Monthly Archives: February 2012

Kickstarter Spotlight: Woe to the Living card game


I’ve been making a habit of prowling around Kickstarter these days pretty regularly. There’s something about putting your project out there for the world to judge that I find incredibly exciting and inspirational. I’ve also found some really awesome projects to back, and love the idea of putting the money right into the pocket of the creators.

Woe to the Living the card game grabbed my absolute attention the second I was on the page. The art style is arresting, it’s such a throwback to the pulp comic feel from back in the day. Horror that’s not just gore for the sake of gore, but the real classic Thing From The Black Lagoon, Dracula type stuff. I’ll admit to not knowing much about how the game worked when I decided to throw down my money and back it, but for $9 bucks for the game with shipping I really figured I didn’t have much to lose. You’re getting a game plus an awesome looking card deck that can be used for regular old poker, that’s tough to beat.

I decided pretty quickly that I wanted to feature the game makers here in our little spotlight column, and luckily they accepted! So, let’s learn a little more about Woe to the Living!

Weekly Wallpapers: These most definitely are the Star Wars wallpapers you’ve been looking for


Let’s be honest, any idiot could throw up a few pics of the Death Star and call this post done. But that would be too easy. And besides, I’m trying to give you readers something you might not run across every day. Something a little… outside the norm.

With that, please enjoy our little selection of Star Wars themed wallpapers. Just click the images to get at the full size, then save accordingly!

Build rides on the midway in card game Carnival


I’m what you could probably call a big theme park fanatic. If you listen to the podcast much you’d know how often the wife and I make a trek down to Disney World. In between that we make regular trips to other parks/carnivals/fairs what have you to search out interesting and fun new rides to try out. I fully admit I’m pretty lucky to have found someone that will go on any ride with me, even stupid fast and crazy high ones (not my video but we have been on it). Tilt-a-whirls, Merry-go-rounds, bouncy castles, you name it. I love all that shit.

So it’s probably no surprise that I was a bit excited to get my hands on Carnival, which is all about those rides that I love so much.

Realm Of The Mad God – Video Preview

On Monday I was browsing the Steam store, as I’m wont to do on a daily basis, and saw the release of a new free-to-play game that billed itself as “The co-op fantasy mmo shooter”. How could I NOT be intrigued by that? What the hell does that mean?

Being the diligent blogger that I like to think I am I downloaded the game and gave it a whirl. Hit the jump to see a little of what you can expect from Realm Of The Mad God.

Ep #00044 – Perpetual Geek Machine Podcast

Yeah. It happened. “Real Life” swept us up in its vicious, unrelenting grasp two weeks ago and we missed our regular schedule. Until we can figure out a way to make tons and tons of money off of this while blabbing about geeky stuff to kabillions of loyal listeners missing a show here and there is bound to happen.

Regardless, we’re sorry for letting you down but we’re back this week with another stellar episode of the Perpetual Geek Machine podcast!

Here’s the link to give Perpetual Geek Machine: Show #00044 a listen!

Weekly Wallpapers: Portal & Aperture Labs

Timely? Not by a long shot. But let’s be honest, Portal and Aperture Labs themed pictures are going to stay relevant FOREVER. Heck, even our collection here is but a mere tiny slice of the pictures that are floating around there on the ‘ol internet.

So download some, for science. You monster.

Kickstarter Spotlight: VivaJava: The Coffee Game

I always enjoy when we do one of these Kickstarter Spotlights. There’s so many great projects on there worth backing, and I love getting to know a little bit more about them and sharing all that info with you!

This time we were lucky enough to talk to Chris Kirkman from Dice Hate Me Games. He’s one of those fantastic stories that I think we can all be enviable of. For a long time Dice Hate Me was a game review / podcast site to cover the hobby that we loves so much. But then he took a step forward, and decided that in addition to covering games, he would start making them.

Their first game was called Carnival and now they’re running a Kickstarter campaign to fund and produce their second one, called VivaJava: The Coffee Game. Let’s learn a little more about it.

Courtney Taylor-Taylor Delivers A Dandy Rock ’N’ Roll Treaty With One Model Nation

omnheader.jpg.size-525Usually when I hear about musicians trying to expand their horizons and dip their toes into another medium’s pool, I openly reject the attempt and dismiss it as someone trying to take advantage of their fame. Whether that be to make themselves or someone else some money or to further some sort of artistic manifesto that really doesn’t mean a damn thing to me.

That being said, when I heard that Dandy Warhols lead singer Courtney Taylor-Taylor had written the graphic novel, One Model Nation, I was definitely intrigued. I’m a big enough fan of the band The Dandy Warhols to know that Taylor-Taylor is a bit of a weirdo, so I figured if he’s taken a stab at writing a graphic novel, it would definitely be worth a read.

A phone + QR laden die = Codigo Cube (A trivia game)

Codigo Cube is quite a simple game really. You roll the die filled with QR codes, snap it with a barcode scanner on your phone with web access and it’ll load a question for you to answer. The Codigo Cube website will keep track of the points for right or wrong answers which means all you need to do to play is scan and try and answer questions. Each side is a different category and is color coded, so you may know you’re going to get an Entertainment question (for example) but you never know which one until it loads.

Weekly Wallpapers: Legend of Zelda blowout!


We’ve all got our favorite Legend of Zelda. Mine will always and forever be Wind Waker. Sailing that ship around provided a feeling of exploration I have rarely seen matched in a videogame. The art styles have changed dramatically over the years and from game to game, but luckily for us they’re always unique.

Today we have a total of 8 wallpapers for you to download and enjoy, they’re full rez images, so just drag and drop them to your desktop!

A marriage made possible by Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer

I feel like most people agree that Valentine’s Day is sort of a sham. I mean, it is. Luckily my wife and I both fall into that category and I know I don’t have to go jumping through hoops on some arbitrary day to make her happy.

Movie reivew: The Grey. Need a movie where a man punches a wolf in the face? It’s got ya covered.

I have come to the realization that I sometimes get more excited to see one scene in a movie than the movie as a whole. For example, I could not wait to for the moment in Air Force One, when Harrison Ford gruffly commands, “Get off my plane!” I’ve seen the movie a bunch of times, but I usually endure it once more so I can savor that perfect moment of pure testosterone bliss as Harrison Ford Breaks Gary Oldman’s neck and throws him off the plane. I think I did it again with “The Grey.” I really like Liam Neeson, and the trailers for the movie seemed promising. However, it only took a brief shot at the end of the trailer of Liam Neeson breaking bottles and taping them to his hands that made me realize my life would never be complete unless I watched him punch a wolf in the face.

Weekly Wallpaper: Green Lantern New Guardians

In brightest day, in blackest night,
No evil shall escape my sight
Let those who worship evil’s might,
Beware my power… Green Lantern’s light!

Now that the Green Lantern New Guardians are around, we have tons of lantern colors to choose from, which means good things if you’re looking for a themed background collection or need one in a particular color. We’ve got them all here, so don’t you fear!

A look at the Dungeons and Dragons: Heroes of the Feywild options book

dnd_products_dndacc_317310000_pic3_enNo matter what flavor of Dungeons and Dragons you play, the game is rooted in fantasy. I’m willing to bet that most of us were introduced to the world of fantasy in the same way, through Fairy Tales told to us when we were tiny children.

Witches casting spells on innocent little girls. Magical beasts frolic in mythical forests. Animal monsters prowl the countryside looking for a tasty meal. Players Option: Heroes of the Feywild capitalizes on these themes beautifully.

I will admit, for the longest time when I heard ‘Feywild’ I would just think fairies and cuteness, but flipping through the introductory chapter really got my creative juices flowing with awesome ideas for both characters and adventures.

The book serves to give the player more options to creating a compelling character, similar to the Heroes of Shadow book that came out a few months back. Let’s take a closer look, shall we?