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The GeeksFTW – Episode 294

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We are back for another episode. This one isn’t too long and we talk a lot of Blizzard topics as well as Anime games.

If you are looking for more from us then check out our YouTube Page for game reviews, quick looks and more. We want to know what you think of this episode so please let us know your thoughts. You can leave feedback on iTunes, Twitter, Facebook, Stitcher Radio, send email to TheGeeksFTW@gmail.com , or leave a comment below. And remember we are still looking for writers and guest hosts so if you are interested than please contact us. Show notes will be below. We hope you enjoy!

The GeeksFTW – Episode 293

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We are back for another episode. We are trying to get back to a normal schedule, but life keeps getting in the way.

If you are looking for more from us then check out our YouTube Page for game reviews, quick looks and more. We want to know what you think of this episode so please let us know your thoughts. You can leave feedback on iTunes, Twitter, Facebook, Stitcher Radio, send email to TheGeeksFTW@gmail.com , or leave a comment below. And remember we are still looking for writers and guest hosts so if you are interested than please contact us. Show notes will be below. We hope you enjoy!

The GeeksFTW – Episode 292 Spider-Man Homecoming SpoilerCast

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This week we decide to just talk all about Spider-Man Homecoming and we get deep into spoilers so please be sure to watch the movie before listening. If you like this then please let us know and we will try to do more spoilerCasts in the future.

If you are looking for more from us then check out our YouTube Page for game reviews, quick looks and more. We want to know what you think of this episode so please let us know your thoughts. You can leave feedback on iTunes, Twitter, Facebook, Stitcher Radio, send email to TheGeeksFTW@gmail.com , or leave a comment below. And remember we are still looking for writers and guest hosts so if you are interested than please contact us. Show notes will be below. We hope you enjoy!

The GeeksFTW! Xbox Game Pass Giveaway!

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Simple as that. We are giving away 1-Month Xbox Game Pass Codes to 5 lucky winners. Simply just Login via one of the ways and then enter up to 8 times. When contest is over the winners will be picked and verified that the entry is still valid. If you follow us on twitter to gain an entry and then unfollow us and you win because of that then the entry is invalid. We don’t expect that to be an issue but it is a rule. Good Luck!

The GeeksFTW! Xbox Game Pass Giveaway!

Marvel Heroes Omega Xbox Giveaway

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We have 2 codes for the War Machine Pack for Marvel Heroes Omega for Xbox One. Contest will be down below and just login one of the various ways and enter. Good Luck!

Marvel Heroes Omega Xbox One War Machine Pack Giveaway!

The GeeksFTW – Episode 291

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I apologize for the audio quality. We had some issues with the recording so I had to rip the audio from YouTube and tried my hardest to clean it up. Next show should be a lot better.

If you are looking for more from us then check out our YouTube Page for game reviews, quick looks and more. We want to know what you think of this episode so please let us know your thoughts. You can leave feedback on iTunes, Twitter, Facebook, Stitcher Radio, send email to TheGeeksFTW@gmail.com , or leave a comment below. And remember we are still looking for writers and guest hosts so if you are interested than please contact us. Show notes will be below. We hope you enjoy!

The GeeksFTW – Episode 290

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We are back for another episode! This one took a bit to edit because we had some technical issues while recording. Halfway through we had to stop and start again. The quality is pretty good and mostly you won’t realize except for a technical issues notification that lets you know we had issues.

If you are looking for more from us then check out our YouTube Page for game reviews, quick looks and more. We want to know what you think of this episode so please let us know your thoughts. You can leave feedback on iTunes, Twitter, Facebook, Stitcher Radio, send email to TheGeeksFTW@gmail.com , or leave a comment below. And remember we are still looking for writers and guest hosts so if you are interested than please contact us. Show notes will be below. We hope you enjoy!

The GeeksFTW – Episode 289

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We are back and this time the audio quality is a lot better!

If you are looking for more from us then check out our YouTube Page for game reviews, quick looks and more. We want to know what you think of this episode so please let us know your thoughts. You can leave feedback on iTunes, Twitter, Facebook, Stitcher Radio, send email to TheGeeksFTW@gmail.com , or leave a comment below. And remember we are still looking for writers and guest hosts so if you are interested than please contact us. Show notes will be below. We hope you enjoy!

Review: NBA Playgrounds

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Score: 7 out of 10

We all have pleasant memories of playing NBA Jam back in the day. We have all wanted more of that and we have had some in the form of remakes. In a time where the NBA seems to be slanted towards just one team, we fans are looking for anything to make things a little easier and more fun. NBA Playgrounds seems to be inspired from NBA Jam and has a mix of Current and Classic Players in the roster. I did receive the game free for review but as always I try not to let that influence my opinion in the slightest. I will be breaking this review into 3 parts. The first will be graphics. The seconds will be gameplay. And finally the third will be performance.

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The graphics are pretty solid. They are not realistic like NBA2K but most of the players look like they should and are easily identifiable. It has the typical sports arcade look to it and it works just fine. There are most of today’s biggest players from each team as well as a good amount of classic or Hall of Famer caliber players. The backgrounds are mostly colorful and very interesting to look at while your waiting to inbound the ball.

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The gameplay is easy to understand and difficult to master. There are a few mechanics of the game that can be a bit frustrating to deal with while playing. There are power ups that are available after you fill up your Lottery Pick Bar. You can fill the Lottery bar buy completing dunks, steals, alley-oops and blocking shots. Some are worth more then others.The power ups include 2X in the paint, 2X 3-Pointers, Speed Boost, 12″ Timer, Star Shot and Electric Ball. Some of these are simple like 2X means those shots are worth twice as much and Speed Boost means you are able to move faster around the court. The 12″ Timer makes your Opponent’s shot clock shorter. The electric ball makes half court or closer shots always go in the hoop. The Star Shot is interesting. There will be a star on the court and when you shoot it points will be double followed by another star location with a triple multiplier followed by a third star location with a 4 times point multiplier. Some moves are not too easy to perform. Being able to steal the ball tends to be very difficult, especially when challenges require multiple steals per game. Steals seem to be a very specific timing situation because if you miss then you most likely will lose your opportunity because the game has a fast pace to it. It also should be noted that you can push, and pushing will drain your stamina.

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The performance seems to be average. There doesn’t seem to be anything close to game breaking issues. It is a fast pace type of game and makes it a bit challenging to do the challenges because of the fast pace. The timing for alley-oops seem to be a little inconsistent as well as the time frame for steals. The dunking seems to be easy to figure out and master. The same can be said for shots in the paint. There isn’t much  more to say performance wise besides it runs smoothly and unless you focus on all the challenges, you won’t notice some of the issues of the game.

Overall: NBA Playgrounds is pretty good. I have sunk about 15 hours into the game so far and have about half the achievements already. An interesting note to mention, you are able to pick 2 of the same player for a team. This makes it a little easier to complete certain challenges since some players are better at certain skills then others. This is a good game to pick up and play in short gaming sessions if you don’t have long periods of time to sink into a game. It will also be something to help get you through the NBA off-season that is vastly approaching.

The GeeksFTW – Episode 288

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We are back for yet another episode of the Podcast.  I want to apologize for the audio quality. We had a few issues and had to rip the audio from YouTube. Next episode should be back to normal quality for us. Be sure to check out our website to see all the links to the articles we talk about.

If you are looking for more from us then check out our YouTube Page for game reviews, quick looks and more. We want to know what you think of this episode so please let us know your thoughts. You can leave feedback on iTunes, Twitter, Facebook, Stitcher Radio, send email to TheGeeksFTW@gmail.com , or leave a comment below. And remember we are still looking for writers and guest hosts so if you are interested than please contact us. Show notes will be below. We hope you enjoy!