Feature, Gaming, News, Video Games

Geekti.me Weekly News Roundup

Happy Saturday! It’s been quite a week! Did you miss anything? Thats cool we got ya covered, here is the latest and greatest in the news for this week from our friends at other websites. Enjoy!

X-Com2 has been announced. And It looks really fun!

Gamestop out bid Hot Topic to buy Nerd loot website Think Geek as they take a dive into the collectable market.

Looks like Sony is ready to drop a 1TB PS4.

Xbox One too. 1TB and remodeled controller.

Fallout 4! Thats all I have to say about that.

Crazy cool looking Star Wars RPG for mobile based after Return of the Jedi

Dark Souls 3 maybe?

Rumor got out that Nintendo’s NX machine will run on an Android OS. Then Nintendo squashed squashed it.

Soon we will see an update to Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae. A update to a demo? Why not.

Dragon Ball Super has a date! We here at Geektime are quite excited.

Did I miss anything? I’m sure I did. Let me know in the comments or on twitter! Have a great weekend everyone!

Editorial, Gaming, News, Video Games

The Misadventures of Tron Bonne: Now Available on PSN

After catching a glimpse of this, often forgotten, PSOne game in a toy store many years ago and not having the foresight to purchase it, I now have the great fortune, as do you dear reader, to digitally purchase as many copies of The Misadventures of Tron Bonne as I’d like!

The Playstation Network is now allowing users to purchase a copy of the unfortunately named Megaman Legends prequel for $4.99 for use with the Playstation Vita and the Playstation 3 systems. This will come as a relief to many as most used copies of the game run for anywhere between $90 – $150 on eBay or Amazon, and you can pretty much forget getting a shrink-wrapped copy for less than $250.

For those not in the know, The Misadventures of Tron Bonne follows the titular Tron Bonne in a prequel adventure set in the Megaman Legends universe. She must collect 1,000,000,000 zenny to buy back her family’s freedom from a rival air pirate named Mr. Loathe. Not having gotten too far into the game, this is as much as I can say about it, but you better believe that I’ll have my formal run-down of this title in my Beastly Backlog series soon as I’ve been wanting to check this out for quite some time. Now to casually delete that .iso file that found its way on my a friend’s computer recently.

Culture, Film & TV, News, Videos

“Ultimate Christian Wrestling” Needs Your Help!

At the New Orleans Film Festival last year I had the great pleasure of seeing a fantastic documentary about a small Christian Wrestling community in Georgia, appropriately titled Ultimate Christian Wrestling. The film was genuine in tone, focused on a very interesting group and their motivations, very funny throughout without belittling the beliefs of those shown, and a very human tale about dreams and how the road to achieve those goals can get so very twisted.

The version of the film that I saw was apparently an incomplete cut, according to director team Jae-Ho Chang and Tara Autovino during the Q&A that followed. Now, there is a Kickstarter campaign that has a week left and is a little over halfway towards its goal. If you’re at all interested in independent film, documentary filmmaking, or having a hand in assisting those that work in those fields, please consider contributing, and even if you can’t contribute sharing the link can help out tremendously.

I’d love to see this film in its final form and you’d really be in for a treat if you gave yourself the opportunity too.

The Kickstarter campaign can be found HERE and the film’s Facebook page can be found HERE.

eSports, Feature, Film & TV, News

AZUBU Who? – New Streaming Site Takes Gamers by Storm

After own3d.tv‘s untimely demise following numerous streamers revealing the company’s poor business practices, streamers and viewers alike have been looking for a new home for spectator gaming.  While many streamers have successfully transitioned to own3d.tv‘s former competitor Twitch.tv, others have made the jump to a new challenger to the streaming business: AZUBU.tv.

Azubu, a German/Korean video game media company, has been involved in e-sports for the past two years.  Azubu began by sponsoring major Korean tournaments, and then by sponsoring two League of Legends teams – Azubu Frost and Azubu Blaze, now known as CJ Entus Frost and CJ Entus Blaze) and multiple Starcraft 2 players including viOLet and Symbol.  However, earlier this year, Azubu surprised everyone by not renewing its contracts with its League of Legends teams and announcing a partnership with American team Counter-Logic Gaming (CLG) to create a new streaming platform.  Now, three months later, AZUBU.tv is up and running and bringing in tens-of-thousands of viewers already.

AZUBU.tv offers a cloud-based streaming platform that replaces traditional buffering methods.  It also features tailor-made experiences for different devices, listing computers, tablet PCs, smart phones, and smart TV as examples on the AZUBU.tv website.  The site features primarily Starcraft 2 and League of Legends streamers (Each of the members of CLG hold a spot on the top-10 watched streams), but is likely to expand to Dota 2 and World of Tanks players soon.

AZUBU.tv has a nice and clean interface, and I’ve yet to experience any problems watching the streams in high definition.  The website itself can be a bit confusing to navigate, but that’s a small complaint compared to the level of quality AZUBU.tv offers – especially for a brand-new service.

As the streaming service to fill own3d.tv’s spot as twitch.tv’s main competitor, AZUBU.tv is on its way to being a big name in the streaming community.

eSports, Feature, News

Adidas Steps into the E-Sports Scene with The Copenhagen Wolves

Earlier last week, sports clothing and footwear brand Adidas signed on to sponsor Denmark’s biggest professional gaming organisation, the Copenhagen Wolves.  The sponsorship includes Adidas-produced gear for the Wolves as well as providing official apparel for fans of the European gaming team.  Adidas is the first non-gaming sponsor for the Wolves, who are already sponsored by gaming gear designer SteelSeries and Scandinavian tech company Komplett.

The Copenhagen Wolves currently have 3 wins and 10 losses, making them the last place team in the European League of Legends Challenger Series (LCS).  However, with the return of their star player (Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg, AP mid) and the newfound support of Adidas, the Wolves are on a warpath to take down the dominant EU teams and restore their name as a dominant force in the League of Legends professional scene.

Find out more about the Copenhagen Wolves by checking out their official website and their profile on the official League of Legends E-Sports site.  The Wolves are scheduled to play against Fnatic (8W – 3L, 2nd place in EU LCS standings) this Saturday at 17:00 CET.


Feature, Gaming, News

Wind Waker Remake to Debut at Premium Price?

Nintendo of America is set to release an HD remake of Gamecube classic Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker later this year. The news was well-met by fans, and not an unsurprising move. Nintendo recently released a slew of titles remade for Wii from various IPs that were updated to include motion controls. These games were also sold at a lower price point, around $40.

A recent Amazon posting by Nintendo themselves indicates that the new Wind Waker remake will command a premium price: $60. Fans of the game have undoubtedly played the original to completion many times, and this price may raise more eyebrows than revenue.

Culture, Feature, News

The Week in Geek!

Hello Geekti.me readers! Welcome to my new weekly segment! THE WEEK IN GEEK. GeekTi.me is, for the most part, known as more of an opinion/editorial blog. We also have a wonderful weekly podcast! We are not necessarily known for our breaking news, but I am here to put a stop to that! Well this may not be breaking news. But it is news that affects you and I will be dropping all of this wonderful information to you once a Saturday!

(Editor’s Note: *cough*)

So let’s get started. These are the geeky things that have happened this week!

New Pokemon TV App available for a tablet or smartphone near you!

Have you ever wanted to watch the Pokemon TV show on your iPhone? No? Well now you can! Our friends at the Pokemon Company have released an official Pokemon TV app that will allow you to watch your favorite episodes! They have the episodes sorted by regions (Johto, Kanto, etc.) and plan to drop weekly episodes and special showings of the movies! Download it now and catch them all!


Aliens Colonial Marines is finally out! And Everyone hates it!

Yes the long awaited Aliens movie sequel turned video game has finally made it to store shelves. What are the critics saying about it? They hate it! Will you? Thats for you to decide and me not to care! Rumor is, Gearbox didn’t even make the game! Can’t be that bad right? You can get the new Aliens game at your local retail for the low price of $59.99 (unless otherwise stated.)


Taco Bell announces Cool Ranch Locos Tacos!

Taco Bell has announced the soon to be released Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos via Twitter this week, Causing all of their followers to throw up a little in their mouths. I know! I can’t wait either!!


Skyrim DLC comes to something other than the XB360!

We have all been waiting for this folks! A working version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on the PS3! Oh wait… what? It’s the DLC that has been out forever on the Xbox? Does that mean I still can’t go in the water without my game freezing? Well crap. Must be why they are offering it half off…I mean, Yay! New DLC!!


Nancy Pelosi compares “game violence” size with Japan

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi inadvertently blames Japan for gun violence in America! Well, not really. But she does compare gaming violence and gun violence, claiming Japan has more violent video games than anywhere else in the world and much less gun violence. I guess that means everyone should move to Japan! Yay!


Nintendo announces many things in this weeks Nintendo Direct

This weeks Nintendo Direct directs people to buy the 3DS handheld game system with a plethora of game announcements. All the while the Wii U sits in the corner and waits it’s turn for a price drop  the spotlight. Nintendo also announces that 2013 is the year of Luigi, with our 2nd  favorite turtle stomping plumber getting the spotlight in more than a few games coming out this year.


Egypt Bans youtube from its people

In a strange turn of events, all of the people in Egypt cannot watch YouTube due to a ban because a documentary that most likely had way too many cats in it. Egypt’s government apparently wanting to troll its whole country said it “Was for the LoLz.” Ok… maybe I made that last part up.


Meteor explodes over small town in Russia

The Earth had a near miss this week as meteor exploded over a small town in russia. While there were injuries most likely due to the explosions sonic boom knocking everyone on their butts, there were no casualties. And while everyone in the small town of Russia were probably scared $—less everyone on the internet watching talked about how cool it looked. All the while Russians asked where Bruce Willis was to save them from impending doom. Americans found him on the big screen with the release of A Good Day to Die Hard.


Thats all the news I have for today! Thanks for tuning in. And check back next week while I read my local news paper!


The Week in Geek (April 8)

GeekTi.me has never really been known for it’s super news coverage. Admittedly, we pride ourselves on our opinion and editorial focus. But hey. Everyone can use a little news. This is a new segment called “The Week in Geek.” Several of the writers and I have picked up on a few news stories over the last week, and we’re delivering them to you in nice, bite sized chunks of newsy goodness. Have a look at the week that was geek…the week of April 8th, 2012.

In just an absolute shocker, Electronic Arts was voted 2012’s “Worst Company in America,” according to The Consumerist. The video game giant managed to beat out Bank of America for the prestigious award, but they remain unfazed by the entire ordeal and are taking it in stride. Perhaps they’re hoping that gay rights campaign will make everyone happy with them or something.

In the biggest buyout of an app ever, Facebook purchased photography app/company Instagram for $1 billion. Mark Zuckerberg has said that Instagram will remain Instagram, complete with the ability to share to other social networks or not share at all. Some call this a dumb move, given Instagram’s relative “fad-ish” position in the industry, but Facebook now essentially owns it’s only real photo sharing competition. Call it a minor win.


Iran could be looking at it’s own special national intranet. Despite officials denying claims that they’re cutting the country off of the internet, there are some pretty shady things happening in this story. There is a planned “information network” that will be exclusively intranet for the country, but Communication Minister Reza Taghipour did not confirm or deny the internet cut. This would effectively kill Google and any other “non-sanctioned” website in Iran.

If you’re looking at getting Nokia’s new Lumia 900, you should probably jump on that during the coming week. If you purchase one of the phones from AT&T before April 21st, you’ll get a $100 rebate for the phone. Seeing as the thing costs $100, you’re getting it free. And don’t worry if you already bought one. You should be seeing a $100 credit on your bill.

Former Intel employee Biswamohan Pani pleaded guilty to stealing super fat cash amounts of “valuable computer chip manufacturing and design documents” from Intel. The purpose of doing this? To help him get ahead at AMD. Now Pani is a federal criminal (facing up to 100 combined years for his five counts of fraud) and AMD didn’t get into a lick of trouble after firing him back in 2008.

What a world for new Sony CEO Kaz Hirai to step into, huh? The man had to announce fiscal year losses of around $6.4 billion. To cap that off, the company is cutting 10,000 employees moving into fiscal 2012. Meanwhile, they’ll be trying to push growth by focusing on “digital imaging, gaming, and mobile” as 70% of the company.

According to Britain’s Xbox World Magazine, the next Xbox could be housing 16 CPU cores. What does this mean? Well, it all depends on the power of the cores. (Something we have no idea about.) That could make the difference between a super powerful machine and a meaningless number.

Nicholas Merrill, the man who will keep your private info private (image from CNET)

An internet provider that doesn’t hand your information out willy nilly? How crazy! Maybe not so much. A man named Nicholas Merrill is doing his hardest to create a telecommunication service that will make sure your private information stays private. Merrill will be using “all legal and technical means to resist having to hand over information,” meaning that if the FBI comes a-knocking for some kind of unfortunate reason, Merrill will be the one that looks down and whispers “No.”

Some of you may be following the whole Dan Harmon/Chevy Chase fiasco that’s been brewing over the last few weeks, but this is another tipping point. After Harmon released a voicemail left by Chase calling the show Community a “mediocre sitcom” and generally hating on it, it’s highly unlikely that we’ll be seeing Pierce in a fourth season of the show. Though it’s potentially unlikely we’ll see a fourth season at all, given the show’s drastic ratings drop. Tragic.

And to close us out, let’s take a visit to Caine’s Arcade (Because everyone loves human interest stories.) A 9-year-old boy named Caine with a creative mind took it upon himself to create a cardboard arcade outside of his dad’s used auto parts store. By all rights it’s pretty awesome, but it didn’t take off until a man named Nirvan Mullick stumbled across it one day. Have a look at what happened: