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Awesome Easter Basket Noms or Chocolate Covered Fails? Russell Stover Eggs Reviewed!
Any time my local Walgreens starts putting out single serve holiday candy  treats, they'll usually have a sale on them.  And Russell Stover candies are always on the top of their list for a quick $0.29 novelty chocolate sale.  But it's Russell Stovers though.  It's not my first choice of…
Welcome To The Think Tank!  We Want To Know: Which Mario Game Is Your Favorite?
Welcome to "The Think Tank," a new monthly article series where we ask PCX Write Club members a gaming question, and  post the conversation here so everyone can jump in!  This month's question:  inspired by the piranha flower on the March 2014 writer badge, which Mario game is your favorite?…
Playdate Roundup for March: Bunny Go Boom Boom With April’s Badge!
PCX Playdates totally geared up this past March, and April is going to be even better!  Check out what you might have missed and upcoming goodies we have planned! NEW BADGE!! You know what they say... April showers brings FRAG GRENADES!!!  For this month, anyone participating in any of our…
April Fool’s! But The Fun Doesn’t Have To End With April’s New Writer’s Badge!
Our Crunchy Chick badge might have been an April Fool's Day prank, but this fun badge isn't!  (Psst - everyone posting a comment on the site today will get the Crunchy Chick badge ) This month, any chicas submitting an article will score our awesome harlequin badge! Submission ideas (to…
T-Shirt Tuesday: Our Nerdy Nightmare Before Christmas Edition
Welcome to T-Shirt Tuesday, where gamers share their awesome geek/gamer themed t-shirts! ::DRUMROLL PLEASE!:: This week's submissions are from xSHADOWx and Jessibaby1986! xSHADOWx:  "This used to be my favourite shirt, unfortunately its to big for me now so its got a one way ticket to a charity shop."  Awwww, a…
Holy Nail Polish Fumes, Batman! Write Club Investigates The China Glaze Sea Goddess Collection
The only thing I love more than nail polish is nail polish deals! For the month of March, Sally Beauty Supply has China Glaze polishes buy one get one free.  This deal (and the opportunity to do some science) was too good to pass up...which is why I bribed two…
T-Shirt Tuesday: Boldly Going After Colonel Mustard In The Study With a Candlestick
Welcome to T-Shirt Tuesday, where gamers share their awesome geek/gamer themed t-shirts! ::DRUMROLL PLEASE!:: This week's submissions are from Zaythar and OhMyFluffyGoat! Zaythar:  "I always loved Clue the board game and love watching the movie, too. When I spotted this shirt(named "Cluevetica") on Woot a year ago, I bought it…
Hello, T-Shirt Tuesdays!
Do you have a favorite geek/gamer themed t-shirt that you love so much, you want the world to know about it?  Then welcome to T-Shirt Tuesdays! Once a week (pending submissions), we're going to showcase YOUR favorite t-shirts and why you love them  - all you have to do is…
Playdate Roundup for February 2014 - New Playdate Info Inside!
February was an amazing month for PCX Playdates, and March is going to be even better!  NEW BADGE!! Are you feeling lucky, punk?  Are you?   You're going to need it because this month anyone participating in any of our playdates will earn our "Luck of the Gamer" shamrock controller…
March On In With These New Badges!
Welcome to March, a month devoted to hunting four leaf clovers, chasing rainbows, and all things St. Patrick's Day!  This month all chicas who submit an article will earn this lucky pot of gold: Mmmmmmm, taste the rainbow (just don't get too close)! Submission ideas (to include but not limited…
PCX Write Club - Now Taking Applications!
What Write Club is... a fun, casual group of ladies who like to share ideas and enjoy writing an opportunity for chicas who want to be more active with planning site content an opportunity to collaborate with other PopChiX.com writers   What Write Club is not... this is NOT a…
Share Your “Love From the Badonkadonk” With These Valentine’s Day Cards!
Valentine's is the day dedicated to showing how much we care for our significant other with all of our heart.  But why stop with your heart?  You have a badonkadonk, and it's WAY bigger.  You too can show your badonkadonk love with these buttastic cards!   All My Butt Valentine's…
Valentine Gifts for the Breaking Bad
February 14th is the one day out of the year that gives us the opportunity to show how we care for our friends and significant others as much as we do Breaking Bad...unless their name is Skylar.    But it doesn't all have to be boring heart shaped candies or…
Playdate Round Up And New Badge Details
Every week some of our very awesome members tirelessly donate their time to providing a manifesta-friendly environment so our PopChix members can join forces and play awesome games together in what we refer to as our playdates.  Not familiar with what playdates are hosted or want to see what you…
Jazz Up Your Valentine’s Day With These 3D Printed Gifts
Valentine's gifts can be so repetitive and boring:  flowers, candy, handcuffs, yawn!  Spice up your gift options with these awesome 3D printed goodies! 3D Printed Sweetheart Cookie Cutters from Licketycut: I'm no cookiemancer, but making (or receiving) Valentine's heart candy shaped cookies with a cute message on them is a…
Get Ready For Next Month’s Theme Badge:  February Is For RAWRS!
Whether you love it or hate it, February is ALL about Valentine's day!  We're dedicating this writing month to love, candy and RAWR!  Any chica submitting an article matching this theme from now until February 27th will earn the limited edition "February is for RAWRS" badge: Submission ideas (to include…
Kracie Popin’ Cookin’ Happy Sushi House (Candy Sushi Kit) Review
A while ago I ran across a video on YouTube of a candy sushi kit with some mesmerizing fish eggs that looked too real to be candy. It seemed so easy and fun, plus the kit was relatively inexpensive (under $6 on Amazon with free shipping) so what could go…
Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014!
PopChiX 2013 was amazing year filled with fantastic articles, terrific community discussions, and awesome playdates!  But it wouldn't have been great without YOU!  You ladies and chaps continue to make this a fun and friendly community, and we'd like to take a moment to personally thank everyone for making this…
Come Meet The 2013 PopChiX Game Award Winners!
The nominations were made, the ballots were cast, and all votes are in!  You made your voices heard for the best and brightest that the game industry had to offer for this year, now come see how your favs faired! Congratulations to all the winners!  As a token of our…
Last Minute Gift Ideas That Won’t Break The Bank
It always happens this time of year  - you've blow all your cash on presents and then you remember that one person you missed.  Or maybe you're on a fixed budget to begin with and want to get into the spirit of giving, but unsure what to do.  This guide…
Meet Melly’s Magical Practically Perfect Creations!
I love all things Minecraft, and when I found this creeper pattern – I KNEW I needed this more than I needed hydrogen and oxygen molecules.  Coincidentally, this discovery arose around the time my friend, Melissa Garvin,  was opening her new Etsy shop – Emme Creations,  home of Melly's Magical…
D.I.Y. Creeper Ornaments
I love decorating this time of year, and I'm always trying to think up new ornaments ideas that  I can craft for that giant white plastic tree sitting in my living room.  This year, I really wanted to expand my current holiday decorating scheme to include more gaming themes but…
New Fallout Fan Film, Fallout: Lanius Crossroads, Is Coming In 2014
The creators of Fallout: Lanius, the smash hit Fallout New Vegas fan film with close to half a million views on Youtube that focuses on the origins of legendary Legion bad guy, Legate Lanius, have been teasing for weeks of  two new fan films in the works.  Today, the wait…
Vault Dweller Approved Stocking Stuffers for a Nuclear Winter
Vault dwellers and couriers alike wanted the same holiday presents this year - a bag full of caps, a bottle of ice cold nuka cola, and Fallout 4.  But all we've received so far is disappointment caused by the lack of a much anticipated new game announcement by Bethesda at…
Dear Parents and Grandparents: How to Check Video Game Ratings
December holiday shopping has officially begun, and many parents and grandparents are buying gifts for the young gamers in their lives.  But what some of those buyers don’t understand is that not all video games are age appropriate for children.  This is a hard concept for some non-gamers because many…
Vote Time! Check out the 2013 PopChix Game Awards Nominations
The nomination period is officially over (thanks for everyone who submitted!) and voting for our 2013 PopChix Game Awards starts now!  Please vote by either clicking the ballot links for each of the following categories listed below or visit the PopChiX Awards forum here. (Any votes posted in the comments…
Community Spotlight - Amethyst
x1UpGirl: Congrats!! You are November ChiX of the Month!!  Do you have any special shout outs? Amethyst: AwesomeSauce! I have a shoutout for SarahBear (A.k.a SparkleFingers) as it was her that pointed me to PopChix and the fantastic forums!  I think I should probably add a shoutout for my lovely…
Calling All Chicas! We need your nominations for Best of 2013 PopChiX Game Awards!
We all love games, and this year PopChiX would like to honor our favs with game awards of our own!  But we can't do it without your help.  Now is the time to make your voice heard by nominating your favorite games in the following award categories:   Best Shooter…
Playstation 4 Unboxing
This is no exaggeration when I type this:  I am the least excited person for the new console generation. I love my Xbox 360 and PS3. Change is bad. No lie - I'm going to be that woman in the retirement home years from now that plays the Xbox 360…
Hey Graphic Designers - Don’t Miss This Xbox One Gamerpic Contest!
Gamerpics are important.  With a quick viewing of these small pictures, other gamers instantly get a feel for who we are: our personality, our personal style, basically "what I want you to know about me".   Most consoles nowadays come with a default gallery of gamerpics for users to choose from…
DmC: Devil May Cry Review
I love game reboots. Actually, I love game reboot drama more, because you’re always going to have new fans who are going to love it and original fans who are going to hate it because change is bad. I admit that I live solidly in Camp Noob when it comes…
Doritos Gamer Pack Review
Oh, Frito-Lay...what are we going to do with you?  Do you really think that creating a square shaped bag tagged with "Gamer Pack" on the front and a "Win a Xbox One" promo is going to sell Doritos to the gamer community?  Ok...so it might.  I admit that I did…
Poptoberfest 2013 Wrap Up
The time has come for all good chicas to pack up the costumes, throw out the jack-o-lanterns, and run to the store for half-price Halloween candy sales.  This year we celebrated Poptoberfest together, and it was one we'll never forget. The PopChiX Admin would like to extend their thanks to…
Candy, Candy Everywhere - More Halloween Treats Reviewed
You can't have Halloween without the tricks but most importantly the treats. It's ALL about the candy and MOAR candy and maybe...ALL the candy.    Here are a few treats I recently ran across and just HAD to share!   1)  Milky Way Caramel Apple Minis I love caramel apples: …
Minecraft Trick-or-Treats!  Free Halloween Texture Pack Reviewed
The only thing more amazeballs than Minecraft is MOAR Minecraft but in different colors.  Luckily for Minecraft Xbox 360 players, 4J Studios has released a FREE limited-time-only Halloween texture pack (available ONLY until November 3).  But is it worth the actual download? Oh-my-goats, yes.  I never really thought something as…
The Candy Corn Apocalypse: A Halloween Candy Investigation
Candy Corn: What it is Candy corn is one of those treats that we love as much as we hate.  It’s  a common confectionary treat in the US around Halloween time that is shaped to look like corn kernels, but itself does not taste like corn.  They are stiff (you…
Poptoberfest is coming!
CHIX! Yes, I'm talking to you.  October is coming up and we all know what that means:  zombies, pumpkins, HALLOWEEN!  We want your Halloween themed submissions NOW!  For the month of October, all participants who submit a Halloween themed article to PopChiX will score this limited edition badge: (you KNOW…
Community Spotlight - OhMyFluffyGoat
x1upGirl:  Ok, I wanted to start by saying congratulations!!!!  You're September PopChiX of the month!!! ohmyfluffygoat:  Holy dinosaur nuggets!   x1upGirl:   bwahahahaha! Do you have any special shout outs? ohmyfluffygoat:   I'd like to give a shout out to my future self, x1up Girl for being so rad, and then XxOdessaxX…
The Klondike CANDY (yeah, you read that right) Review
When I think Klondike bar, I think of a square of mediocre vanilla ice cream coated in a chocolate-like shell that will slide off as you eat it in a type of culinary version of plate tectonics.  Of course, this is a fav here in the states, well - because…
UCIrvine is Offering a Free Online Zombie Course based on The Walking Dead (this is not a joke)
I love all things zombie, I love AMC's The Walking Dead, and I love October 13 because that is when season four of the The Walking Dead premieres!!  And I absolutely fell out of my chair when I heard that there is a FREE online zombie course being offered based…
So, Who is Ready to Make Some Science?  Super Easy DIY Nail Polish!!
A wise man once said: "Science isn't about WHY - it's about WHY NOT!"  I know some of you are thinking, "is this article really science?"  Well I say, "Who are you? Life's manager?  Life gave me youtube and a local drugstore, so I'm making some nail polish..."   Stuff…
The Legend Begins - Fallout: Lanius fan film is now live!
From modest indiegogo project to world premiere at PAX Austrailia, the long awaited fan film, Fallout: Lanius, has taken quite a journey.  But the wait is finally over, vault dwellers - the fan film is now live!!  Synopsis from their youtube page: "On the brink of ruin, the Hidebark people…
Community Spotlight - Kwynn
x1upGirl:  First, thanks for meeting with me! Hail Cobra Commander...oh wait - I promised I wasn't recruiting for that today. My bad.  Second, Congratulations!!!  You're the August ChiX of the Month!! Kwynn: hahaha I had a feeling that was what this was about.  One of my all time favorite youtube videos even…
It’s Fallout Friday! Chris Avellone’s Fallout 4 wishlist, ACNL QR codes and more!
Fallout 4 Wish list from Obsidian Developer Chris Avellone Fallout 4 has not been formally announced, but most fans believe more Fallout is inevitable and love to speculate the details of what that new game will contain.  Chris Avellone (@ChrisAvellone), video game designer who worked on Fallout 2 and Fallout…
It’s Fallout Friday!  Nuka Break: Red Star, Fallout: Lanius, and this week’s giveaway winner!
NCR News >  New fan film, Fallout: Nuka Break - Red Star, is out now! Wayside Creations (@WaysideCreation) has released “Fallout: Nuka Break - RED STAR”, a 25 minute stand alone Fallout fan film.  The Nuka Break series has been on youtube for a while now, but I will admit…
The Dead Island Riptide Non-Review and Giveaway
As a software developer, there is no worse feeling than spending long hours on an application, only to have someone take half a glance at your work and tell you the finished product, as a whole, blows. Constructive criticism I can take - but a flat out “this sucks?”  Even…
Julep giveaway winner!
It's been a looooong 24 hours, but Tuesday has arrived and we have a winner to announce!!!  The lucky recipient of Fireworks, Julep's patriotic glitter polish that would make unicorns cry tears of joy from the very sight of seeing this super awesome polish is....................   Thanks to everyone who…
Nail Colors and More! The Julep Maven Subscription Box Review and Giveaway!
Let me be completely honest - I am the least qualified person here to be writing this review.  I haven’t painted my nails in years. But I am a sucker for subscription boxes, especially if I can get one for FREE.  For this reason, I just HAD to check out…
E3 Wrap up - the best of #E3PopChix tweets
I had a lot of fun watching E3 this year, and had even more fun on twitter interacting with other PopChiX while the conferences aired. Thanks to everyone who participated! Here is a recap of best #E3PopChiX tweets: During the Microsoft conference, things started out strong with a new addition…
Spartan Wedge Dance Time!  ‘300: Rise of an Empire’ trailer released
If you couldn't get enough of Spartans while watching and rewatching '300' the first twenty or so times,  then today is your lucky day!  A new trailer just released for '300: Rise of an Empire.'   Synopsis from the movie's website sounds promising: "Based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel…
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