Time Crisis 5 is the topic of GeekNights tonight, having just played a bunch of it in Wildwood this past weekend. We haven't discussed Time Crisis since 2006! Time Crisis is (was) a staple of arcade gun games, and 5 is a fine addition to the franchise. In other news, the Megaman Legacy Collection is coming and stress is driving developers out of the videogame industry. Come see us at ConnectiCon in a month!
Tonight on GeekNights, we finally talk about Watership Down now that Scott has read it (it only took him eight months)! It's a fine book worthy of the wide praise it continues to receive. In the news, Nebraska begins a possible turn of the tide as it becomes the first conservative US state since the early 70s to ban the death penalty, and FIFA is beginning to get what it deserves. If you're thinking of seeing Manhattanhenge in person: don't. Just look at these photos instead.
Tonight on GeekNights, we review Jason Rohrer's real money gambling game Cordial Minuet. It's a pure game theory strategy game that you can only play for real money. In the news, there isn't enough news to discuss Kojima's departure just yet, but mark our words: this is going to send reverberations throughout the gaming world. Beyond that, GOG now released the correct version of TIE Fighter, and Koji Igarashi is making Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night in answer to all of our prayers.
Tonight on GeekNights, we fully review Sheriff of Nottingham (it's a great game in the same social category as Bohnanza) and Mount Your Friends (gifted to us by a friend and played to great effect at a PAX). Both are solid additions to your collection of games that you can whip out at a party without derailing the social scene. In the news, we've been playing a lot of Dance Dance Revolution again, Hearthstone is coming to iPhone, and a Turkish mayor implores you to respect the robot.
Tonight on GeekNights, we properly review XCOM: The Board Game having played it again outside of PAX. We also now have a proper review of Red7 and a confirmed positive opinion on Navegadore. Tomorrow is ruin the Internet day, so don't prank anyone unless it's actually a good prank. Also, come see us live at Anime Boston 2015!
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.