Fandom 5: My Most Anticipated Games from E3 2017

Jun 19, 2017

Hi friends! Now that E3 2017 is over and done with, I'm excited to chat with you all about some of the games that really caught my eye. While I can't wait for some of the bigger-name releases like Anthem and Sea of Thieves, I'm much more intrigued by these gorgeous indie games. This list in no way encompasses all of the incredible indie titles that we have to look forward to releasing within the next year, but here are a few that I'm super stoked about!

1) Laser League - Roll7/505 Games
This is the game I'm definitely most excited about right now. Laser League is a Tron-esque arcade multiplayer where your team captures beams of light in an attempt to fry the other team. Okay, so I know it's a little hard to figure out what this game is about based on the announcement trailer and my description alone, so check out a bit of the gameplay here. I love class-based games, and I think it'll be interesting to see what each class brings to the table when it comes to rolling around an arena to activate colorful lasers. It'll be open for beta testing this summer, and we can expect the finished version in 2018!

2) The Artful Escape of Francis Vendetti - Beethoven & Dinosaur/Annapurna Interactive
I don't know too much about The Artful Escape aside from the fact that it's so pretty! From this gameplay video, we can see that it's an action/adventure side-scroller with incredible graphics and a fun, rock opera soundtrack. Like, what more could I want in a game? It's all about a teen finding his own way in the world, and it looks like such a relaxing way to pass some time. No release date yet, but it'll launch when it's damn ready.

3) Ooblets - Glumberland/Double Fine Presents
There's literally nothing about Ooblets that I'm not looking forward to. It's all about collecting critters and living that small town life, and the art style is just to die for. It's so cute! Inspired by games like Harvest Moon, Animal Crossing, and Pokémon, you'll be able to customize your character, maintain your farm, run a little shop, train and battle ooblets, and go on all kinds of adventures. It's right up my alley, and I'm definitely a little bummed that I have to wait until next year to play it. Wishlist it on Steam here!

4) The Last Night - Odd Tales/Raw Fury
I know next to nothing about The Last Night at this point, but I don't care. According to its Steam page, it's a cinematic platformer set in a post-cyberpunk world where you play as Charlie, a lower-class citizen, as he navigates through his life. The art style is especially intriguing, combining 2D pixel art with gorgeous 3D backdrops. I've never seen a game quite like it, and I can't wait to try it out when it releases next year.

5) Griftlands - Klei Entertainment
Last but not least, I'm so excited about Griftlands! There isn't a ton of information out about it yet, but it's by the same company who released Don't Starve, which was a lot of fun. Griftlands is an action RPG with crazy cool cartoon graphics, and according to the developer, “everything is negotiable: money, loyalty—even morality.” It sounds really interesting, though I'm hoping we learn more about what the game involves before its release early 2018.

Over to you!

Which upcoming games are you most excited about? Are there any indie games that caught your eye at E3 2017? Let me know in the comments below!

Geeky Goodies: Rick and Morty

Jun 12, 2017

I'm not sure how I went so long without watching Rick and Morty, but I'm so glad that I finally have! My husband and I recently binged through the first two seasons and now we're itching for more. Sure, it's a little crass at times...but it's funny as hell and I absolutely love it.

The first episode of season 3 aired on April 1st, much to the surprise and joy of the fanbase. Unfortunately, there still isn't an update on when the rest of the season will air, but we can definitely expect to get schwifty this summer. Until then, check out Den of Geek's season 3 guide for all kinds of Rick and Morty fun. I, for one, can't wait for the Rickmobile to roll my way!

In the meantime, I'm having a lot of fun checking out all the goodies on Etsy. Here are just a few of my faves:

  1. Butter Robot Tattoo Flash Print | Miss Michelle Coffee
  2. Rick and Morty Women's Tank | Inkster Inc.
  3. Customizable Engraved Bracelet | Eclectic Reds Dallas
  4. Rick Sanchez Felt Clutch | Celmonster Design
  5. Mr. Meeseeks Vinyl Sticker | Mostly Stickers

Over to you!

Have you watched Rick and Morty yet? What's your favorite episode so far?

Fandom 5: Happy BFF Day!

Jun 8, 2017

Hey friends! Did you know that today is National Best Friends Day in the US? Be sure to tell your BFF that you think they're awesome! I'm lucky to have a few best friends in my life, and I wish that I could be spending the day with them instead of stuck at work, boo.

To celebrate the day, I wanted to chat a little bit about some of my favorite BFFs on television. There are so many funny, adorable, and downright badass best friends on TV that it was hard to narrow down my list, but I think I managed to pick my absolute favorites!

1) Ann & Leslie - Parks and Recreation
When I think of BFFs in pop culture, these two come to mind first. Leslie and Ann have such an epic friendship with lots of inside jokes and heart-wrenching moments. They're such different people, but they work well together and go so far out of their way to help the other time and time again. They're definitely #friendshipgoals.

2) Ash & Pikachu - Pokémon
Okay, I know the trainer/Pokémon relationship is a little complex (I mean, is it just me or does forcing your Pokémon to battle kind of suck?) but these two are totally BFFs. Ash cares about each of his Pokémon, but his bond with Pikachu is so special. Definitely makes me wish I had a Pokémon bestie of my own!

3) Rory & Lorelai - Gilmore Girls
Yes, they're related...but Rory and Lorelai are so much more than a mother and her daughter. While they both have their own sets of close friends, they were totally BFFs from the beginning. Although they went through some rough patches throughout the show, they always ended up closer as a result. Their sassy banter and snark give me life, and I'd be lying if I said I didn't want to hang out with these two every day.

4) Maka & Soul - Soul Eater
Maka and Soul's friendship is so dang fun to watch! They're both stubborn, and although they bicker often, they also care deeply for each other. Watching them grow into powerful partners while developing a strong friendship was super rewarding, so much so that I've managed to watch this anime more times than I remember=P

5) Troy & Abed - Community
Who isn't crazy about Troy and Abed's bromance? They're hilarious! I love that they're (almost) always on the same wavelength, and how cool is it that they're always down to try each other's bizarro ideas? They're basically perfect for each other.

Bonus! All the Friends

I know this is cheating, but I couldn't do a BFFs list without including my favorite friends! Yeah yeah, I know they're a bit dysfunctional, but I don't care. I have a feeling that if we were to look into the Friends universe now, thirteen years after the finale, we'd still see the group hanging out all together and laughing it up.

Over to you!

Are there any BFFs on TV that you'd add to the list? Let me know in the comments below!

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