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Meet the Reader: Miffi-Lou

Birthday girl.

She’s (yes, she’s one of the few female TSA members) been lurking around on TSA for a while now, and following Ashw92’s Meet the Reader a fortnight ago, he’s managed to persuade her to do her own interview. Say hello to Miffi-Lou.

Firm friends: Miffy the Dutch rabbit, and Pippin the cockatiel.

As always we start off with: Who are you, how old are you and where do you come from?

Well… my real name is Mafalda de Andrade Lourenco, but no one uses that except my mum. I’m known by everyone as Miffi. I’ve even managed to embarrass myself by introducing myself as sounding like the rabbit Miffy, and then hopping up and down… I was drunk though.

I’m 20, just, and originally from Portugal, but moved to England when I was 7.

That must have been quite an introduction! You’ve only just turned 20? It’s either that, or you’re about to turn 21.

Yeah, 20 on Friday! I don’t feel mature enough to not be a teenager anymore!

I think you only have to stop being a “teenager” at 21, not 20. Happy Birthday! I assume you had a good day and night?

Oh good. I’ve got another year then!

Thank you. I had a great time. I got homemade cookies, yum! I went for a meal as well, and to see The Artist.

Sounds lovely and relaxed. Now obviously, you’re here because you like gaming, (and Ash managed to persuade you). So how did you first start gaming?

Well, my first gaming experience was with a Game Boy Colour and Pokémon Gold I bought from Cash Converters when I was 9, but I had to buy it myself. It doesn’t get much more exciting for a while after that.

That sounds like you had to work hard for your Game Boy!

Yeah, I did.

My first proper console experience was my cousin’s N64, and then his GameCube which he wouldn’t let me play, so I used it when he was out! Many years later I bought that GameCube off him for a fiver, but he gave me no games and nowhere stocked new ones anymore, so I had to buy more second hand. I mainly played Zelda and Mario Kart over and over though.

The GameCube had some pretty good games on it, I remember. Yes, there’s always Zelda and Mario Kart, but did you pick up things like Metroid Prime or Resident Evil 4? Somewhat darker games.

No, because I couldn’t afford them! I remember borrowing the Donkey Konga bongos game once… that’s about as exciting as it got back then!

The first time I was able to actually play up to date games was when I got my Wii. I mainly played Mario games as well as Zelda and a few others. It was during my Wii days that i got hooked on Guitar Hero 3.

Haha. Are you still into the Guitar Hero, or whatever it’s called now, and Rock Band style games? They’ve sort of died out lately.

Yeah, I switched over to Rock Band when I met Ashley. The only problem was I got him all the trophys on his account, and don’t want to have to go through it all again on my own PSN account. I don’t want to do endless setlist twice! I haven’t really played it all lately, though. Too many other games.

I can imagine you wouldn’t want to do that a second time! So, was it Ashley that introduced you to the PlayStation 3 and world away from Nintendo? What kind of games do you play these days?

Yeah definitely. I love a game with a great story now and I dont just play über-friendly games anymore, violence is good! You get a lot more satisfaction shooting someone in the face than you do jumping on their head!

I am restricted by what Ash wants, as it is his PS3, but we generally enjoy the same games anyway, like Uncharted, Assassins Creed, CoD and God of War.

Yes, Ash did say you like violence…  Speaking of God of War, have you and he gone back and explored some of the PS2 games being given HD treatments?

I started with the remastered PS2 games. Ash wanted GoW3 so decided to get the other first and that was when the PS3 theft began! Got the PSP collection as well and really enjoyed all of them.

I do have my own PS Vita now. Hurrah! And guess what… it wasn’t second hand! Woo!

How have you been enjoying the Vita? There were so many big name games at launch, so what did you pick up?

I love the Vita. I got Little Deviants and Rayman with it, then got hooked on MotorStorm: RC something terrible, and began swearing a lot. I’m pretty sure I made up some new swear words in the process. However, Ash has told me that I have beaten one or two of your times so that makes me happy!

I picked up Uncharted: Golden Abyss the other day and really enjoying it. I’m already on my third playthrough. The Sixaxis aiming makes it much easier to use.

He’s beaten my times? I’ll have to sort that out later on…

No I mean that I have beaten you. He’s friends with both us so can see them. I usually suck at driving games so I’m happy with that!

Oh, that’s worthy of a facepalm. I read that completely wrong. I’ll have to add you on PSN now, so I can fix that.

Oh no! Well, it was fun while it lasted.

Sounds like you’ve got a good little selection of games. What are you looking forward to on it, and on the PS3 later this year?

Really looking forward to The Last of Us. The shots look amazing and its a really clever way of not just spouting out another zombie game. It looks like it will have some originality. Bioshock Infinite looks good too, and hopefully will be less scary than the other two.

On the Vita I’m really excited for LittleBigPlanet. I like the idea of buying a game with the potential to have thousands of other games inside it.

I’m not sure Bioshock Infinite will be less scary. It might be brighter and more open looking, but it seems just as tense and atmospheric…


So I take it you’re not into scary stuff?

I like scary stuff but I get way too immersed into it so when there is a jumpy moment the controller takes flight!

The TV-saving wrist straps for the Wiimote and Move come in handy sometimes.


Now time for one of the tougher questions: what is your favourite game of all time?

Oh no. I really just don’t know. I like too many games and can’t narrow it down. My favourite series’ are Assassin’s Creed and Zelda, but I couldn’t say any one of them was my favourite game. I’m way too indecisive!

Is it quite safe to say you like this sort of open world adventure?

Yeah. I like to explore.

  1. Death_In_Flamez
    Since: Feb 2011

    Happy birthday!!!! Nice to meet you Miffi and I’ll just say that is an awesome name :P

    Comment posted on 04/03/2012 at 10:15.
    • miffi-lou
      Since: Oct 2010

      Thank you twice times :D

      Comment posted on 04/03/2012 at 12:47.
  2. Deathbrin
    Since: Aug 2009

    Nice to meet you, not that i recognize you from TSA comments or anything; it was actually quite a surprise. You’ve been lurking well i guess!

    Comment posted on 04/03/2012 at 10:21.
    • yogdog
      Since: Feb 2010

      I’ve seen her pop up a few times here and there, nice to meet you Miffi :)

      Comment posted on 04/03/2012 at 10:23.
    • miffi-lou
      Since: Oct 2010

      Thanks. Lurking in the depths is a skill of mine, i should have jaws music in the background when im on here :P
      and thanks to yogdog too :D

      Comment posted on 04/03/2012 at 12:53.
  3. bunimomike
    Since: Jul 2009

    Awesome, Miffi! Great MtR and very good to read about your gaming habits as a couple. The violence is a worry but you hopefully live far, far away. That’s quite the level of violence you fancy. 8-)

    Also, can we pretend Pippin is a cockatoo. Far funnier jokes available. :-p

    Comment posted on 04/03/2012 at 10:44.
    • miffi-lou
      Since: Oct 2010

      Cheers :D. ah well you see people need to stay on my good side :P. if it makes you happy you can say its a cockatoo i want to hear them jokes though lol

      Comment posted on 04/03/2012 at 13:02.
  4. McProley
    Since: Aug 2011

    Great ti meet you Miffi :)

    Comment posted on 04/03/2012 at 11:01.
  5. PoolieMike
    Since: Oct 2008

    Oddly enough, I used to watch Miffy every day on TV when I got home from school.

    …when I was 15.

    Comment posted on 04/03/2012 at 11:04.
    • miffi-lou
      Since: Oct 2010

      Ive watched it too i also get gifted miffy stuff even now, i got some socks and stuff. height of cool ;D

      Comment posted on 04/03/2012 at 13:08.
  6. Nylon_Angel
    Since: Jul 2010

    great to hear from other girl players, there is more of us than you think.

    Comment posted on 04/03/2012 at 11:12.
    • bunimomike
      Since: Jul 2009

      Expect an email from tef! :-p

      Comment posted on 04/03/2012 at 11:20.
      • yogdog
        Since: Feb 2010

        Tef gets all the girls.

        Comment posted on 04/03/2012 at 11:45.
      • bunimomike
        Since: Jul 2009

        Like Adam.

        Comment posted on 04/03/2012 at 12:13.
      • teflon
        Community Team
        Since: May 2009

        Wait, are you trying to say that I get all the girls and that Adam is a girl, or that Adam too gets all the girls?

        Not that either makes any sense! :P

        Comment posted on 04/03/2012 at 15:10.
  7. MadJunkBoy
    Since: Aug 2010

    nice read and nice to meet u Miffi =D *waves*
    and no this wasn’t dull at all! =)
    and even though u don’t think u can say something “smart” or “great” in the forums, but it’s always nice to hear everyones opinions…
    and everyones posts may not be perfect but it can put a smile to lots of faces :P
    hope to see more of ya in the forums in the future =D

    Comment posted on 04/03/2012 at 13:14.
    • miffi-lou
      Since: Oct 2010

      Hello! *waves back*
      really? Oh good i was worried….
      I’ll have to try harder in the future :D

      Comment posted on 04/03/2012 at 14:08.
  8. ashw92
    Since: Aug 2010

    That’s was a great read. Told you that you wouldn’t be dull. I’m glad I managed to convince you.
    and oh yeah Hi Miffi, nice to meet you ;-)

    Comment posted on 04/03/2012 at 14:14.
  9. TSBonyman
    Since: Dec 2009

    Muito prazer em conhecê-la , Miffi-lou ! :)

    Comment posted on 04/03/2012 at 14:35.
    • miffi-lou
      Since: Oct 2010

      Muito obrigada :D

      Comment posted on 04/03/2012 at 16:48.
  10. Foxhound_Solid
    Is a smart cookie.
    Since: Dec 2009

    Great read and Howdy :-)

    Comment posted on 04/03/2012 at 15:21.

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