The Geekwave Episode 39: Dreams of E3

Hello Geeks!

We hope you enjoyed E3 as much as we did. This week on The Geekwave we talk about our favorite games demoed this year at “Geek3” eh eh, no… ok. While Logan is out Kimmy, Solar, and The Neuschwanderer will be your guides for all the new game announcements.

So many games were released and teased at E3 this year that we could never cover them all, but here it goes. Some of the games that we wanted to talk about include Horizon Zero Dawn, Halo Wars 2, Dead Stranding, For Honor, Sea of Thieves, Titanfall 2, Final Fantasy XV, God of War 4, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Gears of War 4 to name a few.

The episode starts with a moment of silence and a word from Solar about the shooting at Orlando. The Geekwave wants to let you know how we feel about this horrible tragedy. As well as the death of our fellow Geek Christina Grimmie. They may be gone, but they will forever remain in our hearts.

Afterwords we talk about Sony’s sweeping performance at E3 and Sony’s new VR gear. Next up to bat is the beautiful Horizon Zero Dawn  and how The Witcher’s Gwent is getting its own game. Everyone want to be like Hearthstone now, don’t they…link to register for the beta right here.  Later, Lee reminisces his childhood with the Gears of War series, while Kimmy and Solar have a moment over the new footage for the Legend of Zelda game.

Finally, we wrap up the episode with our most anticipated games from E3. With E3 coming to an end and the Summer Steam sales looming, we at The Geekwave wish your wallet the best of luck and a speedy recovery. Geekout!

-The Geekwave

The Geekwave Episode 38: The Browave

Hey what’s up Geekdom!

Hope everyone had a fabulous time at Salt Lake Gaming Con. We cannot wait until next year!

We got a special bro-tastic episode for you and make sure to listen all the way through, because we have a give away on this episode and in the episode we say the keyword!

Last week we interviewed Josh from Kickbomb Entertainment about his new game Legacy of The Elder Star. The game released this Tuesday, June 7th and now we have 3 Steam Keys to giveaway. Type your email address and the keyword into the Google form right here:

(Note: if for some reason, the form above isn’t working, you can always email us your code word at [email protected])

We will select 3 random winners on the next episode and send you a steam key. Make sure to stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter along with all this summers episodes cause we have lots of giveaways.

On this episode of the Geekwave, Ollie forgot how to tell time and was very late. Nonetheless, Solar and Lee “The Neuschwanderer” had some chill bro time. Once Ollie finally arrived, we did a nice Salt Lake Gaming Con Wrap up. Overall, it gets three game hardened thumbs up. We now love LARPing. Checkout our video of Ollie and Lee dueling at the con! Come on, who wouldn’t want to hit each other with foam swords? Besides, we use to do that with plastic lightsabers that would make your fingers bleed. Really this is just less barbaric.

Then we talk table top games and Ollie educates us on Warmachine. Solar also preaches about Kickstarter and the game Finding Gravity made by University of Utah Students. You should definitely go back it. To end it all we have a science quiz and Ollie and Lee cannot remember the order of the planets. There is much, much more, including the keyword for the Legacy of The Elder Star giveaway, but those are the highlights. Have a great weekend, stay cool and geekout!

 

-The Geekwave

The Geekwave Episode 37: The Big Utah Games Episode

What is up Geekdom! :)

We are recording from the floors of the second annual Salt Lake Gaming Con at the Sandy Expo Center. This event is a gamers’ paradise with countless games to play, demo and enjoy. There is still one day left, so don’t hesitate to come on down.

SLGC has a special place in our geek hearts since at the original Salt Lake Gaming Con, The Geekwave did its first episode. So far we have had a pretty good run. This year The Utah Games Guild has been so courteous to let us use their booth for the episode and Fresco Press has generously donated t-Shirts for us to give away on Facebook. Make sure to like this episodes Facebook post for a chance to win. If you win show up at the Fresco Press Booth on Saturday, June 4th and pick up your t-shirt. The three prizes are a visually pleasing Boba Fett t-shirt or one of two Salt Lake Gaming Con shirts.

On this special episode, we sit down with three different development teams from The Utah Games Guild. To start it off, we speak to Lanie a director of The Utah Games Guild and Josh the developer of Legacy of The Elder Star. We chat it up about the con and Josh’s game which releases on June 7th. In fact, we will have some Steam Keys to give away next week. Legacy of The Elder Star is a really fun and pretty action shooter that is accessible to everyone. Definitely check it out!

Next up, we talk to Marc and Dave, two of three brothers who have been working on Crashnauts, a futuristic, 2D, local-multiplayer and insanely entertaining game. Growing up playing similar games these brothers bonded. Wanting to give others a similar experience and drawing inspiration from games like Towerfall Ascension, Crashnauts was born. Make sure to stay tuned for more updates from these rocking developers!

Last but not least, we sat down with David and Nick developers of We Need to Go Deeper. This co-op, submarine experience inspired by 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea is a blast for a group of sea hardened or not sea hardened friends. We hear what it is like to switch engines and we are not talking about on the yellow submarine. From Game Maker to Unity, We Need to Go Deeper is a great time and we look forward to trying to captain our own submarine in the future.

Once again, like the Facebook post, checkout Salt Lake Game Con and don’t forget to geekout!

 

-The Geekwave

The Geekwave Episode 36: Cap Wants You… To Join The Geekwave

CALLING ALL GEEKS AT THE U OF U! The Geekwave is looking for new team members! We’re specifically looking for Bloggers, Game Streamers, and Video People, but if you have any sort of talent and you’d like to get some experience working for Student Media and contributing to The Geekwave, then we encourage you to apply here!

Speaking of which, we’re excited to announce a new potential recruit! She joins us on this weeks episode, and is no stranger to geekness. In fact, she is an EAE major, a DnD player and one hell of a 3D modeler. She is the one, the only, Kimmy Workman! We are so excited to welcome her aboard the SS Geek sailing on The Geekwave. She is our new hope, because our ship is sinking. It actually isn’t. I don’t know why I keep making boat references. I should probably just go watch Titanic. (Which Solar finally watched for the first time this last week. Good for him!)

On this episode us four have a discussion about Captain America: Civil War which is long over due. Warning there are spoilers!!!!!! We give our opinion on the movie, talk about the cutest super hero and discuss what we think will happen next. There is so much more Marvel on its way and don’t worry comic book fans, we also talk about the Civil War comics. Then we almost die over the shocking news that Captain America is a Hydra Agent! (Cue more dramatic music) As any good Geekwave conversation we have a terrible segue into just general Disney stuff. Ollie does try to incite a battle between Lee and Solar about The Jungle Book, but Lee changed his answer. Oh, that’s right! Lee isn’t Lee anymore, he is now the Neuschwanderer. This may seem like a strange name but it makes sense if you watched our Dark Souls III stream this week.

Overall, Disney is doing pretty well. Like come on they are on they way to basically owning the world. Honestly, I can think of a lot worse evil overlords than Disney (cough…cough…)

We wrap up the episode by reminding you, the viewer, to come and see us at Salt Lake Gaming Con next week! It will be a blast and Ollie mentioned some questionable promises. Also last week we got a new theme song, another shout out to Conquer Monster for doing an awesome job. Have a great Memorial Day Weekend and geek out!

 

-The Geekwave

The Geekwave Episode 35: We Get a New Theme Song

Hellooooooooo Geekdom,

We hope you missed us as we took a break from being geeks…not! We just didn’t do an episode and the break was nice. But now we are so excited to be back and ready for this awesome geektacular summer!

Don’t worry you aren’t hearing things! You may notice that the music leading into this episode is fresh, new and fantastic. We finally got bored of our free YouTube music. Conquer Monster has a done a wonderful job of creating our new theme song, Geek Dream. So a big thank you to Joshua Faulkner and Daniel Romero, the members of Conquer Monster, for giving us a new sound! It has been a real pleasure working with them. It was so great, we just had to have Joshua on an episode.

Photo Credits: Joshua Oman

Photo Credits: Joshua Oman

So we sat down and chatted it up about Conquer Monster. Joshua gives us the behind the scenes details about how they do their Electro Sci-Fi musical magic using dinosaur aged computers, Game Boys and other old pieces of technology. He shares some fun stories and lastly, we get the low down on their new album Metatransit. This is no normal album. In fact, this album actually accompanies the Purge Worlds comic books by Black Omen Comics. The music is meant to give you a feel for the world and is best listened to when readying the comic. So make sure to pick up a copy of the comic and the sound track. While your at it, hit up Conquer Monster on Facebook and Twitter. You can listen to all their music on Bandcamp and SoundCloud. You can also download Geek Dream for free on their Bandcamp. Yay for free stuff!

To wrap up the episode, Lee gives us a very in depth review of DOOM and it gets a rating of six slices of pizza out of 8. Definitely a thumbs up! Then Solar lets us know about all the fun events happening in the near future, including this weekend’s Steamfest and next weekend’s Imperial Ball. Make sure to look for us at Salt Lake Game Con. Have a great weekend and geekout!

 

 

-The Geekwave

The Geekwave Episode 34: Hi Mom!

Hey Friends,

I hope you all survived finals. We here at The Geekwave are survivors, and we are very ready for summer. This is the final episode of the school season. Thank you for sticking with us and listening to The Geekwave. We love everyone of you. We are going to take next week off. However their are some exciting summer plans that we cannot tell you about yet but stay tuned!

Make sure you check out the big Geekout tonight! Also tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day! Hooray!

On this episode we talk about moms. Moms are very important to gamers, geeks and really everyone. First off we revisit Ollie’s blog post from yesterday which focuses on the importance of moms to gamers. Then we share a variety of our own experiences and to finish it off we look at famous moms in the geekdom.  If our moms are thinking about listening to this, you should, because we give you a shout out!

Overall, be good to your mom. Treat her well. Hope you enjoy the episode. Have a happy Mother’s Day and geekout!

-The Geekwave

The Geekwave Episode 33: The Red Bearded Yakob

Hey Geekdom,

Hope y’all are ready for finals! We at The Geekwave feel disorganized which is most likely due to finals. So on this weeks episode of The Geekwave we have some comedic and informative rambling!

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We also make a poor attempt at roasting Yakob our assistant manager. Instead, we talk about his magnificent red beard and the fact that he is not a geek. Nonetheless, Ollie says some questionable things (when does he not?), but he makes up for it with a little bit of practical advice for finals. Did we mention Lee also won a keyboard that clicks! It is random and crazy but then again finals time is random and crazy.

Yakob the Pirate!

We hope you enjoy. Good luck with finals! Study hard, get some sleep and most importantly don’t forget to, geekout!

-The Geekwave

The Geekwave Episode 32: Interview with Michael Tsarouhas From Insurgency

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Hey Fam,

This week we have a special episode/interview with the community Manager and Voice Actor from the FPS Mod Insurgency, Michael Tsarouhas. Michael gave a great interview as we cover e-sports, the WWII mod Day of Infamy, the future of Insurgency: Sandstorm and of course some good old war stories.

 

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As you may expect our resident Insurgency expert, Ollie is ecstatic… as usual. Make sure to checkout Insurgency on Steam and their studio New World Interactive. Also, hit up their social pages on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube. And if you’re interested in playing the game with us, hit up Ollie by messaging our Facebook page. Geek out!

 

-The Geekwave

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*All photos provided by New World Interactive.