Food Box Subscriptions

Tonight on GeekNights, we consider the food subscription box. Things like Hello Fresh or Blue Apron or Big Plumb or Purple Carrot. One of those is a made up name.

In the news, Rym ran afoul of a kerosene-adjacent mystery, Scott's gym is closed, Block Together is shutting down, removing a powerful anti-harassment tool that Twitter needed despite Twitter removing their OWN anti-harassment tools (even though they used to promote such tools).

The Ends of Games

Tonight on GeekNights, we consider the ends of games. When and how do orthogames end? When and how should they end? We're workshopping a new game design panel for a future convention.

In the news, Crucible recedes back into the dark recesses of a closed beta after a unilaterally mediocre reception, a whole chunk of the games industry is rightly called out (there are too many articles to list them all), Superliminal is coming to Switch on July 7, Natural Selection 2 not only still exists but is on sale, and we're beginning to livestream the show again.

Online Anime Cons are Rough

Tonight on GeekNights, we consider how hard it is for an online-only anime convention to succeed (compared to nearly any other kind of convention). In the news, Annecy Online is still going, A Whisker Away is on Netflix, Scott has finished reading Lone Wolf and Cub. Black lives matter. Donate if you can.

Free Space Shooters

Tonight on GeekNights, we consider the mostly moribund but possibly reviving genre of free space shooters. Games like TIE Fighter or Wing Commander. There is a small chance they live again. Be prepared to dust off your HOTAS.

In the news, Sega has a Game Gear Micro (that only Rym cares about), Nintendo messes up their Pokémon DLC, the Steam Game Festival is live, the PS5 cometh, Paper Mario returns, WotC bans old racist magic cards, the Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality raised over 8MM dollars for the cause, we will be at PAX Online, Dwarf Fortress has graphics, Slay the Spire is now available on iOS, and Command & Conquer Remastered is a thing if that's your thing.

Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045

Tonight on GeekNights, we review the uninspired Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 anime on Netflix. It's... a show. Honestly, you're better off just dusting off your old Stand Alone Complex DVDs. In the news, Black Lives Matter, racist status are getting pulled down the world over, DC Comics ends its relationship with Diamond Distributors, and Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts is a decent kids' show.

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