Thank You from the Zaxy Ladies [2 comments]

January 3, 2012

Dear Zaxy Reader,

Thank you so much for all of the love and support you’ve given us over the last couple years. We’ve had a blast sharing our thoughts about the newest games, movies, memes and silly toys. Unfortunately, our lives have filled up with some pretty exciting opportunities, and we need to take a step back from blogging on Zaxy to focus on our individual pursuits. We’re all still around online, and we encourage you to check out our other projects!


n00bketeers Podcast:
We’re Not Dead Podcast:
Twitter: @Britt5091

Job Hunters Web Series:
‘Less Than Three’ Book Project:
Twitter: @KristinaHorner

Geeky Hostess:
Job Hunters Web Series:
Consulting Company:
Twitter: @GeekyHostess

Please stay in touch with our other projects, and keep reaching out to us on Twitter! You have made Zaxy an amazing place and we want to keep chatting with all of you.


Britt, Kristina, and Tara


Zaxy’s Valentines [2 comments]

February 15, 2011

So it’s a bit belated, but we hope you all will still be ours.

The Zaxy ladies all made videos showing off the valentines they made for the winners of our Valentine contest. Winners: Your valentines will be a little late, because someone (GRAYSON) still hasn’t sent his address in. Grayson! Email tara at zaxy dot com!

Without further ado, the winners and their valentines:

Britt’s Choice: Derrick

Kristina’s Choice: Grayson

Tara’s Choice: Griff56

Thank you again to all who entered, it was really incredibly tough to pick the winners. You are all so awesome!

Did you have a good Valentine’s Day? What did you do? (Interesting fact: If you play “You Don’t Know Jack” on Valentine’s Day, it KNOWS. And judges you.)


Zaxy Slumber Party! [17 comments]

January 6, 2011

Ok guys… The holidays are over and the Zaxy girls are all actually in town. We’re gearing up for another one of our slumber parties near the end of January, and I’d love to hear YOUR suggestions!

We usually play some games, chat about Zaxy, surf the internet, and eat lots of junk food. So what should we do this time?

Do you have a suggestion for a product/game you want us to try? A recipe/snack you want us to make? Websites we should check out? Other APPROPRIATE things we should do?

Seriously. I mean, pillow fights are always a possibility. But they are scary and ruthless. Let’s keep our suggestions friendly for the whole family.

We’re thinking of livestreaming parts of the night and will give you a heads up the day of with a link. If we use your suggestion, we’ll give you some shout outs!


The Coolest Phone/DS Accessories: AND CONTEST! [18 comments]

December 7, 2010

Our friends over at Accessory Geeks hooked up Zaxy with some early holiday gifts: their exclusive wood iPod Touch cases… engraved with our site! Freaking amazing.

Kristina shows you hers, compliments of blurry-photo-technology.

The wood cases come in a variety of colors: Dark Rose Wood, Dark Beech Wood, Light Beech Wood, and a variety of other finishes for other products.

These cases look really nice, smell good, and the engraving feature is pretty ridiculously awesome.

And for those of us without iPhones or iPods, (cough, me, cough), they engrave their normal phone cases as well. Here’s me rocking one for my Samsung Vibrant:

I’m a huge klutz with my phone, and I haven’t damaged it yet since I’ve had this case on! (Knock on wood…)

If you need any accessories for your phone (or DS, or iPad, or Wii)… this is the place. They’ll keep you functional and looking good. And they’ve got geek in the name.

PLUS, they love you all. They sent us a wood case for a Nintendo DS Lite or DSI to give away to one of your lovely selves. Just respond to this post with your favorite product from their site. You have until 11:59pm on Sunday, December 12th to enter, which will give you a little less than a week to encourage your friends and family to enter for you as well. ;-)

I’ll randomly pick and announce the winner on Monday, December 13th.

EDIT: You now have until 1pm PST to enter the contest. I’ll be randomly picking the winner shortly after that!

ANOTHER EDIT: We have a winner! Check out this post to see if you won.

You better hope I don’t decide to keep it…

Find something from the site you love? Then make sure you use promo code ZAXY15 to get 15% off all products!
(Excluding amplifiers)

Now go win a DS Case!


Tara and Britt on Ustream [Add a comment]

October 16, 2010

Britt and Tara are playing video games for 24 hours straight for Extra Life! Check out our livestream here!

Want to donate to us or our team throughout the night? You can do that here!

See you on Ustream!


Geek Gear [7 comments]

September 9, 2010

At PAX or any other convention, you’ll see tons of folks rocking their favorite Geek Gear. But how do they acquire these things? If you missed that great shirt on Shirt.Woot or Tee Fury, and weren’t able to snag all the free shirts you wanted from PAX, maybe these sites will help.

Here are some great shirts and geek gear sellers I found at PAX!

Glitch Gear

Glitch Gear has gaming apparel for guys and girls, with a big focus on ridiculous gaming puns. They feature shirts for L4D2 as well as for Killing Floor. My fave shirt of theirs from PAX was one that said “I (picture of companion cube) Portal”. Unfortunately, they lied to me and said it would be on their website (since they only had 2XLs left). They also told me there’d be cake. Hmph.


J!NX has geeky shirts, yes. But the thing that sets them apart is that the shirts are pretty. Like, you could blend in with hipsters and unless they get the reference on your shirt, they may not even think you’re a geek! Plus, J!NX has recently released a “Lifestyle line” for guys. This line incorporates other articles of clothing. Need to wear something a bit nicer than a t-shirt and jeans for work? You’ll find it here. And you won’t have to sacrifice your geek cred or personality for it.
If you place an order with J!NX before 9/30/2010, you can get 20% off orders of $50 or more. Just use code “FALL2010″.

Zaxy Shirts!

If you saw us at PAX, you probably noticed our shirts. My friend Steve (yes, the same guy who painted Henry Hatsworth for me) created the graphic for us. The pic above is of me and Britt showing off the shirts with Sam, our first shirt winner!

We’ll have these and other shirts at future events, so keep an eye out for us!

What are some of your all time fave geeky shirts?


Zaxy Zombie Video! [4 comments]

July 8, 2010

Take a look at the video of my and Britt’s experience at the Red, White, and Dead walk in Fremont. It was so much fun!

The Dr. Pepper guy was my fave.

Take a look at Britt’s post for pics from the event here!

What object would you go for in Dead Rising? (Hint: The handgun is not a good choice.)


Zaxy News: Good and Bad [11 comments]

June 10, 2010

Hello Dear Zaxy Fans!

It’s with sadness that I must tell you Jill will no longer be writing for Zaxy. She’s chosen to move on to other interests, and I wish her all the best. She will still be on twitter (@killajilla) if you’d like to keep tabs on her!

However, this means I have the opportunity to bring on some other girls to help represent Zaxy and bring you all kinds of bloggy and vloggy goodness. Keep an eye out for some special intros over the next couple weeks!

Thanks to all of you for the love and support you give us on a daily basis–I’m excited to be continuing Zaxy and thrilled to see the new writers join our team! We’ve got some great things planned for the future (just wait for our GIANT PAX party!), so stay tuned!

If you have a sec, leave a comment on your fave “Jill” moment and wish her well on her new endeavors!


Quick Update! [5 comments]

February 28, 2010

To anyone that can recognize what I’m holding in my left hand (on the right), 1337 props to you my friend. Here’s a quick video update for you guys, enjoy!