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Picks of the Week: 9/24/14

(09/23/2014 1:50 AM)

There's something for everyone this week, with a slew of hot creator owned titles hitting the stands. There's the drama of BKV & Fiona Staples' sales juggernaut Saga#23 continuing its Shakespearean sprawl in the stars, the slow conceptual burn of Joe Casey & Piotr Kowalski's post-shared superhero universe affair in Sex #16, and the unmistakable magic of Antony [...]

Steve's Update 9/22/2014

(09/22/2014 8:22 PM)

Not much of an update this time gang, had a crazy two weeks. On top of that I've got some speaking engagements coming up - so if you're in the area check out my schedule. Oddly one is on my Japanese curry - I'm expanding what I speak on to cover my geeky cooking interests [...]

Your Guide To Submitting To Comics And Manga

(09/22/2014 7:18 PM)

Thanks to Rob Barba for finding this: The Submission Guidelines for every Comic and Manga Publisher in the Universe. - Steven Savage Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach. He blogs on careers at http://www.musehack.com/, publishes books ...

Advance Review: Gotham 1.01 "Pilot"

(09/22/2014 12:25 PM)

Advance Review: Gotham 1.01 "Pilot"3.5Overall ScoreReader Rating: (0 Votes)Gotham pilot review 3.5 out of 5 stars Airing tonight is Gotham, the second live action TV show featuring Bruce Wayne. It's been 48 years since a certain Caped Crusader and Boy Wonder began their campy adventures in 1966. But Gotham's take on Batman lore is decidedly [...]

Advance Review: Gotham 1.01 "Pilot"

(09/22/2014 10:00 AM)

The Gotham pilot is a winner in my eyes. I just hope that it can maintain its quality throughout the season.

Preview: L.A Cops

(09/22/2014 9:40 AM)

L.A Cops is a top down action shooter, you control a pair of cops as they pew pew through buildings full of dastardly criminals. This preview was written on the 20th September 2014. This isn't an awkward post-gamergate disclosure, but more a sign of my exasperation with the developers rapid update cycle. I keep trying [...]

An Interview With Rick Heaton From Extra Life!

(09/22/2014 8:30 AM)

Extra Life is a charity that gets game enthusiasts raising money for the Children's Miracle Network. Evolving from one child in need to a method where we can all help, out, I'm pleased to say I can interview Community Manager ...

Way With Worlds: Heroes and Villains - Forget Good And Evil

(09/22/2014 8:30 AM)

It seems that we often end up discussing Good and Evil when we are talking Heroes and Villains, antagonists and protagonists, and often for pretty good reasons. Let's face it Good Versus Evil is a prime conflict and element of ...

Why We Don't Need 'Objective' Anime Criticism

(09/22/2014 8:00 AM)

What's needed in anime criticism -- and in most any good criticism of art or entertainment -- is to lay our prejudices on the table first

Anime Roundup: September 21, 2014

(09/22/2014 8:00 AM)

A young man named Darrien Hunt was shot dead by police in Utah. His crime, as it were, was cosplaying as Mugen from Samurai Champloo; police evidently thought his prop sword was the real thing. Words like "tragic" and...

Ambitious SteamWorld Dig follow up, SteamWorld Heist announced

(09/22/2014 6:42 AM)

Swedish studio Image & Form have announced SteamWorld Heist, a follow-up to their earlier effort, SteamWorld Dig. A space-themed, turn-based strategy affair that is completely different from the Metroidvania stylings of its predecessor, SteamWorld Heist has players scavenging precious materials across a variety of worlds with a team of androids. Despite the shift in genre, [...]

BTFT: A Handful of Unloved Books

(09/22/2014 2:00 AM)

DC, Young Heroes in Love #16, written by Dan Raspler, drawn by Chuck Wojtkiewicz, 1998 If you think you're not interested in romance comics, you've never read Young Heroes in Love. Or Strangers in Paradise, but that's not the point. Back in 1998, DC published a capes and kisses comic written by usual editor Dan [...]

Interview: Becky Cloonan: "We're at a Really Cool Stage in Comics"

(09/21/2014 10:00 PM)

Becky Cloonan has had a better 2014 than perhaps anyone in comics. In the last nine months she has self-published a collection of her own stories entitled By Chance or Providence, that includes the Eisner Award winning "The Mire". She has completed The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys with Gerard Way and Shaun Simon. [...]

Kickstarter Spotlight: Pariah Missouri Book 2 : The Promised Land

(09/21/2014 1:15 PM)

My name is Andres Salazar. I'm a storyteller. I've been hunkered down working on the second graphic novel in the series, Pariah Missouri. Part Huckleberry Finn part Twin Peaks it's a mash-up of some of my favorite stories and ideas all set in Antebellum 1857 Missouri. It's Steampunk without the punk, but a good dose of religion, folk magic, bounty-hunters, slaves and demons. [...]

Superhero Films - Chap. 3: Rat Fphink A Boo Boo

(09/21/2014 12:05 PM)

With practically no budget, heroes wearing pajamas, along with a dash of rock and roll, writer/ director Ray Dennis Steckler creates one of the oddest entries in the superhero film genre. What begins as an attempted serious crime drama, the film dramatically does a complete turnaround half way in and becomes a silly superhero romp. [...]

Geek Catalog Update for 9/21/2014

(09/21/2014 10:20 AM)

Sorry I missed last week - got sick and got hammered at work and in general was miserable-busy. When I wasn't sleeping. I did get some updates this week to the Geek Catalog - and as always check out Geek ...

The Strain 1.10 "Loved Ones"

(09/21/2014 10:00 AM)

On the plus side, when it was good, it was really good. Unfortunately it also meandered around, wasted a lot of time, and fell back on a couple of what are becoming standardized Strain clichés.

Del Hewitt Jr

(09/20/2014 7:05 PM)

Artist, Comic creator, Illustrator and more...Del Hewitt Jr. comes back to Two Geeks Talking to talk his newest Kickstarter, Comics and anything in between.

Owning a Childhood: Thoughts on Microsoft Aquiring Mojang

(09/20/2014 12:22 PM)

As a child I was brought up on Nintendo franchises. My much older brother was a gamer long before me, I got my start playing games thanks to his hand me down consoles. Gaming was an expensive hobby and hand me down game collections made the hobby accessible to me as a young child. The [...]

Review: Swipecart

(09/20/2014 10:18 AM)

It's long been a dream of mine to race abandoned minecarts atop dangerous mountains tracks. It's bemused me why this aspect of everyday life has never before been captured within the vast expanse of video game worlds. However, now thanks to Micro Factory Games, you too can enjoy all the benefits of extreme minecarting, but [...]

Lost in Translation 112 - Ocean's Eleven

(09/20/2014 6:30 AM)

The heist is a popular plot, from the lone hobbit sneaking into a dragon's lair to a well-planned robbery with military precision. The core requirements for a heist are the thieves, the target, and the victim. To play up the ...

[Sep. 19, 1959] Anchors Aweigh! (The Navy's Transit and Vanguard launches)

(09/19/2014 6:24 PM)

A bit of a stop press on the Space Race as I wade through this months

Review: 'The Wicked + The Divine' #4: The Reveal Grows

(09/19/2014 12:47 PM)

Review: 'The Wicked + The Divine' #4: The Reveal Grows4.0Overall ScoreReader Rating: (0 Votes)The Wicked + The Divine is slowly revealing the gods of the Pantheon, giving little glimpses into the lives they lead. These gods are self-proclaimed celebrities and rock stars, striving to get the attention they deserve - and the privacy they often [...]

Lost in Translation 111: Battle Beyond the Stars

(09/19/2014 10:00 AM)

Battle Beyond the Stars was a low budget movie. Despite that, the effects, while showing their age, don't look as old as they should be.

Opinion - Why the "What is a Game?" Debate is Potentially Damaging

(09/19/2014 9:04 AM)

Joe Parlock is an opinionated YouTuber, streamer, twitter addict and occasional writer from the British midlands with 2+ years of experience and a passion for being a general grump about games. Starting out roughly 15 years ago with a Sega Megadrive and a copy of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, his favourite genres of games includes [...]

Skyward Collapse

(09/19/2014 9:00 AM)

The concept of a turn-based strategy game in which you have to maintain order in a war-torn world is a novel and fairly interesting one - this is the idea behind Skyward Collapse. In Skyward Collapse you play as the Creator God of the world. Your responsibility is to maintain order between the various factions [...]

Way With Worlds: Heroes and Villains - Forget Good And Evil

(09/19/2014 8:30 AM)

It seems that we often end up discussing Good and Evil when we are talking Heroes and Villains, antagonists and protagonists, and often for pretty good reasons. Let's face it Good Versus Evil is a prime conflict and element of many stories, and we want to read/play/experience interesting characters. However, after awhile, it seems that [...]

The Dark Side Of "Do What You Love" - Skills And Abilties

(09/19/2014 8:20 AM)

(Steve takes a break from his usual positive approach to look at the dark side of "Do What You Love" as career advice and why it deceives, deludes, or just doesn't cover difficulties. Ready for more cynicism peppered with advice, ...

'Ghost In The Shell: ARISE: Border 3: ghost tears'

(09/19/2014 8:00 AM)

Part three of 'ARISE' is an improvement on the first two installments, but the ineffable alchemy we saw before in the franchise still hasn't quite manifested itself

Dev Blog - User Interface Magic (Developer Thomas Henshell)

(09/19/2014 2:05 AM)

This past week, I focused my development efforts on the user interface (UI) of Archmage Rises. Proper software development methodology mandates that we should take on the highest priority, highest risk items first. We should do this to save enough time and energy to deal with the truly dangerous issues: the unknowns Archmage Rises is [...]

Interview: Jack Adler on Action Comics #1 and much more

(09/18/2014 10:26 PM)

Jack Adler has contributed so much to the comic book genre right from the very beginning that it's difficult to underestimate the scope of those contributions. His first job was painting on engraving plates for comic books. He was, in fact, the first to color Superman in Action Comics #1, and he did so much [...]

Double D's and Nub Thumb - Episode 24

(09/18/2014 9:50 PM)

Kinsey joins Carlos to talk about Destiny, Diablo 3, and TGS news. Also, they both admit they don't like Minecraft. Spoiler. Also .. please don't hate them. They know not what they do. On Twitter: @kinszilla and @onawa AND check out: https://www.facebook.com/videogamebreak for VGB extra stuff! Download MP3

Working At Bioware: Part 2

(09/18/2014 6:24 PM)

Quality Assurance Tester After the first two weeks, I began to understand the key virtue required for any game tester: patience. In those first two weeks, I realized that QA game testing is not an end-to-end experience. What I mean ...

Support Nasa With The Centennial Challenge

(09/18/2014 6:17 PM)

Makers, here you go. (And yes, I took a break from the Catalog, sorry.) - Steven Savage Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach. He blogs on careers at http://www.musehack.com/, publishes books on career and culture ...

Interview: Paul Jenkins: "It's Liberating and Terrifying"

(09/18/2014 2:43 PM)

Paul Jenkins has had one of those careers that has seems to sum up the way the comics industry has changed over the years. He was once a big star at Marvel, the force behind the beloved Sentry, Wolverine: Origins and Inhumans, before moving to BOOM! Studios and his own projects. As you'll see in our interview, Paul is [...]

The Strain 1.09 "The Disappeared"

(09/18/2014 2:00 PM)

The Master just isn't scary. And that's the biggest failing of this episode.

Review: 'Ash and the Army of Darkness' is the sequel you wanted that never happened

(09/18/2014 1:18 PM)

Review: 'Ash and the Army of Darkness' is the sequel you wanted that never happened3.6Overall ScoreIf you're a fan of Ash and the movie series then you shouldn't have a problem picking up and enjoying this trade. That said, if you're not familiar with the series but enjoy the genre you might be a little [...]

Things That I Like: Writing dystopian societies that… actually work

(09/18/2014 12:12 PM)

At the risk of accidentally helping the next would-be conqueror and subsequent ruler of the world, I want to talk about dystopias today. When I read about cultures, past and present, there are some different things that I automatically start looking for or asking myself. When I see an imbalance of power, what comes to [...]

Thomas Was Alone set to arrive on PS4 later this year

(09/18/2014 11:36 AM)

Curve Studios has today announced that they will bring Mike Bithell's minimalist platformer, Thomas Was Alone, to PS4 before the end of the year. Speaking on the official PlayStation Blog, Curve Studios PR Manager Rob Clarke said that the PS4 version of the game would be Cross-Buy compliant. Naturally, this means that folks who own [...]

Learn your ABCs: Attending Big Conventions (Fan Expo Edition!)

(09/18/2014 10:59 AM)

Fan Expo is about the Fan Experience. That's on the attendee as much as it's on anyone else. Put on some comfy walking shoes and accompany me on a trek through this indulgent guide to attending big conventions. Part I The very first convention I ever attended was a Star Trek convention in Las Vegas. [...]

The Killing 4.04 "Dream Baby Dream"

(09/18/2014 10:00 AM)

We're now past the halfway point in the season and "Dream Baby Dream" shows the foundations of the Stansbury house, Linden, and Holder are all very severely cracked.

Free Games Roundup - September 18th 2014

(09/18/2014 6:25 AM)

Hello one and all, it's time for the long overdue return of the Free Games Roundup. Want to try new gaming experiences you might not have seen? Have a smaller gaming budget than the pocket change down the back of your friend's sofa? Well then FGR might just be the feature for you. Veracity & [...]

[Sep. 17, 1959] A hike and a flight (Oct. 1959 Astounding and two Space Races)

(09/18/2014 5:59 AM)

The big news this week is

Agents of SHIELD 1.22 "Beginning of the End"

(09/17/2014 2:00 PM)

This episode provided an excellent example of literally everything that makes this show tick, when it's ticking.

Review: Divinity: Original Sin

(09/17/2014 1:21 PM)

For many games Co-op play means adding in a second player and making the enemies a little harder. Divinity: Original Sin, by Larian studios does things a little different and pulls it off nicely. The story of Original Sin follows two source hunters, warriors trained to fight against the game's faceless evil called, shockingly [...]

Batman (1966)

(09/17/2014 10:00 AM)

The campy, silly tone delighted kids and amused adults. It was pretty clear that Batman was a huge hit and to capitalize on the show's popularity, Batman was sent to theaters for his first full-length motion picture....in color!

The Dark Side Of "Do What You Love" - Skills And Abilties

(09/17/2014 8:05 AM)

(Steve continues his dream-destroying exploration of why "Do What You Love" doesn't address the darker truths of careers. Dive in for more sarcasm, dark insights, and asking how we can overcome these challenges) So you want to "Do What You ...

TGT Tournament 6 - Finals

(09/16/2014 9:59 PM)

Hey All! Welcome to TGT Tournament 6 - Finals! Through the feverish voting battles and the server issues, we are FINALLY at the end of this Tournament. But, we're not done yet! Now the Final Four are battling it out. Unlike past Rounds where you can only vote once. Now YOU must choose your Top [...]

The Ottawa Geek Market - An Interview With Lee Farruga

(09/16/2014 3:48 PM)

Ottawa Geek Market. The name of course sounds intriguing to anyone like, well, us. Imagine an organization that sets up geek markets to promote artisans, camaraderie, and promote charity? One of course that I had to interview ambassador and media ...

Muppets Gone Missing: An Interview with Joe Bailey

(09/16/2014 10:00 AM)

The first TV show I wrote was a children's show called, Jabberwocky. Then I was a staff writer on both Sesame Street and The Muppet Show.

Seventh Sanctum Update 9/15/2014

(09/15/2014 8:35 PM)

Hey gang, not too much to report today. I caught one of the apparent legion of new diseases going around and was just kind of bleh for most of the week. Ever have those moments where you're sick enough to not be as active as normal, but not properly sick so you can't just lie [...]

[Sep. 15, 1959] Bullseye! Second Lunik hits the moon.

(09/15/2014 4:31 PM)

The Soviets have accomplished another space first, striking the moon with a probe yesterday, September 14, 1959, after a speedy day-and-a-half flight.

The Leftovers 1.10 "The Prodigal Son Returns"

(09/15/2014 10:00 AM)

How did they know how to be so precise? The stolen photos couldn't have told so much, but that doesn't matter as much as how devastating the gestures become.

Anime Roundup: September 15, 2014

(09/15/2014 8:00 AM)

'Berserk' manga returns, 'Gurren Lagann' on Blu-ray (affordably), Vertical's new licensing survey is up.

All Aboard The Fandom Train

(09/15/2014 8:00 AM)

Does introducing people to anime make them into fans, or does anime fandom arise more spontaneously than that?

[Sep. 12, 1959] Best of the Best (October 1959 Fantasy and Science Fiction, second part)

(09/12/2014 7:25 PM)

Statistics are (is?) fun. There is a simple joy to compiling data and finding patterns. Since the beginning of the publishing year, i.e. issues with a January cover date, I have been rating stories and magazine issues in aggregate. This is partly to help me remember the stories in times to come and also to trace patterns of quality. In a couple of months, I plan to have my own mini-Hugo awards; perhaps one of you might help me think of a catchy name.

Blue Ruin (2013) Blu-ray Review

(09/12/2014 2:00 PM)

There's a sense of tragic loss underlying nearly every scene that's compounded by questions of culpability and guilt that builds right up to the rolling of the credits.

'Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit': Have Spear, Will Travel

(09/12/2014 8:00 AM)

Unfairly overlooked by audiences, this engrossing and intelligent adventure fantasy deserves cherishing -- doubly so now thanks to its welcome re-release

Way With Worlds: Heroes and Villains - Self-Serving Self-Sacrifice

(09/12/2014 8:00 AM)

Sacrifice is a part of literature and part of our lives. The act of giving something up for other reasons, perhaps making the ultimate sacrifice of ones life, is part of us really. We value the act of giving things up at time because it provides surety, clarity - and a view into someone's character. [...]

Bill Kendrick from Atari Party

(09/10/2014 8:44 PM)

Bill Kendrick is a fan of Atari ... that's putting it mildly. In fact, he's been enjoying them since he could lift a paddle. Atari is one of the great consoles from the 90's that you could have a blast with. Now a revival is coming back bringing this iconic system to the masses. Bill [...]

Whatcha Gonna Do, When Hulk Hogan Comes to an Expo Near You?!

(09/9/2014 11:24 AM)

Listen up, Brothers and Sisters. Hulkamania is alive and well, as is Hulk Hogan himself. Saturday at Fan Expo in Toronto is brimming with people and devoid of space to maneuver. While the show floor is packed with bodies and complaints, I sneak down to the lower floor to see if there's an interesting panel [...]

Sanctum Update 9/8/2014

(09/8/2014 8:04 PM)

Hey gang, it's been pretty quiet on the Sanctum end - definitely taking a break from generators, the Writing Prompt Generator took a lot more out of me than I thought. Plus I'm busy with work, and am juggling some other projects. I have some conventions coming up. Also there's some playing of Team Fortress [...]

[Sep. 9, 1959] WorldCon Report! [Detention, the 17th WorldCon]

(09/8/2014 5:07 PM)

Twenty years ago, something lovely happened. Two hundred science fiction and fantasy fans got together in New York City and had what was (I believe) the first convention of their genre: Worldcon. It has been an annual Labor Day tradition ever since, with the exception of the war years, from 1942-45. It travels from city to city, adopting the name of its host city for that year.

Should We Film This? 'Ghost in the Shell'

(09/8/2014 8:00 AM)

A good live-action version of 'Ghost in the Shell' may well be possible, but can Hollywood do it without draining all the blood (and electricity) from its veins?

[Sep. 5, 1959] The Best (October 1959 Fantasy and Science Fiction; 1st part)

(09/5/2014 6:47 PM)

Not too long ago, I lambasted the September 1959 issue of

Way With Worlds: Heroes and Villains - Incompetence

(09/5/2014 8:00 AM)

So last time I covered the risk of creating Omnicompetent characters - those good-at-everything characters that are hard to believe. Too often we make our heroes and villains omnicompetent, and it's a warning worth heeding. The Omnicompetent soon end up Omni-unbelievable, distorting the world and making things just seem wrong. However, there's a flipside issue I [...]

Anime Roundup: September 5, 2014

(09/5/2014 8:00 AM)

'Under the Dog' is a done deal; live-action 'Gundam' and 'Ghost in the Shell'; and work from the creator of 'Moyashimon' has another anime adaptation on the rails.

'HAL': Are 'Lovers' Electric?

(09/5/2014 8:00 AM)

Even while this love story between a human and a robot is sincere and affecting, it's up to the audience to tell if it has one too many twists for its own good

Things That I Like: Creating elemental systems

(09/4/2014 11:57 AM)

This post originally appeared at The Oak Wheel on August 28th, 2014. I'll come right and say it: I'm tired of elemental systems that shamelessly rip from the Greek, Chinese, or Japanese, especially when they do so without really understanding what these people were getting at. Like, if you're going to go with Air, Earth, Fire, and [...]

Old school with Metal Jesus Rocks - Episode 23

(09/3/2014 8:44 PM)

I sat down with Jason (Metal Jesus Rocks) after a taping of my new show Crazy Time Video Games, and we discussed old school games, collecting, british accents, powerful drinks, and the life itself. Ok, maybe not that heavy duty .. but it was an awesome talk. We do get to the bottom of WHY [...]

Jessica Nigri Interview

(09/3/2014 5:17 PM)

Say Cosplay and in North America names like Yaya Han and Jessica Nigri immediately come to mind. Jessica Nigri was a wonderful interview talking about her inspirations, successes in her life, failures that have occurred and also what can the next generation of cosplayers do to better themselves.

[Sep. 3, 1959] Out the other side (September 1959 IF Worlds of Science Fiction, Part 2)

(09/3/2014 4:46 PM)

We left off on a cliff-hanger of sorts, half-way through my review of the second issue of

Want To Write? Here's Your Chance

(09/3/2014 8:00 AM)

Crossroads Alpha, the site alliance that includes Ganriki, is looking for a few good scribblers.

Anime Roundup: September 2, 2014

(09/2/2014 8:00 AM)

'Gargantia' OVA, Ghibli's 'Ronia', 'Claymore' ending, PIXAR Renderman goes free

'WataMote': No Matter How I Look At It, It's My Fault If I Find This Show Funny

(09/2/2014 8:00 AM)

This jet-black comedy about a social misfit is either one you laugh with -- or a test of an audience's limits of tolerance for truly mean-spirited humor

TGT Tournament 6 - Semi Finals

(09/2/2014 5:00 AM)

Hey All! Welcome to TGT Tournament 6 - Semi Finals! For the past Month everyone has been battling hard and we're into the home stretch! As always, take the time to watch and listen to these combatants interviews (The downloads and video views help support the site.) RULES / F.A.Q. for the Tournament How many [...]

Fan Expo Canada 2014 Highlights

(09/1/2014 9:48 PM)

Welcome back to Fan Expo Canada 2014! Four long days filled with Comics, Horror, Sci-Fi, Anime, Panels, Cosplayers, Actors, Indie creators, veterans and Stan Lee. So many great memories and more photos to come. Here are just a few before the videos get posted.

Seventh Sanctum Update 9/1/2014

(09/1/2014 8:26 PM)

Not much to update today - mostly because I'm taking a break from doing the Writing Prompt Generator. That one was pretty trying in retrospect and I definitely need some time off - though ironically I have three generator ideas in my head now. Maybe I need to put a server on my laptop so I [...]

The third leg of the nuclear triad (The new Polaris sub-launched missile; 9-01-1959)

(09/1/2014 9:29 AM)

Let me tell you the story of a missile, one that should make us (ironically) a bit safer.

Showcase Dominion & Outlander Trailers

(08/31/2014 8:20 PM)

First off I want you all to know I really wanted to be more active with Facebook and Twitter over Fan Expo Canada... I posted what I could and It was an amazing experience. That being said. I did get to have fun at the convention one of the days I was at the Showcase [...]

Want To Write? Here's Your Chance

(08/31/2014 9:56 AM)

If you write on geeky subjects or want to write on geeky subject, Crossroads Alpha would like you to join our Writer's Pool. Crossroads Alpha is an alliance of web sites covering comics, anime, careers, creativity, video games, films, and more. There's a Writer's Pool that you can join if you're interested in writing for [...]

Sarah Lau from Two Geeks Talking: Intern Synopsis

(08/30/2014 8:57 PM)

As August 2014 comes to a close so does my summer internship with Two Geeks Talking. The highlights of my internship are as follows: Interviewing Danielle Corsetto of Girls With Slingshots (even as awkward as I was) Attending my first convention: Super Summer Comic Con in Windsor, Ontario Attending a famous convention: Fan Expo Canada [...]

One IF by land... (September 1959 IF; 8-29-1959)

(08/29/2014 8:31 PM)

September is almost over, and it's not even the end of August.

Anime Roundup: August 29, 2014

(08/29/2014 8:00 AM)

Miyazaki's honorary Oscar; 'Welcome to the Space Show' hits video; Hideaki Anno gets a Ghibli nod.

'Cardcaptor Sakura': (Re-) Release!

(08/29/2014 8:00 AM)

After a wave of successors and deconstructions, the sweetness and directness of one of anime's most-beloved magical-girl shows still holds up

On handling the data (October 1959 Astounding coda; 8-27-1959)

(08/27/2014 7:09 PM)


A real turkey (October 1959 Astounding; 8-27-1959)

(08/27/2014 2:51 PM)

When last we left off with the September 1959

VGP + SRGE + VGNW = RAD - Episode 22

(08/27/2014 12:03 AM)

I sat down with Nathan, Kinsey, and Robert after a shoot for the Kickstarter video for Videogames Northwest, and we talked castles, beer, video games, and collecting. Videogames Northwest Kickstarter: http://bit.ly/1ldP3bS The Airlock: http://the-airlock.com/p/welcome.html Download MP3

What happened to 1-6? (The 7th Voyage of Sinbad; 8-25-1959)

(08/25/2014 4:25 PM)

Some movies are made with a huge budget and are expected to be big blockbusters. Others are made on a shoestring and have much more variable luck. I've taken a chance on a lot of "B-Movies" simply because their subject matter included science fiction and or fantasy topics. I'm happy to announce that the lastest such experience, watching

Anime Roundup: August 25, 2014

(08/25/2014 8:00 AM)

RIP Satoshi Kon; 'Otaku no Video' hits BD in Japan; 'Patema Inverted' gets a Cinedigm release

Big and Little Booms (Discoverer VI and Little Joe 1; 8-22-1959)

(08/22/2014 6:35 AM)

You certainly can't fault the Air Force for lacking persistence. The flyboys launched yet another in the ill-fated

Car talk with Jordan Greer - Episode 21

(08/20/2014 10:55 PM)

I skyped with Jordan Greer of www.gtplanet.net and talked Gran Turismo, car video games (and just cars in general), and our limited childhood gaming options. Check out his website and follow him/his site on Twitter! Download the MP3 [right click and 'save as'] Oh, and if anyone can find that footage we talked about on Gamespot - link it [...]

The Worst (September 1959 Astounding; 8-20-1959)

(08/20/2014 6:58 PM)

People seem to enjoy extremes. The first to do this. The best at doing that. The most exciting. The brightest. The darkest.

Trifecta (Discoverer V; Beacon 2; Titan failures; 8-15-1959)

(08/15/2014 7:44 PM)

The Air Force launched the fifth in its

EGM, magazines, anonymous comments, and Transistor with Ray Carsillo

(08/14/2014 9:53 PM)

Episode 20 - I recently skyped with Ray Carsillo (Reviews Editor for EGM) and had a groovy talk. We talked about magazines, his job at EGM, EA and 2K (and sports game competition), anonymous commenting, Transistor, Shovel Knight, and childhood gaming memories. Download MP3 [right click and 'save as'] Games mentioned in the show: Shovel [...]

Momentum stalled (October 1959 Galaxy; 8-13-1959)

(08/13/2014 4:30 PM)

I really enjoy the broadness of

The momentum of quality (October 1959 Galaxy, first part; 8-11-1959)

(08/11/2014 3:07 PM)

Last year,

Earthbound Pioneer (Explorer VI; 8-08-1959)

(08/8/2014 6:24 AM)

We are now in the second phase of the Space Race.

East meets West (September 1959 Fantasy and Science Fiction, second half; 8-04-1959)

(08/4/2014 5:35 PM)

A thousand pardons for my lateness. It is partly to blame on mundane matters taking precedence, and partly to blame on my magazines showing up late this month. Perhaps laziness is also a factor. It's languidly warm this Summer.

Dreams of Summer (September 1959 Fantasy and Science Fiction, first half; 7-28-1959)

(07/29/2014 6:44 AM)

Hello, all. I'd meant to report on the newest issue of

Loveliest of Bodies (Venus, 7-25-1959)

(07/25/2014 5:08 PM)

Exploring the ground (7-22-1959)

(07/23/2014 6:20 AM)

Just a quick stop-press today while I wait for the new magazines to come in. Apparently, NASA tried another satellite launch last week on the 16th. A Juno II rocket, which is a modified Jupiter Intermediate Ranged Ballistic Missile, had the latest in the

Flawed jewel(s) (August 1959 Astounding, last part; 7-21-1959)

(07/21/2014 4:34 PM)

Before I finish my review of the August 1959

Bad History Repeats (August 1959 Astounding, second part; 7-18-1959)

(07/18/2014 6:46 PM)

All right, all right. There is no putting off at least an initial review of this month's

Heat wave and hot topics with Nathan Ortega

(07/18/2014 3:46 PM)

I got to Skype with Nathan of the Dead Pixels Podcast - during a pretty insane heat wave. We talked early Sega Master system, Dragon Age, working crappy jobs to pay for games, his podcast, games journalism, Kinect. difficult games, and old video game commercials. Download MP3 [right click and 'save as'] Check out Nathan's podcast [...]

They sure make kids old these days... (Teenagers from Outer Space; 7-16-1959)

(07/16/2014 8:08 PM)

I know I promised the dope on the latest

Learning the RPG way with Scott Sizemore

(07/3/2014 2:46 PM)

I sat down with Scott Sizemore (Moonlight Press) to discuss the new RPG-ish engine/system he's building, Valiant Hearts, Far Cry 4, Silent Scope, Turbo-Express, and a super battle stage of the C-64 vs. NES. Download MP3 [right click and 'save as'] Scott on Twitter Windows Phone Apps

Video Game Break Podcast - Episode 17 at Seattle Retro Gaming Expo

(07/1/2014 4:46 PM)

Had a pretty rad conversation with Robby Zinchak and Tadhg Kelly whilst at the Seattle Retro Gaming Expo. Take a listen! Direct download of MP3 [right click and 'save as']

All the access with Nick McCandless - Episode 16

(06/21/2014 9:03 AM)

I sat down with Nick McCandless of and talked difficult boss battles, Phil Fish's comment on fair use, and what it takes to create a games website. Nick on Twitter Also I mention Metal Jesus during our Phil Fish / Fair Use discussion .. here's his YouTube channel.

Evolve, Morpheus, and other E3 highlights with Dan 'Shoe' Hsu

(06/13/2014 6:34 PM)

Download MP3 [right click and 'save as'] For the last episode of our E3 week I Skyped with my buddy Dan (Shoe) Hsu to discuss what he saw on the show floor. We talk Evolve, Morpheus, and Nintendo. Enjoy! Dan on Twitter and check out Gamesbeat!

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