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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 | 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 | 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 | A Golden Wake

Review | A Golden Wake

Oct 29, 2014

As someone who lives in the Sunshine State, it is curious to think about how relatively recently it was developed from swamplands into a civilized area. Florida attracts many tourists, but even its permanent residents can usually track their roots back to other states and cultures after a few generations. Growing up here allows you to meet a variety of people,...

Review | Shadowrun: Dragonfall Director’s Cut

Review | Shadowrun: Dragonfall Director’s Cut

Oct 20, 2014

I’ll admit that I’m the last person to be reviewing a tactical RPG, what with my complete aversion to the genre up until this time. I always had trouble figuring out what was going on. I’ve played a lot of Dungeons and Dragons and so I assumed I’d be informed enough to proceed, but it would only get me so far. I scoff at the current day...

Review | Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition

Review | Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition

Oct 15, 2014

The Gabriel Knight franchise is something of a peculiar beast. Most people that didn’t play games in the 90s only know it as that franchise with one of the worst puzzles a point-and-click adventure game has ever had, which it totally did. The cat hair mustache puzzle in Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned is truly awful. In spite of that,...

Review | Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Review | Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Oct 13, 2014

Beheading an enemy is a satisfying feeling. Monolith Productions have seemingly set out to prove this statement true with Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, a fully realized journey beyond the Black Gate set between The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. You play as Talion, a ranger who once lived with his family guarding the mountains of shadow. This changed when the...

AR-K Review

AR-K Review

Oct 10, 2014

Meet Alicia van Volish, the daughter of a decorated police officer. Her own career in the forced ended prematurely when an incident involving a curious golden sphere ended with her dishonorable discharge. Now a journalism student, Alicia wakes up after a night out with one heck of a hangover and  no memory of what had happened. As she works to piece together...