As you may have noticed, we have not been doing well at keeping the site or podcast updated. This site is a hobby for all of the contributors and we all rely on free time. Sadly, this is something we have not had because real life doesn’t care about the internet. I wanted to put this out there so everyone can understand…We have not abandoned the site. We are victims to real life events and our time to update the site has become scarce. With all of that said, we are not going away. Content/podcast may be a little scarce for a while, but we will update as best as we can. Hopefully, in the coming weeks/months we will get back to where we were. Providing you with all of the fun and geeky news you search for. Please just bare with us as we work out life’s events. Thank you for all of your support!
You have to give credit to Masashi Hamauzu for stepping up and really delivering the music Final Fantasy deserves. He had some big shoes to fill, Nobuo Uematsu is not any easy composer to replace. It was a shock to hear that after nearly 20 years Nobuo Uematsu decided his time was done.
Masashi Hamauzu was first hired on to assist Nobuo Uematsu with the score for Final Fantasy X. He was lead composer for Final Fantasy XIII’s soundtrack. Masashi was also the main composer for Dirge of Cerberus , which was performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. As of January 20, 2010, he has left Square Enix. What a short lived but phenomenal career. Final Fantasy XIII and XIII-2 are among my new favorite gaming soundtracks. Continue reading →
Hello everyone! I wanted to take a minute of my crazy life to keep the faithful readers informed. When I started Unyielding Geekery, my main goal was to provide a fun and informative podcast going every week. Over time, it has evolved into turning the site into a full blown blog and podcast. I am paying for the hosting of this site on my own. I have the random ads placed sporadically, but no money has come to us. Continue reading →
By now you are most likely fully aware of this, but last night one moron ruined the lives of many people. James Holmes was attending a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises and decided to turn it into a tragic event by throwing tear gas into the theater and shooting a gun into the audience. His act of stupidity has killed 12 people and injured another 59. Continue reading →
On June 23, 2012, I was able to participate in one of my deepest, darkest fantasies. I ran the zombie-infested 5K in Knightstown, IN and it was everything I dreamed it would be. I was able to participate in a role-play of how I hope the world will end with hundreds of other zombie enthusiasts.
Reed Street Productions created Run For Your Lives, an organization that holds zombie and obstacle course races across the country. Nerds flock to experience a taste of what the highly anticipated zombie apocalypse might be like.
The point of the race is to stay alive. Participants are given three health flags and they must complete the race with at least one of them to be considered alive at the end of the race.
If you decide to participate, I have put together a few tips you can use to stay alive. Consider sharing them with the people you will run with and formulating a general plan before you begin.
1) Go with a group of friends or make friends at the start! People are there to have fun so don’t be afraid to approach them. Groups are incredibly important in this 5K. You are not going to make it alone.
2) Sprint, but let the faster sprinters go ahead of you. The zombies target them and it is easier to dodge the undead while they are distracted.
3) Dodge and twist. Keep your health tags on your back so its easier to swing them away from the zombie’s reach. Apparently, zombies don’t care if you put your tags near your no-no zone and will grab them anyway. Save them, and yourself, some awkward pain.
3) Conserve energy between zombie areas. Trust me, you aren’t making your best 5K time in this race. Walk with your group or jog slowly until you reach a spread of zombies, group up and move forward.
4) The less clothing the better. It gets hot.
The one thing I learned from facing groups of zombies through this wooded 5K is this: without weapons and good vehicles, we are all going to die.
Earlier today it was brought to my attention that comments aren’t working. I’m in the process of trying to fix it, but it’s looking like it might be a bug with a recent update to the site. I’ll let you know as soon as I have them working again! Sorry for the trouble!
P.S. Sorry for the lack of posts. Holiday week, sick pets, sick people, and more. Hopefully, we’ll be up to speed come Monday.
*Update* Comments should be working again. It seems that an add-on which was updated caused a conflict with the comment system. I disabled it and it should be good to go. Please remember, in order to comment you need to register for an account on the site.