GeekChic Ep04 – 2014 Trends In Gaming

Welcome to your Fourth episode of Geek Chic, a pod cast for girls, geeks and everything in between. In this episode, Liz, Lin and I discuss what trends have been forecasted in the gaming world, both RPG & Video, and where we see these trends headed.

It should be noted that these are opinions not fact, even if we tend to present them that way.

As a final P.S. Thanks to everyone who has waited so patiently for this episode to come out. Hopefully the weather and immune systems will be with us and it won’t take over a month to get an episode out again. – Jonikka~

What to Watch: February Movies

For this week’s pick of what to watch, I sorted through the movies that are premiering in February, and picked the ones that might appeal to a geeky girl and possibly her guy.

The Lego Movie opening February 7th.

This movie is the greatest superhero movie of February 2014 with guest appearances from Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, a Ninja Turtle and mostly importantly – Morgan Freeman. (Tittie sprinkles) Looks to be a epic tale of heroism and ineptitude in an extraordinary interlocking landscape.

Robocop opening February 12th.

A remake of the classic action Sci-fi movie from 1987 starring Peter Weller. A man, burned and dismembered from an explosion is given a new body and a computer to rule his mind and consciousness. However, the new Robocop has other ideas about his fate and his priorities.

Vampire Academy opening February 14th.

If chic flicks make you slightly nauseated (like me) then this might be the Valentine’s day movie to have your beau take you to. It’s about vampires in high school. (Yeah, I wasn’t sure about the idea either) But there is no sparkling and the main character played by Zoey Deutch looks fun and quite quirky. Could be better than something that requires tissues and a makeup bag in your purse to survive.

Winter’s Tale opening February 14th.

Another Valentines Day pick. This one is about a love so great, so pure and so beautiful that it defies death. Reincarnated the man returns to finish what he started, to save his love. I definitely feel you should pack tissues and the makeup bag for this one. If romance is the movie selection you prefer, I recommend this supernatural romance starring Colin Farrell.

I’m going to Robocop for my Valentine’s romance pick. (What? I find things blowing up very romantic)

Kickstarter Pick of the Week: Hero Forge: 3D Printed Minis

This weeks Kickstarter pick of the week is Hero Forge: 3D printed minis brought to us by, yes that’s right, Hero Forge.

As many gamers will tell you there are hundreds and hundreds of minis and not ONE that looks like their character. Sometimes if their lucky they’ll be able to find that that ‘more or less’ matches. Meaning, right gender, right race but wrong weapons, armor and hair or some arrangement of these. Hero Forge is bringing us the solution!

Customizable, print on demand 3D printed minis. No longer will you have to accept that mini that doesn’t really fit your character. Now, using Hero Forge’s sophisticated parts system and web UI you will be able to not only pick gender, race and weapons, but also facial expression, hairstyles, and equipment.

As you can see, these minis got game! With their customization along with their character builder that allows you to save your mini and make changes to it as you character progresses and the amazing level of detail that printing can provide over mass market injection molds, these minis are a high tech leaf in an otherwise analog world. And we have the ability to get in on the ground floor.

This Kickstarter has already funded and reached 6 of their 8 stretch goals. With 14 days left you have nothing to lose but the most awesome customized by you mini out there.