Tech News Roundup: Spring 2018

Tonight on GeekNights, we bring you a tech news roundup for spring 2018! Coin miners are still preventing you from buying a GPU, unauthorized clients were pirating Spotify premium features, multiple LTE vulnerabilities have been announced, Youtube enables live captions, some interesting things are happening with Twitch subscriptions, Twitter's (completely justified) bot purge outraged the far right, Rhode Island wants to charge state citizens for free speech, some ridiculous drama occurred around TLS certificate security, desktop sales continue to fall, and Flash is rapidly coming to an end.

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Camp

Tonight on GeekNights, we discuss the very American (and even then only for certain segments of America) idea of Summer Camp. Band Camp, Day Camp, Science Camp, and the like also fit in. In the news, J-Bars are tools of the devil, the world of mapping and navigation data is complex, and you can help US Democrats win Texas in multiple ways that require your time and skills rather than your money.

Meeple Circus

Tonight on GeekNights, we review Cédric Millet's Meeple Circus. It's a stacking dexterity game that doesn't have some of the fundamental problems of games like Villa Paletti or Jenga, and it captures the component stacking ways of basically everyone who's ever played tabletop games.

In the news, Into the Breach shows promise, Overwatch is investing in CTF, and Slay the Spire is already pretty hot. We'll also be live at PAX East 2018!

DEVILMAN crybaby

Tonight on GeekNights, is he a MAN? A DEVIL? A DEVILMAN? We consider the recent hit DEVILMAN crybaby, which has been generating surprising interest and may well be the first introduction of a new generation of anime fans to Go Nagai. Directed by Masaaki Yuasa, it's evocative of the ultra-violent OAVs of 90s US anime fandom, but with a modern sensibility. Warning: it's ultra ultra violent.

In the news, DANCE RUSH is up our alley in a way no game has been since DDR, and Rym and Emily have a no-spoiler review of Black Panther. We will also be live at PAX East!

Little Witch Academia (series)

Tonight on GeekNights, beyond our review of the original Little Witch Academia short, we review the full canon of the Little Witch Academia anime. In the news, Dan Slott is leaving Spider Man behind for a different man, Aggretsuko is going to be a Sanrio x Netflix anime, and Judge Anime By Its Cover: Winter 2017 is available for your enjoyment.

M.2 and You

Tonight on GeekNights, we consider the M.2 form factor and what it means for you. See also: NVMe. In the news, US states are working to protect net neutrality even if the federal government has gutted it, Uber may have sinister long term plans for self-driving car ownership, the Hawaii missile alert was more than just a bad GUI, and Best Buy was still selling CDs.

Four of our recent appearances are live on youtube! PAX Unplugged 2017 - Learn and WIN: Carcassonne, PAX South 2018 - Balance in Game Design, MAGFest 2018 - The 40 Tabletop Games you Need to Play, and Judge Anime by its Cover - Winter 2018!

Rattaneer

Tonight on GeekNights we review Hisashi Hayashi's Rattaneer. It's cute pirate rats with blind bids and severe consequences. In the news, Dr. K has a follow-on to Tigris & Euphrates coming with Yellow & Yangtze, Superhot VR is super hot, the Overwatch League continues to exist, there's some ridiculous streaming rights drama in espots, and we've judged more anime.

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