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PtWoR is coming to Wizard World Austin!

  Attention PtWoRlords! The Punching the Walls of Reality crew will be at this years Wizard World Austin! We invite you to come out to the Austin Convention Center from October 26th through the 28th. If you’ve ever wanted to rub shoulders with the Straight Outta Austin! crew or just have a good laugh then come on down! And we’ll show you a good time. No, not that good. We plan to have a strong presence this year and we’ll be giving away free swag and plan to have live podcasts throughout the convention. If you’re planning to attend, and you’ve got something that you’d like to promote, contact us so we can set you up with an exclusive segment on the podcast!  

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Real Honest Reviews – Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

  When I had first heard the announcement of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, I wasn’t exactly ripping at the seams in anticipation. On the contrary, I kinda just let the news pass by.  Admittedly, I was expecting more of the same gameplay we’ve all come to expect from the franchise.  I have played Counter-Strike proper for nearly 4 years, so my curiosity was at the minimum. Although, I had been wondering what a new title would bring in the form of innovation, and emptily hoped there would finally be a decent story. The title itself gave me the notion that Valve was working on a story for the series, maybe to throw their hat into the boring, FPS campaign wars. Sadly, this was not the case, but I imagine if that was their intent, Valve would go to great lengths to show the competition how you make a thrilling campaign mode, and then suddenly halt progress after their second incarnation. Aside from that, I had read zero news about the game. Well, it was my birthday recently, and as a gift from the venerable Bobby Beatle, I received CS:GO! Nothing screams absolute excitement for a game than “FREE!” You know, because…

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Attack of the Change – G4 Getting “Rebrand”

  A long time ago, in a forgotten place, a man once said, “the only constant in life is change.”  That man was me.  Like all things that come with change, it is met with harsh, and sometimes unfair, criticism.  It seems like such is the case with G4, as NBC Universal is looking to “rebrand” G4 to make it more palatable to men of all types. Read as; “We want to get rid of what makes it appealing to geeks.”  Okay, maybe that’s a bit harsh.  With flops like Heroes and unwanted sitcoms like Scrubs and Community under their belt, it’s a no-brainer as to why NBC is looking to revamp the stagnant cable channel.