Tonight on GeekNights, we review the city of San Antonio, Texas. We were stuck there for several days after PAX South thanks to the blizzard in the northeast canceling our flights. In the news, Microsoft is giving everyone a free upgrade to Windows 10, though won't be supporting the pirates after that. In a word, it's confusing. Meanwhile, Musk and Kalanick both say (correctly) that self-driving cars will replace human drivers, but Lyft's Green panders to the luddites in insisting that this won't happen.
Tonight on GeekNights, we review the mediocre King's Forge, serving alongside Ground Floor as an example of why Kickstarter tabletop games are more often than not best avoided. In the news, Club Nintendo is dead and more old Star Wars games have come to GOG, including the last of the great Star Wars freespace shooters: X-Wing Alliance.
Don't forget to come see us live at PAX South 2015 with Bad Games on Sunday! Also, be sure to check out Rym's new Advance Wars streaming series.
Tonight on GeekNights, we review Tomm Moore's fantastic Song of the Sea. It's far and away better than The Secret of Kells, itself an excellent film. Before that, Rym has re-discovered the at-one-time-well-known 90s shows The Critic and Duckman, which are both... interesting... from a modern perspective (and available on Youtube). Ghost in the Shell joins the long line of failed attempts to adapt anime into live action in the US, complete with the whitewashing, and one of the last major comic cons that's actually about mainstream comics - Emerald City Comic Con - moves under Reedpop's control.
Tonight on GeekNights, we have us some fun with Predator (1987), the classic Arnold movie whose cast brought us not one, but two US state governors. In the news, Yuu Miyake is performing at MAGFest 2015, we (GeekNights) are performing at PAX South 2015 that same weekend, and the social media "years in review" aren't always the best for people whose years weren't so great.
Tonight on GeekNights, we review the delightful webcomic Cucumber Quest by Gigi d.g. Beautiful art, great characters: in some ways a cross between the fantasy parts of Bone and the zany fun of Adventure Time. But first, Sailor Moon Crystal is basically being reanimated in a style more like the original anime on Blu Ray, so there's literally no reason to watch it on TV/Crunchyroll. Rym gives us a brief review of Rick and Morty (of which he is a great fan), and Brian K. Vaughan is in New York (as you should be).
Tonight on GeekNights, we review Wizard, which was the GeekNights breakout game of PAX Australia 2014! In the news, there was officiating/game drama at the Dreamhack Winter CounterStrike tournament (leading to some debate in the forum), and Tekken fans are mad about a new character in Tekken. Also, be sure to come see us at PAX South!
Tonight on GeekNights, we review Tetsuya Tsutui's Prophecy (manga). It's essentially about 4chan terrorists who understand technology and act accordingly. The tech is surprisingly realistic. If the topic scares you: it should. Interestingly, the best source of information on this manga is its French wikipedia page.
Rym made an AMV, and in doing so discovered (through intense archaeological excavation) that animemusicvideos.org still exists, largely unchanged from ancient times. Otakon, after their ridiculous badge disaster, has finally decided to almost maybe do the right thing and MAIL the BADGES. (Vote in their poll: it ends December 5th!) Also, The Kingdom of Dreams & Madness is airing in New York, but don't bother seeing it in person: it will be available for digital download on December 9th!