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Is Loot Crate Worth It? – November 2014 First-Person Unboxing

Is Loot Crate Worth It? – November 2014 First-Person Unboxing

Dec 1, 2014

Still unsure if Loot Crate is worth the price of admission, I dive into my second box o’ unneeded junk. In this first-person unboxing video, we discover firsthand if November’s crate is an improvement over October’s lackluster first...

PSA: Surge is back, available exclusively through Amazon

PSA: Surge is back, available exclusively through Amazon

Sep 15, 2014

Hey 90s kids, whenever you’re done sharing photos of Cat-Dog and light-up Sketchers on Facebook, you’re going to want to read this, because the official soft drink of the 90s is finally back! No, not Crystal Pepsi. Because fuck Crystal Pepsi. Baby, we are talking about Surge! Yes, Surge is back! Amazon appears to have struck a deal Coca-Cola and...

Review | Kingston HyperX Cloud

Review | Kingston HyperX Cloud

Aug 5, 2014

Gaming headsets are almost a dime a dozen at this point, and Turtle Beach and Astro would appear to dominate the market, but that’s only because those are the two companies you hear that pretty much hang their hat on headsets. While not discounting Astro’s quality products, there are plenty of other high quality headsets on the market that rival or beat Astro’s...

NoScope “Demon Series” Gaming Glasses Review

NoScope “Demon Series” Gaming Glasses Review

Apr 4, 2014

I have a long history with GUNNAR Optiks’ gaming glasses. I own and frequently use both the Vinyl for extensive computer time and the PPK while gaming. To date, I’m still not 100% positive if all of the promised features work for everyone, but my eyes certainly thank them. However, my wallet didn’t. This is where NoScope enters the fray. With...

Amazon Enters Set-Top Box and Microconsole Markets with Fire TV

Amazon Enters Set-Top Box and Microconsole Markets with Fire TV

Apr 2, 2014

Amazon has announced and released the Fire TV today, a Roku and Chromecast competitor that streams out digital services like Netflix or Hulu to HDTVs for $99. If you’ve ever used a Roku or another similar device, the Fire TV will be very familiar to you, and this news alone wouldn’t normally be captivating enough for a post here on Geekenstein....

Why Facebook Buying Oculus VR is a Good Thing

Why Facebook Buying Oculus VR is a Good Thing

Mar 28, 2014

Mid-Afternoon to early evening 3/26/2014 depending on where you were located (sure, this news impacted other, non-American countries, but foreign time zones represent math I don’t want to think about) it was announced that megacorporation Facebook, you know that Farmville spewing social networking site famous for stealing your data and the subject of popular...

Facebook Acquires Oculus Rift Creator for $2 Billion

Facebook Acquires Oculus Rift Creator for $2 Billion

Mar 25, 2014

In a move which sent shock waves throughout the gaming community today, Facebook has purchased the makers of the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality device that has wowed everyone despite still being in its developmental infancy. This means that John Carmack, the legendary developer who transferred over from iD in 2013 to work on the device, now works for Mark...

Sega Mega Drive Gets Official Megatron Transformer

Sega Mega Drive Gets Official Megatron Transformer

Feb 11, 2014

Yes, you heard that right! The mighty Leader of the Decepticon army is here to kick the 16-bit era console wars up to a whole new level. From a handgun to t-rex to alien plane…thingy, Megatron certainly has had his fair share of strange alternative forms, but the Transformers franchise in general has seen even stranger properties, including transforming...

NASA Shows Off Robot Controlled with Kinect and Oculus Rift

NASA Shows Off Robot Controlled with Kinect and Oculus Rift

Jan 2, 2014

Kinect and Oculus Rift apparently serve a purpose beyond being accessories to major gaming platforms. Recently, a division of NASA published a video showing how Kinect and the Oculus Rift could work in harmony to control a robotic arm. Check out the video below to see it in action. “Using the new Xbox One Kinect sensor, we are able to manipulate the JACO...

Oculus Rift: Hands-On Impressions from a Realist

Oculus Rift: Hands-On Impressions from a Realist

Sep 25, 2013

The day we have all been waiting for is finally upon us. Geekenstein Media has received our very own Oculus Rift Development Kit. After countless hours of drooling over it, I decided it would be best if I cracked open the box and actually hooked the pair of digital ski goggles up to my computer and downloaded some demo games to play on it. If you thought you...