One of my favourite new video game websites is Rage Select out of Austin, TX. Born from the ashes of Spill.com’s Loading Bar video game podcast, Rage Select is a funny, irreverent and reliable source of video game opinion since they lack the strong industry ties of more established video game sites.
However, my absolute favourite thing on all of Rage Select is Sparkle Fandango. While most video game play though shows are about gaming prowess or journalistic discovery, Sparkle Fandango is all about having fun with your friends. And glitter. There’s a lot of glitter.
I love that Allison, Kristin, and Kayla (not to mention Sparkle FandanGuys Grant, Jason, and Jeff) aren’t hung up about being the BEST at a game. In fact, Kayla doesn’t seem particularly good at games at all. It’s more about the power that games have to bring people together, even if it’s more about talking about boys than collecting achievements.
I seriously just want to be best friends with all of them.
Collected below are some of my favourite Sparkle Fandango episodes to date:
That time Allison got to be a murder Pomeranian:
That time the girls used Mario Paint to make werewolf porn and Kayla smeared yogurt all over her face:
And finally, Kristin and Allison talk workout habits in Halloween costumes: