Welcome to Bored Games, our monthly gaming column to engage your mind and fill some time.
When I was a kid, I didn’t want a pony (despite what one would think given my rather expansive My Little Pony collection). No, what I really wanted was a dragon. I mean, how freaking cool would that be? Obviously, I knew dragons were fictional beasts, but for someone who grew up poor, so was a horse.
Even though I still can’t afford a pony, I can have dragons. Inconceivable you say? Well let me tell you all about the sweet flying lizards that you too can carry around in your pocket.
With so many video games out there that are based on combat role play, it’s no surprise that […]
It is the Collective’s ever-present mission to bring you new and interesting content from all areas of geek culture. Whether we fangirl over the latest Netflix hotness (we love a sassy devil), explore female and LGBTQ+ empowerment within subcultures and literature, or meltdown over The Avengers, we hope you’ve found a home here with kindred spirits who possess the same passions.
This is why we’re beside ourselves to finally announce a new blog section focused on gaming! Members of The Collective crew have been “gamers” since childhood, and we’re super stoked to share our adventures with you. Read on to find out what to expect in the coming months.
This weekend, everyone and their mom downloaded Pokemon Go and actually went outside to play… I know, because I was outside […]
Guest Post by Jessica Mason
Pros and Cons
Fan conventions are funny things: they look different from inside. It’s actually much easier as an outsider observer to notice trends and take in everything about a con. For instance, I felt like I knew much less about all the panels at SDCC 2014 because I was too busy racing through the San Diego Convention Center and surrounding climes to keep up with Twitter and Tumblr and all the news that was emerging. In a way, that’s what can make a con fun. You are completely enclosed in your little world. There are usually too many people taking up bandwidth to make actually readings tweets and tumblr feasible, and the reception is always crappy, so you get to exist in this nice bubble. You hang out with your fellow fans, make friends, stand in long lines, forget to eat, squee and generally enjoy your time fangirling. And that was to some extent my experience at Geek Girl Con 2014 in Seattle over the 11th and 12th of October, except the real world’s very ugly head kept finding ways to butt in.
Oh, man, this is gonna be good. I’ve been playing since FF VII, and it doesn’t look like […]