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Samurai Dark Souls : Nioh Reivew

Nioh Reivew Nioh is a new action RPG based on Japanese samurai culture and features guardians, demons, and more. You play as William, an Irishman who has had his longtime friend and guardian kidnapped away from him, and is suddenly plunged into the dark chaos happening in Japan. Let’s just get this out of the way: yes, Nioh is difficult and challenging, but it’s not impossible. I’...

Fantastic AZ Photographers (And Where To Find Them)

Fantastic AZ Photographers (And Where To Find Them) During Taiyou Con, I had the chance to catch up with one of my favorite cosplayers, Mae Dae Cosplay. After gushing about Steven Universe and conventions, she mentioned how she wanted to get really great photos of her costumes but had no idea who would do it or how they are as professionals. This stopped me in my tracks because I was under the mis...

How to make your Female NPCs more realistic in Dungeons and Dragons!

How to make your Female NPCs more realistic in Dungeons and Dragons! I was unaware that this was really an issue in D&D, however it has been brought to my attention that as D&D is still primarily popular with men that sometimes it can be difficult to create authentic female characters. Without realizing, I created several female NPCs who had large parts to play in my campaign and analysing...

Why Steven Universe “Mindful Education” Broke Me

Why Steven Universe “Mindful Education” Broke Me Hey friends! For those who don’t know me, I am Darth Mexican and I am the owner of The Geek Lyfe. While owning an indie geek website is fun, it’s still pretty taxing especially when you add in the fact that I work 40 hours a week, have to maintain my friendships, ensure my family knows I love them, and some how convince a wom...

How to Play D&D 5E: Character Creation

How to Play D&D 5E: Character Creation Ever taken a look at Dungeons and Dragons and thought: “That looks like a ton of fun but super confusing.”? Well you are not alone! I, Darth Mexican, also went through the same thing in 2008 when I wanted to get into Dungeons and Dragons but had absolutely no idea how to break into it! The rules were confusing, the idea of improving wrecked me...

Pokemon Go Tips

Pokemon Go Tips In the small amount of time that Pokemon Go has been out, it has swept the world in a Pokemon craze. People of all different ages are coming out of their homes to catch their favorite Pokemon out in the real world. While the game is incredible, their tutorial is a bit lack luster. The Pokemon Go community has really come together and provided a ton of information to help players ge...

Top Five Comics for New Comic Readers

Top Five Comics for New Comic Readers So you want to start reading comics, eh? First off, welcome! Welcome to the wonderful, rich and vibrant world of comic books and graphic novels. That glorious world, though, can be intimidating to someone who only so far has danced along the fringes of it. Going to your local comic book store is a daunting experience for someone just dipping their toes into th...

Five Geeky Bands that Might Have Flown Under Your Radar

Five Geeky Bands that Might Have Flown Under Your Radar Music is a big passion of mine, and one of my favorite hobbies. Video games are also a big passion of mine, and are one of my most detrimental vices. I also enjoy classic fantasy novels, and nothing is as comfortable as curling up with a copy of Thieves’ World. So when I started putting this list together, I thought “What makes me a geek? How...

Advice to Cosplayers From A Cosplay Interviewer

Advice to Cosplayers From A Cosplay Interviewer Hey friends! My name is Darth Mexican/DeAngelo, I started The Geek Lyfe in 2013 as a way to express my opinions and help other geeks with product reviews and entertainment. One of my main passions is cosplay, I  have the talent of a pebble so needless to say I appreciate the art of cosplay far more than actually participating. I followed various big ...

Minecraft Culture: Build Far or Near?

Minecraft Culture: Build Far or Near? I’ve played Minecraft for several years with several friends on several servers. In that time I noticed a trend that was common with every server I joined: Players come, they build, and then leave after they were finished. It occurred every single time without a hitch and attempting to get players to return was near impossible. However when they were giv...

Star Wars Battlefront Beta: A disturbance in the force

Star Wars Battlefront Beta: A disturbance in the force Let me start this off by saying, this is a game that I have been anticipating for a long time. As a Star Wars fan, I have been awaiting a game from this franchise to immerse myself in for quite a while. When I saw the first trailer for Battlefront, I was amazed, and over the next few months, more and more videos of game play footage was reveal...

Postmodern Jukebox: 5 Song Starter Kit

Postmodern Jukebox: 5 Song Starter Kit It is my firm belief that most songs on the radio nowadays is of a lesser quality than it’s predecessors by quite a bit. Feel free to argue with me, but that is my humble opinion. However, not all is lost! A knight in shining armor by the name of Postmodern Jukebox has stepped in to generate new content of a superb quality. If you have never heard of Po...

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