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The latest in Geek News and Features with members of the improv comedy troupe, Secret City Comics Society. Guests include: Joey Shope, Will Acker and Davey Linam.

0:38 – Sneak Peak at Marvel’s the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
1:37 – Neverwinter Video Game Review by Davey Linam
8:47 – Borderlands 2 – Psycho Pack Review by Joey Shope
12:21 – IDW Publishing – Kid’s Titles Comic Book Panels


The latest in Geek News and Features with members of the improv comedy troupe, Secret City Comics Society. Guests include: Joey Shope, Will Acker, and Davey Linam.

0:42 – Don’t Starve Video Game Review by Davey Linam
4:55 – Pokemon X & Y Announcement Report by Joey Shope
9:04 – EA Entertainment and the Star Wars Franchise by Joey Shope and Will Acker
17:38 – Dust Author James Ninness at http://jamesninness.com/
21:49 – Star Trek Into Darkness Sneak Peek

Neverwinter Beta – D&D MMO

Review by Davey Linam


One hundred years have passed since the Spellplague forever changed the magical and mysterious lands of Faerûn. Mighty empires fell and great cities toppled, leaving only monster-haunted ruins and survivors struggling to rebuild.

The city of Neverwinter, the Jewel of the North, seemed blessed by the gods. While the rest of the Sword Coast was devastated by the event, Neverwinter survived largely intact. But this was only a temporary reprieve from its inevitable doom. Nearly 75 years later, a volcanic eruption rained fire, ash and molten fury upon the city, annihilating everything in its wake.

Today, Neverwinter has restored much of its former glory. Lord Neverember of Waterdeep has taken the city under his protection and put forth a call to all adventurers and heroes of the Savage North to help rebuild Neverwinter in the hopes that one day he can lay claim to her throne and crown. But evil forces conspire in the dark places of the world, seeking to undermine all.

Neverwinter is a MMO based on the popular Dungeons and Dragons. Davey Linam has the review.

The Verdict

8Great

The Good: Fun team based system of fighting | User created quests and maps with the Foundry | Combat System requires strategy

The Bad: Pay to Win System – You have to pay to get certain advantages in the store

Don’t Starve

Don't StarvePubilsher: Klei Entertainment
Platform: PC
Review by Davey Linam

Don’t Starve is a 2D adventure/survival game from Klei Entertainment. You play as a mad scientist who is thrown to an unknown wilderness filled with crazy animals and monsters. In this world you only have one goal; Don’t Starve. You are able to set traps build tools and fight for your life. The game has a steep learning curve trying to figure out how each tool works and how to just survive the night.

Don't StarveUnlike the game, Minecraft, Don’t Starve gives you a menu on what is needed to build the items that you will use in the game. The in this game are very diverse and are visually stunning, like the science machine.

The creatures of this game are as beautiful as they are dangerous. The survival of this world takes time and practice before you are able to really explore the entire game. It took me a couple tries to just get past day three. Each playthrough taught me something new about the environment that I was “living” in. Like the fact that flower petals will heal you, or that green mushrooms cooked will heal your sanity. You also get to create the environment that you go into.

Through the menu you can change the amount of any material that the world will have. Also through playing the game, you are able to unlock more survivors that you can play that have different abilities. Each characters have witty dialog, accompanied by their own unique sound.

This game is currently on Steam for the PC for fifteen dollars.


The Verdict

7Good

The Good: The amazingly designed envoironment, characters, and creatures that are in the game.

The Bad: The very steep learning curve of the game may turn a new player off.


The latest in Geek News and Features with members of the improv comedy troupe, Secret City Comics Society. Guests include: Davey Linam, Dimithri Perera and Tom Haggard.

01:05 – Jim Lee Spotlight Panel at Wondercon
07:01 – Bioshock Infinite Video Game Review with Davey Linam
13:02 – Walking Dead Season 3 Discussion with Dimithri Perera and Tom Haggard

Olympus has Fallen

Disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers.

Review by Davey Linam

Release Date: March 22, 2013
Director:  Antoine Fuqua
Writers:  Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt

Cast:
Gerard Butler
Aaron Eckard
Morgan Freeman

Olympus Has Fallen is an exciting action movie/political thriller with great performances by Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman. Surprisingly this is a fairly plausible movie. Sure, the North Koreans may not be able to actually take over the White House, and why are all the Secret Service standing on the lawn like sitting ducks.

That aside, the plot and action was easy to follow and I enjoyed the ride quite a bit.
Gerard Butler was good and played a believable character. You could sense his feelings at the situation and the fatigue. There was also tension during the political moments between congress and Speaker of the House Morgan Freeman.

Olympus has Fallen is worth the full movie ticket price.

The Verdict

8Great

The Good: Edge of the seat action | Plausible political thriller | Believable performances

The Bad: You have to get past the main plot to enjoy the movie


The latest in Geek News and Features with members of the improv comedy troupe, Secret City Comics Society. Guests include: Davey Linam, Dimithri Perera and Krista Messer.

Topics:
00:28 – Olympus Has Fallen Movie Review – Davey Linam
05:02 – Comic Book Round Table – Dimithri Perera & Krista Messer
05:27 – Thor #6
08:22 – Walking Dead #108
13:36 – Batman #18
19:40 – Scott Snyder Talks about Superman Unchained – Wondercon


The latest in Geek News and Features featuring members of Improv Comedy Troupe – Secret City Comics Society. Guests include: Davey Linam, Melissa Kirkpatrick, and Joey Shope.

Topics:
01:20 – Tomb Raider Game Review by Davey Linam
04:32 – Disneyland Fantasy Faire Trip Review by Alan Ng
11:30 – Jack and the Giant Slayer Movie Review by Melissa Kirkpatrick
16:09 – Sim City Debacle featuring Davey Linam and Joey Shope
22:01 – Geek News