the first consoles my parents bought me that was my own. They got me Mariokart Double Dash and I fell in love with it! The double characters, items, tracks and characters… You know what? I love everything about this game, I can’t say anything bad about it, hours of endless fun as a single player or multi!

Super Mario Sunshine came along later and for me it was a whole new world, to be able to play 3D and have a much more interactive map than the All Stars games was so different and funky! Loads of little games and side quests alongside the main mission with no real time threat…easy playing and FLUDD by your side. So good πŸ˜€

Theme Hospital (PC)

Oh my god its not a Mario game! I know its shocking…it’s ok stay with me! Who didn’t play this game?! I lost hours to this! Creating your own little hospital, fighting weird illnesses and hitting the targets to climb up the ladder and get a bigger hospital! This was such a good interactive game and the detail was epic considering it was completely made up! It’s 2018 and I still play this. Warped humour essential!

“Patients are reminded not to die in the corridor”

Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis and Zoo Tycoon Complete Collection (PC)

Yep more interactive building games! I’m sensing that theme again! Honestly for me, games where you can complete missions, build something exactly how you want and press a couple of buttons and have millions in your account to build the park exactly how you want it are my favourites!!

Jurassic Park and Zoo Tycoon both had mission and campaign modes which I loved! Hunt down the Spinosaurus and save the Pandas!!. The fact I could build a park full of dinosaurs and then break the fence and let my little T-Rex free upon the unsuspecting crowds was both evil and hilarious! I’m a big animal lover so Zoo Tycoon just ticked all the boxes for me <3

Sims 1 and 2! (PC)

Just admit it, we all played Sims <3 This is the one time I’d be watching my sis play rather than my brother! Weekend mornings were spent with her playing and me on a dining chair watching haha. She would create all these different families and they’d either live the life of luxury or poverty! (there never seemed to be an inbetween?!) Sims pets unleashed was probably one of my favourite expansion packs! I turned true architect with this game πŸ˜€ For me Sims 4 got too complicated but I still have Sims 3 on Steam although admittedly I don’t play much anymore it will always hold good memories for me!

Red Dead Redemption (Xbox)

This game was so different. No kart racing, no kid friendly simulation play. For once I was playing a game that involved shooting and killing! Red Dead was a great game because of the vast map to play from and the amount of little side missions/quests to do! Marston was such an awesome character – moody and to the point. The whole storyline gripped me and I couldn’t believe the ending (no spoilers here but it wasn’t what I expected). There was so much to this game, you could kill and skin animals, play games within the game and complete various bounty missions to name a few! For a shooting game I really enjoyed this! Especially using ‘Dead Eye’ mode!

Honourable Mentions!

These are the games that I definitely don’t play anymore but while I was growing up they were so much fun for me! God it’s cringy looking back but we were all children once and played fun kid friendly games! I was mad on ponies/animals and apparently Barbie!

Pippa Funnell: The Stud Farm Inheritance (PC)

Interactive and was all about horses…what wasn’t to like about this game for me??

Barbie Pet Patrol and Barbie Riding Club (PC)

Looking back at these games on YouTube for a nostalgia hit just brings it all back! As a little girl I would love playing these on the computer! The graphics are so outdated now obviously but as a child they captured my attention!

 

 

So that’s it for my favourite games/games I grew up with! What were your favourite games growing up??? Tell me in the comments! Do you have any recommendations of games that you played as a child that you think I should play??

Until next time πŸ˜€

Arty x

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Chapter One

 

Wow.

Here goes my first blog post of Gamewithartemis!!

I should probably start by introducing myself…

So, I’m Artemis, 25 and live in this wonderful place that is England. I am a single mum to a wonderful 2-year-old daughter and a full-time student starting a BSc Hons degree in Veterinary Nursing. You can read more on the ‘about me’ page πŸ™‚

I decided to start this blog with the aim of sharing my thoughts and feelings as well as talking about different streamers I’ve found and a few guides here and there about gaming related products.

To be honest, this will be a real down to earth, user friendly blog. I want to talk about the communities, what it is to be a small streamer, stigmas I’ve found in gaming, my journey into building a gaming PC from scratch and hopefully the beginnings of streaming myself plus loads more!

There are a lot of gaming blogs out there and the competition is fierce but if you want something bad enough and have the dedication to put the effort in – it will happen!

I must admit this is all pretty daunting and new to me, I was talking to my buddies about starting this blog and reminisced over when I was younger and built about 20 freewebs sites! Who remembers Bebo?! you felt like a computer whizz when customising the skins and building a website. Starting this blog feels like a real step in the right direction for me but also a huge learning curve so please bear with me while I get to grips with the tools/layout and so on!

So without further ado…sit back and grab a cuppa (or 2 or 10… this may take a while!) and start this journey with me.

Gamewithartemis – she’s buying the gear with no idea <3

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