Saturday, December 31, 2011

Top 5 Memes of 2011

The year 2011 was a great and hilarious year for everyone, especially those who dwell on the internet.  Memes, or popular phrases/pictures that take the internet by storm, have had their share of the spotlight this past year.  Are any of your favorites on the list?

Top 5 Films of 2011!

Hollywood had a great year and a horrible year at the same time.  These films more than made up for the bad ones and are the cream of the crop of 2011. How many have you seen?

New Year's Resolutions From Us to You!

With 2011 coming to a close, there’s a lot we have planned for our readers in the future.  We also have a lot planned for ourselves, too.  We thought it’d be neat to give everyone a heads-up of things to come and things we want to come.  Take a look at Geek's Goals, our New Year’s Resolutions.

11/22/63: A Novel by Stephen King Review

In case you hadn’t noticed, we’ve updated our humble little blog recently.  There are incentives to donate on the right hand side and we can finally include our last forms of entertainment in our redone tabs up top: music and books!

We’ve decided to start off the book portion of Geek Preview with the review of 11/22/63 by Stephen King. We sure did choose one hell of a novel to kick off the new section.  Check out the 11/22/63 review after the jump!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Announcing: Snapdragon Stadium

This post brought to you by Snapdragon by Qualcomm. All opinions are 100% mine.

I live right outside of New Orleans, the home of what was once the Superdome.  It recently got a name change and is now called the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, which I guess means it's supposed to be more high-end.  It's too bad I don't live in San Diego, because their Qualcomm Stadium is being renamed to Snapdragon Stadium for 11 days!  That's much more awesome than Mercedes-Benz anyday!

Starting December 18th for 11 days, Qualcomm Stadium will be named after Qualcomm's most famous processor chips:  Snapdragon Stadium.  During this time, the stadium will host a Chargers vs. Ravens game and two college games: the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsetta Bowl on Dec. 21 and the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl on Dec. 28!

I'm excited for the name change because I feel that this could pave the way of bringing in some "geeky" flair to sports.  I heard a lot of "what?"s coming from people when they heard about the Snapdragon name change but others knew about the awesome little processors.

Snapdragon processors by Qualcomm are the digital brains inside mobile devices made specifically for smart phones.  Many top manufacturers, such as Samsung, Nokia, HTC, and LG, use these processors to get lightning-fast devices.  Over 250 devices contain these processors, such as the new HTC Rezound, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, and the LG DoublePlay.

Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors are amazing for mobile gaming and multi-tasking, which is why many of these high-end devices use them.  I honestly couldn't imagine using my Galaxy Tab without having a Snapdragon processor.  It just wouldn't feel right.

What do you think of the name change?  What other "geeky"-type products would you like to see a stadium get renamed, if even for a short time?

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Top 10 Products That Need To Come Back

Doesn't it suck when you get a craving for a food that no longer exists?  It's happened to everybody and we get those cravings all the time.  Here's the 10 products that need to come back ASAP!

21 Jump Street Posters and Trailer Revealed

Have you ever heard of the TV show 21 Jump Street starring Johnny Depp?  If not, it was a show about undercover cops who specialize in youth crime because they look young and can blend in.  The new movie starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill follows suit and seems to be a little...dirtier.  See why after the jump

Christmas Food

Christmas is waited for year-round by kids and adults.  You know when the time is coming because every company in the world lets you know not even an hour into Thanksgiving (in America.)  While many people love the gifts and the spirits, both mentally and drunkenly, some people are in it just for the Christmas food.

Pimp My Cube Contest

This post brought to you by Contest Factory. All opinions are 100% mine.

Do you have a messy, unorganized, or technologically impaired cubicle? Maybe your office space is cluttered with crap and comes across as tacky and dirty? If so, do we have a contest for you: the Pimp My Cube Contest.

All you have to do is make a video explaining why your cube needs to be pimped.  Tell us all about how you have an office with one of those huge, bulky desktops and a "clinkety-clank" keyboard.  You know the ones we're talking about; beige, loud, and unsightly.  After that, you upload your video to the Pimp My Cube website and get to voting!

Get your friends, family, co-workers, co-workers family, co-worker's family's friends and everyone else you can possibly think of to vote for your cubicle.  To further increase your odds, vote and comment on other videos and don't forget to invite others to register for the contest.  All of this helps get you extra sweepstakes points.

If Contest Factory determines that you have the worst cubicle, they'll Pimp Your Cube!  Of course, the judging is based on a number of points, such as worst (or best?) office, most convincing story, and most votes.  If I were you, I'd jump at this opportunity because as I'm writing this post, NOBODY has entered!  That sh*t cray!

The grand prize is valued at $1200 and consists of the winners choice of either:

  • New computer system
  • New Furniture and decorations
  • Entertainment package (speakers, espresso machine, etc.)

The second sweepstakes prize is a $200 gift card given to a random entrant at the end of the contest.

So get together a funny video and a great story and make yourself a star and a winner.  It's really easy to upload videos straight from your phone to the site, so you can even do it on the go if you want!  In fact, you could do it with your phone or webcam right now.  The contest runs 12/5/11 until 1/31/12 at 12:00 PM.

What are you waiting for? Check out the video below and make it happen!


Why does your office need to be pimped? Let us know!

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sour Smog Balls Review: The Best Sour Candy on the Market!

We've all had our fair share of sour candy, whether it's a ridiculously sour challenge of seeing how long you can hold something in your mouth or just something to give you a little "shock" to your snack.  There's a new sour candy on the market by Toxic Waste Candy. We've tried their newest product, Smog Balls, and we have a lot to say about them!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Men In Black 3 Trailer Released

It's been a while since we've seen Men In Black or it's sequel, but we're some excited after seeing the trailer for the newest installment in the series, Men In Black 3.  If you haven't seen it yet, prepare to be excited, very excited.

Buying The House

Thanks to Darwin Barton

Buying my new house was the highlight of my year and I’ve been working tirelessly to turn it into the kind of place that I want to live in. It’s got all the good bonesand structural elements but it needs a lot of work to restore it to its glory days which were apparently back in the 1800s. I love being the owner of an old house but it’s really far outside of town and commuting in has been a much bigger hassle than I would have thought. I love that it’s so great and cozy but there are definitely things I miss about my condo in the city! I got internet so I could stay connected to the office while I was out here and that’s helped and at least my cell phone gets service- that would be really hard to deal with otherwise. Anyway, I love that I’ve got a new project and plan and it won’t be long before I get the place spruced up and ready to show off!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

"Show Me The Monkey" Contest

So, after the big turnout of our last giveaway, we decided to give away a swag-tastic prize that goes with the release of a certain movie poster shown above.  Got any ideas as to what we're giving away?

Cee Lo Green's The Lady Killer Album Review: Album of the Year?

According to MTV, the nomations for 2011 Album of the Year came in on November 30.  However, we feel that one album in particular should be Album of the Year, and for a number of reasons.  That album is Cee Lo Green's The Lady Killer.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Sasha Baren Cohen's The Dictator Trailer Released

Have any of you seen the trailer for The Dictator movie with Sasha Baron Cohen? Well, if you haven't, consider yourself lucky.  It isn't looking all too great.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Posters Revealed!

We've got tons of great movies heading our way next year: The Bourne Legacy, The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider-Man, and so many more that I can't even list them all here.  Many of them were filmed right where we're based out of: New Orleans.  Especially one in particular, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter.  Check out the posters after the jump.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

LG DoublePlay­™: Double Screens, Double Awesome

This post brought to you by LG DoublePlay™. All opinions are 100% mine.

Have you heard about the new LG DoublePlay™ available only to T-Mobile?  Well, if you haven't, you're about to get schooled by one of the coolest phones on the market.  Are you ready?

Here's some of the perks of the LG DoublePlay that other phones simply don't have:

  • Dual Fully-Customizable Touch Screens.  A 3.5-inch main screen as well as a smaller 2.0-inch sub-display that can function by itself or with the main screen.  Think about how easily you could interact with our Facebook and Twitter with this?  
  • Multi-tasking like a boss.  You can surf the Web and update Facebook through both screens at the same time.  This is only possible with the DoublePlay, because it's the only phone with both screens.
  • 720p HD Video Recording with a 5MP camera.  You can record and take pictures all of your favorite moments in crisp High Defintion and then share them via Facebook at the same time.
  • Slide out split QWERTY keyboard with Swype for faster, more accurate typing.


With all these perks, I can use my phone better than ever!  I send thousands of text messages each month (well over 2,000.)  Using my primarily touchscreen smartphone, it gets time-consuming when I can't use a QWERTY keypad.  I would definitely double or even triple those texts because I would be able to text faster, especially considering the split keyboard would help multi-task faster.

The LG DoublePlay™ also uses CloudText to help send group texts faster.  When combined with the ultra-fast Android 2.3 Gingerbread, you've got a lightning-fast phone at the tips of your thumbs.  Gingerbread also contains the Android Market, which contains thousands of games, apps, movies, and books right in the plam of your hands!

Those dual screens can come in handy easily when you're using your social networks.  Since we're constantly talking to our readers and fans on Facebook and Twitter (almost 3-4 hours each day), we'd love to speed things up!  We can take a picture, upload it, add comments, and talk with all of you faster than ever before!

We'd love to hear from all of you:  how many texts do you send? How much time do you spend on Facebook on your phone and how do you think the LG DoublePlay can speed that up?  Let us know in the comments below!

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Ben & Jerry's Schweddy Balls Review: We Can't Resist Em'

Remember our pun-laden story about how ridiculous it is that people want Ben and Jerry's Schweddy Balls banned from stores?  Ben and Jerry's is known for their crazy pun-filled product names and their original combinations of flavors.  So how does their newest, limited batch flavor Schweddy Balls stand?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Interstellar Defence Troops is 50% Off!

Remember our review of the game Interstellar Defence Troops by Winter Rain Games?  Well, for a limited time only, they're having an X-mas sale!  50% off of this great game, bringing the price down to just $5.  Let us catch you up on how amazing of a deal this is:

For $5 you'll get:

  • Stunning graphics.  They are beautiful all-around and it's absolutely mesmerizing when you see them in action.
  • Solid, flowing gameplay.  This is one of the best tower defense games on the market, and it's even CHEAPER for a limited time.
  • Progressively challenging levels.  The more you play (and trust me you will play a LOT) the harder it gets. Sometimes, that sh*t cray.
  • A well-rounded, fully-immersive game.  This game will make you access every part of your brain and then some.
  • One of the best indie and tower defense games on the market.  There is really no match when comparing Interstellar Defence Troops to another game.  IDT tops all other tower defense games out there.

For $10, this game is amazing and a must-own.  Now it's only $5 and the question is why aren't you playing it right now?

After all, you deserve to treat yourself.  Treat yourself like a King.  And Interstellar Defence King.

You can purchase IDT for $5 at

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Call of Duty: Social Network

Everyone has played Call of Duty.  Yes, even you hardcore Battlefield fans know you have played it at least once.  If not, you certainly can't hate on it.  The Call of Duty series is arguably the most well-known first-person shooter out there.  With millions of individual hours clocked in on a weekly basis, people wonder what draws everyone into the Call of Duty experience.  We have an idea:  Call of Duty is a Social Network.

Monday, December 12, 2011

The Hidden Plot of "The Muppets" Movie

Did you get a chance to see The Muppets movie when it was in theaters?  If you didn't you sure missed one hell of a movie.  It's pretty much flawless.  We're serious.  Not only did it bring back everything we've ever loved about the Muppets, Jason Segel added his own special flair to it!  It was a perfect family movie and had something for everyone.  But what is the hidden plot of The Muppets?  NOTE: There may be some spoilers ahead.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Please Stop the (Christmas) Music!

I'm a normal human being, right?  I thought so, up until recently.  In case you couldn't tell, I'm pretty into every single piece of entertainment and art out there.  Movies, television, video games, books... you name it and I respect (most of) it!  Music is one of those outstanding art forms that just carries us on through good times and bad times and is one of my all-time favorite art forms.  Except for Christmas music, that is.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Fandango / Pirates of the Caribbean Winners!

Hello, readers!  It's time to announce the winners of our latest contest.  Did you win? With only 82 entries, everyone had a GREAT chance! 1/42 for each prize (and even greater chance for those who did the extra entries!) Read on to find out!

J. Edgar Movie Review: Top Secret is Worth Sharing

 Clint Eastwood is known for his amazing works of art:  writing, acting, directing, and even whistling.  With such classic films such as Mystic River, Dirty Harry, and Gran Torino under his belt, it's truly wonderful to see him continue his beautiful storytelling. J. Edgar is another one of his beautiful stories.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Sonic Generations Review: Stick With Your Memories

  The "Blue Blur" has always been a favorite character of mine.  Ever since the days of the Sega Genesis, Sonic the Hedgehog has captured all of our hearts and attention. Since Sonic has evolved from a two-dimensional sprite to a three-dimensional, high definition blue ball of speed, there seems to be no limit to what he can do.  That is, until now.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Black Eyed Peas Experience Got That Boom Boom Pow!

We've all played dancing games before: Dance Central, Just Dance, and let's not forget Dance Dance Revolution!  Then sometimes a dancing game comes along and just turns it into something totally different.  This "game" is more of an actual "experience," however.  The name of that game is The Black Eyed Peas Experience (BEP.)  With all the other dance games out there, are those chickens jackin' their style?

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Aldorlea Games Has the "Laxius" Force

We all have video games that stick with us from our childhood and throughout our life.  For me, it's always been about the role-playing games.  While most RPGs focus solely on "go from point A to point B, fight monster C,"  they still have great stories that make you feel as if you're playing a book.  Hours upon hours of gameplay can be spent and you'll still have more story to uncover.  While some RPGs today don't have those intertwining stories that can be seen all the way back from the NES, one storyline has a massive one:  Laxius Force.  Just how massively awesome is it, though?

Friday, November 18, 2011

Insterstellar Defence Troops is One Stellar Game!

Have you ever played a tower defense game and wished it was more in space?  Well, there's a game out there (and we mean out there) that allows you to control a Command Center and a fleet of different bodies to collect minerals and resources.  You can grow as a "space team" and become the best fleet in the universe (literally!)  But how does the game do in the universe of strategy games?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Beavis and Butthead: Episode 5 Mini-Review with Extras!

Here it is:  our weekly ritual.  Beavis and Butthead every Thursday at 10/9c.  We usually can catch it with all the work going on and it's a sad night when we don't.  The last episode was a huge success, and their latest double episode has some... extra qualities.

The Future of Apple Without Jobs

We remember October 5, 2011, just barely a month ago, when Steve Jobs, Apple Co-Founder and innovative revolutionary passed away.  The man who was kicked out of the company he started, brought a new company up from the rubble, and then came back to save the company he was kicked from in the first place.

Now that a month has passed and the iPhone 4S has been released, and gotten great reviews all around, we wonder:  what will the future of Apple look like without Jobs?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

[CLOSED] Fandango Gift Card / Pirates of the Caribbean Giveaway!

Here we go, as promised: our $25 Fandango Gift Card / Pirates of the Caribbean giveaway!  The gift card is an  e-gift card that can be used on the Fandango website.  The grand prize, however, is a Pirates of the Caribbean Blu-Ray Trilogy!  Shiver me timbers!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Beavis and Butthead: Episode 4 Mini-Review

After the slight misstep that was episode 3, we were hoping that B&B would really pack the punches in the newest episode, Holy Cornholio.  Did they kick it up a notch or is this episode another downward fall for Beavis and Butthead?

Beavis and Butthead: Episode 3 Mini-Review

Another week, another episode of our destructively dumb duo in their newest episode, Drones.  How does the third episode of the new Beavis and Butthead compare to the last two?

Monday, November 14, 2011

How Fast is Too Fast?

We live in a fast-paced world.  We’re all extremely busy and we have a ton of work to do and we need to do it two ways: fast and on-the-go.  With the newly released quad-core smartphones, the question is now becoming: Do we need everything to go this fast?

Mountain Dew Game Fuel: Tropical Review

With the release of any new game or movie comes promotional items, and boy do they come in waves.  With video games, though, most of these promotions are through food and drink.  Now, with the GINORMOUS release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Mountain Dew has released their newest edition of Game Fuel, their gamer-oriented drink of choice.

We’ve seen Mountain Dew’s Game Fuel before when it was World of Warcraft-inspired and once when it was Halo inspired.  With the success of Game Fuel then, it’s no surprise that it’s back and ready to “Search and Destroy” all other gamer drinks out there.  But does the newest drink flavor Capture the Flag?

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Top 5 Craziest Conspiracies!

Everyone loves a good story now and again.  Conspiracies and their conspiracy theorists are always pushing the envelope of what is going on under the nose of the general public.  They create some of the craziest stories and then try to tell us it's true.  We've heard our fair share of them and now we've got the top five!  Bet you can't find anything crazier!

Why Special Effects Help Bring Our Imaginations to Life

Tons of movies are released weekly.  Short films come out on an almost-daily basis from all around the world, and multiple feature films come out on a weekly basis.  Don’t forget about the straight-to-DVD and “Made for TV” movies that come out, too.  A majority of these movies are high budget and that means tons of eye candy! But are computer-generated effects the new “live-action?"

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wal-Mart Black Friday Ad Released; Geeks Rejoice!

So, in case you haven't heard, Wal-Mart has officially leaked (aka released) their Black Friday Ad.  This is much earlier than they ever have, so now people can plan ahead how they will decimate the store.  With all these deals, it is about to go DOWN.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Red Solstice is Definitely A Game-Changer

Screw P. Diddy, we want to wake up in the morning feeling like this guy!

Remember earlier when we talked about the Future of Gaming?  Well, here's what's shaping up to be the first step giant leap for game-kind.  We give our thoughts on the upcoming game and even sit down for a chat with Ironward Games' Hrvoje Horvatek.  He's got some great things to say about what's shaping up to be one of the greatest team games.

The Future of Gaming

Gaming has come a long way.  Some of you may remember, or have played, the original Pong.  A classic and a revolution, Pong started what we all call "video gaming" now.  Video games have come a long way since then, and what we see now almost seemed impossible then.  It almost makes you think:  what will the future of gaming be like?

Vuzix Gives Us A Virtual Reality Check!

Entertainment has been evolving sevenfold as of the last 5 years.  HDTV then turned into 3DTV, which is sure to change in the next couple of years.  How will it change, though?  Putting you into the movie, show, or game.  This is possible with the next level of entertainment, Virtual Eyewear.

Holodesk is Hella Awesome!

Microsoft recently announced their newest invention and technological innovation, the Holodesk.  Using the kinect camera and a see-through display, the Holodesk allows you to interact with 3D objects.  Pretty soon we'll be living Star Wars, guys!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Great Little War Game You Should All Be Playing

Have you ever sat there and whittled away hours upon hours playing a game?  We've done that numerous times on phones, tablets, consoles -- you name it.  There's tons of games out there: puzzle, action, RPG, FPS, but the one we always try (and usually fail at) are those strategy games.  In turn, this usually has us backing out at the thought of it.  That all changed with this Great Little War Game.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Beavis and Butthead: Episode 2 Review

So, many of us saw, and loved, Beavis and Butthead's premiere.  However, there are times when the first episode is better than the rest of the season.  Was this the case for Beavis and Butthead?

Watch the ParaNorman Trailer!

ParaNorman, from Laika, the creators of the hit movie Coraline, is scheduled to be released in August 2012.  Featuring the same atmosphere that we saw in Coraline, ParaNorman has a lot to bring to top it off, and it seems the movie will do just that.

The Adventures of Puppyman and His Owner, Cameron

As a kid, I used to play games all of the time.  They were, and still are, a vital part of who I am.  Not only did I play them to pass the time, but I also played them to learn and help enforce some hand-eye coordination.  A game I used to play a lot was called Sesame Street Counting Cafe.  It was great for teaching counting and numbers.  Those times have come and gone, and now there's family friendly, casual apps to take its place, such as the Adventures of Puppyman.

Rusty Axe's Skills Aren't Too Rusty

Have you ever played a game and realized just how fun it is? We've recently been taken back to our roots with Dungeon Brawl and Dungeon Demon, two games made by Rusty Axe Games.  Not only did we nostalgia, but we even got to see an awesome program that lets you create the game.  How bad ass is that, right?

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Which Technology Will Be Next to Die?

Hear ye, hear ye! All ye geeks!  I have come to report the certain death of one of our most important pieces of technology, but which will it be?  Take a look inside and you shall see!

Is It the Casual Gamer's Time to Shine?

It all started out with board games.  Board games have their fair share of casual players and hardcore players.  Anyone can see this when it comes to chess and checkers, but did you know Monopoly actually has championship tournaments?

Since then, video games are well on their way to becoming the most popular form of entertainment.  As with board games, gamers can also be casual players or hardcore players.With the rise in smart phones, tablets, and the lack of time causing the rise of casual gaming?

Friday, November 4, 2011

Energy Review Roundup Awards!

Here we go, folks!  The moment you've all been waiting for has arrived.  We've tried a wide array of energy supplements and we're about to give you the results!  The awards are as follows:

  • Most Natural
  • Best Energy
  • Most Energy
  • Best Focus
  • Best Packaging
  • Best Taste
  • Overall Best
But who won which award?

Is Everyday Energy Something You'd Want to Take Every Day?

We know we said our last contender was our absolute last, but we had a final contender enter the ring at the very last minute!  We've tried a different energy supplement every day (pun intended) and now we end with Everyday Energy.  With it's newly enhanced formula, would Everyday Energy be something we'd like to drink every day?  Note:  We do not support or suggest drinking an energy drink or supplement every single day.  It's just not good for you...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

20 Movie Quotes We're Tired of Hearing!

This has happened to and been done by everyone reading this (and those who aren't.)  You're having a conversation with someone and they spurt out a movie phrase.  It might fit the situation, but it gets really annoying after hearing it over and over and over again.  We taken 20 of the most overused quotes and put them into one list.  This could either be a good or bad thing; we haven't decided yet.