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ABC Finds A Way To Alienate the Geeks

So let me get this straight, NBC has proven that the geek demographic actually can bring in ratings and money between Heroes, The Office and the upcoming Bionic Woman, right?  So what does ABC do?  They take a giant dump on what could have been the next Outer Limits or Twilight Zone and decide to essentially make what Fox pulled on Firefly look like the long run Cheers had.

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I already don't watch much TV as it is since I've got a pretty decent DVD collection and Netflix.  This makes me want to boycott ABC outright.  Can't you at least let the viewing audience take a look at this show before deeming it garbage?  I swear, there's no way a great show like Spaced would make it because it isn't Desperate Housewives or Survivor.

For a great opinion on this fiasco, check out Wil Wheaton's thoughts on this.  Actually, just read anything the man writes.  The man is so good at what he does that I actually sing that I want to be like Wil instead of Mike.

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The Bourne Ultimatum: Dave's Review

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Dave's Score:  9/10

Wow.  That's really all I can say after getting out of The Bourne Supremacy.  It figures that I would pick a movie this good for our first review back at ScreenGeeks.  I am about to make a bold statement.  The Bourne Ultimatum is the best conclusion to a trilogy this summer.  Beyond that, this gives you all the action that Live Free or Die Hard gave you but with a better story and some actual substance.

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It's Official…We're Back

So, after a lot of debating, Barry and I have decided it's time to devote our time to ScreenGeeks again.  This is really our passion, so we've decided it's time to move on from the Hypecast and get back to doing our own thing.

I'm sure one question is, “Who will be coming back?”  Well, we're still working on that part.  We're adding at least one new person for some retro dvd reviews, and you can count on most of the previous regulars to come back.  I'm trying to get in touch with everyone to gague people's interest in starting again.

Our first episode back will be posting a week from Monday and I'm working on lining up a VERY exciting guest and we're planning on getting things started again with a bang.  In the meantime, expect some cool video clips and some op-ed pieces.  We hope you'll join us for the ride.

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The Winds of Change Are Coming

You’ll notice that I’ve taken the name of Game Crazy Radio down because we are officially at our new home.  We’re still working on getting the plumbing working right (the iTunes rss feed), but we’re home.

So, what does that mean for ScreenGeeks?  Ya know, that show that went for about five episodes then vanished into obscurity.  Well, nothing is close to being official, but I’m working on getting the gang back together and see what we can put together.  You may see some old faces not come back and some new ones get added, but hopefully it’ll be a good time.  We’ll be at least putting up DVD reviews again shortly.

Look for updated news to come over the next few weeks.

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Game Crazy Radio Is Coming

We've been on a bit of a hiatus lately while regrouping and determining if we're actually going to do the podcast.  Essentially, we shortened the pilot from four episodes to two.

But I've got good news!  We are starting regular production on the show back up today and to celebrate, we're changing the name of the show to Game Crazy Radio.  We're not official yet, but we're moving ahead like we will be because we're all confident that we can bring a good show and we're planning some interesting things.

Look for a new episode about the middle of the week and other changes shortly thereafter.

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Episode 2 Is Live

Hey everybody (all three of you)!

Episode 2 is up and running.  Grab it below or click play on the flash player.

http://www.screengeeks.com/GCEpisodes/02-UGCPodcast.mp3

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Quick Update

If you check the link for our first episode, you'll find that we've added a pretty sweet flash player that doesn't require you to download the whole file.

If you see some of the video files disappear from the main page, I haven't taken them down. I've just moved them after a break so it doesn't take forever and a day to load the page.

I apologize for the lack of news this week.  Some of us have experienced a death on our team at our other jobs, and updates have just fallen to the side.

To make up for it, here's a cinematic from the highly anticipated Mass Effect.

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Pilot Episode 1 Is Up

Show Notes will be up later today.  One point of clarification is that I mistakenly said that Super Rub-A-Dub was a babysitting simulator.  I have no idea what I was thinking, but it's actually a rubber ducky game that looks like it might actually be fun.  Anyway, click the flash player to listen now or the direct download link is below:

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http://www.screengeeks.com/GCEpisodes/01-UGCPodcast.mp3

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Podcast Is A Go!

Just a quick update that the episode was recorded today, and while a little rusty, it was good overall.  And hey, we have a prize to give away!  Listen on Tuesday/Wednesday for details.

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Guitar Hero 2 Mjolnir Mix

Courtesy of an article over at XBox 360 Fanboy, here's a homemade video of someone playing the Halo 2 theme Mjolnir mix by Steve Vai on Guitar Hero 2.  This video just gets me more than psyched for the 360 version even more.  Hit the jump to view the goodness.

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