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Happy 25th Birthday Sonic!

25 years ago today, SEGA introduced the world to a little blue hedgehog named Sonic. Since then the franchise has blown up into SEGA’s most successful franchise.     Sonic the Hedgehog was created to combat Nintendo’s Mario during the days of the console wars in the 90’s. While we ...

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The Super Guillory Brothers Reunite (sort of) for E3 2016

Trey Guillory Trey Anthony Guillory (a.k.a. Trey Guillotine) is an aspiring journalist, a YouTuber, and a huge nerd.

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What are the five best video games you’ve ever played?

Trey Guillory Trey Anthony Guillory (a.k.a. Trey Guillotine) is an aspiring journalist, a YouTuber, and a huge nerd.

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What would you like to see in Tom Clancy’s The Division?

Trey Guillory Trey Anthony Guillory (a.k.a. Trey Guillotine) is an aspiring journalist, a YouTuber, and a huge nerd.

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Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

Revisiting an Old Friend I know that Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit isn’t a new game (in fact it is 6 years old!) but I found myself browsing steam for a good racing game that didn’t break the bank. I know of all the crazy fun that you can have ...

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Retro Review: Tenchu, Ninjas and My Stealth-Gaming Guilty Pleasure

Welcome back to ToG and Retro Review! This week we are delving into the stealth genre of gaming and tackling one of my favorite games of all-time.  The stealth genre was more or less made popular in 1998 with the release of such games as Metal Gear: Solid on the ...

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KINGSGLAIVE: FINAL FANTASY XV

Square-Enix unveiled a new movie based on the soon to be released Final Fantasy XV. Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV will feature an all-star cast, including Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones) as King Regis, Lena Headey (300, Game of Thrones) as Princess Luna and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) ...

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Lock, Stock and Two Gaming Dudes – The Legend of Zelda Episode 6

Danniel and Marcus start their quest to dungeon number 4. What dangers wait ahead? Tune in and find out! Danniel Slade Slade started Temple of Geek in 2012 with his friend as a podcast. Since then, it has become a lot more. His obsessions are Transformers, Star Wars, Classic Video ...

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Lock, Stock and Two Gaming Dudes part 5

With the defeat of Dodongo, Danniel and Marcus go on a quest to locate and defeat dungeon 3. What does the map have in store for our adventurers? Tune in and find out! Danniel Slade Slade started Temple of Geek in 2012 with his friend as a podcast. Since then, ...

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Lock, Stock and Two Gaming Dudes

Welcome to our play through of The Legend of Zelda on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Danniel and Marcus learn a rumor about Dodongo not liking smoke. Will they learn what that means? Find out by watching below. Danniel Slade Slade started Temple of Geek in 2012 with his friend as a ...

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Want To Purchase A Complete Game? Enter Microtransactions

There is a major issue happening right now in the gaming industry. This issue is costing gamers more and more money every time a new game is released. I am referring to the issue of micro transactions. The idea of micro-transactions has its merits. Release a game, allow the consumer ...

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Lock, Stock and Two Gaming Dudes

Part three of our Legend of Zelda play through. Watch us wander aimlessly through the game as we prepare for dungeon number 2. Let us know what you think of our play through so far by commenting below. Danniel Slade Slade started Temple of Geek in 2012 with his friend ...

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Lock, Stock and Two Gaming Dudes

Here is part 2 to our Legend of Zelda play through. We are busy prepping for the dungeons. Let us know what future game you would like to see us play by commenting below. Danniel Slade Slade started Temple of Geek in 2012 with his friend as a podcast. Since ...

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Lock, Stock and Two Gaming Dudes

Behold, the premiere episode of Temple of Geek’s new show! This show will feature Danniel and Marcus as they play through different games. Each series will be broken into multi-part episode until the entire game is beaten. Please head subscribe to our YouTube channel for future episodes and feel free to ...

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A Look at The Walking Dead on Android

An official freemium title from AMC; The Walking Dead : No Man’s Land is a resource gathering survival game suitable for anyone with limited time to spend and a grudge against walkers. The objective of the game is fairly simple; maintain and upgrade your survivor camp while improving the abilities ...

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Slade’s Top 10 Things of 2015 (In No Particular Order)

2016 is here and and I cannot wait to see what this year has in store for me. But, before I too far into the new year, I want to take a moment to speak of some of the highlights of 2015. Below are my 10 favorite things from 2015 ...

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ToG’s Second Annual 24 Hour Gaming Marathon

Its that time a year again! No, not getting ready for the ball to drop on New Years. Its the ToG’s 24 hour Gaming Marathon! Danniel and Marcus will be gaming for 24 hours straight! Last year you may remember that Danniel tapped out at hour 18. Will he make it ...

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Final Fantasy Explorers The Collector’s Edition

Nintendo Fans, you are about to get an amazing collector’s edition for your 3DS system! SQUARE ENIX® revealed the Collector’s Edition for FINAL FANTASY EXPLORERS® that will be limited and available exclusively through the Square Enix Online Store. In addition to the game, the collector’s edition includes a variety of ...

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Mega Man Is Coming Home To Nintendo With Mega Man Legacy Collection

The Nintendo Direct event today introduced the Nintendo 3DS version of Mega Man Legacy Collection. This game will be released on February 23, 2016. The Nintendo 3DS version will contain more than 100 new art and history pieces packed into the game’s already massive in-game Museum. Eleven Nintendo 3DS exclusive remix challenges ...

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Call of Duty – Black Ops III

Technology in the world today. It is crazy to think where technology might take us in the next 25 to 50 years. Treyarch seems to believe that the future technology will help to give birth to super-soldiers. Many people are wondering what the future might hold and where all of ...

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Super Mario Maker

On this week’s Knights of the Game Table Podcast, I expressed my utter sadness on not owning Super Mario Maker at the time of the recording. Well the next day came and like Christmas morning, the game was gifted upon me! I immediately loaded the game up and started to ...

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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue

Square-Enix has got something to hold over those fans who are waiting for the fabled Kingdom Hearts 3. Coming exclusively to PlayStation®4 later this year, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is a compilation that brings Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance to a home console remastered in full HD. This title ...

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What I Learned Getting to 100 Dwellers on Fallout Shelter

Having just passed the 100 dwellers mark on Fallout Shelter; here are some of the things this solid Bethesda mobile game has taught me:   Amanda Fox Rosowski Amanda cut her teeth on her dads old Tandy before graduating to SNES and beyond. An accomplished guild leader in multiple titles ...

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Retro Review: Being Uninvited, having Deja Vu, and Remembering to Light Your Torch while in a Castle

Hello again, and welcome to Retro Review.  Today’s article is tackling the long lost point-and-click adventures from publisher Kemco and a bit of their somewhat tumultuous history.  If you owned an NES in the 80’s and 90’s, you probably popped in a Kemco game at some point.  Whether it was ...

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Nintendo Quest – The NES Documentary You Have Been Waiting For

Recently, at the Classic Game Fest in Austin Texas, I had the pleasure of meeting Jay Bartlett and Rob McCallum of the film Nintendo Quest. I did not know them right off the bat, but once they started talking about the documentary they made, I remembered the articles I read of a ...

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Classic Game Fest 2015-Return of Yars

Unbeknownst to us, for apparently the last 7 years, one of the largest retro videogame conventions has been happening in our own backyard. Year eight though TOG finally got it in our sights, and headed back to Austin, Texas to Classic Game Fest, brought to us by Game Over Videogames. ...

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Draenor’s Fatal Flaws: Nothing to Fly About

Blizzard Entertainment has created the most widely successful massive multiplayer online game (MMO) on the face of the planet, World of Warcraft (WoW).  Moreover, it has been my joy to have played this game since its launch over a decade ago.  I’ve downed countless foes, played with numerous friends, and ...

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Why Every Geek Should Try LARPing

LARPing – To LARP A live action role-playing game (LARP) is a form of role-playing game where the participants physically act out their characters’ actions. The players pursue goals within a fictional setting represented by the real world while interacting with each other in character. –Wikipedia the closest internet addicts ...

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How To Solve The 3 Biggest Problems With RPGs

Having read The Grand List of Console RPG Clichés, written an article on the subject and recently beaten The Witcher 3 : Wild Hunt (all recommended consumption, btw), I’d like to propose some solutions for issues present in almost every RPG I’ve ever played.   Problem 1: Quest rewards that aren’t rewarding. ...

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15 RPG ‘Rules’ That Every Gamer Knows

Ten of our favorite; universally applicable and facepalm-worthy RPG tropes found on The Grand List Of Console Role Playing Game Clichés by Project Apollo (all credit to them for the amazing list, please do give all 192 clichés a read) below: Garrett’s Principle Let’s not mince words: you’re a thief. You can ...

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Retro Review: Sports Games You Might Have Missed

It could be argued that sports and video games go together like peanut butter and jelly, and both sports and video games have been used as mediums of escape.  It seems that in recent times, gaming has even been considered a sport of its own, though that line of thinking ...

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ToG Reviews: Her Story

Her Story (PC [reviewed], iOS)  Developer: Sam Barlow Publisher: Sam Barlow MSRP: $5.99 (Currently on sale on Steam) Released: June 24, 2015 Over the years hundreds of tens of gamers have tried their hands at full-motion video (FMV) games, and the vast majority of our experiences have ranged from forgettable to atrocious.  ...

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Chic Ways to Geek Your Place

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Having just went to McM Comicon London, I can safely say there are a lot of geeky products out there. However, for those who don’t want to overtly pepper their living space with all things gaming; there are plenty of subtle options from some crafty folks on Etsy that will fill ...

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Kingdom Hearts Unchained – E3

There was another Kingdom Hearts announcement at E3 with the release of the trailer for Kingdom Hearts Unchained X. This is Based on the Japan-Exclusive PC Browser game of the same name. In this game, players are able to create their own keyblade wielder who can harness his or her ...

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Kingdom Hearts III at E3

Square Enix showed off a trailer for Kingdom Hearts III at this years E3. We learned that the world of Tangled will be included in this third outing. We still do not have a release date for this highly anticipated game. New E3 Trailer Reveals the Lush World of Walt ...

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XBOX Backwards Compatibility -E3 2015

For what was a truly mic-drop moment at E3; something that we (gamers) have been told was ‘impossible’ is now a reality for Xbox Preview members: Xbox One Backwards compatibility. The games will be run as an emulator so the chances of your old Rockband controller working are slim, but ...

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Go Back In Time With Rare Replay

Today at E3, Rare showed off a new game that is sure to excite many fans. Rare Replay is a title that is Exclusive to Xbox One. It will feature over a 10,000 Gamerscore and over 700 hours of gameplay. In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Rare created “Rare Replay” ...

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Finally, The Final Fantasy VII Remake That We Asked For

Not much has been revealed yet about this remake, only that it will release on Sony Playstation 4 first. Below is the trailer that was shown at E3 and all I can say is that I am completely blown away. Here is what is information that we have on the ...

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ANNOUNCING HITMAN

Hitman was revealed today at E3. Agent 47 returns in an all new adventure from Io-Interactive. Here is the trailer that was shown. (Below is the press release that was sent out to Temple of Geek from Square-Enix) Agent 47 returns in 2015 to invite players to a LIVE world ...

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Nintendo World Championship 2015

The Nintendo World Championship is back! Tonight we were introduced to the 16 contestants by our host Kevin Pereira.  Those contestants are: THE MEXICAN RUNNER JOVENSHIRE MRBLARNEY BSG4000 TRIHEX ESSENTIA PACKIE JOHN NUMBERS BANANAS ARIN FERNSIG01 MAD MAGE COSMO SINISTER1 TIMZY88 JKSNBLKSN ROUND ONE! After 2 fierce rounds, TRIHEX, ESSENTIA, ...

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Elder Scrolls Online

My dreams have finally come true. I still have to plug in the old Xbox 360 console to get my Elder Scrolls fix. Elder Scrolls Online is coming to the Xbox One console without a subscription fee (other than Xbox Live of course). The day is almost before us (Release ...

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Retro Review: “Shining” series, and a trip down RPG memory lane

As I’ve alluded to in previous articles, I’m a big fan of role playing games (RPG’s).  From Final Fantasy on NES to Skyrim on whatever next-gen platform of your choice, Japanese or Western, I’ve tried my hand at most every RPG.  I even like to revisit some of the best ...

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Somebody Is Having A Birthday Today!

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Today is the 35th anniversary of a certain yellow, round dude! Pac-Man was released on May 22nd 1980 in Japan. This video game was developed by Namco and is considered one of the classics when discussing video games. Check out some of these ideas to help celebrate 35 years of this ghost chomping hero! The ...

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Who Is The Arkham Knight? ToG Has A Theory.

Who is the Arkham Knight? We are getting closer to finding out as we near the June 23rd release date. There are many theories running wild about who the identity of the masked vigilante might be. Theories range from Jason Todd to the Joker. I have read all the theories ...

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May the 4th – What To Do On Star Wars Day

May the 4th be with you is a slogan you probably heard many times today. You may be wondering why is everyone using this obviously awesome play on words? The short answer is that today is (unofficially) Star Wars Day! Now, if you find yourself wanting to celebrate Star Wars ...

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Retro Review: Telltale Games and the Art of Choosing Your Adventure!

Hello again, and welcome to the Retro Review!  We’ve had a bit of a hiatus lately, but we’re back and this time we are going to talk about the art of choosing your own adventure.  This concept is nothing new, though the medium has changed over the years. Choose Your ...

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The Next Fable!

This week I stumbled across one of the most amazing, attention grabbing stories that I have seen on the interwebs in awhile. The release of a new Fable game for the Xbox One. I remember on the first generation of Xbox, playing the unlikely boy hero that develops into the ...

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Retro Review: History 101 and Romance of the Three Kingdoms

Who says video games don’t teach us anything? Whether you have learned all that you know about weapons from the Call of Duty franchise or you picked up some Hindu/Japanese/Norse mythology from the Final Fantasy series, it appears we’ve possibly learned a thing or two about the world around us, ...

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Shiny! The Return of Washburne and Firefly Online Player Voice Actors Revealed

Two amazing things happened this week for Firefly Online. First, we learned that Courtney Taylor and  Wil Wheaton will be the voices to the player’s  avatars, courtesy of The Mary Sue. Second, Firefly Online released a YouTube video featuring the return of a certain character… Courtney Taylor‘s résumé has tons ...

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The Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Film Festival Changes Everything

Yes, you read that correctly: Xbox is holding the world’s first game footage film festival and award season will never be the same. No, I’m not over-exaggerating. Temple of Geek Contributor

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