CollegeHumor coming to an end

college-humor-logThe one time online comedy juggernaut is facing the end. After 21 years CH has been sold by their parent company, IAC/InterActive Corp., and layed-off over 100 employees in the process. CH’s streaming service will still be live for another six months, and with this time Sam Reich (majority owner) will be trying to save the service. This is a trend we have seen before with the collapse of Cracked.com’s wildly successful YouTube channel. Many of these sites took a hit after over investing in video content after false numbers published by Facebook showed that Facebook was close to YouTube in the online video market.

Next Show: Interview with Director/Writer Nora K, Fortnite Youtuber Banned, and Joker 2 Discussions

Interview with Nora K, Fortnite Ban, Joker 2

Hey all! This week we start things off with an interview with Nora K. Nora is the director and writer of the award winning series ‘Whisper Naked Shadow’. This was a very interesting talk as we discuss the series and the process of bringing an idea to theaters across the world.

Next we talk about the lifetime Fortnite ban of Jarvis Khattri for cheating with an aimbot. We open with pure opinion then follow up with some reasoning. We also respond to Ninja’s statement. This segment is not G rated.

Lastly we talk about the Joker 2 announcement and the performance of the first Joker. As is typically with all Joker talk, we get off track fast.

Next Show: Game Award Nominations and Reviews for Death Stranding, Pokemon and Fallen Order!

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Hey all! This week we are reviewing Death Stranding, Pokemon Shield, and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. We also have a lot of news to catch up on.

Daniel was in charge on Death Stranding. I game where you play as Fed Ex Norman Reedus and hang out with a baby…according to the ads. Daniel argues there is “Like So Much More” to the game. Although he admits there is a lot of delivering things.

Frank ,myself, played Pokemon Shield. I was itching for this game. It is exactly what I wanted growing up. A 3D Pokemon game that let me feel like I was in the world. Did Pokemon Shield live up to little Franky’s hopes and dream?

Squeaks has been playing Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. His review could probably be boiled down to a line he told me early this week, “It’s like Tomb Raider but I have the Force”. That’s VERY high praise from Squeaks. We will hear how the pacing and combat effects the feeling of being a Jedi.

We also have the Game Awards Nominees announced. We will go over the nominees and make our votes live!

Next Show: 3 Hours Later + Geek Freaks Crossover!

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Hey all! This week Alex from 3 Hours Later joins Frank to talk about X019 that announced some big upcoming things for XBOX. We also go over some classic “Who Would Win in a Fight” contests. Lastly we discuss some of the life as a podcaster. Working with co-hosts, playing the social media game, and expanding your listener-ship.

The X019 from the UK gave us big updates of classics like Halo: Reach and Sea of Thieves. We also got a look at Everwild, a new title from Rare. And then there was the game play from Minecraft Dungeons. This is a dungeon crawler in the Minecraft world with new creatures to fight and the classic role playing classes to choose from.

For the “Who Would Win in a Fight” we had some classic duels. We pulled these from a Buzzfeed article with 17,000 fan votes each. Some of the big ones have been like Darth Vader vs Voldemort, Quicksilver vs Flash, and Deadpool vs Wolverine.

Lastly we talk about podcasting and 3 Hours Later. We are lucky enough to be in the same network with amazing creators and we talk about working with other shows and how we have adapted to me listeners demands.

PS. This episode is releasing on both Alex’s and Frank’s B-Days. Give them some love on twitter. 🙂

Next Show: Alex Schumacher Interview, Call of Duty and Outer Worlds Reviews

Alex Schumacher Interview, Call of Duty and Outer Worlds Reviews

Hey all! This week we talk with Alex Schumacher. Writer and Artist of “Decades of (in)Experience” and “Mr. Butterchips. Decades follows an average 34 year old as he struggles to balance a career as a creator and a healthy relationship. It’s a story of surviving in a world that expects so much while providing little direction or help. Mr. Butterchips is reminiscent of the underground comics that started a revolution in comics bring the “kids” medium into the alleys were people were sharing truths. Mr. Butterchips shows the the world and how it works; weather or not you wanted to know. You can find Alex’s work on his site at alexschumacherart.com. Be sure to dive in the archives to experience the growth of the character and Alex as an artist.

Next is our Call of Duty review. CoD returned to form with it’s latest installment, Modern Warfare. Much like it’s name sake, Modern Warfare gives you an expansive campaign that explores warfare in our times. You also get the multiplayer that made CoD a house hold name and one of Activision Blizzard’s tent pole franchises.

Lastly is Outer Worlds. Obsidian Entertainment brought the heat with this answer to Fallout. They developed Fallout 1 and 2 then made Fallout New Vegas. Needless to say, they new what they were doing. With Outer Worlds, they took a familiar formula and perfected the game play, art design, and story. So basically everything. This plays much faster and almost feels lighter than simialr games. It’s Time Dilation aim assist is what VATS should be. The design of this world and it’s inhabitants is stunning. Bright and full of life. And the story has you truly weighing your option with no clear path. No black and white, all grays.

This Month in Geekdom: October 2019

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Hey all! This was a very busy month in Geekdom. Our Freebie games covered QUBE 2, Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, Surviving Mars, and Minit. Our Podcast was packed with an interview with Mindy Indy, Reviews for Joker and Breakpoint. We recapped all of the Arrowverse so you can go into the current season informed. It was our first Comic Book Club with Watchmen. And finally we both had an in depth conversation about Boycott Blizzard then our Normal BlizzCon coverage. A difficult situation that we approached with sources and an open mind.

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On our YouTube channel we kicked thing off strong with our Diddy Kong Racing Retro Rewind. The most played game of my childhood. This was a racer that gave you a small open world to be your starting point.

The Freebie Games this were very fun and different in gameplay. From a civilization builder like Surviving Mars to a sequel to a past Freebie Alan Wake’s American Nightmare.

We had many MiniCast this month including our interview with comic creator Mindy Indy. We discussed here new comic Aer Head. We also had an extensive chat about Joker with and without spoilers.

Next Show: BlizzCon 2019 Predictions

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Hey all! This is our Blizzcon Pregame show. We go over the Blizzcon titles and discuss what we expect to see and some of our long shots.

Heroes of the Storm has a dormant eSports division and a skeleton crew keeping up maintenance. We want to see this game get some love. Bring back the eSports and possible set up a new rewards system.

  Hearthstone has been all over the news, and not for good reasons. We talk about what this presentation will look like with the Boycott Blizzard clouds over head.

  Diablo is about to have a big year. All the leaks show that we are getting Diablo 4! What will a new Diablo look like? Will we get new classes? New gameplay? How will they change one of the staple games in the Blizzard library?

  StarCraft has been quiet. Recent news from Kotaku.com explains that a StarCraft FPS was in the works but had been shuttered to focus on a new Diablo and Overwatch. We will probably get some cosmetic updates but not much more.

  Overwatch is about to make a splash. All signs show we are getting OVERWATCH 2. So hyped! We are really hoping for a campaign focused sequel. New champs and maps as well of course. 

  World of Warcraft is my most played game, therefore the most anticipated. We should be getting a new expansion. Probably Shadowlands like the famous leak says. I really hope we hear how Classic affects the future of retail wow. All in all, it’s shaping up to be an awesome BlizzCon! Stick with us for all the big announcements!

Next Show: Our First Comic Book Club!

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Hey all! This week is our very first Comic Book Club. Our goal with CBC is to review and discuss some of the biggest staples in comic book history. We will go over both the story itself and it’s importance in comics.

First is Watchmen by Alan Moore. We came in with a bang! This might be the most important comic book for modern readers because in made adult themed comics main stream. Dark stories that talked mature topics existed before Watchmen but none were as successful or acclaimed. After Watchmen, the world had to start paying attention to the medium as a source for storytelling that was previously ignored and chalked up to child’s play.

We will introduce the creators of Watchmen, writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons. Go over the quick synopsis of a New York with caped vigilantes. Discuss some of Watchmen’s special highlights like the Nine panel layout and the comic with a comic “Tales of the Black Freighter”. Then for the bulk of the review will go go over the entire story from start to finish. We finish thing with sequels, film, and series.

As this is our first CBC we ask for your feedback even more than usual. This is a ‘heaver’ subject than the other comics we will be going over, so expect them to generally be shorter. Any advice would be appreciated!

Next Show: Arcade vs Pass, Boycott Blizzard, Breakpoint Review, Arrowverse Recap

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Hey all! This week we start with Apple Arcade vs Google Pass Play. Both are really a good deal being only $5 a month. In the end it comes down to selection and game development. We then review Ghost Recon Breakpoint. The latest in the Ghost Recon acts as a sequel to Wildlands with Nomad taking the lead again. We are in a very new environment with many new features but some of the excellent controls we’ve come to expect from Tom Clancy games. Next is a tough one for us. We discuss the scandal out of Blizzard over their ban of a player who endorsed the Hong Kong protests on a post-match stream. As a Blizzard fans we are hurt to see such actions from Blizzard, especially with the approaching BlizzCon coverage we have planned for the podcast. Lastly we do a full recap of the Arrowverse. This is the last season of Arrow and first season of Batwomen. The absolute best time to join the fandom. we go over all the shows and give you a quick rundown of each season so your ready to jump into the current stories.

Next Show: Joker Review, Aer Head Interview, and NYCC

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Hey all! First thing first, we are adjusting the podcast thumbnails to be a streamlined and simplified design. The original design was meant to simulate our main logo but it unfortunately crazy a busy lower third and makes reading the title somewhat difficult. Hope you like the new look.
The first thing we are talking about this week is the new Joker Film. We will start spoiler free then get into all the details. This is one of those movies you must go to dinner afterwards so you can process the message of this movie with friends. The slow mental decent of Arthur Fleck was heart wrenching and triumphant. At story feels both impossible and very true.
Next is our interview with Mindy Indy about here new comic book “Aer Head”. Aer Head is a comic that follows Aer (lifeguard/surfer) as he struggles to control he’s ESP. The art style is much like the an 80’s cartoon or an anime and challenge the reader by morphing comic book panel norms. Lastly we go over the news out of New York comic Con. New comic series and trailers are abound and we are hyped to discuss them!

This Month in Geekdom

Hey all! We are going to try a new monthly post about everything we published over the month. We’ll go over the podcast first than they YouTube channel.

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This month we released five episodes of the podcast. Starting off was our D23 episode that covered all the announcements including the Obi Wan series and Spider-Man leaving the MCU. In this episode we also had our interview with Mark Verma, the creator of “Grain”.
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Next we talked about the upcoming holiday events coming to Disneyland and Universal Studios. We also went over our Top 5 theme park rides. It’s always fun to do these top 5’s. They were wearing us out when it was our only format but now they are simply a lot of fun.
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Our following episode was action packed! Ninentdo Direct revealed Super Nintendo joining the already amazing online service. The Apple Event showed off a whole new line up including iphones, ipad, Apple TV and more. We also did our in depth review for It Chapter 2 and Gears 5.
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Our last episode of the month was our Boxwrecker Arena and WoW Classic Review. We also launched the Comic Book Club! So excited about CBC, and already hard at work for our first episode coming next month about Watchmen. I think our format for these will be like giving a book report back in elementary school. Think it will be a lot of fun.
Boxwrecker Arena Review, WoW Classic Review, Comic Book Club Launch, and Much More!

On our YouTube front we had a big month in Freebie Games. We also released many MiniCasts; the bite sized versions of our podcast. And our monthly Retro Rewind.

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For Freebie Games we got a bunch of classics like The End is Nigh, ABZU, Conaruim and Metro 2033. The biggest win for us has to be the Batman collections. The Arkham Trilogy and all three Lego Batman games. What a steal!

For the MiniCast we have all the D23 details! And we had a specially edited interview with Mark Verma that was later used for the “Grain” kickstarter campaign. We also post our full video podcast if we don’t have the video for our MiniCast.

And of course our monthly Retro Rewind. This month was a special one as I was joined by my Nephew and Niece (Brody and Brooklyn). We played the 1985 classic Super Mario Bros. Best part is watching two modern games struggle with this basic side scroller.

For next month we have so many fun things planned. Including our first CBC for Watchmen, a Retro Rewind about N64’s Diddy Kong Racing, and the beginning of Blizzcon which will be a whole event on our twitter/Youtube pages. Also Check out our merch store. We got the Frank shirts in with my B-E-A-U-tiful self!
https://www.redbubble.com/people/geekfreaks/works/40606857-frank-shirt-ftw?asc=t via @redbubble

Next Show: Boxwrecker Arena Review, WoW Classic Review, Comic Book Club Launch, and Much More!

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Hey all! We got a busy one here. Lets get some of the side conversations done. First We talk about the Face Off reboot. We all have suggestions for the new leads but I think mine are the most “budget-reasonable”. Next, Russo Brothers talk about returning to the MCU. They want to try out some of the new IPs like X-Men and Fantastic 4. The Marvel system tends to wear directors down but these guys seems to be more durable than others. We also briefly discuss Dark Crystal and how we simply cannot get into it. The puppets may not be a medium that works for me anymore. Nothing against the excellent work put into this project. 

     Our big topics start with my Boxwrecker Arena review. This is a fun fast paced puzzler that keeps your adrenaline pumping. We are also giving away 3 copies for Steam! Like the tweet for this episode to enter. Next is the WoW Classic review. We share the feeling of the long grind through Azeroth. Lastly is the launch of Comic Book Club! Once a month we will be doing a Book Report (4th grader style) of one of the staple of comics. This week we pick our first ones. Hope you enjoy the show!

Next Show: Nintendo Direct, Apple Event, It: Chapter 2 and Gears 5 Reviews

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Hey all! This week we have a very full episode. After we dig into a bit of news we talk about the recent Nintendo Direct. For us the big news was the Super Nintendo coming to Nintendo Online. Farther increasing the value of the best deal in gaming. Next is the Apple Event were the announced a new iPhone, iPad, iWatch, Apple TV and Apple Arcade. We will be grabbing Arcade and giving it a test drive. Review will shortly follow. Next up, Squeaks and Frank mostly complain about It: Chapter 2. I think it was an okay movie but definitely not as good as Chapter 1. Possibly our hopes were too high. We finish up with a review of Gears 5. It sounds so good I may be giving it another try.

Next Show: Holiday Events and Top 5 Theme Park Rides

Holiday Events and Top 5 Theme Park Rides

Hey all! This week we talk about some of the announcement from Disney on the changes coming to their parks world wide. I personally must see this new EPCOT Center. Wouldn’t mine the new Star Wars Starship Cruiser is I win the lottery. Next we discuss the big holiday events coming to Universal Studios and Disneyland. Disneyland lets out all their classic villains and Universal sets up a series of themed mazes. This years star is the Stranger Things maze. Lastly we talk about our Top 5 Theme Park Rides. Talking about these makes me want to hop in the car and head to Anehiem. Most of these rides are ones we’ve been on but a couple are just excellent YouTube videos and stories. On a side note; I do bring up the Gyro Drop from Korea. I want to mention that post recording I discovered the footage I enjoy so much is actually fake. I put a disclaimer in the podcast as well. It’s still neat to see so we will still be showing both fake and actual footage.

Weekly Update!

Hey all! This week we had our big news podcast. We went over D23, Spider-Man, Obi-Wan, and so much more.

We also Released another RetroRewind. This one was extra awesome as I was joined by Brody and Brooklyn. Watching these kids trying to master and old classic was hilarious.

We also released our two Freebie Games; ABZU and The End Is Nigh. ABZU was and exploration/puzzle game. Ok, but really not my cup of tea.

The other free game is The End is Nigh. This was SO fun. A blast to play and a killer soundtrack that I have continued to listen to while playing other games.

Next Show: Obi Wan Series, New Grain Comic, Spider-Man Leaves MCU, and D23

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Hey all, this episode was a big one and the first one we live steamed. We started off going over the recent news. Then dig into the newly announced Obi Wan series coming to Disney Plus. Just another reason I’ll be grabbing the new streaming service. Next is an awesome interview with comic book writer/creator Mark Verma. He has a new kickstarter to help fund his upcoming comic book “Grain” (Kickstarter details below). The story of mysterious young being discover our world in a time of war. We next talk about Spider-Man leaving the MCU after Disney and Sony could not renew their deal. We dog deep into the emotion and thoughts on this situation. Lastly we talk about the other big announcements from D23. D23 is a big Disney convention out of Anehiem and the tend to drop some big updates.

Grain Kickstarter:

Next Show: WoW Classic!

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Hey all! I’m going to try and contain myself here… It’s WoW Classic time. WOOOOT! HYYYYYPE! HELL YEEEEESSS! Sorry about that *straighten tie*. In this episode we are going over our favorite moments in our favorite game. What you need to do in preparation. The release schedule for all the Classic “Phases”. Some of the big changes you may not remember. The very funny “Not a Bug List” released by Blizzard. And Lastly what we will be doing and where to find us. We will be joined by Daniel (Shaman/Hunter) and Scott (Warlock). This is Scott’s first episode but we are excited to have him on this one. He is an old school Vanilla player, even indulging on the private servers. Daniel came in during Wrath of the Lich king and I’m a Burning Crusade baby. This has to be the most prepared episode yet. Its 15 years in the making.

Also, This week we are releasing our Retro Rewind for Super Mario Bros. 3, Freebie Games for Fez, and the three MiniCast about Avatar season 4, Lootboxes, and The State of Esports.

Next Show: Last Airbender Season 4, Madden 20 Review, Lootboxes, State of eSports, and More!

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Hey all! In this episode we first talk about the new cast joining the Arrowverse during the Crisis on Infinite Earths. They are bringing in some heavy hitters for one of DC’s best story lines. Next we discuss the never produced fourth season of Avatar the Last Airbender. In an interview with Denofgeeks.com, writer Aaron Ehasz talked about the plots planned for the fourth and final season. Unfortunately, M. Night got in the way. We then cut away for a talk with Daniel and his review of Madden 20. Like is or not EA sports games are propping up that whole company and the sole exposure for many into the gaming industry. Daniel, as an avid player, will be cover all the new changes in this years update. Next up is our talk on Lootboxes. This practice is shaming the industry as more companies lean on them for year round income. In an attempt to curve the addiction problem associated with them, the developers have come together to announce a new policy of posting loot odds at the point of purchase. We will discuss the pros and cons of this practice and the practicality of published odds. Lastly is the state of Esports. Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf made new this month with his $3 million dollar grand prize from Fortnite. We discuss past gaming winners and the possible future for Esports in their path to world wide acceptance as a legitimate sport. Join us on social and let us know your thoughts. 

Next Show: The Boys, Scary Stories, and Rocko’s Modern Life Reviews

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Hey all! This week we start with checking in on the reviews. Thanks so much for those that have reviewed us on iTunes so far. Next we dig into a bit of news like the new Resident Evil show coming to Netflix and the new director for Venom 2. Our first review will be Amazon Prime’s The Boys. I will warn you now that I get a little long window as I explain a couple of my favorite scenes. Next Review is for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, based of the children ghost stories books. Looks like we have another annual horror film to watch. Lastly we discuss Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling from Netflix. We have a pretty deep conversation here as we delve into the change of tone half way into the 45 minute special. I want to reaffirm that our complaints are NOT on the content it self or the subject matter but with the tonal shift into a morally driven show unlike Rocko of the 90’s. Thank you so much for the listen and hope you enjoy the show!

Next Episode: New Trailers and Netflix’s Future

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Hey all! This week we go over some of the latest in geek news. We start with some new trailers including Zombieland: Double Tab, Invader Zim, Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark, and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. These trailers will be posted on our site but not in the Youtube video due to copyright issues. Youtube wasn’t very happy with our Comic-Con trailer episode. We wrap things up with a discussion on Netflix’s recent stocks dip and possible future ideas to keep them thriving.

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