Pandemic Legacy Season 1
A new spin on the tense but enjoyable Pandemic co-op board game, Pandemic Legacy puts you and up to three friends in the role of scientist, military personnel, and medical professionals trying to stop a virus over the course of a year. Decisions and outcomes of each game directly influence subsequent games. The idea of a legacy game is you permanently alter the game as you play, so you’ll play through the campaign once (consisting of 12 to 24 individual game plays) then wait patiently for Season 2.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Once upon a time, I had a plan to play through all the Tomb Raider games on my PC. At the time, there were only four games in the series, so it was not quite the ambitious goal it was now. After beating the second game, I grew weary of the series, very likely moving on to Starcraft, Warcraft III, or whatever the newest Command and Conquer title was. As Tomb Raider games kept coming out, I was able to hold out until the release of Tomb Raider Definitive edition on Xbox One, mostly because I wanted to play something on the very expensive console I had just bought. It took the action and core of the original games and improved on them in every possible way, and included a number of gruesome death scenes that reminded me of watching Dirk the Daring’s countless demises in Dragon’s Lair. The game left me wanting more, and I’m excited to play this second outing for the new Lara Croft.
Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void Collector’s Edition
Because Rise of the Tomb Raider isn’t going to hold my attention forever. This final chapter of the Starcraft II saga focuses on technologically and mentally superior Protoss race. If you’re in the market for this game, why not go all out and grab the Collector’s Edition featuring in game bonuses for Starcraft and other Blizzard games.
LEGO Simpsons – The Kwik-E-Mark
Who needs the Kwik-E-Mart? I do. The Lego games often bring surprising levels of puzzles along with not so surprising but completely satisfying levels of humor. The Simpsons is a perfect vehicle for the inherent silliness that must come with any game featuring block characters that often fall to pieces when we mess up trying to solve the game. It’s funny and any Simpsons fan will love it.
Arcade Coin Drop Belt Buckle
Sure, I’m geeky. But sometimes, I’m concerned that my geekiness is being lost on random strangers that I pass on the street. This super sweet, backlit belt buckle made from repurposed arcade game coin drops should solve that problem nicely. Ready Player One!