The Geekbox: Episode 251

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The Geekbox — Episode 251 (2013-12-25)
Wherein we discuss time travel, science, the next-gen E3 Expo, Bravely Default, Super Smash Bros., Dark Souls II, Yarn Yoshi, Dungeons & Dragons Next, geeky board games, Cards Against Humanity, random Army stuff, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, Mario Kart 8, Destiny, EarthBound (with bonus pro tips!), Interstellar, Guardians of the Galaxy, Only Lovers Left Alive, True Blood, super-nerdism, Edge of Tomorrow, RoboCop, Almost Human, Sherlock, and science again. Starring Ryan Scott, Adam Fitch, Justin Haywald, and Ryan Higgins, with special guest April Scott.
Running Time: 1h 19m 46s
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5 Responses to “ “The Geekbox: Episode 251”

  1. ragnar says:

    (also Re: Dark Souls Capra Demon, seriously, push forward…the game gets better after that…..you will develop skills as you progress)

  2. ragnar says:

    I hate to side with him but Fitch is right about space travel!

    Advances in space travel will absolutely require massive government investment, and is just one of those (many) things that should (and will) remain public.

    Neil Degrasse Tyson is probably the United State’s best advocate for investment in space travel and he makes a *very* good case. When the government was investing in space, it was a massive cultural, technological *and* economic boon for everyone.

    How about we divert the funds from some of those massive defense contracts into exploring the goddamn universe!!!!!

  3. Ben says:

    Re: X game getting released in Europe and delayed in the US.

    Welcome to how those of us in the rest of the world live with delayed released of EVERYTHING. Let us have these rare occurrences where it’s the other way around will you?

  4. Thomas says:

    I want to like ‘Almost Human’ so much be it just doesn’t quite do it for me.

    It’s appropriated all the cool android and cyberpunk ideas but it’s wrapped around a really dull police procedural.

    Michael Ealy is great but he’s acting against a brick wall of the script and Karl Urban. Karl Urban could be replaced by a block of wood and I’m sure that it wouldn’t make a discernable difference. It’s a real shame but I think Karl needs the Dredd helmet to be any sort of character.

    And the use of JJ Abrams’ patented blue filtered white bloom in every scene wears thin. I’m sure some places would be as clean as represented but I really prefer the Ridley Scott future aesthetic. High Tech grunge with a sepia tone.

    It really needs an X-Files style overarching plot to develop its mythos. Right now it just seems to be by the books detective work in a boring version of the Ghost In The Shell universe. It needs a more potential big bad guys. An evil megacorp. A rogue AI. An AntiRobot League. Ex Special Ops Cyborgs. There is this “Syndicate” that I’ve seen brief allusions to but it’s unsatisfying.

    The writers really need to deeply absorb Gibson’s Neuromancer, Count Zero and the Bridge Trilogy, and more of Ghost in the Shell instead of just making a superficial facsimile of Blade Runner that loses all the texture of that film in favour of glibly covering it’s themes.

    What they really need to read is The Night Sessions by Ken MacLeod. Really recommend it. Also a story about a cop partnered with a strong AI robot and really gets the texture of what a future Edinbourgh might be like where rogue robots are trying to blend into society and doing strange things like finding religion.

  5. ahoythematey says:

    Ryan, you didn’t beat the Capra Demon in Dark Souls?!? Are you aware that Jeff Green is farther than you?

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