The Predicament

Tonight on GeekNights, after talking about the color of pee, a terrifying photograph, nuclear material safety issues, the Demon Core, the troubles with Star Wars: Han Solo, and how you need to call your senators if you live in a state with a Republican senator in the US so people don't literally die.

Come by the Game Devs of Color Expo on Saturday, and ConnectiCon in a couple weeks!

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Race for the Galaxy

Tonight on GeekNights, we review the widely played and well liked Race for the Galaxy! It shares many concepts and design patterns with the classic Puerto Rico. In the news, E3 happened, there are one and a half new Metroid games coming, Nidhogg 2 terrifies us, Blizzard has a two-year exclusivity deal with Twitch, SSDs can burst into flame, Overwatch rankings rankled many players, and Geek Chic kicked the bucket.

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Anime News Roundup Summer 2017

Tonight on GeekNights, we talk about a BUNCH of anime and manga news. Revolutionary Girl Utena is getting a new manga chapter, we are restarting GeekNights Presents Utena in July, Otaku culture in Japan is evolving, both Pluto and Patlabor are getting new anime, Pikotarō (of PPAP fame) is getting an anime, Anime Expo is bumming around for free translator labor, The Project A-Ko sequels are licensed yet again, Irresponsible Captain Tylor is getting a new anime series (and there are legitimate worries about its quality), and Kemono Friends is going nuts.

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So you deleted the prod database

Tonight on GeekNights, we talk about the new employee who accidentally trashed the company's (not backed up) production database, and how it is literally 100% not his fault. Separation of duties my friend. In the news, we might be coming up on the Age of Nvidia, and vaping may be just as bad as smoking.

We have a ton of our tabletop reviews up on youtube now!

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GeekNights Live at Zenkaikon 2017

GeekNights is going to be live at Zenkaikon 2017!

Saturday (29th)

Grinding Mechanics in Game Design
11:45am
Live 1 (Floor 2, Commonwealth 3)

Foreign Anime Openers
1:45pm
Live 2 (Floor 2, Commonwealth 4)

Sunday (30th)

Flip the Table: Rage Quitting in Games
10:45am
Live 1 (Floor 2, Commonwealth 3)

Posted: Monday April 10, 2017

Play (Dirty) to Win: PAX East 2017

Ostensibly, you play games to win. (Assuming we're talking about competitive games: you're not playing to "win" Dungeons & Dragons… are you?) But are really? Shouldn't you be winning a lot more often? Maybe you should try that cheap strategy you've heard about. Punch below the belt. Memorize the deck. Read the FAQ. What's the line between playing to win and cheating? Is "playing dirty" even really a thing? Come for the degenerate strategies, stay for the soul-crushing revelations on winning.

Presented by GeekNights at PAX East 2017.

Book Club - Rebecca

For some reason I never even considered that my second favorite Hitchcock movie: Rebecca was based on a book. Even though it says so right at the beginning of the film, I completely forgot. As soon as I realized this mistake, I swiftly corrected it my making it my book club selection.

Rebecca is a terrific example of gothic romance. It has mystery, suspense, crime, romance, a costume gala, and an awesome spooky mansion with a creepy west wing! What more could you ask for in a novel? Read the book, then also watch the film for some good times.

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