PREVIEW: Chimera Brigade Vol. 2

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PREVIEW: Chimera Brigade Vol. 2

In the trenches of World War I, a new kind of superhuman was born.

Formed by secret and illegal chemical weapons, this empowered generation is just starting to come of age. Some fight against injustice, others spread terror.

Now, in 1938, on the eve of War, they have risen to take control of the capital cities of Europe.

Above the law, above human authority, these strange metahumans capture the imaginations of the public even as they baffle scientists with their impossible powers. The battles between them are titanic, legendary, and larger than life.

But a new, even more powerful threat is looming, one that could yet erase them from existence and shift the balance of power, as Europe becomes a battle-ground for different political and ideological factions. It is a time that tests allegiances and forges new alliances.

This is how the superhumans of Europe were born… and this is how they died.

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RELEASED 1/26 – 1/30

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RELEASED 1/26 – 1/30

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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Review – Song of the Sea: Soundtrack

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Review – Song of the Sea: Soundtrack

If you asked me what genre of music I listen to the most, there would be a quick thought and an almost instant response: soundtracks. They make up part of my rather eclectic taste in music. For me, soundtracks are one of the most important part to any movie.

Which brings me to the upcoming animated film Song of the Sea. While I was more then interested in seeing the actual movie based solely on the fact it was the studio that brought us The Secret of Kells, after watching but a quick trailer, the music sealed the deal.

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Movie Issues: Tank Girl

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Movie Issues: Tank Girl

That’s right, people! You’re reading that right. We watched the 1995 classic cult film, Tank Girl. It’s the future, there’s no water and the world is in a state of chaos. Enter the Tank Girl who’s there to F**K stuff up! Lori Petty, Naomi Watts, Ice-T and Malcolm McDowell star in this strange movie based on the British comic. This is a really weird flick that has so much manic chaos that it becomes enjoyable. So please download and enjoy with us.  Read On

[State of Play] Going Back on Backwards Compatibility?

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[State of Play] Going Back on Backwards Compatibility?

Welcome to State of Play, an editorial column brought to you by Pixelated Geek. In State of Play, we’ll be dealing with major issues in the gaming community, and we’ll be reaching out to our community for feedback and interaction. The intent of State of Play is to create a respectful, professional, and insightful dialogue within a group of serious interested parties. Games are serious business – not simply the largest moving part of the entertainment economy, but a form of expression where emotionally impactful stories are told throughout communities that grow and bond, and an important educational tool. We take play seriously here, and the goal of this article is to seriously analyze the serious business of gaming.

Of the many fields upon which the console wars are fought, and of the many points of consideration upon which purchasing decisions are made, it cannot be said that backwards compatibility is regarded as foremost in importance. It is far from the sexiest selling point, or the flashiest. In the heated arguments of message-boards and basement couches it is a feature rarely mentioned, and the ramifications of its absence is often overlooked by both parent and child when birthday and Christmas wishlists are lovingly prepared and frantically acquired.

Given their actions over the last 14 months, Sony and Microsoft are counting quite heavily on the above. Neither Microsoft’s XBOX division nor Sony’s PlayStation corps have paid more than lip service towards providing backwards compatibility, and it is the interest of neither to provide it. In this week’s State of Play, we’ll be taking a quick look at the history and role of backwards compatibility in the industry, the current attitude and motivations of the major players with regard to same, and what we can reasonably expect in the future. Read On

Preview – Transformers: Punishment

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Preview – Transformers: Punishment

My reputation as a leader drove me from Cybertron. When the battles end, a war hero…is little more than a peace villain.

Optimus Prime returns to Cybertron, and someone is killing Decepticons. Prime teams with Windblade to uncover the identity of the vigilante… but the answers will uncover darker secrets than anyone expected. See below for preview pages from Transformers: Punishment.

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Night Vale Recap: Episode 60 “Water Failure”

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Night Vale Recap: Episode 60 “Water Failure”

At Night Vale Radio they report the absolute more important, ground breaking news first: there’s no water at the station so nobody can make coffee! Oh, and also there’s multiple suns in the sky burning everything to the ground. AND NO COFFEE.

Join the twins as they recap Welcome to Night Vale episode 60, “Water Failure.”

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THE WORLD IS COMING TO AN END!!

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THE WORLD IS COMING TO AN END!!

Comic book fans flipped their lids Tuesday as Marvel announced THE END OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE! during their press conference.  Though usually this kind of talk is just hype for Marvel, this time around their next event, Secret Wars, appears to be some next level bonkers stuff.  Beginning in May with Secret Wars #1 the original Marvel 616 universe will be no more along with every variant Marvel Universe including the Ultimate Universe, Age of Apocalypse, Marvel Zombies,  etc.  Each will be combined into a new larger and interconnected world for the length of the event that’ll be known as BATTLEWORLD!

“Once we hit Secret Wars #1, there is no Marvel Universe, Ultimate Universe, or any other. It’s all Battleworld.”
-Tom Brevoort, Marvel’s Senior Vice-President of Publishing and Executive Editor

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Comic Issues #206 – The Podcasters’ Podcast

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Comic Issues #206 – The Podcasters’ Podcast

It’s Comic Issues, so of course we’re going to talk about comics. But this week we also wanted to give a nod towards some of the podcasts we’ve tried out lately.

We talked about Battlecast, where your favorite geek icons battle it out with a few beers thrown in, and mentioned TransMissions, Radio Free Cybertron, and Twincast (all Transformers podcasts, heavy on the toy knowledge.) Andre at Black Nerd Comedy also gets a nod, because he’s hilarious and awesome. Monster Island Resort is great for the horror-philes, and Midlife Crisis Task Force is fun and they need to come back from hiatus. Plus we mentioned the Nerdist and how we’d fight for their honor even if they’re clearly doing just fine on their own.

After that we get to the comics, and break down Marvel’s triumphant return to Star Wars. Then we talk Gotham by Midnight, Batman and Robin #37, and the one-shot Robin Rises, and try to answer the question: is Robin flying, or just falling really awkwardly?

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