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.

Ep. 183 The Concrete World

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ep183concreteworld In this episode, the Lady Geeks spoke with the creative team behind the webcomic, The Concrete World — writer, Gavin Hignight and artist, James Emmett. We talk about the force behind the comic and Gavin even drops some new news!  Then we slowly started geeking out about horror, sci-fi, Doctor Who, X-Men and all sorts of things. Take a listen and then check out The Concrete World!

The Third Annual MYTH Masquerade Ball

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This year I finally had an excuse to really gussy myself up like a classy mythical broad. I was invited to cover the third annual MYTH Masquerade Ball on May 24th, 2014 at the Los Angeles Theatre in Downtown LA.

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Pssst, that’s me in the middle! I bought a wig and took any opportunity to creep on people dressed up as mermaids. I’m not sure if you can tell from my costume, but I was a “Sea Nymph”. As hard as I worked on my costume, it didn’t compare to the glorious outfits people sported at the event. Check out the pictures below to see the marvelous attendees!

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