Tonight on GeekNights, we review the Nobuyuki Fukumoto manga Gambling Apocalypse: KAIJI. Not to be confused with the gambling anime Akagi that we reviewed in 2006. This manga covers the events planned in Mr. Tonegawa: Middle Management Blues. In the news, Masaaki Yuasa has retired as president of the prolific Science SARU studio, Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! is good to the end, and Viz licenses the Super Mario Bro. manga.
Tonight on GeekNights, we have a Tech News Roundup! In the news:
- Jupyter nNotebooks are pretty cool
- Chromium Edge is getting some features
- Broadband should be a nationalized utility
- The tech-enabled gig economy is an exploitative lie
- Sony Electronics lives again?
- Update your SSD's firmware
- Safari blocks third party cookies by default
- The Supreme Court ruled states can't be sued for copyright infringement
- 5G may use 20% more power than 4G
- Porn takes down the LA City Council
Tonight on GeekNights, still recording remotely we consider the concept of insurance. Please, if you have better Thursday show ideas throw them at us! In the news, Jojo Rabbit (2019) is extremely good, apparently Henry Kissinger is indeed a member of the Harlem Globetrotters, and Netflix Castlevania is definitely worth continuing.
Tonight on GeekNights, we review two new-to-us tabletop games we played at PAX in First Look: No Return: Es gibt kein Zurück! (2019) and Square on Sale (2005). The former is distilled game mechanic. The latter is... interesting, but heuristically a mess. In the news, for the first time in over 15 years GeekNights was recorded remotely (so let us know if the audio sounds weird), Rym is building an annoy-o-tron, Segata Sanshiro appears to have risen from the grave, Pistol Whip is a VR rhythm rail shooter, and Half-Life Alyx is out!
Tonight on GeekNights, we review the delightful new anime from Science Saru, Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! (映像研には手を出すな！). In the news, Anime Boston is canceled, there is an Evangelion gunpla, and Sonic topped Detective Pikachu!
Tonight on GeekNights, we consider how to enjoy a social life during times of social distancing, when the only two tools we have are the bad screen and the good screen. In the news, GrubHub is suspending commission fees for independent restaurants, it's soon, but not yet, time for a Tech News Roundup, SETI@home is going into hibernation ending an era, and WireGuard is coming to Linux. Also, some awesome people are already doing what we keep threatening to do, but haven't really actually done! And you should donate blood if you can! Like, soon!