Monster Hunter Tri

Monster Hunter Tri and Alaska: A Very Personal Connection

Two fishing villages: Moga and Katmai. Both under threat -- one from a volcano, another from the ocean. One of these towns exists in Monster Hunter Tri; the other once resided on the Alaska Peninsula. Luckily for Katmai, a village occupied by the Alutiiq, most members of the town were out fishing when Mount Katmai erupted and devastated the … [Read More...]

3ds demos feattop

Nintendo’s eShop Demos Are Shooting Themselves in the Foot

In the last few months I have become much less of a Nintendo fan, due in large part to the mistakes the company has been making. For example, their recent YouTube policies are drawing fire from YouTubers, and the fact that the new 3DS XL ships without an AC adapter is just plain criminal. And those are just the first two gripes that spring to … [Read More...]

Alex from Tekken

Cracked Knuckles: The True Meaning of T-Rex Arms

There's a stereotype of boxers, with their elbows held in tight and hands squeezed close at face level, that they have "T-Rex arms." Alluding to the diminutive upper limbs of that most famous of cretaceous carnivores, the label pokes fun, but also highlights one of boxing's greatest strengths. With that high guard, it's difficult to sneak a punch … [Read More...]

Rampage Monsters

Lizzie from Rampage Is Most Definitely Not a Dinosaur

It's Dinosaur Week at GeekParty, which means the staff has been discussing all kinds of important scientific issues. Like, say, whether or not Lizzie from the game Rampage qualifies as an actual dinosaur. Much like a pendulum, opinions on the issue have swung back and forth. … [Read More...]

Link's Awakening Chickens

I Finished Link’s Awakening on an Actual Game Boy; I Am Clearly a Better Person Than Josh W.

Recently, our senior editor Josh W. wrote an article about never having finished The Legend Of Zelda: Link's Awakening. He cited a lack of batteries as the reason, saying that he simply couldn't afford to buy as many batteries as it took to beat the game. I don't know what kind of cheap ass batteries he was using, but I beat that game three … [Read More...]

Dino Crisis 2

Cutscenery: Dino Crisis 2

One year has passed since the "Third Energy Incident" and government research has begun at a base... somewhere and blah blah blah... Look, I don't mean to belittle Dino Crisis 2, and my apologies go out to Dr. Kirk, but this opening dialogue is just an excuse to usher in a bunch of dinosaur action. Which is probably okay, because the only … [Read More...]

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Far Cry 4 Has a Chest Problem

While playing Far Cry 4, I was struck by how financially destitute the citizens of Kyrat appear to be. The villagers and townies are true salt of the earth types, barely able to make ends meet. In fact, many of them must subsidize their income by growing poppy for the drug trade. It's hard to blame them; their only other choice is to become a … [Read More...]