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No matter what you geek out about, we want to geek out with you. This podcast celebrates geekery in all its forms -- in a safe, positive space for geeks of all kinds. You won't find any angry video game nerd rants here!We discuss balancing families, jobs, and responsibilities while still making time for the geeky things we love. We respect your time, so our show is structured and topical. So whether you love Nintendo, Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, the MCU, Star Wars, Pokemon, Magic the Gathering, Spider-Man, jRPGs, or even gardening or woodworking, we invite you to come geek out with us. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/geektogeekcast/support

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No matter what you geek out about, we want to geek out with you. This podcast celebrates geekery in all its forms -- in a safe, positive space for geeks of all kinds. You won't find any angry video game nerd rants here!We discuss balancing families, jobs, and responsibilities while still making time for the geeky things we love. We respect your time, so our show is structured and topical. So whether you love Nintendo, Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, the MCU, Star Wars, Pokemon, Magic the Gathering, Spider-Man, jRPGs, or even gardening or woodworking, we invite you to come geek out with us. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/geektogeekcast/support

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Such a great show! Every week I look forward to my weekly fix!!

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Genuine guys, with great chemistry and knowledgeable. A pleasure to listen every week

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220 Ratings
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Look forward every week!

By ProudNPowerful - Jan 24 2020
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Such a great show! Every week I look forward to my weekly fix!!

Best pod out there

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Genuine guys, with great chemistry and knowledgeable. A pleasure to listen every week
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Rank #1: S2E49 - Star Wars: The Last Jedi - “A Forest Fire” - **Spoilers Start at 10:10**

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We talk about our high-level and spoilery Star Wars: The Last Jedi thoughts, but don't worry! We start with non-spoilers and get into spoilers around the 10 minute mark.  As usual, we have a lot of Star Wars thoughts!

And Weekly Geekery? Other than Star Wars? No way! Not this week! Just more Episode VIII thoughts!

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Dec 20 2017

1hr 14mins

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Rank #2: S1E29 - The Final Fantasy Series Part 1 - “Bruce the Dinosaur Cake and Tiny Shoulder Pig”

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The Final Fantasy Series, Part 1

In this episode:

  • Our history with Final Fantasy!
  • Beej actually started with FF1, but was so young that he didn’t understand much of what he was doing. He played IV and VI (II and III to you 90s-kid Americans out there) from the video store over and over and over and over again.
  • Void was the opposite side of the Final Fantasy-loving 90s kid, and he started the series with FFVII which brought him into the broad, magical world of jRPGs, summon magic, and random encounters. He, though, went hardcore and did a full mainline Final Fantasy playthrough--going from FF1 to FFXIV in order.
  • Speaking of, we go through the entire Final Fantasy series, giving you listeners a survey of the highpoints regarding each one.
    • FFI - pick a party of classes and level them up
    • FFII - the more you use a skill the more it levels up (skills level up individually)
    • FFIII - first job system
    • FFIV - first real narrative with jobs uniquely tied to characters for the first time
    • FFV - first in-depth job system
    • FFVI - first in-depth, truly mature story / first extra characters you can miss / semi-open approach to world 2
    • FFVII - genre defining for 3D jRPGs. It was 3D! The game where cutscenes began to blow us away
    • FFVIII - Junction system, which is very controversial and breakable
    • FFIX - Throwback to high fantasy of FFI-FFV (Look at these hi-res images of this game. They’re so pretty!)
    • FFX - First PS2 game.  Graphics were amazing. First FF with voice acting, if you can call it that (haha!)
    • FFXI - First MMO FF (definitely not a single player game. It had a huge emphasis on being part of a group.)
    • FFXII - Feels like a single player MMO.  Gambit system.  Vaan (and Penelo) are not the protagonists of the story despite being the main characters.  Basch and Ashe are. Same world as Tactics (Ivalice), only one that is set in another one, right?
    • FFXIII - Super linear.  Amazing visuals again.  This is where the series started to lose hardcore fans.  Made 2 more follow up spin off games.
    • FFXIV - Second MMO Final Fantasy.  Really good FF.  True to the series roots. Can be played pretty much as a single-player FF game if you want it to be, but the story isn’t as in-depth and intricate.
  • We want to hear from you! Send us your questions and thoughts on the series!

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Sep 02 2016

1hr 22mins

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Rank #3: S1E22 - Pokemon GO - “Eevee Candy From a White Van”

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Pokemon GO!

In this episode:

  • Pokemon Go launched this week, and like everyone else in the world, we  went crazy for it. However, despite our nerdlove for the app, there is a decided lack of documentation and tutorials, so we want to help other people make sense of what we’ve learned this week.
  • We discuss how the game works
    • How do to use pokestops and why you need them
    • How to fight/train in gyms and the rules for it
      • You can fight alongside other players on your team at the same time!
    • What does battery-saver mode actually do?
    • What good is evolving and how does transferring work?
    • Why are there so many Pidgeys?
  • We also take on the role of armchair developers and discuss what we think will make the app much more robust and likely to keep our attention.
    • Quests or a small storyline
    • Real documentation
    • Friends lists
    • Pokemon trading
    • Friend battles
    • Background mode!
    • Public events and legendary Pokemon hunts!
  • Weekly Geekery

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Jul 15 2016

1hr 7mins

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Rank #4: S1E27 - No Man's Sky - “You Can’t Take The Sky From Me”

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No Man’s Sky

In this episode:

  • No Man's Sky is out! And we’ve played a bunch! We were both excited for the game, but avoided a lot of hype and details being released because we wanted to experience the game for ourselves. That said, we have mixed feelings about the game.
  • The first 10-15 hours of the game are brilliant. The first time you see a new element of the game, it is breathtaking and truly a unique gaming experience. It takes about 15 hours of playtime to start to see the limits of the procedural generation, which takes some of the wonder away.
  • The game is basically a survival and gathering game more than exploration. You gather resources, craft upgrades for either yourself or your spaceship, travel to a new planet/solar system, and repeat the process. Inventory management is a big part of the game, which was a letdown for us, but that didn’t take away from the wonder we felt at discovering new aspects of the universe.
  • Our favorite things? Glad you asked! Aliens! Ruins! Leaving a planet and seeing space gradually appear is amazing, and coming in from orbit and seeing the entire planet take up more and more of your view is equally astonishing.
  • It's basically a single player game, and we love that. Multiplayer would be awesome in some regards, but the idea of being alone in this vast, uncharted universe is too appealing to want to share it. The online community for the game is growing, but we are glad that it’s an experience, more than a game at this point.
  • Ps4 vs PC  (controller vs keyboard and mouse). The PC controls seem to be more intuitive than gamepad because of the virtual mouse you have to control with an analog stick on PS4, but the tradeoff is being able to lounge on your couch and explore a new universe. So it’s kind of a tie.
  • Unlimited exploration actually takes the pressure off for completionism. You can't complete the Galaxy, unlike most open world games. Your first landing on a new planet is always super cool. The unknown is fun, and that’s the best part about the game. They got the feeling of discovery down. The problems come in that there are always colonies and structures scattered on the planets, which even makes the idea of “discovery” feel iffy. We would prefer totally barren planets that we could be 100% alone on.
  • Also, you can’t name your ship. Seriously. Patch this in. Patch. This. In. Do you hear us, developers? Patch. This. In. Now. KTHX.
  • In the end, it’s a strangely compelling game that neither of us actually can say if it’s fun. But it’s an experience that we’re happy to have had, and we intend to keep on playing it. Sometimes, games can be about the experience and not about winning. And that’s kind of what No Man’s Sky is about. Or could be, given a few polish patches.
  • So who’s it for? Well, it’s an indie game that was marketed like a Triple-A title, and somehow, that makes it fall between the two markets and be slightly disappointing. It’s  kind of slow if it's the only thing you're doing, so it goes great with audiobooks and podcasts or riding the exercise bike over the winter. If you’re a space junkie, grab this game now. If you like crafting and survival games, pick it up. And if you’re just curious and want to see what the game has to offer? Wait until it’s $30. It would have been a stellar game at $30, but at Triple-A $60, there are just too many nits to be picked. When it’s either cheaper or patched up, that’s when the game will really hit its stride and find its audience.

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Beej - New 3DS XL / Xenosaga Chronicles 3D

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Aug 19 2016

1hr 7mins

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Rank #5: S3E17 - Avengers Infinity War - “10 Years in the Making”

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Avengers Infinity War

In this episode:

  • A quick Avengers Infinity War talk!  It’s been 10 years in the making and we finally got to see it.

Weekly Geekery

  • We’ll catch up next week :)

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May 03 2018

20mins

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Rank #6: S2E33 - Graduation Year Gaming (2001 & 2005) - “I wanted Mario 64, I got Luigi’s Mansion”

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We’re kicking off a new random series we decided to call Games of Our Lives where we highlight a specific year in our life and talk about our gameplay memories from it.  Beej has thoughts about Halo: Combat Evolved, GTA3, Final Fantasy X, Mario Kart Advance, Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, and Golden Sun while Void discusses Devil May Cry 3, Star Wars: Republic Commando, Jade Empire, Shadow of the Colossus, and Guitar Hero.

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Aug 31 2017

50mins

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Rank #7: S2E13 - Worldbuilding, Storytelling, and Genre Conventions - “Yeah there are robots and yeah they’re in outer space”

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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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Apr 07 2017

49mins

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Rank #8: S1E33 - Modern Board Games - “Fiddly bits!”

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Modern Board Games

We talk about the resurgence of board games. And not like Monopoly, Scrabble, or Clue. We’re talking the genre of Modern Board games that has exploded lately, beginning with Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, and Dominion.

Beej isn’t much a board game player--he prefers simpler “party games.” However, Void has an entire cabinet dedicated to them, and we talk about how he got into them initially (hint: it was a co-worker who made him play Citadels over his lunch hour 5 years ago.)

(We go into much more depth in the episode than I am in the notes, but for the sake of brevity, I’ll just break them down by how we categorized them in the episode.)

Good games to start with for newbies to the modern board game scene:

  • Citadels
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Pandemic

Beej’s big question is this: “What are good two player games that my wife and I can play together (and we are picky about board games) that can be expanded to multiple people when we have a party?”

Good 2 player games are:

  • Love Letter
  • Condottiere
  • Timeline
  • Push Fight
  • Zombie Dice
  • Memoir 44
  • Pandemic

Games from Void’s collection Beej wants to know more about:

  • Wiz-War
  • Mage Knight
  • Exploding Kittens
  • Takenoko

Cool / Big modern board games

  • Mage Knight (super interesting, super complex)
  • Game of Thrones Board Game
  • Memoir 44
  • Cosmic Encounter
  • Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures game, Armada, Imperial Assault

Good games to start a game night with:

  • Love Letter
  • Zombie Dice
  • Push Fight
  • Sushi Go!
  • Timeline

Not quite a board game, but similar! Intro to LCGs:

  • Game of Thrones
  • Netrunner
  • Lord of the Rings

Games that get the most table time at Void’s house:

  • Ticket to Ride
  • Pandemic
  • Push Fight

Co-op games can be amazing with kids. You can even turn games into co-op even if the designers didn’t make them that way. We talk about Takenoko in particular, as well as Pandemic.

Void is a little nuts for Pandemic Legacy. It’s the board game y’all are going to hear about as much as Hamilton and Firewatch. Apparently, it’s just crazy good, and Void is losing his mind for it. Some of the highlights include:

  • Legacy Game, meaning you can only play through it once, but it’s like a video game in that you continue the story, even permanently altering the board to progress the story and change mechanics.
  • Just an amazing experience unlike anything Void has played before
  • There are huge surprises in the boxes you open during gameplay.

Hardest part is that we’re getting to the point where there are so many modern board games, it’s hard to give general recommendations. You wouldn’t recommend Halo to anyone getting into video games, would you? It’s just as hard to give out a broad general recommendation in board

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Sep 30 2016

1hr 18mins

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Rank #9: S1E46 - Best Video Games of 2016 - “A top 6… I guess?”

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Best Video Games of 2016

In this episode:

  • Like a great many other podcasts, we are hopping on the “best of” train, and we’re gonna be discussing our best video games of 2016. Now this isn’t only games that came out this year, but games that we played this year.
  • We were initially going to do a Top 5 each, but amazingly enough, there were more than 5 games we wanted to rank as we put together our best of 2016 lists. So...we have Top 6 lists for you! Hah! How’s that?
  • We also do honorable mentions because we played quite a few games this year. Void more than Beej, honestly because of his Gamefly experience. He went through over 50 games using Gamefly, and you’ll have to listen if you want to find out which--if any--of the B-tier titles made it into his list.
  • We also talk about the biggest letdowns of the year--but not much! We aren’t negative guys, and we didn’t want to dwell on things that aren’t fun to talk about. But we did want to mention the ones that were especially not worth our time so that you may be able to avoid them and spend your time playing the best video games of 2016 instead of the “meh” games of the year.
  • If you want our thoughts on No Man’s Sky months after the initial hubbub, or maybe Void’s lasting impression of virtual reality and the Vive. And what about that little game named Overwatch that came out this year? Are we still even thinking about that? And maybe you’ve heard about the cancellation of Disney Infinity--want to know how that affected your friendly, neighborhood podcast hosts?
  • And we want to know about your top video games of the year, too! We want to know which games kept your attention and which ones don’t quite make you stay up late for just another 5 minutes that turn into just another 5 hours. So tell us in the subreddit! reddit.com/r/geektogeekcast

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Dec 30 2016

59mins

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Rank #10: S1E40 - Harry Potter Universe - “I made a sandwich because I was so angry”

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Harry Potter Universe

In this episode:

  • With the upcoming release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, we wanted to discuss our love of the Harry Potter franchise and kind of survey the series and expanded universe.
  • With the books, we love them. They’re a part of our childhoods and young adulthoods, and on re-reads, they stand up just as well. Void has listened to the audiobooks of Harry Potter multiple times, while Beej never has. He’s only read the physical books over and over again.
  • We discuss the change in tone the books take, going from children’s books in the first three, to the serious war story in the last set. That tone is also carried over into the movies, with each director doing his best to fit the tone and atmosphere of the movie with the narrative’s intended audience.
  • We discuss the extended universe of Harry Potter, which includes new short stories, Pottermore, the Cursed Child, as well as the upcoming Fantastic Beasts film. Void loves them. A lot. He keeps up with them, reads as they come out and has become invested in the world. Beej, however, feels all the expansion makes the idea of the original series lose its charm, and he doesn’t feel as though the world is fleshed out enough for this expansion. He’s open-minded, though and will eventually dig in and read about the American setting he’s not into.
  • Which brings us to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. It’s set in the American past (1920s?), and it’s the first Harry Potter movie that’s specifically written as a screenplay. We are hoping this makes it more cohesive as a narrative; however, the explosion from a single movie to a trilogy to a 5-movie series before the first one has debuted makes us a little wary. Judgment will be reserved until we see it, and we will certainly do a Weekly Geekery segment on it when we do.

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Nov 18 2016

1hr 4mins

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Rank #11: S2E15 - Buying Games Later & Star Wars The Last Jedi Teaser Trailer - “My Steam library is fairly gigantic”

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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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Apr 21 2017

1hr 4mins

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Rank #12: S3E15 - MCU Rewatch - “Well… it’s got meat on it”

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MCU Rewatch

In this episode:

  • Void has been rewatching the MCU and has lots of thoughts about Phase 1 and Phase 2 of it!

Weekly Geekery

  • Beej is still running and prepping for running!  His Disney runs are right around the corner!
  • Void rewatched a bunch of the MCU, finished Assassin’s Creed Origins, and watched the beginning of Lost in Space!

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Apr 19 2018

40mins

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Rank #13: 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.

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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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Mar 10 2017

1hr 9mins

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Rank #14: S3E36 - Marvel’s Spider-Man on PS4 - “Thwip Thwip”

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Marvel’s Spider-Man on PS4

Instead of typical show notes, here are the lyrics to the Spider-Man theme song from the '60s and a link to the song itself. That's better than anything we could have come up with ourselves. You're welcome.

Spider-Man, Spider-Man Does whatever a spider can Spins a web any size Catches thieves just like flies Look out, here comes the Spider-Man

Is he strong? Listen Bud He's got radioactive blood Can he swing from a thread ? Take a look overhead Hey, there! There goes the Spider-Man

In the chill of the night At the scene of a crime Like a streak of light He arrives just in time

Spider-Man, Spider-Man Friendly neighborhood, Spider-Man Wealth and fame, he ignores Action is his reward Look out, here comes the Spider-Man

Spider-Man, Spider-Man Friendly neighborhood, Spider-Man Wealth and fame, he ignores Action is his reward To him, life's a great big bang up Whenever there's a hang up You'll find the Spider-Man!

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Weekly Geekery

  • Beej watched a bunch of stuff this week like Luke Cage Season 2, The Punisher, The Good Place Season 2, and Wood Work!
  • Void dipped back into his Persona 5 New Game Plus playthrough and played some Overwatch for the first time in a long time!

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Sep 13 2018

57mins

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Rank #15: S3E13 - Ready Player One - “The T-Rex is there and King Kong is in it?”

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Ready Player One

In this episode:

  • We talk about Ready Player One! We’ve both read the book but Beej saw the movie and has thoughts!

Weekly Geekery

  • Beej finished a bunch of his weekly geekery from last week, did a half marathon, started Crazy Ex Girlfriend, and geeked out over the Thor Ragnarok Blu Ray.
  • Void almost got a pacifist win in Fortnite, finished Altered Carbon, rewatched The Last Jedi while reading the novelization, started Persona 3 the animation, and is completely hooked on reading The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies.  Oh, also, Stardew Valley is back in the mix somehow?

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Apr 05 2018

56mins

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Rank #16: S2E26 - Spider-Man: Homecoming - “You have always been my movie dad, Michael Keeton”

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Spider-Man Homecoming

In this episode:

  • We talk about Spider-Man: Homecoming, despite Void not having seen it. Life gets in the way sometimes, ya know? We discuss the current state of the MCU and how Spidey fits into it.
  • Void talks about how he wishes he could watch movies at home right when they release in the theater, and even how he would pay a premium price to do so.
  • Beej nerds out about his deep love of Spider-Man and how awesome Michael Keaton is. He was amazing as Batman, and he doesn't disappoint as the Vulture. (Beej forgot to mention that he went from playing Birdman in Birdman to playing a bird-man in Spiderman. Heh heh heh.)
  • All of the Easter eggs in Homecoming are super cool, and Beej missed a TON of them. Listen to the two Spider-Man: Homecoming episodes of The Comic Box for full coverage of those.

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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Jul 14 2017

1hr 1min

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Rank #17: S4E51 - Games of the Year 2019 - “Oh Yeah, Luigi Time!”

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Our annual Games of the Year episode is here for 2019!  Anything we played or truly experienced for the first time in 2019 is eligible.  We dive into our sets of honorable mentions and then run down our top five personal top games of the year.

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Dec 24 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #18: S3E27 - Best of the First Half of 2018 - “Opinions without rankings”

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Best of the First Half of 2018

In this episode:

  • We talk about our favorite things from the first half of the year! Generally, we break this up into different sections: Books, Video, and Games.
  • We think this is one of the best ways to introduce new listeners to the podcast or to catch up if you haven't been able to listen to the whole season. It's also a great way to spend a lot of money on things you've probably forgotten about by now
  • We have a new Discord server: discord.geektogeekcast.com
  • There were quite a few things we had wanted to gush about all over again, (The Collapsing Empire by Scalzi and Frostpunk on PC).
  • We discuss the social importance of Black Panther and Altered Carbon, and why Avengers: Infinity War really is half a movie. AND SO MUCH MORE
  • We also discuss Blaugust and want to encourage you to join in. What's that? A month long introduction to blogging with mentorship and fun and friends! We love online communities, and if you're interested, you can join their Discord and sign up here: https://discord.gg/uUMbSF7

Weekly Geekery

  • This was kind of an all-geekery episode, which is cool. It was stuff from the first half of the year, so we geek out about a lot. We will be back to normal next week.

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Jul 12 2018

1hr 3mins

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Rank #19: S2E39 - Microtransactions In Full Priced Games - “I’ll spend a week or two in a spaceship and that will be fun”

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Microtransactions In Full Priced Games

In this episode:

  • We talk about microtransactions in full-priced games and slip into a little bit of F2P talk, too.  
  • Which microtransactions work for us and which ones just make us angry?
  • Discussion ranges from Overwatch and its loot boxes to Battlefront 2 and its loot boxes. Both are similar systems, but we aren't sold on one of them.
  • DLC and microtransactions and expansion content are increasingly becoming blurred together, and we talk about just what that means for the future of the industry, as well as our interest in continuing with games beyond their initial content.
  • Also, Beej just doesn't really get FPS games. #shrug

Weekly Geekery

  • Beej is still obsessed with all things Brandon Sanderson and is prepping for Oathbreaker.
  • Void tried the Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta and beat Golf Story.  He still thinks Golf Story is a great game!

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Oct 12 2017

42mins

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Rank #20: S1E37 - The Nintendo Switch Revealed - “What do you stall for?”

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The Nintendo Switch Revealed

In this episode:

  • The Nintendo Switch is unveiled! And being the Nintendo fans we are, there was just no way that we could go a week without talking about it.
  • Here’s what we know so far: It’s a handheld system AND a home console with detachable controllers that you can use in different configurations. They’re called JoyCons, but there’s also a Pro Controller available. There is also a spacer-thingy that connects the JoyCons into an almost-Pro Controller. You can also use the JoyCons double-handed like a Wii Nunchuck.
  • There’s a kickstand on the main screen and a 3.5mm headphone port! It’s HD and cartridge based.
  • We saw lots of games for it including a new 3D Mario game, a Mario Kart, some kind of basketball game (that neither of us know about, but y’all might), Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Splatoon, and Skyrim.
  • And then we go into geeky-speculation mode, which is always fun. We talk expandable storage (because Void does all his games digitally), is there a touch screen (and do we want one?), how long is the battery life, and just how useful is the console dock? Do we get a charging cable?
  • What about release day? Is this a day 1 purchase? Well, that depends on the price. If it’s a high-dollar console, Nintendo may be in murky water. If it’s under $250, there’s a huge chance we’ll buy it early.

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Oct 28 2016

1hr 6mins

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