Pokémon Let’s Go: A Girly Geek Review

Pokémon Let’s Go: A Girly Geek Review

Back in August last year, I was super excited about the prospect of the first Pokémon game to ever hit the Switch. There was a lot I was looking forward to; from the Pokéball Plus to playing multiplayer, and especially finally being able to walk around with my Pokémon again.

I kind of resigned myself to not being able to play it right away, because we didn’t have a Switch and because we didn’t have the money to buy ourselves one.

But then, for Christmas, I got one. And what was the first game I bought for it?

That’s right: Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee. Continue reading “Pokémon Let’s Go: A Girly Geek Review”

What I Think of Patch 4.4 So Far

What I Think of Patch 4.4 So Far

Last week, I had a nasty surprise on Monday morning. I went to log into Final Fantasy XIV, like I do every morning before work—and I couldn’t.

I had no one to blame but myself; I’d known there was maintenance coming, but I hadn’t been reading the handy notes that Square Enix had been putting up every time I logged in.

They tried to warn me; I just wasn’t having any of it. Continue reading “What I Think of Patch 4.4 So Far”

Struggles of a Gamer Couple

Struggles of a Gamer Couple

The first conversation I ever had with Shane was about superheroes.

We had just met online, and of course were looking to find things in common. He told me his favourite was Batman, and I told him my favourite was Iron Man.

He brought me Batman Lego on the first date, we started playing video games together on the third date, and we’ve been together ever since. Continue reading “Struggles of a Gamer Couple”

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”

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”