The days are getting shorter and colder. The leaves are changing color and saying goodbye to the branches they were attached to. And yes, Starbucks is selling its famous Pumpkin Spice Latte. It is the perfect time to get into the Halloween vibe. A holiday filled with haunted houses, costume parties, and a whole lot of candy. Who doesn’t love these things? Seriously!?
The Halloween vibe.
Of course, some people are more prepared for the festivities than others. Not quite feeling the Halloween vibe yet yourself? We have your back. Because we have some pretty awesome ideas about how to get your Halloween groove on. And obviously, Girl Gamer Galaxy always comes up with ideas that are at least somewhat gaming-related. So sit back, relax, and get ready to be inspired…
Creepy games are on sale…
Nothing gives off Halloween vibes more than a creepy (horror) game. Game suppliers know that. So almost every online gaming store has some kind of special Halloween sale. Don’t forget to check the PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo websites. We are pretty sure they will have Halloween promotions. Steam is probably not going to disappoint us either. So expect some awesome discounts on anything horror-y.
Say yes to that Halloween dress (costume)!
Did you know that there are a lot of cheap gaming-related costumes available on sites like eBay and Amazon? Think of Super Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Link, Zelda, Charizard, Pikachu, Snorlex, Marill, Ash Ketchum, Ryu (Street Fighter), Akuma (Streetfighter), Eddy Gordo (Tekken), Ling Xiaoyu (Tekken), Lothar (WoW), Ogram (WoW), Genji (Overwatch), D.va (Overwatch)… Ok! Ok! You get the point right? Sure, most of these costumes aren’t what you would call ‘creepy’. But did you know that with a little bit of effort, all of these costumes can be turned into a zombie version? Imagine zombie Mario or Luigi…
Not original enough? If you have the time you can zombify your favorite character or make your costume completely from scratch. Maybe you can approach an awesome cosplayer to help you with that..? The possibilities are endless!
Gaming-themed Halloween candy
Trick or treat! And you better have some awesome treats… Not just to give away to trick-or-treaters, but to keep for yourself as well. After all, Halloween is the perfect excuse for that! Nowadays you can buy all sorts of candy. Did you know that Nintendo has a huge assortment of delicious game-related candy?
And what about snacking on the ghosts from Pac-Man? Or enjoying some of these Resident Evil Peppermints made by Umbrella Corporation? How awesome would it be to receive these in your trick-or-treat bag? This is what we would call some awesome loot!
In-Game Halloween events
Most Game developers love to incorporate Halloween into their games through In-Game Halloween events. Seasonal content is part of the reason some gamers become addicted, for example to games like Don’t Starve Together. It would be impossible for us to mention them all. So if haven’t gotten the Halloween vibe just yet, here are just a few cool examples to get you going.
- World of Warcraft is hosting ‘Hallow’s end’. “Hallow’s End celebrates the break of the Forsaken from the Scourge.
Fun and mischief reign as the Innkeepers of Azeroth give treats (and tricks) to whoever asks”. The event runs from October 18 till November 1. So get ready to go trick or treating in Azeroth!
- Another Blizzard game, Overwatch, is hosting a Halloween Terror Event (just like last year). The event features exclusive cosmetics, seasonal loot boxes, and the return of a brawl named Junkenstein’s Revenge. The event will run until November 2 on all platforms.
- League of Legends presents: ‘ The Harrowing’ with some awesome skins and some mystery gifting. Sounds good to us!
- Niantic is totally into Halloween, too. More spooky Pokémon will appear in Pokémon upcoming days. Think of Gastly, Cubone, Sableye, and Duskull. And, and, and… A Special Halloween Pikachu! The Halloween Event will run until the beginning of November.
- Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare will be hosting Willard Wyler’s Halloween Scream. This event will feature a free Halloween Supply Drop (when you log on) and a Halloween-themed cosmetic item every Friday. Make sure to keep an eye out for Halloween gear and loot! Because these will be available to. The event will run until November 1.
Did we forget an event worth mentioning? Post the event and the game in the comments below!
It’s Halloween Lan Party Time!
So you got the Halloween vibe, bought a costume and Halloween candy, and some awesome games at an affordable price. Or you found out about all your favorite in-game Halloween events. Now, what is next? Perhaps a Halloween Lan party? Time to combine all the above and make it a, really, really awesome Halloween. More and more Halloween Lan-parties are being organized. Are there none available in your area? Maybe you should host one for you and your friends. And make sure to tell us what you have planned on Halloween this year on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!