FFXV Redux - A Beejspective
In this episode:
  • We talk about Beej’s first week with a PS4!  Hot takes coming at you!  We mostly dive deep into FFXV since Beej is finally playing it and Void still loves it!
Weekly Geekery
  • Beej won some Parks and Rec trivia and is very proud of himself.
  • Void fails at explaining Slime Rancher or why it’s interesting, despite putting a bunch of hours into it this week.  He also finished the FFV Four Job Fiesta, played The Long Dark: Winter Mute, Titanfall Assault, the Dreadnaught Open Beta, listened to the new Hardcore History episode.  And last, but certainly not least, watched Duck Tales! Wooohooo.
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S2E30 - Personal Retro Gaming - “Squirrels vs Teddies”
Posted by A Green Mushroom [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 August 2017, 8:00 pm
Personal Retro Gaming
In this episode:
  • We talk about our personal experience with games that are now considered retro gaming and pull memories from our childhood.
Weekly Geekery
  • Beej got unstuck in FFV, started Assassin’s Creed 2, tried Mighty Number 9, sampled Doomfist, and returned to Game of Thrones.
  • Void read a bunch of things including the new FFV Boss Fight Book, the Battlefront II prequel novel, and starting book 3 of the Bobiverse.  He also played The Sexy Brutale, more FFV, more Splatoon 2, and even gave Stranger Things another shot.
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S2E29 - Side Projects & Goals - “You have to mix creating and consuming”
Posted by A Green Mushroom [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 August 2017, 8:00 pm
Side Projects & Goals
In this episode:
  • We break down a bunch of our current thoughts on our side projects and goals.  Kinda work related, kinda personal, kinda about productivity.  This is one of our more personal topics and less on the geeky side, although we still touch on that too.
Weekly Geekery
  • Beej played more FFV and briefly glanced at Little Witch Academia.
  • Void played a lot to make up for all his MMO time locked down on one game.  He touched on Gigantic, Layton’s Mysterious Journey, Inside, Plague Inc: Evolved, and Splatoon 2.  He also started and finished Pyre in only a few days.  Also, The Adventure Zone is really good.
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Final Fanatsy XIV Heavensward and Stormblood
In this episode:
  • We talk all about FFXIV’s two expansions, Heavensward and Stormblood.  We also get into what we’ve actually been playing in the game for the last few weeks and where we’re at right now
Weekly Geekery
  • Beej plays more Final Fantasy games and makes progress on MIstborn.
  • Void picked up Splatoon 2 and spent some time with the Destiny 2 Beta.
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S2E27 - FFXIV Has It’s MMO Claws In Us - “Hot Tub Tuesdays”
Posted by A Green Mushroom [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 July 2017, 8:00 pm
FFXIV Has It’s MMO Claws In Us
In this episode:
  • FFXIV is in full swing for both of us in the middle of the summer gaming slump.  We’ve been playing at pretty much the exclusion to all else for the past few weeks.  Hear us geek out over an MMO for the first time in a long time!
Weekly Geekery
  • Beej got back to running, got hooked on a mobile Final Fantasy game, and made some bad trampoline decisions.
  • Void watched a bunch of different things, rewatched some other stuff, and determined the best of the bunch was Arrival.
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Spider-Man Homecoming
In this episode:
  • We talk about Spider-Man Homecoming, the current state of the MCU, how Void wishes he could watch movies at home right when they release, and Beej’s deep love of Spider-Man.
Weekly Geekery
  • Beej is done with WoW but has gotten back into FFXIV, is playing FFVI too, and watched Glow.
  • Void is still playing FFXIV although this has impacted his FFV Four Job Fiesta progress!  He also watched some Castlevania and is starting to go back through Game of Thrones Season 6.
  • Check out Void’s FFXII PC Emulator Guide if you’re interested.
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Ask Us Anything… Again!
In this episode:
  • You have questions we have answers!
  • Thanks for sending in so many questions for the Q&A episode!
Weekly Geekery
  • More next week!
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Summer Gaming Slump
In this episode:
  • The summer gaming slump is here again!  What is it?  How do we deal with it?  Why don’t publishers get it?  And what are we even playing during it?
Weekly Geekery
  • Beej plays more WoW and watches more Master of None.
  • Void has played a bunch more FFXIV, watched the Power Ranger movie, and built a tiny arcade cabinet!
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S2E23 - Gaming Motivation - “Why do we even play video games?”
Posted by A Green Mushroom [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 June 2017, 8:00 pm
Gaming Motivation
In this episode:
  • Why do we even play video games?
  • What do we get out of them?
  • What do we look for in our games?
  • What types of games appeal to us and why?
Weekly Geekery
  • Beej watches Girlboss, Master of None, Handmaid’s Tale, and plays some more WoW!
  • Void found that he actually might like American Gods, played FFXIV Heavensward, started the Four Job Fiesta, and dove into Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds.
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S2E22 - E3 2017 - “Who doesn’t want to be a dinosaur?!”
Posted by A Green Mushroom [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 June 2017, 10:42 pm
E3 Hype!

  • E3 2017. Not comprehensive. Not VGNN.  Only talking about things we think are interesting enough to talk about.  You have video game news sites for the rest :)
  • We’re talking about Press Conferences, if more news comes out throughout the rest of the week it won’t be here because we’re recording on Tuesday night!
  • http://e3recap.com/ has been my friend
  • Overall trends
    • Esports being forced onto games that aren’t even out yet
    • “Influencers” being put front and center
      • BJ: torn on the current “influencer” boom. Feels like a bubble that’s totally disingenuous
    • Shorter press conferences with less big game announcements
    • Really hard to tell what is actually exclusive
      • Microsoft “Console Launch Exclusive”
    • Most of these press conferences would have been better pre-recorded as just a series of trailers instead of having a stage show, honestly.
    • Updates on games we already knew existed.  This is what we get for so many years of announcing games way ahead of time.  It finally caught up to the platform holders.
      • The UPSIDE of this is that most of the games in the conferences will be out within the next 12 months.  That has never really been the case before.
    • Skyrim being announced for Switch with motion controls and for VR.  Can we just let Skyrim die already?
      • BJ: I think it’s cool to be for the Switch, but I agree. I’d rather a new Elder Scrolls game than yet another rehash of Skyrim. I’m not playing it again.
  • EA
    • Battlefront 2 (Star Wars)
      • All Saga Movie timelines? Prequels, Original, and New trilogies
      • New class system and points for vehicles/heroes
      • Single Player Story Campaign
  • Microsoft
    • Scorpio “Xbox One X” $499
      • It’s kind of amazing how much I DON’T care about PS4 Pro or Scorpio
    • A bunch of survival games?  I’m not super into that genre
    • A bunch of games we already knew about or have seen before
    • Sea of Thieves (first actual exclusive? But it’s on Windows 10 too, so whatever)
      • BJ: it’s an adventure game! #yawn
      • Jumping was fun in 1. 2 was a letdown
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  • Bethesda
  • PC
      • Very similar to the original tabletop game
      • Facing, armor, line of sight


  • Ubisoft
      • "It's a huge world. Basically, we took the size of Black Flag's Caribbean, but on the ground, so a lot of locations to travel that will allow us to show how rich ancient Egypt was”
        • This is why I love AC. Exploring really cool ancient places.
      • Main character is in his mid-30s (I love this)
      • Control a personal eagle for scouting and marking
      • More RPG-ish
        • Old games were action-adventure and this one is action-rpg
        • Gear, progression, and story
        • Graph similar to sphere grid from FFX
      • Quests instead of missions (approach whenever you want, but they have recommended levels)
      • BJ: gimme. If it’s for PC, most definitely. Most most most definitely. If not, I don’t have a system for it.
    • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
      • SRPG set in the Mushroom Kingdom, with Rabbids and Mario characters
      • Nintendo is finally branching out and loosening up with their beloved characters!
      • BJ: I could totally see myself loving this.
      • Looks like they took the pirate part of AC 4: Black Flag and turned it into a full game
        • Awesome
      • BJ: This looks like a big ole bag of “meh”
      • Physical spaceship building game? Weird but interesting
      • Open-worldish but hand crafted star system.  Kinda a No Man’s Sky vibe, but hand crafted instead of procedural.  Looks interesting.
      • Toys to life continues
      • BJ: I love toys to life, but this one looks so complicated that it takes what was awful about Lego Dimensions and makes it the whole deal
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  • Sony
      • BJ: game, yay! No ps4, boo!
    • Spider-Man (true PS4 exclusive)
      • It looks like what the Arkham series did for batman but for Spider-Man.
      • Super fluid, combat looks fun, traversal looks fun
      • Peter Parker and hint at Miles Morales
      • Physics based swinging based on where you attach a web to a building
      • Void - I’m easily more excited for this game than for Spider-Man Homecoming
      • BJ:
  • Nintendo
    • New Pokemon (core mainline series) announced for Switch
    • Metroid Prime 4 in dev
      • Looks like Yoshi’s wooly world 2, but now with more materials instead of just yarn
    • Fire Emblem Warriors (again) (hack and slash lots of enemies)
      • Releasing this fall
      • Weapons triangle, pairing up characters
    • Breath of the Wild DLC packs
      • Pack 1… whatever
      • Pack 2, maybe playable the past timeline from the game?
    • Rocket League Switch
      • Exclusive items, cross network play
    • Mario Odyssey 10/27 (same day as AC: Origin)
      • Hat transforms Mario into enemies and objects
    • Hopefully more Nintendo reveals throughout the week on the treehouse stream like they did last year
      • Metroid Samus Returns 2D side scroller on 3DS
  • Other
      • Exosuits “Javelins”
      • Basically Iron Man suits
      • This is what the Bioware A team was doing while the B squad was working on Andromeda
      • Exploration & RPG customization look great
      • If it has a good story and interesting systems I would absolutely love this game
      • It looks like what I thought Destiny would be before we actually found out the reality of Destiny as it exists.
      • Kinda looks like if Mass Effect and Destiny had a baby… it would be Anthem
      • BJ: shared world makes me hesitant. I think it will depend on the level of integration and how much it’s required
      • BJ: between this and everything else, it looks like I will be buying a cheap PS4 next year
      • Co-op minecraft/left for dead type of game
    • PUBG on consoles
      • By Chucklefish (stardew valley publishers)
      • Looks like Advance Wars
      • Mario Maker vibe
      • PC, Xbox, Switch
    • Monster Hunter World (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • What are we most excited for from this E3?
    • Void
      • Mario Odyssey
      • Assassin’s Creed Origins
      • Anthem
      • Spider-Man
    • Beej
      • Spider-man
      • Anthem
      • Kingdom Hearts 3
      • Assassin’s Creed Origins





Best of the First Half of 2017
In this episode:
  • We run down the list of our favorite things from the first half of the year.
  • We don’t order them like we do at the end of the year but it gives us a great excuse to talk about things we love before they get lost in the shuffle.
Weekly Geekery
  • Beej plays Hearthstone!
  • Void watches Logan and The Lego Batman Movie! He plays Elder Scrolls Legends, Danger Zone, Has Been Heroes, and More!
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S2E20 - Online vs Single Player vs MMO Gaming - “eBay kinda sucks”
Posted by A Green Mushroom [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 June 2017, 8:00 pm
Online vs Single Player vs MMO Gaming
In this episode:
  • Competitive games, multiplayer games, online games, MMOs, single player games, ALL THESE GAMES!?
  • Why do we play what we play?
  • We have it out and discuss what we play and why.
Weekly Geekery
  • Beej is hooked on WoW and Kimmy Schmidt.
  • Void has played a ton more games this week with the long holiday weekend!  Games like Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadow of Valentia, Has Been Heroes, ARMs “test punch”, Disgaea 5 demo, Magikarp jump, and others!
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The Future of MMOs (also Webcomics?)
In this episode:
  • We thought webcomics would be a full topic but it was super short so we talk in depth about Weekly Geekery and have a second topic…
  • About the Future of MMOs!
Weekly Geekery
  • Beej got an Apple Watch, is still playing WoW, and loves his baking shows!
  • Void is done with Horizon Zero Dawn, started Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, thought about Destiny 2, and has a new Guinea Pig!
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S2E18 - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 - “4 HTC Vives and an Oculus Rift”
Posted by A Green Mushroom [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 May 2017, 8:00 pm
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
In this episode:
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 talk!
  • We cover non-spoilery thoughts up front so anyone can listen before we dive into the whole movie with full spoilers later.
  • Generally we liked it!
Weekly Geekery
  • Beej watches depressing TV, gets back into World of WarCraft, and confuses Void with shoe terms!
  • Void retreads space, contemplates JRPG jobs, and hunts robot dinosaurs!
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S2E17.5 - Interlude
Posted by A Green Mushroom [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 May 2017, 8:00 pm
Interlude
In this episode:
  • Sickness Strikes!
Weekly Geekery
  • Beej did some stuff!
  • Void did too!
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Persona 5, Reader Riot, And Other Things
In this episode:
  • Our week was crazy, this is the result.
Weekly Geekery
  • Beej has Reader Riot, Overwatch, and Handmaiden’s Tale.
  • Void beat Persona 5 and finished a book!
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Non-Fiction and Documentaries
In this episode:
  • Non fiction!
  • Beej watches a lot of documentaries and has lots of recommendations
  • He follows up with memoir, biography, and other non-fiction book recommendations
  • Both of us read non-fiction articles of various sorts.
Weekly Geekery
  • Beej on TV!
  • Void has played a ton more Persona 5!
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Buying Games Later & Star Wars The Last Jedi Teaser Trailer
In this episode:
  • We talk all about buying games on day 1 vs buying games later.
  • Save money, get a more complete game, and have all the bugs squashed at the same time.
  • Then we may tangent onto the new Star Wars The Last Jedi Trailer before stumbling into a surprising amount of Weekly Geekery
Weekly Geekery
  • Lots of things!  Listen to find out :p
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S2E14 - Who is Joss Whedon? - “Whedonesque!”
Posted by A Green Mushroom [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 April 2017, 8:00 pm

Joss Whedon
In this episode:
  • We talk about the works and history of Joss Whedon!
  • Weekly geekery includes Photoshop, Persona 5, S-Town Podcast, and Running!
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Worldbuilding, Storytelling, and Genre Conventions

In this episode:
  • We get interested in different pieces of media for different reasons. Generally, there are two types of stories: character stories and idea stories. Sometimes, a setting can make us bounce off a piece of media really hard (real-world stuff for Void and traditional high-fantasy for Beej), but it can also be enough of a draw that we push through mediocre stories to find out more about the world.
  • We discuss various settings such as Star Wars, the Brandon Sanderson Cosmere, Mass Effect Andromeda, Fallout, and Zelda. There are lots of draws to each of them, but in the end, we discuss the conventions that make each of them work for us and why others don’t.
Weekly Geekery
  • Beej - Card thief / Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze / Splatoon
  • Void - Card Thief / Dynasty Warriors Unleashed / Blaster Master Zero / A King's Tale / Planet Coaster / Torment Tides of Numenera / Shovel Knight
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Beating Mass Effect Andromeda and Buying Video Games in Installments
In this episode:
OMG! BIG NEWS!
  • We are incredibly excited to announce that we made a new friend! YAAAAAY! The Geektitude podcast has joined the Geek to Geek podcast network. Geektitude is an interview show, which our network has been looking to include for quite a while. We just had to find the right one. And Joe is the right guy for the job. We couldn't be happier with the addition, and we certainly hope y'all will give him the same kind of love and warm-fuzzies that you have given the rest of us.
  • Make sure you head over to the Geektitude Facebook page and give it a like, subscribe on iTunes or your favorite podcast app, and give him a shout at @epicgrays on Twitter. And you know what's best of all? He has like 70ish episodes to listen to already, so what are you waiting for? Get to streaming!
Mass Effect Andromeda
  • Void beat Mass Effect Andromeda very quickly. He reviews the game for those of us who haven’t played it, and he discusses the game’s strengths and weaknesses. Primarily, the open-worldedness wasn’t interesting enough to make him explore, the new races were too limited, and the story was pretty similar to the old one.
  • The thing is, Void wanted to love this game, and instead he only liked it. There is a lot to like here, and a lot of the internet’s reactions have been overblown. The new dialogue options are really great, and they work a lot better than the stark good/bad dichotomy most Bioware games have.
  • The premise of the game is still pretty amazing, and he has incredibly high hopes for Mass Effect Andromeda 2 because this first game laid a great foundation for a series, provided they make a series of improvements he outlines in the episode.
Games as a Service
  • More and more these days, games aren’t a buy-once/play-forever kind of thing like they used to be. Between DLC and expansion packs and passes and constant content updates, video games have to be treated as a service to keep players interested.
  • We discuss a number of these models--MMO subscriptions, the one-game-I-play-forever-and-nothing-else system, microtransactions, mobile updates, events, episodic releases (free and paid), and even things like toys to life and shareware titles from a consumer standpoint.
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  • Beej
  • Beat Zelda: Breath of the Wild / American Crime Story / Mario Kart 8 / 10% Happier - Hannah Hart episode / Spider-man Homecoming Trailer 2
  • Void
  • Treadmill desk / Splatoon 2 “Testfire” / I Am Setsuna / Mario sports Superstars / Card Thief
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S2E11 - Introducing your friends to Star Wars - “Jedi Noob”
Posted by A Green Mushroom [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 23 March 2017, 8:00 pm

Introducing your friends to Star Wars
In this episode:
  • Getting into Star Wars can be tough. It has a huge history and a gigantic fanbase, and with 50 years behind it, some people are intimidated by the franchise and don’t know how to jump in. Never fear, geeks! We’re here to help.
  • Inspired by our resident Jedi Noobs Chocobochica and CapsuleJay (among others!), we want to make sure that Star Wars is not unapproachable. We provide suggestions on the best viewing order on the movies, as well as jumping-on points that aren’t necessarily even tied in with the films.
  • There is a huge swath of Star Wars-related media out there, so if you’re a book person, we recommend books (specifically, audiobooks!), or if you’re a gamer, there are always video games, and if you like to binge, you can even jump in with some of the cartoons and even different ways to watch those!
  • We discuss the oft-mentioned Machete order, as well as how The Force Awakens (Episode 7) changed the way you jump in and get accustomed to the galaxy far, far away.
  • Even spinoffs like the recent Rogue One and the upcoming Han Solo films present unique ways to dip your toes in without needing 50 years worth of history to make sense of it all.
Geeky Offer of the Week
  • Head over to audibletrial.com/geektogeekcast and grab either LOST STARS or A NEW DAWN. They are phenomenal audiobooks, and because they’re Star Wars, they have ultra-high production qualities.
Weekly Geekery
  • Beej
  • Zelda Zelda Zelda. Breath of the Wild has made him pretty much live in Hyrule.
  • Void
  • Read Wayward and Ratqueens, which has been given a soft reset, which means you can get into it easier now.
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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
In this episode:
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is finally out, and Beej and Void are playing (and loving) it. Void has it on the Switch, and Beej grabbed it on Wii U. We discuss the differences in the versions and how each piece of hardware handles the game (hint: they’re pretty much the same).
  • We discuss how Breath of the Wild treats armor and weapons differently than other games in the series, making it much more like a traditional RPG, but still feeling totally like Zelda.
  • The setting is a unique version of Hyrule, and it’s a welcome change. You can see the other Hyrules there, but this one feels more alive...even though it has technically been destroyed.
  • Nintendo did what Nintendo does: makes a game full of fun little details. In a way, they did what Blizzard did with World of Warcraft--took an existing genre and perfected it.
  • The game assumes you’re not stupid and doesn’t have a real “tutorial.” You have an intro, get some abilities, and are set into the world. It’s awesome.
  • Hardest Zelda ever. And that’s a good thing.
  • There’s a story we care about, and we didn’t expect that from a Zelda game. But it’s not a Final Fantasy-style story. It’s told in a really cool way.
  • There are multiple game systems that Void really loves digging into so that he can experience new and interesting gameplay that may not have been designed or intended, and even Beej got into figuring out how to use the game’s physics and systems to think outside of what the standard solution to a puzzle or fight would be.
  • Overall, we are in love with this game, and we think it is worth every penny and second you spend with it.
Geeky Offer of the Week
  • Play Zelda: Breath of the Wild for FREE by going to gameflyoffer.com/geek and help us out and support the podcast while you’re at it.
Weekly Geekery
  • Beej
  • Persona 4 Golden is still cool, but he got Zelda, so that’s taken priority.
  • Void
  • Shovel Knight is just as awesome on the Switch as it ever was.
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S2E9 - Nintendo Switch Launch Spectacular! - “Little Tiny Kid Hands”
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Nintendo Switch Launch Spectacular!
In this episode:
  • Nintendo Switch is here! It’s launched! Void got one! Beej didn’t! He can’t find one at all!
  • There were however...hiccups. Don’t buy day-1 console hardware from Amazon.
Impressions of Hardware
  • Why is Nintendo marketing it as a console that you can take with you instead of a handheld that docks?
  • It plays better when it’s not docked. Suspend any time and anywhere, like a handheld.  Faster suspend and more integrated than PS4. Definitely leans toward the handheld side and not the console side.
  • Kickstand sound is disconcerting.
  • Controllers: Joycons are great, and they feel awesome when clicked into handheld mode. Also as separate controllers, and the clip thingies make them bigger and more comfortable. The dog-head controller is terrible. But the Nintendo Switch pro controller is the best, and it connects to the PC, too, a bonus. I do not like the dog head controller at all (the grip)
  • Docking and undocking is very close to seamless. Just be slightly careful lining up the system when docking. It’s smart when it’s charging in the dock and you pull it out it prompts you to triple tap a button to unlock the screen.
  • Posting to social media is easier than other systems. Plus you can add text and edit images!
  • I like the “HD Rumble” more than rumble on most controllers.
  • No install time for games! Even update patches are downloaded and applied in the background while playing.
Impressions of Games:
  • Bomberman is Bomberman. Camera can be annoying. Kids love it.
  • Snipperclips is a secret must-own game if you can have 2-player local co-op.
  • Fast RMX is cool if you like reacing games like F-Zero or Wipeout.
  • Zelda is amazing. I’m fairly sure this will be my favorite Zelda game ever. Next week will be all about Zelda, so not much detail here, but TONS next week.
  • Void’s kids like it a lot, and the joycons are perfect for them because not only are they small, they’re much simpler in terms of buttons and control schemes.
How it’s fitting into Void’s daily life:
  • Playing it docked at night after the kids go to bed
  • Take it up to the bedroom when settling in for bed and play it for awhile
  • Daughter didn’t feel great the other night, and it was great to be able to move around and be near her.
Geeky Offer of the Week
  • You should totally get a free copy of Zelda or Persona 4 Golden through Gamefly at gameflyoffer.com/geek
Weekly Geekery
  • Beej: ERMAGERD LOGAN ERMAGERD - Read Old Man Logan, the original story that was in Wolverine (2003) #66-72, hit on a lot of the film scholar background Jennifer and I have, and we may end up doing a podcast together about it soon / Jennifer beat Journey again, and it was super relaxing to watch / Picked up Persona 4 Golden for Vita while it was on sale. Digging the music so far, thought it was hand-drawn for some reason / Finished Saga, and I desperately want more.
  • Void: Played the Switch. Obvs. / installed level 2 charger install for the electric car! It’s awesome!
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Day 1 Technology & Nintendo Switch Prep

In this episode:
Talking Points:
  • Day 1 technology and console adopters vs… not. The Nintendo Switch will be out by the time many if you listen to this, and we wanted to talk about tech that we grab on Day 1. And tech that we wait for.
  • Which consoles or tech have you picked up on day one? For us, it depends. Void grabbed Gamecube, Gamecube, GBA, PS2, Vive, and the Xbox 360, while Beej was mostly a Month 1 person as supplies and money allowed. Dreamcast was his favorite Day 1 purchase.
  • Most of our Day 1 video game consoels were when we were younger and had far more disposable income than we do as adults.
  • We waited on a lot of consoles, too, whether it was for hardware upgrades or some other reason. Beej waited on the 2DS, the PS3, and the PS Vita, and they were all fantastic purchases. Void really loves that he waited on the 3DS XL, the PS4 (Black Friday bundles FTW), the PS VIta, and the Wii U. Same for him--they were all amazing purchases.
  • We both pick what we get on Day 1 kind of by gut feeling. We weigh the hype and whether we use it right away and how much we think it will impact our lives. Do we think that it will be a positive and consistent part of our lives? We don’t buy based on hype and what is getting the most attention, but at some point you just have to pull the trigger if you’re excited enough about it, personally.
  • So...the Nintendo Switch. We recorded just a few days before the launch, and we are crazy excited, but we hope the JoyCon woes are taken care of. Void is getting one delivered to his doorstep so he can play as soon as he gets home from work, and Beej has to wait on grabbing one because he’s freelancing and money is spotty for the moment. If a new full-time gig comes in, he will run out and breathe in the Breath of the Wild.
  • Nintendo releases on Fridays, which is great for adults who work. Weekend gaming binges!
  • How many of you folks are buying a Switch on Day 1? Let us know in the subreddit or on Twitter!
Geeky “Buy BJ a Nintendo Switch” Offer of the Week
  • Please go to audibletrial.com/geektogeekcast and use your FREE audiobook credit on one of Beej’s audiobooks. Help him buy a Switch! The books are Birthright, Lineage, or Legacy by B.J. Keeton.
Weekly Geekery
  • Beej - Paper and Fire
  • Erasable Ink Pens from Japan, or “some people love pens way more than I knew was possible, but I’m super glad they do.”
  • Void - Lot's of stuff
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