30th September 2014

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TV Review: Once Upon a Time Season 4, Ep. 1

TV Review: Once Upon a Time Season 4, Ep. 1

Once Upon a Time, the popular fairytale-based show, returned Sunday night. Having teased its ‘Frozen’ cast all summer, our reception to episode one was appropriately…icy.

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Season 3, which ended with the triumphant defeat of Zelina also introduced a set of new problems: the yet-unnoticed arrival of Elsa; a tragic love triangle between Regina, Robin Hood and Marian; and a white…

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24th September 2014

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You are being lied to about Virtual Reality | GEGATT

You are being lied to about Virtual Reality | GEGATT

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I like to call this the Lawnmower Man effect. Or, the period at which home computers had gotten to a point where science fiction writers (especially for movies) could begin imagining a world where the immersion of intellect into a virtual world was possible. No. This is not the singularity. That idea has been around a lot longer (see Asimov’s The Last…

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23rd September 2014

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Sleepy Hollow 2.01: “This is War” brings back all the insanity that America was founded upon, with less heads.

Sleepy Hollow 2.01: “This is War” brings back all the insanity that America was founded upon, with less heads.

Sleepy Hollow 2.01

I’m not ashamed to admit that tuning into Sleepy Hollow after the nine months since its first season finale was daunting. The show has moved fast since the very beginning—tossing out references to demonic purgatory, magical cults, and encrypted patriotic bibles with such casual aplomb that it’s surprisingly similar to the way “hang out” sitcoms like Friends or New Girlapproach exposition. Only…

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21st September 2014

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To Live A Dragon’s Age 5: Story Time

To Live A Dragon’s Age 5: Story Time

Ep5 chapter header_with_text Editorial note: Welcome to the fifth installment of  To Live a Dragon’s Age, the second of two web serials running on Geek Eccentric. To Live A Dragon’s Age, written by author MAJK, edited by Dionne Lister and illustrated by Lydia Kurnia and Isaia , will be published one installment at a time on the third Sunday of every month. For more exciting fiction check out DinoLand, written by author A.J.…

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17th September 2014

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The Thing About Pesky SGML | GEGATT

The Thing About Pesky SGML | GEGATT

sgmlBelieve it or not, and regardless of your level of familiarity with the acronym, you are beholden to SGML standards every day of your life. SGML stands for standard generalized markup language and it allows any computer or data driven system to look at some simple tags and coding and interpret that coding into proper formatting. The reason SGML is so important is that both HTML and XML are…

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10th September 2014

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The Wonderful Art of Data Tethering | GEGATT

The Wonderful Art of Data Tethering | GEGATT

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Back in the day, when cell phones were more of a commodity than a necessity, and by necessity while I pay for an internet connection via the cable company and not cable or telephone and I haven’t spoken to a LAN line phone company in years I’ve consistently maintained my cell phone and upgraded with technology and time, it was quickly clear that tethering…

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7th September 2014

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DinoLand | Chapter 7: The Lost Child

DinoLand | Chapter 7: The Lost Child

Welcome to the latest chapter of DinoLand, by A.J. O’Connell and illustrated by Max Farinato.
For the previous chapter, click here. To begin reading at Chapter One, click here.

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Perdita Patrone, vice president of communications at DinoLand Enterprises, Inc.

Her voice has been rising for an hour now. Each time she speaks, she edges closer to hysteria. “We’ve been here for hours. You are not even…

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5th September 2014

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Review: Azure Striker Gunvolt

Review: Azure Striker Gunvolt

Even if Capcom may not pump out megaman games quite like they used to, the world will never lack spiritual successors to the blue bomber. Azure Striker Gunvolt is a modern day Megaman X, fasted paced running and gunning included, that manages to carve out it’s own place in Megaman copy-cats with some unique mechanics to keep things fun and fresh.

Azure Striker Gunvolt, a 2D action platformer, was…

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4th September 2014

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Marvel cancels ‘Elektra’ and it’s a bummer

Marvel cancels ‘Elektra’ and it’s a bummer

Screen Shot 2014-09-04 at 11.28.26 AMAfter just five issues, Elektra is dead.

Marvel cancelled the comic last week, written by William H. Blackman, with stunning art by Michael Del Mundo. A source at my local comic shop tells me there are two more issues (I only see one online) and then that’s it.

As someone who has been reading the book since its debut in April, I am disappointed. Elektrais one of the female-led titles that Marvel…

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2nd September 2014

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The CosView - So They Say You Shouldn’t Cosplay at BCC 2014

The CosView – So They Say You Shouldn’t Cosplay at BCC 2014

This year, The CosView and Geek Eccentric attended Boston Comic Con 2014. Packed with cosplays and tv heroes, BCC was an energetic and fun filled con that was great for all ages. The CosView photographer, Lazzaro Studios, stated that BCC “was the best comic con” he had been to all year, and we had been to a handful of them.

Covering a con is always an enjoyment for The CosView. Not only do we get…

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