Just Shapes and Beats

Tonight on GeekNights, we review a game we've been waiting for longer than you can imagine. Just Shapes and Beats. Rym got it on Switch, Scott got it on Steam. They're both fine. It's shapes and beats. It evokes the same brainfeel as Super Hexagon, but fully evolved.

In the news, Rym runs afoul of old people in bike lanes, Fallout 76 looks intriguing, and Mario Tennis Aces looks promising, but has unusable network play in its current state. We'll hopefully see you at both PAX Unplugged and PAX West!

Be sure to check out GeekNights Presents: Board Games and GeekNights Presents: Utena! We're also Judging Anime before it comes out!

Big Fish Casino

Tonight on GeekNights, considering the ethics of game design, we review the horror that is Big Fish Casino, which was recently banned in the state of Washington. It uses every trick in the book to addict you to gambling your real money for nothing. In the news, the Vegas Golden Knights are going to the Stanley Cup Finals, and Valve's "crackdown on VNs" is complex and troubling.

Battletech (2018)

Tonight on GeekNights, we consider Battletech (2018), which nicely scratches that itch you may have for some Classic Battletech. In the news, Vegas is going all the way to the Cup, the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller works in Steam, Rym played both John Company and An Infamous Traffic, and we're back from Zenkaikon 2018!

Two Tabletop Reviews: Q.E. and Yogi

Tonight on GeekNights, we review two tabletop games: Q.E. (Quantitative Easing) and Yogi. They're both worth a play, but serve two very different audiences. In the news, Battletech cometh, and there's an "unpatchable" hack for the Nintendo Switch.

If you saw us at PAX East, you can see video of The 40 Tabletop Games You Must Play! You'll also be able to see Rym live at Zenkaikon!

Slay the Spire

Tonight on GeekNights, despite Scott having a plague, we consider the excellent Slay the Spire (PC), still in early access and already well worth your time. It's a single-player roguelike deckbuilder. In the news, Rym will see about bringing Fireball Island to PAX East (where we'll be performing live), Smash Brothers is coming to Switch, and you lost your hour for the greater good.

Meeple Circus

Tonight on GeekNights, we review C├ędric 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!

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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