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Filling you in on all of the geek news there is to geek out about, taking your geekiness over level 9000!

April 22nd, 2019    

Interview 7 - Jason Golden, Founder of Critical Care Comics

We talk with Jason Golden of Critical Care Comics...which means, we basically argue Marvel and why Superman is the best hero.

Come listen to find out how Critical Care Comics began, and maybe even learn how to volunteer!

 

For more information, please check out:

https://www.criticalcarecomics.vegas/

April 22nd, 2019    

Ep 115: Fans vs Critics, why are they so bad?

Sony officially announced they are working on a new console and released some specs. It comes with 8k resolution, ray tracing graphics and SSDs.

Xbox has announced its Disc-less Xbox being released in May for $250

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. This could be worth it for the free "Day One" games. 

Ultimate Alliance 3. The Black Order is coming July 19th 

Disney+ goes live November 12th at 6.99 a month. Included within the first year will be:

Captain Marvel, day 1

The Signature Collection (Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, Pinocchio, Bambi, The Lion King, Lady and the Tramp, Peter Pan, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella)

Every Pixar Title

All Pixar Shorts

New Marvel Series- Scarlet Witch and Vision, Falcon and Winter Soldier, and Loki

           All Star Wars Films

           The Mandalorian

           All 30 seasons of the Simpsons

Star Wars Trailer... The Rise of Skywalker

And Jedi: Fallen Order

Hulu is getting the Veronica Mars revival, teaser trailer revealed!

Nintendo stage builder and Joker is on Smash as of today.

Space Jam 2 is struggling to get some of its NBA stars due to... shoe contracts?

Minecraft movie, 2022. Why? 

Birds of Prey wrapped production. Again, why? 

MK11 only has cosmetic micro-transactions. 

Kingdom Rush Tower Defense board game is the tower defense board game you were waiting for. 

The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle. Is this RDJs next big movie?

 A Mighty Mouse movie is coming?

 Nintendo Direct didn't happen... yet.

 Ragnarok might be coming. God of War Ragnarok that is...

 Kazuhiko Kato - Monkey Punch passed away at 81 due to pneumonia.

 

Critics vs. Fans

Critics hated:

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (Meta: 37 Audience: 8.2)

Clue (Meta: 36 Audience: 8.5)

Final Destination: (Meta: 36 Audience: 7.2)

Happy Gilmore: (Meta: 31 Audience: 9.0)

Predator: (Meta: 36 Audience: 8.5)

Scrooged: (Meta: 38 Audience: 9.5)

Speed Racer: (Meta: 37 Audience: 7.8)

 

Critics loved:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Critic: 7.2 Audience 6.0)

Spy Kids (Critic: 7.2 Audience: 5.2)

Babe: (Critic: 8.3 Audience: 5.2)

Mass Effect 3: (Meta: 93 Audience: 5.5)

DMC: (Meta: 86 Audience: 5.1 review bombed?)

Assassin's Creed Unity (Meta: 70 Audience: 3.0)

April 15th, 2019    

Interview 6 - Ed Kuehnel and the Invasion from Planet Wrestletopia

We talk to the writer and creator of the "Invasion of Planet Wrestletopia" comic and how he got started in the video game industry. 

Spoiler alert, the comic is amazing. 

To find more about Invasion of Planet Wrestletopia, find them here: http://suspiciousbehaviorproductions.com/

Or Follow them on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SBP_Comics

April 15th, 2019    

Ep 114: Are Story-based Games Dead?

Artarys.com A silent auction website for art

Idris Elba to star in Suicide Squad, but NOT as Deadshot.

Octopath Traveler might be headed to PC.

Did the Division 2 leak the next Assassin's Creed?

PowerA Gamecube gamepad is a truly wireless controller for Switch.

Netflix to make an Alice in Wonderland/ Wizard of Oz crossover.

Sony adds the ability to change your online ID.

Biomutant trailer came out, and looks balls to the wall crazy.

Control is also coming soon.

Dave Bautista retires from pro wrestling to act more.

Nintendo direct could be coming, tomorrow, and it could be a big one.

Sabrina ALREADY renewed for Season 3

Close to the Sun trailer looks amazing. Bioshock-like

Cadbury Creme egg mayo is a thing now...

Paul Rudd turns 50.

Borderlands is the first game to receive Valve's "off topic" reviews. To prevent review bombing.

Jack Black is interested in playing the Penguin

Warrior by Bruce Lee

 

Story/Lore in video games. Does story and lore affect how much you like a game? Do you like story/lore outside its original source? (I.E. Overwatch, Star Wars books). Can you play a game with good story, poor mechanics? Vice-versa?

April 9th, 2019    

Interview 5 - Quincy Jay Victoria, creator of Kawal

We got to spend some time with Quincy Jay Victoria, one of the hosts from Geeked Out! as well as creator of the awesome comic book, Kawal: Soldier of the People!

To listen to more of Quincy on Geeked out, go here: https://www.facebook.com/LVGeekedOut/ 

To follow Kawal and his fight to defend the filipino people against an oppressive regime: https://www.facebook.com/theartofquincyvictoria/

 

April 7th, 2019    

Ep 113: Liar Liar Pants on Fire

I tell you all the news and everything we know about Borderlands 3 today, including it's 6 month timed exclusive with the Epic Game store

Tiny Tina's Robot Tea Party tabletop card game

Joker trailer

ALL theaters got "snapped" as servers couldn't handle the amount of people trying to get tickets to Endgame

Umbrella Academy is NOW confirmed for season 2

Wood wool tiles, magic hexagonal tiles. https://www.baux.se/acoustic-tiles/

Moral Engines review

Civilizations 6 can cross... save?

Sega mini coming soon!

Live action Akira from Taika Waititi and Leonardo DiCaprio moving forward

Mark Hamill to voice... Chucky?

David Harbour rumored to be added to Black Widow... is he Taskmaster?

AMC is doing the Marvel marathon again. This includes the entire Infinity Saga and is 55 hours.

#FortheThrone Game of Thrones

Sleeping Gods the board game looks unholy. And awesome.

What famous lies did parents tell that people still believe?

March 28th, 2019    

Ep 112: Fooled You!

April Fool's Jokes

We talk Article 13 and what we think about it.

Nintendo Switch reportedly getting two new models, an enhanced version and a cheaper version

Apple introduces Apple Arcade.

Borderlands: Mask of Mayhem, all aboard that hype train.

Dora: Lost City of Gold looks pretty decent and well-casted

Rumors have it Walmart might be stepping into the gaming platform ring.

Enter the Gungeon: Farewell to Arms is the game's final expansion.

Kuala Lampur cosplay police raid/

New Marvel poster series shows who was dusted and who survived.

Anthem... what to say? Another update that was intended to fix thigs, that actually broke things... again.

Sons of the Singularity, who successfully kickstarted a Call of Cthulu sourcebook was printed, and then every copy was immediately destroyed by the Chinese government

Zac Effron rumored for Adam Warlock in Guardians of the Galaxy 3

Black Widow movie to have Taskmaster as the villain.

Umbrella Academy season 2 NOT confirmed.

Companies who pranked us the best:
Wow patch notes
Burger King chocolate Whopper
ThinkGeek Technomancer cloak
Google pokemon
Energizer Peeps
The iPhone (Pocket-Lint announced it 3 years prior)

March 26th, 2019    

Interview 4 - Patrick Robinson, Comic book artist for T.C.G.

Patrick Robinson hung out with us and talked about general geeky stuff, the comic book indy scene, and his comic, Terran Command Garrison -check out more and give them a like!  https://www.facebook.com/NewWavePublications/

 

March 22nd, 2019    

Ep 111: The Pop Culture Call of Cthulu…

The Pop Culture Call of Cthulu... You're Being Summoned

 

THIS WEEK'S NEWS:

Google unveiled their new console, "Stadia", with a whopping 10.9 Teraflops... that's a lot of flops. Cloud gaming could be be the next thing!

 

Out of left field it seems Snapchat is adding a gaming platform to their... well, platform. Project Cognac to be announced.

 

PAX East is this weekend, with it several games announcements are to be expected. James with me "Live-Facebooking" any news dropped. EDIT: It's next weekend. James will still be Facebooking it though.

 

What is Cadence of Hyrule and why is it important?

 

Octane races on to Apex Legends. The speed demon is sure to cause quite a stir.

 

Cuphead. On Switch.

 

The official Stranger Things trailer dropped... and we have absolutely no idea what's going on.

 

Movie Pass and it's competitors, what seems like the best bang for your buck?

 

Scientists say they might have figured out who Jack the Ripper was.

 

James Gunn is back!

 

Alita: Battle Angel and Dragons 3 review.

 

Sparklite. James needs it.

 

Deadpool inserted himself into the Endgame trailer because of course he did.

 

The Fox/Disney merger is officially complete. Disney just needs Amazon and Google to control the Infinity Gauntlet.

 

Epic snags some more games for the store, including the Quantic Dreams library!

 

The Red Lantern, voiced by Ashly Burch, coming soon. (Confirmed by Tiny Tina)

 

In a surprising turn of events, Oddworld is coming back with the new game Oddworld: Soulstorm

 

Rainbow Six Siege adds a new punishment for griefers, the "stop hitting yourself" punishment.

 

MADNESS: Lovecraft in Pop Culture

Rich explains the Lovecraft Standard and we tell you where to consume it. Then we all tell you where to watch, listen, or play Lovecraft inspired things.

March 14th, 2019    

Interview 3 - Chandler Rice, we discuss Stan Lee, comic collecting, and more

Chandler Rice has been worked with comic artists for 15+ years, he spent some time in our studio talking about Stan Lee, working with comic legend greats, and otherwise blowing our minds! 

For more of Chandler geeking out, check out his podcast, Las Vegas Geeked Out:

https://www.facebook.com/LVGeekedOut/

For comic services (grading, signing, etc): http://desertwindcomics.com/

Also, if you're a Vegas local, make sure to check out Celestial Comics!

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