Latest Articles for Author: Alexander Tucker

Why geeky is the new mainstream

Why Geeky is the New Mainstream

Fantasy and science fiction are genres that have historically been labelled as geeky. This geek label has traditionally resulted in the two genres residing outside the status quo of what is considered trendy. Recently, entertainment has shown us that the exclusion of geeky from mainstream culture is diminishing, as media production and promotion is becoming heavily…

Video games: offered by universities?

Video Games: Offered by Universities?

The American collegiate experience is defined by a long tradition of academics, athletics, and social life. Changing these traditions is often considered questionable by alumni and the public, but university libraries seem to be changing with the times. School libraries offer books, microfilm, multimedia, and…video games? Yes, you heard me right. Video games as a…

7 unforgettable n64 games to replay this year

7 Unforgettable N64 Games to Replay This Year

It’s not quite as ancient as Pong, but Nintendo 64 is the hallmark of old-school gaming. Its release, its graphics, and game play wowed both young and old audiences. Many of us can remember long hours training our thumb coordination, all in a desperate effort to best your siblings in Super Smash Brothers. While we…

Saving money: microtransaction vs. Subscription

Saving Money: Microtransaction vs. Subscription

Many of you (including myself) are gamers on a budget. Unfortunately for us, many of the best games offered require additional fees to play. Many charge a subscription fee, contain microtransactions, or both. Gaming enthusiasts desire a great experience and are willing to pay a little extra to do so…to an extent. This article hopes…

Dish keeps superbowl ads running

DISH Keeps Superbowl Ads Running

Does the big game seem deflated to you? Don’t want to be the 12th man this Sunday? Go ahead, don’t watch the Superbowl. Thanks to DISH, you won’t miss out on the best part of Superbowl Sunday: The ads. DISH has announced that their AutoHop feature will be reversible specifically for this Sunday’s match up…

The future of keyboards: keymouse

The Future of Keyboards: KeyMouse

The keyboard and mouse are used for both work and play. Many of you spend several hours a day jamming away at your laptops. Keyboarding has become such an integral part of life that it is taught in public elementary schools. So what happens when the traditional concept of a keyboard and mouse is turned…

Esrb ratings: practical or political?

ESRB Ratings: Practical or Political?

the ESRB, or Entertainment Software Rating Board, ultimately has a noble purpose. As most are familiar, games are rated E(everyone) through M(mature). Each rating level has a minimum age required for the game to be “appropriate”. The purpose of the system is clear: To provide an avenue for parents to determine what kind of media…

Pc: to build or not to build?

PC: To Build or Not to Build?

A good PC is an invaluable asset. it not only can fulfill much of your academic and professional needs, it can bolster the quality of your entertainment. When it comes to getting one, there are two traditional avenues: Buy or build. This article hopes to give you some food for thought in making a decision…

Ramos alarm clock: never wake up late

Ramos Alarm Clock: Never Wake Up Late

In the past, phones were used exclusively for calling. Watches were used exclusively for telling time. Radios played music. At one point all of these were meshed together as smart phones became a technology we could count on to give us the best of every product. Consider the same revolution…for alarm clocks. Enter Ramos, an…

The destiny of “destiny”

The Destiny of “Destiny”

In September of 2014 Activision and Bungie gave us the long awaited Destiny and it received mixed reactions. Some reviewers gave it an 8 out of 10, others a 6. It wasn’t exactly what Bungie was hoping for after being the company behind Halo, one of the most successful and loved gaming titles to date. Perhaps Destiny‘s…

This year’s stocking stuffer: ddos attacks

This Year’s Stocking Stuffer: DDoS Attacks

We always thought the Grinch stole Christmas. This year, it was Lizards instead. A hacker group called The Lizard Squad is taking responsibility for bringing down most of PlayStation Network and Xbox Live with a DDoS attack. Nearly two days since the attacks commenced many servers are still down, as both Microsoft and Sony continue to…

New year’s resolutions for dysfunctional geeks

New Year’s Resolutions for Dysfunctional Geeks

If you’re reading Geek Insider, you are probably a geek to some degree. We’ve come to accept our geekiness. We embrace it and know there’s nothing wrong with it. Some people take it too far though. You probably know or have known a dysfunctional geek in your life. They wake up, geek out, and then…

‘game of thrones’ cast: before the seven kingdoms

‘Game of Thrones’ Cast: Before the Seven Kingdoms

We have come to know and love the characters in HBO’s Game of Thrones. But what about the actors? For some of you hardcore fans, you already know the cast inside out. For the casual viewer, this article is for you. Of course we can’t cover every character in one article, but a few main characters can…

What blizzard is missing in ‘warlords of draenor’

What Blizzard Is Missing in ‘Warlords of Draenor’

Disclaimer: This article is NOT a a gripe against Blizzard, a poor review of the new expansion, or any claim that Warlords of Draenor isn’t absolutely awesome. This expansion is just what WoW needed after years of getting it wrong. WoD succeeds where its predecessor, Mists of Pandaria, failed. Blizzard finally gave us a game that actually feels…

The truth about subscription fees

The Truth About Subscription Fees

Ahh subscription fees. They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and get delivered in different ways. Some subscription fees are small and you are aware what you are signing up for. Others appear small and then the fine print locks you into three months of payment, unbeknownst to you. You look at your bank…