Ep. 185 Iron Atlas

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Eric Cagle (Lifeform Entertainment), Roger Walco (Lifeform Entertainment) and Jonathan Nelson (Adventureweek) joins us to talk about Iron Atlas, an app that will bridge the gap between social and virtual gaming, especially for tabletop games. Listen and find out who was behind the creation of the thigh master… Don’t forget to support their Kickstarter campaign!

INTERVIEW: Amanda Grace Cooper of ‘All Cheerleaders Die’

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unnamed-2Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing actress Amanda Grace Cooper who stars in the horror comedy All Cheerleaders Die which you can go see in theaters now! In this interview Amanda talks about her role Hanna in the movie, what it was like having to deal with all that icky fake blood, what inspired her to become an actor, and her personal passions like writing vegan cookbook for kids. She was very sweet and a lot of fun to chat with (and we also got to bond over knitting). Check out the interview to learn more about her!

What inspired you to become an actor?

Well both of my parents are set decorators. My dad worked on the set of the soap opera The Young and the Restless for years and my mom did as well. When I was younger I would literally just walk the sound stages and I’d watch the actors. When I was three or four I just thought the actors were playing around and having fun and that’s ultimately what I wanted to do! I got involved with dancing and just performing competitively and then when I was seven or eight years old I literally turned to my parents and said, “Look, I want to be an actor. This is what I want to do.” Then they enrolled me in acting class. It all started there.

Tell me about your role Hanna in All Cheerleaders Die.

It’s kind of interesting because I actually came in to read for the role of Leena which I was not right for and they envisioned me as Hanna. Hanna is an average teenager who is just trying to fit in and she’s constantly rejected and the only people who take her in are the cheerleaders on the cheerleading squad because her sister happens to be on of the head cheerleaders. They put Hanna in the mascot outfit as a form of acceptance, although the joke is on Hanna because nobody else would want to do that. She falls into this love triangle between her sister and her sister’s boyfriend because she is deeply in love with him.

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E3 2014: Party Like It’s 00110001 00111001 00111001 00111001

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(Psst. That’s binary for “1999″ in case you were wondering)

Every year, E3 comes and goes, and those of us who love video games, pray to the game gods that we can get in to the damn thing one day. However, for all those aspiring to rub elbows with the top game developers, there is still that glimmer of hope we like to call… ALL THE E3 PARTIES.

There are. SO. MANY. E3. PARTIES. Every year! And a TON of them are open to the public! We checked out a few shindigs on day 1 and 2 of E3 so we thought we would share the wealth with you all…

Tuesday, June 12, we were able to attend the super-hyped Twitch / Bootie mashup party at Exchange LA thanks to some VIP networking from our friend Jenny. Bootie LA is a super fun mash up music night at the Echoplex, that teamed up with Twitch this year to throw one of the fanciest parties of the year. The venue was rad,  the red velvet roped VIP areas were luxurious, and the booze was flowing. There was even flying confetti and dancers trailing out of the ceiling at the end of the night!

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#WomenAreTooHardToAnimate – Nobody is Buying it, Ubisoft

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If you’re just joining the conversation, here’s what you missed: Earlier this week, Ubisoft unveiled the latest installment of their unstoppable franchise, Assassin’s Creed: Unity. The story takes place during the French Revolution, and players can choose from up to four unique characters–

Alright, not so unique, then.

The fact that Ubisoft chose to omit women in their game without bothering to Google the most famous assassin of the time period is bad enough, but then they made matters worse by trying to explain why.

Basically, it was too much work. … Except not really. In fact, it’s safe to say that excuse is complete bullshit and Ubisoft has no good reason for not including a female assassin in their game.

In response to Ubisoft’s statements, @lionschmion started the Twitter hashtag #WomenAreTooHardToAnimate. In less than 24 hours, there have been thousands of tweets with the hashtag, with a reach of over 1.2 million users. Oh, and Kotaku has just now picked up on it (damn, got there before me).

Jayd (aka lionschmion) was kind enough to pretend to take me seriously long enough to do this interview. We talked about the decline of the Assassin’s Creed series, the overwhelming response to #WomenAreTooHardToAnimate, and what it means for the future of gaming.

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CONTEST: Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Giveaway

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Our own planet, Earth, and the universe that surrounds it remains a mystery to all of us. Neil deGrasse Tyson hosted this 13-part adventure across space and time in Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Here at Defective Geeks, we are proud to present our readers with a chance to win a blu-ray copy of this super-science-awesome series!

Want to win? Check out the details below!

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Ep. 184 Not Michael Bay’d

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Fortune Cookie brings in a new ‘Fandom Word of the Day’ in this episode and then the Lady Geeks descend into a discussion on Slenderman, kaijus and why Godzilla made Gizzy B angry. Also, E3 didn’t invite us to the party again. Sad faces.