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Random Assault 144: “Trigger Warning”

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014

This week on Random Assault, we buckle down and tackle the important issues of the day. I hope you’re not tired of GamerGate yet, because it absolutely dominates this entire...

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Videos

Live Review | Tales from the Borderlands: Zer0 Sum

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014

After we tried out a live review with Game of Thrones in the Geekenstein Labs, we decided to use Tales from the Borderlands as our second test case. This time David isn’t...

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Editorials

Serial’s 12th episode is a bad end to a fantastic season

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014

Serial ended today. Just in case you’re as aware of the non-popculture side of the Internet like I usually am, Serial is the spin-off podcast of WBEZ’s This American Life. While...

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Reviews

Live Review | Tales from the Borderlands: Zer0 Sum

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014

After we tried out a live review with Game of Thrones in the Geekenstein Labs, we decided to use Tales from the Borderlands as our second test case. This time David isn’t...

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Recent Posts

6 reasons why MoviePass sucks

6 reasons why MoviePass sucks

Dec 22, 2014

MoviePass has been around for around three years now, but it is just now coming under the radar for a new crop of moviegoers thanks to their recent partnership with AMC Theaters, the second most popular theater chain in America. With this partnership, MoviePass boasts the ability to see a movie every day for between $35-45 a month, depending on your SD or...

Serial’s 12th episode is a bad end to a fantastic season

Serial’s 12th episode is a bad end to a fantastic season

Dec 19, 2014

Serial ended today. Just in case you’re as aware of the non-popculture side of the Internet like I usually am, Serial is the spin-off podcast of WBEZ’s This American Life. While that would be my cue to tune out, enough people I know and respect were recommending this podcast that I caved into the peer pressure and tried it out. The voice of Sarah Koenig is our...

Live Review | Tales from the Borderlands: Zer0 Sum

Live Review | Tales from the Borderlands: Zer0 Sum

Dec 17, 2014

After we tried out a live review with Game of Thrones in the Geekenstein Labs, we decided to use Tales from the Borderlands as our second test case. This time David isn’t droning on alone, instead Dylan and Random Assault’s Alex join the stream, and who else would you want but the two biggest Borderlands fans here. Listen and find out what we think...

Review | Akame Ga Kill Episode 13-24

Review | Akame Ga Kill Episode 13-24

Dec 17, 2014

*BLOWS DUST* Cough, cough. Hi everyone, it’s been a little while, eh? Yeah, my apologies in regards to that, I put too much on myself this fall season and couldn’t find time to write for everyone I wished to write for. Geekenstein went to the backburner in hopes that I could still do 7-episode reviews in the intermittent times between postings for Laser Time,...

Let’s Play | Tales from the Borderlands: Zer0 Sum

Let’s Play | Tales from the Borderlands: Zer0 Sum

Dec 16, 2014

Out of all of the games Telltale has announced, Tales from the Borderlands had to have been the strangest. Back to the Future, Monkey Island, Game of Thrones, sure, it makes sense to turn those into episodic adventure games. But Borderlands is Diablo turned FPS and filled with dick and fart jokes. Does it really need to be a narrative adventure? David is joined...

Review | Tales From The Borderlands Episode 1: Zer0 Sum

Review | Tales From The Borderlands Episode 1: Zer0 Sum

Dec 15, 2014

Over the past few years, Telltale has revived, reconfigured and redefined point and click adventures. Gone are the convoluted inventory puzzles with nonsensical resolutions, but the heart and wit of the story not only remains in a Telltale game, but it’s vastly improved. Some purists may be offended by the dirt-simple puzzles and fragrant use of quick...

Midnights In The Lab | Alien: Isolation part 7

Midnights In The Lab | Alien: Isolation part 7

Dec 13, 2014

Despite numerous eviscerations by that pesky Alien, our Midnights In The Lab Terror Investigation Team is determined to make it out of the Savastopol alive. David and Dylan test out their stealth abilities once more as they try and trap the Alien in one part of the station. Alien: Isolation is the latest game from the creators of the Total War franchise,...

Midnights In The Lab | The Evil Within part 7

Midnights In The Lab | The Evil Within part 7

Dec 11, 2014

After the last session our Midnights In The Lab Terror Investigation Team finally has a rough grasp of whatever the hell the plot of The Evil Within is trying to convey. Now they explore Chapter 9, the section of the game generating the most discussion, and encounter some difficult and disturbing stuff. The Evil Within is Shinji Mikami‘s, director of Resident...

5 Reasons You Need Mobile Credit Card Processing

5 Reasons You Need Mobile Credit Card Processing

Dec 11, 2014

If you’re in the business of selling, whether you’re providing eager buyers with bricks or Bosnian cuisine, you need to be able to process credit card payments, you already know that. However, you may not know just how much better your business could be if you stepped away from the cash register and picked up a mobile card reader instead. While it may not...

Midnights In The Lab | Alien: Isolation part 6

Midnights In The Lab | Alien: Isolation part 6

Dec 9, 2014

Midnights In The Lab returns once more to Alien: Isolation because nothing sounds like more terrifying fun than trying to escape from a Xenomorph X121. David is once again joined by Dylan as they escape the clutches of medical only to wander into another gang of murderous scavengers, but hey did we just craft a pipe bomb? Alien: Isolation is the latest game...

Let’s Play | Game of Thrones – A Telltale Game: Iron from Ice

Let’s Play | Game of Thrones – A Telltale Game: Iron from Ice

Dec 4, 2014

It may have been announced years ago, but Telltale’s Game of Thrones episode 1 has finally descended upon us. Join David as he plays through “Iron from Ice” and feels incredibly pressured with every decision. Will Telltale capture the brutality and political intrigue of both the books and HBO series? We sure hope so. After besting the...

Review | Game of Thrones – A Telltale Game: Iron from Ice

Review | Game of Thrones – A Telltale Game: Iron from Ice

Dec 4, 2014

Welcome to the test of a new review format. We at Geekenstein have begun doing more Let’s Plays than before and if you’re going join us as we play through games, why shouldn’t the review be a part of that process. Instead of separating the review, we’re just going off the cuff as the credits roll and we’re starting with...

Review | Geek Fuel (Launch Box)

Review | Geek Fuel (Launch Box)

Dec 2, 2014

Geeky mystery boxes o’ crap appear to be the latest online fad that is taking the Internet by storm. Popularized by Loot Crate, these subscription boxes focusing on geek and gamer culture are the perfect gift for the person who has almost everything, but not everything, as well as those just looking to spruce up their desktop environment. Geek Fuel is the...

Review | Screencheat

Review | Screencheat

Dec 1, 2014

It’s funny to think that just over a decade ago, game consoles hadn’t yet harnessed the power of online gaming. When titles like the original Halo hit the scene, multiplayer matches cropped up mainly in college towns in the now legendary LAN parties of the time, where CRTs were hauled into basements and common areas for sixteen player deathmatches....