The Tale of Tiny Erin’s First Pokémon Cards

The Tale of Tiny Erin’s First Pokémon Cards

Today is Pokémon Day, the annual celebration of all our wonderful memories of the world of pocket monsters.

Twenty-two years ago today, Pokémon Red and Green came to the Game Boy for the first time, triggering an obsession that would span decades, age groups, and continents. The game title shows no sign of slowing down, even now, and whispers of a game for the Switch are keeping the spirit alive.

In honour of this momentous day, I thought I’d take the time and regale you of one girl’s first memory of Pokémon. So stay a while, and listen. Continue reading “The Tale of Tiny Erin’s First Pokémon Cards”

Music to My Ears: What I Listen to While Gaming

Music to My Ears: What I Listen to While Gaming

Random backstory tidbit about me: I am a very auditory person. I love background noise, music, rain sounds while I sleep—you name it.

So it comes as no surprise that the auditory aspects of gaming are a big deal for me. I love to have something in the background, and it all depends on the game—and what I’m doing—what I choose to listen to. Continue reading “Music to My Ears: What I Listen to While Gaming”

Why I Never Play Something Just Once

Why I Never Play Something Just Once

When I was a kid, I was obsessed with Disney movies.

I would watch them, enthralled, repeating them until I had every last word down—or, at least, in my childhood naivete and limited vocabulary, thought I did. There was just something magical about being able to recite every line with the characters as they happened; it was like my tiny self had convinced itself that by saying the lines, I could actually be Ariel. Continue reading “Why I Never Play Something Just Once”

Black Panther: A New Type of Hero

Black Panther: A New Type of Hero

I do, and always will, love Marvel movies.

Ever since my introduction to Iron Man 2 just a few years back, the studio’s many works of superheroian shenanigans have been among my favourites. It doesn’t matter that I’ve seen them all so many times; I’m always happy to watch them again.

Every now and again, Marvel likes to throw unexpected heroes into the mix. The first experiment, with the vaguely niche Guardians of the Galaxy, went over so well that they actually became a pseudo-flagship for the comic brand’s movie franchise.

Now, just a few months before Thanos touches down in Infinity War, Marvel is doing it again.

Tip: If you haven’t seen it yet, stop what you’re doing, go see it, and then pick up reading again at this point. There be spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Black Panther: A New Type of Hero”

Geeky Valentine: Sweet Ideas for Your Player One

Geeky Valentine: Sweet Ideas for Your Player One

One of my favourite things to do is find geeky ways to celebrate holidays.

Whether it’s a matching set of Super Mario sweaters for that tacky sweater party, or the perfect superhero getup for Halloween, there’s always a fun way to mix it up.

Valentine’s Day is no different. Continue reading “Geeky Valentine: Sweet Ideas for Your Player One”