Here’s the first “received as gift” edition of the Video Game Visibility Project: a Quakecon 2014 headset. This year was the first Quakecon I’ve missed since 2009 (We had bought Forecastle Festival tickets before Qcon dates were announced, and they were the same dates) so a friend picked this up for me. This is actually a double whammy for Visibility Project, as it was a gift to a lady, from a lady.
Before I get into the required notes, a semi-related quandary: I’ve been debating if free shirts, as in promo items, such as from gaming events, count. I have several recent acquisitions in that vein, but every argument I can make for including them, I also can pick a hole in. If anyone has any opinions, let me know in the comments.
Now on to the matter at hand…
Notes for Quakecon 2014 Headset:
What: Logitech G430 Quakecon 2014 Headset.
Why I bought: This was a gift. A friend picked this up for me at Quakecon, because I didn’t get to go to Quakecon, and she is also awesome.
Where I bought it: Once again, it was a gift. I guess I should have thought more about this possibility when I was making up this form.
What it was like: I got this headset! I haven’t got to use it too much yet, but at first glance it seems pretty awesome. They even have cloth ear pieces rather than vinyl/fake leather-like. (I can’t abide non cloth ear pieces, they give me a rash.)
For more context, check out the original post Purchasing Gamer Girl Power, or The Video Games Visibility Project. Rules I made for myself are below.
– I must post a picture of everything gaming related I buy until my next birthday. That includes games, consoles, clothing, peripherals, gaming related books, whatever.
– Things that are purchased on my behalf also count. In the case that I receive a gaming related gift, I also have to post it, as my existence was a motivator for that purchase.
– If I buy something used I must still post it. I know that buying used is controversial in the industry, but part of the point is to collect an accurate picture of me as a consumer. If I buy so much used that it makes some one conclude that I’m not a good customer, so be it. I’m actually not sure if I buy a significant amount of used items, so its an experiment for me too.
– Both the product and me have to be visible in the picture.
– The picture has to be accompanied by some notes – what the product is, what motivated me to buy it, where I bought it, and a quick note about what the buying experience was like.
– I have to post the images and notes on my blog, categorized properly, and link up on Twitter and Facebook. (And Instagram if I can find a good way to do those posts since there isn’t full link functionality. ) I also have to #hashtag them, although that is something that will probably evolve, since I haven’t settled on what I think is a really perfect hashtag. #IAmACustomer? #PurchasingPower? #PurchasingGirlPower? Not sure. I will consider using sensationalist titles. 😉 (see title of this post.)
– If anyone else would like to do a similar project, or even just post a single pic, I encourage that and will link up, etc.