Manga Review: Codename Sailor V – Volume 2

Being a Warrior of Justice isn’t all fun and games. Sometimes sacrifices and hard decisions have to be made for the good of all mankind. Volume 2 of Codename Sailor V is the final book in Naoko Takeuchi’s short series that follows the adventures of bubbly teenager Minako Aino who was simply Sailor V before she became Sailor Venus of the Sailor Scouts in the Sailor Moon saga. As a warning for those who have yet to read this series, there will be some spoilers in my discussion of this volume. Only read this review after you have read the series or don’t mind spoilers.

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The Fashionable Fable 3 (Guest Blogger Post)

Welcome to another guest blogger week on simpleek! This time, give a warm welcome to the super funny and charming Cary of Recollections of Play! She writes about video games, but with a focus on her memories of what it feels like to play the old and current games she enjoys playing. If you are looking for reviews on retro and some current games that isn’t the typical cut and dry reviews, you’ll enjoy reading hers. Her sense of humor shines through in her writing, and she’ll leave you either laughing or smiling as you read her posts. She even throws in an occasional reflection post on the music she is currently listening to and how it’s tied to her past in some way. For this week’s post, Cary has written a great article that combines fashion and video games together. She gushes over her love for dressing up the characters of Fable, and if you enjoy character customizations as much as she does, you’ll relate to her experience really well. Be sure to follow her blog for more of her charm and wit. Stalk her on Twitter, where the laughter and commentary never ends! Also, follow another blog she helps run with two other bloggers called United We Game. This blog is still fairly new, but its goal is to bring all video game bloggers together to write and discuss a passion they love––video games!

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An Unconventional Reflection of a Retro Gaming Past (A guest post)

Read the guest blog post I did over at Recollections of Play. I recall my retro gaming past…er…sort of. Reminisce along with me!

Recollections of Play

This week, please give a big, warm welcome to simpleek and her retro gaming memories!  She wrote a fantastic post that’s sure to warm the cockles (cockles??) of your gaming heart. I remember losing more than a few hours to that Aladdin game. And Mario Kart…it was…well, I just, uh — okay look. I’ve never played…a Mario Kart game. [GASP!] There I said it. You happy now?! Sheesh. Never mind about that — read this post and forget we ever spoke. Join simpleek as she vividly shares several entertaining bits from her video game past. (And be sure to check out her blog!)  I, for one, will never look at chicken nuggets the same way again.


I consider myself a gamer these days. Back when I was growing up, I didn’t have a gamer bone in my body. Sure, I had a cousin and friends who owned the…

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A New Look With Some New Pages

As you can see, this isn’t really a post update. I wanted to bring your attention to the blog maintenance I have been up to lately. I announced on my Twitter account a few weeks ago about how I changed the look of my blog entirely. And if you frequent my blog often (for that I love you and think you are all awesome), you have already seen the new look. This post is more of an official announcement of the new things going on at simpleek.

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10 Tips For Gamers Who Are Building Their First Computers (Guest Blogger Post)

Over the weekend I received an email requesting to feature the following guest post on my blog. Brent Hale runs a site called Elite Gaming Computers. He specializes in writing guides on how to build your very own computer system for your superior PC gaming needs. I’m not a PC gamer myself, but if you are in the market for a DIY guide on how to get started with building your very own system, you may want to give his article a read. If you want more information beyond what he provides here, visit his website for even more articles and tips.

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Anime That Made Me Think (Guest Blogger Post)

The week of featured guest bloggers on simpleek continues! Please welcome the lovely Sam Leung of CheeeseToastieandVideoGames. From what you can tell from the title of her blog, she talks video games. She also posts up YouTube videos of her Let’s Play. You’ll want to check out her blog if you want detailed reviews about the games she plays, deep discussions about critical aspects of the games industry, or you want to hear her commentary as she plays whatever game she is playing at the moment. While Sam’s blog only focuses on video games, she is actually an avid fan of anime and manga. This week, she decided to write about five animes that left a lasting impression on her and how it shaped the way she saw the world growing up. Her viewpoints on each anime are enlightening, and it may make you want to watch them if you haven’t already. Please be sure to visit her blog and follow her on Twitter.

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Guest Post: Disney City Girl – Delusions of Grandeur and Reinforcing the Same Old Stereotypes?

Check out my guest post this week. I take a critical look at the online game Disney City Girl.


This week, I’m excited to present cheeesetoastieandvideogames’ very first guest blogger post by the ever awesome and talented Simpleek! She’s written an interesting piece on the game Disney City Girl that I’d like to share with you guys and that I think you’ll enjoy. For more great articles by Simpleek, check out her blog here. She writes about a wide range of geeky things such as video games, manga and anime, as well as fashion, so chances are you’ll find something to suit your tastes! You can also follow her on Twitter for additional musings on the games industry and more entertaining tidbits, including frequently detailed discussions about pies.

We know girls game. This is hardly news, though, some would have you thinking otherwise. When we think of girl gamers, we aren’t talking about girls who play games based on Hello Kitty or Barbie. We play Halo, Gears…

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Check out my guest post on Game Delver. I review Temple Run, and discuss the game mechanics of running, running, and some more running!


Games have expanded beyond just the console and PC. We see more games being developed for iPhone,
Android, iPad, iPod, or whatever your tech gadget of choice may be. Touch screens make interacting with
a game better than ever, especially the quality of graphics our current technology is capable of. Not many
of us are console or PC gamers, but there is a market for casual gamers. In our technologically fast-paced
world, we pass the time at a doctor’s office or waiting in line at the bank by playing a simple game on our
phones we can go back to at any time without it being particularly time consuming. The simplest games
may not seem attractive at first glance, but give it a shot, and you find it’s highly addictive. The first Temple
Run is that game for me. While everyone is now onto Temple Run 2, Imangi Studios’ follow…

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Gaming’s Best Costumes: The Five Best Recurring Character Themes You Can’t Miss (Guest Blogger Post)

Welcome to my very first guest blogger post for simpleek! C. T. Murphy of Murf vs Internet has written the following post that takes a different approach on my fashionista musing portions of my blog and gives it a gamer twist! He’s talented, and writes really great reviews and articles about video games. If you enjoy video games and are looking for more quality video game blogs to follow, then be sure to check out his blog after you read his guest post here. Follow him on Twitter. He’s funny and a great guy to tweet at. Now sit back and read this awesome article! You’ll be missing out if you don’t.

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