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May 8, 2014

Geek & Sundry’s UNPLUGGED Series Season Finale!

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The season finale of the hit Geek & Sundry web series, Unplugged, is live, and you can catch it hereGeek & Sundry, Felicia Day’s (The Guild, Supernatural) online video empire based on YouTube, produces programs covering all aspects of geek culture, from gaming (TableTop, Co-Optitude, Spellslingers) to comics (Talkin’ Comics) to cosplay (Console to Closet, Katie Satow).

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Hosted by Ashly Burch (Hey Ash Whatcha Playin’),Unplugged features five episodes starring YouTube personalities and gamers squaring off on popular video game franchises, followed by real-life challenges to match the games. Previous episodes included YouTuber Jesse Cox (OMFGcata) and Naomi Kyle (IGN) playing League of Legends and LARPing, and YouTubers Meghan Camarena (Strawberry17) and Justine Ezarik (iJustine) playing Farming Simulator 2013 and chasing chickens on a real farm. Check out the previous Unplugged episodes here.

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Premiering this week is the 5th and final episode of Unplugged, filmed at PAX East (Thanks PA!), the Boston leg of Penny Arcade’s booming gaming festival. Fans and gamers flooded the Unplugged booth and experienced the show firsthand by playing Skullgirls, a 2-D fighter, similar to Marvel vs Capcom 2, which was crowdfunded on Indiegogo last year, on the Surface Pro 2 and then taking the battle into the ring for some over sized glove encased hand-to-over sized glove encased hand combat.

In episode 5, round one pits two professional Skullgirls players, Michael and John, against one another on the Surface. Michael “McPeanuts” Landers is currently the number 4 ranked Skullgirls player in the world having won Toryuken 2012, Summer Jam 6, Winter Brawl 7, GUTS 1 and GUTS 2.  John “Zidiane” Silvia finished 13th at EVO (Evolution Champion Series) where the largest Skullgirls tournament to date was held.

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In round two, hot off the heels of some intense Skullgirls combat, they get to settle the score in a bouncy boxing ring battle to the death…of their egos.

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The episode includes two more rousing matches between con-goers, all of whom were bursting with enthusiasm about the competition.

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Fans at PAX East were thrilled by the opportunity to play Skullgirls, participate in the filming of episode 5 and learn about the wide variety of other indie games playable on the Surface.

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Thanks to the fans at PAX East and to all of you that have supported this season of Unplugged. Please continue watching each episode and recommending the show to your friends!

Kathleen Barth the Marketing Manager for Geek & Sundry also contributed to this blog post.