Happy Friday | E3 Edition

Happy Friday everyone! I haven’t been posting a lot these past few months, and it’s been a year since I’ve done a Friday post. And since this past week has been E3, I thought it fitting to share some of my thoughts!

I’m not a huge gamer by any means; I play a few games here and there but there are some things I’m excited about.

Happy Friday!
Happy Friday | E3 Edition

It’s no secret I love all thing future, space, and sci-fi…and this trailer had me DYING of excitement. I remember hearing about this game years ago but writing it off since it was apparently first announced in 2012. When I saw this again at E3 I knew I needed to play it whenever it comes out.

I admit I only play the Assassin’s Creed games to free run and explore the different locations but I LOVE that they’ve included Kassandra as a main character. I’m guilty of playing games based on characters alone and she seems pretty amazing. Not to mention the romance factor of this game, which is intriguing!

I love that they added Daisy to Super Smash (or in my case, super mash buttons since I’m terrible at it haha)!! I’m itching to cosplay her (since I’ve cosplayed both Peach & Rosalina) even if her dress is a replica of Peach’s :P I don’t play Smash often but I’m excited about the new princess. Also, can we talk about Zelda’s new outfit?? Gorgeous!

If you watched or read about E3 coverage, what games are you most excited to play?

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Nerdy Gift Guide | For the [Casual] Gamer

Back at it with a second gift fuide for the year – this time, it’s for the gamer! Or, a more “casual” gamer. These are some everyday items that are perfect for all types of gamers. Or a little gift for yourself :P

Kyla Is Inspired | Nerdy Gift Guide

one | Overwatch Jacket

two | Widowmaker Jacket

three | Moogle Phone Case

four | Acrylic Chess Set

five | Energy Increased Travel Mug

six | Pokemon Socks

seven | Minecraft Light-Up Diamond Ore

eight | Question Block Enamel Pin

nine | Nintendo Monopoly

What kinds of presents are you getting for the gamers in your life this year?

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Drink Recipe | Bioshock Salted Margarita

Today I thought I’d share something I haven’t done in a while…share a drink recipe! And not only is this just a drink recipe, it’s inspired by the game Bioshock Infinite.

Kyla Is Inspired | Bioshock Salted Margarita

Kyla Is Inspired | Bioshock Salted Margarita

You will need:
  • 4 shots of white tequila (we like Camarena)
  • 1.5 shots of triple sec
  • 1/2 shot blue curaçao
  • 1 cup limeade (we prefer this over sugary margarita mix, but use what you prefer!)
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • Salt for rims
  • Use lime juice to wet the rim of the glasses, and dip into salt
  • Add tequila, triple sec,  curaçao, limeade, lime juice to a shaker and mix well.
  • Serve over 1 large ice cube
  • Enjoy!

Kyla Is Inspired | Bioshock Salted Margarita
Kyla Is Inspired | Bioshock Salted Margarita

I’m thinking of making this into a series, Nerdy Cocktails, but I’m not sure how often I’d be able to update. Would you be interested in that series?
If you end up making this, I’d love to see your photos!

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Top 3 Games from PAX East

Before I get into this post, I will admit, I did not play as many games at Pax East than I wanted. However, there were three that stood out to me and that I definitely want to play this year.

1. Chariot

Cariot is a couch co-op platformer that can be played alone or with a friend. Players take the role of the brave Princess or her faithful Fiancé as they maneuver the departed king’s coffin-on-wheels through 25 levels set in 5 vibrant underground environments, with his majesty’s ghost giving them a piece of his mind every step of the way.

Favorite PAX Games | Chariot
Every day I came back to play this game, it’s that good. While it’s marketed as a co-op, you can play by yourself though it will be harder. The physics are so much fun (bouncing and climbing all while holding onto the chariot) and is truly a team effort to win. There’s many levels that get more difficult as you play. I’ll be buying this for Wii. (also: highly recommend watching the Co-optitude Let’s Play with this game.)


2. Transistor

Transistor is a sci-fi themed action RPG that invites you to wield an extraordinary weapon of unknown origin as you fight through a stunning futuristic city.

Favorite PAX Games | Transistor
So Transistor technically isn’t a new game, but I have been wanting to play it for a few months now. I can’t even say how excited I was that I was able to play this. It’s a turn-based game and you play as Red, a femme-fatale with a talking sword. I only played for a few minutes but I’ve already bought this to start playing on Steam (also available on PS4). If you played Bastion, you need to play Transistor.


3. Extreme Exorcism

Extreme Exorcism is an action platformer with a spooky twist. You play as Mae Barrons, tiny medium at large who is tasked with ridding a haunted house full of evil spirits. Instead of using seances and crystal balls, Mae uses rocket launchers, swords and a kickass arsenal to get her point across.

Favorite PAX Games | Extreme Exorcism
I admit, I learned the name of this game after I played…because I wouldn’t play a game with “exorcism” in the title willingly. But this game isn’t scary, instead it’s a fun, 16-bit game that can be played with up to four people. I played once, and watched as my friends played again for a second time later that day. I also learned from my friend who interviewed the creators that when the ghosts spawn, they mimic your last move…so it’s a bit of a strategy game, too!


Did you go to Pax? If you didn’t, are you looking forward to any games this year?

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Illustration: Bioshock Infinite Vigors

Kyla Is Inspired | Vigors
Kyla Is Inspired | Vigors
Continuing along with my love for Bioshock Infinite, here are the vigors of the game, illustrated by me! This was a super fun little side project that I’ve been working on in my spare time over the past few months, and I’m happy with how they turned out. I mean, aren’t these some pretty fun looking bottles?

And because it’s Monday again (meh), I hope you all have a great week ahead!

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