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Episode 11-EmpireFTW!

This episode is in honor of the Anniversary of Star Wars and the 30th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back. We are joined by Jason aka Faitios from the TalkingAboutGamers Podcast. We discuss all things Star Wars with a few tangents. We discuss the movies,of course, as well as our favorite characters, how its made an impact on our lives, the video games and much much more. We truly do “Geek Out”. Remember to leave us a comment on the site, on iTunes,Send feedback at TheGeeksFTW@gmail.com or follow us on twitter at GeeksFTWPodcast. We want to hear the good and bad from our listeners.

Related links

Day of the Jedi-http://dayofthejedi.com
STAR WARS EPISODE III A LOST HOPEhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdJDAPDltMM

Jedi Church – http://www.jedichurch.org/

CNN – http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-448620

IMDB-http://www.imdb.com/find?s=all&q=star+wars

TheForce.net-http://www.theforce.net/

Star Wars original trailer-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gvqpFbRKtQ

Darth Maul Fight-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPLXwrj7i7Q&feature=related

Obi-Wan Kenobi,Anakan Skywalker,ad Yoda vs. Count Dooku- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UQ-pHa87Gc&feature=related

Geeks of Doom Periodic Elements of the Empire Strikes Back-http://geeksofdoom.com/2010/05/26/geek-find-periodic-table-of-the-empire-strikes-back-elements/

My Podcast Alley feed!


East Coast Throwdown 2!

Our friend Golfrat,from TalkingAboutGames, is participating in the East Coast Throwdown today and We here at The GeeksFTW! wish him are wishing him Good Luck. For all those interested in watching we have embedded the ustream coverage below.

Online video chat by Ustream

Google search with Pac-Man!

Google has always been creative with their images above their search bar. We have seen many images related to holidays and other events such as the Olympics. Today is the 30th anniversary of Pac-Man and Google has outdone themselves yet again. If you visit Google you can actually play the classic Pac-Man game where the image would be normally. With this done I am just left to wonder what else Google has in stored for us this year.

Android Vs. Apple

I am a geek which means I love my gadgets. I have owned a variety of phones and mp3 players throughout the years. I’ve had Sidekicks,Blackberries,Zune,iPods, Android phone, and many more. This article is mainly going to focus on the software for Android and Apple.

Summary:

Android(MyTouch 3G)- I love the ability to customize my phone. I have The GeeksFTW! logo as my background, google search with voice search widget, weather widget, battery widget, and a widget that displays my Xbox Live Avatar right next to my icons.Also there are many free and pay for themes. Along with customization I love the easy integration with my Gmail. All my phone contacts are saved on my Gmail and I can import and export between my phone and my Gmail. I also love the status bar where I can drag down and view any messages I might have whether its Email, SMS, Twitter, or whatever and click on it to take me to view it. I also being able to use folders to store my apps. For example: Create a Social folder and store the Facebook, Twitter, and whatever else I want. Then I can just tap the folder and open the app I want from there. I can upgrade the storage memory for my phone by getting a bigger Micro SD card. And multi-tasking is great.

Apple iPhone/iPod Touch- The support for the app store is way better since its been around a lot longer. And more support for the app store brings better games. There are tons of great free games and pay for games on the apple app store.The iTunes software and the media player is a lot better then the Android media player. I love the ability to use Multi-touch for zooming,typing and other features. Typing is a lot easier because of the Multi-touch. I really like the dock bar that keeps 4 apps that you choose on the bottom of the home screens. The pricing for the apps are consistent in the way of its either free or in variations of $0.99, $1.99, $2.99, and etc. Also there are App gift cards that can be added for store credit for future purchases. Its great for kids who don’t have credit cards or people who do not want to store their credit cards on their devices for whatever reason. And apps being part of the total storage on the device.

Overal:

I have both devices and most of the time carry around both wherever I go. Since this is a comparison review I would have to go with Android as the winner. The biggest flaws for android would have to be the lack of support and the media player compared to iPhone/iPod Touch. That said I love the ability to customize my phone,upgrade my storage memory, and the integration with Gmail. As I have said each have their own flaws. And some of the features each lack will be coming soon such as Multi-touch,Multi-tasking, folders, and other features. This Geek just has to go with Android.

Episode 10- Iron Man 2(SPOILERS!)

In this episode we are joined by Jbird360 to totally geek out over Iron Man 2. We talk about our favorite moments in this movie, the problems we had with the movie, as well as comparing it to a few movies including Iron Man and Spider-Man. This episode is packed with spoilers so wait to listen until you watch the movie. If you enjoy this episode then Leave us a iTunes review,comment, or send us an email at TheGeeksFTW@gmail.com and let us know what you think.

Iron Man 2 links

Sam Jackson Shield movie http://www.cinematical.com/2010/05/14/samuel-l-jackson-announces-s-h-i-e-l-d-the-movie/

Whiplash info http://www.comicvine.com/whiplash/29-12709/

Iron Man 2 info http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1228705/

Iron Man 2 review http://www.screened.com/iron-man-2/16-193207/staff-review/

Iron Man 2 review http://screenrant.com/iron-man-2-reviews-vic-56069/2/

Iron Man 2 review http://scififantasyfilms.suite101.com/article.cfm/iron-man-2—movie-review

Social Blend Iron Blend Podcast http://social-blend.com/2010/05/12/iron-blend/

Iron Man 2 Game review http://www.videogametalk.com/reviews/995/iron-man-2/



Ronnie James Dio: RIP

I am sad to say that Mr.Holy Diver has passed away.He was battling stomach cancer. It seemed he was beating it, but sadly it got the best of him. I know this isn’t really “Geeky”, but it saddens me since DIO was one of my favorite bands.  He officially passed away May 15th 2010. Our thoughts go out to his family. Rock on Ronnie James Dio. ROCK ON!

Sorce via http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=55906

EDIT:According to Blabbermouth the following statement came from Ronnie James Dio’s wife : “I am at the hospital and Ronnie has NOT passed away!!!! He is not doing good, but he is not dead. I will let you know if anything changes.Thank you for your concern.”

Lets hope for a Full Recovery.

Source via http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=140115

EDIT It is official. Ronnie James Dio’s wife/manager reported that he passed away this morning May 16 at 7:45am. He was 67 and will truly be missed. The official report from his wife can be found at the official website Its a sad day in Metal. Once more I say Rock on Ronnie James Dio. ROCK ON!

Episode 9- Reach for Tech News

In this episode we talk about a variety of topics. We start mainly on our impressions of the Halo: Reach beta. Then we touch on a variety of tech topics from the twitter bug to Bejeweled 2 being beaten after 3 years of playing it. These topics and many more.

Show related links

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=2766&p=.htm

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-20004516-71.html?tag=newsEditorsPicksArea.0

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-20004563-36.html?tag=newsEditorsPicksArea.0

http://www.joystiq.com/2010/04/30/man-beats-bejeweled-2-after-playing-for-3-years/

http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/10/npd-android-ousts-iphone-os-for-second-place-in-us-smartphone-m/

http://www.joystiq.com/2010/05/06/halo-reach-beta-logs-over-a-million-players-on-first-day/

Go Go Dalek Rangers!

A few nights back I couldn’t sleep. So I put this together instead. The audio is a mixture of the Doctor Who Theme song and the original Power Rangers theme song. The video is clips I’ve put together from the episode “Victory of the Daleks”.  Let me know what you think. I haven’t edited anything in a long time. If enough people like this then I might start making more videos.

Deadliest Warrior


I write this review while finishing up my marathon of SPIKE TV’s Deadliest Warrior. As a Geek I have always thought about Ninja vs Pirate, Samurai Vs. Knight, and other variations. This show answers so many of those questions. Using Science they take two warriors and they measure how lethal each weapon can be as well as any defense the warrior might have. It is truly entertaining to watch these warrior’s weapons be tested. When the testing is done they input all the data in a computer program that gives results on who will win. The end of the show is a battle between the two warriors to reveal the winner. There are many shows that test out weapons, but this show is by far my favorite since it puts two warriors against each other. Some of my favorites were Pirate Vs Knight, Irish Republican Army(IRA) Vs Taliban, and SWAT vs. GSG 9. The show has recently started its 2nd season. Its on SPIKE TV frequently so DVR owners can truly catch up fairly quick. I would truly say this is a must watch show for any geek. I would strongly recommend this show. With that said I am truly looking forward to the XBLA game to come out. If you have already watched it before then leave a comment. I’d be curious to hear what you think.

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