Tonight on GeekNights, we review two board games after some first playthroughs: Homesteaders and Tammany Hall. They're both pretty good. Check out some memories of Doom and the 3DS gets an update that almost no one will care about.
Tonight on GeekNights, in honor of the DVD mystery boxes that everyone seems to have ordered, we review the first episode of the first DVD of the Rumiko Takahashi Anthology (aka Rumic Theater): The Tragedy of P. In the news, PictureBox is shutting down, and Neverland is bankrupt. The GeekNights Official CounterStrike server is starting to rock again, as is the GeekNights Official IRC during the shaker classic.
Tonight on GeekNights, we consider the technical/skill requirements of one Penny Arcade job posting. We talk about how to learn how to set up that most dreaded of services: email. RMS proves that Bitcoin has finally "made it" by calling for an anonymous alternative. Amazon reveals its (entirely unsurprising) plans for drone deliveries, further casting into stark contrast the progress of technology and the inability of government and society to keep up. Rym is back from Istanbul and has photos to share.
Tonight on GeekNights, we give brief reviews of two anime: Yowamushi Pedal (a TV show) and The Wind Rises (Miyazaki's last movie). The latter is a fictional account of the personal life of the very real Horikoshi Jiro, who designed the very real fighters used by Imperial Japan in World War 2. In the news, keep an eye on the creeping tentacles that are Cardfight: Vanguard, and Miyazaki has given up on movies, but not on manga!
Tonight on GeekNights, we talk about live streaming video, while streaming said video live (and discovering after-the-fact that the video ended up stuttery-as-fuck: sorry about that!). In the news, Caller ID by Google and a reputation data for phone numbers are angering a certain kind of person, Scott's english muffin problem proves unsolvable, and Scott reviews the iPad Mini Retina.
Tonight on GeekNights, we consider yard games like Bocce, Cornhole, Horseshoes, and Badminton. These games share certain characteristics: they must be reasonably deep orthogames, have shallow learning curves, and provide contextual social opportunities yet not require them. Rym reviews Ingress (it's a Candy Box), and Scott takes a guess that Pandemic: The Cure doesn't fall too far from the tree. We posit on why anyone even bothers to play Pandemic. Rym has Google Glass.
Tonight on GeekNights, we discuss the minor anime renaissance that seems to have been sparked by Attack on Titan, and is now smoldering through Kill La Kill and hopefully Space Dandy. Be sure to check out the Fantagraphics 2014 Spring Season and Bee and Puppycat kickstarters. Wolf Children is playing again in several theaters, and a new Initial D movie is coming (with non-SuperEurobeat music possibly).