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League of Legends PAXEast Skin Giveaway!

ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED.  The guys over at Riot treated us fans to some great skins as usual this PAX! I snagged a few extra to give out for free to my fellow players. I have a few copies of Arcade Hecarim – Riot Blitzcrank – Arctic Varus – Riot Ward Skin I’ve done this…

PaxEast 2014 Report – Pre-Pax Shenanigans Pt.2

Thursday is always the unofficially official “Day 1” for any expo – most attendees have landed and checked in and are looking for ways to connect and have a little fun before the actual convention starts. There were a slew of options for anybody who wanted to have a good time yesterday! I partook in…

PaxEast Report 2014 – Pre-Pax Shenanigans Part. 1

One of the biggest pros to being a local in a host city (or earlybird) for PAX is the ability to partake in all the great pre-expo events put on by the community – and boy do they know how to kick things off right! There’s a plethora of pre-PAX events to go to, more…

Game of Thrones – Arya and Sansa – Why love one but hate the other?

GOT Show spoiler warning. Relatively book-safe, minus some excluded scenes. I’ll start by saying that I love both Arya and Sansa as characters – both are refreshingly complex and multidimensional young women who are deeply explored and beautifully acted in this epic series. I believe very strongly in Ned’s words that his daughters are two…

How the internet has made us immortal.

Amid the chaos that is the battle for privacy in regards to just how much info on each of us is out there and who has access to it, there is one little silver lining, a teeny tiny blossom poking through the smog, that I think a lot of us haven’t really thought much about,…

League of Legends Vel’koz Review

With Vel’koz being free last week, I finally got to play him a few times in ARAM and found myself surprisingly delighted with his unique play style. I was skeptical at first since Riot pins him as difficult to play, but after a few rounds of messing with his combo order it turns out he’s…

Frozen’s Elsa Character Analysis – We Are All Elsa

(Warning: Mild Spoilers. ) I want to talk today about one of the most amazing characters to be cranked out of Disney. Queen Elsa. Though she has definitely been embraced by the LGBT community, in a very strong way she also represents anyone who has ever had to suppress a part of their true nature.…

EvE Online – Let’s Talk About EvE Appeal

EVE Online is an interesting game. It’s been called everything from the greatest sci-fi game to ever exist to the world’s most graphic intensive spreadsheet. Developers CCP brag 500,000 active members (average 30-50k concurrent players)  which is impressive for a universe of this size. There is only one, extremely vast server (the galaxy) where players…

Four Reasons Why I Won’t Boycott PAX

Why this geek won’t Boycott PAX 2013 wasn’t a particularly good year for Penny Arcade, Inc’s image. After a relatively peaceful  PAX-East and flagship PAX-Aus, there was another Dickwolves flair up that got sparked again at PAX Prime, and the ensuing fallout was pretty intense. There are lots of people, former and current fans alike,…

Ingress Game Review – Android

When people talk about mobile gaming, we often think of things like Candy Crush or Angry Birds. And when we talk about mobile gaming with other people, buddies or strangers, at most we recall Words / Draw with Friends. Certainly, the thought of a wide-scale (global) mmo doesn’t necessarily come to mind. Sure, they exist.…