The Geekbox: Episode 158

Special guests Toby Sidler (of Comic Conspiracy podcast fame) and Katie Romanko (of movie-geek-from-Texas fame) join us this week to tell us about an awesome soon-to-be-open San Francisco movie theater. Maybe if we’re crazy enough, we’ll have a local listener viewing of Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol or something. Enjoy the show, and please share using the social networking buttons below!

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The Geekbox — Episode 158 (2012-02-21)
Wherein we discuss weird accents, the Alamo Drafthouse, the horrors of the San Francisco Mission, wild movie events, Sherlock (light spoilers for the first episode), 11th-dimensional chess, Twitter disasters, Doctor Adam Fitch Explains It All, the PlayStation Vita, Lumines Electronic Symphony, and Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure. Starring Ryan Scott, Karen Chu, Adam Fitch, Ryan Higgins, Katie Romanko, and Toby Sidler.
Running Time: 1h 15m 35s
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2 Responses to “ “The Geekbox: Episode 158”

  1. WangDangle says:

    SPAM! Oh boy!

  2. RayRayzr says:

    Love the podcast!

    The Skylanders Discussion:

    I have thought about this…I think the hook is the stickiness between the physical and digital components of Skyllanders. Leveling the digital character up in the game…then saving the new gear and skills to your figure…and taking your little guy to your friends house and dropping him onto your friends portal and your Leveled digital guy with all his gear shows up…Creating that stickiness between Digital and physical..sort of a Lo-FI Augmented Reality.

    By tying both of the parts together…the sum is increased exponentially.

    The Lego + Iphone App game “The Life of George” is very similar…Lego are cool…Apps are cool…but by bringing them together….very very cool.

    Facebook….Same concept…Our brains are wired to avoid loss…The people we know are the “physical” components and FB is the digital…FB without people is worthless…but without FB, I have a harder time staying connected to people I grew up with in my hometown…I dislike facebook, but I dislike the thought of losing the connections to people that I grew up with more…so I muddle along…like the 40 million other just like me.

    Loss. Stickiness. The connection made between digital and physical(real) things…that is where the true brilliance lies..My Niece (10) and Nephew (6) are completely nuts for Skylanders…even more so than Webkinz…The back and forth is much stronger.

    That’s my two cents….Keep up the great podcasting!

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