Dr. Geek: The Next Generation of Video Game Consoles

What was the first video game console system you played on?  Was it a PlayStation 2?  A Sega Dreamcast?  A Super Nintendo Entertainment System?  An Atari 2600?  A Magnavox Odyssey? In 1972, Magnavox released the Odyssey as the first computer system built to connect to a television set in order to allow people to play digital games in the comfort […]

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Dr. Geek: The $6 Million Contact Lens: The Marrying of Cybernetics and Augmented Reality

You’re in the middle of Hyderabad, India, on the hottest day of the year.  You’re there for a business / pleasure trip, researching Bollywood culture for your book on globalized fandom.  You’re looking for the easiest way to get to Ramoji Film City, a Bollywood response to Disneyland.  You would ask someone, but your previous attempts at handling the region’s […]

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Dr. Geek: SOPA and PIPA: Combating Online Piracy or Curtailing Participatory Culture?

We often hear how the Internet and the World Wide Web were founded on, and should promote, the fundamental tenets of democracy.  These technologies should be held as virtual spaces for open public discourse, to encourage conversation and innovation, and to promote the ideals of equality and fraternity around the globe.  Being structured and lauded as open spaces, with no […]

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iTuesday Review: Jetpack Joyride for iPhone and iPad

Jetpack Joyride is a side-scroller where the object is to make it as far as possible while avoiding zappers, lasers and missiles and collecting as many coins as possible. The controls are simple, you touch the screen anywhere to make the jet pack move up, and release your finger from the screen to lower your jet pack. If you’re hit […]

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iTuesday Review: Spy Mouse for iPhone (get the game for FREE!)

  Just one short week ago Starbucks and Apple expanded their long-standing iTunes Pick of the Week promotion to include Apps.  iTunes Pick of the Week has been around since 2008 offering Starbucks customers a chance to download a free song from the iTunes Music Store. When I heard the first App to be featured in this promotion was Shazaam […]

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The Internet’s response to the Wii U announcement (in pictures)

The Internet is not just for porn, no my friends, it is also a source of funny photos of cats.  Sometimes though some other stuff gets posted too, such as some humorous reactions to a new console by Nintendo.  We’ve decided to put together a collection of images expressing the various opinions and reactions to the Wii U (there are […]

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In Depth: Death of the Arcade

Any gamer in their mid twenties or older remembers a time when much of your gaming was done in poorly lit rooms full of giant boxes that you would pump quarters into for a few moments of gaming excellence at a time.  These typically female free, and sometimes hygiene free zones may not have always been the nicest looking, but […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Special: Top 10 Games To Drink To

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day we thought we would put together a list of games that are either incredibly fun to play while drinking or turn into an outright drinking game.  We’ve numbered this list, because that’s what you do with list, plus we know we won’t be able to count to ten by the end of the day […]

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