A.K.A. Jessica Jones, A.K.A. The Most Boring Superhero Series Ever

When Avatar was in production, the media gushed over its legendary special effects budget. Released to much fanfare, the reviews praised it, marveling at the phantasmagoric CGI of the planet Pandora and the blue-skinned Na’vi. So intense was the spectacle that some claimed depression that the film wasn’t real. The general consensus was that Avatar was amazing, so amazing that it kick-started…



PODCAST #14: Random Talking

The Gang shoot the shit. It has come to our attention that this podcast may be misnumbered, but nobody cares. 0:50: Ryan talks about the change in content policy on GeekSpeaker. Hint: It’s becoming less, uh, friendly. The term “dead baby sense of humor” comes up and we have to edit out a joke. 2:10:…


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PODCAST #13B: Your RPG-Spot

The Gang discuss what really they enjoy in RPGs and how to play nicely with others. 0:37: Ryan explains the concept of compersion, which is apparently something found in polyamory circles. This is not how he is using it. 1:25: We discuss the things that make us tick as gamers. For me, it’s immersion. 2:40: Ryan…


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Nerd Rant: Get Out There and Game!

Ladies and Gentlegeeks we have reached the epoch of the antisocial.  Technological advances and self-indulgent millennial culture have conspired to create the perfect storm of lame behavior that may well kill gaming as we know it.  Despite my obvious hyperbole, I do see this as a problem with our generation.  We don’t want to do…



PODCAST #13A: Fallout Edition (Kind Of)

In this edition of our not-so-weekly podcast, The Gang bring everyone up to speed on our goings-on (and why we’ve been away for so long), and then we discuss what’s on everyone’s mind: Fallout 4. 0:45: Ryan and I have started new jobs. We also went on vacation to Disney World. I apologize for the…


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The Warcraft Trailer is Out. It Looks Like Crap.

When I was a wee lad, I was blown away by Squaresoft’s (oh, yes, it was Squaresoft at the time, long before it was Square Enix). The cinematic sequences in the Final Fantasy games were jaw-dropping. As an adult, one of the few companies to leave me feeling that same sense of wonder from a…



In Defense of “Slave Leia”

The Internet is abuzz with rumors that Disney will retire Princess Leia’s “slave” outfit, featured during her stint as Jabba the Hutt’s, ahem, entertainer. The response seems twofold. One that woman’s body is not shameful, and showing it is strong and empowered; and another that a woman should not be objectified by men by showing…



Punished

As far as interesting rumors go, rumors abound that Marvel plans to scrap the Iron Fist series to flesh out a full-fledged Punisher series. The Walking Dead’s former anti-hero Shane (or anti-villain, I’m never sure), Jon Bernthal, will be debuting the Punisher in the upcoming sophomore season of Daredevil. Honestly, this news fills me with meh. I…



Ash vs. Evil Dead is upon us.

I’m not a fan of the Evil Dead series. The first two were so boring that I don’t remember the particulars about them. Something something cabin in the woods, some evil went into Bruce Campbell’s hand and he cut it off, something something boomstick. A lackluster performance. Army of Darkness is more to my liking,…



Vampire: The Resuscitation

In gaming news, this happened.  If you’re too lazy to click, Paradox (the Swedish video game publisher responsible for Crusader Kings and Europa Universalis) has bought White Wolf, the publisher of such great RPG titles as Vampire: The Requiem and such mediocre titles as Changing Breeds: The Furrying.  This is major news, as CCP, the…