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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,...

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...

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....

Review | Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Review | Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Nov 13, 2014

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is something out of my dreams. Halo is the game series that brought me across the threshold from casual player to enthusiast. It was the game I grew up on, playing deathmatches into the night all through high school, lugging systems around for LAN parties, and endlessly analyzing E3 teasers. It even made me into an Xbox fanboy...

Review | Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1

Review | Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1

Nov 7, 2014

The melding of the Alien and Predator franchises was one of the most successful crossovers to date, so much so that 2010’s Predators was notable for not involving the alienss at all. Despite this, up until 2004’s Alien vs Predator, it was a melding mostly done in the margins, in comic books and video games of surprising quality. Now in 2014, the franchise is...

Review | Interstellar

Review | Interstellar

Nov 6, 2014

Just simply by being the next Christopher Nolan movie, Interstellar started off with lofty expectations for it to live up to. After all, this was the next film from the mind behind The Dark Knight and Inception, and if he could change the way we thought about Batman and dreams, what could he do to space? Then when he casts Hollywood’s golden boy Matthew...

Review | Nightcrawler

Review | Nightcrawler

Nov 3, 2014

There is a fine line between the horror and thriller genres. Often, they are used interchangeably to describe movies. I’ve come to consider them like this, thrillers are meant to take you for a ride, keep you on the edge of your seat, while horror movies are meant to, well, horrify you, be it through scares or something unsettling. That’s why cult favorite...