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I've always veered away from posting news on GeekOut. We're clear in our stance that GeekOut is a place for opinions, and not news. While we do share a news bit here and there, GeekOut has always been and will forever be an outlet for geeks like myself to... well, geek out. And that's exactly what I've been doing for the past couple hours while watching these two trailers - Batman: Arkham Origins and the new PlayStation 4.
I played the ever-lovin' daylights out of Batman: Arkham City. I loved every single second of it. Without a doubt, Arkham City and Arkham Asylum are the best video games based off comic book characters. What can possibly top that, right? Well, Batman: Arkham Origins will give it a good try. So far, I'm liking what I'm seeing.
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I'll be the first to admit that I'm not exactly a Trekkie. I saw a lot of the original series reruns on Star World a few years ago, I'm familiar with the mythology and I know the characters and their quirks, but all I really have is a working knowledge of Star Trek. A friend of mine once said that my lack of sci-fi in my geek diet was disgraceful. He also noted that my playing of The Sims 3 made me a fake geek. With that said, take what I'm about to say here with a grain of salt. I may not be the best judge of sci-fi flicks, but I absolutely enjoyed Star Trek Into Darkness. As a movie, it satisfied me, and it played well to my limited knowledge of the franchise, enough to keep me smiling throughout the whole thing.
Let's talk about what I didn't like about it first to get that out of the way.
Star Trek Into Darkness went on a teeny tiny bit longer than it should have. Not by much, and the time wasn't taken up by some useless filler, but it just felt a little long for me. It even had a couple "oh wasn't that the ending already?" scenes at the end. It also had a few inconsistencies with the plot - nothing too jarring but there were times when I just had to accept them as miracle exceptions to justify it to myself. Otherwise, bits of it would've been way too ridiculous.
Some scenes felt unnecessary, but they were few and far in between. One such scene, which was almost cringe-worthy, was Spock and Uhura's love thing. I don't wanna spoil too much, but you'll see what I'm talking about when you catch the movie. Oh, and this:
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I bet you Trekkies have been creaming your jeans in anticipation of J.J. Abrams' Into the Darkness. I love me some good sci fi, too, and if early reviews of Star Trek: Into the Darkness are to be trusted, then we're in for a treat. Critics on Rotten Tomatoes rated it 87% and the audience gave it an 89%. Metacritic gave it a 73 and user ratings gave it an 8.3 out of 10. Those are pretty solid scores.
Now, what if I told you, Ayala Sure Seats and GeekOut.Ph have partnered up to give out some cool stuff? Sounds brilliant, doesn't it? We got a Stark Trek Portable Bluetooth speaker that looks way sweet.
Okay, it's not the best looking image around, but trust me, the speaker itself is gorgeous.
Besides that, we have a Star Trek: Into the Darkness shirt. Sorry, it's a one size fits all shirt so if you're slightly smaller or larger than an average human being, then you can use that shirt as a napkin or something. It's cool, too, trust me.
Here's what you have to do to join:
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Pretty sure by now, most of us have seen Iron Man 3. It did, after all, break Philippine box office records by raking in Php 62.6M on opening day and breaking bank at Php 306M in its first five days. Who would have known Filipinos had that much money on 'em for movies? You know what I found surprising? It beat The Avengers. And I saw that bad boy 5 times. I can confirm that Iron Man 3 does not have that re-watch-in-the-cinemas charm that Avengers had. I got bored with it on my 2nd viewing. But why was it so successful? Is it the best Marvel Cinemaverse movie?
Some people wish there was more Iron Man in an Iron Man movie. My opinion on that is a little on the fence. Iron Man 3 feels very final and since it started out a Tony Stark story, I believe it should end as a Tony Stark story. If you take the trilogy in as a whole, the whole Tony Stark the Movie thing works well enough. But yes, more Iron Man as a bad ass would've been appreciated.
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You know what a 3D printer is? Yeah, those things that make things out of... powdery things. I'm not sure how it works exactly, but when I first saw it being demonstrated a few years ago, my first thought was "you can totally make awesome toys with that thing." Every tiny detail can be printed out and that's exactly what Playing Mantis did.
They're a group of budding toy designers and game developers based in the Philippines. I know one of them; does that make me awesome by association? No? Okay.
Anyhoo, they've done some pretty impressive things so far and seriously, they've only just begun. Here's one of their projects and to say it is incredible would be an understatement. Meet Optimus Prime Micro.
You know this guy is micro in size, but how small is he really? And if Optimus is small, how minute is that thing carrying his gun? Also, I may be losing geek points for not knowing what that thing is, so save me by filling me in.
Micro Optimus is, in fact, only about 2 inches tall. Here he is next to Hall of Heroes Flint. What's devastatingly mindblowing about this thing is that IT ACTUALLY TRANSFORMS.