The Geekbox: Episode 10

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The Geekbox — Episode 10 (2009-04-02)
Wherein we discuss the joys of marriage, Tales of the Black Freighter (spoilers!), Lost (more spoilers!), Large Marge, Smallville (mild spoilers), the LexCorp bailout, Scrabble as serious business, GDC 2009 (including Smartbomb co-author Heather Chaplin’s verbal attack on the gaming industry), Noby Noby Boy, the latest chapter in the Fitch Hitch saga, the difference between LARPers and gamers who LARP, and OkCupid success/horror stories. Starring Ryan Scott, Karen Chu, Mike Cruz, Andrew Fitch, Ryan Higgins, and Jade Kraus.
Running Time: 1h 31m 8s
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15 Responses to “ “The Geekbox: Episode 10”

  1. I feel enlightened, much like when I read the words, “It’s choice – not chance – that determines your destiny..”.

  2. Bob Learned says:

    hon?da? ?
    ?h?nd?
    –noun an eye at one end of a lariat through which the other end is passed to form a lasso, noose, etc.

    Origin:
    1885–90, Americanism

    Here is a list of crap 2 and 3 letter words: http://phrontistery.info/scrabble3.html

  3. Mace says:

    On the “Why does Ben not remember Sayid?” topic:
    Ben does not remember Sayid because he forgets everything that has happened up to him being taken by Richard.
    When Richard tells Kate that he can heal Ben he also says “… But he will forget everything up to this point. He will always be one of us.” This also explains why Ben believes that he was born on the island (which he has stated in a previous episode) and considers himself part of the Others.

  4. deadairis says:

    So, Guy, how’s that appeal to authority fallacy treating you?Without getting into who’s right or wrong, simply claiming that since A (you, Chaplin) is a Y (minority in gaming industry) therefore is correct about X (minority’s in the gaming industry) is a ridiculous logical failure.

    Beyond that, one of the people critiquing Chaplin’s claims is *also a minority in the gaming industry* — the same minority as Chaplin, a woman. So even if the appeal to authority was *valid*, it would be *valueless.*

    Beyond that, what sort of logic is your core claim? As long as people dismiss something, it’s too important to be dismissed?

    None of that has anything to do with whether you’re right or wrong; just the sloppy logic of your arguement.

  5. Guy Mendes says:

    As long as people keep responding to genuine concern over the representation of women in their industry as “feminist b.s.”, diatribes like Heather Chaplin’s will be necessary. I notice that none of you had the stones to criticize N’Gai Croal’s comments on Resident Evil 5 as “civil rights b.s.”. If any of you had ever experienced discrimination in the industry (Which exists, as I can vouch for as a minority in the games industry) you might not be so quick to condemn the remarks of someone who has every right (And, was invited to) complain about an issue in video gaming.

  6. TheToiletDuck says:

    P.s. i’m an idiot that needs to read. 😛 , sorry Super_emu

  7. TheToiletDuck says:

    Is the LARP movie you’re talking about called Darkon?

  8. J K says:

    Another great episode. I really appreciated the extra length on my extra-length commute.

  9. sdf says:

    Higgins +1
    Clued into America’s busted attitudes

  10. cecil says:

    i cant believe you didnt mention “role models” when talking about LARPing. sad panda 🙁

  11. Super_emu says:

    Was it darkon you guys were trying to remember?

  12. Sleezygeorge says:

    Awesome Mallrats reference Mr. Scott.

  13. Alan says:

    On the Hillary rant, it’s particularly unfortunate that she tries to compare music to video games. It means she doesn’t know what she’s talking about.

    Music is as old as civilization — it’s maybe as old as modern humans. There’s literally thousands of years of musical history for musicians to build up on as well as hundreds of years of musical theory. That’s where ‘rock and roll’ comes from. Games will NEVER compare.

    Even film is a stretch; games show far greater parallels to comics. So, yes, games need their Watchmen. Except it took 80 years for Watchmen to show up. If we were to simply overlay the timelines, I’d guess we’re deep in the time of EC and we’re about to see the CCA show up.

  14. Ben C says:

    Long time listener, first time poster. Large Marge!? That is amazing – I had to comment. Can’t wait to hear how that came up in context. I really enjoy the show guys, keep it up!

  15. Joseph Young says:

    Rad, thanks.

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