Movie Issues: Rise of the Guardians

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Movie Issues: Rise of the Guardians

This week the guys go and get their holiday animation on! They watched the 2012 animated flick, Rise of the Guardians. You know, that movie where Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny, The Tooth Fairy, The Sandman and Jack Frost all have to team up and fight The Boogie Man. Yup! It was really the only “easter” flick we could come up with. So please download and enjoy as we talk all about the flick, WonderCon and Agents of SHEILD. It’s another full episode of their BS.  Read On

Review: The Martian

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Review: The Martian

Andy Weir’s first novel, The Martian, has gotten a lot of attention lately, mostly because it’s nerve-wrackingly realistic. It’s about a man living in an environment that’s trying to kill him every second of his existence. And that’s on the good days, when his own mistakes don’t make things worse.

It’s very well-written, and it’s not a fluffy, easy read. It shows what a human would have to do to survive on the surface of Mars for years, when his air and food were only meant to last months. There’s a lot of math involved.

I saw a few eyes glaze over at that last sentence, but you have to trust me; if you’re not a math person you’ll still enjoy the book because Weir explains everything so clearly, even the complex chemistry. Plus his main character is likeable, interesting, and pretty hilarious. It’s worth getting through some of the trickier sections.

(Seriously you guys: lots of math.)

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Announcing PixelatedGeek’s Weekly TwitchTV Stream – PXL Play!

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Announcing PixelatedGeek’s Weekly TwitchTV Stream – PXL Play!

Hiya loyal fan-base of excellently clever geeks with good character and awesome taste! We here over at the PixelatedGeek offices would like to extend a warm invitation to our newest weekly tradition, the PixelatedGeek TwitchTV Stream, lately dubbed PXL Play!. Tune in every week at 10PM Eastern/7PM Pacific at http://www.twitch.tv/pixelatedgeek to check out PixelatedGeek staffers go hands on with the latest and greatest, best and the brightest, or the most cherished and beloved of games.

 

Hosts include the wildly handsome and epically charismatic old warhorse and PixelatedGeek veteran James Huneycutt, and the epically handsome and wildly charismatic up-and-coming dry cannon of British wit and sarcasm Jack Fisher and the mysteriously enigmatic walking encyclopedia of geek knowledge that is Jonathan ‘JJ’ Crass.

 

This week’s episode will consist of our valiant trio plunging head-first into the 80′s goodness that is BROFORCE, by Free Lives Games.

 

Make sure to subscribe to our TwitchTV Channel  -  to get notifications of our streams, and enjoy the show! See you Thursday!

Comic Issues #166 – TV Supreme!

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Comic Issues #166 – TV Supreme!

We’ve all been there, a late night at Denny’s enjoying some mozzarella sticks and pacing yourself to make sure you get the last one, when someone start mouthing off about how great BBC television is and how lame it is here in the States.  Then your other buddy exposes his tattoo of Old Glory and reminds your other friend about the Trek.  Then it’s just Doctor Who and Supernatural and Sherlock, blah blah blah…

Now you can shut up your annoying friends before the manager tells you to quiet down before he kicks you out with this week’s podcast.  The crew take a hard look at what England has to offer compared to America’s library of television to debate, WHO’S MAKING BETTER GEEK TV?  Also asked, what IS Geek TV?  Is Monty Python nerdy because nerds are the ones who watch it most? Was CTV edgier than SNL back in their early days? Who are these porn stars that Anthony is supposed to know?

Tune in and see if you agree with who makes a better nerd show.

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Review: White as Snow

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Review: White as Snow

Tanith Lee is something of a guilty pleasure for me. I started with her – well I guess “sinful” is a pretty good description – vampire novel “Dark Dance”, and every now and then I just have to find another one of her books for more trashy fun. A couple, like Storm Lord and Days of Grass have been somewhat forgettable. Most are intricate, dark, entertaining stories. White as Snow is epic.

Part of a series created by Terri Windling, where different authors would write their own take on classic fairy tales, this book was inspired by versions of the Snow White story that are even older than the one written down by the Brothers Grimm. Most people know that the fairy tales we hear nowadays are sanitized versions of the Grimms Fairy Tales. What didn’t know before reading the introduction (don’t skip that, it’s definitely worth a read) is that the Grimms themselves cleaned up the versions they heard. In the original stories, the fathers were a lot less kind-hearted, evil didn’t always meet a bad end, and rather than a step-mother, it was usually the mother responsible for torturing her children.

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RELEASED 4/14 – 4/18

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RELEASED 4/14 – 4/18

Every week millions of geeks struggle with the same affliction: their hard-earned money going to waste on food and rent when it should be going to much better things.

That’s why we here at the Pixelated Geek Laboratories are hard at work compiling data that will enrich all of geek-kind. Armed with this data, we created a list of some of the best places to put your hard earned money as our contribution to making life better.

Here are the awesome things coming out this week.

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WonderCon 2014: so many panels, so little time

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WonderCon 2014: so many panels, so little time

WonderCon 2014 is only one week away! This is my second year attending, and I’m hoping to actually make it to a few panels this year. The problem is figuring out which ones to hit, while still making time for interviews for the website, snagging photos for the cosplay gallery, shopping for geek trinkets, and maybe remembering to eat something.

The full jam-packed schedule of panels, games, anime, and signings is here. The ones I’m most interested in are below. (In the case of scheduling conflicts between two panels I’ll either have to pick one, or run back and forth really fast between them. Note to self: pack my running shoes…)

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Movie Issues: Knights of Badassdom

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Movie Issues: Knights of Badassdom

This week the guys get their LARP on by watching the  2013′s Knights of Badassdom. We follow a bunch of LARPers for their big LARP weekend, but trouble arises after they unwittingly conjure up some serious evil in the form of a blood-lusting succubus from the pits of hell itself! It’s a comedy filled blood fest with really good horror effects, an awesome looking demon, and Peter Dinklage being the coolest dude ever. We also discuss the new Marvel plan to have movies until 2028. It’s a full show, so grab your cardboard broadsword and download, because this is about to get crazy! Read On