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Mace and Crown | May 24, 2018

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Will You Be My Player 2?

A Nerd’s Best Valentine’s Day

It’s obvious now, isn’t it? That nerds rule the world and everything involving entertainment? It seems we have reached a perfect storm of different activities this Valentine’s Day for nerdy couples. Follow this day plan, and you’ll either get her gamer tag, or get to the next level in no time.

Take your dungeon partner to the movies this holiday to see “Warm Bodies.” Now, I know what you’re thinking, “isn’t that the corny zombie love movie?” Well yeah, it is. But I think the director pulls it off in a really interesting way. If your own Princess Peach or Superman loves “The Walking Dead” and the movie “Hitch,” then this is perfect for them. The movie is a silly romantic comedy that is highly self-referential and has a great sense of humor. And it actually does things with the zombie formula that nobody has. Even if it is a far-fetched premise, it’s good to see something new in the genre.

Speaking of the overdone topic of zombies, your significant other will feel like they have been infected with the love virus after watching “The Walking Dead,” and if they already have been previously, then you can both make fun of Andrea’s relational mishaps in nearly every episode. Consider doing a marathon of the seasons together, not only does it create or reinforce a common interest, but “The Walking Dead” is a great show and something you should both be able to enjoy. And your encyclopedic knowledge of zombie culture is sure to wow them off their feet and into your Xbox-Live party chat.

But you are a choosy Dungeon Master; you can’t do just anything with your Player 2. They deserve the best, a wholly unique experience that touches their heart and soul and “Dead Space 3” should do that just fine. The science fiction thriller will be sure to have them jumping into your arms and saying “KILL IT, KILL IT WITH FIRE!” So when you do, you will be the top of their leader board and they will be incredibly grateful for your heroism.

So, have a happy Valentine’s Day and make sure that if you use a sword on your quest, bring the sheath.

By: Sean Burke

Staff Writer