Category: Feature

Any kind of post that is unique to GameLuv.

Happy Thanksgaming from GameLuv!

Happy Thanksgaming from GameLuv!

~ May your autosaves be fresh and your load times be fast ~

Dana asked me to whip up a “video game Thanksgiving” wallpaper for her this weekend and the image that came to mind was simple: a traditional illustration of a pilgrim gathering with a big ol’ Castlevania wall meat centerpiece. I’m happy to say that it turned out just as I pictured but I forgot to save the image and only pasted it into our Facebook chat.

I wasn’t happy with Facebook’s compression when I copied it back out so I spent a bit more time on the version here to make it our official (and inaugural) GameLuv Thanksgivinggaming wallpaper. To all those partaking in the holiday, Happy Thanksgiving from the GameLuv crew. And to everyone else, Happy [DAY OF THE WEEK]!

P.S. Click the image or this link for the full-sized 1920×1080 wallpaper.

Nintendo grows its Fashion Brand with Forever 21, Shu Uemura

Nintendo grows its Fashion Brand with Forever 21, Shu Uemura

Now more than ever, Nintendo isn’t just in the business of making video games, it’s a b-r-a-n-d brand, “lifestyle” style. Sure, we had breakfast cereals and Happy Meal toys in the 80’s but even my wildest, sugar-addled hallucinations couldn’t have dreamed up $500 Super Mario cosmetics, Mario Kart bodysuits, Metroid cropped belly shirts or a Game Boy clutch. But that’s the world we find ourselves in, one where Nintendo is reaching just as far into fashion and cosmetics as it does into die-cast cars and action figures.

There’s loads to be said about what this all means to society and our acceptance of brands in place of individual personality but I’ll leave that to people much smarter than me. Instead I’m just going to post another gallery of Nintendo products from Forever 21 and Shu Uemura that I personally thought inconceivable until I saw them. Check it out below and look back on our last round of Nintendo fashions from LeSportsac and Uniqlo earlier in the year.

Let’s Talk About “Services Overload” with Fwends [Episode 006]

Episode 006: Services Overload.  We’re talking out of our pockets about services hot on the heels of Disney’s announcement of an exclusive streaming platform. When is “just another $10 a month” going to become too much? Let’s talk about it, shall we fwends?

Leave a comment wherever you hear it and let us know what you think or what you’d like to hear us talk about next.

About Us and the Show
Age-old friend Rob and I haven’t recorded much together since the days of NfamousGamers back in 2009. The site is long gone now but our five episodes remain online, as does Rob’s guest spot on an early GameLuv PodShot episode.

That’s not to say we haven’t kept in touch. Across town and across the country we IM and chat pretty regularly but just finally decided to sync up in real-time to record a new (hopefully weekly) show. Based on Rob’s “Let’s Talk About it” videos, the new show will focus on a single topic each episode, frequently about gaming but anything is up for discussion. Right now you can find it on either of our YouTube channels (mine | his) but I’m going to eventually get it up on the podcast circuit so you can subscribe wherever you listen to shows.

Let’s Talk About “The Comeback Games” with Fwends [Episode 005]

Episode 005: The Comeback Games where we discuss the games that launched at full price (no Early Access here) and weren’t so hot but made a turnaround through updates and expansions to become pretty good. Some of the games Rob & I talk about include Diablo 3, No Man’s Sky, Tom Clancy’s The Division, Rainbow Six: Siege, Destiny and of course, the yet-to-make-a-comeback, For Honor.

Leave a comment wherever you hear it and let us know what you think or what you’d like to hear us talk about next.

About Us and the Show
Age-old friend Rob and I haven’t recorded much together since the days of NfamousGamers back in 2009. The site is long gone now but our five episodes remain online, as does Rob’s guest spot on an early GameLuv PodShot episode.

That’s not to say we haven’t kept in touch. Across town and across the country we IM and chat pretty regularly but just finally decided to sync up in real-time to record a new (hopefully weekly) show. Based on Rob’s “Let’s Talk About it” videos, the new show will focus on a single topic each episode, frequently about gaming but anything is up for discussion. Right now you can find it on either of our YouTube channels (mine | his) but I’m going to eventually get it up on the podcast circuit so you can subscribe wherever you listen to shows.

Let’s Talk About “Day One-itis & the Pre-Order Itch” with Fwends [Ep.004]

Episode 004: Day One-itis & the Pre-Order Itch where Rob & Shawn issue the edict: thou shall not pre-order games or buy on Day One… unless, ya know, you want to. Just do it for you and not because of an upsell or an ad. Well, this didn’t solve anything!

Leave a comment wherever you hear it and let us know what you think or what you’d like to hear us talk about next.

About Us and the Show
Age-old friend Rob and I haven’t recorded much together since the days of NfamousGamers back in 2009. The site is long gone now but our five episodes remain online, as does Rob’s guest spot on an early GameLuv PodShot episode.

That’s not to say we haven’t kept in touch. Across town and across the country we IM and chat pretty regularly but just finally decided to sync up in real-time to record a new (hopefully weekly) show. Based on Rob’s “Let’s Talk About it” videos, the new show will focus on a single topic each episode, frequently about gaming but anything is up for discussion. Right now you can find it on either of our YouTube channels (mine | his) but I’m going to eventually get it up on the podcast circuit so you can subscribe wherever you listen to shows.