Happy Thanksgiving 2014

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From all of us at Therefore I Geek, have a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving.

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Therefore I Geek Podcast Episode 19, Game Companion

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In which, Tracy and Andrew chat with Brian and Gord, the director and one of the actors of Game Companion, a short film about a couple of middle-aged gamers who are completely surprised to find that the reward for achieving master level in their fighter-style video game is a live “game companion.”

Show Notes:

Game Companion

Sidekicks

Oh My Goddess!

Rosario + Vampire

XxxHolic

Otakon

Emerald City Comicon

Antarctis Film Festival

Canada

Dino Horde

Wasted Lands

Clone Wars

The Secret History of Wonder Woman

 

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Video Game Review: Lords of the Fallen

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Lords of the Fallen is a third-person action/adventure game that is available for PS4, XBoxOne, and PC.  It is comparable in game-play to Dark Souls.  In fact, Lords of the Fallen has garnered a reputation as “Souls lite.”  Yes, they did a lot of heavy leaning on Dark Souls, but Deck 13 was clearly influenced by a smattering of other games that gave this game a different feel altogether. Some elements of the characters came from God of War, and the ornate weapons and armor are similar to designs in World of Warcraft or Diablo.  The castles and snowy mountain setting really reminded me of Skyrim, and the gauntlet pick-up and scattered audio logs that play without pausing the action hearken back to Dead Space. Continue reading

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Saturday Reviews: The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 1

dark crystal 1The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths (Archaia)
Concept by Brian Froud, Written by Brian Holguin
Illustrations by Alex Sheikman and Lizzy John

Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal is a cinematic classic that helped define movies in the 1980s. For those who haven’t seen it (quick spoiler alert) the movie follows a gelfling named Jen on a quest to return a piece of the Dark Crystal before the Thra’s three suns align and the evil Skeksis gain immortality.  This universe came from the mind of Jim Henson, so there are all kinds of wonderfully bizarre creatures wandering through it. Archaia’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 1 takes all of that wonderful material and expands on it, giving fans a deep new repository of story to enjoy. Continue reading

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