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Happy birthday, Peter Jackson!

October 31, 2012 Leave a comment

The screenwriter/director/producer of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, King Kong, and the upcoming Hobbit trilogy turns 51 today! Here’s to many more birthdays and many more great films!

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Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2012 Leave a comment

If you’d like to see something really scary this Halloween, take a second look at some of these Pokédex entries… They’re freaking creepy!

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If that’s a bit too much for you, maybe the picture below will help to ease your agitation.

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TRICK OR TREAT!

– The Geek

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Sunday Funnies: Thinking Twice About Pokémon

October 28, 2012 Leave a comment

Die-hard Pokémon fans and casual players alike take quite a lot for granted each time they play. The theme behind today’s “Sunday Funnies” is thinking twice about some of those things… You’ll see what I mean! =P

– The Geek

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Follow-up: PETA Takes Issue With  Pokémon

October 25, 2012 Leave a comment

As a follow-up to my earlier post, here’s PETA’s take on the Pokémon trading card game.

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PETA Takes Issue With Pokémon

October 25, 2012 Leave a comment

I’m sort of finding this hard to believe, but it looks like the (in)famous animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, (PETA) has launched a vicious campaign against Pokémon, saying that the series condones animal cruelty and that its creatures are treated like abused animals. They’ve released Pokémon Black and Blue, a parody game with the tagline “gotta free ’em all,” in which players take on the role of Pikachu as he fights against his trainers for liberation You can play the game on their website.

I won’t reinvent the wheel here–you can read more about the whole thing at Forbes.com and/or CNET, both of which have posted articles on this development. This isn’t the first time PETA has attacked a video game series, but what really gets me is that they waited nearly fifteen years before making their move! As the meme below illustrates, the Pokémon series made its worldwide debut in 1998, yet it was not until this month–October 2012–that PETA decided it was a threat. Seriously, PETA? Seriously?

– The Geek

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Happy birthday, Carrie Fisher!

October 21, 2012 Leave a comment

Everyone’s favorite Alderaanian princess turns 55 today!

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Awesome Star Wars scarecrow Halloween lawn display

October 20, 2012 Leave a comment

From TheForce.net: Here’s a great Star Wars Halloween lawn display made entirely out of scarecrows! It features Luke, Leia, Obi-Wan, Han Solo, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Jabba the Hutt, Darth Vader, the Emperor, a stormtrooper, and even the Death Star and a TIE fighter. You can click here for more detailed images.

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