The Fallout speedrunners competition is going strong. Recently a player who goes by Kungkobra beat Fallout: New Vegas in a record 21:02, which was then beaten a day later by player Swags_The_Dog with a 20:54 run. Another day later Kungkobra reclaimed the record with a 20:47 run, which is currently the record. Though that could change at any time the way things are going.
Back in July of 2014 we saw someone beat Fallout 3 in a little under 24 minutes, which was then pretty quickly beaten by someone who pulled off a run in a little over 23 minutes. While this post was originally just to share the crazy New Vegas run, I discovered that these Fallout 3 runs don’t even get you in the top 25 anymore. In fact, a player called Petite_Miku just broke the record for that game again a couple of days ago with a ridiculous 15-minute run.
You can check out the speedrunners’ record-breaking videos for Fallout 3 and New Vegas below.
Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Like most of the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there are either loose or strong links to all the films no matter if they are based on Earth, Asgard, or far away galaxies. Whether these connections come in the form of Macguffins or just subtle nods, they are a representation of how expansive the MCU is as a whole. And like most of these films, they are some sort of genre. Iron Man was a buddy cop film, Captain America is a political thriller, Thor a fantastical film, Ant-Man being heists, and Guardians of the Galaxy a space opera.
It’s not clear what we will see in Phase 3 of the MCU, but all of the films will culminate with the two-part Avengers: Infinity War. Phase 3 will also introduce new characters like Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), who will make his MCU debut in Captain America: Civil War before starring in his own titular film.
But Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is now talking a little bit about what Black Panther will be, and how it links to Avengers: Infinity War. More on the story below.
Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 at 5:25 pm
Below you’ll find the solicitations information and cover artwork for all of Dynamite comic book titles that were released on December 30, 2015. I’m really enjoying the Vampirella storyline with Aliens, or is it the Aliens storyline with Vampirella. Whichever, it’s been fun. I also got my first taste of Warren Ellis writing James Bond. Well done, sir. Well done, indeed.
Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 at 4:00 pm
I’ve been writing for Geeks of Doom since April 2008. In that time I have written about the occasional soundtrack release, but never before in my time or anywhere else have I attempted to write a list of the best new music I heard over the course of a year. Please bear with me, dear readers as I get into my picks for my Top 10 Albums of 2015.
Two years before I joined the Geeks writing staff, I was employed by my local Tower Records and Video. From the summer of 1999 to just a few days shy of Christmas 2006 when the nationwide chain shut down forever, I worked full time at Tower and loved almost every minute of my time there. Each day I was exposed to music from countless genres, and having that job deepened my appreciation of music I either dabbled in previously or was never exposed to at all. I was listening to a lot more rap, jazz, opera, bluegrass, gospel, and indie rock than ever before and developing a deeply emotional and intellectual appreciation for how each album was lovingly crafted and the unique history behind every song.
A pair of featurettes have been released for Anomalisa, the stop-motion animated drama from Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Adaptation) and Duke Johnson (Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole, Moral Orel).
The new videos are brief, running only a minute long each, and introduce the film’s two main characters, Michael (played by Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and The Theory of Everything star David Thewlis) and Lisa (played by The Hateful Eight and Fast Times at Ridgemont High star Jennifer Jason Leigh).
You can read more about the movie and watch the videos below.