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video games

This Tetris-inspired home decor will fit perfectly into your life

Alright, last week we talked about home goods inspired by Final Fantasy, which is a video game I know nothing about. This week, let’s talk about home goods inspired by the one and only video game I do play is Tetris. I freaking LOVE me some Tetris.

The Final Fantasy kitchen swords are the ultimate weapons for every chef

If you’re a fan of Final Fantasy, or if you’ve ever imagined chopping lettuce with sword like a bad-ass mo-fo, or if you just love watching people be crafty as fuck, then you’ll LOVE this video…

My son’s Nintendo and Mario-themed bedroom

When I learned I was pregnant I knew immediately that my child’s room would include elements from my old favorite original Nintendo games.  I started working on items for him right away, many of which are still in his room today.

LeakyCon and 4 other nerd-tastic summer cons perfect for parent-teen bonding

Guys, summer is almost upon is… which means it’s TOTALLY time to get ready for con season! We’ve chatted about taking a small child to a con (totally doable), but never before have we waded into aspirational con territory for many a parent-child duo: taking your teen to a con. Luckily there are tons of options this time of year — there’s a con for just about every form of geekery you can drum up. Harry Potter fan? Check. Horror movie aficionado? You got it.

Nintendo and Powerpuff Girls aprons from Etsy seller DarkBalloons

I’d never turn my back on this Boo apron. Karen tipped us off to some of the coolest aprons I’ve ever seen from Etsy shop DarkBalloons. They’re handmade to order (custom sizes available!), they’ve got gorgeous lines, and they’re based on some of my favourite characters from Nintendo’s Mario and Zelda franchises, and the Powerpuff Girls! Check them out…

Gamers need lovin’ too!: How to love and live with a Gamer

My husband is a gamer. Not a random “whenever I’m feelin’ it” kind of thing, but a serious GAMER. I, on the other hand, am most assuredly not. I know we can’t be the only couple out here like this. It’s inevitable in this day and age of gaming there are multitudes of gamer/non-gamer couples. Yet every single person I know has asked me at least once “How does that even work? If he’s always on [insert game here] how is your relationship not suffering?!” Well, there are some very decidedly nice perks about gamers…

Do you have two-player game ideas for pouty losers?

My husband and I like to play games but we can’t seem to find much to play together. He’s into Magic the Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; I’m more of a Trivial Pursuit kind of gal.

The real problem is, I’m a bit of a sore loser so we try to find two person, non-competitive games. Do any offbeat homies have ideas on games we can try out while I work on my sportsmanship?

Level-Up your window coverings with video game-themed blinds

Pay homage to the history of video games by blocking out the light (and eliminating glare on your screen) with these colourful blinds from Direct Blinds. Each blind features a retro gaming character like Pac-Man or a mushroom from Mario Bros. On top of that, the graphics are made up of controllers, joysticks, and handheld gaming systems from the earliest days of gaming up to today. Can you name every device pictured?