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Geek-O-Lanterns

Posted in Battlestar galactica, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Doctor who, Games, Geek Films, Geekery, Joss Whedon/Whedonverse, Stargate, The X-Files with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2010 by Geek Tv

This is Halloween, this is halloween pumpkins scream in the dead of night!

Well, my country doesn’t celebrate Halloween so this is just another boring Sunday around here which has fraked up my bio-clock due to daylight saving time change -.- Anyway, this is a good opportunity to admire the hardwork that went into these Jack-o-lanterns. Enjoy!

PS- If any of you has carved a nice sci-fi pumpkin leave a comment and I’ll feature you too!

And the award of the geekiest pumpkins out there goes to these two guys:

Lunar: Silver Star Harmony Trailer

Posted in Games with tags , , on September 22, 2010 by Geek Tv

Dear Square Enix, watch this game to get some lessons on gameplay, story and character development, because it is what you once had but now is gone.
PS: Your last FF sucked donkey balls and it was a fraking waste of money.

American McGee’s Alice returns! (trailer)

Posted in Games with tags , , , on September 16, 2010 by Geek Tv

Dr. Who’s Sonic Screwdriver Available for the Wii?

Posted in Doctor who, Games with tags , , , on September 8, 2010 by Geek Tv

funny video game photos - Dr. Who's Sonic Screwdriver Available for the Wii?

Dr. Who: Return to Earth releases at the end of October and much to my nerdy pleasure this sweet sonic screwdriver will release with it. Now my Dr. Who LARPing outfit will be complete!!!

More Who Games

Posted in Doctor who, Games with tags , , on June 28, 2010 by Geek Tv

The season may be over but BBC has two special adventures, one for now (Blood of the cybermen), one coming soon and is called The History Hunt. It’s an interactive game where you must help Amy and the Doctor. It’s not one of our new Adventure Games but it does involve you following clues and entering the world of the Doctor! It’s gonna be full of exploration, fun and exclusive videos!

How to run City of the Daleks outside UK

Posted in Doctor who, Games with tags , , , on June 11, 2010 by Geek Tv

Many thanks to krezubica

ok, so this is how it really works:

web-based proxy (such as daveproxy.co.uk suggested above) will work ONLY for downloading the file from the BBC site. so, not actually helpful.

you need to find a non-web-based UK proxy, and change your connection settings in your browser. then just let the installer install. when it does, reverse your connection settings 🙂

short instructions for IE: tools -> internet options -> connections -> LAN settings -> check “use a proxy server for your LAN…” -> type the IP and the port in the boxes below.
changing the settings in IE will change your global settings, I suppose, since chrome was working on the same settings I typed into IE. to check if the proxy you tried is working correctly, just try going to any webpage as you would normally. if it’s REALLY slow, you might want to try a different proxy (see next paragraph as to why)

for a list of proxys try this site: http://www.hidemyass.com/proxy-list/search-8 (just select you want proxys from UK only), and try the ones you get, you should get lucky with one (some are slow and the installation process just freezes).

i used the 91.103.185.182 port: 80 and that one worked just fine

Don’t forget! You have to make IE the default web browser! Also remember to change the settings back when you’re done

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Greek: Τα proxy που βασίζονται στο διαδύκτιο βοηθάνε μόνο στο να κατεβάσετε το παιχνίδι.

Για να κάνετε το παιχνίδι να δουλέψει ανοίξτε τον ΙΕ και πηγαίνετε Εργαλεία>επιλογές δικτύου>συνδέσεις> ρυθμίσεις LAN

και αλλάξτε την ΙΡ και τη θύρα.

Εγώ έβαλα την ΙΡ 91.103.185.182 και θύρα 80 και δούλεψε!

Μην ξεχάσετε να κάνετε τον ΙΕ τον προεπιλεγμένο περιηγητή και μετά να ξαναλλάξετε τις ρυθμίσεις μόλις τελειώσετε!

Doctor Who: City of the Daleks screencaps

Posted in Doctor who, Games with tags , , , , , , , , on June 10, 2010 by Geek Tv

I only played 5 minutes and took some screencaps. I won’t be making any more though so as not to spoil my gaming experience 😛

So far I have abandoned it to rot since it requires to do some stealthy poo and I’m more of a charge in type of person 😛

I have been exterminated x_x

Enjoy:

Doctor Who: Bypass BBC’s stupid UK-only locks

Posted in Doctor who, Games with tags , , , on June 7, 2010 by Geek Tv

So… BBC has all those DW goodies up their site but only UK people are granted access to them. I found a way to bypass that and it is very easy. Just go to http://www.daveproxy.co.uk and enter the url you wish to access. I am currently trying to get City of the Daleks to work. I will let you know once it is here.
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Το BBC έχει πολλά καλούδια σχετικά με το DW αλλά είναι κλειδωμένα μόνο για τους Άγγλους, μω την τρέλα μου! Βρήκα έναν τρόπο να το παρακάμψετε αυτό και είναι πολύ απλός. Πηγαίνετε στο http://www.daveproxy.co.uk εισάγετε το link που θέλετε να δείτε και απολαύστε! Αυτή τη στιγμή προσπαθώ να κάνω το παιχνίδι City of Daleks να δουλέψει. Θα σας ενημερώσω για το πως θα πάει!

UPDATE: It didn’t work for me but worked on another computer. Try it, you might be lucky!

Σ’εμένα δε δούλεψε αλλά δουλεύει στου άντρα μου το pc. Μάλλον είναι ανάλογα το pc 😦

DW: The Adventure Games out early!!!

Posted in Doctor who, Games with tags , , , , , , on June 4, 2010 by Geek Tv

Well if you’re a mortal and don’t live in UK then you can go download the adventure games now << Else you gotta purchase them in July. I thought they were free <.<

Have you ever wanted to take on the Cybermen or Daleks? This is your chance to play as the Doctor for the very first time, but don’t worry, Amy’s coming too.

Travel across time and space in these brand new online adventures – available free in the UK, only on this site. Can you do battle with the Daleks, survive Skaro and save the Earth?

The first adventure, City of the Daleks, is ready to download and play now.

DW: The Adventure Games, One Week to Go!

Posted in Doctor who, Games with tags , , , on June 1, 2010 by Geek Tv

We’re indebted to one of The Adventure Games’ Executive Producers – the games industry legend Charles Cecil – for his latest update on City of the Daleks, released free of charge on this site on Saturday, 5 June…

So, here we are, with a week to go before release of ‘City of the Daleks’. This week I played through the game many times, looking for minor tweaks that could be made – and then agreeing with the teams at the BBC and Sumo what could and what could not be changed. Clearly nothing could be done which could threaten the release date. And on Wednesday I had to stop, to let the final testing and master preparation conclude without my interference. I had to let go. And now I wait nervously. I am really pleased with how the game plays – I just hope that the people that matter, namely you, agree. The great thing about the internet is that feedback is immediate and frank – which is incredibly valuable, if brutal at times.

The whole team has been working so hard in these last few weeks. This is know as the ‘crunch’ period and lasts until the game is mastered. Crunch seems to be an inevitable result of game development – we try to schedule to avoid it, but never succeed in doing so. People are so passionate about the project and want to do everything to get the game as good as possible. A small bonus is that those that work late nights at Sumo do get treated to a takeaway dinner that they then eat at their desks. Personally I prefer the food from the Chinese takeaway over that from the Indian takeaway – but, frankly, the focus remains firmly on the game rather than paying too much mind to the culinary experience.

Visually the game looks stunning. A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of voice directing Matt and Karen – we were recording the lines for a later episode, and they were thrilled to see how they look in their virtual environment. They were both really enthusiastic – it was such fun.

Steven Moffat will be given a copy of the final game in the next day or two. Steven is quite a gamer – he liked what he saw when he played the alpha version. I really hope that he is pleased with the final product. I am sure he will be – the stealth / adventure hybrid conveys the essence of Doctor Who in a very dynamic and exciting way – the way that games can.

The wait is almost over. Although, of course, while ‘City of the Daleks’ is locked, there are still three more episodes in development. The Chinese and Indian takeaways of Sheffield need not fear that their orders will drop for many weeks to come.

source: BBC

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