Hunger Games Catching Fire Review

To be honest I liked Hunger Games enough to own the first movie however the extent of my fandom stopped there. To me it was another cool action flick with slight undertones of government control and the faintest hint of a future uprising. However The Hunger Games “Catching Fire” has properly succeeded in lighting my curiosity and bringing me on the journey into the depths of Katniss’ paranoia.

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The 6 Types of Gamers

The gaming community has grown exponentially over the years, especially with the sudden spotlight on geek culture with popular TV shows like The Big Bang Theory and the myriad of comic book films hitting the big screen. The awesome part of all this is that more people are taking a jump down the rabbit hole of gaming, comics and overall nerdiness. With this new surge of fresh blood in the gaming community I’ve deemed the term “Gamer” no longer specific enough to describe such a large dynamic group. So I’ve taken it upon myself to classify our hierarchy into six distinct categories. So I’ll start with the loneliest of gamer.


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Steve Jackson MIB!

It’s official! I’ve become a new member of the Men in Black team of Phoenix!  What does that mean? Why thank you for asking!

Men in Black is a volunteer based demonstration team for Steve Jackson Games. So I’ll be traveling around the valley of the sun showing people how to play games at stores and conventions. I might also put up few “How to play” guides for their games on my website.  At the very least I’m hoping to get out there and play more games!

Desert Sky Games Review

Desert Sky Games
2531 S. Gilbert Road. #106. Gilbert AZ, 85295
(602) 615-5214
Store Hours:
M-Th: 10am – 10pm
F: 10am – 12am
Sa: 10am – 10pm
Su: 10am – 6pm

First Impression: 

I’ve never been to desert sky games before as they’re relatively new to the valley. The first thing I noticed when I walked in was how well they used their space. I want to say about 85% of the store was filled with gaming tables. Which was really nice compared to some other stores I’ve visited lately. There was also plenty of room to move around, so I didn’t have to awkwardly hit everyone’s chair backs just to get across the room. The staff was friendly and asked us if there was anything specific we needed. They didn’t have the specific game I was looking for however they ended up ordering it for me with no issues. They also had some sweet retro arcade games you could play for a quarter so I got to play Super Mario Bro’s with my daughter before we left. Overall I was impressed with the store except for the price of their MTG cards, however they redeemed themselves by having really great stock for all other cards.

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Pop Culture Paradise Tempe Review

Pop Culture Paradise Tempe
715 S. Forest Avenue. Tempe, AZ, 85281
(480) 557-6640
Store Hours:
M-Tu and Th-Sa: 11am – 10pm
W: 9am – 10pm
Su: 11am – 6pm

First Impression: 

Walking into Pop Culture is kind of like walking into a small cave. Immediately I felt claustrophobic and that remained an ongoing theme as I browsed through the store. Pop Culture’s Tempe location carries a little bit of everything. I saw shirts, toy collectibles, comics, board games, RPGs, and the basic TCG’s here. However I felt like they weren’t really strong in any single category but don’t get me wrong that doesn’t mean I won’t go there again. I feel like the store just needs a good reorganization and direction. Otherwise their staff was very friendly and you can order most anything you need here. In fact I’ve ordered several comics from them in the past and had great service.

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In Glory we Trust