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The Geek Lyfe is an independent media outlet focused on delivering our readers inspiration, education, and entertainment. We focus on creating inclusive content that features the hard work of Indies, PoC, LGBTQ, and more!

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  • The majority of our staff are incredible women.
  • Minority-owned.
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Getting Lost: Rogue Legacy Review

As I'm sure most of you have picked up from my past articles, I like to play games for nostalgia's sake. I love the feeling of being whisked back to my childhood through gameplay, remembering the good ole times of sitting back and playing to my heart's content. I am constantly searching for more and more games that can do this, and so my list of favorite games is ever-growing. But there is one game that I always love going back to: Rogue Legacy.

 

Alternatives to Bloodborne

So Bloodborne came out. Critics are going insane over it, Let's Players are covering it, Speed  Runners are setting world records and oh yeah, it is a PS4 exclusive with no chance of coming to PC in the near future. It is one big heart break for fellow Dark Souls lovers. The short version is that Sony financed the development of Bloodborne on the conditions of an exclusive title, much like their first game: Demon's Souls. There is little we can do besides start petitions and cry our selves to sleep at night when it comes to getting this fantastic game onto PC. However, there are things we can do to get the same feel of a dark and gritty world without buying a PS4...

 

Being A Minority In The Geek World

This is a touchy subject, there is no doubt in my mind about that.  But it is one that needs to be addressed. Being a minority in the geek world can be rough and a bit discouraging. Ever since I can remember, I have been a geek. I loved Power Rangers, Super hero movies, Star Wars, Dragon Ball Z, Yu Gi Oh, WWF, video games, and so many more things. I believe one of my greatest loves were Superman comics. Unfortunately, I learned quickly that I was not the same as to fellow geeks. On the play ground at elementary schools, children have almost no filter because they simply have not learned about being 'politically correct', which actually is not an issue because they often speak the truth. One spring day, friends and I gathered together to play Super Heroes Vs Zombies where we would all pretend to be super heroes and then fight imaginary zombies. I always chose either Superman or Green Lantern and my friends at the time, who were predominantly white, would respond: "You can't be him! You are too dark. Superman doesn't eat tacos or is a janitor." They forced me to pick a darker character or default to being a zombie. As a kid, who did not have enough money to afford comics, my knowledge of minority super heroes was severely limited to the mainstream. Most often I would play the bad guy and die all the time or be put into jail by my friends. All because of the color of my skin."

Are games worth breaking friendships for?

To begin, I want to warn you that this is both a personal post as well as an opinion article. An overview of this article is going over an example of a situation where a very long and very strong friendship was broken to pieces by a well known video game. We'll then get down to the nitty gritty and also the deeper questions about morals, loyalty, and other questions of intentions. If you have any stories of your own where your friendship was broken over a video game, table top RPG, etc,I'd love to hear them over in the comments!