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The Walking Dead Season Two: A House Divided Review

The Walking Dead Season Two: A House Divided Review

Mar 8, 2014

After the end of Season One, I found myself surprised when Telltale announced that they were going to continue the series. I mean, I couldn’t wrap my head around what more could happen after the climactic ending of season one. However, it all began to make sense once Clementine was announced as the new protagonist. Like most of you, All That Remains left...

TwitchPlaysPokémon Debate: Anarchy vs. Democracy

TwitchPlaysPokémon Debate: Anarchy vs. Democracy

Feb 25, 2014

Hello everyone, and thank you for tuning in to our debate. Tonight, we will have our distinguished guests debate the merits of Democracy and Anarchy in TwitchPlaysPokémon, as the gaming world is now witnessing one of the greatest social experiments of our time. TPP, as it’s known, is the brainchild of a genius programmer that takes stream comments from...

Geekenstein’s Definitive Commander Drinking Game

Geekenstein’s Definitive Commander Drinking Game

Jan 28, 2014

Magic: The Gathering made a big deal last year about turning 20 years old. However, I doubt, they will make as big of a deal about their next important birthday (at least to Americans): it’s turning 21. That’s right, our dear MTG is turning 21 this year! To celebrate this momentous occasion, we here at Geekenstein have come up with the definitive...

Jake’s Top 10 Games of 2013

Jake’s Top 10 Games of 2013

Jan 11, 2014

2013 was a pretty freaking huge year in gaming. We saw the release of many large, multi-year games that blew us out of the water, such as The Last of Us, Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider, and GTA V as well as many innovations in the indie scene, such as Gone Home and Papers, Please. Here are my picks for the most awesome things of the year in the video gaming...

Backyard Battles Preview and Interview with Naked Sky

Backyard Battles Preview and Interview with Naked Sky

Dec 6, 2013

I went home on Thanksgiving weekend with the full intention of using my time off to play Mass Effect, but instead spent the whole weekend playing the beta of a new browser-based CCG/tactics hybrid called Backyard Battles from independent developer Naked Sky. I first saw Backyard Battles at PAX Prime earlier this year and was intrigued enough to sign up for the...

What’s Next for First-Person Shooters?

What’s Next for First-Person Shooters?

Dec 5, 2013

The modern war shooter was one of the defining genres of the seventh generation (2005-2013) of video games. After the success of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, hardly a month passed without the release of at least one shooter starring a soldier battling terrorists, Russians, or terroristic Russians in today’s world. This saturation, as well as the...

Geekenstein Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014 Steam Tournament

Geekenstein Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014 Steam Tournament

Nov 27, 2013

Greetings, fellow Magic enthusiasts! Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014 has been out for a while, and we here at Geekenstein want to play with YOU! The facts: When: The games begin on Sunday, December 8th Where: We’ll be playing on Steam SIGN UP Each player will choose and play ONE deck throughout the tournament. Players may not change decks during the...

15 of The Most Entertaining GTA V Glitches

15 of The Most Entertaining GTA V Glitches

Oct 22, 2013

Grand Theft Auto V has taken the gaming world by storm, and is widely considered to be one of the best games of the year. However, as with any game of its scope, it has its fair share of glitches. Some common, some life-altering. Here are some of the best glitches that we’ve found in the strange world of Los Santos. “The Freeze Swing”   Trevor...

Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014 Expansion Review

Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014 Expansion Review

Oct 11, 2013

Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014 has received its first expansion, meaning that players can now enjoy 5 new decks and 10 new challenges. The question, however, is whether this content is worth your hard-earned money. Magic: the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014 Expansion (Steam [Reviewed], PSN, XBLA, iOS for iPad, Android) Developer: Stainless Games...

Star Realms Preview

Star Realms Preview

Oct 10, 2013

The next big thing in deckbuilding games is on the way: Star Realms. Star Realms is a simple, one box deckbuilding game designed by Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour Hall of Famer and Ascension co-founder Rob Dougherty. The goal of the game is to reduce your opponent’s “Authority Points” (life total) to zero. The way this is accomplished is much...