Melissa Avila

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A gamer since the day she became deranged by the power of stomping her first goomba, Melissa was born and raised in a quiet suburban neighborhood in Miami, Florida and currently lives with her mini bear dog Ginger, whom she has periodic jam sessions with on the keyboard. Melissa enjoys long walks through the wasteland and has an unhealthy addiction to tic-tacs (in addition to her love of parentheses [and, unfortunately, also brackets]).

The Extra Life Gaming Marathon

Every year the folks at Extra Life host a charity event in which tens of thousands of gamers from all over the world play games, either individually or in teams, in order to raise money for the kids at their local Children's Miracle Network Hospital.

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The Stanley Parable – What It Is and Why You Need to Play

So you’re here to learn what the game, The Stanley Parable, is about. Well, your guess is as good as mine! No, I’m serious. Please. Tell me. What the heck is going on in this game?!? Released as a mod for Half-Life 2 in July 2011, The Stanley Parable is a narrative driven first person game developed by Galactic Cafe that is …

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