The Big List of Anime Conventions

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on June 6, 2014
The Big List of Anime Conventions

You might have seen my list of must-see geek conventions where I selected 17 excellent events from a variety of geekdoms such as video games, anime, and sci-fi. I received great feedback from you about the list, and readers wanted to see even more options across different types of conventions all over the globe. This …Read more

The Indie Strikes Back: Five indie games coming out in 2014 that will blow your mind

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on April 21, 2014
The Indie Strikes Back: Five indie games coming out in 2014 that will blow your mind

“Indie gaming” (games that are produced independent of a major publisher) has become a part of our gaming vernacular since 2009. There are two big reasons:   1) The rise of crowd-sourced funding through sites like Kickstarter has liberated developers to find money directly through their audience instead of pitching to a few big publishing …Read more

Google Wear’s Great Grandparents: A Brief History of Wearable Computers

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on April 15, 2014
Google Wear’s Great Grandparents: A Brief History of Wearable Computers

What felt like a utopian cyberpunk dream is now becoming reality: wearable computers is a topic on everyone’s lips. Last year we were introduced to Google Glass, the first commercially available optical head-mounted display–which, unfortunately, has since seen a decline in interest. Perhaps it was the wallet-busting price point at $1500, maybe it was the …Read more

Roundup: The Best Gaming Keyboards

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on March 26, 2014
Roundup: The Best Gaming Keyboards

It’s likely you’re not playing on your ideal gaming keyboard, and not just any old keyboard will do. In an earlier post we learned that little pieces of silicone can slow down your game progress, wireless keyboards aren’t all they’re cracked up to be, and what all those weird, extra keys on some keyboards are …Read more

Buying a Gaming Keyboard? Read This First.

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on March 24, 2014
Buying a Gaming Keyboard? Read This First.

Computer gaming is here to stay, and the technology you use to play those games can make or break your fun. Gaming keyboards are an essential part of the computer gaming experience. You don’t need to be a hardcore gamer to make the most of a good keyboard – and if you know what’s important …Read more

How to Get an Epic Win on Your Gamer New Year’s Resolution (or any resolution, really)

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on January 13, 2014
How to Get an Epic Win on Your Gamer New Year’s Resolution (or any resolution, really)

It’s that time of year again. New year’s resolutions. A clean slate brings newfound hope—we imagine our ideal self: healthier, smarter, kinder, wealthier. Read more books. Lose more weight. Wake up earlier. I’ll let you in on a little secret: the older I get, the more I enjoy the refreshed optimism of new year’s. Like …Read more

Easy last-minute gifts that will save the world (or at least make you feel good)

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on December 21, 2013
Easy last-minute gifts that will save the world (or at least make you feel good)

Zoinks! Less than a week left until Christmas and there’s still holiday shopping to do, huh? Are you allergic to anxious holiday shopping crowds? Don’t want to spend your last paycheck on overnight shipping? Refuse to succumb to consumer overindulgences by buying more clutter for the home? I hear you – most shopping options at …Read more

What’s the Deal with Free-To-Play Games?

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on October 31, 2013
What’s the Deal with Free-To-Play Games?

In a time before the Internet, you could play a digital game only if: 1. You hauled your pocket of quarters to the arcade so you could make progress on that one impossibly difficult game. 2. Your parents took you to the video game store and dropped $50 on a console version of that impossibly …Read more

A Day Made from Legos

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on October 29, 2013
A Day Made from Legos

Remember when you were a kid and you’d recreate cool objects using Legos? It was your imagination’s shortcut to owning whatever you wanted: swords, moon rovers, reptiles your parents wouldn’t let you keep as pets, and other adult things that kids can’t (or shouldn’t) own. Now that you’re an adult, you’re all about practical stuff. …Read more

Geeky Video Game Pumpkin Stencils and How To Carve Them

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on October 10, 2013
Geeky Video Game Pumpkin Stencils and How To Carve Them

You don’t need to be a natural-born artist to carve amazing Halloween pumpkins! Here are 10 geeky video game pumpkin stencils and instructions on how to carve them like an expert. How to carve a pumpkin Step 1: Gut your pumpkin and collect your supplies The most beautiful pumpkin carving photos in the world were …Read more

Hidden Designs Make Latest DC Bombshells Shine

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on September 20, 2013
Hidden Designs Make Latest DC Bombshells Shine

Whether you’re a comic book fan or model collector, there’s been buzz around the announcement of the D.C. Bombshells. Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Poison Ivy were given a World War II makeover in Ant Lucia’s take on bomber plane pinups.   The wait is almost over for the first three models in the series. Supergirl …Read more

Gaming Skills: Remodel your kitchen with 3D modeling

Posted by Lauren Hall-Stigerts on July 31, 2013
Gaming Skills: Remodel your kitchen with 3D modeling

We love playing games for many reasons. I love being inspired by the strong female characters. In fact, I’m so inspired that I learned how to create costumes to portray them at conventions. This got me thinking: what other skills have people learned thanks to games? How have people taken their passions offline? What creations …Read more