What is Eat Game Live?
Eat Game Live is what happens when you let a gamer into the kitchen. I was sick of eating trash all day, so I decided to learn how to cook.
My goal of this blog was to write recipes for people in my situation: gamers who just want a good meal. I try to keep my food healthy without sacrificing flavor. Hopefully, I’ve accomplished that! IT’S ALL ABOUT THE GAINS!
I also write about other gaming-related things, such as my experiences at gaming conventions such as E3 or BlizzCon.
Who is behind this all?
This blog is written, photographed by me, kierpanda. I also get tons of support, including graphic design and cooking ideas, from my lovely boyfriend.
I’m a veteran gamer and a gaming industry professional. I currently work in social media at a game studio. I grew up with a fascination of games ever since I got my hands on a Gameboy color. Most of my gaming experience is console based, however, I just recently began getting into PC games.
Now, my main focus is PC gaming with the occasional console FPS on the side (mainly Halo). I’m an eSports fan as well. I love to watch StarCraft, but I’m pretty bad at playing it. Oh well! I guess I will just proxy reaper my way to success.
When I’m not playing games, I’m busy doing important internet things, like trolling reddit and watching kdramas.
Feel free to say hi to me on various social outlets:
Are you a chef?
Nope! I’ve always had an interest in cooking, but I don’t have any professional training. Back in high school, I thought about attending culinary school, but I looked at the tuition price and decided against it. But, you definitely don’t need to go to school to be a great cook.
Why do you call ingredients, “unit composition” and steps, “build order”?
As I mentioned earlier, I’m a StarCraft player. I’ve never played StarCraft I, so my career in StarCraft began with StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. The idea of build orders and timings all felt very parallel to fundamentals of cooking. Additionally, your unit selection is just as important as the ingredients you select for your meal. I originally wrote a StarCraft II themed food blog, so some of the formatting from that carried over to this blog.
What kind of games do you play?
Currently, I have mostly been playing PC games. The battle.net launcher is currently pinned to my taskbar, so anything Blizzard is pretty fair game. I adore the Borderlands series, and it stands as one of my favorite FPS games in terms of game play and storyline.
Though I love PC games, Halo will always hold a special place in my heart. Racing games are another genre I adore (Gran Turismo and Forza, specifically), and I refuse to play them unless I have a wheel.
I’m also a big fan of mobile games. I could ramble on about the games I played and will be playing, but that would take forever. In short, games are really cool and I like them.
What camera do you use?
Currently using a Olympus pen e-pl1. I’d like to upgrade to a DSLR, or at least a camera with less of a shutter delay (I like taking photos of Formula 1 cars, but they move a bit too fast for the e-pl1 to handle).
Will you make videos of yourself cooking?
This has been asked quite frequently. Right now, I have no intentions of setting up a YouTube channel with videos of me cooking. I don’t have the time, nor the skill set, to properly make and edit videos. But maybe someday!
Why is your photography so bad?
I have no idea what I’m doing.
What’s up with these ads?
Eat Game Live is run out of my own wallet. I have ads on my blog in order to help pay for the maintenance costs of this website.
How can I support Eat Game Live?
The easiest way to support Eat Game Live is to tell your friends about it! Share the good word of gaming and food.
Diablo III Fan Creation of the Week, March 22, 2013 via Diablo
Fem Friday Interview, January 1, 2014 via HEARTgamingg
Artisan Showcase: “Reaper of Soles” by Eat Game Live February 7th, 2014 via Diablo
The Gaming-Inspired Foods of Eat Game Live, October 10th, 2014 via Heroes of the Storm
The Waypoint – Week of October 6 October 10th, 2014 via Diablo
Blizzard à la poêle : recettes en folie, February 4th, 2015 via Heroes of the Storm France
Tasty Blizzard treats from Eat Game Live, February 9th, 2015 via BlizzardWatch
The Burning Hells: Now in Popsicle Form, June 25th, 2015 via Diablo
The Worgen’s Howl Episode #80: Cooking up a good time!, February 20th, 2016 via The Worgen’s Howl
Reaper of Souls Challenge – May 2014
Take the Eat Game Live “Reaper of Recipes” Challenge!, April 29, 2014 via Diablo
Blizzard’s Reaper of Recipes challenge seeks culinary-minded Diablo fans, April 29, 2014 via Polygon
“Reaper of Recipes” Contest Rewards Best Diablo-Themed Recipe, April 30, 2014 via digitaltrends
Reaper of Recipes Challenge Winner, May 30th, 2014 via Diablo.