The GeeksFTW! Xbox Game Pass Giveaway!

The GeeksFTW! Xbox Game Pass Giveaway!

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 More »

Marvel Heroes Omega Xbox Giveaway

Marvel Heroes Omega Xbox Giveaway

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 More »

The GeeksFTW – Episode 290

The GeeksFTW – Episode 290

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 More »

The GeeksFTW – Episode 289

The GeeksFTW – Episode 289

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 More »

The GeeksFTW – Episode 288

The GeeksFTW – Episode 288

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 More »

 

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.

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/