Highlights: Xbox Briefing at Gamescom

Every year Xbox has a strong presence at Gamescom, and some may say that this is one of their strongest, since the release of the Xbox One back in 2013.  Though, Sony unfortunately did not have a briefing at this year’s show, but does have a presence on the exhibit floor. Microsoft, going guns blazing for their briefing, with the biggest line up of first … Continue reading Highlights: Xbox Briefing at Gamescom

Microsoft Gamescom Press Conference: The Highlights

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It seems as though the software giant, Microsoft, is making a somewhat of a comeback against Sony with their most recent Gamescom press conference in Cologne, France.   No one will ever forget their push for strict DRMs and a then-mandatory Kinect. Microsoft has recently shifted away from the Kinect, instead focusing on the games as the consumers demanded.  This strategy has worked greatly to their benefit. Here are some of the games shown off at this year’s Microsoft’s Gamescom press conference:
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Phoenix Comicon 2015 and Everything You’ll Need to Know.

Phoenix Comicon has been extremely successful and growing in popularity since its establishment 13 years ago, first debuting back in 2002 with a $3 per day admission and total of 432 attendees. Now, Phoenix Comicon memberships range anywhere between $20 to $50 per day online and even cost more on site. Last year’s event had well over 50,000 attendees. With this many attendees, the capacity of the Phoenix convention center was put to its limits, so much that it was a fire hazard. Thus, why this year’s event will have a cap on memberships, though no memberships at the moment are currently sold out, with last year’s convention, don’t count on buying your memberships at the event, because when you get to the con, they just might  be sold out already. Though some may ponder whether last year’s show had bigger actors, artists and exhibitors, and some may disagree, you can count on this year’s programming to bring in some awesome entertainment. The entertainment rich and unique can be easily ruined if one is not prepared. Comicon is a fun pop culture adventure, not having the necessary and right tools in your inventory can ruined this unique and rich experience Phoenix has to offer.  Phoenix itself unique to other cities in the country, “good ways” as a native Phoenician would probably say, or as an outsider would probably call this place a “desert wasteland”, Phoenix not perfect in anyway, can easily be enjoyable, but it is all about knowing your surroundings.

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Recap South Park: Stick of Truth Panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2013

Hey Everyone, Check out the footage of South Park: Stick of Truth Panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2013.  I took the film myself, and tried to capture the best moments of the panel, forgive me for the shaking, this is what usually happens when you don’t have a tripod when filming.  Getting back on subject, I have to say, this was one of the best panel’s that I have … Continue reading Recap South Park: Stick of Truth Panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2013

Phoenix Comicon: A Journey Into Nerd Culture

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In attending Phoenix Comicon I was surprised on how many attendee’s there were at the Downtown Phoenix Convention Center. The Numbers were so high on Saturday, that at one point the fire Marshall deemed the convention center was at full capacity. Though regardless of the capacity, every day at day at the convention registration was fast and easy, and I have to say, attendees who were buying their pass at the door, go their pass faster than those who bought their passes online.  Soon after leaving the registration area, I proceeded to the exhibit hall, and it was HUGE! Filled with hundreds of vendors selling all sorts of Items with some sweet deals, ‘though everybody knows that Sunday is always the best time to buy buy buy’, I could not resist!  Also, there were lots of panels, I got to attend a few myself, but the most popular ones were the Babylon 5 reunion, Star Trek Continues and Michael Rooker‘s panel.  Furthermore, the convention was a great successes, this year’s convention had more panels, exhibitors, actors, artists, and attendees then any Phoenix Comic Con to date. Here’s what I saw at this year’s convention ENJOY!!

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Gears of War: Judgment Review

Photo courtesy of Microsoft
Photo courtesy of Microsoft

In 2011, we saw the end of the Gears of War storyline. We saw the war come to a close and we saw a new beginning. Now with People Can Fly at the helm of this new story, we go back to the beginning that is Gears of War: Judgment. But does it live up to Epic’s grand trilogy? Continue reading “Gears of War: Judgment Review”

TeknoSquid’s Top 10 of 2012

Teknosquid top 10 picture2012 was filled with many amazing games, movies, shows, and surprising announcements, though there were many, Teknosquid has compiled a list of what we believe to be the best of 2012. Here is our list starting with:

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#10 Windows 8

Microsoft dominating the market with their windows software has decided to change the game with introducing their newest operating system “Windows 8”.  Windows 8 differs on a wide range of aspects in comparison to Windows 7 operating system, due to the fact that Windows 8 installs a new kind of software which enables users to configure a series of tiles on its front desktop.  Far different than previous windows advancements such as upgrading from Windows Vista to 7, which is very similar in appearance and user navigation between the two, but as for Windows 8 this is a completely new approach and appearance in comparison to previous operating systems from Microsoft.  All Microsoft is doing is integrating touch technology into their operating system, because honestly let’s face it guys, everything is going to be touch screen in the future and Microsoft is just preparing for the jump by pushing that sort of technology with their new software.  With the release of Windows 8 there has been a huge increase in products with touch screen technology; Microsoft even came out with their own tablets the Surface RT, and Surface Pro.  Many users of previous Windows OS are not too happy with this major change, but have no fear the desktop tile is here, this tile enables users to have a desktop view very similar to previous OS software, in which users can put icon shortcuts like web url’s or even word documents.   The only main difference is that the start icon is not at the bottom left of the PC no more, but on the right side panel, and is easily accessible.  Like I said previously, this is a huge change for Microsoft and for most PC users, but change is progress so let’s progress and see what the future has in store.     Continue reading “TeknoSquid’s Top 10 of 2012”

Playstation Store New Content!

(photo courtesy of Sony) The Playstation Store is starting 2013 with a bang tomorrow! With all new content Such as the beautiful looking “Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch”, by the very talented animators of Studio Ghibli.  Another title coming to the PSN Store is “The Cave’s” by  game designer Ron Gilbert, for all you pc adventure loving fans!!! Also coming are a … Continue reading Playstation Store New Content!