Comic Issues #181 – The Best Of Comic-Con

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Comic Issues #181 – The Best Of Comic-Con

We survived Comic-Con! We’re tired, we’re broke, and we’re getting over the Con Crud, but we’d do it all over in a heartbeat. (Or in one year from now, we oughta be recovered by then.)

Join Anthony, Elizabeth, and Sara from the Villainous Lair as we debrief on Comic-Con 2014, sharing our favorite Con moments, celebrity sightings, panels, and stories about how fun it is to sleep on the ground. (That last one may just be Sara.)

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[SDCC 2014] Day 2 – Cosplay

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[SDCC 2014] Day 2 – Cosplay

We are all having the SDCC withdrawals, especially anyone that had to return to work… Well to help you remember the fun times, we will be releasing our SDCC daily cosplay galleries. Be sure to also check out our Day 1: SDCC Cosplay. Otherwise presenting for your viewing pleasure Day 2 – please enjoy :)

A very special thanks to all the Cosplayers out there, you made SDCC special for everyone. Well that and it seems you managed to raise the bar yet again on Cosplay, those costumes were amazing!!!

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Review: The Scar

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Review: The Scar

Imagine a world that’s run on magic and steam. Fill it with a collection of races so different from each other that they might as well be alien species. Then picture a pirate fleet that takes every ship it captures and adds it to the collection of ships already bolted together into a miles-wide floating island.

What you end up with is a city-on-the-sea, one made entirely of steamboats and tall-ships and blockade-runners and pleasure yachts, all of which have been gutted and turned into libraries and markets and workshops and sports arenas, or just scraped down to the waterline and covered in soil to make farms. And around each corner is a woman with a scarab for a head, or a human with pistons instead of legs, or a cactus-man, or a priestess who used to serve as the figurehead for her ship, or any number of other people who were taken prisoner when their ship was pirated and are now trying to make a life for themselves as a citizen of the floating city.

And that’s only the setting. The story quickly moves on to a quest to find a hidden civilization, in order to recruit the one scientist who can track down and capture an impossible underwater creature big enough to pull the floating city to the literal end of the world: a fissure in the ocean (and the planet, and reality) known only as the Scar.

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Tech Review – Kinivo BTC450 – Bluetooth Car Kit

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Tech Review – Kinivo BTC450 – Bluetooth Car Kit

There are plenty of downsides to owning an older car, usually involving the outdated car stereo. There have been plenty of solutions, my favorite being the Cassette adapter. I feel quite lucky that I have at least an Aux port, but I’ve been in too many cars that have those lovely bluetooth stereos. I’ve contemplated replacing the built in stereo, but those that support Apple Car Play are expensive. There is always that avenue of saving up for a new car, perhaps the affordable Tesla car? What? Don’t take my dreams away.

I’m not the only person that experiences Bluetooth Stereo Envy, and Kinivo has just the solution with the Kinivo BTC450, a Bluetooth Car Kit that plugs in using the Aux Port. I’ve had the chance to drive around using the device, so how does it rank? Is this the ultimate Bluetooth solution?

 

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RELEASED 7/28 – 8/1

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RELEASED 7/28 – 8/1

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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Movie Issues: Lucy

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Movie Issues: Lucy

Lucy is the new film by director Luc Besson (Leon: The Professional, The Fifth Element) staring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman. Lucy is a woman living in Taipei, Taiwan, who is forced to be a drug mule for the mob. A drug implanted in her body inadvertently leaks into her system, which allows her to use more than the 10% of her brain’s capacity, thus changing her into a superhuman. As she transforms into something unknown and new, she decides to turn the tables on her captors to become a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

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Movie Issues: The Phantom

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Movie Issues: The Phantom

It’s Comic Con week here in San Diego! Leland and Spooky are out there running around trying to do and see everything they can. So because it’s all about comics and movies, this week they watched the 1996′s The Phantom. Based on the 1930′s pulp hero, where a white dude protects Africa. Yeah… some things worked better in the past than they do in the present. This is a pretty terrible flick. Please download and listen in as the guys try to understand this “plot” and other nonsense. 

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