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Free Game Alert: Battlefield 3 Goes Free on PC

Some of you might already know about EA’s “On The House” promotion. This allows you to download full version PC games for free. Now we’re not talking about any rubbish ones, we are talking about some good ones. Previously, they’ve made Dead Space free and they currently have Plants vs Zombies available for free until 16th June 2014(at the time of publishing).  However, the folks at Origin have made Battlefield 3: Standard Edition free. Again, it’s the full version of Battlefield 3 for PC. Battlefield 3 will be On The House until 6th June 2014, so I would highly recommend downloading it for free as soon as you can. I am so excited that they’ve made this game free. I only played the original Battlefield back when it was released. But now I am so glad that this Battlefield 3 is available for free. I am always looking...

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Wolfenstein: The New Order Available Now

Great News! Bethesda announced today that Wolfenstein: The New Order is now available. Wolfenstein is based in Europe 1960 after World War II raged and (in this universe) the Nazis prevailed. Captain BJ. Blazkowicz has to go on a mission against the regime and take out General Wilhelm Strasse (a.k.a. Deathshead). But these are no ordinary Nazis. They are robots and super soldiers ready to take your head off at a moments notice. The game is available on PC, PS3, PS4, XBox One and XBox 360. You can get Wolfenstein: The New Order through Amazon Here are the recommended system requirements: 64-bit Windows 7/Windows 8 Intel Core i7 or equivalent AMD 4 GB System RAM 50 GB free hard drive space Nvidia GeForce GTX 460, AMD Radeon HD 6850

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I Went to New York with Google Glass. No One Hates Them Here…

You might have heard the hate issues associated with Google Glass. Well I would like to tell you my story of how someone either put me down or caused physical violence – but I can’t. And I went to one of the most populated areas in the world. I thought for sure with my recent trip to New York I would get a hater, an accausting of, or at least a “can you please take those off?” Yet all I got was the same questions people in my city would ask. When I arrived in NYC (and after attending part of a conference I was there for) I stopped into 5 Napkins restaurant. Located at 690 9th street in Hell’s Kitchen, this is one place I highly recommend you have a burger at. I arrived at the restaurant and the first person to notice Glass was the host...

Epic Confirms a New Unreal Tournament Game (And It Will Be Free) 0

Epic Confirms a New Unreal Tournament Game (And It Will Be Free)

  Just earlier today, Epic Games (the makers of Infinity Blade, Unreal Tournament and other titles) have announced that they are going to be working on a brand new version of Unreal Tournament(UT).  However, the development process is going to be a lot different than many other games. The way this will work is that they will have a small core team of Unreal Tournament veterans develop the game alongside the Unreal Engine 4 developer community. At this time, there is no release date. However, we do know that the game will be available on PC, Mac and Linux. Additionally, this new iteration of Unreal Tournament is going to be free. Epic Games are not going with the free-to-play model, so there will be no micro-transactions or in-game purchases.  This game is free but you will need to pay a monthly fee of $20 to get access to...

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EA Announces a Live Pre-E3 2014 Broadcast

Ahead of the big E3 Expo (where game developers come to show off their upcoming games), EA have announced that they will be holding an event called “EA World Premiere: E3 2014 Preview”. During this event, EA will be showing off the upcoming lineup of games for the rest of 2014 and beyond. The event itself will be hosted by EA’s CEO Andrew Wilson at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles, USA. You will be able to tune into the live broadcast of the event over at EA’s E3 page. The E3 expo itself will be taking place between June 10th and June 12th.

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Download a Free EA PC Game from Origin’s “On The House”

I know that a lot of you love a freebie, so you are going to like this one! EA have recently started a new promotion on their Origin Store called “On The House”. Essentially, the way this works is that EA make a PC game availalbe for free for a limited time.  At this time, the game that’s currently on offer is Dead Space. As far as I know, there is no catch here. The games in the promotion are not demos or betas. These are the full games. Once you have claimed your game it’s yours to keep. If you have not done so already, then you can create your Origin/EA account, and get your free game. Again, each game will not be free for a long time, so I would recommend jumping on each offer as soon as possible. That said, once claimed it, you can...

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EA Announces the Madden NFL 15 Release Date

Get ready to take to the grid iron! EA has announced that they will be releasing Madden NFL 15 on 29th August. The game will be coming to XBox One, XBox 360, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. You can check out the teaser trailer below.

Adi’s Weekly Gaming Pick – System Requirements Lab 0

Adi’s Weekly Gaming Pick – System Requirements Lab

  After a long time away from the tech world I am back. I took a break so I could clear my head. So for my first article that I wanted to write, I wanted introduce a new thing that I am doing here and that is my weekly gaming pick. This is something in gaming that’s really cool that I recommend checking out. For the first edition, my gaming pick is the System Requirements Lab’s Can You Run It.  This is essentially a website where you can find out if your Windows PC will be able to run the game that you want to buy.  You might need to download some software to make this tool work. However, once you have downloaded said software you just click a button, then it scans to see what hardware you have in your system.They have a whole list of games...

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Omnirax AV and Broadcast Office Furniture – NAB 2014

Podcast (quickcast): EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFor some podcasters, working from the living room table works for them. Others want to have an actual room and desk to sit at to run their shows. When I saw Omnirax office furniture I knew this would be perfect for that person who wants more. Omnirax is based out of California but reaches all over the US. They have placed together solutions for radio, studio, conference halls, classrooms, and more. Best part is their solutions can start as little as $500. Get Omnirax furniture Small or large they have a solution for your studio. They even custom build for whatever office you need. The Presto 4 is a top selling model. It houses areas for editors and creators and is designed to be ergonomic. The desk I sat at would fit an office nicely. It contained an area to...

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Livestream Unveils Google Glass App: My Livestream of NAB 2014

This week, Livestream announced their Glass app to stream directly to their services. I talked with Livestream and found that anyone with Glass and a connection to their servers can create video. I had to test it out of course. As I was heading into NAB, I turned on the stream. It was not without issue, though. The process to Livestream from Glass is as follows: Download the software to your Mac or PC Put your Google Glass into Debug mode Plug into the computer and run the Livestream software When complete, unplug Glass and turn debug mode off Go back to the computer and call up to Pair an event It will create a QR code to use Put on Glass and say these commands: OK Glass Livestream Tap to start a new stream Tap to agree Tap one more time Point Glass at the QR code...

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Absolute LoJack Challenge Winners

Congratulations to Rust and Wendy – they were the winners of the 1 year subscription to Absolute LoJack. But you know you can still get in on the deal with the two years of the standard subscription now for the price of one! That is $39 savings for a mobile device and $59 for a laptop! Simply go to absolutelojack.com/challenge for more information on Absolute LoJack products and to redeem this exclusive offer.

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Absolute LoJack Challenge & My Stolen iPhone Story

NOTE: This is a post brought to you by Absolute LoJack. The Contest part is over. All opinions on software are those of Geekazine. Last week I announced a contest and talked about going #DigitallyDark for the Absolute LoJack Challenge. I have actually had this happen to me, which is a far better story than any “recreation” I could make. That is when I started thinking about better protecting my devices, especially since  I need them to do my job. Remember: A Laptop is stolen every 50 seconds. That laptop could have your vacation or kids photos, tax or other business documents, or even a list of all your passcodes for home and work. Worse yet, Consumer Reports states that 1.6 million smart phones were stolen. 100 devices stolen in 60 seconds! Some of them were NOT from cherry pickers (those who grab phones sitting on a table or bar). Some...

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SXSW 2014 in Pictures

This was my SXSW. I had a lot of fun this year meeting new people and creating new interviews. Of course, this was the year of the selfie for me – Since selfies are suppose to be therapeutic. I got a lot of them with some great superstars My Celebrity SXSW Watch It all started at the Roku streaming lounge when I met one of my all-time favorite wrestlers Sgt. Slaughter. He was getting ready to talk about how the WWE was proud to be on Roku, and was gracious to be a part of the photo as I had to run to another interview. While at the Samsung lounge, I was able to get a picture with Dan Harmon (Community). He was singing phallic songs the crew had created. That night, I ran into Ron Pearlman (13 Sins) at an undisclosed location. We met in the bathroom, but I got...

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I’m Taking the Absolute LoJack Challenge

We are at an age where if we lose our connected devices, we feel lost or even violated. Not only is this a gateway to our friends and family through social apps, but it also contains our pictures, documents, lives – all on a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Last July I had my iPhone stolen (also known as “Cherry picked”), which put me in a loop. I technically went through this challenge back then unwittingly. I ended up getting a $15 “burner” phone while I was on a 2 day trip, then replaced with an old smartphone to save money. Of course we know that a laptop is stolen every 50 seconds. The price of any iPhone on the black market is a couple hundred bucks – while you spend over $600 to replace it yourself. You might have insurance through renters or home owners insurance, but the...

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Gaijin Announces an Wave 3 for War Thunder Ground Forces Expansion

Gaijin Entertainment announced today the third wave of the Ground Forces Expansion for War Thunder.  This is going to be the final wave before the expansion goes into an open beta. If you have not heard of it, then this expansion is one that brings tanks to the table. They also plan to bring war ships into war thunder. We are also going to see a huge update known as Update 1.39. This brings a huge amount of customisation to the table. For example, you will be able to create planes, locations, missions and put camouflage designs onto your aircraft. In particular, we will see planes from the Korean War. On a side note, War thunder is also coming to PS4 sometime in early 2014.

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Adi’s Time Tunnel: F-Zero

Welcome to Adi’s Time Tunnel. This is another feature, where I get to talk about games from the past(AKA retro games).  Up this week, I am talking about F-Zero for the SNES. This was released in November 1990 in Japan, August 1991 in the USA and June 1992 here in the UK. In fact, it was a launch title for the SNES. This was a racing game set in the year 2560, where multi-millionaires have created a racing league known as F-Zero. In this game, you have two modes: Grand Prix Mode and Practise Mode. In either of the modes, you have four different cars/machines to race with. Each of them differ in the way they drive.  The Blue falcon was a good choice for beginner drivers.  The Golden Fox had high acceleration, but a low defense rating.  The Wild  Goose had a lot of power, but low...

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Do The Keyboard and Mouse Matter In The Age Of Tablets and Smartphones

A lot more people doing some gaming on their tablet or smartphone. However, does PC gaming with a keyboard and mouse really matter? Games such as Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty: Ghosts, and Trackmania Canyon are all games, that are on PC and can be played very easily with a keyboard and mouse.  A lot of people that I have been talking to actually prefer to play on a keyboard and mouse. On the other hand, there are games which require the use of a specialised controller.  For example, a lot of fighting games on require a special arcade-style joystick.  For example, Razer have the Atrox Arcade Stick which is a customizable fight stick that can be used with the XBox 360 and the PC. Mad Catz also make a lot of different fight sticks specifically for different games. Fighting games require arcade sticks like the Razer...

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My Gaming Pick of The Week: Fist of Awesome

Every week, I will try and bring you a game that I think you should check out. This week, I have chosen a game called Fist of Awesome. This is essentially a beat-em-up game. You play the time-travelling lumberjack Tim Burr(cue impending rim shot). He is on a mission to correct the timeline by punching bears (and other animals) in the face and save humanity. You can punch, kick, and do a jumping kick.  However, tapping and holding on a second of the screen releases the special move known as the fist of awesome.  You have a main story mode (with the above plot). You also have an arena mode, where you have to kill as many bears as possible in the alloted time. The reason that I picked this game is because it reminds me of the golden age of beat-em-ups in the early 1990s. It reminds...

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Ford Traffic Tamer App Challenge to Help Reduce Road Congestion

Over the years, I have talked with K. Venkatesh Prasad about Ford’s open source initiative. Today, I was invited to talk with the group over a Google Hangout on the Traffic Tamer app challenge. This is a contest for the open source community to help mash data up and open streets. The challenge is to build hardware and software that can help reduce congestion in urban areas. Whether it be an app that avoids a traffic incident, a reroute if there is a situation, community ride sharing or another new idea, you will be able to submit for a chance at $10,000. Anyone can register. Maybe you are not a coder — that is OK. Put an idea together and post your ideas. You can find others that might also are interested in the idea and could turn it to reality. Ford also works with TechShop to help build...

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Why The Free-to-Play Model Has Become Popular

Everyone loves a good freebie. Because of this, a model of pricing for games called free-to-play has really taken off as of late. The idea is that you can download a game and start playing it for free. However, a developer also gives you the ability to buy certain things using real money to aid your progress in a game or unlock extra features.  To better illustrate it, let’s take a look at an example. On the recently released Killer Instinct for XBox One, the Double Helix Games and Microsoft operate a free-to-play model. You can download the “Round One”/basic package, which gives you one of the characters available for free, which rotates between the 8 available.  This also gets you all the game modes as well, so that’s quite a generous offering. You can also pay more to get all eight characters and the classic version. (The...

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Part 3: Geekazine at CES 2014 in Pictures #throughglass

I sorted through 500 pictures to show what I took #throughglass (Google Glass). Within this group, we see the last couple days of CES 2014 and the teardown of our techpodcasts booth. We did over 160 booth interviews – along with a large amount of floor interviews. Here are the final photos of this week.

Geekazine at CES 2014 in Pictures #throughglass Part 1

From setup to teardown, I was at CES 2014 snapping everything I was looking at with my Google Glass. New technology, great events, a look at Las Vegas and some of the celebrities that I saw and met. I took over 500 pictures #throughglass, so here are some of the best photos I snapped. (a 3 part blog post)

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Streaming Video: Can You Host it?

In today’s Internet, streaming video is important to get your word across. I do it all the time with my shows. It can be done on your own, but should you really do it on your own? With programs like Shoutcast out there, you could easily connect your computer and run video. People would then connect up to the stream and see the video. However, if you have a limited speed internet account then only a couple people can connect to your stream. If you have higher speed internet services  as home service, watch the ISPs Terms of Service. If you are using a lot of bandwith they might inquire why. You could be determined that your use does not fall in the terms of service. Because of that, you could get your Internet shut off. You can use a service like ustream or livestream. They will either...

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Finding the Right Network Protection for Your SMB for 2014

Last week I had a friend go through a major problem with his company — a cyber-attack happened and they lost data. I remember when it happened to me years ago. We built a strong infrastructure, but one wrong move by a overactive employee set us back a few months as we had to rebuild some vital databases. When we talked about it, he thought they had the right protection. Looking into it deeper, they didn’t have any. It wasn’t a real surprise since this group is just starting out. It might even be a lucky move for them because the data loss could have been years worth of work. Around this time, I report on my Day in Tech History podcast how many hackers attack during the holiday season. Heck, we just saw Target go into a major issue with their credit card system getting hacked. Small or...

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