Brenton Galbraith

Brenton Galbraith

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Brenton is a contributor to Channel Hide, and a long time friend of Jim. He enjoys playing console-based games primarily, but still enjoys playing PC-based games is also a tabletop pen-and-paper gamer. Born, raised, and recently returned to Pittsburgh, he loves technology, and enjoys anything with a good story. Brenton hopes to help build the Hidesquadron Network into a site that informs, entertains, and advises fellow gamers and techies like him in the ways of the world.

AIM: MaliciousCodez05

Posts by Brenton Galbraith
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Review: Star Wars: The Old Republic

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Having been a long-time Star Wars fan, and a long-time, high-end World of Warcraft player, I was almost immediately interested whenever I heard about a Star Wars MMO coming out. Then I heard that Bioware was at the helm for this new game, and my heart lept. Could this be a good Star Wars game equivalent to Knights of the Old Republic? I was intrigued, so I signed up for the Beta Test, much later than most Star Wars fanboys did. I had no hope of getting in…until one day I got an email asking me to participate, and I knew that this game was an insta-buy for me. (more…)

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Foo Fighters and Rise Against Concert

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You’ve probably heard of the Foo Fighters. You may have heard of Rise Against. You almost probably haven’t heard about Mariachi el Bronx. That’s ok though, because I’m not going to talk about the mariachi band. I just wanted to swing by and fill you in on how great of a show I got to experience last Friday night, and if they are coming to your town, why you should pick up some tickets.

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Review: League of Legends

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Do you enjoy tower defense games? Do you enjoy real time strategy games? Do you enjoy FREE games? Have you heard of a rapidly-growing game called League of Legends? If not…you definitely need to try it. If you were to take the hero concept of Warcraft III, remove the need to build armies, and add a turret defense aspect to a game, you would have League of Legends. Sound interesting? Read on.

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Movie Review: Green Lantern

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Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, Green Lantern

It’s kind of funny how most of the big movies this summer are based upon comic book heroes, 90s toys, or a huge book franchise. Has Hollywood been running out of ideas? Quite possibly…it’s hard to find a good Hollywood original movie that doesn’t reboot something, take from another source, or give you a bland re-hash of a story. I think that this series of blockbusters has begun to turn “geek” culture more mainstream, and gain an appreciation for the stories we’ve loved while we were growing up. Best thing is, it’s easy to share them with our parents/girlfriends/boyfriends/wives/husbands who were never into that stuff because they work WELL on the silver screen.

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Security in Gaming

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It sucks to be a Playstation 3 owner right now...but it could happen to any of us.

 

Being a Cyber Security Engineer and watching these recent attacks against the Playstation Network, I thought that it might be a good time to review why Cyber Security is important, what you can do if you feel that your information has been compromised, and what you can do to protect yourself.

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Review: Mortal Kombat 9

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Mortal Kombat. A game franchise that’s been around as long as I can remember. So what makes this new iteration more exciting than leftover meatloaf? Well. Sit down and hang on tight, send your women and children away, LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE!

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Nintendo…What Happened?

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Nintendo – arguably, once THE leader of the video game world, has fallen from the grace of many modern gamers. So, what happened? With the all-star lineup of homemade hits such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Kirby, Pokemon, Starfox, and Zelda they shouldn’t be this far behind the curve.

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