Geekscape http://www.geekscape.net podcasts, news, features Sat, 20 Dec 2014 04:14:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 podcasts, news, features Geekscape no podcasts, news, features Geekscape http://www.geekscape.net/_wp_/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg http://www.geekscape.net TV-G The Saint Mort Show Episode 110: Juan Rodriguez of Founders http://www.geekscape.net/the-saint-mort-show-episode-110-juan-rodriguez-of-founders http://www.geekscape.net/the-saint-mort-show-episode-110-juan-rodriguez-of-founders#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:36:21 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=83395 After well over a year of trying to schedule out a podcast recording Juan came over to watch the WWE TLC pay-per-view on Sunday and we knocked out a podcast while he was here. We talk briefly about his band Founders but mostly go on a tangent about television and wrestling. Afterwards Juan performs a new song off the band’s upcoming EP.

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This Reveal Trailer For ‘Life Is Strange’ Will Make You Feel Feels That You Haven’t Felt Before http://www.geekscape.net/this-reveal-trailer-for-life-is-strange-will-make-you-feel-feels-that-you-havent-felt-before http://www.geekscape.net/this-reveal-trailer-for-life-is-strange-will-make-you-feel-feels-that-you-havent-felt-before#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:08:40 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=83391 From the studio that brought us Remember Me comes Life is Strange. A new episodic game where your decisions can affect the…past? Yeah you read that right. This game is gonna get all Back to The Future on us!

The trailer feels like it should be for an emotional indie film, what with that stereotypical squiggle font and all.

Life is Strange is an episodic, narrative driven adventure game which tells the compelling story of Max; a Senior photography student who suddenly discovers she is able to rewind time. She uses her power to save the life of Chloe, her childhood friend, whom she has not seen in five years. For Chloe it’s been a turbulent time and she’s been drifting off course since her father’s tragic death.

 

The reunion will turn their lives upside down, as increasingly strange events plague the small town of Arcadia Bay both teenagers find themselves involved in a grim investigation into the mysterious disappearance of a high school student.

It appears that after the somewhat critical failure of their previous title Remember Me, Dontnod is attempting to cash in on TellTale’s success in episode narrative driven content.

Life is strange is set to launch on both of the Playstations, Both of the Xbox’s and PC. Sometime in the mythical “early 2015″.

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Geekscape 346: Loading Out With Richard Hatch! http://www.geekscape.net/geekscape-346-loading-out-with-richard-hatch http://www.geekscape.net/geekscape-346-loading-out-with-richard-hatch#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:49:00 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=83377 Battlestar Galactica’s Richard Hatch joins us on this Geekscape to talk about BSG, keeping it alive all these years and ending a solid sci-fi TV show on a high note! He also tells us about his new series ‘Loadout: Going In Hot’ and whether or not he’s played online! We talk about what are some of the most overrated movies in recent history and try and figure out why ‘The Hunger Games’ became such huge hits! Also, are there any possibly positive takeaways from the recent Sony hacks? It’s all on this episode of Geekscape!

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Watch A New Featurette For ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ http://www.geekscape.net/watch-a-new-featurette-for-kingsman-the-secret-service http://www.geekscape.net/watch-a-new-featurette-for-kingsman-the-secret-service#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 03:45:43 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=83372 Briefly: Following the bad-ass red-band trailer from last week, Fox has just debuted a new featurette for next year’s Kingsman: The Secret Service.

The video features plenty of insight from Kingsman (and Kick-Ass) director Matthew Vaughan, as well as interviews with Taron Egerton’s ‘Eggsy’ and a few others. The featurette also features some new clips, and is more than worth the watch for those looking forward to the film!

The performances look fantastic, the action is insane, and February totally can’t come soon enough. Take a look at the featurette below, and let us know what you think! Kingman: The Secret Service stars Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Taron Egerton and Samuel L. Jackson, and hits theatres on February 13th, 2015.

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‘The Walking Dead’ Spinoff Will Be Set In Los Angeles! http://www.geekscape.net/the-walking-dead-spinoff-will-be-set-in-los-angeles http://www.geekscape.net/the-walking-dead-spinoff-will-be-set-in-los-angeles#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 03:20:43 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=83369 Briefly: We still don’t know much about the anticipated The Walking Dead spinoff in the works over at AMC, but Now that the series has cast a few pivotal roles, I guess it’s time we learn its setting.

According to TV Line, the walkers are headed to Los Angeles.

As previously rumoured, it’s still thought that the series will tell of the early days of the infection and zombie apocalypse, which is definitely something I’m into seeing.

When the pilot was announced, Kirkman stated that “There are many corners of The Walking Dead universe that remain unseen in the shadows. Being given the opportunity to shine a light into those corners and see what lurks out there is an absolute thrill. I know the fans are anxious to hear what Dave and I have been cooking up for this new universe of The Walking Dead, and I’m happy to be one step closer to sharing it with them.”

Are you looking forward to the proposed spinoff? Or is one The Walking Dead series enough? Sound out below!

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Geekscape Mobile: Blizzard’s ‘Hearthstone’ Is Now Available For Android! http://www.geekscape.net/geekscape-mobile-blizzards-hearthstone-is-now-available-for-android http://www.geekscape.net/geekscape-mobile-blizzards-hearthstone-is-now-available-for-android#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 02:40:01 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=83364 Briefly: I’ve been dabbling in Blizzard’s Hearthstone for nearly a year now, and while my addiction to the game seems to come in waves (unlike my addiction for Nintendo’s damn Amiibo figures), my love for the game never wavers.

The game is insanely well designed and balanced, and definitely at home on a tablet’s screen (in fact, probably better than on a PC). It even features cross-platform multiplayer, so you’re really not missing anything by playing it on a tablet. The game is totally free to play (and not pay to win), but it can be really, really hard not to hasten your progress by paying for some new packs (which can be as addicting as hell to open).

The game is now available for Android tablets, so you non-computering, non-Apple folk can finally wet your whistles. All you need is an Android tablet with a 6 inch screen or larger, 1Gb of RAM, and Android 4.0 or later.

Already playing? Let us know what you think of the game below, and if not, you can grab it from the Amazon Appstore for Android and Google Play.

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Looks Like GTA Online Is Finally Getting Heists! Check Out The Awesome Trailer! http://www.geekscape.net/looks-like-gta-online-is-finally-getting-heists-check-out-the-awesome-trailer http://www.geekscape.net/looks-like-gta-online-is-finally-getting-heists-check-out-the-awesome-trailer#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:23:34 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=83360 After being promised, and promised and promised looks like Rockstar is finally making good on those GTA Online heists. Over a year after release, we’re finally getting some information. This fancy trailer should give us a bit of info.

To be clear, this isn’t a PS3 and PS4 exclusive, Rockstar just has an advertising agreement with Sony.

Expect Heists SOMETIME early 2015.

Head on over to IGN for an in depth interview the team working on Heists gave, it really gives an insight as to why it took so damn long!

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Scream Factory Releases List of Special Features on Phantom Of the Opera Blu-Ray http://www.geekscape.net/scream-factory-releases-list-of-special-features-on-phantom-of-the-opera-blu-ray http://www.geekscape.net/scream-factory-releases-list-of-special-features-on-phantom-of-the-opera-blu-ray#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:59:00 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=83355 I will admit it. I’m a Scream Factory Fanboy.

This past weekend I enjoyed such titles as The Incredible Melting Man, The Nest and Nightbreed  (The Cabel Cut) on blu-ray. These are films that barely deserved to be released on DVD getting Blu-Ray releases with amazing transfers, great special features and most importantly the respect they just barely deserve.

It might seem to a non-horror fan that I’m trashing Scream Factory but it’s completely the opposite. Scream Factory is out there saving B-movies from obscurity, but more than just that they treat these paupers as if they were princes. It seems their planned February 17th release of Phantom of the Opera 1989 is no different.

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Freddy Kruger himself, Robert England, stars as the titular character in this gory version of Gaston Leroux’s novel. Directed by Dwight H. Little (Halloween 4) and with make-up from Kevin Yagher (Nightmare on Elm Street 2, 3 & 4) Phantom of the Opera is the culmination of classic gothic horror and late-80’s gore.

Scream Factory is celebrating this film by giving it a beautiful transfer and special features that include a trailer, commentary from England and Little who also are included in the making of documentary that also includes brand-new interviews with actors, Jill Schoelen and Alex Hyde-White, Screenplay writer Duke Sander, Make-Up Designer Kevin Yagher, Make-Up artists John Carl Buechler, Everett Burrell & John Vulich as well as composer Misha Segal.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Thanks to Scream Factory it’s never been a better time to be a horror fan.

 

You can pre-order your copies of Phantom of the Opera at Scream Factory

 

Matt Kelly is the host of The Saint Mort Show Podcast (found on SoundCloud and here on Geekscape.net) and the Reddit Horror Club.  He also is currently trying to watch all 2,000+ DVDs he owns at his blog Every Damn DVD. He also writes for Geekscape because he’s blackmailing Jonathan London.

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Geekscape Interviews: Richard Hatch, star of “Battlestar Galactica” and “Loadout: Going in Hot” http://www.geekscape.net/geekscape-interviews-richard-hatch-star-of-battlestar-galactica-and-loadout-going-in-hot http://www.geekscape.net/geekscape-interviews-richard-hatch-star-of-battlestar-galactica-and-loadout-going-in-hot#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:23:58 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=83318 Golden Globe-nominated actor Richard Hatch is a legend among sci-fi fans. He is cemented in the hearts and minds of two generations with his starring role as the heroic Apollo in the original Battlestar Galactica and the radical Tom Zarek in the critically-acclaimed reboot series. Now, Hatch continues his legacy in totally new territory.

The intersection of video games and film is rocky. They just can’t get along. I await the day to read the inevitable book about Hollywood’s ineptitude in turning the epic worlds and frantic action of video games into rich cinema. Yet, ever since Mortal Kombat: Legacy, I’ve begun to suspect it is in the online video culture and community where the people who actually care about video games can work in all stages of production, from pre to post. I enjoyed Mortal Kombat: Legacy and have been looking forward to seeing how the mediums — video games and online filmmaking — evolve together.

Edge of Reality’s third-person shooter Loadout, available on Steam and just released for the PlayStation 4, is the latest game to receive the web video treatment. Directed by Vincent Talenti and produced by Wayside Creations (the studio behind Fallout: Red Star), the short is set to premiere on Machinima Prime and just might further the venn diagram of film and video games in the way I hoped.

At the center of that hope? Apollo/Tom Zarek himself, Richard Hatch.

Obviously you are no stranger to the sci-fi genre, but what expectations did you have going into Loadout? Was there anything you were surprised by when the cameras started rolling?

Richard: The way the industry is going today, a lot of new business models and new ways of creating projects and distributing them and so on, and these days they’re finding new ways of going directly to the audience. Even Blood & Chrome played first online as opposed to TV. So, I didn’t know quite what to expect because I didn’t know Machinima, I didn’t really know Wayside Productions. But I loved the script. I loved the story. I loved the character. I loved the fact it’s something that really has been missing in the sci-fi genre for quite some time. Nothing out there is kind of on the level of a really fun sci-fi show like Firefly. And, [the script] had that wonderful dialogue, wonderful chemistry, and so I already knew somebody was talented. Someone had written a really, really creative, fun script. I love the character Gaz. So, yeah, I showed up. And then I discovered, among other wonderful things, a really professional crew, a director that really knew what he was doing, knew how to communicate with everybody, and something that I would call a really laid back set. And just the way they filmed the whole thing, I was very impressed how it was laid out logistically. We weren’t [like so many productions] way over time, people didn’t know what they were doing or confused. Everybody knew what they were doing. It was a professionally run production and I got to be a part of a really, really talented cast and crew. We had a lot of fun shooting. I wasn’t sure quite what to expect.

What can you tell me about Captain Gaz? How different is he from your other roles, like Apollo or Tom Zarek?

Richard: Apollo was really that straight-forward guy that would watch your back. The kind of guy that holds down the fort, that’s always gonna step into the fray and save the day. He was kind of a true blue hero, you know? Straightforward, honest, has integrity. And the kind of guy that women can’t handle. [laughs] And Tom Zarek, of course, the wounded idealist who ultimately realized he couldn’t get anywhere playing by fair rules. And yet he wanted to make a positive difference. So he liked to play the chess game, he was very smart and cage-y. But it was all for good purpose. He was never trying to destroy or take away the good things. He wanted to fight for what he thought was getting lost once again, which in this case was democracy in a kind of post-9/11 circumstance. Democracy can’t be pushed to the side. So he was a pretty intense guy, you know? And I think the difference with Gaz, is really, for me, it’s not like playing jokes trying to be funny. It’s quirky characters being real and believable that creates very funny circumstances. It’s very much like Galaxy Quest, where the characters play them straight and yet each of those characters were so quirky and funny that just seeing who they were lent itself to a lot of comedy. And Gaz is an over-the-top captain who tries to hold this quirky, crazy crew together and outsmart all the big bad guys with bigger ships, more money, more guns, who try to take away their commerce. Because they’re trying to deliver. It’s their only way of surviving with this broken down ship. And Gaz has this misogynistic, love-hate relationship with his ship. He yells at it, he screams at it, he cajoles it, he makes love to it, it’s the number-one most important relationship in his life. And he would never give up this broken down ship for anything no matter how new and shiny somebody might present a new ship to him. But, like I said, he can be volatile, but at the same time, maybe a little bit like James Cameron, he’s always trying to keep everything together to keep everybody moving forward. Because he knows that the commodities they’re carrying means they can live another day.

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Kind of like Firefly.

Richard: Yeah! And I loved this character. He’s hilarious, but he’s honest, he has a lot integrity, he’s a bad ass with a gun, but at the same time he has to manage these wild, crazy, smart, brilliant nerd characters, each one with a unique skill and talent and trying to keep them all on the straight track and get through the day. He’ll do whatever he’s gotta do.

Loadout distinguishes it from other games by purposefully being like a Saturday morning cartoon, but for adults. It’s like a Looney Tunes from hell. The short film, Going in Hot, will it match that tone?

Richard: You know something? I think it will. It’s a very, very, I think well-put together pilot. They accomplished so much in so little time you see [the characters]. They’re trying to get in to deliver a load and they’re getting fired upon, everybody is trying to take them down, all the big bad corporate guys with the bigger ships are trying to stop them, and you know something? Nothing stops these guys. It’s the little guy against the big guy. It’s like, “Frak all of you, we’re going in hot, we’re gonna make it, we’re gonna do it, I don’t give a shit what you think.” And they keep finding a way to do it! So it’s really, really fun.

According to the filmmakers, Loadout: Going in Hot aims to present via cinema key gameplay elements. How difficult was it bringing those video game elements to life, and have you played the game?

Richard: I have not played the game, but I am going to play for the first time next Tuesday. And, you know, I’m gonna go in and kinda get a chance to see what the game is all about. But I like the fact that I didn’t play the game. Because I got the script, got the character breakdown, and a live-action version of a game, you’re gonna take that character and you’re gonna flesh it out. It’s going to expand, it’s not just going to stay frozen in time. Because a live-action flesh and blood character is going to be more dimensional. So our job as an actor, collaborating with the writer and director, is to flesh out and breathe life into these characters, and I like the fact that I was able to do that coldly from the script and the character breakdown and all the elements that were written in the script. And it will be interesting to go play the game and see what the differences are. But I think there’s always going to be some differences, and hopefully you’re going to bring more exciting elements into the live-action version. And maybe the live-action version hopefully influences further renditions of the game. I think the two are starting to affect one another.

You have a huge audience from your time in Battlestar Galactica, but — and forgive me for this, I’m asking for my mom — do you meet anyone who recognizes you from Dynasty?

Richard: Not very often. [laughs] I think they’re all dead.

My mom is still around and is a huge fan!

Richard: I’m kidding, I’m kidding. It’s just, it’s been so long ago, it almost feels like another life.

What has been the most exciting thing doing Loadout? What can we look forward to whether we’re fans of the game or haven’t even heard of it?

Richard: I think what’s exciting is, instead of having a successful movie or television show and throwing out a half-assed game, here you have a successful game that people love, and here they’re doing a live-action version which is the reverse of what they used to. And I like that. It means we can take elements of the game that are so successful and can translate them into a live-action, living, breathing production where we can expand upon the characters and the situations. We can bring more comedy. More intensity. More excitement into that world. And remember, when you create a world, it kind of gives people a backstory. They get emotionally connected to the characters, and to the situations. And when they play the game, They already have that back story in their imagination. They’re already in a more self-immersive relationship with the game. And it will make the game so much more fun to play and going back and fourth between the game and the live-action version. I think the two will really support each other. It’s what they tried to do with Defiance but unfortunately they tried to do something with a story they hadn’t succeeded at yet and then they threw out a game at the same time. I think they were trying to do too much. Here, you already have a game that was kind of been out there, fans know it, they’ve played it, so that’s already secured.

As someone who has been working in sci-fi films and TV for many years, did you ever see video games reaching this kind of mainstream appeal and reaching to the cinematic medium?

Richard: I think it has always been going in this direction, from the time  I did Battlestar, we had real computers on our bridge in the original and we were already playing games during lunch.

Nice!

Richard: We were already starting to enter that world. And then it was only a matter of time before the technology and the sophistication of where it’s going that you can really bring all these elements together. I think what they realized is [in the past] that you can have the most sophisticated game technology but wrap around it a story. Just some story to tie everything together. Now, games can have really great stories and you can actually have a story and build that game so that the story and the game really become self-immersive and people really relate to the characters and the relationships and the chemistry of it all, and they’re able to enter a world and be a part of it. It’s a very exciting time.

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I don’t mean to dwell on Battlestar Galactica, but you were nominated for a Golden Globe in your portrayal of Apollo, you campaigned for years to get a revival done, and then you build a new audience in Tom Zarek. Years removed from the show, what do you fondly look back on? When you think Battlestar, what memory puts a smile on your face?

Richard: You know something? First of all, obviously the first time I ever met Lorne Greene on the first day walking on the set of the original Battlestar, watching film crews from all over the world never having any clue how big this project really was, the most expensive TV show in history at that time. And the next most powerful moment, after I met Lorne Greene and realized he was a real human being and he was going to play my father and from that moment that I met him, I realized I was home free. Because we had an instant relationship. That was a very powerful moment, to meet someone I grew up with on Bonanza. Never thought in a million years I thought he’d be playing my father on a TV show. And the second most powerful moment, as Tom Zarek, was coming on the set on the first episode, after thirty-five years walking on a Battlestar Galactica set, with Ron Moore showing me around the landing bay, all these big ships, and meeting the cast. And sitting at the table across, was Edward Olmos. It was kind of a deja vu, coming back after thirty-five years and being in the Battlestar universe again. It was truly the most emotional days I’ve ever had.

Do you have anything coming up your fans can look forward to in the future? Anything to keep the Tom Zarek fanatics happy?

Richard: [laughs] Yeah! I’m starring in a steampunk film with Malcolm McDowell called Cowboys & Engines, which is going to premiere at the Landmark Theatre, in West Pico in Los Angeles. I’m directing a movie called With Arms, about a Vietnam vet who walks away from the war, and one of the big things I’m doing is a groundbreaking Star Trek indie film with one of the most talented actors and crew I’ve ever seen. It’s gonna be on the scale of a studio film, never before attempted, called Axanar. You can go online and check out the 20-minute Prelude to Axanar, where I play General Karn, and it is the battle between the Klingons and the humans and the rest of the Star Trek federation universe. It’s exploring a time frame that has never been explored in Star Trek canon. And, honestly, the production value is epic, the visual aspects are epic, and the director to me is a young Ridley Scott. We’ve already rented studios and they’re going to be building sets. We start filming the actual movie probably starting around March.

See Richard Hatch now in the brand-new short film Loadout: Going in Hot, based on the third-person shooter Loadout from Edge of Reality. The Star Trek fanfilm Prelude to Axanar can be found at www.startrekaxanar.com.

You can keep up with Richard Hatch by liking him on Facebook. Also be sure to listen to him on this week’s Geekscape podcast!

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Geekscape Giveaway: Win ‘The Strain’ On Blu-Ray, Plus The First Volume Of The Graphic Novel! http://www.geekscape.net/geekscape-giveaway-win-the-strain-on-blu-ray-plus-the-first-volume-of-the-graphic-novel http://www.geekscape.net/geekscape-giveaway-win-the-strain-on-blu-ray-plus-the-first-volume-of-the-graphic-novel#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 06:54:13 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=83335 We’re all big fans of The Strain here over at Geekscape, some of us since the first novel released back in 2009, and some of us last Summer when the FX series first premiered (dat premiere, right?)

The fantastic vampire drama was renewed for a second season back in August, and we were pretty damned excited to learn that this universe would be continuing for at least another year. We even had series star Sean Astin on the show back in September!

Not familiar with the series? Well, When a freak virus kills all but four passengers on an airplane at JFK, Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll), head of the Center for Disease Control’s “Canary Team,” is immediately called to the scene. With help from a mysterious Holocaust survivor (David Bradley), “Eph” and his colleague (Mía Maestro) uncover the outbreak’s ties to vampirism. Now, the only way to stop the terrifying disease from wiping out mankind is to face its source – a sinister supernatural creature known as “The Master” – whose evil intent seems more powerful than any other force on Earth!

Looks pretty cool, huh? Want to win a copy of the series’ first season on Blu-Ray? How about a copy of the first volume of the graphic novel adaptation too? Yeah? Well, here’s how you can enter (and yeah, you can earn quite a few entries):

Geekscape’s ‘The Strain’ Prize Pack!

Entry is easy, so get going, and let us know your favourite The Strain moment in the comments below! While you’re at it, be sure to visit http://www.twostrains.com, which features a side-by-side comparison of key scenes from the original graphic novel to the TV show, with behind the scenes interviews and commentary from the writer of the novel, Mike Huddleston (also a consultant on the show).

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Geekscape Comics: Major Archie Relaunch in 2015 from Mark Waid and Fiona Staples http://www.geekscape.net/geekscape-comics-major-archie-relaunch-in-2015-from-mark-waid-and-fiona-staples http://www.geekscape.net/geekscape-comics-major-archie-relaunch-in-2015-from-mark-waid-and-fiona-staples#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 06:13:11 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=83305 The revamping continues at Archie Comics leading up to their 75th Anniversary. The flagship Archie book will relaunch next year with the brand new creative team of writer Mark Waid and artist Fiona Staples.

Recently, Waid has been receiving high praise for his work with artist Chris Samnee on Daredevil while Staples’ artwork on Brian K. Vaughan’s Saga has shared similar critical success. (Note: I probably don’t have to tell you that both these books make an AWESOME addition to your pull list).

The Archie brand has been no stranger to change the past few years with Archie’s highly publicized death in the Life With Archie series as well as the release of the darker, zombie filled Afterlife with Archie.

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I’ve never read an Archie book in my life but that hasn’t stopped me from getting hooked on Afterlife with Archie! It makes me want more of the Archie universe but I still haven’t taken the leap. With Waid and Staples at the helm, I’ll finally take it next year when Archie #1 launches.

Have you been reading any Archie titles lately? Will you be giving the Archie relaunch a shot? Let us know in the comments!

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‘Until Dawn’ Looks Super Creepy, Watch A Gameplay Demo Now! http://www.geekscape.net/until-dawn-looks-super-creepy-watch-a-gameplay-demo-now http://www.geekscape.net/until-dawn-looks-super-creepy-watch-a-gameplay-demo-now#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 06:10:24 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=83307 Briefly: Ready At Dawn’s Until Dawn was originally slated to hit the PS3 (with some good ol’ Playstation Move support), but was re-announced as a PS4 exclusive this past Summer.

The game totally plays like a B-grade horror film, and I’m so excited for it. I’m a big fan of survival horror games (which you’d know if you listened to the Geekscape Games podcast), and I’m so happy to see the resurgence of horror titles that’s happening now.

In case you missed last week’s teaser trailer, take a look below, and click the video below that to see what the gameplay is all about. Until Dawn is set to hit the PS4 next Summer!

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AMC Debuts A Sexy Poster For ‘Better Call Saul’! http://www.geekscape.net/amc-debuts-a-sexy-poster-for-better-call-saul http://www.geekscape.net/amc-debuts-a-sexy-poster-for-better-call-saul#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 02:10:19 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=83302 Briefly: Following the new teaser and clip from just a couple of weeks back, AMC today debuted a new poster for February’s Better Call Saul.

The series is set six years before Saul Goodman (Odenkirk) meets Walter White.  When we meet him, the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet.  Working alongside, and, often, against Jimmy, is “fixer” Mike Erhmantraut (Banks), a beloved character introduced in Breaking Bad.  The series will track Jimmy’s transformation into Saul Goodman, the man who puts “criminal” in “criminal lawyer.”  The series’ tone is dramatic, woven through with dark humor.

Take a look at the poster below, and be sure to let us know if you’re looking forward to the series! Better Call Saul premieres on February 8th!

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Geekscape Games Podcast: Level 10 – F.Y.N.A.Y.D.A.S.S.W.T.F.I.M? http://www.geekscape.net/geekscape-games-podcast-level-10-f-y-n-a-y-d-a-s-s-w-t-f-i-m http://www.geekscape.net/geekscape-games-podcast-level-10-f-y-n-a-y-d-a-s-s-w-t-f-i-m#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 03:26:06 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=83293 Join Derek, Juan, Shane and a late to the show Josh as they discuss the last week in video games!

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This Week

First Amiibo sale in Canadia.

Zelda Wii U footage.

The Game Awards.

Is Tofino the most west coast town in Canada?

Street Fighter 5 PS4 & PC exclusive.

Nintendo sells $1 Billion worth of Amiibo’s.

Shulk Amiibo Gamestop conspiracy.

Josh shares some Gamestop insider secrets.

FF7 ported to the PS4. For $16?!

RIP Ralph Baer.

Tekken 7 Lucky Chloe controversy.

GTA 5 Online.

Amiibo Hunter.

Papers Please.

Fantasy Life.

Winner of Pokemon Omega Ruby

Kim Saralegui!

This Week’s Listener Mission Objective

What game do you want to see remade and on what console?

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Free Comic Book Day 2015: Gold Level Comics Announced! http://www.geekscape.net/free-comic-book-day-2015-gold-level-comics-announced http://www.geekscape.net/free-comic-book-day-2015-gold-level-comics-announced#comments Sat, 13 Dec 2014 03:25:23 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=83225 Historically the first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day and next year will be no different.

On Free Comic Book day you can head to your local comic book shop and pick up numerous select comics for free. Not only that but most stores often have other specials going on too! While May 2, 2015 is still a long ways away, it is never too early to start getting excited over what’s to come!

Today all the Gold Level comics you will be able to pick up for free were announced. From Pokemon to Doctor Who, Marvel’s Secret Wars to DC’s secret book (that’s right, they aren’t announcing it until February!) there will be something to satisfy anyone’s inner geek.

Free Comic Book Day is the perfect opportunity to introduce yourself, your friends and/or your family to all the marvels (no pun intended) at your local comic book shop. Why wait though? Get ahead of the game and maybe go check one out this weekend! You won’t be disappointed.

Take a look at the comic solicitations below.

Dark Circle COMICS PREVIEW—FCBD 2015 EDITION

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Archie Comic Publications
(W) Duane Swierczynski, Mark Waid, Dean Haspiel, Various
(A) Michael Gaydos, Dean Haspiel, Various (CA) Francesco Francavilla

THE BLACK HOOD! THE FOX! THE SHIELD! Get in on the ground floor of Dark Circle Comics and experience the cinematic and creator-driven reinventions of these iconic properties. Who is the new Shield? How did the Black Hood come to be? Can things get more unpredictable for The Fox? Learn the secrets of the Dark Circle universe from the creators themselves via sneak peeks at the new series, creator interviews and a first glance at the next Dark Circle series — all held together by an eye-popping cover from Afterlife with Archie artist, Francesco Francavilla!

32pgs, FC  FREE!

Bongo Comics Free-for-All!—FCBD 2015 EDITION

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(W/A) Matt Groening, Various

Get in line for the foremost Free Comic Book Day four-color giveaway of the year! When Bart brings one of Professor Frink’s recent discoveries to school, it leads to some hair-raising hilarity! Then, Lisa finds a doorway to an ancient past, Comic Book Guy gets a hip new girlfriend, and Homer tries his hand at some home improvement… and much more!

32pgs, FC FREE!

BOOM! Studios Tenth Anniversary SPECIAL—FCBD 2015 EDITION

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Boom! Studios
(W/A) Various (CA) TBD

2015 is BOOM! Studios’ Tenth Anniversary year, and to help us celebrate we’ve gathered short stories from several current and new all-ages titles for Free Comic Book Day. From Archaia’s Mouse Guard, Jim Henson’s Labyrinth, and new title Iscariot; KaBOOM!’s Garfield, Peanuts, Regular Show, and a new Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake story; and BOOM! Box’s Lumberjanes, Munchkin, and Help Us! Great Warrior, there’s something in this free, 48-page issue for everyone!

32pgs, FC FREE!

Fight Club/The Goon/The Strain—FCBD 2015 EDITION

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Dark Horse COMICS
(W) Chuck Palahniuk, Eric Powell, David Lapham
(A) Cameron Stewart, Eric Powell, Mike Huddleston (CA) David Mack

Dark Horse Comic’s most thrilling FCBD to date! Chuck Palahniuk and Cameron Stewart premiere Fight Club! Eric Powell serves up an all-new tragedy in The Goon! And Guillermo del Toro presents an all-new chapter from The Strain! Need we say more?

32pgs, FC FREE!

DC COMICS

DC COMICS GOLD BOOK—FCBD 2015 EDITION

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(W/A/CA) TBD

A special, Top Secret project too big to announce! Please check back in the February issue of PREVIEWS and at freecomicbookday.com for future updates!

32pgs, FC FREE!

Bob’s Burgers—FCBD 2015 EDITION

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Dynamite Entertainment
(W) Mike Olsen, Justin Hook, Chad Brewster
(A) Brad Rader, Tony Gennaro, Hector Reynoso, Frank Forte
(CA) Frank Forte

Bob’s Burgers, the hit TV show created by Loren Bouchard, is now a comic book! The Belcher family — parents Bob and Linda, and their children Tina, Gene, and Louise — appear in this special Free Comic Book Day edition that collects the “Best Of” in-canon stories from Dynamite’s first-ever Bob’s Burgers comic book series. Thrill to Tina’s “Friend Fiction”, Louise’s “Unsolved Mysteries and Curious Curiosities”, “Gene Belcher Presents: The Musical”, and more! It’s an all-ages extravaganza that captures the feel of Bob’s Burgers perfectly — because it’s a comic 100% created by show writers and animators!

32pgs, FC FREE!

Transformers: Robots in Disguise #0—FCBD 2015 EDITION

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IDW Publishing
(W) John Barber, Tom Scioli
(A) Priscilla Tramontano, Scioli
(CA) Priscilla Tramontano

Optimus Prime is gone — and Decepticons are on the loose! It’s up to Bumblebee and an elite crew of Autobots to track them down before their rampage spreads across Earth! Transformers comics have never been hotter, and the excitement spreads to this all-original comic inspired by the all-new animated series! Plus: previews of IDW and Hasbro unbelievable publishing slate for 2015, including an exclusive Transformers vs. G.I. Joe strip!

32pgs, FC FREE!

Savage Dragon: Legacy #1—FCBD 2015 EDITION

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Image Comics
(W/A/CA) Erik Larsen

The generational saga of Savage Dragon reaches a new milestone as Malcom Dragon graduates high school and follows his father’s footsteps to the Chicago Police Department. Every young new officer has a lot to live up to, but for the son of a world famous figure as renowned as he is reviled, navigating the world of law enforcement is especially challenging. The cost of failure is high in a city becoming more dangerous by the day: Can Malcom step out of his father’s shadow and become the hero Chicago needs, or is he doomed to make the same mistakes?

32pgs, FC FREE!

SECRET WARS #1—FCBD 2015 EDITION

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Marvel Comics
(W/A/CA) TBD

Prepare yourself for the final days of the Marvel Universe as you know it as the march to the biggest comic event of the year continues! From the ashes of a decimated cosmos rises… Battleworld! Amid the strange, patchwork realm, refugees from thousands of obliterated universes struggle for survival. Even if they can endure the horrors of Battleworld — the home they knew has been destroyed! Time has run out, and the opening salvo of Secret Wars has been fired. But can anything restore the Marvel Universe that once was?

32pgs, FC FREE!

Doctor Who Special—FCBD 2015 EDITION

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Titan Comics
(W) Nick Abadzis, Al Ewing, Various
(A) Various

Take a blistering trip through time and space with three stunning all-new short stories featuring the Tenth Doctor, the Eleventh Doctor and the brand-new Twelfth Doctor, written and drawn by the ongoing Doctor Who comics creative teams. PLUS: A sneak peek of the Top Secret Summer 2015 event! Be the first to get a hint of the epic that will shake the Doctor to his very core! It’s a must-read for fans, and the perfect primer for anyone looking to jump on board the TARDIS!

32pgs, FC FREE!

Spongebob Freestyle Funnies—FCBD 2015 EDITION

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United Plankton Pictures
(W/A) Graham Anable, Various
(CA) Gregg Schigiel, Rick Neilsen

This year’s SpongeBob Comics FCBD offering features a 22-page story by Boxtrolls director and Grickle cartoonist, Graham Annable! In “Tangy!” Plankton’s new special sauce made from jellyfish jelly has strange effects on SpongeBob and the rest of Bikini Bottom’s residents. The only one unaffected, the only one who can save them all, is a very reluctant Squidward! Plus, more undersea sequential stories by James Kochalka, Maris Wicks, Gregg Schigiel. and other awesome aquatic artists!

32pgs, FC FREE!

Perfect Square Presents: Pokémon—FCBD 2015 EDITION

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VIZ Media/Perfect Square
(W) Hidenori Kusaka
(A) Various

All your favorite Pokémon game characters jump out of the screen and onto the pages of this action-packed Free Comic Book Day edition comic! Legendary Pokémon Xerneas and Yveltal ‘s battle against each other is destroying Vaniville Town. Can X and Y save the town in Pokémon X*Y?! Bonus Feature: More action in Pokémon Adventures and Pokémon Adventures Black and White!

32pgs, FC FREE!

What books are you excited for? What do you think DC is planning for their big event? When is the last time you visited a comic book shop? Let us know in the comments below!

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Geekscape Roundtable: Our 2014 Holiday Wishlist! http://www.geekscape.net/geekscape-roundtable-our-2014-holiday-wishlist http://www.geekscape.net/geekscape-roundtable-our-2014-holiday-wishlist#comments Sat, 13 Dec 2014 02:31:23 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=83054 The holiday season is here yet again (wasn’t it just December 2013?), and regardless of the exact holiday that you plan on celebrating this year, we know that you’re just in it for the presents (well, and the family/friends, and the food, and some other things too, but mostly the presents).

Instead of doing a traditional gift guide (if your giftee likes x, get them y, etc), we thought we’d take another route:  tell you what we‘d want for our holiday gifts. You know our writers, so chances are that if you need to pick up a gift for someone similar, they’ll probably be into the same stuff.

Here goes! Enjoy, and be sure to let us know what gifts you’re hoping for in the comments below!

 Jonathan London

‘King Dork Approximately’ by Frank Portman


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This is a follow up to ‘King Dork’, the 2006 YA book that was recognized as one of the Best Books for Young Adults in 2007 and was optioned by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay as a film that same year (the movie has yet to happen but I’m hoping)! The original book followed high school outcast Tom Henderson as he defends against the slings and arrows of sophomore year while investigating his father’s death, trying to identify a girl he made out with at a party and start a rock band… but the fun plot wasn’t the highlight of the book. It was Portman’s colorful and wry writing style that was as fun to read as his own rock band The Mr. T Experience is to listen to. This year’s ‘King Dork Approximately’ promises more of the awesome same, as Tom navigates the 10th grade. You don’t have to be a big Young Adult reader to enjoy this book, as the original ‘King Dork’ was my first since grade school, but this would probably make the most sense for any high-schoolers in your life.

Princess Mononoke, The Wind Rises and Kiki’s Delivery Service Blu-Ray+DVD

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We love Hayao Miyazaki here at Geekscape. In fact, we worship him. So why not help spread the Studio Ghibli gospel with some of his best works from the past 25 years? ‘Princess Mononoke’ is arguably his best film and is presented here on a brand new Blu-Ray+DVD treatment with both the English and Japanese audio and original storyboards. It’s the perfect movie for anyone between 15 and 45 who appreciates incredible storytelling. If you’re looking for a gift that skews a little younger, Miyazaki’s classic ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’ also received the gorgeous 1080 HD treatment. This one is a classic and also includes a French audio track. And finally, older audiences will probably appreciate the recent Miyazaki film ‘The Wind Rises’, which was a 2013 Oscar nominee for Best Animated Feature Film. The movie is a historical romantic drama centered around the designing of Japanese airplanes, so even though it’s not the most commercial of Studio Ghibli’s films, the filmmaking on display is Miyazaki at the top of his game. I can’t recommend all three of these films enough and Disney, Touchstone and Studio Ghibli really went out of their way to bring audiences the best presentations possible.

Shane O’Hare

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Z2

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Much like last year, I want more DJ gear! The Traktor Kontrol Z2 is an independent 2 Channel DJ mixer. The best part is that it reads Traktor’s special timecode vinyl records! The way it works, is the records when played normally, emit this constant high pitched tone. When the software reads that tone, it translate it into software manipulation. So if you scratch the record, the MP3 file will scratch. This mixer is exactly what I want to go with my two new (to me) Technic 1200 turntables.

WeLoveFine Night Mare Vinyl

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The folks at We Love Fine make some of, if not THE, best My Little Pony figures. They’ve been able to take the very unique shape of the characters, and translate it to a 3D space. If you’ve seen some of the disastrous toys from Hasbro like most Brony’s have, then you’ll understand. This Nightmare Moon vinyl is so freaking awesome, and I want it so desperately to sit next my other We Love Fine figs.

ShapeWays Mane 6 #3

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To stay on the MLP hype train is this awesome 3D printed toy from shapeways. Very recently Hasbro decided to NOT sue the crowd sourced 3D printing company, and rather join forces! AND THANK GOD, because we would have to be out some of the incredible fan created 3D toys. This Rarity fig is of the Diva herself enjoying a good cry on her Chaise lounge.

Rocketeer Adventures Volume 1 Hardcover and Rocketeer Adventures Volume 2 Hardcover

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It’s no secret that I am a gigantic fan of The Rocketeer. IDW has been putting out some incredible Rocketeer books these last few years. They are really doing the original comics justice. I am absolutely craving these two issues in Hard Back to go on my shelf of Amazing Rocekteer Things. Full disclosure, I have all the single issues, I just want dat hard cover binding.

Eric Francisco

Legacy Dragon Dagger

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In the never-ending celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Power Rangers, Bandai America has released the most iconic weapon of the equally iconic Green Ranger in a 1:1 scale complete with the epic summon tunes of the Dragonzord. You or your loved one can finally complete that Green Ranger cosplay with a more size-appropriate side-arm, and not a puny children’s toy. Never mind that, yeah, this is still a toy. BUT STILL! I can’t wait to put this on my shelf.

“Yes Please” by Amy Poehler

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Amy Poehler’s new book isn’t quite an autobiography, a memoir, or a self-help book. Rather, it’s basically all of that! The nice lady who rose the ranks of the Upright Citizens Brigade to Saturday Night Live and starred in the soon-to-be fabled Parks & Recreation tells the stories and challenges that defined her and gives advice that can inspire anyone, women, men, and anyone in between. Future generations will hate that they missed her. In a world where people brag about carrying guns, I want to brag about carrying this.

Batman: The Complete Television Series (Blu-Ray)

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You either die a hero or you live long enough to make people realize just how much you rocked. Thing is, I really DID love this show with no irony whatsoever! Batman is cool when he’s gritty, but AWESOME when he’s hamming it up. This complete Blu-ray set not only has the expected remastering of picture and sound, but it contains 3 HOURS of bonus features and a handful of collectible items, including a Hot Wheels replica Batmobile! Gotham on FOX and the upcoming Zack Snyder films will ensure Batman will be dark for years to come, but you and the Bat-fanatic in your life can relive a time when having fun wasn’t looked down upon. Also, if I get this, I am immediately watching The Green Hornet crossover episodes!

“Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle That Defined a Generation” by Blake J. Harris

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If anyone considers themselves a “gamer” or a “’90s kid” or whatever buzz-word people need to identify themselves, indulge them with author Blake Harris’ excellent, must-have chronicle of the late ’80s-early ’90s corporate war that took place in our living rooms. I was barely seven when I played on the SNES and Sega Gensis, and reading this book instantly took me back to those golden early years. A documentary is in post-production and Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are working on a feature film adaptation. Should any of those movies live up to the book, they will go down as a classic in their own right. Think “The Social Network,” but with Sonic and Mario.

Broadcast News (Criterion Collection) (Blu-Ray)

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Having watched this movie several times while at Rutgers, I can’t help but need it in its definitive form. This incredibly funny and still-relevant 1987 comedy classic from James Brooks is not only a sentimental reminder of my undergrad years, but as a textbook to study from. How can I make a smart, funny, and important movie people will remember in the years to come? I’ll find out in this high-def Criterion Collection release, which contains new audio commentary from director James Brooks, a new documentary, deleted scenes with Brooks on commentary, an interview with CBS veteran Susan Zirinsky, and an essay from critic Carrie Rickey.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 Lens

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A necessity for all DSLR filmmakers and photographers. A 50mm prime lens will really teach you how to frame a shot, as the 50mm measurement is the closest to mimicking the human eye. If you have an aspiring filmmaker or photographer in your life, this lens would be a big help.

NBC To Renew Constantine

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PLEAE DON’T CANCEL CONSTANTINE. PLEASE. #SaveConstantine

Derek Kraneveldt

Nintendo Wii U

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Yep. I totally had the Wii U in my Wishlist piece last year too. Nothing here has changed (except that the console has gotten SO MUCH BETTER). Nintendo’s latest is still the only console that you should be looking at if local multiplayer is a thing that you enjoy (it is) and the library has only gotten more and more stellar with games like Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros. For Wii U, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, and even more that I haven’t yet had an opportunity to play.

With some great bundles available to get you started (I think that the Super Mario 3D World or Mario Kart 8 bundles are the best value), you absolutely, positively cannot go wrong with a Wii U this season.

SAXX Underwear

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Yes, this is a geek blog, and yes, I’m talking about underwear.

This shit is life changing. I never in my life thought that comfort and underwear could be synonymous, but then I discovered SAXX, and everything changed. Chafing? I don’t know the meaning of the word.

Yeah, some people have scoffed at me for spending $30+ on a single pair of underwear, but then, those people haven’t tried it. Plus, let’s switch gender roles and put it into perspective: women (clearly) require their support up top, and from what I’ve heard have no problem spending $30-$50 on a single brazier. Why is it then ridiculous to spend a similar (or smaller) amount on an undergarment designed specifically for areas where men need support.

Seriously, dudes. Buy one pair, then go broke on them, and then you can thank me. I <3 SAXX.

Godzilla Blu-Ray / Graphic Novel

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I’ve been enamoured with Legendary’s Godzilla ever since I was lucky enough to experience the Godzilla Encounter event at San Diego Comic-Con 2013. Following that, I waited patiently, ate up every image, trailer, clip, and teaser, and even had the fantastic opportunity to interview the film’s screenwriter.

Then, the movie came out. Jonathan saw it way before me and took to reviewing it for Geekscape, and I wholeheartedly agree with his thoughts on the film. I loved it, and I cannot (cannot) wait for the series to be expanded. The Blu-Ray edition of the film looks absolutely gorgeous (though you will miss the big screen of the theatrical experience) and boasts a ton of special features in its multitude of beyond-intriguing featurettes. If you’re at all interested in the monster, his history, or what director Gareth Edwards and his cast and crew did to bring the film to life, you owe it to yourself to pick this one up.

And don’t forget about the prequel graphic novel, which acts as a great introduction to the film and its titular creature (and the MUTO). The pair would make a great gift for existing Godzilla fans, as well as those who haven’t seen it yet!

Nintendo’s Amiibo

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These things are crack. Jonathan, Juan, Josh and I actually refer to them as drugs at this point. I didn’t even want them, and now I own several, and I can’t and won’t stop until I own each and every one.

Any gamer, young or old, would love to have these on their shelves. The figures look great (especially for their price point) and their in-game functions are just beginning to be realized. It’ll be really, really interesting to see how Amiibo evolves over the next couple of years.

Be warned, if you’re planning to pick these up as gifts, you better get on it. They’re selling like hot cakes, some of them are reportedly already being discontinued, and prices are skyrocketing online. Wave two does release very soon however, so if you can jump on those as they come out, you could definitely be a hero this holiday season.

Also, they’re crack. So unless you want an addicted little (or big) monster, be very, very careful.

“Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle That Defined a Generation” by Blake J. Harris

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Eric already covered this above, and Jonathan definitely covered it in his review of the book, but Console Wars was one of the most intriguing, revealing, and hard to put down books that I read all year.

I was born in 1990, so I was a little too young to understand the console war as it occurred, but I’ll be damned if it wasn’t interesting as hell to read about it. Don’t worry about gifting me this one though, as I’ve already got a copy signed by author Blake Harris, Tom Kalinske, Al Nilson, and more!

Matt Kelly

Do you have a horror fan in your family tree? If so, there’s really one two places your attention should be. The first is Scream Factory. This all Horror & Cult branch of Shout Factory has been dominating in the last year with tons of titles we never thought we’d see on any format other than VHS.

They gave us gifts like the 70’s Musical Phantom of the Paradise starring Paul Williams. This disco/rock version of Phantom of the Opera is a real delight. Throw in some great songs, good special effects and an amazing Blu-Ray transfer and you’ve got a great gift for that friend of yours who’s been obsessed with Rocky Horror Picture Show since high school.

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They’ve also given us amazing collectors editions of The Funhouse, Night of the Comet, Day of the Dead and other well loved classics but the true gift that keeps giving to any horror fan is the Nightbreeed Director’s Cut (also known as the Cabel Cut). Over 2 decades since Clive Baker’s film was infamous cut against his will we can finally see the full story he wanted to tell.

Now sadly some films we will probably never see on DVD or Blu-Ray. For those titles you can really shock your friend or family members mind with a purchase from VHSPS (The VHS Preservation Society). These “VHS copies” include all the magic of your 90’s VHS memories on a DVD. 

VHSPS is not in the business of stealing money from other companies. Their titles are available on their website until the day an official DVD/Blu-Ray is announced. Once they know that they have successfully preserved a film’s legacy they remove it from the store. Currently they’re the only way you can enjoy classic cult titles like Fade to Black, Possession and Linnea Quigley’s Horror Workout

The final gift is the gift that keeps giving to even the most mild Wrestling fan. A Subscription to the WWE Network. The fact that for $9.99 a month you have access to new shows, every pay-per-view and a constantly growing library of matches throughout wrestling history is nothing short of astounding.

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On December 1st the Network blew up Twitter with a live Podcast between Stone Cold Steve Austin and Vince McMahon. Their original content has continued to be great, be it the countdown show (creatively named Countdown) or Legends House in which aged wrestling icons like Mean Gene, Roddy Piper, Hacksaw Jim Dugan and Pat Patterson all lived under one roof together for a month.

But at the end of the day the biggest reason to make this purchase is the Pay-Per-Views. Every month you get a new pay-per-view that in the pre-network days would have been a $60 investment FREE with your subscription. It’s never been a better time to be a wrestling fan and it’s never been an easier time to get into wrestling.

But better than all of those combined is the gift of the Saint Mort Show which you can listen to for free at www.thesaintmortshow.com and www.soundcloud.com/thesaintmortshow

Josh Jackson

What do you get for the gamer who has everything? Even more stuff! Luckily, there’s hardly a shortage on that, so let’s jump into the coolest gaming gifts a high interest GameStop credit card can buy!

First4Figures Vyse Statue

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Straight out of the Dreamcast and onto your shelf, this limited edition figure displays the lead of Skies of Arcadia in all of his Sky Pirate glory! For nostalgic gamers who fondly remember pirate ship battles before Assassin’s Creed made them famous, or a time when JRPGs were actually good, this would be the perfect gift. That is, if you have $200 lying around and you REALLY like the person.

Winter Fest Lob Star

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If you’re more on a budget, but you really want to do right by your figure loving friend, then you can’t go wrong with Winter Fest Lob Star. This special holiday edition of the water element Trap Master from Skylanders: Trap Team is great to display OR play with. Plus, I guarantee that you won’t find a toy with a beard as sweet as his.

Disney Infinity 2.0 Aladdin, Jasmine, and Stitch

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If Disney is more your thing, then the recently released Aladdin, Jasmine and Stitch figures are the way to go. With a strong amount of detail and plenty of personality to match, taking these characters into the Toy Box that you and your family have been making since September will surely be a blast! And if you need to start the fireplace on those cold, winter mornings, you can always buy a couple Merida figures to throw in. Brave will finally be good for something!

PDP Disney Infinity 2.0 Play Zone and Power Disc Binder

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Chances are if you have kids, (or are a kid at heart), you already have most of the Marvel and Disney figures that have hit the shelves. For those times that you want to bring your haul to a friend’s house, why not show off the hundreds of dollars you’ve spent than with a sweet carrying case? The Play Zone doubles as a travel bag that holds a portal, 10 power discs, and anywhere from six to about 20 figures depending on how you arrange them, which is perfect for those extended Play Set sessions.

If 10 power discs slots aren’t enough, the new Power Disc Binder is much improved over the albums. Replacing the hard to grab slots, the binder replaces them with traditional sleeves that hold up to 90 discs. And if you have 90 discs to hold, then I think an intervention is due.

Marth Amiibo

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Speaking of interventions, Amiibo are like drugs. We’re hooked, and desperate for our next fix! Sadly, many of us are missing the hard to find Marth figure, sending us into a Tickle Me Elmo style frenzy! If you manage to snag this for someone, then you’ll surely be their hero for life.

PDP Nintendo Fight Pads

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But let’s be honest. Most of us gamers are going to be too busy playing Smash Bros to buy anything. With that said, if you do get a few minutes to buy SOMETHING for that fighting aficionado, make it one of these Fight Pads. With designs for Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Yoshi that match each of the Wii Remote Plus designs that released over the last year, they simulate the GameCube experience without the adapter. Besides, there’s nothing more satisfying than spiking your friend using a neon pink controller!

That’s it for us! Again, be sure to let us know what you’re hoping for (or planning to give) this holiday season!

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The Saint Mort Show Episode 109: Brian Burger (of Jennifer Help Us) http://www.geekscape.net/the-saint-mort-show-episode-109-brian-burger-of-jennifer-help-us http://www.geekscape.net/the-saint-mort-show-episode-109-brian-burger-of-jennifer-help-us#comments Fri, 12 Dec 2014 23:31:59 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=83264 I spoke to Brian Burger two years ago when he started filming Jennifer Help Us. Now his film (shot entirely on an iPhone) is playing festivals and getting lots of great press. This is literally an hour of two strangers becoming best friends as we realize we love the same movies, music and both dreamed making a film version of Zombies Ate My Neighbors.

Check out the trailer for Jennifer Help Us

The song during the intro is Chorus1 (Demo) by Rosetta.

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The Characters From The ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Teaser Now Have Names! http://www.geekscape.net/the-characters-from-the-star-wars-the-force-awakens-teaser-now-have-names http://www.geekscape.net/the-characters-from-the-star-wars-the-force-awakens-teaser-now-have-names#comments Fri, 12 Dec 2014 01:17:28 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=83230 Following the official (and officially awesome) teaser trailer from a few weeks back, Disney has just revealed the names of some of the characters we’ll be seeing in next years Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

And they did it in the style of the classic Star Wars Topps trading cards. This is so freaking cool.

Here we go:

Finn

Kylo-Ren

Millennium-Falcon

Poe-Dameron

Rey

Stormtroopers

X-Wings

BB-8

Pretty damn cool, huh? Abrams revealed the images to EW earlier today, and also noted that the numbering on the cards is important. Get speculating!

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IDW Announces Walter Simonson’s Complete ‘Star Slammers’ Collection http://www.geekscape.net/idw-announces-walter-simonsons-complete-star-slammers-collection http://www.geekscape.net/idw-announces-walter-simonsons-complete-star-slammers-collection#comments Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:59:56 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=83022 Walt Siminson’s long running comic book career is nothing short of illustrious. While he is best known for his run on Thor from 1983-1987 on Thor, Siminson has also worked on such properties as X-Factor, Fantastic Four, Batman, Manhunter, Star Wars, Alien, and Battlestar Galactica. The list goes on and on and on, but before all of that there was Star Slammers.

Simonsson created Star Slammers as his Rhode Island School of Design as his thesis project in 1972. It has seen various publication through the decades but perhaps none as sweet as what’s to come.

IDW Publishing has announced Star Slammers: The Complete Collection. It will collect the graphic novel and mini-series, as well as short stories, covers, and pin-ups. And, for the first time ever, this volume will print the original version of Star Slammers.

Star Slammers: The Complete Collection is set to hit shelves in February. Have you experienced Star Slammers? Planning to pick up the collection? Let us know in the comments below!

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See the full release here.

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‘Etrian Mystery Dungeon’ Coming To The U.S. In Spring 2015! http://www.geekscape.net/etrian-mystery-dungeon-coming-to-the-u-s-in-spring-2015 http://www.geekscape.net/etrian-mystery-dungeon-coming-to-the-u-s-in-spring-2015#comments Thu, 11 Dec 2014 04:51:28 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=83161 It looks like it’s Etrian Odyssey’s turn to get the Mystery Dungeon treatment.

In a somewhat meta announcement, Atlus announced that Etrain Dungeon will be making its Western debut in Spring 2015! This dungeon crawling RPG spinoff of a dungeon crawling RPG will feature all of the customization, loot gathering and monster slaying you would expect from one of the core games in the series, but with the top down perspective, randomly generated dungeons, and party building that comes with any game with Mystery Dungeon in the title.

This is great news for fans of both series, especially when games of this nature are far from a sure thing when getting localized. Everything from Chocobos to Pokemon have received similar treatment in various forms, and not even huge franchises like those have had every Dungeon game brought over. So needless to say, this announcement will be like Christmas come early for some.

Take a look at the details from the official press release below, then let us know what game you hope gets the Dungeon treatment in the comments!

Main features in Etrian Mystery Dungeon include:
Infinite Dungeons to Explore – Etrian Mystery Dungeon incorporates the random map feature, which changes the floor terrain each time a player enters the dungeon. This core mechanic, inherited from the Mystery Dungeon series, challenges the players with a new maze and stronger monsters every time, offering them unlimited replayability!
Attention to Detail – The Etrian Odyssey tradition of party customization is in full effect for Etrian Mystery Dungeon. After the first journey as a Landsknecht, players can freely choose their party of 4 from up to 10 different class types. While each class has a unique skill set of its own, characters can also unlock new skills through skill trees.
Not Your Grandfather’s Combat – The unique perspective in Etrian Mystery Dungeon means that special care will have to be given when selecting party members and upgrading their abilities. With dungeons chock full of enemies and all the loot and money collected at stake, being 100 percent certain in your party’s abilities is crucial for making it out alive.

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