It’s the annual Geek Wars Gaming Challenge at the Tomboy Tarts neighbourhood and the Tirade crew, Persis, Joanna, Raven and Siti have teamed up with Grace Gipson, contributing writer for Black Girl Nerds to experience the Oculus Rift gaming journey of their lives. Trouble is, can they escape in time when things go south in virtual reality land? Download and listen to the episode now!

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Oculus Rift is the leading VR gaming platform in the world today and this week on Tomboy Tirade, Persis, Raven, Siti and Joanna pay homage to the amazing new VR gaming platform by going on the Oculus adventure of their life.

In their upside down Tomboy Tirade Universe, the tomboy hosts take part in the fictional SDCC Annual Geek Wars Gaming Challenge together with their new geek girl bestie, Grace Gipson, contributing writer for Black Girl Nerds, co-host on the #BlackComicsChat podcast and an entertainment blogger for the Berkeley Graduate.

They teleport from game to game in this episode, trying to escape the inevitable shootouts that come with every VR game. Can they escape these Oculus Rift games in time to win the challenge or will they be doomed to simulator sickness forever? Tune in below to find out. Here’s a headset! 3-2-1, GO!

IN THIS EPISODE, WE TALK ABOUT:

1. SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER PREDICTIONS BY GRACE GIPSON OF BLACK GIRL NERDS [05’57”]

The Tomboy Tirade crew end up in the dangerous Orc jungles of World of Warcraft as they find out a little bit more about Grace Gipson’s unique journey into the land of geek and Black Girl Nerds.

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   GRACE WAS ONE OF MANY DIVERSE GEEK GIRLS, LIKE US, WHO COULDN’T FIND OTHERS LIKE HER GROWING UP UNTIL THE INTERNET CAME AROUND AND CHANGED THINGS FOR HER

We chat about diversity in the world of geek-girl-nerds and how the Internet has allowed women and girls of coloured and minority backgrounds to ‘come out of the closet’- so to speak – so they could embrace their inner geek love for everything tech, science, comics, books, movies and popular culture. We channel all our geek power into this discussion before segueing  into our summer predictions on the following movies in the second half of the Hollywood blockbuster season.

  • Ghostbusters
  • Suicide Squad
  • Star Trek Beyond and more

Learn more about Grace Gipson by following her on Twitter to see what Grace is geeking about in her world daily.

2. NEWS HIGHLIGHTS [18’17”]

We hit our news highlights merry-go-round this week talking about Ubisoft’s Star Trek: Bridge Crew, a four-player VR co-op game for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR that lets you live the dream of captaining a Federation starship through deep space. Even the most hardened of Star Trek haters are going to love this, and we mean it No.1’s!

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   STAR TREK ALUMNI LEVAR BURTON, KARL URBAN AND JERI RYAN SEEN HERE GIVING STAR TREK BRIDGE CREW A GO

Next up, we take a peek into the controversy surrounding the new Ghostbusters re-boot and why we think it’s not going to be the failure it’s going to be unless the storyline and the execution suck. Of course, we all know that as of this writing, Ghostbusters has gone on to make around 65 million dollars globally on its opening week which means that a sequel will be in the works soon, so check our discussion out.

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   THE GHOSTBUSTERS REBOOT HAS BEEN MIRED WITH NOTHING BUT CONTROVERSY SINCE IT WAS GREENLIGHTED

3. OCULUS RIFT TIPS [28’47”]

Fancy teleporting yourself into the world of VR with your first Oculus Rift system? Then, let Siti beam you up Scotties as she gives you some basic tips to get you started as she explains to you some essentials you’ll need to put this all together, including the accessories and cost price.

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   WE GIVE YOU SOME EASY TIPS TO GET YOUR FIRST OCULUS RIFT SYSTEM SET UP

4. FALL TV POP QUIZ [32’26”]

Which TV show got cancelled for the upcoming Fall 2016/2017 season? Who’s staying and what are the most popular comic book adaptations? The Tomboy Tirade Crew along with Grace Gipson put their serious geek hats on to answer the questions in our fun quiz!

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