Reblog & Win: The Dark Knight Rises
The Dark Knight Rises is finally hitting the theaters and there probably isn’t a better time than right now to hook you up with some awesome Dark Knight swag from artist Drew Wise.
If you are looking at this and thinking “WANT NOW!” then you are in luck. A few limited edition artist signed carts are available at the Yetee Gallery for $30 bucks!
One winner will be selected July 27th @72pins
Because,Why Not? Podcast Episode 15 “Yo Dog, Ima Hit Dat Shit!”
Lots of fuckery going on this week as the Because, Why Not? Podcast crew (Mike, Jermaine and Scott) knock another one out of the park, while Port is sidelined with the poops and couldn’t make it to the show this week. Hope everything comes out…okay, lol!
On this weeks episode we learn a lot about the inner workings of Mikes brain….RUN AWAY!!! RUN AWAY!!! Lots of neat things happening in gaming this week with some big announcements (Assassins Creed 3!!!) and some not so big announcements, or at least ones that kind fell flat (Dragons Age anime). Meteors, warp drives and listener questions are but some of the topics we tackle on The Official GeekVariety.com podcast; Because,Why Not?
Put on your headphones or plug in your idevice and have a listen as we geek the fuck out about all the things that matter to us and that nobody else even gives a shit about :D
DIRECT DOWNLOAD: [HERE]
This weeks episode is dedicated to Ralph McQuarrie, famed concept artist who gave STAR WARS life, and lost his this past week.
Because, Why Not? Play At Home Edition:
WE ALL GONNA DIE!
MARIO BROS PORTALS!
REJECTED STAR WARS ITEMS
DEADLIEST WEAPONS: WARP DRIVE
MEN IN BLACK 3 PREVIEW TRAILER
DRAGON AGE ANIME…yawn
TOPHER GRACE MADE AN 85 MINUTE STAR WARS PREQUEL EDIT?
READ A FREE COMIC BOOK BY “30 DAYS OF NIGHT” AUTHOR STEVE NILES!
ASSASSINS CREED 3 CO-OP BITCHES!!
WHY DO PEOPLE WANNA SEE OTHER PEOPLE FUCK ANIMALS?
HAN SOLO IS CHOCOLATY AND SMOOTH LIKE LANDO NOW!
PRO-STARS WAS A CARTOON, THAT WAS ACTUALLY MADE, UGH.
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Assassin’s Creed 3 box art
That is all.
SCP-087 AKA THE CREEPY STAIRCASE GAME
SCP-087 (free download available here) is a Unity first person horror game based on the SCP-087 entry at the SCP Foundation. Basically it’s a never ending stairwell with random creepy and scary sounds but past the surface it’s an immersive experiment into fear.
Taking things one step further from imaginative creepy tales on the internet, SCP-087 is a simple, creative descent into what scares you and how much can you take before it’s too much. Try it out and see how far you can travel down those dimly lit stairs before you turn back or turn the game off.
Sneak Peak at what’s coming on Friday!
It seems that Xbox Live account-hacking is continuing to be an issue months after a previous report circulated around the internet back in October 2011. Over the Christmas holiday yours truly lost access to his Xbox Live account (on Christmas Eve…is nothing sacred?) to hackers who are taking over accounts, stripping points, and buying copies of FIFA 11 and FIFA 12 as well as DLC from both titles (no offense against FIFA, but really?!? FIFA DLC?). As a public service we’d like to remind Xbox Live users of a few helpful ways you can help safeguard your XBL Account:
1. Set up a Xbox Live Passcode: Kind of like adding a PIN number to your XBL account. This will make sure anytime you login to XBL that only you know the specific code to get onto Xbox Live.
2. Set your profile access to ask for a Password each time you login from a different console other than your own. This will ensure when someone tries to access your account from a console other than yours they will have to enter that password before the account is moved to another console.
The full steps to completing these two tasks as well as a full security checklist can be found here. Hopefully this will help other gamers from having to suffer 16-24 days of being locked out from their Xbox Account.
Are you planning on pre-ordering the Mass Effect 3 Collector’s Edition? BioWare just released a new video showcasing what’s inside the N7 Collector’s Edition.
JUST GIVE ME THE DAMN ROBOT DOG ALREADY
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Yesterday, Rockstar released the reveal trailer for their new game, Grand Theft Auto V, or 5 for the roman numeral impaired. It showed random locations from the new game, and had a very basic voice over from someone giving a very vague description of what might be the story.
So, of course, most of the people I saw on the internet yesterday shit on it. For an 84 second reveal trailer that didn’t actually show anything. I saw everything from “meh” to “generic” to “doesn’t do anything for me” to “too serious.” And it made me question just what the fuck is wrong with you people.
Seriously, a trailer that shows the very basic gist of “here’s a new GTA” comes out and automatically if it doesn’t have a nuclear explosion, a super powered hero, or the protagonist farting on someone, it’s dumb. If it’s not full of explosions and shooting and lens flare, it’s dull. If it’s not running on Frostbite 2, or the Crysis engine, it’s outdated. If it doesn’t reveal its full story, it’s not worth the time to figure out. If it doesn’t “wow” you right out of the gate, it’s not worth the time it took to watch the trailer. If the trailer doesn’t start with a deep throated voice saying “In a world…” than they’re obviously doing it wrong.
No offense, but what the fuck is wrong with you people? When did it get so commonplace to just assume, off of a 84 second teaser trailer, that a game has nothing to offer? When, exactly, did you lose your sense of openness and willingness to give something more than a minute of your time to see if it’s worth it or not? When did you grow up to be so fucking cynical and jaded?
I’m not saying “grow up” as if it’s a bad thing. One thing that I’ve loved about this console cycle is that Rockstar games are developing games with actual stories that don’t have a bunch of dick and fart jokes in them, that are deeper and grittier and that connect me with the characters more than the usual run of the mill sandbox games. After a good attempt with GTA IV and a great success with RDR, I can’t wait to see what they come up with with GTA V and see how far Rockstar has come along with the interactive story telling that they are getting to be known for.
But no, an 84 second trailer that doesn’t reveal much more than location and engine doesn’t “do it” for you. What, do developers need to put fucking clown shoes on everything now to make it “interesting,” to make it “worth your time?”
I’m not a Rockstar apologist, or trying to stand up for them, or anything like that, it’s just that I am getting sick and tired of people not giving games ten fucking seconds before announcing that “A” game must be better than “B” game, neither of which has come out, because “A” game has a better trailer, even though “B” game was just announced. Wait a goddamn minute and give things a chance to develop before you write them off.
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