As a geek and an animal lover, I’ve always loved seeing the sidekick pets on page and screen. Now I’m not talking about a dog or cat who happens to just be around and has no part in the story except for a brief mention. Nor am I referring to the anthropomorphic talking animals that are partners to the main characters. I mean the true sidekick pets, the ones that provide an assist as a real sidekick but also live with the heroes, at least part of the time, and have a connection to them. Continue reading
It’s Black Friday weekend, which means video game sales are rolling out (if they haven’t already where you live). The PS4 and Xbox One are in high demand, and we’re getting games like Star Wars: Battlefront, Lego Dimensions, and Fallout 4. The amazing thing is, I don’t see commercials on television for many of these games anymore. This may be due to changes in how gamers get their news, so most of these ads are limited to the Internet.
Thinking about this, I turned to the Internet to see how games were advertised in the past for systems I played as a kid (I’m still behind the times with a PS2 and Wii, but even those aren’t for the games I turn on to relax). Continue reading
Unless you’ve been stuck on Mars for the past six month, you have heard about Marvel’s Jessica Jones. For those in the know and not in the know, it is a series based on the Marvel Max miniseries Alias. It follows Jessica Jones, a former superhero turned private detective. She is a street level character who has some ties with Luke Cage. Now, Mr. Cage is a marvel character who has been around since the early 70’s and has mostly been a B or C tier character until Alias and the “Civil War” event. Now, he’s up there with the big boys – Cage is even an Avenger now! As you may know, he is one of my faves and is a great study in self improvement. Ride with me in the way back machine as I give you a crash course on him from his meager beginnings to his rise to the top. Continue reading
No real news things this week, just a lot of black Friday deals. League of Legends and Smite are getting patched – both are just some game play balancing and skins.
The Fire Emblem Fates pre-orders are gone from Amazon, Best Buy, and Gamestop so if you were planning on pre-ordering on black Friday, you’re out of luck. If Nintendo is smart they will do another round of them like with the new Xenoblade X, but even if they don’t, you can buy one game get the other for half off and get the third one for $20 as well, bringing your total to $80 if you pre-order or not. Continue reading
V: Who are you?
KS: Mild-mannered teacher by day; power tool wielding, wig wearing cosplayer by night.
V: What’s your geek?
KS: Cosplay mainly, but that takes in all my geeky interests. I like comics, movies, creating, history, sewing, makeup, and a healthy dose of pop culture. Continue reading
I recently finished reading volume 1 of Matt Fraction’s Hawkeye (My Life As a Weapon). Outside of reading up on things related to the movies, I’ve never been very into any of the Avengers comics. But I’ve heard such good things about this particular run of Hawkeye since it debuted a couple years ago that I wanted to give it a shot (I have no idea if I intended that pun). Continue reading
It’s less than one week until Thanksgiving (here in the US), but one wouldn’t realize it was still that early by watching store shelves and television. We have been in full-Christmas swing since September, with Thanksgiving merchandise going to clearance before the Halloween shelves are emptied. When it comes to television though, there’s something about holiday specials that aren’t the same as they used to be. We may still get the Peanuts every year, but no more Garfield. Never will we see classic Muppets specials or the scarred Star Wars Christmas special on television. Continue reading
Probably one of the oldest debates in geek culture is Marvel vs DC. There are some who are so devoted to one publisher or the other that they cannot imagine the very thought of owning any piece of merch produced by the other, let alone watch any shows or movies… and forget about touching a comic! Now, if you have listened to Geek Watch One for any amount of time, you already know that I am a Marvel Man and Ken is team DC. I am certain that you have heard our arguments supporting each of our stances on this matter. But I have yet to give a full explanation on the matter. Continue reading
So a bunch of stuff happened this week: Fallout 4, Tomb Raider, the big Xbox One update and League of Legends pre-season. But instead of talking about those things I’m going to talk about what Nintendo did. As a reminder, two weeks ago this is the same company that said a mobile game was delayed and lost $4 billon. Continue reading
V: Tell us a little about yourself.
SG: I’m a librarian primarily working with teenagers, born and raised in NE Ohio. My brother says I found a perfect job to use my useless knowledge. I like to think of myself as a professional geek! My turn-offs are intolerant people… sorry, wrong form!