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Harry Potter: Movies Before Books

Hello fellow Harry Potter fans! It’s Harry Potter week, and that means getting ready for HP movie marathons and re-reading the series! When I entered the world of Harry Potter, you could say I entered in reverse. I actually watched the movies before I read all of the books. This is very unusual for me, since I always try to read the book before the movie adaptation comes out. However, when I was younger I just couldn’t seem to pick up the books and read them. I like to think of it as something that was meant to be. With that being said, there are some pros and cons to experiencing Harry Potter in “reverse.”

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Pokémon GO from Different Perspectives

On July 6th, Pokémon fans everywhere grabbed their cellphones and raced to the app store to download Pokémon GO. One step outside and it was clear that everyone was out to catch Pokémon. The word spread like wildfire, and the Daily Geekette sparked a great idea. We wanted to share our experiences of our Pokémon GO journeys with each other and with our readers. Without further delay, here are the different perspectives of the Pokémon trainers at the Daily Geekette. Ready, set, go!

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Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3 (Day 1 Recap)

Every year, millions of gamers look forward to the Electronic Entertainment Expo, otherwise known as E3. Since I was not able to make it to E3 in person, I did the next best thing and attended the event virtually. June 14th and 15th I dedicated to watching the Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3. This will be the recap of only day 1. I felt the need to give anyone out there who couldn’t attend in person or virtually an in-depth recap of the most anticipated upcoming video games. Us gamers have to stick together, right?

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Pokémon GO Field Testing: Calling All Trainers!

 

It’s 2016, which moves us one step closer to the release of Pokémon Go! Pokémon GO is the dream app for all Pokémon trainers that will be available through IOS and Android devices only (rather than on Gameboy devices as has been the norm for Pokemon games). Players can now experience catching their own Pokémon in the outside world. That’s right, you no longer have to search for Pokémon through a tiny, virtual, playable character; YOU and only you are the Pokémon master with this app, where mobile location and expanded reality collide to create a Pokémon app to do this generation justice. Whether you are a new trainer or a Pokémon veteran, this app will drive and inspire players to go beyond any boundaries they’ve seen before.

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Pokémon Sun and Moon: The Journey Starts November 18th

Get your calendars out because the release date for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon has been revealed! That’s right, you can now begin your own Pokémon journey with your nintendo 3DS, starting November 18, 2016 in the U.S! Pokémon fans have had limited details since the announcement of the games back in February, which left us wanting more. Have no fear, the trailer is here! The new trailer for Pokémon Sun and Moon gives players much more insight: it’s our very own TM70 in the darkest of caves.

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Fuller House Reaction

 

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When it was announced that Fuller House was coming to Netflix, I was so incredibly excited. I’m a sucker for nostalgia, and remakes and spinoffs appeal to my more nostalgic soul. Though when I was preparing myself for blasts from the past and throwbacks, I never could have prepared myself for what the show actually was.

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From catch phrases to remaking old scenes, this show is not for new fans. It is to please the already existing, extremely large, and supporting fan base. By the end of the season you might even be saying, “Oh mylanta!”  Continue reading Fuller House Reaction

Are You Ready For Your Next Pokémon Journey?

It’s official! Pokémon Sun and Moon for the 3DS are going to be available for all to play in late 2016. Some people might say, “Aren’t you too old for Pokémon?” I say you throw down some repel and get those people away from you. We haven’t had a major Pokémon game since 2013, when Pokémon X and Y was released.

These new games are going to be part of the seventh generation of Pokémon games, and will celebrate the franchise’s 20th anniversary. It’s been announced by Nintendo that Sun and Moon will be available worldwide and in nine different languages. These languages include Japanese, English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Korean and Chinese. Our first sneak peek of the game includes the logos for both games.

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Is it Too Much to Ask for a Safe Gaming Community?

Internet harassment has been an immense issue for a long time. Now more than ever we see this harassment evolve into threats, and recent years have seen these ugly actions reared towards the gaming community. Female gamers are especially targeted and “not allowed” to be involved in the male-dominated community for various–and unfounded–reasons.

These threats have gamers fearing for their privacy and lives, thanks to Gamergate. For those who don’t know,  Gamergate is a movement ostensibly concerned with ethics in game journalism and protecting the “gamer” identity. On one side are the independent game-makers, many who are women who strive to have a more diverse and equal inclusion in gaming. Then there is the other side, with anti-feminists, trolls and people who wish to stick to traditional gaming where the games don’t change in any positive ways.

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Selena Gomez Doesn’t Let Anything Stop Her, Not Even Lupus

Most people recognize Selena Gomez from her Disney debut on Wizards of Waverly Place in 2007, or her subsequent music career. Although she rose to the spotlight during recent years, Gomez has actually been working since age seven. A decade later she became a United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) ambassador. Think about that – working from the age that most of us are learning to read fluently, and becoming a role model at seventeen, when many haven’t even graduated high school.  Suffice to say she’s never had a typical life, and that kind of fame opens you up to immense scrutiny.

Just three short days ago Selena Gomez announced in an interview with Billboard Magazine that she was diagnosed with Lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease, which she will have for the rest of her life. When she was diagnosed in December 2013, Gomez cancelled the later segments of her Stars Dance Tour and checked herself into a treatment center in Arizona. The Meadows center specializes in treating addiction and trauma. However, Gomez emphasized to her fans that it was her choice and that she needed time for herself.

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