Alicia Alexandra (better known as by her online handle: EightBitBlonde) is a community and social media manager, podcaster, partnered streamer, and all-purpose geek originally from Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
She is passionate about fantasy novels from the late ’80s, games about nuclear wastelands, re-watching the same shows over and over again on Netflix and trying out new recipes in the kitchen.
She currently lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband, Adam (who she met playing Halo 4) and their rescue pets: a mutt named Penny and a kitten called Hex.
Partnered Streamer on Mixer
Alicia started streaming on Microsoft’s Mixer platform as EightBitBlonde in April of 2017 with the intention of sharing her passion with like-minded gamers while building a positive, casual space for viewers. In September she applied to the Mixer partnership program and was accepted.
“… an awesome and positive streamer whose community is welcoming and helpful. Eightbit plays a variety of games … and various indie gems that may go unfairly overlooked. She’s well worth a follow!” (via Windows Central)
She broadcasts four times a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) at 1:00pm Pacific and specializes in variety content on Xbox, playing everything from AAA FPSs to platforming indie titles.
Xbox MVP Award Winner (2018, 2019)
Late in 2018 Alicia was nominated for the Xbox MVP award and was officially brought into the program’s ranks on October 29th.
“Xbox MVPs are community leaders who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to helping others get the most out of their experience with Xbox products and services.”
The Xbox MVPs work closely with various Xbox production teams and offer feedback and insight on different parts of the brand’s ecosystem and user experience.
Podcast Cohost at Girls on Games
Finished college and interested in creating game-centric content, she joined Girls on Games, a Montreal-based video game and geek culture blog in July of 2014.
Once part of the Bell Media family, Girls on Games was featured across 13 media & radio station websites before the team decided to strike out on their own and starting the GoG Cast, a weekly podcast focused on game reviews, commentary, and community.
“Love the friendly voices around this digital table! They are all witty, honest and play all sorts of different games. I listen to them weekly to hear what they are playing, gamer news and how they feel about up coming titles.” (via Chartable)
As part of the Girls on Games team, Alicia has written game reviews as well as promotional and editorial pieces on various facets of games culture, covered and hosted events (both live and recorded) and created sponsored content for brands like Xbox Canada and Ubisoft Montreal.