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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. 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,...

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Helix Waltz Review Casual Fashion Dressup Mobile Game Like Nikki Dressup Queen

Title: Helix Waltz Publisher: Ubeejoy Release Date: Genre: Dressup Otome Game Platform: IOS and Android Price: Free with optional in-game purchases Where to Get: https://waltz.ubeejoy.com/ Overview: 10/10 Helix Waltz is very similar to Love Nikki Dressup Queen or Romance Diary with a few differences. It has a slightly more detailed / less "cutesy" artstyle, and more focus on story. In fact, before getting the meat of the game, you must go through a very lengthy tutorial, that for a mobile/casual gamer will probably take more than a few days to complete. In this tutorial you learn a lot about the story and setting of Helix Waltz. This is where we see the majority of the differences that set Helix Waltz apart from other similar Dressup Games. Story: 10/10 Helix Wa

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My Love Live School Idol Festival Kotori Minami Snowbird Cosplay Costume

Note: This costume was designed for me by Kathy's Creations in Greenville PA. This is the 2nd cosplay costume that Kathy has created for me. About 2 years ago I also commissioned her for my Lunar Eternal Blue Lucia cosplay costume. I have a bad habit of not taking wig caps with me to my fittings and/or losing wig caps lol. I will buy wig cap before the anime convention next month. These pics aren't great, because of no wig cap, and I also wasn't wearing any makeup, not even lip gloss, lol. But of course I was so excited that I couldn't help taking like a million (OK about 40 lol) pictures in my costume. As I was trying it on (and taking copious amounts of pictures in the fitting room lol) Kathy was putting the finishing details on the costume such as the ribbons on the crown a

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I Want To Take an Anime and Manga Tour in Japan

OMG... I want to do this. (Maybe Next Year - I don't have Vacation Time left this year since I will be going to Peru this summer) Their next tour is in just a few weeks, and seems to only happen once a year, in March coinciding with the International Anime Festival AnimeJapan. https://japandeluxetours.com/japan/group/anime-japan-tours#anime3 Visiting Japan is my life long dream. (sadly, mostly just so I can go shopping for anime, game, and doll stuff lol. Although I do want to do the museums and cherry blossoms and hot springs and other cultural things too - though mostly, I'm just a big geeky nerd who loves anime and wants to go shopping - which is what this whole tour is designed for <3) It's not that much money (well OK it is, but it's cheaper than I expected honestly).

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Love Nikki – Dress UP Queen – Anime Mobile Dressup Game Review

Nikki is back in an all new game, and this time, it even has English voice acting. As you may recall, I reviewed  Hello Nikki Let's Beauty Up awhile back on my blog. Sadly, that game closed its doors a few months ago. As I mentioned in that original review, there were a ton of other Nikki dressup games available in the app store, but none of them had the gacha, rpg, and quest mechanics that I enjoyed so much in Hello Nikki - Let's Beauty Up. So I was left Nikkiless for a long time; until one day, I saw a Facebook ad for a new Nikki Game, Love Nikki Dress UP Queen. Love Nikki Dress Up Queen is extremely similar to the old Hello Nikki - Let's Beauty Up. It's also extremely similar to Romantic Diary, much more similar to Romantic Diary when compared to the similarities between Romantic Dia

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Lady Popular – Review of Fashion Runway Dressup Game

Title: Lady Popular Fashion Arena Genre: Dressup Game Developer: XS Software Price: Free to Play with Optional In-Game Purchases Where to Play: http://www.ladypopular.com Have you ever wanted to be a Top Model and walk down the catwalk in a Fashion Showdown between other beautiful and successful girls? Here's your chance to be the best model, in XS Software's Lady Popular Fashion Arena. You can play this amazing dressup game for free in your web browser without needing to download or install any software. You can register either by email, or by connecting your facebook account. https://youtu.be/ad_R5UsHEdY Overview: 10/10 Lady Popular Fashion Arena has a lot to offer. You start the game by choosing your hair, makeup, skin tone, outfits, and accessories. As you beg

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My Lucia From Lunar Eternal Blue Cosplay Costume

Lunar is one of my all-time favorite videogame series still to this day. I love pretty much anything by Working Designs really. Originally I was invited by a friend to go to a convention and cosplay together, but they couldn't make the convention, so I actually haven't gotten to wear this yet, aside from trying it on for photos. Hoping to wear it to Tekko in March 2017. This costume was commissioned and designed by Kathy's Creations in Greenville, PA. My Boots still have not arrived, will add more/new pics when boots arrive, or when at a convention. Thanks for looking and have a great day <3. This is just a very quick photoshoot, I didn't take time to pin back my own hair before applying the wig, and am wearing absolutely no makeup. Wig also probably could have used a bit of spray an

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Sonicomi Communication with Sonico English PC Game Review

Title: Sonicomi Communication with Sonico Genre: Visual Novel / Idol Simulation / Rhythm Game / Photography Simulation / Dating Sim / Raising Sim Platform: PC Developer: Nitro+ Publisher: JASTUSA Where to Buy: Jlist - use Coupon Code: MOE-22Y-E8BNV5 to get 5% off! Geeky: 4/5 - High quality anime style graphics. This version of Sonicomi is the original PC version; however, for the US release, they integrated the new improved graphics from the Playstation version which adds a lot more visual appeal to the game. Sonicomi comes to life with fully animated and expressive movements. Unlike other visual novels which show only static images, the graphics in Sonicomi definitely do impress. There are multiple game modes and tons of achievements to unlock as well. Like most visual nov

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Smite Game Review From a Girl That’s Never Played MOBA Games

I began playing Smite with a friend last week. It's my first time playing a MOBA game. I've avoided them because I heard how competitive they can be, such as league of legends. I've been playing it for a few weeks, but only last week for any real length of time or effort. Sorry if you played with me the last few weeks; I'm sure that I cost you to lose some matches, because I had no idea how to play for the first few weeks. I still don't really, but I'm getting at least a little better. It does have a kinda steep learning curve, well for me at least. You have to understand, I typically go for "artistic" games which emphasize story over action - in fact some have no action at all, while others have "turn based combat" - so for me to be in real time combat and have to be "situationally aware"...

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Hello Nikki Anime Dressup Game with Limited Event Items

UPDATE 2018: Hello Nilki Let's Beauty Up Has Been Closed For Almost Two Years. There is a newer app available in English called Love Nikki Dress Up Queen which I reviewed here. Here is some more info about Hello Nikki Let's Beauty Up shutting down their English version: The game I reviewed was actually Hello Nikki Let's Beauty Up! Developed by Gamedreamers MY (maybe stands for Malaysia? I'm not sure, but the game was released in English by a chinese publisher named xiong xiang (at least on the IOS app store) The game closed in November 2016 It is amazingly similar to Love Nikki Dress Up Queen (because of the quests, overworld maps, story, characters, gacha, and online competitions with other players, etc) Here is a post about the English servers shut down notice: https://www

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Ript Apparel – $11 Tshirts For Geeks and Gamers – New Designs Every Day

I just discovered a great new website for Geeky Tees. The prices start at just $11 - although they do charge more for some designs, or for plus sized clothing. They offer both men and womens, and even youth clothing. They also have hoodies and lots of other goodies. Here are a few of my favorite designs. You can click on any of the pictures to go to the Ript Apparel website where you can see how the shirts look on an actual live model. They have a really cool Exclusive Deadpool X The Walking Dead T-shirt. Deadpool is so hot right now. The one thing I noticed is that their selection of sizes could use some improvement. If you're a man - they've got you covered with sizes going all the way to 5XL. However, if you're a woman, the sizes only go to 2XL. I've seen other sites that go to Wome...

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Miitomo Review: Nintendo’s New App Will Devour Your Soul — And All of Your Free Time!

As you should know by now - I'm no stranger to these types of apps having already reviewed countless others such as Dream Girlfriend, CocoPPAPlay, Pokecolo (Formerly Pokemini), Animal Boyfriend, and also an avid fan and long time player of LinePlay. The concept, which is essentially dressup an avatar and decorate a room,  is nothing new. But Somehow, Nintendo's new Miitomo app manages to stand out in a very crowded marketplace. I stayed up til 2am saturday night playing this game. And stayed up until midnight lastnight playing (after also playing it 10+ hours throughout both days) - only because I knew I had to be up for work today. (otherwise I would've stayed up later - I cannot put this app down!) I think what makes Miitomo so successful is the social aspect of the app. It allows you t

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Pokemini is Closing – Join Pokecolo – Guide for English Users

It was not that long ago, that I reviewed Pokemini here, a cute anime dressup game that I've been playing for almost 2 years. - It all comes to an end next week as Pokemini will be shutting down. They are encouraging everyone to join Pokecolo - however, there's one small problem ... Pokemini was in English and Pokecolo is in Japanese! Pokecolo also has all kinds of "new" (to Players of Pokemini) features and can be confusing when you first start. I'm new myself and I do not speak (or read) Japanese. This is just a quick rough guide that I've learned the last 2 or 3 days since joining - hope it proves helpful. #pokecolo is very #kawaii and better than #pokemini except it's in #Japapnese but you can get much #cuter items and even have #pets A photo posted by jenilee (@xenokitten) o

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CocoPPaPlay Dressup Game Review

EDIT: Check Out My New Updated CocoPPaPlay Review for 2018 - A lot of improvements have happened since this first review below. Click here to read the updated review of CocoPPAPlay for 2018. Review from 2016 below: (The following review uses screenshots that I personally took while playing CocoPPaPlay. I wish I could give credit to all of the models which appear and the players who spent time creating their models - however, I did not make a note of the players' names while taking my screenshots. I'm sorry. I started a new character, so I didn't have many cute items to use for my own photos. Thanks for understanding! If you happen to recognize your character and either want credit, or for some reason don't want me using their photo for my review, just leave me a comment below.) I po

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