Comic Con London 2017

When you think of a Bank Holiday weekend in London, you can think of a hellaofweekend : everything is open late, everyone is out to party hard, everyone wants to enjoy it because it’s always shorter than what we except.
Well this year, even if I actually had some beers on Friday/Saturday/Sunday night, I did something new: I went to my first Comic Con!!

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What is a Comic Con ?
Comic Con, for Comic Covention, is a convention held annually in different places around the world. Originally, the aim of this convention was to showcasing comic books and Science Fiction/Fantasy related film. The oldest one is the Comic Con in San Diego (organised in March 1970, thanks Wiki!!) and since then, the Comic Con is more about the pop culture in the whole : there are still comics and films, but it’s also about cosplay, animes, mangas, videogames, toys, collectible card games, or boardgames.

The Comic Con London 2017 (or MCM London Comic Con) was on the 26th, 27th and 28th May and located in Excel Exhibition Center London. It was really easy to go there (only 45 min by tube, and for London I can tell that it’s nothing!) and maybe because I came on Sunday at 1pm, but it was as well easy to go inside (no queue, thanks God!).

Few minutes there, and I was totally immerged. I guess so many people was waiting this event to see friends, to find their rare anime and comic books, to buy their goodies or to show their sick cosplays ! I was so amazed by the creativity and the hard work put on the customized wigs, costumes and make up ! (Maybe I will try next time ?)

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So the convention was massive and was divided in two sections: in those 2 sections you will find different kind of stands, from independent comics to video games (the biggest and major one was obviously the PlayStation one) and even some Japanese fast food and kawaii/socute/sojapanese clothing stores.

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I spent the first hour walking around, buying some goodies (yes I am weak), looking at all this comic indies with some really good ideas and comic books.

Then was time for me to head to the Gaming area to try the new Tekken 7. The PlayStation stand was huge with on one hand the VR section where you can try Farpoint (but you had to pre-book before, less cool) and on the other hand the Tekken 7 section. They set a ring with huge TVs and a speaker and people can play in front of everyone in a real fight atmosphere. That was really cool and funny to watch. Also if you weren’t that brave to kick (or to be kicked) in front of everyone,  you could try Tekken 8 on smaller TV on multiplayer mode. I tried it and because for me Tekken>Street Fighter> Mortal Kombat, I wasn’t disappointed. The game is beautiful, the gameplay still easy to get use to and also accessible to everyone (actually I lost against a 10 YO little girl and it was her first time…) and if you played the first episodes of this legendary game, you will find your favourite characters and the same atmosphere.

Still on the Playstation section, I tried another game and I felt in Love : The White Day. It’s a Japanese highschool/horror/creepy game launching in Europe in August 2017 and the game looks amazing . Straight on my wishlist!

I have a really good time there and I will go back next year for sure. The only thing that disappointed me a little bit is the price of the goodies : I guess because it’s really difficult to find some of them in Europe generally,  they put the price very high. But you can find some really nice original stuff there and I found  framed posters for my room that I really Like, the brand is Laser Moon UK .

Here was my day at MCM London Comic Con 2017, Next Event : Hyper Japan 2017!

You can see my Laser Moon posters there

 

 

 

 

Let’s start! (again)

After months of overthinking, planning, buying (yeah let’s be honest, our passion has a cost) and setting everything, I am now officially ready to start a blog.
So why again ? Because before starting this one, I use to have a French blog on Video games as well : I started it 3 or 4 years ago, but because of my recent move in the UK and my decision to leave the France to discover the rest of World  ( meaning I don’t know where I will be in few years but not in France), here I am again.

And why this name ?
“GamerGirlBeReallyLike” because it combined two importants things about me : I am a girl gamer and also I am a fan of Memes (some irony and voilaaa!). I guess you know this hashtag #gamergirlbelike or #gamergirl,  where gamers (boys and girls) are making fun of the sexy/controllerinmymouth/highsocksandpanties gamergirl.

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For the presentation let’s keep it short :
1)  My name is Elodie, living in London for 2 years now but born and raised in France;

2) I start playing video games when I was 6 years old;

3) My first console ever was the Ps One and my first game was Spyro and the Year of the Dragon;

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4) I had (and still have some them) a Nintendo Gameboy Color (Pikachu edition too kawaii to handle w_w), Gamecube, Gameboy Advance SP, PS2, XBOX 360, PS4, and PS VITA;

5) I am more a console gamer than a computer gamer (my brother is one of this specimen);

6) My favourite games so far : Final Fantasy VIII and X, Zelda The Windwaker, Super Smash Bros Melee, GTA San Andreas, GTA Vice City and Red Dead Redemption;

7) I use to play a lot Resident Evil and all those scary games, but right now at the age of 24 and as an independent woman, I can’t handle Horror Games for more than 20 minutes;

 8) I am playing at least 2 hours per day if I have one of my console around (we have an Xbox One at work as well, ;));

9) I played all kind of games but prefers Japanese (or not) RPGs, FPS, and multiplayer games;

10) I am really bad a COD and a really bad loser (it goes with the 9th point : multiplayers games).

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On this site I will combine two of my passions : gaming and writing.
I will write mostly reviews on games I play/played , gaming events, wishlists, and so many other things ! As a famous Italian game character would say :
Here we go!