Ryan Thomason

Viacom gives Hulu the finger

Viacom gives Hulu the finger

Well, if you were like me, and watched “The Daily Show” or “Colbert Report” on Hulu you’re out of luck.  Viacom and Hulu couldn’t come to an agreement over the weekend on advertising money and Viacom is pulling the plug on it’s shows being with the growing new Internet star.

 Ryan Thomason

Activision Cans the two top Executives at Infinity Ward (Modern Warfare Franchise)

Activision Cans the two top Executives at Infinity Ward (Modern Warfare Franchise)

Activision Blizzard Inc.  told the world Tuesday that Jason West and Vince Zampella, top brass executives at developer Infinity Ward, are no longer with the company.  So what the heck is going on here?

 Ryan Thomason

Behind Schedule: Scribblenauts Review for Nintendo DS

Behind Schedule: Scribblenauts Review for Nintendo DS

I don’t really buy games anymore, ever.  Thankfully, there are two days a year where people feel they are compelled to purchase things for me.  Recently, I had a birthday and on the day before, I wrote out a list of things I wanted since apparently everyone was shopping late for me.  Scribblenauts was on […]

 Ryan Thomason

Geek Dad Report: Free Comics are the BEST comics!

Geek Dad Report: Free Comics are the BEST comics!

There is a new public library near where we live.  As you enter and walk the long hallway to your left there is a glass enclosure where there is currently a Star Wars exhibit of sorts.  Just from those first twenty or so steps in, I knew this was my kind of place.  Being brand […]

 Ryan Thomason

First NES game in 15 years sells out

First NES game in 15 years sells out

Developed by Sivak Games, Battle Kid is apparently the first platformer to be released for the NES in 15 years. The official game description reads as follows: “After having uncovered a plot to build a Supermech, you head to an ancient high-tech fortress in an effort to prevent this weapon from being completed. You must […]

 Ryan Thomason

Geek Dad Report: Back on the Movie Bandwagon

Geek Dad Report: Back on the Movie Bandwagon

This geek dad has seriously been missing out in the movie department, while I was able to find time for the big releases of the past two years there were tons of movies that went by the wayside.  Now before you start laughing at me for my lack of geek I’ll throw down the honest […]

 Ryan Thomason

Geek Dad Report: Putting my controller into temporary retirement

Geek Dad Report: Putting my controller into temporary retirement

I used to be a hardcore gamer once, during college, working nearly full time, living in a house where I was the ‘Manager’ and didn’t have to pay rent. Merely instead, I was collecting it from my roommates and making sure everything still looked nice inside and out. 

 Ryan Thomason

Geek Dad Report: Accessorizing your Workspace

Geek Dad Report: Accessorizing  your Workspace

Some people put pictures of their families, or have one of those tear the day off calendars with funny jokes, some keep potted real/fake plants, all are acceptable in my book. Then you have the boring people who stock nothing but piles of paper, and work related crap all over their desks and cubicles, stapler […]

 Ryan Thomason

Geek Dad Report: About this Geek Dad

Alright readers,  this is something I wrote a while ago when Geek Dad Report was only hosted on one site, and I think should serve as a good introduction of the column to WatchPlayRead.  Mind you  it is fairly long, as I put a lot of heart and soul into the piece.  I hope you […]

 Ryan Thomason

Get your tissues New York and San Francisco iPhone users

Get your tissues New York and San Francisco iPhone users

It’s looking like the rumors that Apple and AT&T were going to disconnect their relationship while everyone was standing around in a circle getting hot and buttered about the iPad release are faltering.

 Ryan Thomason

Geek Dad Report: When is too soon to Geek your kid out?

Geek Dad Report: When is too soon to Geek your kid out?

My wife and I have argued about this contrite subject more than once.  My son is now at the tender age of two and half, his mind is absorbing the world around him like some sort of sponge that liquefies his surroundings at whole and devours it all by breathing in.  While we as parents […]

 Ryan Thomason

The Not So Super Commercials

I’ll be honest to you guys, I may have consumed too many alcoholic beverages before the game.  I meant to take as many notes as possible, but hey, I was drinking, eating snacks and BSing around.  As I try to decipher my reactions to the notes I kept on the commercials I can find two […]

 Ryan Thomason

The Colony, Season Two Casting:Put your money where your Post Apoc mouth is

The Colony, Season Two Casting:Put your money where your Post Apoc mouth is

Put your money where your Post Apoc mouth is

 Ryan Thomason

A Real Mans Review of Twilight: New Moon

A Real Mans Review of Twilight: New Moon

With all of the recent hub-bub over the Stephanie Meyer sparkly vampire series, the new movie…titled New Moon is proving to be critic proof in the theatres, read on to find out what our newest author though of the movie he was forced to attend with his wife. –XR

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