Your Name

Tonight on GeekNights, we review the fantastic, must-see Your Name (君の名は。), Makoto Shinkai's greatest work to date and one of the biggest anime movies ever made. In the news, Kemono Friends is shockingly popular, selling out its popup store, and Toho is having a fantastic year in no small part due to Your Name.

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PC Cooling

Tonight on GeekNights, we talk about the current state of PC cooling and a little bit of the history around it. It's a golden age, and the consumer market has got your back. In the news, Nvidia releases beta Pascal GPU drivers for hackintoshes, and cops are using GPS darts to avoid dangerous high speed chases.

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Chocolate

Tonight on GeekNights, it's Thursday (the lounge), where we talk about anything. And thus, tonight, we talk about chocolate. In the news, Star Wars Celebration is happening, Fujifilm's Instax Square cameras are coming, senators put forth a great bill in response to United being a horrible airline, but the GOP has been anti-airline-passenger for basically ever, and Canada is legalizing marijuana. Also, kilotons aren't tons. They're 1000 tons.

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Tonight on GeekNights, we review the fantastic The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, bringing to fruition many of the core ideas Miyamoto envisioned when Zelda 1 was being designed. We could talk forever about this game, so we stick to a core review (TL;DL: buy it). We'll be talking more about this game in the future. In the news, Mad Catz shuts down, grenade bugs plague competitive Counter-Strike, and GeekNights will be Live at Zenkaikon!

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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