Wednesday, February 24, 2010

PAX East Proves Geeks Should Rule the World

Today, I spent some time browsing through my favorite forums.  There are lots of sites that I frequent for content, but only a few on which I take the time to read the forums because although forums are a wonderful place for interesting discussion they also tend to be a wonderful place for completely useless chatter.  One forum that I've been lurking on a lot lately is PAX East because it's only about a month away and I am ridiculously excited.  Every day there's some new tidbit that makes me jump up and down and nearly spill my coffee. (Wil Wheaton!  Jonathan Coulton!  Yippee!)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Asari, Na'vi, Mystique, Why So Blue?

I'm watching Russ play Mass Effect 2 as he doesn't want to "fall behind" in his gameplay.  How do you fall behind on a game that doesn't have a deadline?  He's not Cinderella and this isn't a ball so I'm pretty sure the disk isn't going to turn into a pumpkin at midnight.  Heh, that would be funny.  "Pumpkin Morphing Imminent! Save Game!"  But since as far as I know this game is not pumpkin-equipped, Russ will play it until his vision blurs.  Currently, I am watching Shepard have a nice chat with an Asari and I find myself wondering, what is it with being blue?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Geeks With Heart Haiti Response

geeks with heartToday, while you're in the lovin' mood, why not share your big geek heart with others.  Geek Girls Network™ & Geeky Clean have created a fundraiser to support the Haiti Relief called Geeks With Heart.  Through Mercy Corp, Geeks With Heart has a fundraising goal of $2500 and there’s no minimum for donations. If you can spare just one special cup of coffee, an iTunes download, or a crispy chicken sandwich, donate to Haiti instead. Show Haiti why geeks have heart!


As extra incentive, and not that you need any, once Geeks With Heart reaches $2500, all who donated will have the chance to win a prize from an amazing grab bag of geek prizes!
So donate, tweet it up, put a badge on your website, and tell all your friends and family. Thanks!
Geeks With Heart: http://www.mercycorps.org/fundraising/geekgirls

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Mass Effect 2 My Favorite Game And I Don't Even Play

I like to play all sorts of games but I definitely do not qualify as a Gamer.  I've played tabletop wargames like 40K but can't get into them enough to commit.  Also, I don't paint very well so their eyes get very eeek-a-mouse huge and that just looks silly on a battlefield.  My Xbox gamer score is an absolutely pitiful 750 but, personally, I think I don't get enough credit for my awesome RockBand skillz.  Seriously, it's the one game I can play and despite hours on the drums my gamer score is awful.  I should complain to someone.  Major Nelson, maybe?  Nah, I made fun of his name once so he'd probably just laugh at me.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Caprica, Just a Frakkin' Excuse

I watched the original Battlestar Galactica back when Starbuck was a guy who smoked cigars.  I was loyal through Galactica 1980 whose only possible redeeming quality was flying motorcycles.   And I watched the most recent incarnation on SyFy and was left confused, sad, and a bit unfulfilled by the ending.  So, of course, I am currently watching Caprica.  It's still early, but so far the story is interesting and the characters are intriquing.  Everyone is fighting personal demons so there is plenty of emotional turmoil.  There's also a house robot/butler/security guard that is very cool.  My problem is that it doesn't feel like this show really needs to be set in the Battlestar Galactica universe, which makes me wonder...is this just an excuse to say frak?