Geek Music Monday – “Game Stop” by Adam Warrock

Category : Entertain Me, Featured, Geek Music Monday

I have been listening to Adam Warrock since he released The Browncoats Mixtape. I hope you have also been a fan. If not, this week’s Geek Music Monday selection will provide an introduction.

 

Adam Warrock is a musician who combines pop culture and hip hop in  a seamless way that will have you dancing in your game seat. In addition to The Browncoats Mixtape (inspired by the television series Firefly & film Serenity), previous EP themes include the television series Parks & Recreation and X-Men, among others. His wheels are constantly turning, looking for inspiration for new music. When it comes to finding inspiration, nothing is off limits with music inspired by Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones and Top Chef. To date, his most popular video has him teaming up with Vince Vandal for a track inspired by Disney’s animated short “Paperman.”

 

Courtesy of Adam Warrock

 

His latest track, “Game Stop” takes on the consumer rage sometimes directed at the biggest brick and mortar video game retailer and samples music from “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (If you haven’t heard this song, seek it out. It is well worth a listen). Referencing real game titles and alluding to situations many of us have actually experienced in store, “Game Stop” is clever and relatable.

 

 

To find out more about Adam Warrock:
Visit his Official website: http://www.adamwarrock.com
Subscribe to his YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/awarrockmixtape
Like him on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/adamwarrock
Follow him on Twitter: @eugewarrock

 

5 of the Best Phone Games for Comic Book Lovers

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Category : Comics, Entertain Me, Featured, Game On, iOS

Are you a college guy that loves video games? Better yet, do you like comic books? Do you enjoy Perhaps you are a college student that wants to design video games for your major. Even if you are a video game enthusiast, or looking at it as a career, you should be up to date on the best super hero games. If you want to games on the go with your Apple device, you can find some great apps that have been built for gamers and comic book enthusiasts.

 

1. Batman: Arkham City Lockdown. All of you know Batman. The rich, bad-boy-turned-superhero that all of Gotham hates. He’s pretty iconic to comic book enthusiasts. This is a great game where you will put your Batman against many iconic villains. The best part about this game is that all of the duels are pretty unique to your experience. This is a highly addictive game even if you aren’t that into Batman!

2. X-Men. This is a total flashback! This game was originally released in arcades in 1992. You can choose to play as one of the leading X-Men in a a fun, action packed adventure that even allows you to play with up to 4 other players. Even though the graphics aren’t the best thing. They still will take you back to a simpler time when you were younger and didn’t have to worry about paying rent.

3. Spider-Man: Total Mayhem. This is a great app that lets you play as Spider-Man! Who wouldn’t want that? You are able to control the web-slinger with easy buttons, and you will be able to play tons of different levels. This is a great game that is worth the $7!

4. Chillingo’s Superman. This is a very simplified take on this iconic superhero. You have to fight different waves of foes in 18 different levels. So you aren’t going to run out of levels anytime soon. Superman also have some awesome superpowers like frost breath and heat vision as you try to defeat opponents.

5. Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty. If this superhero isn’t iconic, then I don’t know what is. You will be able to slide, jump, and attack to finish your different stages This is a great game if you love Captain America.

These are just a few of the many games for smartphones. Now you can take your love of comic books and video games wherever you want!

 

 

About the Author
Nellie Annie is a freelance writer for MyCollegesandCareers.com. My Colleges and Careers is a site for those that are considering enrolling in the best online colleges.

At the Con: Super Megafest 2009

Category : Conventions, E-vents, Super Megafest

If you found yourself at the Sheraton Tara Hotel in Framingham, MA last weekend (November 21-22), chances are you were at Super Megafest. Super Megafest touts itself as New England’s largest Multimedia Fanfest. The convention indulges fans of all varieties and includes celebrity Q & A sessions, photo and autograph opportunities, and concerts.

The biggest draw of this year’s convention was, without a doubt, the celebrity guests. Among this year’s celebrities were:

(Photo courtesy of JamesMarsters.com)

James Marsters (Spike from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Angel, Brainiac of the television series Smallville, Captain John Hart of the television series Torchwood, John in the movie P.S. I Love You). Visit the official James Marsters website.

(Photo courtesy of Myspace.com/RealBrentSpiner)

Brent Spiner (Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation the television series and movies, Dr. Brackish Okun in the movie Independence Day, Dr. Nigel Fenway of the television series Threshold). Visit the official Brent Spiner website.

(Photo courtesy of RayPark.com)

Ray Park (Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Edgar of the television series Heroes, Toad in the X-men movie, Snake Eyes in the movie G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra). Visit the official Ray Park website.

(Photos courtesy of LindsayWagner.com, Bionik.com & JaniceWhitby.com)

Lindsay Wagner, Richard Anderson & Janice Whitby from the classic television series The Bionic Woman

(Photos courtesy of Myspace.com/theofficialmickydolenzpage & PeterTork.com)

Micky Dolenz & Peter Tork from The Monkees

Still not interested? Perhaps comics, collectibles or movies are more your thing. You can visit the dealers hall, boasting approximately 100 vendors, to pick up vintage comics, autographed photos, weaponry, custom fangs, collectibles for every fandom, and movies to round out your collection.

But wait, there’s more! Celebrity events like this year’s James Marsters & Peter Tork concerts, or the special dinner with Peter Tork made this year’s convention a fan highlight of 2009. Let’s not forget about the costumes, this is a fan convention after all. Super Megafest may be a small regional convention, but the fans are hardcore. Turn the corner and you will find yourself face to face with Batman from the television series, alongside Slave Lea and Saber Tooth.

Vader’s 501st New England Garrison was also in full force with a photo booth, accepting donations on behalf of Toys for Tots & The Jimmy Fund.

For this fan, Super Megafest 2009 was a great experience. I got a chance to make great new friends, meet some of my favorite celebrities, listen to good music and purchase some DVDs to add to my own collection. I am glad I stumbled upon this convention. Which brings up a point. I spoke to many attendees and did not find a single one that had been to the event before. We all happened upon Super Megafest by accident, or because we knew someone who was already aware of it. Though the event is in my backyard, this was the first I heard of the convention. Even friends who attend many fan events each year had no idea this convention existed. Why? A lack of marketing, guerilla or otherwise. In this sense, Super Megafest is their own worst enemy and that truly is a shame.

I applaud the effort to bring suburban fans together with the celebrities and artists they love. I sincerely hope more of these fan conventions pop up in smaller cities around the country. Admission tickets for the Super Megafest weekend range in price from $20 to $100. For more information on Super Megafest, visit the event website.

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