Time for a Reboot

Hi guys, and welcome back to the Geek Infusion.

Matthew here with an update!

So, our last update was close to five months ago, and boy have things changed in that time. I’m in a new city, my wife and I are expecting our second child, and I’m working at a new job!

All this to say, things fell by the wayside, especially since it was hard for Mike and I to nail down our schedules and keep to the update plan that we had intended on following in the new year.

Now, however, we are back and are taking a different approach. It is literally impossible for me to meet the goals I had set for myself. They were the kinds of things you would do if blogging and streaming were your full-time job. Obviously, they are not. Yet.

To that end, we are shooting for two articles a week (be they news, opinion or otherwise), one stream a week, and a podcast every other week until things start to shape up and we can both start to shed some hours at our “real” jobs and focus more on GI.

We thank you all for your patience, and hope you’ll continue to support us as we move forward.

Matthew

Time for a Reboot

Far Cry Primal, highly unevolved.

far-cry-primalToday, I’m a dissatisfied gamer.

I’m sure we’ve all had the experience. You see the first footage from an upcoming game at E3 or some other convention and think, “Hey, this looks fun. I can’t wait to try it,” or “Oh, cool. The next installment in a series I enjoy.”

Then, after a few months of waiting, you get the game in hand, or download it onto your console or from Steam. You install it, maybe sit through a day-one patch download, then you boot it up and… It’s a bust. Boilerplate. Run-of-the-mill. Its only notable quality is its stunning mediocrity. I’ve had this experience over and over recently, and I’d like to tell you how I feel about one particular time.

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Far Cry Primal, highly unevolved.

The 2016 Oscars – Predicting the winners

oscars-2016-posterThis column was a yearly feature on my old site, so it brings me great pleasure to showcase my prediction skills (or lack thereof) here on The Geek Infusion.

This will be my seventh year predicting the Oscars. I’ve averaged just under 75 per cent or so in past years (i.e. I generally get 18 or 19 out of 24 correct).

Join me, as I quest to beat my average!

Best Picture: Here we’re looking at Spotlight, The Big Short, or The Revenant as the most likely candidates

I’m going to let the cat out of the bag now and say I’m picking Alejandro Iñárritu as best director. And in the past, the film that won best director also won best picture 63 out of 87 times. Not a guarantee, but certainly a strong indicator.

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The 2016 Oscars – Predicting the winners

The Best Movie Posters Of 2015

postersBy most accounts, 2015 was a pretty solid year for movies. Unfortunately for me, I haven’t gotten to watch nearly as many as usual (although I’m still ticking off my checklist, and hope to be caught up in time for the Oscars).

But in addition to being a movie fan, I’m also a fan of movie art, particularly posters. And I don’t need to see a movie to know whether or not it has a cool poster. So I thought it would be fun to highlight a few of my favourites from the past year.

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The Best Movie Posters Of 2015

An announcement!

Hey guys, Mike here. As you might be vaguely aware, I do some writing about movies from time to time over on my site, Slandering Others Anonymously. Actually “do” is the wrong word. “Did” would be more appropriate. To spell it out, I’m shutting down my old site and will be doing any future writing about movies here at The Geek Infusion.

Until now, The Geek Infusion has been game focused, but both Matthew and I are interested in broadening that scope. We have geeky interests beyond just video games, after all. So this seemed like a logical first step. My old articles will remain avaiable on the other site should you wish to revisit them. I just won’t be adding any new content over there.

I’m really looking forward to writing about film and film-related topics here on The Geek Infusion. In fact, the first such piece of content should be up here in the next day or so. Stay tuned!

An announcement!

Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate Review or Assassin’s Creed: HEY LOOK! WE CAN BATMAN TOO!

acsyndicate

Hello, and welcome back to the Geek Infusion. Before I jump into my review of Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, I’d first like to apologize for our lengthy absence. As much as Mike and I enjoy working on the site, right now we can really only do that in our free time. Which is hard to come by, for a variety of reasons I won’t bore you with.

In any event, we are glad to be back. So without further ado, let’s talk about one of my most anticipated games of the year, Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, which I played on PS4. Continue reading “Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate Review or Assassin’s Creed: HEY LOOK! WE CAN BATMAN TOO!”

Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate Review or Assassin’s Creed: HEY LOOK! WE CAN BATMAN TOO!