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Geek Life

Five Geeky Loves I Just Don’t ‘Get’

Five Geeky Loves I Don't Get

I’d been working on a version of this post for a while now, but I wasn’t sure how to do it without coming off as a horrible, curmudgeonly hater. However, when I saw Neri’s post on Mama Needs Mana about the geeky loves she doesn’t “get”, I figured it would be okay. This post is intended as a light-hearted look at the variety of geekdom, as it’s only natural that not all things that are considered “geeky” will appeal to…

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Style & Gift Guides

Valentine’s Gift Guide 2014

Full Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Making purchases from these links may result in a commission for this site so that I can buy cat litter. You can learn more about my disclosure policy here. As is traditional this time of year, I’ve gone ahead and put together a little gift guide for Valentine’s Day. As usual, all items in the gift guide come from Etsy and I included items for boys and girls alike. Gamerwife Valentine’s Gift Guide…

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Video Games

Sparkle Fandango

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…

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Geek Life

Loot Crate

I’d been seeing Loot Crate reviews popping up around geek-blogging circles and after checking it out and discovering that the service was newly available in Canada, I decided to give it a shot. Unlike some geek bloggers, I was not offered a free box, so I ponied up my own $25 (after a $5 rebate on my first month), to see what all the fuss was about. I’ll admit I was a skeptical to start with, but when I heard…

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Adventures Video Games

WIGI and Pixelles Social

Man, I have been such a busy little butterfly the last couple of weeks, going to concerts, workshops, competitions, and this week I went to the very first social sponsored by the newly founded Montreal chapter of Women in Games International (WIGI). The event was actually co-sponsored by Pixelles, a local organization founded to help women who want to get into making games through workshops and mentorships. Since both organizations support causes I strongly believe in my attendance was basically…

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