Read These New Comics for 7/16

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Borderlands: Fall of Fyrestone #1 by IDW Publishing

The epic story of Borderlands continues in part one of the new series, where fans find out what happens after Roland, Mordecai, Lilith, and Brick step out of Marcus’s bus. As soon as they arrive in the once-prosperous town of Fyrestone, they realize that Pandora is a far more dangerous planet than they first imagined. The Vault Hunters will go up against a ruthless bandit known as ‘Nine Toes,’ but will they be able to overcome him?

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Army of Darkness: Ash Gets Hitched #1 by Dynamite Entertainment

Ash and Sheila are reunited and Ash vows they will never be separated again. Can evil stop evil? This will be the question Ash will have to answer now that he has unleashed the Faceless Man on the land.

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Harley Quinn Invades Comic-Con #1 by DC Comics

The title says it all! Our favorite little troublemaker, Harley Quinn, takes on Comic-Con International: San Diego in this over the top issue! She’ll have to battle long lines, crazy crowds and the dread con crud, all in the quest to get her own comic book published!

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Original Sin #6 by Marvel Comics

Who Pulled The Trigger?

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Robin Rises: Omega #1 by DC Comics

The hunt for Robin is over, and the battle joined! But Batman’s family feud with Ra’s al Ghul is about to erupt into something bigger when it’s interrupted by the forces of Apokolips! This epic story continues in this month’s BATMAN AND ROBIN #33!

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100th Anniversary Special X-Men #1 by Marvel Comics

Have the X-Men of 2061 achieved Xavier’s dream of mutants and humans living in harmony? Or will there always be a need for the X-Men?

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X-Men #16 by Marvel Comics

The Future has come calling, and he wants his son Shogo back!

But will Jubilee and the X-Men let their bouncing baby boy go without a fight?

Spoiler alert: HELL NO!

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57 Days Until DragonCon

Geek Triumvirate will be making its annual pilgrimage to DragonCon in Atlanta again this year.  To countdown the days we will be sharing images, videos, and helpful tips from our previous visits.

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Gender swapped Handsome Jack and Mad Moxxi from Borderlands 2. DragonCon 2013

Images From Our Alzheimer’s Association Gaming Event

Playing video games for 16 hours is normal for a teenager on summer vacation, but if a bunch of adults were doing it, they would be said to be wasting their day. Not when those adults are defending castles from dragons or hunting zombies to participate in The Longest Day. On Saturday, June 21 for 16 hours the staff at Geektriumvirate.com played video games to honor those with Alzheimer’s.

 

16 Hours of Playing Video Games to Mark The Longest Day

16 Hours of Playing Video Games to Mark The Longest Day

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Nate with his grandparents

 

Playing video games for 16 hours is normal for a teenager on summer vacation, but if a bunch of adults were doing it, they would be said to be wasting their day. Not when those adults are defending castles from dragons or hunting zombies to participate in The Longest Day. For 16 hours today, a group of gamers — my fellow coworkers at Geektriumvirate.com, my girlfriend and I — will be playing video games to honor those with Alzheimer’s.

I love playing video games. But more than that, I love my grandmother, who is afflicted with Alzheimer’s.

When I first saw the idea for The Longest Day in one of the Alzheimer’s Association emails, I knew immediately video games would be a great media to get friends and family involved. Video games now are rich with online gameplay and cooperative interaction that, for some of my friends, is the only way we are able to share each other’s time. I wanted to give my friends the sense of achievement you get from actually taking part in a charitable endeavor. But more importantly, I wanted to show my family how much I care about what my grandmother is going through.

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Today, we are playing a variety of games — Borderlands 2, World of Warcraft, Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag — all while sharing the experience with friends via Google Hangout and live streaming the event on our YouTube channel. The morning hours are starting great as teammates Andrew and Amanda are playing World of Warcraft with their guild. Their online guild consists of 250 members from all over the world. Just knowing this event is involving so many people makes me appreciate why I set out to create this event.

Many hours already into The Longest Day, and my thumbs are sore but my spirits are up. Friends and family have been checking in on us via Google Hangout to say hi and watch us. Tonight, we will cap off this important day by visiting the opening party for The Art of Video Games exhibit at the Toledo Museum of Art.

Today has been truly fulfilling as we used the leisurely fun of video games to help an important and serious cause. I don’t want anyone else to endure what my grandmother endured with this disease. My hope is, there will be an end to Alzheimer’s.

About the Author: When Nathan Dean, 33, isn’t playing video games, he works as a logistics analyst for a marketing agency and is cofounder of the blog GeekTriumvirate.com in Grand Rapids, Mich. This is his first year participating in Alzheimer’s Association’s The Longest Day®.

 

Google Event Link

https://plus.google.com/events/ch72i82e41asbr7ulaoaml7qfjg

 

Youtube Link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyqOZFPm2a4

One Day Until Our 16 Hour Gaming Marathon for Alzheimer’s Association

17On June 21, we are participating in The Longest Day, an event to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimer’s disease. From sunrise to sunset, we will complete an activity of our choosing to raise awareness and funds for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Throughout the day Geek Triumvirate will be playing a variety of video games from old school to next gen. Games to played include; Borderlands 2, World of Warcraft, Assassin’s Creed 4:Black Flag, and many more.  In addition we will be visiting the Toledo Museum of Art for the exhibit Art of the Game. For more information visit here.

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During The Longest Day we will be live streaming via Google Hangout and Youtube. Follow us via Twitter and the hashtag #Game4ALZ & #ENDALZ

Together, we can advance research to treat, prevent and, ultimately, cure Alzheimer’s, and provide programs and support to improve the lives of those affected today.

 

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Moon Dance Trailer

Moon Dancing with a Bazillion Guns!

Shoot ‘n’ loot your way through a brand new standalone Borderlands adventure that rockets you onto Pandora’s moon in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, arriving in-stores in North America on October 14th, 2014 and internationally on October 17th, 2014 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC!

Pre-order to get the Shock Drop Slaughter Pit pre-order bonus content, featuring intense zero atmosphere combat against the fiercest enemies Pandora’s moon has to offer. Survive the battle and you’ll be feared and respected by the few left alive…not to mention the experience and gear you’ll earn