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The Middlemen

The Middlemen

Allow me to present two important facts about two of the WWE’s mid-level championships. Facts only an ardent fan of wrestling would know. Not too deep and obscure, but something an outsider—the kind of long-lost childhood follower that mourned the Ultimate Warrior’s sudden passing last week—would not know, for it concerns the current product. The stuff they’ve stopped watching. But, no matter; if you’re the kind who needs some catching up to do, consider this a primer. First, the obvious: there’s a... Read more

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The SGP Podcast: The Craziest Week in Wrestling

The SGP Podcast: The Craziest Week in Wrestling

Stan and I are back with the Smark-Gilas Pilipinas Podcast, and BAH GAWD, it was a really crazy week in wrestling! We cover a lot of things - the biggest stuff, obviously, with Ultimate Warrior's passing, to the slew of NXT debuts on the main roster to the surprise returns of good old vets we haven't seen in a while. You can download this! Take it with you on your commute! Share it with your friends, whether they be mark or smark... Read more

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5 Gift Card Ideas Your Geeky Friends Would Love

5 Gift Card Ideas Your Geeky Friends Would Love

If there is a TV series that would best describe geeks, it has to be Glee. Thanks to this wonderful new TV series, it changed the world’s perception of geeks. In the past, people referred to geeks as outcasts and losers. Since most geeks love books and tech trends, people pretending to be cool disliked these hobbies because they were convinced that geeks did not know how to have fun. Everyone is different in every way - what may be fun to her... Read more

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The SGP Podcast: Wrestlemania XXX Edition

The SGP Podcast: Wrestlemania XXX Edition

The men of Smark-Gilas Pilipinas, myself and Stan, bring you the very first episode of the SGP Podcast at the best time: the fallout from Wrestlemania 30! We go deep on each match on the card, including all the big moments you can't miss, as well as the Wrestlemania XXX Viewing Party put together by Philippine Wrestling Revolution. You can download this! Take it with you on your commute! Share it with your friends, whether they be mark or smark! Are you a... Read more

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Initial impressions: FTL: Advanced Edition

Initial impressions: FTL: Advanced Edition

Last April 3 (4 here), the expansion for 2012's multi-awarded space rogue-like FTL: Faster Than Light dropped for the PC and iPad (iPad 2 and above) and started wrecking lives anew through time dilation (surprise, it's 2AM already!) and general ragequit-inducing RNG fickleness. Called FTL: Advanced Edition (FTL: AE), the expansion features a ton of new content including: a new race in addition to the original seven and their ships new ship layouts new ship weapons, systems and sub-systems, and augmentations new environmental dangers... Read more

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

While I enjoyed Captain America: The First Avenger well enough, to say it was at the top of my list of favorite movies would be a lie. I was entertained by it, and I liked Chris Evans in the role, but the character was never really one of those I followed. When I first started comics, I was a kid and how could a boring guy with a shield stand up to characters like Wolverine with claws that poked through... Read more

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The SGP Geek Out Roundtable: Wrestlemania XXX Edition, Part 2

The SGP Geek Out Roundtable: Wrestlemania XXX Edition, Part 2

We are around 48 hours away from the biggest show of the decade, and the Roundtable rolls on! When we left it, we discussed how we thought the show was going to go, what we thought the biggest match would be, how the walkout of Phil Brooks affected the booking of the entire thing, argued what the deal about the Andre Memorial Battle Royal is, and how the rest of the roster who don't have their own storylines will figure in... Read more

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Nice One, Gazillion.

Nice One, Gazillion.

On April 1, everyone does some kind of April Fool's joke. Some are more believable than others, while some are just heartbreaking. I actually look forward to checking out the best ones every year because they get crazier and crazier. My favorite one is still IGN's Legend of Zelda movie from five years ago. I think that prank may have been edged out today. Gazillion, the guys behind my current addiction, Marvel Heroes, put out 5 new playable character announcements as... Read more

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Marvel Legends Infinite Series Spider-Man Legends

Marvel Legends Infinite Series Spider-Man Legends

At last! I got the latest Marvel Legends wave from Hasbro and got everything including the variants. For now, I bring you 4 figures from the set since they're too many. I'll make sure to review the rest after! I was able to review the Amazing Spider-Man (movie based), Superior Spider-Man (It's Peter Park-- Doc Ock!), Carnage and Black Cat for now. These are my favorites from the wave but don't get me wrong, the rest of the wave is sick... Read more

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New 52 DC Stuff at SM Malls

New 52 DC Stuff at SM Malls

Being a comic book fan used to be mean having to import comic book themed shirts at exorbitant prices or paying a premium for locally available stuff. That all changed when comic book apparel became mainstream, with silver age clothing being the hipstery thing to wear. Everyone who wanted to be different wanted to wear a Batman or Green Lantern shirt. Thankfully, there were so many "different" people that comic book licensed merchandise actually became profitable enough to be sold... Read more

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The SGP Geek Out Roundtable: Wrestlemania XXX Edition, Part 1

The SGP Geek Out Roundtable: Wrestlemania XXX Edition, Part 1

This is it. We're almost here. We are less than a week away from (what should be) the biggest Wrestlemania in the history of the WWE. 30 years' worth of a pro wrestling legacy is no easy feat to accomplish, and yet here we are - halfway to the lifespan of the Super Bowl and the NBA Finals. (But only a mere fraction of the World Series; then again, nothing else could probably touch that.) One would think that booking the biggest... Read more

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Divergent

Divergent

I tried. Wanting to give the film a chance, I went and saw Divergent this weekend. Having become a fan of The Hunger Games after the movie came out, I've been going to see other movies based on Young Adult books. So far however, lightning hasn't struck twice. Beautiful Creatures was awful and City of Bones was an incoherent mess. Though not as awful as those two, Divergent doesn't come off much better. When I looked up the movie online afterwards, it had a www.clickthecity.com user... Read more

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Why Redheads Are A Pinoy Geek Fantasy

Why Redheads Are A Pinoy Geek Fantasy

I think redheads are Pinoy geek Kryptonite. For starters, they're hella uncommon in these parts – the Great Unknown in the Biblical sense. Combine that with the prominence of gingers in geek culture, writ large, from Cheryl Blossom to Amy Pond, via actual nerdy celebs like Felicia Day, and it's a surefire formula for South East Asian geek fantasy. It’s all especially ironic when you consider that Mary Jane Watson types are meant to represent a sense of uniqueness, sure, but also... Read more

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Tabletop Review: Incredibrawl or Incredibawl?

Tabletop Review: Incredibrawl or Incredibawl?

I got to play the crowdfunded tabletop game Incredibrawl several times over the past two weeks, in different-sized playgroups. Incredibrawl is a comical, fast-paced, card game from Vision 3 Games with 3 game modes (Casual, Family, and Gamer) depending on the kind of playgroup you’re entertaining. Mechanics: In this game, each player is given an identical deck of cards composed of character cards and power-ups. Characters run the whole gamut from pirates, dragons, evil scientists, and the ever-so-diabolical… kitten! Players simultaneously play... Read more

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12 in 12: Mage Knight: The Boardgame

12 in 12: Mage Knight: The Boardgame

Hello. My name is DC, and welcome to 12 in 12 where we take one of 12 board games and play the hell out of it for a month (or about a month, technically 3-4 Sundays). Today, for our first review ever, we review Mage Knight: the Boardgame.  Mage Knight is a thematic boardgame for 1-4 players. The game is designed by Vlaada Chvátil, acclaimed board game and video game designer. Anything this guy makes seem to sell out like hotcakes, as... Read more

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The New Players

The New Players

There’s a funny sequence in Sherlock’s first episode back from its two-year hiatus. For those who don’t follow the show, the last episode before the break saw—spoiler alert!—Sherlock committing a fake suicide, but the audience sees him alive and well as the show ends. That reveal, necessary to assure the fans they didn’t suddenly witness a series finale, stirred a huge storm of speculation as to just how he managed to pull off such a huge con. That storm raged... Read more

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Marvel NOW! Captain America Review

Marvel NOW! Captain America Review

Captain America's character design has stood the test of time. Cap Am was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, who first appeared in Captain America Comics #1 in 1941 as a propaganda tool, urging people to buy war bonds. Since then, the basic elements of his design have pretty much remained the same. Captain America's costume has gone through multiple variations over the years, but every single time it does, it always comes back to the classic red, white... Read more

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Vampire Academy: The Right School for You

Vampire Academy: The Right School for You

Photos Courtesy of the Weinstein Company (Vampire Academy) Let’s be honest here. In the last five years of TV and cinema, we have been bombarded with a plethora of movies involving vampires, each one claiming to be the real deal when it comes to these supernatural creatures.  It is perfectly understandable that we develop a sort of intolerance towards them and suffer from vampire fatigue. Secretly, however, we all know we just want something new in this genre that will shake... Read more

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