Geek Triumvirate is going to PAX Prime

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We are attending PAX Prime this weekend! PAX is a show/convention exclusively about gaming and since 2004 has expanded to multiple events and thousands in attendance. We are looking forward to seeing upcoming games such as Star Wars Battlefield, Disney Infinity, and Call of Duty.

Are you going to be in attendance? If not leave questions or comments about what you like us to try and check out while we are there. For more information visit http://prime.paxsite.com

Geek Triumvirate’s First Podcast

Welcome to our first podcast.  We are Nate, Andrew, and Amanda and we are the creators of the succesfully nerd blog Geek Triumvirate.  In our inaugural podcast we dicusss Destiny and its comparison to World of Warcraft, how we all met, and what new things are there to see at Universal Studios Orlando.  Enjoy the conversation and look forward to many more in the future.

Last Minute Borderlands Themed Gifts

For your loved ones who are still obsessed with the planet Pandora and the world of the video game Borderlands here are some last minute gift ideas.  All these can be found at the following links.  ShopGearbox5060.bigcartel.com, Jinx.com, 2kStore,

 

6 Days until Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

We are counting down the days until Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel launches from PS3, XBox 360, and PC on October 14.  Here are some amazing cosplayers from Dragon Con 2014. Yesterday they also annouced Borderlands Day for October 11th at GameSpots around the country.  You will be able to pre order the Pre-Sequel and get custom character skins and weapons as well as deals on Borderlands 2: Game of the Year Edition and PC versions.  For more information visit BorderlandsDay

12 Days until Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

We are counting down the days until Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel launches from PS3, XBox 360, and PC on October 14.   Here are some screenshots of the four vault hunters skill trees.  You can see them in detail and build your own version here.

Athena the Gladiator

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Wilhelm the Enforcer

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Nisha the Lawbringer

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Clatrap as Fragtrap

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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