Posts Tagged ‘Busy Gamer Gamettes’

Taffeta Darling, here to knock your block off!

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Taffeta Darling
Our September Gamette of the Month by far needs not much of an introduction, she should very well be introducing us. We met her at several of the Dallas Comic Cons this year and it was no hurdle for her to charm the BG Crew. If you don’t see her doing some cosplay around Texas, you may very well find her storming comic shops loading up on her favorite books or planning her next Dr. Sketchy’s show. So again, say hello to her if you see her, go and visit her slamming website, and give Taffeta Darling a round of applause for gracing the pages of BusyGamer.

Tell us who your favorite character is and why they’re better than Superman. If your favorite character is Superman, you lose this round.
Enid Coleslaw [if you don't know who that is, you lose this round]. She’s just trying to figure herself out and find her place in the world. Sadly she paves and leaves a path of heartache for herself and just about anyone who cares for her. Supes has a lil heartache and struggles with his family and heritage on a different scale. Enid had and has the strength to keep family in the heart but seek out the world and it’s meaning. Clark is pretty predictable, and no matter what, he’ll will always run home.

Tell us in haiku/Why we should read comic books/Because haikus rock.
* inward adventures * free my mind o book of art * the beacon to shore *

You get to choose one awesome super power but then you have to take one lame super power as well. What are they and why?
Lame Power – Ultra Flatulence boost, that projects ya 2 feet into the air, because it’s a natural occurrence, and every gal could use a boost. A Super Power – flying. Duh. no wait, breathing under water.. ah crap, maybe invisibility.

Our super power is being super sexy. Is it working?
I’m sorry, what was the question? I got lost in your sexy, sexy eyes.

Read the full interview and pictorial here!

In Defense Of The Ladies…

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

I was racking my brain trying to think of a good way to segue this entry. But instead of telling you a good anecdote or story or something wise and relevant, I think we should just dive into this…

Last month was our Annual Gamette Of The Year Contest. The contest is done for the past two years that we have been in existence to support and celebrate our models who represent the site. The first year we did it. It was mostly harmless fun. The girls promoted themselves, blogged, sent bulletins and emails, got their social circles involved… What some people call a popularity contest, turned into a good clean competition which ended in a big party and cash prize.

This year… the ladies as usual were still pictures of grace, good manners, and fun (which is why they are gamettes in the first place). The problem seems to stem from people who weren’t even IN the contest to begin with.

This past month… the site and our ladies have been targeted for all sorts of things gender based including being charged with “exploiting women” bringing on models who weren’t “true” gamers and we even had one person that blamed us for her eating disorder.

They say there is no such thing as “bad publicity”. I don’t know if I agree with that, but there comes a time when you have to address this and move on… So here we go.

First… you can call us a lot of things. Drunks, jerks, and idiots. This is all true. We have never claimed to be Politically Correct. It was never our intention to come across that way and please everyone. We are a site that writes for people like… well… like US. We don’t game a billion hours a day (BUSYGAMER remember?) We play in bands, do radio shows, do IT work, and webpage design when we aren’t taking over the world with BG. When we write our stories, we put up things that WE would like to see. The same goes with our models. (Trust me this is going somewhere) Our Gamettes are a celebration of these girls. We are intent on showing that our subculture is NOT male dominated to women and also show other guys that even though they may like to have a Star Wars marathon in their home now and again, there are girls who will not only watch it with you, but also school you on the logistics of lightsaber construction. This can go on all day so let me just address my main concerns…

Second… One person said we “exploit” these girls. Are you kidding me? To “exploit” means to use selfishly for one’s own needs. So let’s get some things straight… We don’t make money off of these girls. We don’t show any nudity on our site (We’ve had to turn down offers for that). We try our hardest to help our gamettes make appearances in cons, push their own websites, blogs, businesses and portfolios. We offer them the chance to write and publish their stuff on our website which is read by hundreds if not thousands of people a day (just like you). In short whatever their prospective field is we promote them just as hard as they promote us. If you don’t believe that… why don’t you try to contact one of our girls yourself and ask them what awful flesh peddlers we must be.

Third… is the charge that not all of our girls are “true hardcore gamers”. This is true by God, and we like it that way. Our requirements for the Gamettes is to be involved or interested in the nerd community or industry in some way. While we love having pro gamers on our site… we also love a gal who reads comics, likes tech stuff, hosts radio or internet TV shows and has other interests. I’m not sure if you noticed, but the name of the site kinda tells you that we are a site for the “busy” gamer. There are other sites that promote strictly pro gamers and while we love and appreciate ALL the sites in our industry, we find this works best for us.

Yes, most of our girls are models. Most of them have been doing it long before they met us and will continue to do so. It makes sense for a model to see the other girls and be interested in being a feature so she can further her work and be seen by thousands of people who wouldn’t ordinarily. Being a model in not a requirement, but one of our requirements is to be very self confident and we wouldn’t pick a girl who wasn’t.

Fourth. Wow. You’re really going to blame us for your eating disorder? As I type this, the bachelor is on right now. Guess what… no fat chicks. Magazines like KING, MAXIM, GQ have been featuring impossible looking women for years. Our website is completely applicant based. Which means, these are real girls, I am sorry that you have found us to be the target of your problem.

I’m going to let you in on a shocker. I’m a big man. I’ve lost weight at a hundred pounds at a time, then I’ve gained it back. I am comfortable in this size I guess because I know that if I really want to, I will go and work to lose it. As it is, I have had moderate success in society by the merits of my profession and succeeding in life. My luck in affairs of the heart is also moderate because of my confidence in this world. Yes, the nerd/geek community accepts me because of my contribution to it, but I am also aware that at ComicCon there is not a line of girls waiting to meet me like those dreamy Twilight boys. And in the end, I’m not going to compare myself to them. Just like you shouldn’t compare yourself to anyone else but you. If you feel threatened by our girls (and for the life of me I can’t think of any other reason why people would make these claims) then maybe the problem isn’t with us, but with you. Here’s the deal, we have before and will continue to feature full figured models IF they apply and meet the criteria and beat out the other girls to do so. This is possible and has happened a few times. The fact is we don’t get a lot of applicants to do so. Maybe it’s because they don’t think they are good enough… but if they never apply, then we can never know.

In the end of the day… we aren’t smut peddlers. This ain’t that cool of a job. We are not women hating jerks, if anything we love ‘em more than our games. We are just a few simple guys who started a site on our own in our spare time writing and featuring things we want to see. If I wanted to feature a plate of eggs as our next model, I would do it. (probably get vetoed by the staff but oh well) I guess what I’m trying to say, is that we will continue to write what we want, review what we want, give you our honest opinions on comics, movies, tech and games… and we will continue to feature the girls we want. If you don’t like it, well like I said, we have never been PC and I’m not going to beg you. I’m not going to argue this anymore. Everyone has an opinion, and I’m not here to change anyone’s mind, but I wasn’t going to close the book on this without addressing it either.

Girl Gamers: Study shows they do it longer

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Don't question Gamette Jes V. about how much she games...

Scientists conducted a gaming survey of some 7,000 players who were logged into the game EverQuest II this year. With these statistics they discovered several interesting findings. One being the average age of the gamers surveyed was 31. And that playing time tended to increase with age. Which now brings in the sex differences…

The numbers showed that the female gamers actually logged more game hours (of Everquest II) than the males. The ladies had an average of 29 hours a week, versus 25 for the males, with the top players putting in 57 hours a week on the girl’s side, and 51 for the guys.

And another interesting thing, get ready for this…it looks like women are more likely to lie about how much they really play this game in particular. Researchers found that the gals tended to lowball how long they spend glued to the screen. (Surprise? And they make fun of all you World of Warcraft dudes who barely leave the seat to handle bodily functions! – notably called a ‘bio’.)

So there you go, when your gamer gal doesn’t answer her phone, and says she’s going to wash her hair, she actually may be tackling some high end mob in Norrath, anticipating how good it will feel to flash that epic loot in front of your hungry eyes. Go figure.


The Busy Gamer Gamettes of 2009

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009


We’re known for a few things on our site. Of course the main thing is our news and info for you guys… the busygamer. We know that you guys like the same things we do, because quite frankly you guys are a lot like us.

And since you’re like us… you must like girls a lot. I know we do. So much that I truly believe all of our convention parties, plane hopping, binge drinking, air hockey pwning, and assorted shenanigans on the road are spent in search of the perfect girl. We’ve met quite a few on our quest for ultimate nerd-dom, and we keep looking for more.

All our lives we were taught that chicks don’t dig guys like us. While that may have been true a few years ago, the one thing we have learned is that there are chicks that dig the same things we’re into… and they’re smokin’.

So we celebrate them. In our Gamettes. The Gamette has become one of our most popular attractions to the site. And despite what you may think, the main reason we have them on the site is to promote everything they stand for. We love women. I mean… seriously… and to find girls who are beautiful inside and out, that’s a treat.

Don’t believe us? Take a look at their profiles. In addition to being our queens of the month, they are all out breaking hearts and breaking heads in their prospective fields. It doesn’t matter if they are working in comic books, hosting internet shows, breaking into pro gaming, or modeling, these ladies kick our butts in a lot of things.

Being a Gamette isn’t easy. For one thing, we’re big jerks. In addition to being good ambassadors to our readers, these girls take the time to game, answer questionnaires, rep our site and their own personal ambitions, and be all around cool chicks at events and functions.

With the year ending, we take the time to look at the past year and all our awesome Gamettes 2009 brought us. Some wrote for us, some wrote TO us, some hung out with us at various functions and helped us push the site’s popularity. With that we take the time to say “thank you” with our annual GAMETTE OF THE YEAR contest. This is where YOU get to vote to make this happen.

If you are friends of any of these girls through social networking sites, you may see them soon posting bulletins and notices asking for your help. Help them. We are remaining unbiased here and leaving the votes up to you and the girls.

So who’s it gonna be lads?


Twas the night after All Hallow’s Eve…

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Just when you thought Halloween was over and you could put your fears of an impending zombie attack to rest, the gang here at Busy Gamer gives you Jessica V., our latest Gamette, and a photo recap of her rooftop adventures.

Fortunately, Jessica was ready for the zombies and prevailed against the odds to make sure the rest of us could eat our candy stolen from unsuspecting Trick or Treaters in peace… At least, that’s how the Reckon Crew got their candy.  Maybe the rest of you got it another way.

One girl, some guns, and a bunch of zombie butt-kicking goodness along with the photos and questions to make it official, Jessica shows how to slay in style as a Busy Gamer Gamette.

Jessica V. locks and loads to fight off a zombie horde...

Jessica V. locks and loads to fight off a zombie horde...

What is your favorite guilty geeky pleasure?
My fav geeky guilty pleasure? I don’t think I feel guilty about any of my geeky pleasures!

What is your favorite game?
Oh there are so many! The God of War series, Resident Evil 4, Double Dragon. I guess if I had to pick one game to play forever though, it would be Final Fantasy VII. That game has every game and element in it already. RPG, racing, snowboarding, RTS water, outer space, a wild storyline and so much more!

See more from Jessica’s shoot and interview here.

BusyGamer welcomes Alix to our Gamettes!

Friday, July 10th, 2009
Alix by BlankLogo Photography

Alix by BlankLogo Photography is delighted to once again present to you another fabulous beauty to our fast growing arsenal of “BusyGamer Gamettes”. For our Miss July spot we bring you Alix.

Alix hails from California and has been gaming for 10+ years. Not only is she an avid game nerd (and make it be noted that our female gamer nerds = gorgeous ones), she also loves comics and is presently an intern at Top Cow Productions (mucho props to Top Cow).

So dive in, read a little about Alix, and lets see what she had to share with (besides some obviously breathtaking photos).

What is your favorite guilty geeky pleasure?
Playing my consoles on the kitchen t.v. so I don’t waste time walking over and getting food, it’s right there for the grabs.

What is your most infamous geek moment?
I think anytime I played drunk Rock Band would be my most infamous geek moment. I like to think I can sing and take over the world.

What is your favorite portable gadget?
Now that’s a hard one, but I would probably have to go with my old faithful, my PSP. I love Socom on that thing! Not only that, but knowing that Final Fantasy Dissidia is coming out for it, it makes me happy that I bought one all those years ago.

Xbox 360, PS3, or Wii?
I’m more of a PS3 fan personally. I’ve always liked Sony so I guess you can say I’m a loyal customer. I think all 3 systems are great, but the PS3 just appeals to me more. I like a lot of their exclusives a bit more then the ones you can find on the 360 and Wii.

What is your favorite game?
That award goes to “Shadow of the Colossus”, I love how they made so much out of so little. To me, team Ico can do no wrong.

See more pics, and read the complete interview with Alix here…


Wednesday, June 10th, 2009


Although it has awesome freedom of movement, intense combat, and a pretty good storyline, PS3’s release of Infamous left me feeling unsure on how well I like the game…

Gamette Mina Rose by Image K.

Gamette Mina Rose by Image K.

The choice between good and evil is in your hands, and having such powerful moral choices is one of the reasons I had to check this game out. The glitches in it took me back to Assassin’s Creed (PS3, not the 360 version). The graphics are also inferior to a lot of next gen sandbox games. I do however think the storyline keeps enough interest that it’s not something to immediately trade into Gamestop before finishing it. The buggy visuals and gameplay glitches can’t quite live up to the excellent action, but it is terribly annoying.

It’s engrossing story with a variety of interesting characters definitely makes Infamous a game that I would definitely recommend renting, however I wouldn’t go purchase a new copy.

I give this game a BusyGamer Rating 3 out of 5. The fast pace gameplay makes up for the serious glitches, but not enough that I’m going crazy about it.

-Mina Rose

Gold Spandex! Hello to Leia, Gamette for May!

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Leia, our Gamette of the Month for May.

Leia, our Gamette of the Month for May.

We at are glad to bring you another installment of our “Gamette of the Month” feature which we know you all are familiar with. This month we present to you Leia. And any geek out there who runs across a gamer girl named ‘Leia’, will most definately get their attention sparked, ours did anyhow.

Leia comes to us from California (dang we <3 our Cali girls!) and is a hairdresser, gamer, technerd, and hell raiser. Check out what she had to say about her well known 'geekdom' with us here at BG headquarters. And don't forget to go and view the rest of her photo shoot here, sporting our new Busy Gamer ‘Man’s Ruin’ Tee by Illustrator John Lara of

What is your favorite guilty geeky pleasure?
Schooling men folk on gaming or nerd lore. Why yes, I do indeed have a natorious VAG and yes, I can beat you in Halo.

What is your most infamous geek moment?
Getting grounded for mocking my brother mercilessly when, I’m sorry who just saved the princess? that’s right…..

What is your favorite portable gadget?
My phone, I’m a texting fiend. I’d cry for more than one reason if my finger was broken.

What is your favorite game?
Kingdom Hearts. I balled my eyes out at the end of that game, and was the first and only girl at the midnight release of the KH2. I know Kiara’s letter by heart….GAWD I’m a nerd!

Do you observe “Talk like a Pirate” Day?
I kicked it up a notch and also pillaged and drank like a pirate…I can’t help it, it’s who I am…..

Are you Strong in the Force or is Fluent in Klingon more your style?
I am very strong in the force, and can kill plant life when upset.

Do you blog? If so, would you want your parents to read it?
I blog all the time! it’s my favorite sport and I think my mother knows better and /or could care less cuz if I’m not blogging about nerdy crap, I’m blogging about relationships and sex. It’s like if Carrie from Sex in the City was a nerd.

What is your favorite geeky movie/tv quote?
“I’m not a witch, I’m your wife!” – The Princess Bride

Read more about Leia, our Gamette of the Month for May!