Editorials

Steam Trading Cards: A History for the Uninitiated and the Sane

Steam Trading Cards: A History for the Uninitiated and the Sane

The past year or so has been an interesting one for gamers hooked into the personal computer’s most popular marketplace, Steam. In August of last year, Valve launched Greenlight, a service which aims to give publishing power to the people when it comes to unproven developers. In December of that year, Steam launched Big Picture [...]

Ghave, Guru of Spores Token Swarm EDH

Ghave, Guru of Spores Token Swarm EDH

Hello, and welcome to another of my famous* Commander deck breakdowns! This time, I will be looking at my Ghave, Guru of Spores deck, and breaking down what makes it tick. While there are many ways a person could build a Ghave deck, mine focuses on creating and pumping a massive army of tokens with [...]

What We Want From Star Wars Battlefront III

What We Want From Star Wars Battlefront III

Star Wars fans the world over were treated to a very special surprise during E3 2013: Star Wars Battlefront III was announced, under the direction of DICE, the celebrated makers of the Battlefield series. Unfortunately, the trailer did not reveal much beyond the fact that Battlefront III exists. Official statements have confirmed that it will [...]

Why Modern Masters Will Fail Its Primary Goal

Why Modern Masters Will Fail Its Primary Goal

This week, Wizards is coming out with their new summer product, Modern Masters. Their stated objectives are to make a great set for draft, and to increase the availability of hard to find cards for the Modern format. I predict that Modern Masters will not in any way improve the accessibility of high-level decks in [...]

An In-Depth Look at the “Are Video Games Art?” Argument

An In-Depth Look at the “Are Video Games Art?” Argument

I got heavily involved in this debate way back when it was in its infancy; the teething problems were a heavy burden of the whole back and forth on the topic then, just as there is now. What I mean is, virtually everyone that argues the point lacks one piece of knowledge. This is piece [...]

5 Reasons I’m Not Excited for Tomorrow’s Xbox Reveal Event

5 Reasons I’m Not Excited for Tomorrow’s Xbox Reveal Event

In February we received information on the next Playstation and patiently waited for the Microsoft to reveal something.  For that last three months we’ve heard little to nothing about the next Xbox, but tomorrow is Microsoft’s day to shine. The sad thing is that I’m not excited for tomorrows reveal and I have my reasons. [...]

The Top 5 Reasons Why F**k Your Utilikilt

The Top 5 Reasons Why F**k Your Utilikilt

I have no issue with the kilt. It may be a strange piece of clothing, but it is culturally significant to those of Scottish and Celtic backgrounds. I do not, nor would I ever want to ban the kilt from wear. There is a time and a place for almost anything, including the kilt. Are [...]

Remembering Roger Ebert

Remembering Roger Ebert

Whether you agreed with his opinion or not, Roger Ebert was the number one voice everyone respected when it came to movie criticism. His words inspired many and his long running syndicated television show entertained even more. Even Hollywood waited in anticipation to see if their films would receive Roger’s trademarked “Thumbs Up,” because if [...]

LucasArts: A Staff Retrospective

LucasArts: A Staff Retrospective

The recent announcement of the closure of LucasArts’ game development wing by Disney has many of us here at Geekenstein saddened. LucasArts has been a large part of the gaming scene since the 80′s, and their death marks the end of a legacy. In this retrospective, we’ll give a brief history of the company, as [...]

Are Video Games Art?

Are Video Games Art?

I got heavily involved in this debate way back when it was in its infancy; the teething problems were a heavy burden of the back and forth on the topic then, just as there is now. What I mean is, almost everyone that argues the point lacks one piece of knowledge. This is a piece [...]

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