7/29/14

Comic Con Swag!!


Cool awesome swag from San Diego Comic Con

5/22/14

May #LootCrate Unboxing


Here is my May #LootCrate unboxing! Hope you enjoy! 
I am working on getting my videos to be much better! Sorry this is my 2nd time, I'm working on it!

If you want to receive your own #LootCrate in June all you have to do is comment on the video for your chance to win!

Winner will be announced June 4, 2014.

4/27/14

April LootCrate Unboxing

April LootCrate Unboxing
Comment on the video on YouTube for your chance to win your own LootCrate in May!
www.lootcrate.com


4/8/14

Let's Play @ Microsoft Store


The Microsoft Store in Westfield Century City Mall sponsor's us to have a fun gamer meetup! 
There will be 8 Xbox One units setup to play some TitanFall and 10 PC setups laptop/computer for League of Legends. You can also play on the Xbox One's COD: Ghosts. If you have a game you would like to bring, we can also play those on the Xbox Ones. 
This is a FREE event to attend. Donations are welcomed ($5.00 to heartgamingg@gmail.com) Donations will be used for foods, refreshments and for future events. 
Come join and have a good time. You will have to pay for parking. For more information on parking, please check the Westfield Century Mall website. There is street parking, but limited.
We hope to see you there!

4/3/14

HyperX - Need a new SSD? - Buy now!

HyperX has great SSDs, memory and flash drives! If you are looking for an upgrade, check out Amazon our affiliate link below for great sale on HyperX products. Sales are 50% or more off for products! Support and use our link below! Thanks!


until next time
-remee

3/26/14

League of Legends Charity Tournament - Hosted by: Tiltify

A local company here in LA is hosting a League of Legends Charity Tournament - All proceeds will be going to the American Red Cross. Please check out their website if you are interested in joining in!! 

League of Legends Tournament Saturday March 29 – Sunday March 30th   
Prize Pool includes a trip to Los Angeles to the NA LCS, A Meet and Greet with a Pro Team and over 100,000 Riot Points!
Shoutcast Live by Malfusx on www.twitch.tv/Tiltify
All this to benefit the American Red Cross during the last weekend of Red Cross Month.
$24/team to enter (less than $5/person) to benefit the Red Cross.  For the price of each entry fee the Red Cross can afford a full days of hot meals during a disaster or a comfort kit with food and blankets for those in need.
We will also be running a 50 hour marathon on our Twitch page all weekend start Friday at 6pm PT to raise even more money for the Red Cross.

Turn you Champion into a Hero and Register TODAY!

Check out the video here: http://bit.ly/1gLpvJS 

Get you team together and register http://bit.ly/1g11gwY


3/25/14

March LootCrate Unboxing

Hi Guys! Here is my March - LootCrate Unboxing. Every month I will be doing the LootCrate Unboxing on my stream and then afterwards will be giving away 1 month of LootCrate for a lucky winner in my stream. Hope you like, comment below on what your favorite item was in the LootCrate!

For your own monthly lootcrate go to their website at: www.lootcrate.com
Follow them on Twitter for more news on LootCrate themes, exclusives and much more +Loot Crate


until next time
-remee

Amateur League of Legends Tournament - Hosted By: LoLtourneys.com

 LoL Tourneys introduces our very first Amateur League of Legends Season. It's $8 buy in that covers 5 summoners and up to 3 substitute spots (see Rules for details). Our season starts off with 128 teams that will be split into 2 Divisions consisting of 64 teams per Division, the Summoners League and Champions League. Each League will be broken down into 8 groups, 8 teams per group. The season will take place over the course of 8 weeks and on the 8th week we will hold a 32 tournament for both Divisions with the 4 best teams from each group decided by records during the season. Sign-Up now! We've included an Info Graphic that will explain in further detail! Start date will be tentatively May 16th, please contact us at info@loltourneys.com for any questions or concerns! 

Visit our Website! http://www.loltourneys.com
Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/loltourneys
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/leaguetournaments



3/18/14

EightyTwo Opens in the Downtown LA Arts District

We are very happy this new spot is opening this Friday, March 21, 2014
We are excited for this unique bar and can't wait to host events for all of you!
We hope that you come along meet other great gamers and have a great time drinking and playing some classic arcade games. 

this information was provided by EightyTwo - NewsLetter - Prismatics

EIGHTYTWO OPENS IN THE DOWNTOWN LA ARTS DISTRICT
The Unique Bar and Classic Arcade is Opening Friday, March 21

Los Angeles is about to get one-upped...

EightyTwo, the highly anticipated unique new bar and classic arcade in Downtown LA’s Arts District is officially opening its doors Friday. With its prime location on the corner of East Third Street and Alameda, EightyTwo will feature a full bar, a large outdoor tree-covered patio with seating, as well as a selection of over forty fully restored (and playable) arcade and pinball machines from the 1960s to the 1990s. Paying homage to the gaming culture from decades past, EightyTwo will celebrate The Golden Age of the Arcade. 

Founded by native Angelenos and Downtown residents Scott Davids and Noah Sutcliffe, EightyTwo will be a contemporary take on the classic arcade. Local Sci-Arc Architect, Darin Johnstone, has transformed the 1980s storefront into a modern edifice that will showcase the arcade and pinball games as playable objects of art. A minimalist, gallery-like interior will juxtapose the colorful, retro aesthetic of the games. In the arcade room, gems such as Space Invaders, Centipede, andStreetfighter II will be on display and available for play, while the pinball area will contain a variety of machines from the 1960s to the present. The bar’s two 2000 square foot rooms will be connected by a shaded, 1700 square-foot outdoor patio.

Founder Scott Davids has assembled and personally restored EightyTwo’s impressive arcade collection, while the pinball games have been sourced and will be maintained by local LA Pinball fixture Molly Atkinson, founder of Pins and Needles in Echo Park.  Molly will bring her passion for pinball culture as EightyTwo's arcade manager and resident repair technician.

In addition to gaming competitions, EightyTwo plans to host special events, art shows, and will bring a varied and progressive music program to the area. The specialty cocktail menu was created by mixology veteran Billy Ray of 13-Stitches. The drinks, all named after arcade and geek pop culture references, include an unexpected mix of aromatic craft cocktails with locally sourced ingredients and refreshing LaMill Coffee drinks, made with or without alcohol.

EightyTwo is located at 707 E. 4th Place, just steps from Würstkuche, Angel City Brewery and Umami Burger, in the heart of Downtown LA’s Arts District. Downtown’s newest hangout officially opens to the public this Friday, March 21,2014. EightyTwo is open Tuesday – Friday 5 PM till 2 AMSaturdayand Sunday 12 PM – 2 AM. Closed Monday. Phone # 213.626.8200
 
For more information about EightyTwo, please visit www.eightytwo.la
 
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2/10/14

Interview with Tara Theoharis with GeekyHostess

We had the privilege chatting with Tara Theoharis from GeekyHostess.
She runs a great geeky inspired recipe blog that has been out for about 2+ years.
We chat about her blog and also an amazing project she has started on KickStarter Geeky Sprinkles.


This is my first every vlog and glad it went well.
If you have any suggestions, comments please add them below!
Please support to GeekyHostess and donate $1 to her amazing project!
I can't wait for my Geeky Sprinkles.


Until next time 
-remee

2/7/14

Fem Friday Feature - Gamer Origin Story by Ari Carr

How I Became a Gamer - Ari Carr

I’ve always been a bit of a nerd. I’ve always been a bookworm, and I’ve always been a gamer. I was pretty much brought up around video games, and I can’t remember a time when I either couldn’t read or couldn’t game. Holding a heavy book or holding a game controller in my hands for hours upon end has become completely natural to me over the years. Sadly I get to play video games a lot less than I’d like due to university work, blogging and my social life, but I still try to have a few hours here and there.
My Dad was the one who first introduced me to video games. Throughout most of my childhood, I have a lot of memories of him playing Final Fantasy VII, the Doom series, and Tomb Raider. I loved Tomb Raider, and Lara Croft was my role model throughout most of my childhood. Most of the games my Dad played, I picked up, and subsequently fell in love with them. I took to Final Fantasy VIII like a fish to water, and played it to death! However, I never could defeat the last set of bosses. They were just too much for me! But I never forgot the long, overarching storylines, the great characters and monsters, and I have long held a love for the Final Fantasy series.

My childhood best friend and now housemate Robin has also had a big impact on my gaming life. With two older brothers, Robin had more or less all the consoles, both old and new, with more games, and more opportunities for silliness! He had a chipped PlayStation One (which was able to play illegally copied games on, but sshh!) so along with the handful of games I had (mostly platformers like Spyro the Dragon and Crash Bandicoot, as well as my beloved Final Fantasy) we had a huge selection, and Robin introduced me to the joy and mad-button-mashing that are fighting games. As well as classic swords-and-sorcery on Soul Blade, we hammered Tekken. Our epic tournaments would often occupy entire afternoons, as Robin and I would face off against each other. He would always be Hwoarang, and I would always be Nina. We were pretty closely matched, and still continue to be. Outside of platformers and beat-em-ups, Robin and I would play games from independent Net Yaroze, which frequently released demos that came with various gaming magazine.

However, in 1998, the Game Boy Colour came out, and my life was changed forever. Receiving it as a gift for my birthday that year, I became accustomed to handheld gaming very quickly and rarely went anywhere without my trusty purple Game Boy. I had a very small selection of games for it, but I still put a lot of hours into every single one of them! The two games that I got with my Game Boy Colour were Pokémon Blue and Wacky Races, two nuggets from my childhood that I can’t bear to throw away. Robin and I would spend hours playing Pokémon, racing to see who could beat the Elite Four the fastest, or to see who could who could best who at a match. I’m somewhat ashamed to admit that I used the rare candy/Missingno cheat a few times, and my level 100 Zapdos reigned supreme! However, my reigning victory on Pokémon Blue was that I raised a Dratini from level 3 to level 84 Dragonite. It took a long time, and a lot of training, but I am so proud of myself! Lavender Town did and still does creep me out, and the music sends shivers down my spine. One of my other Game Boy Colour favourites was Tetris, and the classic soundtrack is forever playing in my brain…

Several years later, the PlayStation 2 came out, and I was pleasantly surprised to unwrap it on Christmas morning! The game that came with it was Tekken 4, and since owning it (I still have the same one, all these years later) I have played a huge amount of games on it. Varying from Crash Bandicoot: Wrath of Cortex to Silent Hill 3 and all sorts in between! Some of my favourites have included Okami, Final Fantasy X (to date, the only Final Fantasy I’ve ever actually completed) Silent Hill 2 & 3, and Resident Evil 4. It’s pretty clear my Dad’s taste in horror/shoot-em-ups has influenced my gaming habits!

Out of all the games I played, Resident Evil 4 was the one that I played the most, and I’ve played most of the games in the Resident Evil franchise. My best friend Lawrence and I would frequently have mammoth gaming sessions, playing only RE4 and taking occasional breaks. At my best, I could complete the entire game in two and a half hours, but I’ve gotten much rustier since then- the last time I tried to play it, I only managed a paltry six hours. After eventually playing RE4 almost to death (and potentially back again) I got bored. Action horror was fun and all, but there’s only so long you can play it before it stops getting scary. I then stumbled across Silent Hill 2, and set off on a new road of horror gaming. I spent hours and hours playing through as many of the Silent Hill games as I could, and to date, they are still the creepiest and most disturbing games I’ve ever played.

As I previously mentioned, Final Fantasy X is the only Final Fantasy game I’ve ever completed, and it’s probably the only game I’ve cried over. Not tears of frustration, but genuine tears of sadness. The ending just pulled at my heartstrings so much. I’ve put somewhere near one hundred hours into the game, have assembled a kickass team, and I’m so proud. FFX is definitely my favourite, as I love the story, the characters, and the traditional-but-still-slightly-altered fighting system.

After years of having a PS2 and seeing various games come and go, the Xbox 360 finally made its way into my life. However, I only got round to buying myself one last summer, but that’s not to say I didn’t play it! I frequently ‘borrowed’ my Dad’s, and played through Resident Evil Five and Fallout 3 in quick succession, and sunk hours into playing. Fallout 3 was and still is one of my favourite video games. An FPSRPG set in a post-apocalyptic warzone where the survivors have an obsession fifties? Sounds perfect to me.

As for now, I play a bit less than I’d like to, but I still try and get on as much as I can. I recently finished Mirror’s Edge, and have been playing Soul Calibur V with my housemates, and have been kicking ass! I have a huge to-play list, but the next game I plan on playing through is the Batman: Arkham Asylum series, which combines two of my favourite things: comics and games!

You can read more stories and blog posts from Ari on her website www.comicsandcookies.com

until next time
-remee











1/29/14

Update! - Gamefest and Food Fair: Ready Player 2! - Hosted by Westside Geeks & Nerds'

There has been an update on where the event is going to be hosted.
The new location of the area is as follows:
Evidence Film Studios
2122 Aaron Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Join Us for Westside Geeks & Nerds' 9th Game Fest & Food Fair event!
Come celebrate a Valentine's Day-themed gaming event!Attend solo or bring your player number 2!
The Game Fests are very lively, super fun, highly diverse, and social, featuring tabletop and console gaming, and food and drink of all kinds!
If you love all-night gaming, cool geeky company, and lots of food, this event's for you!We'll be gaming it up in a large, downtown warehouse-style gallery. Lots of room and very chill specs.
We'll be gaming it up in a large, downtown warehouse-style gallery. Lots of room and very chill specs.
When: February 8th, Saturday
Time: 7pm - 4am
Where: Evidence Film Studios
2122 Aaron Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Admission Fee: $12 cash at the door DOE/ $10 prepaid payment online through PayPal
(DOE = Day of event)
For prepaid $10 admission:
PayPal the $10 fee by RSVPing to the event or pay me in cash in person by buying a tangible ticket. 
If you wish to pay me in cash, message me about meeting in person to buy a ticket. You can also message or meet Myrna, Abram, or Brian in person for ticket purchases.
Once your PayPal fee is paid or ticket is pre-purchased, your spot for admission will be marked down on a prepaid guest list which will be checked at the door DOE.
If you bring guests, they must also pay attendance fee at the door.
Game Fests have previously been potluck style, but for the first time, WGN will be providing plenty of eats and drinks for both donations and purchase. This way we can guarantee the quality of food that will always be present at our events. Guests will also find it better to come in worry-free with only games in tow for the event, rather than additionally scouting for or preparing a dish for a potluck arrangement.
You are free to make food requests here on the commentary section and we'll definitely consider having these foods available for the food and drink menu and stations.
Vegan, vegetarian, and those sensitive to gluten will be considered for the menus. As a vegan, I'll personally make sure to cover that base.
The Game Fests are a lot more delightful with lots of entertainment. Bring your favorite board and tabletop games to share and play with others.
This includes gaming equipment such as consoles, laptops, monitors, controllers, and the like. If you'd like to bring a projector for dance games, please let me know.
If you'd like to tag your games with a sticker or marker to show ownership, please do so. I advise it.
We will have a gaming station for video gaming in the warehouse.
We'll be offering Valentine's Day grams (card with personal note and choice of attachable candy) for purchase to send that special someone, whether he/she is someone you meet the day of the party or someone you've had your eye on for awhile.
We'll even allow you to send a gram anonymously if that is your wish, but as they say, "fortune favors the bold!"
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IMPORTANT!:
Alcohol will be on the premises and will be free with a suggested donation for serving.
As always, with alcohol involved you MUST be 21+ to drink and YOU must drink responsibly. 
Inebriated/drunk guests will not be welcomed back to any future events and will be removed from the group. I don't want to be responsible for this type of complication. As a renter, I am responsible for guests and maintaining the integrity and quality of the establishment. The WGN crew has to clean up after the event, so it's inconsiderate to trash and defile the place through drunken behavior and consequences of any kind.
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Other fun stuff to look for at this event:
• -Two Booms and a Room
• -Pinata play
• -Raffles and prizes
• -Fun and atmospheric decor
• -much more!
Last but not least, please bring the most important thing of all:
An unadulterated desire and craving to have lots of fun!
If you have any ideas (or suggestions) to add, please post them!

1/28/14

Interview with Towelliee The Tank - Hammers UP!

Towelliee Gaming Logo
Hello everyone! I was given the greatest opportunity to interview Roberto 'towelliee' Garcia a great twitch.tv partner - professional streamer. Towelliee is a streamer on Twitch.tv and YouTube artist. Check out this amazing I had with him on his gaming experiences.

Tell us a little about yourself Towelliee, a brief description.

Hello, I am Roberto Garcia, also known as Towelliee on the internet.  I am Twitch.TV partner, Video Game broadcaster, ShoutCaster, Entertainer and much more, I still don’t know my title. I live in California, San Diego county area.

What kind of expressions do you receive when you are trying to explain your career to people.

When sharing to people about my career is always kind of weird. People tend to look at me weird and I have to fully break it down for them on what I do for a living. People don’t realize this industry of professional streamers exists. Unless in the future eSports becomes huge and is on ESPN, then people will know about it. At this moment it is always interesting expressing to people my career. Last year at the xBox One launch at Game Stop, someone asked me what I do for a living. I had to express every single step of what I do. The guy was much older than I was and asked ‘you play videogames for a living’ and I answered yes.

Being a lover of video games, what game got you hooked into it all?

When I was a kid living in New York my best friend was the person who introduced me to video games. We met because my mom and his mom were friends and his dad was our doctor. It was destiny to be best friends because our moms were both pregnant with us during the same time and had us on the same day.  Every summer I would go to his ranch and spend it with him. One summer I stayed with him, I noticed he was playing with a box and a controller.  I asked him what is this box/controller you are playing with. I knew about video games, but my family was unable to afford them. He told me it was a Nintendo which you play all these games with, ‘he had all the games since his family was rich.’ After that every single day for the 4 months that I stayed with him all we did was play on the Nintendo.

I have always been into video games after that, you feel you want to have the time alone and do what you want to do and video games was that for me. After I would do my chores or do my homework, afterwards I would play video games. I was able to stay up all night and invite my friends so we can play video games together. 

So you started your YouTube channel in 2008, how did you start making videos?

One of my buddies told me that he saw all these other people posting videos of them playing World of Warcraft. He knew that I played World of Warcraft and raided all the time. One day I posted a video up for the first time of my guild doing hardcore Anubarak with an Eminen song in the background. I posted it on MMO champion and then people actually started commenting on the video. They would ask about my specs for tanking and other questions about raiding. Of course I had to take the video down for copyright or something like that, but it was pretty cool to see the response from people.

Afterwards the owner of TGN.TV at the time talked to me and said ‘I really like your style you are not like other YouTubers out there who are all proper, you are more firm and have a Howard Stern personality to yourself. We would love for you to do videos for us.’ After that I was making videos for TGN, making other videos with commentary and raiding, it was really fun.

Towelliee playing some DayZ and killing some stream snipers!

When and how did you get into streaming?

A couple of years ago, around 2011 I started streaming because my buddy told me about it. I didn’t know what streaming was so he explained it to me. He said "There is a program called xFire. You can play video games on your computer and people can watch your screen of whatever you are playing." So I tried it one day I was streaming Rift, (I believe it was the beta at the time.) I wasn’t using a camera, I had a really old ass headset, used a Plantronics mic that was possibly 10 years old and just started to stream. I started with a few followers, same people every day asking questions about my tanking and kept going from there.

Congratulations on hitting 50million views on your twitch page, at this moment how many subscribers and followers do you have?

Thank you, at this moment, I have about 2700 subscribers and 180,000 followers.

Other than Warlords of Draenor and Heroes of the Storm, what other games have your eye coming out in 2014.

I think many people are looking forward to Wildstar coming out, it’s one of those games everyone is talking about. It’s a really good game and new MMO. There are other games as well, Elder Scrolls Online which is not talked about too much. Also some new PS4 games that are coming which I am excited about. I believe there will be a Rift Expansion 3.0 also. I honestly cannot wait for the new expansion for WOW and Heroes of the Storm.

With the new expansion for WOW, do you feel old veterans will come back?

I believe players come back and play each time a new expansion comes out to see what WOW has to offer. With this one it’s a little different because they are taking you back to Outlands which all of us loved the Outlands. If you played in Vanilla or Burning Crusade you possibly have a lvl60 or lvl70, you would be able to pick up Warlord of Draenor and get an instant lvl90. It gives the opportunity to not have to level up a character all the way to 100. In the new expansion you will see a downgrade in health in tanks. We won’t have 1million HP we will have 45,000 HP. I believe people will come back with this expansion since its bringing it back to the old school.

Towelliee Streaming Q&A: What Time Is A Good Stream?

What could you share with your fans/viewers some upcoming Towelliee Gaming material.

At this moment I don’t really have anything coming up, I mean in the beginning of this year I launched my new logo and really branching that out. I would like to each year show a new phase of who I am. I think in this year you will see more of ‘serious gaming.’ When streaming I am having to play over 30 games a week, I would like to concentrate on improving my game play. You will see me concentrate on more on my play style but also still entertain the same way I do always. When Heroes Of The Storm comes out I am going to work on having eSports personalities and others come play the game with me. 

What kind of advice can you provide to the aspiring streamer?

I believe if people want to start streaming they need to start off doing it as a hobby and second as a career. When streaming you want to do this because of your passion for video games. If you lose that, then it becomes less about the video games. It is much harder to get into streaming or YouTubing then it was a few years ago. There are so much more competition to build your stream. I am honest when someone asks me about if they would become as popular and successful as myself, and truthfully no. You will not become as successful as me right away. It will take some constant streaming, work and effect to build your followers. But if you want to try it out as a hobby, then you can build from there.  

Do you have any last shoutouts, words you would like to say before ending the interview?

I would like to shoutout to my mom, hi mom love you very much (Spanish translation)

I also want to give a shoutout to my girlfriend who has been with me since the beginning. At the start of all of this it was extremely hard and she has definitely sticked through it all. I want to say thank you for being there for me and being amazing to me.

Lastly I want to say thank you to all my followers, subscribers, my fans, even to the haters who come into my channel. This is the reason why I stream is for the community and the people who come in every day to watch me. Thank you guys for supporting my channel, watching my stream and being great community. I love what I do and will keep doing it until it ends.


Once again, I would like to thank you Towelliee for taking the time with us on this amazing interview and sharing your story with the gaming community. Don't forget everyone check out his amazing stream 7 days a week for about 6-8hrs, plays variety of games and is one great entertainer. Also, follow him on Twitter, check out his awesome videos on YouTube! Hammers UP!


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until next time
-remee

1/21/14

LoL meetNgreet @ Cyber City LAN Center


On Friday, January 17th, 2014 we had a great turnout for the meetNgreet over at Cyber City for League of Legends. It was a great turnout of gamers making the LAN center a packed house! We met new fellow gamers and very glad of the turnout of people that came out! We played some League of Legends ARAM and 5v5 normals. Everyone had a great time meeting new people. After gaming, we went over to KBBQ and drank some Soju and ate lots of meat! Check out the photos and we hope to see you on the next event!!





until next time
-remee


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