Hello, and welcome to my games blog.

My name is Regina Buenaobra. I work in the videogame industry as a community and content manager. My website has content related to my professional life, but it’s not updated too often.

I’ve been playing videogames since I was a child. This blog contains accounts and observations about my personal gaming experiences, but I also write about technology and other forms of media.

I write from a feminist, intersectional, and anti-oppression perspective. I have a particular interest in how social and cultural issues intersect with games.

I didn’t always approach media criticism from this perspective. For more about  how and why my views evolved, you can read this post.

My Blog, My Opinions—Not My Employer’s

This blog existed before I started working in the videogame industry. Although I made the decision to disclose the link between my online pseudonym (‘Brinstar’) and my real name, I have continued to write about games here after becoming a games industry professional.

This blog is a personal space, so I don’t write much about my work here. If my company has anything to say, it will not be here, but on their official website and other official channels.

Disclosure: I work for ArenaNet, a video game developer and wholly owned subsidiary of NCSOFT. I do not and cannot represent ArenaNet or NCSOFT and do not work on their behalf on this blog.

Disclaimer: All statements and opinions made on my site, in posts, comments, or my other personal sites or social media accounts linked from this one, are solely my own and do not reflect the views and opinions of my employer, my past employers, my colleagues, my contacts, my friends, or anyone else except for me.

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Why is this blog called ‘Acid for Blood’? Short story: it’s an Alien reference. Here’s the slightly longer story.

Images from videogames or other media, including screen shots, art, cover art, concept art, etc. are owned and copyright their respective owners.