What I’ve Been Playing

Recent playings of the video games!

Today is Wednesday and you know what that means! Either I’m doing a favorite games OR a what I’ve been playing. And based on the title it’s a what I’ve been playing Wednesday!!!

So what have I been playing?

PC: HuniePop – You can thank my boyfriend for this one. I found it on his Steam and couldn’t help but play it. I legitimately called it his waifu for laifu game. Yeah, I’m just so nice 😛 This game is hilarious and really entertaining. It’s a puzzle game for those who don’t know. A game where you complete puzzles to have successful dates with the women that you are trying to make fall in love with you. But really it’s just to get in their panties, let’s be honest. The puzzles get progressively difficult, you have the say the right things to the right girls, remember things that they tell you (which is hard when you have like seven girls), and complete the puzzle successfully in the deemed amount of moves. If you don’t you have a bad date and wasted some time and a (what will later be deemed) easy puzzle. I like it, I recommend it. It’s fun and very fun to make fun of 😛

GameCube: Sims 2 – I recently have been watching a YouTuber that I follow play this game and it pushed me to play it again. Oh my gosh. So much nostalgia. This game was so annoying but so much fun. It was different than the Sims on PC. How you ask? There was an actual story line. You used a controller. You had to do certain things to progress the game further and you didn’t stay living in one place. Sometimes you controlled all the Sims in the household and sometimes you did not. Which was an interesting concept to me, especially back then. I recommend highly for those who don’t want to delve completely in to the Sims pool. This is a good foot in to start with.

Switch: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – This game is easily, in my opinion, the best Mario Kart game out. I instantly fell in love with Mario Kart 8 because it was both beautiful and fun. How cool is it to go zero gravity? Answer: REALLY COOL! I think the levels are the right balance of easy to medium to harder. You have a gradual curve especially within the cups. I also appreciated the fact that there wasn’t such a harsh learning curve when it came to the different cups. I have found in previous Mario Karts that the difference between 50cc and 100cc is way too much. The upgraded installment on the Switch adds a couple things that I had wished they had put in on the Wii U version such as multiple item slots. Having two item slots is like a complete game changer. It just adds so much more to the game. Like giving the person in first two opportunities to have coins instead of one 😉 Go out and try it when you get the chance!

Not too many games this time around but at least I was able to squeeze some gaming time in! Better than nothing!

Share what you’ve been playing! Tell me what I absolutely have to try!

Stay classy and sassy 🙂

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April Favorites!

What I loved in April!

Hello my lovely friends! I know I have been slacking with my monthly favorites but they are back!!

Nerd Favorites:

Game Pickup: Probably my Mario Kart 8 Deluxe that I just got today actually. I think that this is seriously my best pickup in awhile. And most exciting. I went to my local Target near my work this morning and stood in line waiting for it to open just to pick up the game. AND get the puzzle cube that came with it. That’s what I was really after honestly. And it did NOT disappoint. I got that puzzle cube and I love the puzzle cube. I really think it’s one of the best pre-order offered items that I have seen in awhile. Most of the time I don’t care and I definitely don’t like paying full price for a game buuuuuut once in awhile things are worth it and you just gotta bite the bullet. So I did just that.

Comics: So I just decided to go down the very slippery slope of comic books. And lord help us all. I specifically have gotten into Bob’s Burgers, Invader Zim and Adventure Time. And oh my goodness, they’re all super cute and so great to read! I highly recommend them. I do have to say that I’m very proud of myself for not decided to collect, buy and read a superhero comic. That would be so much more worse than what I am currently doing. 😛 But I have found this new found hobby and interest to be a lot of fun and really rewarding. And the reading isn’t half bad either 😉

Nerd Moment: C2E2 and meeting Evanna Lynch. I think that is in the top 10 of all my nerdy moments in my life so far. Meeting her, being able to take a picture with her and attending her panel meant so much to me. The Harry Potter fandom has always had a very very special place in my heart. It is honestly practically impossible for me to put in to words what all it means to me and why it is so important to me so I honestly am not going to even try. It was nice to know that so many of the things that I have struggled with and still struggle with, she has gone through and understands. I know it’s silly but it really resonated with me. It just helped confirm my love for the fandom even more.

Media Favorites:

Music: “Stay” by Zedd ft. Alessia Cara: I have been obsessed with this song. Just ask Mathew. He has had to suffer through this song so many times that I think he’s far beyond over it. But me? I can’t get enough. I love the music, her voice, the vocal arrangement, just everything. My only problem is it is so catchy that it gets stuck in my hear almost constantly. Which is why I listen to it so much. To try to get it out of my head.

TV: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: I honestly LOVE reality TV. Yes, I have SOME shame in it but not that much! I don’t get much time to watch TV as I prefer to because I would rather play video games and watch YouTube videos in my limited free time. But with everything going on in the last month or so I wanted an escape that didn’t require much brain power. Hence the reality TV. And the Housewives shows have always been a favorite go to for me. Especially Beverly Hills. Thank you Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump. The drama makes me feel quite a lot better about my own life which was the goal. So win for me!

Book: This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp: I have always been drawn to books with darker premises and this is no exception. This book is very powerful as it takes place in the perspective of four different high school kids in the span of 55 minutes during a school shooting. Yeah. Its very intense and a very quick read but it is a fantastic one. I can’t recommend this book enough. It’s very sad and scary but it really puts things into perspective. It makes you think about what really matters and how the stupid and trivial things that we worry about so much every single day just don’t even really matter in the grand scheme of things. The author did a very good job and wrote it beautifully. I think she captured the emotions perfectly and didn’t leave the reader disappointed with anything, but most definitely not the ending. This has quickly become one of my favorite reads and earned a spot on my bookshelf.

Makeup:

Katy Perry Katy Kat Mascara: OMG! This mascara is magic. Seriously. I fell in love with it. The wand is a little peculiar but it goes on so well and makes my eyelashes pop so so so much! It doesn’t clump and smooths out my eyelashes perfectly making it look like my own lashes au natural.

Brown eyeliner, specifically Colour Pop’s Mr. Bing crayon eyeliner: I have always been a black eyeliner girl. Exclusively black eyeliner. I never tried any other color because why? Black is classic. It’s classy. It works with everything. And then I got this beauty in my Ipsy glam bag. I decided to be more adventurous rather than complain and I am so glad that I did! The brown outlines my eyes really well and makes the green in my eyes pop. Which is always what I am striving for. Which now I am able to do that more!

Goddess Gold by INT Cosmetics eyeshadow: Another pleasant surprise from my Ipsy glam. It is very pigmented, very easy to apply, stays in place, and wears well. I use it as an all-over lid color and like I said it stays in place and lasts all day. Which is definitely something that I find is hard to achieve.

What are some of your favorite things from this past month? What are your thoughts on my favorites? Let me know!

Stay classy and sassy!

 

 

Switch Thoughts!

Collinswoah13’s thoughts on the Nintendo Switch!

Hello and welcome back lovely Internet friends!

As I talked about in my pickup haul on Friday, I got a Switch, later thank launch day but I got one!

To tell my tale kind of again, (with many more details added, I promise), I pre-ordered my Switch through Gamestop.com. This was also my first time pre-ordering anything through Gamestop.com. I, of course, thought nothing of it after I received my confirmation e-mail stating that I was going to receive my $510 red-blue joy con, five game Switch bundle. That was my first mistake. Only two of the five games I pre-ordered in bundle came out at launch and were shipped to me and because of that I was actually charged full price and charged separately for them. With no explanation or a heads up email. To add to it all, I didn’t receive my games the same day as my Switch. I actually received them the day after I got my Switch. Which is super frustrating. With again, no email letting me know or anything. The thing that made me most annoyed at this all was that everything was slated to arrive 3/6. I purposely didn’t pay the crazy (to me) amount of money for promised in your hands launch day shipping but I did expect it all to arrive the day I was told it would arrive. Or at least an email letting me know it was delayed.

Beyond the annoyance of Gamestop.com, let’s actually get in to the Switch itself. First and foremost, I love the packaging. The box was good looking but most of all, it was very collector friendly! I didn’t need to use knives or scissors. I didn’t have to rip or tear a single thing. It’s all still perfectly in tack and sitting very nicely on display on top of one of my bookshelves. 😀

The set up of the console was honestly one of the easiest setups I’ve done in a long time. I’m very glad Nintendo kept it simple and with very little ugly cords. The system itself looks very sleek and simple. I can definitely see myself displaying it a bit more once I am able to get a different entertainment center setup.

I was surprised with how quality the Switch console (the tablet) itself really is. Now keep in mind, I have been very lucky with my Switch as it has had zero problems at this time. And don’t worry, I  was knocking on wood furiously as I wrote this. Another surprise, (good surprise!) was the Joy Cons! They are so light and small but I fell in love with them. They fit so well in my hands and I love to use them without the Joy Con grip controller. And though they feel so light they have more power than I thought. I am however, not a huge fan of the turned on its side Joy Con play when you’re playing two player. It’s awkward and far too small to be comfortable or natural.

As for the gameplay, I very much enjoy it. I have only played 1-2 Switch, Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild, and Fast RMX. Zelda is beyond beautiful. And fun. And hard. I say hard because this is my FIRST Zelda game ever. Yeah. You read that correctly. First Zelda game that I’ve ever played. This is because of a lot of different reason but now is neither the time nor the place for that. I am very happy with how the game showcases the hardware’s ability. It’s just too beautiful. As for 1-2 Switch, I am disappointed with it. Not all the games are accessible and I’m not sure how to unlock them. But I’m sure I’ll figure it out in time. The racing game is great. Super hard to control but fun, pretty and great. I love it.

My only dissatisfaction is just like every other Nintendo product at launch, underwhelming and lacking any real punch. There wasn’t enough launch titles. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very happy with Zelda but it almost feels very rushed and not well planned. I know more games are coming out for it soon and I will be much happier when that happens. For now I’m honestly more in to my Wii U and finishing up Paper Mario Color Splash than anything.

Overall, I’m very happy with the Switch. It’s a great idea and great hardware. I am very optimistic for Nintendo and very excited to see what happens with the Switch and where this journey takes us all.

Until Wednesday, stay classy and sassy y’all ❤