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Geek boxes, Infinity Crates

Infinity Crates May 2016 Review

In my quest of searching for more geeky subscription boxes, I’ve had a rather tough time. Boxes I’d love to try don’t ship to my country, so I have to search really hard. However, I have came across Infinity Crates. This UK based service offers a few options – Classic Crate, Premium Crate, Kids Crate and T-shirt only Crate. Continue Reading

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Gifts, Video Gaming Merchandise

New Feature: Gaming Gift Ideas

If you’ve been a frequent or semi-frequent visitor to my little blog, you probably noticed that I haven’t updated in a couple of weeks. The reason is simple. I have been working on an exciting new feature for the website, coding away in my free time until the late hours of the night.  🙂 As the title of this post reveals, I have added a new section for the website called Gaming Gift Ideas. Continue Reading

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Action Figures, DIY tutorials, Video Gaming Merchandise

How to Make Yarny from Unravel Game

There’s times when you can’t afford any new gaming merchandise and that’s okay! If you’re a bit crafty, with a few inexpensive supplies you can make some great things! In this post I’ll show you how to make Yarny from the game Unravel. Yarny is a cute little figure made out of single piece or yarn which unravels as he travels through the environment. Continue Reading

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Assassin's Creed, Bags, Product Reviews, Video Gaming Merchandise

Assassin’s Creed Messenger Bag Review

If you’ve been on my blog before, you know that I have some pretty awesome friends. Last Christmas I got spoiled with a Assassin’s Creed Connor wallet and art book, but I also got this great Altair style Assassin’s Creed messenger bag (official product). I know that from photos it’s really hard to visualize how much stuff you can put it and what all the materials are, so I’ll do my best to give you an honest and complete review. Continue Reading

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Interviews

Twitch Streamer Interview – EBoy87

I met EBoy87 on a Twitch livestream over a year ago and since then we have become good friends. Since he’s currently planning to make a 24-hour charity livestream, I wanted to sit down with him and ask about his experience with livestreaming on Twitch.

EBoy87 will be rising money for the Cancer Reasearch UK Relay for Life on 30th April 2016. If you want to pop in and say hi (or even donate to this worthy cause!), make sure to visit his Twitch.tv channel. Continue Reading

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Action Figures, Something to think about, Video Gaming Merchandise

Unboxing Action Figures and Memorabilia…or Not?

Oh, yes, it’s that time again! Time to pick this debate back up and add my own 5 cents. I’m well aware this debate has been going around ever since people started collecting memorabilia. Besides the old question why do we collect memorabilia, there’s also the question of unboxing action figures and memorabilia. Some people are for it, some people strongly against and it has caused quite a few fights among the internet folks. Continue Reading

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Action Figures, Video Gaming Merchandise

Mass Effect Action Figures

Mass Effect is a popular sci-fi action RPG game developed by BioWare first released in 2007 for Xbox 360. The first three games set in distant future revolve around the main character, Commander Shepard (player can choose female or male). Mass Effect 3 ended Shepard’s trilogy but there’s a new Mass Effect in works with new characters.

I’ve put together a list of the most popular Mass Effect action figures, based on user reviews. Get your geek on! Continue Reading

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Custom Merchandise, Video Gaming Merchandise

How to Create Your Own T-Shirt Online? Easy!

Have you designed a great fan art of your favorite video game and think it would look great on something like a t-shirt, hoodie, mug or perhaps a tote bag? Thanks to the internet now you don’t have to search for a printing service in your city. Instead, you can create your own t-shirt online very easily from the comfort of your own home (and maybe earn a few dollars)!

I’ve picked a selection of several print on demand (POD) services which I have used in the past. I’ve listed pros and cons of each service from my perspective. The list is in no particular order. Continue Reading

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Assassin's Creed, Books, Product Reviews, Video Gaming Merchandise

Assassin’s Creed: The Complete Visual History Review

As you may or may not know,  I like Assassin’s Creed *and* I have the best friends ever. My friend E. gifted me the Assassin’s Creed: The Complete Visual History book for Christmas 2015 and I have to tell you, it’s completely stunning. I have never owned a concept art book of anything and I always assumed such things were only filled with pictures.

Oh, how wrong I was.

If you want to see what’s inside, come with me… Continue Reading

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T-Shirts & Hoodies, Video Gaming Merchandise

6+6 Legend of Zelda T-Shirts and Hoodies

The Legend of Zelda is probably one of the most famous video game series of all time. It has been first released by Nintendo in 1986 and since then the series expanded into 18 more games and spin offs, including a TV show and manga adaptations. This fantasy action-adventure game centers around the character of Link, whose aim is to save Princess Zelda and the land of Hyrule against Ganondorf/Ganon and other monsters.

In this article I picked 12 Legend of Zelda t-shirts and hoodies that I personally liked (it was really tough to just choose 6 of each though!). Most of these on the list are fanmade but I have put one or two official apparel in there as well. Continue Reading

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Video Gaming Merchandise

Where Can I Buy Video Gaming Merchandise?

The internet hosts literally thousands upon thousands of web stores. Usually it’s not extremely difficult to find what you are looking for and the same applies also to video gaming merchandise. There are many shops that offer such products; large portals which sell everything and also niche specific e-stores.

At this day and age the internet also gives the opportunity to be creative for individuals, so aside from official merchandise, there are people who design t-shirts, handmade jewelry, costumes, etc.

In this post I’ll show you four of my favorite stores that I like to visit for both official and unofficial gaming merchandise. Even when I’m limited by my bank account, I always like to visit to see what’s new and just browse and bookmark products that I’m interested in. Continue Reading

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Geek boxes, Lootcrate, Product Reviews, Video Gaming Merchandise

Loot Crate February 2016 Review – Very Dead

My good friend R., who is a long term Loot Crate subscriber, offered me to test one out for free. So I did and ordered the Loot Crate for February 2016. February’s theme was aptly named ‘dead’ and I will tell you why in a moment (I feel like the image above is descriptive enough though).

For those of you who are not familiar with Loot Crate, it’s basically a subscription service, where you can get geeky gaming gear and merchandise. You can pick among several of Loot Crates to subscribe to (for example the standard Loot Crate, Loot Crate Anime for anime merchandise, Loot Crate Pets with stuff for your dog, Loot Crate Gaming, etc.). Every month there’s a special theme but you don’t know what is in the box that will arrive to your doorstep until you open it. Continue Reading

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Minecraft, Video Games

List of 5 Minecraft Monsters You Don’t Want to Meet

I have to be honest; my first introduction to Minecraft on PC was not a positive one. My friend at university linked me the game and I tried it. I didn’t like it at all, from the blockiness to the pixellated graphics and an unknown purpose. I died by mining straight down. So any interest in a list of monsters or things to do was never really there.

Fast forward a couple of years and I somehow find my way to the game again. Except this time I got hooked BIG TIME. I found a great friendly server and then spent hours, days and months of gameplay on there, building cities, mining diamonds and getting killed in PvP events (fun times!).

One thing that is constant in Minecraft no matter the update: monsters. This is not a complete list of all Minecraft monsters but here’s 5 of the most annoying ones in no particular order. They have always been a huge pain in my blocky backside. Ready? Let’s go! Continue Reading

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Something to think about, Video Games, Video Gaming Merchandise

Why Do We Collect Video Game Memorabilia – An Insight Into One’s Mind

Firstly, let me warn you that this post is in no way a psychological research. I’m not a scientist and don’t claim to be one, so this post is only an insight into my (and others) mind. I bet if you searched around the web, you could find some articles and scientific reports on why we collect things done by proper scientists.

Secondly, I feel the real life experience described in this article could be applied for other memorabilia, not just video game ones. But since this is a video games related blog, I’ll stick with what I love. 🙂

That’s that for a disclaimer. Now for the real stuff. Continue Reading

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Assassin's Creed, Product Reviews, Video Gaming Merchandise

Assassin’s Creed 3 Connor Wallet Review

Product: Assassin’s Creed 3 Connor Tri-Fold Wallet
Type:
Official licensed product
Place to buy: Amazon
Price: $28.99 + shipping fees
Guarantee: 100 day return policy
Dimensions (l x h x w) : 12.1 cm x 9.8 cm x 2.4 cm (folded)
My rating: 10/10

Last Christmas I received an unexpected gift from my friend – this wonderful Assassin’s Creed 3 leather wallet inspired by the main protagonist Connor/Ratonhnhaké:ton. It is no secret that I absolutely love the game and it is my absolute favourite of the franchise. I was so surprised and delighted, as you can imagine. Continue Reading

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Something to think about, Video Games

Girls don’t play video games…or do they?

This is a myth.

Of course there are girls who don’t play video games but same can be said for boys. Some people have no interest in them no matter what gender they are. The truth is, you can say that just about anything. Sports, gardening, hand crafts, cars, etc. Video games is nothing different. It’s just the marketing that has thrown society off to believe that video gaming is a male dominated industry. Continue Reading