Animated Series  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Animated Series  RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network 7 most geektastic ways to celebrate your inner geek https://www.gameskinny.com/41qfn/7-most-geektastic-ways-to-celebrate-your-inner-geek https://www.gameskinny.com/41qfn/7-most-geektastic-ways-to-celebrate-your-inner-geek Wed, 25 May 2016 07:15:27 -0400 Ty Arthur

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Tell Us What YOU Plan TO Do!

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I intend to try all seven of these methods for showing off my inner geek this Geek Pride Day – which one are you looking forward to checking out, and what did we miss that should have made the list?

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Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to mention your best cosplays, geeky party ideas, and perfect gaming drinks!

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Get Drunk In Video Game Style

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Saturday morning cartoons and Harry Potter movie marathons are all well and good, but we're adults now, so maybe you want to celebrate your inner geek in more adult style. No, I'm not about to link to some NSFW hentai games... I'm talking about getting sloshed, silly!

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Make a shot/cocktail for every Pokemon in the Pokedex, stir together a Rainbow Road cocktail while you annihilate your Mario Kart competition, or celebrate the tragic (MASSIVE GAME OF THRONES SPOILER) death of Hodor with some mead that would make the northerners proud (END MASSIVE GAME OF THRONES SPOILER).

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We've also got a complete guide to amazing gaming-themed drinks to check out right here.

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Return To Your Saturday Morning Childhood

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Remember all those really, really terrible animated series from the '80s and '90s based around gaming? They still exist, and quite a few of them have hit YouTube and other sites, as they never made the transition to the ultra advanced DVD technology. But those that did are usually super cheap on Amazon.

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Today's a perfect day to fill a bowl of your favorite childhood cereal and watch some those wonderfully awful live action Mario Bros. intros that led into some baffling animation. Don't forget the Mega Man or D&D series either!

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Get Into Tabletop Gaming

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Wait, wait, wait... you don't have a dice set yet? You don't even play Pathfinder at all?!?

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While there's a ton of games of jump into for the console or PC crowd at any given moment, why not give the more social tabletop gaming a try?

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You don't have to go full blown geek with LARPing (Live Action Role Playing), but there's a ton of fun to be had with friends and family around the table (or the couches, we aren't picky) for a few sessions of D&D.

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High fantasy isn't your thing? That's no problem, because the world of roleplaying has exploded since Dungeons And Dragons hit the scene. From the grim dark future of the Warhammer 40K setting to the wackiness of Toon: The Cartoon Roleplaying Game, there's something for everyone: Gothic horror campaigns, tabletop games set in the Dragon Age or Dr. Who universes, zombie apocalypse simulators, steampunk titles and more are all waiting to be discovered.

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Pimp Out Your Dice Set

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Why not buy yourself a fancy new dice set so you are the envy of your gaming table and the bane of bare feet everywhere?

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From those wicked metallic thorn dice to giant foam d20s, glow in the dark d6s, and even sets made from mammoth tusk and meteorite, there's some killer new dice waiting out there for you! Check out our full guide to buying the best of the best in dice right here.

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Hold A Marathon Viewing

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Now that you've got your cosplay skills all honed, it's time to put it to good use with a theme party! You know you've always wanted to try watching every single Harry Potter or Star Wars movie (well... not the prequels) back to back to back in one sitting.

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There's no time like the present: whip up some themed invitations, rig some “floating” candles (probably don't light 'em though, cuz fire and all that), and have your guests show up with some licorice wands and every-flavor beans.

If that's not your speed, just imagine your home bedecked in destroyed Gears Of War form complete with cover points or done up like the underwater city of Rapture... the possibilities are endless!

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Try Your Hand At Cosplay

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There's more to the way of the geek than just playing games or having video game knick knacks around the house. In fact, there's a whole huge culture based around crafting costumes and showing off your skills to make the rest of the room jealous.

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We've covered some of the most jaw-dropping cosplays before from games like Smite or League Of Legends, but you don't need to be a level 95 seamstress or have a beach-ready bod to get into the practice.

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Most people start with a trip down to the local Goodwill and a plan in mind for an easy way to try out a new character costume and work their way up from there.

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Maybe one day with some dedication, you and your lucky offspring can come up with something as amazing as the Bioshock cosplay above!

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Drop Some Cash At Think Geek

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After giving us the most glorious plumbus for April Fools, of course Think Geek has you absolutely covered for Greek Pride Day -- or any day, really.

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His and hers Han and Leia hand towels? Check. Rolling BB8 car USB charger to fit in your cup holder? Double check. Bowing knight executive pen holder so you can always be the king of the office? Check and mate.

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They also have contests going every Geek Pride Day with prize packs available for those who submit a photo showing off some real geekiness!

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Did you know there's a whole day just to celebrate the glory of geek culture? It's true, we devoted gamers and sci-fi movie lovers of the world made it up and now everyone has to celebrate on May 25th or get fed to the Sarlacc pit.

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It all started with a gigantic game of live action Pac-Man in Spain back in '06, and now it's a hallowed tradition that is spreading far and wide. Sweden even held a parade to honor the day, and now its time for the U.S. and rest of the world to get up to speed and celebrate all things nerdtastic!

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But what if the 25th has passed you ask? No worries, every day can be geek day if you let your geek flag fly high!

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Here we explore seven ways you should be celebrating your inner geek (or maybe just going along with your geek spouse even if you aren't super enthused about the whole thing).

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343 Reveals Halo 5 ViDoc, Hunt the Truth Season 2, & Fall of Reach at Comic Con https://www.gameskinny.com/2j0yd/343-reveals-halo-5-vidoc-hunt-the-truth-season-2-fall-of-reach-at-comic-con https://www.gameskinny.com/2j0yd/343-reveals-halo-5-vidoc-hunt-the-truth-season-2-fall-of-reach-at-comic-con Sat, 11 Jul 2015 06:43:59 -0400 Ryan Martinez

Following E3, 343i promised fans they had huge Halo 5 reveals planned for future conventions like Gamescom and San Diego Comic Con. Early this morning they started making good on that promise with the reveal of a Halo 5 ViDoc (the word Bungie and 343i use for a video documentary with trailers and behind the scene videos rolled into one.) It showed how important this game was to them. They are determined to make this the biggest Halo to date and the ViDoc shows they are on the right track.

Amazing as the 12-minute ViDoc was, 343i wasn't content with simply showing off campaign hints and the massive scale of Halo 5. They wanted to completely blow fans away at Comic Con - which is why they have released a trailer for the Fall of Reach animated series that will launch with Halo 5 collector's editions.

The series is produced by SEQUENCE, the Vancouver studio behind the Halo 4 and Halo 2: Anniversary terminal cinematics. They are raising the bar to new heights, bringing us the story of how the Master Chief and Blue team were molded into Spartans. It will also delve into events at the start of the human-covenant war. Lore fans will notice in the trailer an event that caused the death of the Master Chief's best friend and made him the giant super soldier we all know.

If the trailer wasn't enough to blow fans away, then 343i's second announcement is sure to get them jumping out of their seats. In September their massively popular audio series, Hunt the Truth will be returning for a second season. Leading up to the events of Halo 5, Hunt the Truth had stunningly positive responses from fans who tuned in every week for the next action-packed episode.

It will pick up where the first season left off and is set to be even more explosive. Hard-core lore fans and anyone wanting to start diving into Halo's rich expanded universe are in for a treat this fall.

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