Tonight on GeekNights, we review the simple, perfect information, complete information two-player boardgame Hive. Natural Selection 2 is still unplayable (but 1 is just fine), Sony goes extra silly with its PSN TOS, and printing weapons is the inevitability we all have always assumed it would be.

Arrietty the Borrower

Tonight on GeekNights, we consider Studio Ghibli's Arrietty the Borrower (????????????). In the news, Redline is now available on Booray with English subtitles in Japan, and Black Dynamite has a cartoon.

Play Dead

Tonight on GeekNights, we talk a bit about Play Dead, which is playing again. We also have some trojan T-shirts and the sad truth behind the London riots.

Taluva and Reef Encounter

Tonight on GeekNights, we review two interesting board games: Taluva and Reef Encounter. Rym is shocked that anyone is surprised by what The Sims Social actually was (crap). Diablo 3 is a clusterfuck of DRM, closedness, and perverse monetization, and Rym has a geekbite for the Android Catan.


This month (July 2011) on the GeekNights Book Club, we discuss Isaac Asimov's Foundation. It's a science fiction classic that every person should read, and it might not be quite what you expect.

The next book, for August 2011, is The Ear, The Eye, and The Arm by Nancy Farmer.

Half-Minute Hero

Tonight on GeekNights, we review the refreshing Half-Minute Hero on XBLA. Gamepro moves to a quarterly format and EA buys Popcap for over a billion dollars.

We also consider a number of XBLA games, but only Catherine stands out.

Galaxy Express 999 Movie

Tonight on GeekNights, we consider our recent rewatching of the Galaxy Express 999 movie, recently remastered and re-released. Otakon is next weekend, and while we won't be there, Makoto Shinkai and his newest work -- Hoshi o Ou Kodomo -- will be. SDCC is this weekend, it's really, really hot, and Scott's reading Lady Sabre & the Pirates of the Ineffable Aether.

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