GeekendAfter a week off, The Geekend is back! Of note: Jimmy has been playing through Dark Souls 2, which you can follow at our YouTube channel; Michael revisits the InuYasha movies; and I finally finish an anime series. Let us know what you’ve been up to down in the comments!

Jimmy Stephenson – Staff Writer

Aside from my continuing romp into the world of Dark Souls 2, I have very little to report about this week in gaming. I’ve picked up Super Mario 3D World for the Wii U, but I’ve only made it through the first world so far. I’ve enjoyed what I’ve seen, though; the levels are bright and colorful, the cat power up is fun to play with, and the music is fantastic. On the anime side, I’ve started watching JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure on Crunchyroll. It definitely lives up to its name, with a convoluted storyline and some of the weirdest characters I’ve ever seen. I must say that my favorite has to be the sidekick character whose only role seems to consist of shouting exposition in the most melodramatic way possible. To put a cherry on the crazy sundae, the ending theme is “Roundabout” by Yes. It all comes together surprisingly well, though, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for something a little bit bizarre.

Michael Riel – Staff Writer

Well, even though it is finally warming up and spring is here, it’s still cold season and I finally got hit. So staying in bed in front of my 40 inch tv allowed me to pass the time by logging more game hours on Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and watching some of my favorite classic anime on the web and on Netflix. I watched the first, second and fourth InuYasha movies. I didn’t watch the third because Swords of an Honorable Ruler is my least favorite InuYasha movie, so I never bought it. Actually in order my favorites of them go Castle Beyond the Looking Glass, Fire On Mystic Island, then Affections Cutting Across Time. I also rewatched Baka and Test, a comically rambunctious anime about a school where the classmates battle each other using avatars that are only as strong as their grade point average. Besides all that, I heard some delightful news about the one game I’m anticipating this year the most: Dragon Age Inquisition. The date of release has finally, after a long wait, been set for October 7, and I’m going to be preordering that in the next couple days.

Dan Furnas – Editor-in-Chief

First and foremost, you might have seen my review of Saki: The Nationals come up this past week. The show was about what I’ve come to expect from the series: mahjong with superpowers and a little too much fanservice. Unfortunately, since it doesn’t actually tie up the national tournament storyline, it feels a bit like a wasted season as it stands. I probably won’t feel that way once they finish up that storyline, but for now, I can’t help it. On the games side of things, I am nearing the end of Demon Gaze, which just came out, so expect a review shortly. It’s been a long time since I played a first person dungeon-crawler like this (I know I should have played at least one Etrian Odyssey game by now, but it just hasn’t happened yet). It’s also offered a little more fanservice than I’ve expected, but other than that it’s been fun. It’s a little slow going at the beginning because you’re so weak, but once you start leveling, you can make it through dungeons in a reasonable time frame. On my breaks from that, I’ve played bits of Diablo 3 (I’ve almost finished Inferno mode now) and Pokémon X (three badges in).

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