Agent Palmer

Of all things Geek. I am…

Infiltrating the 2014 Edition of The Great Allentown Comic Con Summer Show

2014 Edition of The Great Allentown Comic Con Summer Show

This past weekend, I had the privilege of attending The Great Allentown Comic Con Summer Show at Merchants Square Mall. As usual, it was filled with vendors of comic books and other pop culture paraphernalia, artists and other vendors, as well as, my fellow attendees, those in cosplay and those who just showed up with their geek on their sleeve.

I have said before and I’ll say it again, The Great Allentown Comic Con is getting too big for itself. This is not a complaint, more of an observation, and a good problem for the organizers to have at that.

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Let the bounty hunter Samus Aran bring Nintendo gamers back!

Samus Aran - Metroid Prime

A friend recently drew my attention to the IGN podcast discussing whether or not a new Metroid game would help or hurt the Wii U.

It’s an intriguing arguement that, if nothing else, attempts to balance ongoing criticism of Nintendo’s lagging Wii U sales with praise over what perhaps is the greatest trilogy of first-person shooters and certainly the history of one of the first female video game protagonists.

My quick answer? It cannot hurt.
That, however, comes with qualifications.

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Random fandoms collide comfortably at Philly Non-Sports Card Show

Non-Sport Cards Show

This past weekend, I attended the 60th Philly Non-Sports Card Show in Allentown, Pa. This isn’t the first time I’ve been there, but every time I go I’m amazed at how much of that industry still exists.

I grew up with movie cards, sports cards, and collectible card games. Sure, I stopped collecting sports cards and I don’t collect Magic: The Gathering cards like I used to, but that obviously doesn’t mean everyone else kept up with their hobbies.

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Special Report: BUTTON MASHER or Why I love being my Kids’ Go-to Gamer

Special Report BUTTON MASHER or Why I love being my kids go-to gamer

Special Report by Agent Parker

A funny thing happened the other evening. With our tax return in hand, I promised the kids one purchase each to celebrate Uncle Sam’s annual kickback.

Not surprisingly but certainly with some geek pride swelling in my heart, both chose video games.

Boss battles presented nearly insurmountable challenges for my little gamers, and once again, it was Dad to the rescue.

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