Replay FX Retro Gaming Convention Pittsburgh PA

I attended Replay FX, a retro gaming convention in Pittsburgh PA. I really enjoyed my time there, and definitely plan to return next year as well. The convention includes hundreds of arcade games, console games, and board games. All of the electronic games are from the 80s-90s with no modern games in sight so it’s definitely aimed at Retro gamers.

Replay FX - Pittsburgh PA
Replay FX – Pittsburgh PA

They had tournaments for Dr Mario, Tecmo Bowl, and Smash Brothers, to name a few. They also had a cosplay competition. There are large cash prizes for all of the competitions. We didn’t enter any competitions this time, but I did cosplay, just for fun. I brought out my Love Live School Idol Festival Kotori Cosplay Costume again – I’ve been wearing it a lot lately, and also plan to wear it again soon for Animu at the Zoo also in Pittsburgh, PA.

Replay FX - Pittsburgh PA
Replay FX – Pittsburgh PA

Some popular games that we saw other than the ones mentioned above, included Pac-Man, Zelda, Animal Crossing, Paper Boy, Soul Calibur, Mr. Do, Dig Dug, Maniac Mansion. Mario, Sonic, Battle Toads, Zookeeper, Tetris, Xandu, Centipede, Metroid, Dark Stalkers, Virtua Tennis, Tekken, Donkey Kong, lots of racing games, and tons of different Dance Dance Revolution and Beatmani style arcade games. There were also hundreds of pinball games.

Replay FX - Pittsburgh PA
Replay FX – Pittsburgh PA

All of the games are free of course, because you’re paying for admittance to the convention. There are lots of vendors too selling stuff – some of the things they’re selling may be questionable – like rom/emulator things that come preloaded with thousands of games – pretty sure that’s illegal to sell lol. I almost bought one though, because it is pretty cool – I’ve seen similar on wish and aliexpress. Or you can of course get your own roms online for free – which is illegal if you don’t own the actual games – but in my case, I do own like 80% of the games still I have all my consoles, from 80s, 90s, 2k, etc. But of course I can’t have them all hooked up all the time, too many wires, not enough space, etc, which makes having the roms very handy.

Replay FX - Pittsburgh PA
Replay FX – Pittsburgh PA

The board games were out in a separate more quiet space and provide a nice break from the flashing lights and sounds of all of the electronic games.

Back in the main hall they also had a giant ferris wheel that lit up later in the evening. I didn’t ride it, because it was a very unique ferris wheel – it flipped upside down…. It looked scary as heck to be honest lol. Each car rocked and shook back and forth and occasionally turned completely upside down. The cars are all enclosed of course so you don’t fall out, but still uhm no thanks lol.

Replay FX - Pittsburgh PA
Replay FX – Pittsburgh PA

Later in the evening, they also had live music, but it was hard to hear over the sounds of all the people and all the games.

There are food concessions on site, including alcohol, but it’s over priced, and most of the food is terrible. You can bring your own food – even if it’s against their rules, no one checks bags there.

Replay FX - Pittsburgh PA
Replay FX – Pittsburgh PA

Which brings to the next point, with all the crazy things happening in our country, you’d think they would have SOME type of security there…. There were no metal detectors, no one checking bags, and I didn’t see a single guard or any kind of personnel…. With thousands of loud chaotic games and thousands of people…… this is just a recipe for disaster… And it would be hard to contain or control the chaos, there’s 2 escalators, 1 up/1 down, and maybe some stairs somewhere but I didn’t see/know where. And the escalators and halls and everywhere were super crowded. It’s billed as the largest retro gaming convention in the US.

Replay FX - Pittsburgh PA
Replay FX – Pittsburgh PA

I didn’t really think about that at all while I was there though, and felt perfectly safe, but in retrospect, looking back, I wish they had more security in place. You just can’t trust crazy people these days. I don’t want to get into politics of it… But I will say video games are not to blame. Think about it… They have the exact same games in dozens of other countries, Europe, Asia, Japan, South Korea, Canada, even South America – and you know what they don’t have? Mass Shootings… you know why? Because they have gun control laws and mental health care (or any kind of health care for that matter).

Replay FX - Pittsburgh PA
Replay FX – Pittsburgh PA

Games are not to blame… I don’t play super violent games like shooting games, call of duty, rainbow six,  and whatever else, they just aren’t fun or interesting to me (no story, no cute graphics, snoozeville lol) … So I could care less about if people sell them or play them… But I just think it’s ridiculous that they think banning them will do any good to stop these events from happening. United States needs to look at the rest of the world and “get it together” when it comes to these 2 things, gun control, and health care including mental health care, before it is too late.

Replay FX - Pittsburgh PA
Replay FX – Pittsburgh PA

We also are more diverse than most other nations. And for some reason, a large number of Americans don’t like other Americans who are different from themselves, and it’s not just white people either. My hispanic boyfried told me that he and his friends consisting of another hispanic and 2 asians and 1 white person, were rejected/kicked off a soccer field by some indian people the other day.  All this hatred and racism towards each other is at the heart of all this violence, and until we address those issues, these problems are only going to escalate. Even if we do get reasonable gun control laws and better health care, we still need to find a way to stomp out racism.

Replay FX - Pittsburgh PA
Replay FX – Pittsburgh PA

Anyways I diverted a little bit from the topic here… but yeah… the only complaint I REALLY have with Replay FX is that it might be highly unsafe due to lack of security measures especially in midst of current events in our country right now. I would like to see metal detectors, guards checking bags at the gates – even if that means I can’t bring my own food/drink next year, and guards walking around up and down inside the convention also. We have to be smart and be safe. That whole convention center really needs to step up security. I was there 2 weeks ago for my boyfriend’s sporting tournament and again no security, no bag checking, etc.

Replay FX - Pittsburgh PA
Replay FX – Pittsburgh PA

I’ll still go next year, and still have a good time. I won’t live life in fear of what could happen. That’s what terrorists want. Live each day to the fullest with no regrets. If I were to die at a gaming convention, at least I would die doing what I love lol.

But in all honesty, Replay FX is great. For $35 for an adult day pass, or $100 to go all 4 days… And unlimited gameplay once you’re inside…. it can’t be beat. We spend more than $35 at Dave and Busters and it’s gone in an hour or two. Replay FX is also open late into the night, midnight this year, and opens at 9am, which is great. For 35 bucks you can play unlimited games for over 12 hours. Like I said, it can’t be beat for great value and more bang for your buck! Highly recommend this event for all gamers, especially those who grew up with retro games like Colecovision, Atari, and old school Nintendo. They had them all, plus Dreamcast and more rare retro finds. Very nostalgic – but I think young kids would enjoy this event too! It’s fun for the whole family.

Replay FX - Pittsburgh PA
Replay FX – Pittsburgh PA

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What Are Some Of The Best Nerd Dating Websites?

What Are Some Of The Best Nerd Dating Websites?

There’s nothing to be ashamed about loving comic books, video games and reading books. People should have more broad interests other than browsing Instagram and getting hyped up about likes. Reading books enriches your vocabulary and lets your mind wander into the imagination of different authors. Click on the link to find out more details https://www.wikihow.com/Be-Proud-of-Being-a-Nerd.

Moreover, playing video games lets you appreciate the gorgeous graphics and storylines of their creators. And reading comic books makes you enter the mind of some of the most famous superheroes. Therefore, none of these hobbies is lame and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. 

If you have these interests, then you would surely like to meet someone that has them as well. And not just someone, but a potential romantic partner. Some people are lucky to find their special someone by walking into a bar or taking a walk at a park. Others don’t have it as easy. 

That’s why with the beauty of the Internet, you can visit a lot of dating sites and find your special someone there. They don’t have to be the love of your life, but at least you’ll have several options to choose from. That’s the beauty of dating sites. You can easily find someone that has similar interests like you. Here are some of them to try out: 

Match

One of them is Match. All you have to do is create a profile and upload a picture of yourself. Then you can put into your profile all the things you like and dislike. People would be able to check out your profile and see for themselves if you are the right fit. You can do that as well. You can browse through different profiles and select few that have caught your interest.

This will easily find the right girl or guy for you. You can have someone to talk to about all of your passions. This site is not specifically oriented towards nerdy people, but it can still help you choose the right person for you. After all, you don’t have anything to lose.

Zoosk 

The second option you can try out is this one. The site basically works as the previous one. You’ll need to create a profile and then put as much information as you can about yourself. It has a convenient mobile app, as well. Click here for more. 

This means that you can wake up in the morning and check your phone immediately to find out if someone is trying to chat with you. The app is available in more than 80 countries and available in 25 languages. One of those countries can easily be yours. So why not give it a shot? You are on the right track of finding someone special. 

Geek Nerd Dating

This website can easily be one of your dreams. If you don’t have luck with the other ones, then create an account on this one and wait for the magic to happen. As the name suggests, the site is designed for all those people that have a similar nerdy interest like you. If this one doesn’t help you find a nerdy cutie, then nothing ever will. How cool it would be to find the person that is basically your soul mate. Once a person checks out your profile and sees a similarity, they will surely reach out to you.

Geeky Friends Date

This one, as the name suggests, is also designed to help out hopeless geeks. You might think that just because you love certain things, that someone would think that you’re a weirdo. However, that’s not the case. If you want to discover more about sites involving people with the same nerdy interests, then check out Dating Throne – nerd sites for more information.

There are lots of individuals in the world that love the same comic books and video games. They just don’t know how to discover you. But you can discover them if you create an account on this profile. A profile with a detailed description of your interests will surely find you the person you are looking for. 

Match Geeks 

Some people don’t look for a serious relationship. They just try to discover someone to spend the night with and never see again. That’s okay as well. But first, you’ll need some sort of connection with this person. If you have nothing in common, then you won’t be attracted to them. 

That’s why Match Geeks allows users to connect with their yet undiscovered potential lovers. You can quickly discover a person there that wants the same thing as you do. A fun night and maybe one or two discussions about Lord of The Rings.

Trek Dating 

Fan of Star Trek? This website has you covered. It is basically invented for those that love reading and watching sci-fi books and movies. On this website, you can easily find someone to talk about your hobbies and passions involving the franchise.  

It is the perfect site for geeky boys and girls that just want to find someone to connect with. This connection, more often than not, turns into a great love story. Don’t be ashamed to create a profile on it and fulfill your love story. If you can’t find the person you’re looking for the old-fashioned way, then try your luck on some of these websites. You would be surprised at how effective they are. 

 

What Are Some Of The Best Nerd Dating Websites? was originally published on GeekySweetie.com – Geeky & Kawaii Anime, Tech, Toys, & Game Reviews & News

Recast ABJD – A Year Later – Would I Still Recommend Purchasing Recast?

I shared my decision to purchase my first recast BJD, about 14 months ago now. I wrote a very in depth, as neutral as I could manage, post about the pros and cons of buying Recast ABJD which you can read here.

A year has passed now since my first recast dolls arrived, and I have bought many other Recast BJD since then.

 

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My new #recastbjd #recastminifee #minifeesarang #minifee #sarang #recastfriendly #abjd #bjd #doll from #chinabjd.

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I make all of my recast purchases from Chinabjd on Aliexpress and would recommend them to anyone looking to own a recast ABJD.

I have over 20 legit dolls, and a handful (but rapidly increasing amount) of recasts, mostly fairyland minifees (although I own some legit minifees too).

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When I first wrote my lengthy informative piece about Pros and Cons of Recast ABJD, it was mostly just research and not much first hand experience. So I thought I’d follow it up with a new post, a year later, to see how my own personal experiences went in regards to owning a recast.

All photos sprinkled in here are of my recast dolls except at the end I share another alternative that is not recast, but can help you save money, and I actually prefer that over recast, but you’ll have to stay til the end to see that :).

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1.) Was I Bullied About My Decision To Purchase Recast?

The answer surprisingly is no… I was pretty open about my decision, on social media, on my blog here, tagging my photos appropriately and even putting it right in my instagram profile description. Maybe a more accurate answer may be “I don’t know” They may be talking trash about me or my dolls in certain places, I just avoid those places. I only had one negative social media comment, and it wasn’t anywhere close to bullying, just a differing opinion. Even if someone replied here directly to bully me and/or point out others who were writing things, I would just choose to ignore (and or politely reply if it was a direct comment on my articles here). I have gotten a lot of nice comments, likes, even shares, of my dolls, recast, legit, makes no difference it seems. I’m still friends with many of the same offline people I met in the doll hobby.

 

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My #recastbjd #recastminifee #minifeeMio arrived today. Purchased from Chinabjd. Custom faceup per my makeup request photos. This is Option D. I’m showing it next to Chinabjd normal skin Rena with custom faceup. It’s a very light Tan all of these photos are without flash. Very true to real. No filters or editing. I bought some different eyes but she looks so good brown eyed and the eye pattern seems different than previous Chinabjd dolls I’ve purchased these eyes are pretty nice. The option D color with brown eyes and brown wig give her a nice Latina look. Very cute and natural. I’m waiting on some clothes I have ordered. She’s borrowing a much too big body suit from one of my SD girls just for photos. Rena was my favorite doll ever since she arrived about a year ago but I think Mio is my new favorite! Very happy with this purchase and all my other Chinabjd purchases. #bjd #dolls #dollfairyland #dollphotography #bjdphotography #kawaii #cute #toys

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2.) Am I happy with my recast purchase(s)?

Absolutely, to me, there’s little to no difference in quality looking at various different aspects including but not limited to, resin quality, stability, pose-ability, faceup (I even prefer that I can get an affordable custom faceup instead of paying same price for the company default faceups). For the price, the value of the product is almost identical. Ethics aside.

 

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My #recastbjd #recastminifee #minifeeMio arrived today. Purchased from Chinabjd. Custom faceup per my makeup request photos. This is Option D. I’m showing it next to Chinabjd normal skin Rena with custom faceup. It’s a very light Tan all of these photos are without flash. Very true to real. No filters or editing. I bought some different eyes but she looks so good brown eyed and the eye pattern seems different than previous Chinabjd dolls I’ve purchased these eyes are pretty nice. The option D color with brown eyes and brown wig give her a nice Latina look. Very cute and natural. I’m waiting on some clothes I have ordered. She’s borrowing a much too big body suit from one of my SD girls just for photos. Rena was my favorite doll ever since she arrived about a year ago but I think Mio is my new favorite! Very happy with this purchase and all my other Chinabjd purchases. #bjd #dolls #dollfairyland #dollphotography #bjdphotography #kawaii #cute #toys

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3.) Do I feel guilty about my purchase(s)?

No, it might be selfish of me, but I honestly don’t. Your mileage may vary, maybe you’re a more ethical person than me, and that’s fine. I’m just being very candid and honest here in this post. To me it’s no different than buying a knockoff purse, watch, luggage, or any other cheap imitation item.

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4.) Will I Still Buy Legit Dolls?

Yes, there are several legit dolls I want to purchase that have not been recast yet, and I anticipate that to continue to be the case as new dolls are released all the time.

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5.) Do I Prefer Legit Or Recast More?

In the past 2 years I’ve only bought recast (aside from some legit heads), and if the doll I really want is available recast, I would buy recast 9 times out of 10. It comes down to again, the quality in all aspects being nearly identical to the original, and not caring about the ethical issues of owning a recast. This is a personal decision and not everyone will agree, but for me, that’s how I feel, why pay $800 for something I can get a very close imitation of for about a tenth of that cost. – I know there are plenty of reasons to purchase legit, including not limited to supporting the companies and artists so they can continue to design new dolls, and to save for the doll you really want if it has not been recast. Being able to share the doll in certain pro-artist communities, taking it with you to conventions, meetups, etc. But there are an ever growing number of recast friendly doll communities online, and off too.

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6.) Will you continue to purchase more recast dolls?

Probably yes, but not for awhile. There are some other dolls (and other non doll purchases) that i want to focus on first. As far as dolls go – my latest favorite trick to save money is to buy Dream Fairy Doll bodies which are a PERFECT fit for Dollfie Dream heads. You can get a Dream Fairy Doll complete fullset doll for $50, and an unpainted Dollfie Dream head for $40 – making it a Dollfie Dream / Dream Fairy hybrid doll for under $100. I like buying custom Dollfie Dream heads on Buyee, a yahoo Japan Auction Bidding service. I only successfully won one auction so far, but am happy with my purchase. Here are some pictures of my girl. I also have some pictures of the body with an (ugly) self-painted blank head I tried to paint myself in this blog post.

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She is easily my favorite doll, and cost about the same as a recast. – From my research and what others have told me, she is not a recast, because she is made out of ABS, not resin, and is basically just a cheap “Obitsu” like doll.

My next several doll purchases will likely be hybrid Dream Fairy (body) and Dollfie Dream (head) dolls. I highly recommend this combo, as a way to support artists AND save money on dolls, it’s a WIN-WIN.

Here are the pictures of my Dollfie Dream Hybrid Girl. She is a DDH-02 on Dream Fairy Body. More pictures of her, and my other dolls, can be found on my instagram @Xenokitten

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Recast ABJD – A Year Later – Would I Still Recommend Purchasing Recast? was originally published on GeekySweetie.com – Geeky & Kawaii Anime, Tech, Toys, & Game Reviews & News

Fantasy Football Tips To Give You The Edge

FANTASY FOOTBALL TIPS TO GIVE YOU THE EDGE

Author: Ashley Munson

The 100th season in NFL history is now just around the corner and, whether you play against your friends for pride or you’re so confident you decide to put your money where your mouth is, the time has come to align your fantasy football stars. Whatever your reasons here are our top five picks who you should be looking to nab in the draft.

5 – ALVIN KAMARA

Kamara left the college set up in Tennessee with respectable if not incredible numbers and was only picked up in round three of the draft in 2017 by the New Orleans Saints but his performances as a rookie caught the eye and he’s established himself as a top quality running back and has made back to back Pro-Bowls. Over his two years in the NFL Kamara has averaged 9.5 receiving yards with 5.1 rushing. Throw into the mix his 31 touchdowns to date and you can see why he’s in our list.

4 – AARON RODGERS

With two NFL MVP awards to his name and seven Pro-Bowl appearances the experienced Rodgers doesn’t really need an introduction. Rodgers, who is now 35, has thrown near on 43,000 yards in his career with over 300 touchdowns to his name. The Green Bay Packers didn’t have a great season last time with the relationship between Rodgers and then coach Mike McCarthy coming under particular scrutiny. Rodgers still posted close to 4,500 yards, although only recording 25 touchdowns, but he received a fair bit of flak – mostly due to expectations of his own making. Rest assured though, with a new man at the wheel in Matt LaFleur, Rodgers will be out in true sparkling form to prove he still has it in 2019.

3 – ZEKE ELLIOTT

Like fellow running back Kamara, Elliott has been involved in back to back Pro-Bowls but, on overall balance, his numbers just shade those of Kamara. In 2016, his rookie year, and last season he led the league on rushing yards posting over 1,600 and 1,400 respectively. Last time out also saw Elliott post a career high for reception yards at 567 and he has a reasonable touchdown record as well with a total of 34 to his name. Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett has recently given a hopeful update on Elliott’s contract situation and it’s fair to say he’ll be a pretty vital cog in the Cowboys machine.

2 – ANDREW LUCK

Since bursting onto the scene as the number one overall pick Luck has proven to be a consistent performer for the Indianapolis Colts. Each year he posts stats that will measure up with the strongest in the league. Luck missed the whole of the 2017 campaign through injury, but he was back to somewhere near his best during 2018 recording 4,500 throwing yards and 39 touchdowns. The fact he’s also a threat on his feet gives him an edge too. You’d be ‘Luck-y’ to have him.

1 – PATRICK MAHOMES

Mahomes came through the ranks at Texas Tech before joining the Kansas City Chiefs as the number 10 pick in the 2017 draft. Last year he cemented his place in the history books scooping the MVP award after throwing over 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns, which put his name alongside Peyton Manning as only the second QB to post such numbers. Mahomes has the potential to go down as one of the greatest players of all time and to become again the NFL MVP 2019, so we are sure he will dominate again in the coming season. He is an absolute must.

There you have it, five picks that could give you the edge in your quest for fantasy football fame. If you can work one or two into your side then you’ll be the envy of your enemies and who knows, if you play for cash, you might be in for a nice little prize too!

Fantasy Football Tips To Give You The Edge was originally published on GeekySweetie.com – Geeky & Kawaii Anime, Tech, Toys, & Game Reviews & News

Top Ways To Burn Calories With Summer Sports

Top Ways to Burn Calories with Summer Sports

To lose weight, you need to burn fat and excess calories. However, busy schedules and unhealthy lifestyles during winter may result in numerous weight-related conditions such as obesity. During summer, the weather is warm, and so this is the perfect time to get active and shed some weight. Summer sports are mostly outdoor activities which are more productive and require a lot of energy. Apart from being active, these sports are suitable for both adults and children and are more fun and enjoyable.  

Performing different summer sports won’t be enough alone to help you lose calories and maintain your weight throughout the summer period.Here are some pro tips that can be incorporated with summer sporting activities;

Have a Good Sleep

Proper rest helps your mind relax, which prevents anxiety, stress, and depression, which are known to contribute to weight gain. Also, healthy sleep improves your mood, leaving you feeling happy throughout the day.

Drink plenty of Water and Eat Healthy Foods

With the hot sun, frequent hydration is essential. Apart from keeping yourself hydrated, drinking water before meals also helps you eat less, and so avoid the risk of putting on more weight. You can also look at supplements from valkyrie-online.net that will help complement your diet while improving your workout performance.

During the summer, avoiding soft drinks and junk food can be quite tricky. However, consuming them may add extra calories to your normal diet, leading to an increase in weight.

Here are some summer sports to help you shed some weight;

Biking 

There is no better time to grab your bike than during the summer. Whether for fun or training for a competition, cycling at a moderate speed can burn up to 650 calories per hour. Also, biking will improve your joint mobility, boost your cardiovascular fitness, and improve your muscle strength and flexibility. 

Water Sports

Swimming during summer not only cools your body, but also exercises muscles like the triceps, biceps, and shoulders. Apart from it being a fun activity, swimming quickly will burn up to 500 calories an hour.

Surfing exercises your arms, shoulders, back, and core muscles. The involvement of these muscles encourages the combustion of fat and calories, thus making your tissue fitter and stronger. According to research,surfing during the summer burns approximately 250 calories per hour.

Beach Volleyball

With warm weather in the summer, beach volleyball is a very popular sport to play.This sport is rigorous and requires focus and teamwork. Moreover, experts cite that playing beach volleyball accelerates calorie combustion and enables you to burn 355 calories in 30 minutes.

Tennis

Tennis can be played in any season if you have an indoor court. Nonetheless, playing outdoor tennis during summer is fun and can burn 365 calories in an hour.  Furthermore, it improves your heart rate, which boosts blood circulation throughout the body.

Rugby

Rugby is a game that is beloved by many people around the world. It is also a good sport that can help you strengthen your muscles, improve mobility, and burn the excess calories you acquired during winter. A person weighing 150 pounds can burn 600 calories if he/she plays rugby for an hour.

Top Ways To Burn Calories With Summer Sports was originally published on GeekySweetie.com – Geeky & Kawaii Anime, Tech, Toys, & Game Reviews & News

BTS World Game Review

BTS now has an official visual novel style game that puts you in the role of managing your favorite boy band. Unfortunately, it is a great concept but has poor execution. There are lots of features which sound fun, but somehow still miss the mark. Even if you love BTS, which I do, this game still feels dull and boring. But somehow it’s cute, and I still find myself playing it and hoping it will get better. I’m grateful they made this game and took time to translate the text to English. Even if it is rather mediocre at best.

Check out the full review below.

Name: BTS World

Genre: Visual Novel / Otome Game / Dating Sim / Manager Sim

Publisher: Net Marble

Where To Get:

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.netmarble.btsw&hl=en_US

Iphone: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bts-world/id1435577798

Price: Free

Release Date: June 2019

My Score: 51/80 64% D “Average Game For Girls”

The game has only been out for about 2 weeks at this point, so hopefully they can keep adding new updates to make the game more exciting. The first chapter is especially dull. It needs a better introduction to the game, because no one is going to stick around to keep playing when the first dozen or more missions are so lackluster. I keep playing to see the cute boys, but you could just watch BTS youtube videos and get the same effect lol.

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Geeky: 2/5 – Gameplay is bad, story is boring, but yet, it is definitely geeky, only geeky girls (and guys?) who love BTS will play this game.

Sweetie: 5/5 – The game is cute, with each member being featured in their own chapters and putting you in the middle of their story – even though that story really isn’t good at all. I like being able to pretend to text/chat with BTS, and watch their cute reactions. Who is your favorite BTS member? I like Jimin and Jin. They are so cute.

Gameplay: 4/10 – I want to rate this higher… but I just can’t… It has so many features, collecting cards like in Love Live, visual novel/otome story like idea factory games, dressup minigames like love nikki, chatting/phoning like Mystic Messenger…. yet… somehow… even though it draws inspiration from all of these amazing popular games that I love… it somehow… feels flat to me… The features are there… but they lack heart if that makes any sense?

Also one thing that drives me crazy is we can’t take screenshots, and can’t share our cards / brag about rares, etc on social media; that kills a lot of the fun for me.

Story: 3/10 – The story is bad… really bad… Almost can’t force myself to keep playing the game because the story is so slow, boring, dull, just blah…. You guys know I don’t like giving spoilers when I review a game, I like to let you discover the stories for yourselves… I should add I’m not very far in the game yet? Maybe about half way through? Maybe it will get better?

To give you a “highlight” of the story “concept” BTS World takes place in an alternate universe where BTS has never met. You receive a strange message on your phone telling you that you have won a free ticket to a BTS concert, but when you arrive, it’s only a single member, who is waiting to sign a contract which you somehow mysteriously have been carrying around.

Surprise, you’re BTS’ manager. Only you have any memory of who BTS is in the “Real World”. Here in this alternate universe, you work at Big Hit and have been tasked with recruiting talent for a new boy band who will eventually become what we know as BTS.

You do this by progressing through a visual novel style game, although there are few choices along the way.

The game assumes alot about you as the player. It assumes you already know who BTS is, and that you have in depth intimate knowledge about each of the members of BTS. The game doesn’t really provide you any of this information, because why would you be playing this game unless you love BTS right? (that’s their thinking not mine, I personally “like” BTS, but I’m not really knowledgeable about every single member).

I think the story could be improved by assuming less. Giving the characters more… character? I want to learn/know more about each member of BTS while I’m playing… but I feel like it doesn’t really tell me much… which leaves me feeling uninterested…

The games first several missions are literally like “OMG it’s xyz Member, what’s he doing here? Oh he signed my contract, and teased me because I’m freaking out again. I’m a really bad manager. I will do my best to help BTS”

I rather it assume that the player only has minimal knowledge – or better yet even, no knowledge, of BTS. I rather see the members introduced doing things they enjoy/love, like what’s their favorite food, what other hobbies do they have aside from kpop, like maybe playing video games, playing basketball, reading, volunteering with animals, I dunno, whatever BTS does in their spare time.

I feel like that would add some… heart… or humanity… or something to this game…. Give me a reason to care about the characters….

The target audience of this game, the millions of ARMYs are probably perfectly happy with this game, as evidenced by the 4.8 rating on Google…. I don’t consider myself an ARMY… but I do consider myself a fan of BTS – as evidenced here the last month or two that I’ve been sharing my listening habits with you readers, you can see I constantly list BTS (among also other KPop artists).

But even though I’m a fan, I couldn’t tell you too much; hell I can’t even name every member honestly – sorry, I’m not like die-hard… I’m just kinda a casual fan… but I would like to play this game too… but it just… frustrates me that I feel detached from the story and characters because the game does nothing to introduce them, tell me about them, let me “get to know them”.

Which leads us to…

Characters: 7/10 – I’m rating this highly – I am taking points away for the lack of character “development” – but the characters are actual BTS members and they have made videos and pictures etc just for this game, which is really cute, where they speak right to you as a manager. And you can see cute clips and introductions and it’s very cute. I love the cute boys. That’s the only thing saving this game. lol.

Graphics: 8/10 – Sometimes… the graphics look very cheesy in the novel (main gameplay parts), because they are so stiff. I’m used to Live2D where the characters move fluidly… But… in other sections, even some high level cards, there is real video clips, and BTS is so cute, who couldn’t love the Graphics, really?

Voice: 10/10 – BTS provides voice clips for the game too. You can hear BTS talking to you :).

Music: 10/10 – What BTS game wouldn’t have good music? duh lol.

Replay Value: 2/10 – I’m not sure… it’s only been out for 2 weeks – will they have time-limited cards, special events, etc? I hope so, otherwise once you complete the story (which isn’t even that good in the first place) I see no reason to keep playing the game.

My Score: 51/80 64% D “Average Game For Girls” – Yeah, I’d say this game is really just Average. Much better games out there… but if you love BTS – and know a lot about BTS – like I know Millions of ARMYs do – then you will probably super love this game. For me, it’s just kinda cute/amusing but ultimately not a very good game at all, despite that I like BTS quite a bit, but my lack of intimate knowledge of the band and its members ultimately hurts my enjoyment of this game. Your mileage may vary, especially if you’re a BTS super fan. lol.

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What I’m Listening To This Week – Monsta X – Who Do U Love?

  1. Monsta X – Who Do U Love?

Monsta X released a new song last week, and they’re on US tour right now. I wish I could go, but it doesn’t look like they’re anywhere close by here. They go to Las Vegas this fall, and I do have family in Vegas, but I dunno if I will be able to take off work, because I might be planning some other vacations this summer.

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGCFaZIeB3k%5B/embedyt%5D

2. Ariana – 7 Rings

This Ariana Grande Song is about 6 months old now, but I just heard it for the first time last night. It’s to the tune of “A few of my favorite things” from the Sound of Music, but the beat is more hip-hop/pop-y. It actually kinda has almost a kpop feeling to it, I could picture Blackpink singing something like this.

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYh6mYIJG2Y%5B/embedyt%5D

3. Ariana – Thank U – Next

If you live under a rock, you might have not heard this next Ariana song lol. I’m pretty sure everyone knows it. But I just watched the music video for the first time and it’s like a parody of Mean Girls. If you’ve ever seen that movie. So even if you don’t like Ariana, you might enjoy this video if you love Mean Girls.

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl1aHhXnN1k%5B/embedyt%5D

4. Jacob Lee – With You

This song makes me cry… It’s so beautiful…. I think it’s a perfect wedding song. He’s singing about how he imagines their future. The places they will go, and also how they will raise a family and how their life will change when their first child is born, and how they will fill her life with love and she will fill their life with love too.

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuRZ42ExuHM%5B/embedyt%5D

5. Jacob Lee – I Belong To You

Jacob Lee has another excellent wedding song, which he sings at a wedding altar, with lyrics as if he’s singing to his bride on their wedding day.

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtcBNdIq1ms%5B/embedyt%5D

6. Jordan Smith – Only Love

Wow I remember this Jordan Smith guy from The Voice on Adam’s team a few years ago. It looks like he’s made it Pro now. Good for him. I was always a fan, wanted him to win from pretty early in the season.

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6DPyiE5e3M%5B/embedyt%5D

7. Kodaline – All I Want

This next video also moves me to tears, he has such a beautiful soul. There’s two parts but i think it’s the same song. I might have shared this one in one of my previous updates, but couldn’t remember, so here you can see it again.

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtf7hC17IBM%5B/embedyt%5D
[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzuXZfKg2YM%5B/embedyt%5D

8. Cyn – I’ll Still Have Me

Youtube recommended this next video for me. It’s a little slow and soft for my taste, but I like her voice, it’s very unusual.

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MZgtCp8mtc%5B/embedyt%5D

9. Lawson – Where My Love Goes

Youtube also recommended this next song for me, again I haven’t heard of this band. The video is cute, because the lead singer actually proposes to his real life girl friend while they’re filming the video. The beat and melody of the song is catchy too. I like it a lot.

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xwr7Jw-dqM%5B/embedyt%5D

10. Daniel Schulz – Turn Back Time

Also hadn’t heard of this one until I stumbled across it today. I wasn’t sure about it at first, but by half way through it was stuck in my head. It’s very catchy.

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFhsW0LxkOQ%5B/embedyt%5D

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What I’m Listening To This Week 6/23/19

I didn’t share a music post last week because we were moving, and still been super busy. Here’s what I’ve listened to the last two weeks.

1.) HYO – Sober English Version.

This song is so catchy. I find myself singing it all the time now.

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5-ovx56zjk%5B/embedyt%5D

2.) Troye Sivan – Fools

I first found this song via BTS’ Jung Kook’s cover but the original is good too. I think I actually prefer Jung Kook’s version more though.

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxg222-hWWc%5B/embedyt%5D
[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwVbCIA1hgc%5B/embedyt%5D

The next 3 songs are by an artist named Amber. I really like her voice and the beat to all of these songs.

3.) Amber – White Noise

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBKzjuKBSTM%5B/embedyt%5D

4.) Amber – Count Down

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KB0Bkll3fFs%5B/embedyt%5D

5.) Amber – Lost At Sea

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kk4opcwRJAU%5B/embedyt%5D

6.) Rogue Rogue – Right Now

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7le8Q-jKnK4%5B/embedyt%5D

7.) Jay Park – Me Like Yuh

I love this song. It’s so catchy. Has a great beat.

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hYP4rmRVKE%5B/embedyt%5D

8.) Jay Park – Aquaman

This song is really dirty lol, but it’s catchy too. I want a pink car with a hottub in it too LOL.

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qSNMfm1rlg%5B/embedyt%5D

9.) Jay Park – All I wanna do

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxQUJlDx4pw%5B/embedyt%5D

10.) Dua Lipa and Black Pink – Kiss and Make Up.

I love Dua Lipa, and love Black Pink, so naturally I love this song too :).

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AX3Bsiq-13k%5B/embedyt%5D

What I’m Listening To This Week 6/23/19 was originally published on GeekySweetie.com – Geeky & Kawaii Anime, Tech, Toys, & Game Reviews & News

Canadian Bet Calculator Explained And Where To Use Them

Canadian Bet Calculator Explained and Where to Use Them   

 

It seems that there are new types of bets being introduced all the time. Despite the innovations, there are still several that seem to have been around forever and the Canadian bet is one of them.

 

The Canadian bet is a way of getting a large win if your luck is in. Rather than a straightforward win accumulator such as a double or treble, this bet doesn’t fall apart if one selection fails to be a winner.

 

You can get a return on your stake from this bet even if just two of your selections is a winner. Five selections are required for a Canadian (sometimes referred to a a Super Yankee) and there are 26 different bets being laid.

 

There are 10 doubles, 10 trebles, five four-folds and one five-fold. That’s a lot of bets and working out just how much you could win isn’t a simple task. Thankfully, help is at hand if you use a Canadian bet calculator. This differs from a Lucky 31, which also uses five selections, simply because that bet includes five singles.

 

Using the Canadian bet calculator really is a necessity unless you’re a potential candidate to go on the Countdown gameshow. Can you work out how much your winning five-fold would be if the winners had odds of 7/2, 9/4, 11/4, 8/5 and 23/10?  Probably not, even working out your stake to cover the 26 bets isn’t the easiest of tasks. It’s a good confirmation of your stake just in case it’s more than you thought it might be.

 

There are some great wins to be had from a Canadian, even without all five selections winning. By using the Canadian bet calculator, you can see how much each of the individual bets will return.

 

This can be achieved before the selections begin their events if a price has been taken. Doing so gives you a tantalizing preview of how much you could be winning. As the bet begins you can use the Canadian bet calculator to see how it’s progressing. If one selection goes down, you can still use the calculator to see what the new maximum winnings may be if the others all win.

 

All that you need to do is to enter your stake per bet and whether you are going for win or each-way selections. If you are betting each-way, there’ll be 52 bets to pay for. You are then required to enter the odds for each selection and the calculator will work out the potential returns for each bet and an overall figure.

 

This kind of bet can be made using selections from a number of different sports. Look out too for bonuses that are offered by bookmakers. They sometimes offer a percentage bonus if all five selections are winner. A percentage bonus can also be offered if just one of your selections wins. If that is the case, hope it’s the one with the best odds that is a winner.

 

Canadian Bet Calculator Explained And Where To Use Them was originally published on GeekySweetie.com – Geeky & Kawaii Anime, Tech, Toys, & Game Reviews & News

Curvy Girls Dolls Kickstarter for Plus Sized Balljoint Doll – Get the doll for just a $25 pledge!

Hey please check out this kickstarter for a plus size balljoint doll. It’s 11 inches tall, so it’s tiny. About the height of a Barbie. But look at its voluptuous body. Barbie ain’t got curves like this girl 🙂

Curvy Girls Dolls: Plus Size Fashion Dolls

Curvy Girls Dolls LLC is raising funds for Curvy Girls Dolls: Plus Size Fashion Dolls on Kickstarter! A line of beautiful, plus size fashion dolls. We believe #ACES: Amazing comes in every size!

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The doll is jointed. Yes, there are Barbies these days who are jointed too. But this doll improves on that joint system by special ankle joints that allow the doll to wear ANY style of shoes, from flats to high heels, and anything in between.

The dolls were designed by a mother of an interracial family who wanted dolls that looked more like herself and her children. The intent of the Curvy Girls movement is to promote body positivity at a young age and teach that Amazing Comes in Every Size #ACES.

I backed the pledge at the $40 level which allows me to select which doll I want to receive. But if you don’t mind receiving a random doll, you can pledge $25 and receive a random doll.

We all know balljoint dolls are super expensive. Even tiny ones, for a legit non-recast are hundreds of dollars.

But don’t be confused, there are some key differences from Curvy Girls compared to traditional balljointed dolls.

1.) They are plastic, not resin. That probably results in a large cost savings there alone

2.) Their hair is rooted. You can’t buy or swap wigs. Of course, they are offering “Customizeable dolls” but the hair is STILL rooted, it’s just unstyled, so you can cut and style it yourself. The customizeable ones also come unpainted so you can do your own faceup, just like a balljointed doll if you want.

3.) Their eyes are not removable / swapable.

But still for this price… good luck finding a jointed Barbie doll for under 25 bucks, and if you do, the joints arent as good as those of the curvygirls who have much more range of movement.

Being the same height as Barbie allows for Curvy Girls to share the same accessories, the doll house, cars, furniture, etc of a Barbie.

There are several different pledge levels. The dolls come in a basic or premium package. The premium one will have an exclusive kickstarter founder’s collector’s box not available ever again outside kickstarter. And the premium one will come with many more outfits, shoes, and accessories. The little Asian girl even comes with a robotic-looking kitty.

Each of the girls have stories and careers to match the diverse real world that curvy women are in each day in real life. Much like how Barbie can be a Doctor or Astronaut, or other traditionally male-dominated roles. Curvy Girls can also be found in various fields such as Scientists, Mechanics, Animal Rescuers, and more.

Let’s help get this kickstarter funded, pick up some cheap balljoint dolls, and promote body positivity in young women everywhere.

Here’s the official press release announcement from Curvy Girls Dolls Below.

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CURVY GIRLS DOLLS TO LAUNCH “FAT DOLL” FOR SALE ON KICKSTARTER

Durham, NC – Curvy Girls Dolls LLC (CGD) launched a Kickstarter campaign for their “Fat Doll” on June
6, 2019. Starting at a size 18, Curvy Girls Dolls are truly plus size and will make the perfect addition to the
toy aisle.

The dolls aim to normalize people of all sizes and promote body positivity because it is important to
introduce this idea at a young age. “I grew up a chubby kid, and I never saw plus size people in the media
– at least not positively,” said CEO Joleen.

Studies have show that up to 57% of adolescent girls engage in many unhealthy ways to lose weight
because of the images reflected on TV, magazines, and social media outlets. CFO Bridget wanted to
create dolls that looked like her for her kids because there are no mainstream, inexpensive, plus size
dolls in stores. She wanted kids to have dolls that look as diverse as they do.

Four dolls will be introduced:
● Kind Aliah (Black American) – owner of an animal sanctuary
● Tough Alex (Mexican American) – activist and law student
● Smart Keiko (Japanese American) – robotics engineer
● Strong Quinn (White American) – award winning mechanic

With this Kickstarter campaign, CGD aims to generate enough buzz to hit the ground running with
production and get the dolls ready in time for the holidays. As an indy brand, fundraising is something
crucial for them and they are asking for your help. Will you help in creating a set of diverse and truly plus
size dolls?

About Curvy Girls Dolls
Curvy Girls Dolls LLC (CGD) incorporated in 2018, strives to make playtime fun for people of all sizes. It
designs, markets, and specializes in plus size dolls with unique personalities, fun fashion, and inspiring
character. CGD helps children learn and develop through play.

Children use doll play as an outlet for emotions, to explore scenarios that they may encounter, and have
control over situations. CGD aims to create dolls children play with that are as diverse as the people in
their lives. With their dolls, CGD aspires to normalize people of all sizes and promote body positivity.
CGD acknowledges that body positivity is important to introduce at a young age since children absorb so
much of their surrounding including negative self-images that can last a lifetime.

High-res images, logos and artwork can be found here: https://www.curvygirlsdolls.com/press-kit/
PR Contact: Bridget G. Co-Founder & CFO
Email: bridget@curvygirlsdolls.com
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You can follow the project on social media at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CurvyGirlsDolls
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CurvyGirlsDolls
Tumblr: https://curvygirlsdolls.tumblr.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/curvygirlsdolls/
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/curvygirlsdolls
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/curvygirlsdolls

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