Welcome back to the level up your fitness workout series! We are already in week 2 of our 6-week program and we are very excited you are still with us! This week we get to meet our second class: the Paladin. A little more core this week, but of course, a Paladin is basically a magic fighter class, so he has to be able to tank a bit and take bodyshots.
If you are a gamer, chances are you have some gamer friends as well (I am not saying how big these changes are). And while gaming on your own is awesome, enjoying a game with friends is probably even better! Here are some of my (Nicky) favourite games to play together from different genres. Curious as I am, be sure to comment and share your favourite multiplayer game below or on our socials!
Want to level up your fitness for the holiday season? Getting ready for those new beach wear outfits? Looking to finally lose some Corona pounds? Join in and level up your fitness in a easy and fun way with our geeky themed six-week workout series. The workout series is build like an RPG and is adaptable so anyone can join. In the first three weeks we will try out some classes to get acquainted with the sets. And, like in any RPG, as you gain experience, you can pick and choose what your character needs. No fitness experience needed. We will tell you a fun tale full of adventure as well as prepare you for a boss-battle in no time!
As new consoles get released (hello, PS5!) older consoles we all used to love enter oblivion. Or do they? Retro gaming has been really popular amongst 20- and 30- year olds, as the 80’s and 90’s revival spread through popular culture. That leads us to wonder: what are the most popular Retro Game Consoles? And: can we still buy them to play the games we used to love? The answer to that question? Of course you can!
The Guildwars 2 story takes place in the Asian inspired Cantha, so I was really craving some Chinese food again! With noodles and stir fry being referenced everywhere in the game, I really wanted to make Eggplant stir fry again. Just like I did at a cooking class when I was in China. Eggplant stir fry is a Chinese famous dish, usually made with a local Sechuan variant of Eggplant, called Yuxiang. While in game you can buy the eggplants in bulk at Mount Maelstrom, in real life, any eggplants will do.
During Covid, popular games like Animal Crossing gave a lot more people a way to escape the intensity of the reality we are dealing with. Why is it that people like to escape reality so much? Gaming to escape covid, which games have we been playing? In this post we’ll give you 3 reasons why.
I was lucky enough to visit the newly opened Molly’s Arena. A Japanese-style arcade where you can sit down and have ramen and Mochi ice cream while playing the most epic arcade games. And even better, fly loops in an air plane in VR. So if you need some more convincing to drop by this Arcade, let me tell you about why you need to go there ASAP.
Update! Since the 14th of January, Molly’s Arena is open again! Support the local gaming scene and go visit when you can!
It’s almost januari 1st, and for most of us that means we are already reviewing the past year and setting goals for the next. For many people, losing weight or getting more active is a returning favourite on the goal-list. And what better way to focus on reaching your goals than getting a new fitness tracker or smartwatch ^^.
Being a gamer and a gadget freak, I’m always trying to keep myself up to date on the latest geeky gadgets. I first got into the smartwatches when the original Pebble got released. When the follow up, Pebble 2 got released, I immediately backed it on Kickstarter. Unfortunately, Pebble got bought by Fitbit. I was angry for a while, because one of my reasons to back Pebble was that all of their software was open-source, so that anyone could make apps for the watch. This resulted in quite a few really cool apps and games. Also, when Fitbit bought Pebble, they announced that they wouldn’t continue the line so that meant no replacements or repairs in the future. So after my Pebble 2 broke down, it was time for me to again dive into the world of smartwatches.
Ever wondered why the NES Classic Edition was so popular? Why so many people are playing World of Warcraft Classic? Or why it seems that Arcade Halls are popping up everywhere? How come these retrogames are still so popular?
33 million players
One of the most popular games of the past months, according to various websites, has been World of Warcraft Classic. Even the dutch newssite NU.nl had an article about it, and for our non-gamer-country, this is rare. 33 million people played one the game by Blizzard, the company behind World of Warcraft. That’s 0.5% of the world population! The success of this retro-version of this game (I’ll talk about this later) falls in line with the recent success of the NES Classic Mini and later the NES Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The NES CLassic Edition console sold out, selling 2.3 million copies in just three months. And even if you don’t want to spend your money on the original (well, more a re-printed version) there are plenty of rip-offs going around offering the same ROM’s. And to be honest, I couldn’t resist those Facebook Ads and bought one of the rip-offs too. It’s greatly satisfying :-).
Let’s face it, we don’t have enough time to game. When we grow up to be responsible (ahem) adults, life gets in the way. We have to go to work, commute, clean our houses, water our plants (unless you’ve read this article and bought gamer-friendly plants), prepare food (or go out for dinner), interact with our partners, take care of our furry friends, hug our kids… You get the picture. When you are a teenager or a student, you don’t have as many responsibilities and there is a LOT more time to game. Also, for some reason, when you are a teenager or an adolescent, you apparently don’t need as much sleep. Gaming ‘till 01.00 am was totally fine a few years ago, even when I had to get up at 7.00am to go to work. Now,I stay up ‘late’ when I make it past my bedtime of 22.30pm … and the repercussions are harsh.