Hovership Havoc – Roguelite Twin Stick Shooter

Originally released for Steam PC, Hovership Havoc was recently brought over to Xbox One. It is described as “a twin stick shooter with 3rd person boss battles. Traverse through randomly generated rooms of a futuristic factory destroying robot enemies. Upgrade your hovership and obtain randomly dropped abilities that can strengthen your chances to survive through the entire factory. “ Gameplay The majority of Hovership Havoc is played as a twin stick shooter much like classics in the genre such as Geometry Wars. However, the levels and enemies are randomly generated. It has roguelite elements in that when you die, you keep your character’s progress, but start the game right from the beginning. About my only criticism for this is that… Continue reading Hovership Havoc – Roguelite Twin Stick Shooter

7th Sector: A Surprisingly Engrossing Adventure Puzzle Game

Originally released for Steam by 35MM Games and recently ported to consoles by Sometimes You, 7th Sector is described as “set in a mysterious cyberpunk world. Immerse yourself on this intricate path, solving different puzzles, facing its dangers, and collecting scattered information to discover the story of this world.” Gameplay It is hard to describe what 7th Sector is in terms of gameplay, but you literally play as an electrical current. As the current, you work your way through wiring, transistors, and electronics trying to solve puzzles and work your way while there is a twisted story going on in the background. The game has this atmosphere that is hauntingly beautiful and is so engrossing. The game keeps demanding more… Continue reading 7th Sector: A Surprisingly Engrossing Adventure Puzzle Game

They Exist: The CageFest Rejects

On this blog’s Twitter for GeekWithThat.com I run what is called “#CageFest.” I do the fabled Twitter tradition of Follow Fridays with Nicolas Cage face morphs of characters, people, etc, morphed. I run several of these a week. Sometimes I even do ones by request. However, not all have made the cut for one reason or another. I thought “Hey, that might make a good blog.” So here we go with the CageFest rejects. The Kid From Troll 2 “They’re eating her, and then they are going to eat me……OHHHH MYYYYY GAAAWWWWWDDD!” Troll 2 is my favorite “Best Worst Movie Ever.” However, I know it only has a cult like following so I cut this at the last minute. George… Continue reading They Exist: The CageFest Rejects

How Would Thor Behave at Restaurants?

We have our guest blogger, Kapraun.  He imagines what Thor would be like at different restaurants. Thor at a Fast Food Joint “You mean to tell me that I can have a dozen burgers of ham that is not ham but beef for ten Asgardian dollars? I request five orders.” Thor at an “All You Can Eat Buffet” “Why am I only allotted such a small serving of the meat?! I requested the entirety of the animal. No, I have NO INTEREST in the bar of lettuce and uncooked vegetables!!” Thor at an Upscale Restaurant Why are there so many silverware with which to eat? In Asgard, we eat primarily with our hands. Even on the fields of battle when… Continue reading How Would Thor Behave at Restaurants?

Memories of Shining Force

So the year was 1995. For Christmas that year my mother had given both my brother and I the gift of the Sega Channel. Sega Channel was 50 games on demand that you could download and play unlimited. The games would rotate out each month. Think of it as similar to Xbox Game Pass or Playstation NOW subscription services. My Introduction to RPGs One game that had caught my eye was a game I hadn’t heard of before, Shining Force. I have no idea why it captured me in, but it did. Was it the music earworming into my brain? The characters? The rather odd dialog due to translation issues? To be fair, the only Role Play Games I had… Continue reading Memories of Shining Force

5 Wild Pieces of Video Game Box Art

I remember back in the days of the Nintendo Entertainment System when I went to my local video game rental store to rent a video game for the weekend. I didn’t have much to go by other than the eye catching box art. Nowadays, we have the internet which between content creators, media sites, and videos, we can learn everything there is to know. So the box art had to be wild in order for regular people like me to possibly take a chance on the game. Needless to say, here is some wild video game box art from over the years. Street Sports Baseball (Commodore 64) This guy looks awfully confused by what he is doing. Perhaps have an… Continue reading 5 Wild Pieces of Video Game Box Art

Comic Book Panels Out of Context Returns

It has been TEN months since I’ve looked on the internet for isolated comic book panels that leave us with more questions than answers. Basically, everything, taken out of context. SANIC Man, as if Sonic the Hedgehog wasn’t already lowkey weird enough, we throw this panel into the mix. Don’t go to fanfiction.net, is all I’m saying. Modern Problems Require Modern Solutions When Taco Bell gets your order wrong, just follow Batman’s logic here… Spanker I feel like I’ve seen the adaptation of this comic in movie before, but it was on the deep end of the internet. Get Em Tiger Sure, we have just a Tiger Boy…. but where is a Tiger MAN? Yes, Jughead …and Archie, what is… Continue reading Comic Book Panels Out of Context Returns

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Odd Star Merchandise 2019 Edition

So this is the 3rd edition of this series, as this column comes around every Star Wars release. Well, this time, we are expecting the much anticipated Star Wars Episode IX – Rise of Skywalker (for better or worse), and we are also dealing The Mandalorian is kicking into high gear. But let us first talk about the one character who has stolen hearts of everyone, and that is Baby Yoda. In an effort to keep things spoiler free, they produced no merchandise for The Mandalorian. Well, its unfortunate too because Christmas seasons is here, and my wife is all “100% All In” on Baby Yoda (just like she was with Porgs and BB-8). Unfortunately THIS is just one example… Continue reading Odd Star Merchandise 2019 Edition

More Craigslist Listings That Raise More Questions Than Answers November 2019

It has been 10 months since I did my last batch of Craigslist listings (Warning: That one NSFW). Suffice to say, not much has changed in the land of internet classified ads. There is still some bizarre stuff (and great stuff). Here is another round of listings, and hey, this one is Safe For Work! Have a Banana! For all of your stuffed banana needs, here is a four foot long banana someone won at a Carnival. You know you can’t pass up quality junk like that! Have this piece of history take up space in your home so this person doesn’t have to! Perfect to Wear for Bar Mitzvahs and Weddings “How on Earth did this guy get a… Continue reading More Craigslist Listings That Raise More Questions Than Answers November 2019

Drive-In Intermission Videos: They Had Weird Advertising Ideas

When I was around 4 to 6 years old, my parents took me to the drive in theater. I remember seeing such movies as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Tim Burton’s version of Batman. Then, the local one shut down. I recently found out that there are still drive in theaters in the nation. One of them was about an hour away from me. They had 80s night at the drive in with Dirty Dancing and Labyrinth. My wife and I packed up to go to Harvest Moon Drive In Theater in Gibson City, IL. At one point, they had old school drive in intermission videos. It was interesting and I am glad they did. But, man, the 50s and… Continue reading Drive-In Intermission Videos: They Had Weird Advertising Ideas