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Happy Holidays From Geeks of Doom!
February 24th, 2013 at 7:00 pm | |
December 25th, 2012 at 3:00 pm | |
LCS 2012: Support Your Local Comic Shop
All of us at Geeks of Doom wish a very happy holiday season to our readers, friends, and fans all around the World!
March 12th, 2012 at 7:00 pm | |
Join Us For Our 2012 Academy Award Liveblog
If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past few weeks, chances are you have heard about the latest social issue flooding the Internet, the media, and hipster activists everywhere. Well, this geek sat down and thought to himself, “How can I make a difference for people I care about, and things I care about?”
Folks, here’s my answer: LCS 2012.
Basically what I’m proposing is that if you buy comics (and if you’re a reader of Geeks of Doom, that’s a pretty solid bet), I urge you to do as I do — Support your local comic shop.
Local comic shops are very high on the list of endangered geeks species. “They’re just another business,” I hear you say. But even as you say that, you know that’s not true. Local comic shops are something so much more than just a business, and they need our help [...]
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February 26th, 2012 at 6:55 pm | |
February 26th, 2012 at 3:29 pm | |
Happy Holidays From Geeks Of Doom 2011
The stars, the spectacle, the glamor that represents Hollywood’s best achievements all comes to a head tonight, when ABC broadcasts the 84th Annual Academy Awards, at 7PM Eastern, 4PM Pacific, live from the Hollywood and Highland Center (formerly known as the Kodak Theatre). And who better to host than a living legend, Billy Crystal?
The Geeks of Doom crew will be live-blogging the event right here, beginning an hour earlier, at 6PM Eastern/ 3PM Pacific, so we don’t miss the pageantry of the red carpet arrivals [...]
December 25th, 2011 at 11:00 am | |
I Hurricane NY
Happy Holidays from all of us at Geeks Of Doom. [...]
August 28th, 2011 at 12:47 am | |
Heads-Up: SteelSeries 10th Anniversary Giveaway
We here at the main GoD headquarters in the New York City “Zone C” area are bracing for Hurricane Irene, which is set to hit tomorrow (Sunday) morning. As we get ready to shut down for the night, the seriously heavy rains and winds have already begun, so if things are quiet here at GeeksofDoom.com tomorrow, chances are either the power/internet went out and/or we’re busy bailing water.
In the meantime, here’s some gems I learned from the stellar local round-the-clock news coverage of Hurricane Irene:
– Sheepshead Bay is a bay, that’s how it got it’s name.
– Do not try to stand outside in the hurricane, even though you see the news reporters doing it [they are immune to the affects of harsh weather!].
– Hurricanes are bad.
– The surf is getting frothier and frothier.
– Water is wet.
– We’re screwed. [...]
March 3rd, 2011 at 1:16 pm | |
Blog: Leaving Disney World & Universal Studios Orlando
Just a friendly tip from one geek to another—SteelSeries is running a 10th Anniversary giveaway for computer gamers the likes of which I do not think I have ever seen.
Anyone in the know is aware that SteelSeries is pretty much the grandfather of PC gaming accessories, and like all good grandparents they’re showering us geeks with gifts aplenty.
If you go to their site and bear through a super quick sign-up process where you are asked to select your favorite SteelSeries mouse, keyboard, headset, mouse pad and even a pair of gamer glasses (which are suppose to help reduce eye strain from the long hours of staring at your monitor), you’ll be entered into their big ‘Decade’ giveaway. [...]
January 22nd, 2011 at 3:02 pm | |
Dave3 and I are heading back now to Geeks of Doom headquarters in New York after having enjoyed a much-need vacation here in Orlando, FL, staying at the Disney World Resort and also spending a full day at Universal Studios Orlando. We got to go to Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which was one of the highlights of the trip, so I’ll be doing a separate report on that in the future.
Thanks to all of you who entered our Disney World Postcard & Theme Park Prize Contest. The winners were chosen, and all 25 postcards sent from Disney World. Also, the item for the Grand Prize Winner was purchased and sent directly from the Disney World Resort, so lucky winner, expect your prize in about 10 days.
If you entered the Disney World Postcard & Theme Park Prize Contest, be sure to continue reading below to find out how you can win an extra prize!
The turnout for this contest was great and it was wonderful reading all of your entries, learning all about what you love about Disney. I tried my hardest to choose postcards that matched your Disney likes. While I could only select 25 people to send to, I truly wish I could have sent one to everyone who entered. I’m blessed to have such an awesome readership, and I hope all of you winners enjoy your postcard [...]
The Story Of How Wil Wheaton Found Himself In J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Trek’
November 6th, 2009 at 6:54 pm | |
For the Horde! Geeks of Doom Style
Wil Wheaton is something of a fanboy favorite for the people. He’s a former child star, best known as the lead in the Rob Reiner adaptation of Stephen King’s Stand by Me, and also as Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He’s done tons of other stuff along with these two better-known titles, but the best thing about him is that he’s grown into a regular everyday guy and fan of many things geek, which puts him high on our list of coolest celebrities in the universe.
One thing that we didn’t know about Mr. Wheaton — and you probably didn’t know it either — is that he was actually in J.J. Abrams‘ Star Trek. That’s right, Wes Crusher of Next Generation was in the new Trek.
On the official Wil Wheaton blog, the actor and writer shared the whole story yesterday, and it is quite the amusing tale indeed. [...]
March 1st, 2009 at 4:38 pm | |
Unless you’ve been living under a rock somewhere in Ashenvale for the past 3 months chances are you’ve been noticing how big Wraith of the Lich King has been for World of Warcraft. With a retooling of the game in the near future and the addition of achievements, new raids to come and what seems to be a never ending stream of pwnage, its no wonder so many old fans and noobs alike are picking this game out and drawing battle lines for the never ending struggle between the Alliance and the Horde.
Well Lok’ Tar! My friends, because two members of the Geeks of Doom Warcraft Guild (lovingly referred to as GoDs), along with some very cool Horde players, took one home for the Horde with the slayings of all four main leaders of the so called ‘Alliance’! So first and foremost, congrats to Doomhammre and Tarsonus (yeah, me) on their Epic Black Bear Mounts. Just remember, Mr. Wolfcastle from Simpson’s said it best. “Zee goggles. Dey do Nothing!!”.
Now to inform on how we did our mass slaying all in one night. First we stormed the boat in Darkshore to gain our way to Exodar, home to the otherworldly Draenei. We charged in with lightning speed as we weaved our way past guards and right onto the pedestal where Prophet Velen stood. It was a short fight this one, as the alliance have all but forsaken Exodar and Darnassius. After we gave him the final farewell, it was back out, and on the boat to the home of the Night elves. The next on our ‘Death List Four’ was High priestess Tyrande Whisperwind…
Happy Holidays 2008 from Geeks of Doom
December 25th, 2008 at 1:05 pm | |
Happy Holidays Readers of Doom,
Wow! This has been an amazing year for Geeks of Doom. Together, our team of selfless contributors has helped us publish over 1,750 articles this year — reviews, features, news items, and opinion pieces from every corner of the geeky spectrum.
Our team of contributors has grown exponentially. So many AWESOME people have decided to freely pitch-in and help make Geeks of Doom what it is. We’re nothing without our contributors and you all help create a fresh and interesting place for geeks like us to hang out and opine off a cliff. Thank you, guys and gals of DOOM! I mean it. THANK YOU!
We made a lot of great new friends in the film blogger community as well. Thank you all for your friendship and all the help along the way: David, Devindra, Adam, Peter, Alex, Kelvin, Vic, Neil, Mike, Wil (please forgive me if I left someone out. I’m still rockin’ a pretty big Francis Ford Coppola wine hangover). You each rule mightily in your own way. Thanks for being both friends and examples to us. Every day is a learning experience and you all make learning waaay more fun then school ever did…
Coping with RL through MMORPG: My Life as a Cow Person, Part II
November 20th, 2008 at 2:19 pm | |
This is going to be the second installment of the true-life accounts of a cow person, just trying to make it in the world, and his IRL alter ego’s battle through depression and life changes. (To catch up, here’s Part I.)
Right before I left that morning, I said goodbye to all my guildies, unsure of what to expect when I reached the hospital. Tarsonus was relaxing, ready for sleep after a long night of leveling out in the Blasted Lands. I wandered to an inn, to be sure I could level with ease once I returned home later. As I logged out, I knew today was going to be one of the hardest of my life.
August 4th, 2008 is a day in my life I will never forget. It was blistering hot, the sun was bearing down on everyone outside that day. Everywhere I looked it seemed like such a peaceful day. Everyone buzzed about their business, my friends and I made jokes, I chain smoked cigarette after cigarette. Everything seemed normal, except that we were outside of the hospital and my mother was upstairs, hooked up to machines to make her breathe, slowly slipping away from me and everyone else who loved her. I felt horrible at the time for thinking, but I didn’t want to be there. I didn’t want to be anywhere. Even Azeroth had lost its shine and shimmer for me at this time. Dalvengyr (my server) was no longer my sanctuary from the outside world, simply another reminder that time eventually passed and things changed. Outside, my friends chattered on and I am sure I did too, though I couldn’t tell you the conversation. I hated everything and everyone for feeling normal. For being able to smile without a false sense of hope…
Coping with RL through MMORPG: My Life as a Cow Person, Part I
October 18th, 2008 at 4:07 pm | |
This is going to be the true life accounts of a cow person, just trying to make it in the world, and his IRL alter ego’s battle through depression and life changes.
You see, on July 7th, one day after my birthday, a good friend finally convinced me to try playing World of Warcraft. Upon getting the 10-day free trial, I was stumped as to what kind of Toon I should make. The guild I was destined to join was Horde, so it limited my options. I finally decided on a Druid, as I have always been fond of nature, and I mean, Shat is a druid, so that pretty much sealed the deal. This pretty much meant I had to be a ‘Cow Person.’ Taurens, the gentle giant of the Horde. My friend started up a Tauren Hunter, and soon we were in the heart of Mulgore–Bloodhoof Village. The breeze coming off the plains and the Kodos, ah, this was home. We spent the first day alive wandering around, doing random quests and taking treks to both Thunder Bluff and Orgrimmar. It was simply epic.
During this time in my real life, a big event was going on. My mother, very ill for years and years, began to take a turn for the worse. She was always in the hospital, and I would only really get to see her once every few weeks. I just kept [...]
… And We’re Back
September 20th, 2008 at 9:05 pm | |
Long story short:
- Server go BOOM, frowns all around
- Server restored
- Server moved to new location
- End result: We’re back …
Thanks for your patience during the outage.
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