Review: Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Episode 1

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Episode 1

Score: 9 out of 10 TellTale games are beloved. They are considered some of the best when it comes to storytelling. They have adapted many different franchises and most have been considered successes. More »

Score 26 Steam games for $1 with the Dollar Forever Bundle

Score 26 Steam games for $1 with the Dollar Forever Bundle

Simply put that BundleStars.com has a bundle of 26 steam games for just $1. You read that correctly. And they have Steam Trading cards so you can probably make a profit if More »

Persona 5 First Look Video

Persona 5 First Look Video

Here is a video from Stuarts initial Playthrough of Persona 5. You will get his initial impressions and reactions to the game that will take up a lot of his free time. More »

The GeeksFTW – Episode 286

The GeeksFTW – Episode 286

We are back with another episode! We talk about the Scorpio reveal as well as some changes to Steam and Twitch. If you are looking for more from us then check out More »

The GeeksFTW – Episode 285

The GeeksFTW – Episode 285

We are back for another episode. We hope you enjoy! If you are looking for more from us then check out our YouTube Page for game reviews, quick looks and more. We More »

 

‘Wave’ Hello to the Xbox Kinect and goodbye to Natal

Today was the first day of the official Project Natal reveal event. But before a scary man with a red nose and green hair could tell the presses, the internet leaked that the name of Project Natal was not Wave but in fact Kinect. Seeing the name doesn’t make me think motion control, Kinect actually makes me think of the latest Microsoft mobile device the Kin. Upon hearing the name I get it more kinetic energy, which makes way more since. Rumors were that Kinect was just a regional name. Thevowel on Twitter, Eric Neustadter Xbox Live Operations Manager a.k.a ‘E’, confirmed the name wasn’t regional by saying “Wow! Congrats to everyone making Kinect happen. That was great! #XboxE3”

The Kinect was not the only thing announced, a slimmer Xbox 360. Leaking the slimmer xbox 360 was an ad that was probably released too early. The ad states that the new Xbox 360 has a 250 GB HDD and integrated Wi-Fi functionality, and compatibility with Kinect. This makes me wonder if my launch Xbox 360 is Kinect compatible, I sure hope so.


Some of the games that are rumored to release are Kinect Adventures (a river raft and obstacle course game), Kinectimals (no joke. It’s a game that allows a player to interact with a variety of cats, such as lions, cheetahs, and tigers), Kinect Sports (big surprise. No need to explain), Joy Ride (the cart racing game that was announced last year at E3), Ricochet (the dodgeball game at last years E3), Milo and Kate (also revealed at last years E3 as Peter Molyneux’s project), Fable III (we already know that one), and finally Brunswick Pro Bowling (my guess is that this might be a bowling type game).

Update: Two more rumored games are MTV Games-developed dance game called Dance Central (which might be the rumored Harmonix-tied Kinect title). A Disney-developed and a LucasArts Star Wars game are also in the works. We might get that Star Wars lightsaber game we’ve been waiting on since 2006.

Episode 12-Goodbye LOST

This episode we are dedicating it to the popular TV show Lost. As many would know Lost recently had its Series Finale. Many are upset and Many are pleased with this ending. We are joined with Anthony from OpenForumRadio.  We discuss how we each feel about the ending,What we would have done to make it better, and discuss some of our favorite moments.

Show related links:

Anthony’s first photo image-http://static.tvfanatic.com/images/gallery/kate-austen-photo.jpg

Anthony’s second photo image-http://www.sustainabilityninja.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/evangeline_lilly.jpg

Anthony’s 3rd photo image-http://mimg.ugo.com/201003/39927/tania-raymonde.jpg

5 Reasons not to fly Oceanic Airlines- http://www.worldmate.com/travelog/2010/05/28/top-five-reasons-not-to-fly-oceanic-airlines-ever/

10 questions lost didn’t answer-http://www.scene-stealers.com/top-10s/top-10-questions-lost-didnt-answer/

Sarcastic Gamer’s Lost Cast-http://sarcasticgamer.com/wp/index.php/2010/05/sarcastic-gamer-presents-the-lostcast.html

Knight the Captain

Make it 'Sir' Number One

First thing to talk about is that today Patrick Stewart, the man himself, is now to be addressed as Sir Patrick Stewart. That’s right Queen Elizabeth II knighted him at the Buckingham Palace today. This 69-year old man paid tribute to his former teacher. “Although many people in my life have had great influence on me, without this man none of it would have happened,” he said. As a teacher myself, that just warms my innards.

Patrick Stewart now joins the list the Knighted. On that list you might find Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Lee, and Anthony Hopkins, just to name a few.

Game Deals for the Broke

Looking around the web I’ve noticed good game deals and I just wanted to share them. Maybe you’ve been holding out for Super Street Fighter IV,Bayonetta, or even God of War 3. Well here are the best gaming deals I could find.

Super Street Fighter IV- $27.99(360) + $10 Future credit at Amazon. $29.99(360 and PS3) + $10 future credit at Gamestop.

Bioshock 2- $29.99(360,PS3, and PC) at Amazon.

Bayonetta- $34.99(360 and PS3) at Gamestop.

Split Second- $39.99(360) at Amazon.

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction- $41.(360)+ $10 Future credit at Amazon and Gamestop.

UFC Undisputed 2010- $39.99(360) at Amazon.

Alan Wake- $49.99(360) at Amazon.

God of War 3- $44.99(PS3) at Amazon and $39.99 + $10 Future credit at Gamestop.

3D Dot Game Heroes-$29.99 + $10 Future credit at Gamestop.

Backbreaker- $44.99 at Amazon.

Hulu on XBox live?

Hold still my beating heart. Could it be true? Hulu on Xbox live(XBL)? Well according to Gearlive.com its a done deal. Just have to wait for them to officially announce it at E3. Sadly it looks like it will not be free, I’m still hoping they go the netflix route with free as long as you have a gold account. I guess we all will find out soon enough. June 14th at 10:00 AM PT. to be more specific. That is when Microsoft will kick off their E3 press conference. Many questions are still asked,but I’ll be glued to my sofa that morning awaiting for all the goodies Microsoft has to offer. Let us know what your E3 predictions are in the comment below.

sorce via Gear Live

Red Dead movie on FOX, May 29th

This Saturday, May 29th, on FOX at midnight there will be a 30 minute short directed by John Hillcoat, and it’s only using in-game footage. This is no joke, it’s real. Be sure to watch how it’s all going to play out.

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

No Foxiness in Transformers 3?

Megan FoxAccording to TheWrap.com Megan Fox might not be in the next Transformers movie. It seems Micheal Bay isn’t very nice.

“Megan Fox walked away from “Transformers 3” because director Michael Bay was “verbally abusive” toward her and “she had enough and decided to get out early,” an individual close to the actress has told TheWrap.”

But Paramount is saying, “Paramount had the unilateral right to exercise an option for Megan Fox to appear in ‘Transformers 3.’ Paramount at its sole election allowed the option to lapse.”

So Megan Fox might be in the next Transformers and she might not be, or she might be replaced. Either way hopefully Transformers 3 will be good.

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.