Tonight on GeekNights, we discuss the continuing seasons of Adventure Time! While we did previously review Adventure Time, it's definitely worth further discussion. As the seasons have gone by, it's become increasingly dark, pointed, and serious. We've brought the big guns with our good friend and Adventure Time expert Judith. In the news, Ghost in the Shell: Arise Borders one and two are screening in several cities, and the delightful Drops of God is ending in June. The GeekNights Forum is continuing to rock, and you should be there.
Tonight on GeekNights, back from Zenkaikon, we briefly review FTL Advanced (which makes FTL definitely worth revisiting) and Flash Point: Fire Rescue, which solves many of the co-op board game problems we have previously discussed. In the news, PAX South, newly announced for San Antonio, is the last new PAX, and it coincides sadly with Magfest 2014. Tell us which one we should attend! Games may well be able to diagnose you with diseases like Alzheimer's (opening a whole ethical, moral, and legal can of worms), and Nintendo is holding a pro Super Smash Brothers Wii U tournament for E3 3014 (in lieu of a press conference).
Tonight on GeekNights, we bring you our spoiler-filled final thoughts on Studio Trigger's game-changing Kill la Kill. Before that, we discuss the 2014 Eisner Award nominations and Masaaki Yuasa's Adventure Time episode.
If you have any questions or complaints about the mandatory bag checks and metal detectors at Anime Boston 2014 or the mandatory bag checks and forced changes to the bathroom layout at PAX East 2014, know that the Mayor of Boston is doing an AMA Thursday 4/24.
Tonight on GeekNights, we review the short horror anime Yamishibai. It's definitely worth watching, and is genuinely good horror storytelling. In the news, we're back from Anime Boston 2014, though we skipped most of Friday and all of Sunday at the con due to the ridiculous security theater. We discuss the good and bad of Anime Boston 2014!
Tonight on GeekNights, we review Wooser's Hand-to-Mouth Life (うーさーのその日暮らし 覚醒編). It's pretty meh even as far as short anime go, but some of its other reviews are golden. We were going to talk about dog anime, but didn't. A new comic is coming that is SO UP OUR ALLEY: Snowpiercer. In the news, Anime Boston's 2014 rave ("informal dance") has been canceled. So was the 2013 rave. While it's likely due to politics in Boston and the admittedly minor incident at its 2012 rave, we think it's a good thing for the con: they should embrace dropping the rave and never look back.
There's a new episode of GeekNights Presents: Shoujo Kakumei Utena on the way, so be sure you're caught up!
Nidhogg is a fantastic, simple, two-player orthogame that exemplifies the "genre" so well defined by games such as Pong, Spacewar, and Outlaw! Local multiplayer and simple direct competition are seeing a renaissance that will only continue throughout 2014. In other annual news, Nintendo is suffering heavily from the Fiscal Year of Luigi (and their corporate culture that creates excellent hardware that almost no games actually use), and Torchbearer works wonderfully via Google Hangout. In personal news, we've all but stopped playing games that require teaching others, and encourage tabletop gamers everywhere to actually read the rules to games.
Tonight on GeekNights, we preview Space☆Dandy, the most recent anime to "save anime" after Kill La Kill. Space Dandy is a dandy in space. It might be set in the Cowboy Bebop universe, or at least one that has superficial similarities. It's... difficult to express what this show is. You really should just watch it. In the news, Sailor Moon's anime reboot (based more closely on the manga) is tentatively to air in July 2014. Booth babes don't work. Also, be sure to submit panels to ConnectiCon 2014!