It’s time for the Winter Olympics, and I hope everyone enjoyed the Opening Ceremony as I did while writing this weekly post. It was just beautiful, and I hope people catch a re-airing of it if they can. I had another wonderful week of beers due to a huge beer share this past weekend, so I showcase the best four. Finally I have some more Kickstarter projects for you all to check out again, and don’t miss the Jim Sterling video below!
- Overwatch player Geguri might finally be the league’s first woman player. Waypoint discusses Esports and the Glass Cliff.
- Beer pairing for Girl Scout cookies has been updated for 2018!
- Considering Microsoft’s recent track record with PC Gaming, PC Gamer discusses how MS buying valve would be a a disaster.
- As the Winter Olympics kick off in South Korea, K-Pop will be one of the spotlights this year. CNN discusses how K-Pop Stars are will be out in force, while New York Times helps you with a K-Pop Primer just in time for the games!
- More and more the battle between big beer and independent craft beer wages on, and the craft beer side continues to push back harder than ever.
Kickstarter Projects of the Week
- Fruitiest Orange Juice Plushies! – Want to always remember the friends you lost playing 100% Orange Juice, well now you can have plushies to haunt you over lost friendships.
- Agents of Mayhem: Pride of Babylon – While the video game may have been a huge disappointment in 2017, the board game looks really awesome. Let’s be real, it can’t be worse than the game right?
Best Beers of the Week:
- Burley Oak Brewing Company – Blackberry Mango J.R.E.A.M.
- Witch’s Hat Brewing – Bourbon Barrel Chocolate Espresso Night Fury
- Founders Brewing – Canadian Breakfast Stout (CBS)
- The Bruery – Black Tuesday
- [Graphic Novel] Marissa Meyer, Stephen Gilpin – Wire and Nerves Volume 2: Gone Rogue
- [Book] Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner – Unearthed
- [Book] Julie C. Dao – Forest of a Thousand Lanterns
- [Book] Nnedi Okorafor – Binti Series: Binti | Home
- [Anime] Pop Team Epic – I tried to watch this show due to the positive buzz it was getting, but it’s a show that while it creates some great images to share on twitter, pretty much overstays its welcome every episode. If it had truly been a 3 or 5 minute episode series I think it would been so much better.
Bundles of the Week:
- Humble Book Bundle – Geek Gals
- Groupees Ebunny Bundle – Celtic Epic Rock
- StoryBundle – Black Narratives
Videos of the Week:
Japanese Rock Group Band-Maid is back with a new song!
Jim Sterling put out a lengthy video about Video games, how much they cost, and whether the industry oversells that cost as a detriment.