The GeeksFTW – Episode 297

The GeeksFTW – Episode 297

We are back for another episode. We had to rip the audio from the youtube stream so the quality is not as good. We hope you understand and we are working to More »

The GeeksFTW – Episode 296

The GeeksFTW – Episode 296

We are back for another episode. This week we talk about a variety of topics. We have a great show for you to enjoy. If you are looking for more from us More »

The GeeksFTW – Episode 295

The GeeksFTW – Episode 295

We are back for yet another episode of the Podcast. News is slowing down as the games are starting to release. If you are looking for more from us then check out More »

The GeeksFTW – Episode 294

The GeeksFTW – Episode 294

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 More »

The GeeksFTW – Episode 293

The GeeksFTW – Episode 293

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 More »

 

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/

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.

Splinter Cell: Conviction

Since I have never played a Splinter Cell game I was very excited to take the plunge into Sam Fisher’s world.  I was not disappointed.  I have heard and can understand the the points brought up by long time players of the Splinter Cell franchise: !. This isn’t the Sam Fisher I know and love(I barely recognize you) 2. Where is the real stealth? 3. Why is the A.I. so stupid?(oops thats my complaint). But for someone new to Splinter Cell I appreciate the faster paced stealth that Ubisoft was aiming for. From the minute I started playing the game, I began to compare it with Batman Arkham Asylum.  Even though, both games are similar, the feel you get and the way the stories are told gives you completely different experiences.  The stealth elements in this game are new takes on previously used formulas.  One thing new is when you move to the shadows the screen goes into a black and white mode to let the players now that he/she is unseen. It was a bit disorienting at first but a very nice touch. And of course the infrared goggles come into play later in the game for Sam Fisher and is available at the start of the co op missions. Mark and Death is a gameplay element that after you complete a manual takedown you can then mark your enemies and use the Y button to perform an execution.  You don’t want to waste them. Being strategic on when and who to mark and execute is essentially to getting through levels. The story and the way that it is told is excellent. Voice acting is top notch except the goons Sam Fisher takes on tends to talk way too much and loud giving away their position.  My only complaint is that even on realistic mode the A.I. can just be plain bad. Sometimes the bad dudes just walk up next to you waiting to be taken down as well as the non stop talking. Co-op mode and story are very well done and on par with the single player mode. I actually have been having more fun coordinating with someone to take out a room of bad guys. Having such a wide variety of weapons and gadgets leads to a great deal of customizable gameplay to suit each players particular playing style. What is so great about this game is that there is not a set way to take out the enemy. It is really up to your analysis to decide how you want to tackle the situation. Also another nice touch: free DLC every Thursday. So far it has been new weapons and gadgets. Hopefully, they will roll out dlc for the co op mode and some Sam Fisher flash backs.  Also for purchasing Splinter Cell: Conviction, you get access to Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Beta.  I have yet to do any of the versus modes(not really interested).  Maybe I don’t know what I am missing but I have had a great experience playing and replaying this game. For everything that you get from this game it is a must purchase.

Mark’s GeeksFTW Score 85