Sometimes movies are so cheesy and terrible that they end up being cult classics. This is exactly what happened with Sharknado. I watched that movie with my daughter one night because she is both afraid and interested in both sharks and tornados.
I spent so many hours playing The Oregon Trail back in the day. Regardless, I always, always died of dysentery. In fact, I don’t think anyone in the history of 6th grade beat that game. If you feel like getting dysentery in the form of a card game rather than an old and pixelated video game, you now can.
One of my all-time favorite video games is Civilization V. The ability to build an empire and take it from the stone ages up to space flight is incredibly fun. I had high hopes for Civilization: Beyond Earth but that game turned out to be pretty crappy.
Having grown up playing Dungeons & Dragons with my cousins, I can tell you from experience that the game is quite fun and infuriating at the same time. It really depends on how big an a-hole your dungeon master is.
Mortal Kombat was one of the most popular games in the arcade back in the day. It seemed like every time I went I ended up standing in line to play. I can also remember entering lots of cheat codes on the Super Nintendo version, I still remember one cheat code as up, down, left, right, left, right, A,B, B, A – but I forget what game it was for.
The board game Monopoly is an American icon. It’s all about rolling some dice, moving some weird metal game pieces, randomly landing on properties, buying them and charging other suckers who land on them. It’s capitalism at it’s finest.
I’m not sure how I missed the resemblance between Fallout 4’s Paladin Danse and Toy Story’s Buzz Lightyear. Now that this mod has turned up painting his power armor green, white, and giving Danse a purple head covering, I’m surprised I missed it.
I’m a big fan of Fallout and have played the series for years. I’m Jonesing badly to get hands on Fallout 4, but I haven’t had time yet. ThinkGeek has some cool new collectibles that will be perfect stocking stuffers for Fallout fans.
Hello Kitty is on all the things. I’ve seen the kitty on toilet seats, fire extinguishers, contact lenses, sex toys, Darth Vader, and just about everything in between. Now we have a Hello Kitty rifle – or at least a digital facsimile.
There are more board and card games out there than you can shake a stick at. Some of them are cool and mainstream, others are obscure and nerdy. A new game is on Kickstarter now seeking funding and if you love chemistry, you want to buy it.
I’m a fan of board games and have been since I was a kid. I particularly like special editions of board games that bring a new dimension to the traditional game. This Cthulhu version of Yahtzee is a perfect example.
Normally an arcade cabinet has a bunch of buttons and big red-tipped joysticks. When it comes to a League of Legends arcade cabinet, you get a mouse and keyboard to play. Let’s face it, playing a modern RPG without a mouse and keyboard would suck.
Geeks can be a strange lot. Take this eBay auction. It’s for a plethora of old SNES game cartridges. The vast majority of them are all for one game. I’m not sure why you would want multiple copies of a single game, but whatevs.