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Review | Saints Row: Gat out of Hell

Review | Saints Row: Gat out of Hell

Jan 22, 2015

Johnny Gat is one of the most cartoonish characters in all of Saints Row, which is saying something considering the franchise also features giant Russian mutants and a pimp who speaks in Auto-Tune. After all, his character traits all revolve around murdering things for enjoyment, except for the one about avenging his long-dead girlfriend. Fans are drawn to him...

Far Cry’s future looks bright, poll hints at potential new settings

Far Cry’s future looks bright, poll hints at potential new settings

Jan 5, 2015

I don’t know about you, but I love what Ubisoft did for the Far Cry universe in the two and a half most recent entries in the series. Far Cry 4 is a prime example of the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” algorithm that Far Cry 3 built near flawlessly. Thanks to a recent poll sent to a selection of Far Cry 4 players by Ubisoft, we...

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...