Geek Links of the Week

You may not know the name Rae Johnston but you know her story. A guy in line at a coffee shop scoffed at her love of gaming because she was wearing a BioShock Infinite t-shirt so she spoiled the ending for him. She gives her in-depth recounting of the story and doesn’t even spoil the game for me. [Rae Johnston] No, I’m not done yet. Don’t judge. I’ve been busy.

Have you heard of Spiral Game’s Orion: Dino Beatdown? If you haven’t, that’s because Spiral Game Studios removed all mention of it from Steam and replaced it with the “new release” Orion: Dino Horde. While Dino Beatdown was panned far and wide (it got a 2/10 from IGN of all places), Dino Horde gets a fresh slate as far as Metacritic is concern. However, Dino Horde appears to be largely the exact same game as Dino Beatdown but with some minor improvements. We’re used to the big publisher having shady business practices but it’s painful when the indies do it. [Reddit]

Patton Oswalt was on Parks & Recreation this week as a citizen filibustering Pawnee city council. Oswalt was told to ad-lib his filibuster. The result was an eight-minute long description of what he wanted from Star Wars: Episode VII. It’s a damn cool idea and I like that he recognizes that Hawkeye and Black Widow are on Marvel’s B-team. [HitFix]

Disney says that they’re going to be releasing one Star Wars movie a year starting with Episode VII in 2015. This deal’s getting worse all the time. They won’t be happy until they’ve bled all the money out of Star Wars and discard it as a failure when the fans stop caring due to the eventual declining product quality and oversaturation. Fuck Disney. I can’t anymore. I’m done for the week. [/Film]

About Steve Murray

Steve is the founder and editor of The Lowdown Blog and et geekera. On The Lowdown Blog, he often writes about motorsports, hockey, politics and pop culture. Over on et geekera, Steve writes about geek interests and lifestyle. Steve is on Twitter at @TheSteveMurray.

Posted on April 19, 2013, in Links of the Week. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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