I’m one of those people that loves Christmas. Sitting in your home with little fairy lights and candles, a warm mug of hot chocolate milk with a snugly onesie on while it’s cold outside. Buying the most awesome presents for friends and family and see the smiles on their faces when it’s boxing day. And of course, don’t forget all the good food and tasty Christmas treats. And it doesn’t stop there, nope, even my favourite games are bringing Christmas spirit into my world.
Are you ready to find the perfect umbrella?
I don’t know it is the same in you country, but here in the Netherlands it’s like Link plays his song of storms every day! The moment I wake up the sound of rain drops hitting the roof has me already pissed off. Why? Because the second I step out of the door I’m looking like a drowned kitten. No. Not the cute kind. Imagine the eyeliner running over my face. So more of a demonic drowned creature of the night. I think you get the point. It’s not a pretty sight. But that, my dear friends, is about to change! Because on this rainy day I have decided to look at some geeky umbrellas.
So here I go. I’ve made a bowl of cereal and put on World of Warcraft ‘The ultimate Journey’ (A relaxing music compilation) on YouTube and start my Google search for the perfect umbrella. And boy, have I found some amazing ones. I still haven’t decided which one to order, so let me know which one is your favourite in the comments to help a girl out!
Sucker for survival games
So I’m a sucker for survival games! Maybe it’s just satisfying for my primal side or maybe it’s the thrill of having danger lurking around each corner. All I know is that I just love to play this genre of games. My favourite aspect about these games is the fact that you’re playing together to build an awesome base and trying survive every threat that crosses your path. Personally I’m a real gatherer. I’m always out in the unknown lands to get the materials our group needs to build and craft. I rather leave the actual building or shooting enemies up to other people from my group. I’d just simply suck when it comes to those kind of things. Right now there is a handful of games I love to play with my friends. In this blog you can read about my love for Ark: Survival Evolved, a game that everybody NEEDS to play!
Are you ready for Gamescom 2017?!
It is August and it is that time of the year again. The time that our gamerhearts have been waiting for. What are we talking about? Well about Gamescom 2017 obviously! For those of you that have never heared about this event here is a small introduction. Gamescom is a huge 4 days (5 days if you include the day just for the press) gaming convention in Köln (Cologne) Germany. While visiting this event you can play all sorts of upcoming games and expansions, watch presentations, watch the pro’s play, just wander the halls and look at some amazing cosplay or hunt for some exclusive goodies! How exciting is that? Are you going to attend or thinking of attending Gamescom 2017? Let us know in a comment below. Maybe we will see you there? But first make sure to check out our very, very important packing list. You better be prepared!
The struggle is real… But not anymore!
Girl Gamer Galaxy has teamed up with Dirtees by creating a ‘Girl Gamer Galaxy’s geeky t-shirts selection’. Why? Because we geeky girls all know the struggle. We finally find that awesome t-shirt for our fandom and then it turns out it is only available for men. Annoying! We girls do get creative though. For example we buy a smaller size, roll up the sleeves or even grab some scissors and start cutting up our new favourite male shirt to make it look more fashionable. Luckily we don’t need to worry about not finding geeky shirt specially made for women anymore. Because Girl Gamer Galaxy picked an awesome selection of t-shirts for women that is available at Dirtees. We have got your back!
Meet Diana owner of DumeeGamer.com
Hello fellow Girl Gamers,
My name is Diana Adams-Dumee and I’m the owner and founder of game website DumeeGamer.com and also of the brand new company Sparkly Unicorn.
I’m a thirty-something lady and to be honest almost a fourty-something lady. My first game console was the CBS ColecoVision (back in the eighties) After that the NES entered my family home. It was during those years I lost my heart to video games. Legend of Zelda was my all time favorite and I still play it nowadays. I have to admit after the PS1 (Resident Evil!!) I didn’t play that much video games anymore. For about ten years I was more interested in spending time with my friends and going out. And I still do :). But seven years ago when the Wii and PS3 hit the market, I was wondering what the developers had to offer nowadays. I started with the God of War and Uncharted series and never laid down the controller anymore.
Time to slay some titan’s in Mikasa Ackerman style
In this wardrobe wishes series we already had two sets inspired by powerfull women Sansa Stark and Lighting. Now it’s time to take the toughness to the next level with our favorite titan slayer Mikasa Ackerman. She might just look like the girl next door, but this is where you are wrong! She is a badass and has earned the respect of her peers. We love her because she knows no fear and faces some gruesome titans. Yet she always does this in style, wearing her iconic red scarf in every battle she encounters.
This world is merciless, and it’s also very beautiful.
Mikasa Ackerman has a simple and down to earth look. But her outfit is so awesome that we could wear it every week! Earth tones combined with a statement piece make her look very wearable. Wether you are in school, at work or just hanging around with friends. Do you want to look like a fearless titan slayer? Check out the items for the set below.
So it’s almost Valentine’s day, a special day to show our love and affection towards our significant other a little bit more than usual. We (Girl Gamer Galaxy) obviously like to celebrate Valentine’s Day the geeky way. No idea how to have a Geeky Valentine’s Day? No worries! We have some awesome ideas and tips for you!
Valentine’s Day and romantic cards go together like chocolate chip cookies and milk. ‘They just belong together’. Ofcourse these days we can share our romantic Valentine cards on social media. And guess what? The internet is filled with a whole lot of cute options. To make it even easier for you, we’ve made an entire gallery with all kinds of cute cards for you to share with your secret crush or beloved partner:
The fastest way to someone’s heart is through the stomach!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So to start your Valentine’s Day properly, we recommend you plan the perfect morning meal in bed. This is a great way to show your love and affection. It is time to surprise your love with a homemade geeky breakfast. On the World Wide Web you can find some pretty cool stuff, perfect for the occasion. For example: There are different kinds of toasters or waffle makers for the geekiest of geeks amongst us (Who doesn’t want some Pac-Man toast?!). Yoda green tea or a cappuccino decorated with some chocolate syrup in the shape of his or her favourite character makes the perfect Valentine breakfast beverage. Does your significant other prefer a cold drink in the morning? No worries, just take some red fruit juice and serve it in a nice bottle to make it look like a health-potion.
Time for some entertainment
How you like to spent your Valentine’s Day is totally up to you. We like to spend it the more old fashioned way and go to the cinema. Lucky for us there are some nice and geeky movies playing in theaters right now:
- Resident Evil The Final Chapter
- Assassin’s Creed
- Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
- The Lego Batman Movie
For a short list of (upcoming) live action movies based on anime or games take a look here.
Take your sweetheart to the Arcade!
If going to the cinema isn’t quite your cup of tea (because you prefer to actually play games together) then the arcade hall might be the spot for you. You can have some fun playing on the arcade machines against or (preferably) with your date. There are a lot of multiplayer games, so you can surely find some games you both enjoy. And if your arcade works with prices, you can set a goal to get enough points and work hard to win a lovely Valentine’s Day gift. This way you have your prices to remind you of your awesome day together.
Play your own game IRL
For all the creative people out there it could also be a cool idea to make your own game to play on Valentine’s Day. You can make some cards in Photoshop or Paint or draw them by hand. We suggest you add some questions on the cards to get to know each other just a little bit better. Questions like:
- If our life was a game, what game would it be?
- If you could live in a game for one day, what game would you pick?
- At what game do I kick your ass? And vice versa?
- What are my top 3 games?
We made some examples for you in the gallery below, in case you don’t have enough time or ideas to create your own. Go ahead and print these and use them during your Valentine’s Day date.
Gaming and Geek gifting guide
Did we forget something? Of course we are missing a key element of Valentine’s Day… Yes! The presents! What to get for your geeky Valentine? We we made a gaming and geek gifting guide for you right here. Now that is how you celebrate Valentine’s Day the geeky way! Good luck!
It is February again, which means Saint Valentine’s Day is around the corner. It’s time for food, love, cards and off course for some gifts. But what to get your loved one? Stop stressing. We have made you a small list with some fun gift ideas in different price ranges. We hope we can inspire you!
Some Geeky Blings
One of the first and most traditional gifts for this time of the year is jewellery. Rings, necklaces and bracelets are safe picks for Valentine’s Day. You can get some of the cutes items online or you can even make it yourself. For example, why not try to make a pair of wooden rings for you and your partner? Attention to detail is important. So don’t forget to wrap the jewellery up in some nice (nerdy) wrapping paper. You can also make a cute little box to put it in. And, aw heck, even put a little bow on the gift for an extra romantic look.
More Tee’s Please
Here’s another safe pick. One can never have enough clothes! So Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to gift someone another shirt for his or her wardrobe. You can also get creative and decide to design and print your own shirt. But if you aren’t the creative soul, there are some great websites where you can find some awesome shirts. For example, try Redbubble. Take a look at the gallery below.
Looking for special gifts?
Do you want to be really original with your gifts? There are some awesome, funny, weird and special gifts out there. Great web shops to visit are: Firebox and Think Geek. They are selling various kinds of merchandise that will make your heart skip a beat. Some of these gifts you can find in the photo gallery below. But there are so many more options. So make sure to take a look at both sites.
Let’s visit Plush Paradise!
Another great gift idea we can’t forget to mention is nerdy plush animals. You can find some really nice ones at Think Geek but you can also take a look at the official merchandise web shops from your partner’s favourite games.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
We hope you got some great gift ideas from our little list. Not sure what to do on the day of love itself? Don’t worry! We also made a list of ideas about how to spent your Valentine’s Day. You can read it here. Good luck and have fun!
Harry Potter body paint
During the game festival First Look 2016 we met the very talented Karlijn Levering from Gamepaint.eu. At this event she was creating amazing gaming body paints. After the event Karlijn contacted us because of an article she read on the website written bij Marianne. The article was called ‘My Harry Potter Obsession’. Karlijn let us know that she was inspired by Marianne’s article and wanted to make a Harry Potter body paint piece with Marianne as a model. And wouldn’t you know it? The ladies hit it off and soon after Marianne was a guest on Karlijn’s body paint stream.