Favorite Finds: December Edition

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As you've heard by now, Geek's Dream Girl will be closing up at the end of the month.  I'm sure I'm going to be pretty nostalgic next week, but for now, I'm just going to focus on the moment, mentioning some of the things I've been finding awesome and that I won't have time to talk about later. The Room Two You may have already played The Room, a delightfully spooky puzzle game from Fireproof Games available on iPad (among others).  The original game took me forever to complete, because I … [Read more...]

Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Crossover Goodness

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For someone who did not play much with Legos growing up (I'm an Earthling, I swear) I am surprisingly fond of the Lego games.  There's not much Lego nostalgia in it for me; they're just... cute.  And satisfying; they somehow manage to scratch that "break all the things" itch without being particularly violent.  Also, since most of the console games I enjoy tend to be primarily one-player affairs, I like that Lego, to me, is much better in co-op mode.  And, of course, I enjoy the movies that are … [Read more...]

Who Anniversary: Get Ready

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The 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who is drawing ever closer, and I for one am getting more and more excited (trust me, it's possible).  Many of my friends are preparing by brushing up on past episodes - specifically, rewatching the most recent season.  I don't think that's a bad idea at all (after all, Moffat's plots do get rather timey-wimey) but recall that the 50th Anniversary celebrates the entire history of Who, not just the last few seasons!  Here are a few other options to get into the Who … [Read more...]

Who History: New Developments in Missing Episodes

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After waiting so long for the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, time has seemingly sped up and it's almost crept up on me!  Even if you're staunchly avoiding spoilers and speculation, there's still plenty of Who-related news to be had: The anniversary will be simulcast in many countries, including on BBCAmerica in the US (I'm just assuming they're going to work out that East Coast/West Coast thing this one time).  Additionally, select theaters will be showing 3D versions of the Anniversary … [Read more...]

E’s New Favorite Board Game: Lords of Waterdeep (and Scoundrels of Skullport Expansion)

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For someone who is dating an award-winning board game designer, I have to admit that there aren't many board games that get me excited enough to want to play over and over again. I'm picky. Party games? Too goofy. Heavy games? Too many things to remember. Light games? Fun, but not enough to think about. That leaves a pretty small slice of board gaming that I enjoy. I love Lords of Waterdeep. A Vivid World and Story Attention was given to developing Waterdeep, its lords & ladies, and … [Read more...]

PAX Prime Panel: Fantasia: Music Evolved

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I've attended PAX East for the past few years, but this year I had the opportunity to attend the mother-con, PAX Prime.  Though there are dozens of panels to choose from, there was one caught my attention immediately: a panel about a collaboration between Harmonix and Disney's Fantasia.  Though I obviously knew about the other big Disney game of the year, I hadn't heard about this at all (I suppose my attention was diverted during E3).  But as a woman who loves Disney, loves Harmonix, loves … [Read more...]

The Things We Leave Behind: Why?

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A long time ago (the 1990s), when I was a freshman in high school, I decided to carry a McDonald's Happy Meal plastic pumpkin pail as a purse/pencil box.  I have no idea what possessed me to do this, but I thought it was adorable and funny (baby irony, I suppose).  When it was no longer the Halloween season, I spotted a tin Sailor Moon lunchbox at a store I loved.  I carried some form of lunchbox for the remainder of high school. Even as I write this, I cringe.  I associate the lunchbox purse … [Read more...]

Video Game: The Ultra-Super-Special Edition

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I recall a time, in the distant past, wherein it was a big deal to purchase a video game console and games.  Most of us mere mortals were content with that experience alone, but as with most technology, it quickly grew more diverse, more personal.  More expensive. For example, I didn't just have a Sega Game Gear - I had a cool carrying case for the device and the games, as well as the AC adaptor that tethered me to the wall whilst freeing me from mounds of spent batteries.  Soon, you could … [Read more...]

Pet Accessories: Geeking Out With Your Best Friend

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I'll level with you: it's been a long time since I've owned a pet.  "My cat" actually lives with my mother, and has since I went off to college; after that I didn't have the heart to uproot her.  Still, I'd feel weird getting another animal while "my cat" is still out there. All this to say, when I last dealt in animal accessories, I felt extra special that my cat had a purple collar instead of a standard red or blue one.  Well, times, they have a-changed.  Just as it's now way easier to find … [Read more...]

Hot Shots Golf Out of Bounds: The Sequel I Always Wanted

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A long time ago, in a galaxy far away, I landed upon a sort of Holy Grail of video games - a sports-themed one that I fully enjoyed, and understood the nuances of.  It actually even taught me something about the sport in question.  I hadn't had this much fun playing a "sports game" since, well, WCW Wrestling on the original Nintendo - or maybe even ever, since my WCW days were full of button-mashing.  And the name of this unicorn of a game?  Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, for GameCube. The game … [Read more...]