A Look at Otaku Expo Reload 2017

The Otaku Expo Reload 2017 at the Mega Trade, SM Megamall was held for two days, from August 12 to August 13. The whole event was, at most, average in size. Not that small, as it occupied two halls, yet at the same time not that big, unlike the regular conventions held in the south. Though the usual anime merchandise flooded the whole venue, what made this event special was the shows featured at the stage. Other than the usual cosplay competition, which by the way showed off a lot…

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A Look at HistoryCon 2017

On first glance, History Con looks like a mess of things. You have sports fans on one side, comic book geeks on another, car aficionados walking about, and artisanal foodie fans enjoying random foodstuffs. It had one of the broadest mix of audiences I’d ever seen, and I was tempted to label it as confused and lacking identity, before I realized it did have something. History Con was the most eclectic bunch of nerds (or geeks) I’d ever seen. The one thing that unified everyone at History Con was their…

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We Should Stop Hating On Netflix’ Death Note

We’ve seen it happen time and again. A live adaptation of our favorite anime or video game is announced. Some of us are excited, while the rest throw their heads back and roll their eyes, cracking their knuckles as they prepare to rant on social media how this new venture is out to ruin their childhood. And who could blame them? After blunders like Dragonball Evolution, The Last Airbender, and many other movies, it just feels like someone peed repeatedly in the swimming pool of nostalgia. We’d sometimes give passes,…

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GameCon Philippines 2017 Thoughts

GameCon PH 2017 happened recently at the SSM Megatrade Hall 2, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. The 2-day event started last July 8, Saturday and ended at July 9, Sunday. GameCon features, well, as the event’s name imply, games. From the classic table top games that we enjoy during social gatherings, to the time-consuming MMORPG’s that homebody video gamers love. The World of Fun Arcade booth included free arcade games such as the newly released Tekken 7 for the con-goers to enjoy. The event also held a tournament for gamers who…

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Geekdom x Faith: Boris Joaquin

One of the goals when I set up this blog was to really mesh the three things I really love into one. My faith (God), my love of games both analog and digital (Games – the DA in DAGeeks stands for Digital and Analog) and Geekery (Geekery). There have been moments though that some people don’t see things that way. And in my experience, they find it hard, nigh, impossible to connect. Especially, when a person’s faith and video games/geekdom is concerned. But thankfully, the Lord has been gracious and…

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