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Creative, Crafty, and Charming! 10 Etsy Shops With Really Cool Video Game Merch. (mobile version)

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Last week I told you about some nerdy arts and crafts projects you could have fun with in your home. This week it’s time to get professional: I went hunting for some of the best geek-themed Etsy stores, presented below for your enjoyment. There are lots of websites out there with video game merch, but by shopping on Etsy you can support independent artists and get one-of-a-kind handmade crafts!

Whether you’re looking for gifts for family or friends, or just a present for yourself, these shops can give you what you’re looking for!

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UW Geek Week

Why College Students Need Pokémon

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The sounds of fingers clicking on keyboards filled the dim auditorium. On a stage, a dozen gamers sat in a row, their LAN party projected onto a screen behind them. Two emcees narrated the gamers’ battle maneuvers in real time. In the audience, students sat in clumps, fingers whizzing over computers. Toward the back of the room, a group of gamers lounged in a circle, laughing over Nintendo 3DS XLs. They had come to play competitive Pokémon, and though most of them had already been ousted from the group tournament, they stuck around to chat with friends and see who would win. Read More


Pokémon Explained

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Pokémon (short for “Pocket Monsters”) is a franchise spawned by Nintendo that has encompassed nearly every medium possible for children: widely popular video games, hit TV shows, accessible and thought-provoking trading card games, and more. This article centers around the handheld games, but there are also a number of console games that have similar themes and multiplayer options. The video games center around the capture, training, and cultivation of several Pokémon, eventually leading up to the defeat of several superior Pokémon trainers known as gym leaders. The goal is to become the most powerful Pokémon trainer in the world.

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