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The Geekbox: Episode 215

Attention, aspiring retro game collectors: Please check out The Geekbox’s NES Collector List, mentioned in the episode. I put a lot of insane research into it! Enjoy this week’s episode!

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The Geekbox — Episode 215 (2013-04-10)
Wherein we discuss the apparent godliness of Bob Seger, childhood censorship, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Doctor Who, Hannibal, Higgins vs. annoying teenage girls, our earliest movie memories, Jurassic Park, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, the Geekbox’s NES Collection List, Adam’s wild Japanese adventures, and the best games of 2000. Starring Ryan Scott, Adam Fitch, and Ryan Higgins, with special guest Olivia Jane.
Running Time: 1h 38m 17s
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The Geekbox: Episode 214

Guest hosts Olivia Jane, Alea Garbagnati, and Chris Noyes are back this week to talk about April Fool’s Day, Game of Thrones (no spoilers this time!), and Doctor (lots of season-wide spoilers!).

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The Geekbox — Episode 214 (2013-04-03)
Wherein we discuss our favorite April Fool’s Day jokes, Neverwinter, really long games, Life’s Too Short, This Is the End, Game of Thrones, scary movies, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Iron Man 3: Chinese Edition, the DC and Marvel movie universes, The Organ Trail, Doctor Who (spoiler warning!), and the latest crazy Metal Gear Solid hoax. Starring Ryan Scott and Ryan Higgins, with special guests Alea Garbagnati, Olivia Jane, and Chris Noyes.
Running Time: 1h 18m 56s
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The Geekbox: Episode 213

We’ve got a skeleton crew this week, but that doesn’t make us any less excited about last week’s DuckTales Remastered announcement!

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The Geekbox — Episode 213 (2013-03-27)
Wherein we discuss the final 1UP podcast, DuckTales Remastered, the Dungeons & Dragons arcade games, virtual consoles, Square Enix’s financial woes, the future of triple-A games, Infinite Crisis, Injustice: Gods Among Us, and the best games of 1999. Starring Ryan Scott and Ryan Higgins, with special guest Brock Sager.
Running Time: 1h 17m 26s
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The Geekbox: Episode 212

Now see, this is what happens when Karen Chu isn’t here — we ramble on for an hour and 45 minutes! To be fair, we had a lot to talk about tonight, and we were happy to sit around and gab with guest stars Olivia Jane (from the dearly departed GamePro) and newly local listener Long Nguyen. Also, word to this week’s new podcast logo (and Karen’s final gift to us). Hell yeah!

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The Geekbox — Episode 212 (2013-03-20)
Wherein we discuss the pretentiousness of Texas, the impending death of Google Reader, Windows 8, SimCity’s broken A.I., EA’s executive shuffle, the absurdly successful Veronica Mars movie Kickstarter, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, the joy of rhythm games, and the best games of 1998. Starring Ryan Scott, Adam Fitch, and Ryan Higgins, with special guests Olivia Jane and Long Nguyen.
Running Time: 1h 45m 48s
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The Geekbox: Episode 211

Sorry for the notable late publish this week — truth be told, I was kinda passive-aggressively putting this one off, because publishing it makes it real.

We say goodbye to founding host Karen Chu this week. The upshot is that she’s taken an exciting new job at Twitch, but it means that she needs to step down from the podcast to avoid potential conflicts of interest (much like previous hosts Justin Haywald and Greg Ford had to do in the past). It’s something I’ve known was coming for a while, and — to get all selfish for a moment — I’d be lying if I said I was anything less than super-bummed about it. In her 131 appearances, Karen has been a pretty big part of what’s held this show together for four years, as well as being one of the greatest collaborative partners I have ever had, and one of my best friends in the world.

I’m hoping we’ll still get her on the show from time to time, but this definitely marks (more than any other cast change in the show’s history) a new era for the Geekbox. We’ll be seeing some old and new faces in the coming weeks (and maybe a new regular host if we’re lucky), but no one and nothing is ever truly gonna replace Karen. Wish her well over on her Twitter account @momopeche (and you can still hear her every week on Good Job, Brain!). We’ll miss you, Karen!

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The Geekbox — Episode 211 (2013-03-13)
Wherein we discuss passive-aggression, how much we love Karen Chu, our awesome comic shop, Tomb Raider, SimCity, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, new Star Wars shows, Neverwinter (sort of), Defiance, Shroud of the Avatar, and When in Rome (NOT the Olsen twins movie). Starring Ryan Scott, Karen Chu, Adam Fitch, and Ryan Higgins.
Running Time: 1h 19m 7s
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The Geekbox: Episode 210

This week, we go all retro with G.I. Joe and Ninja Turtles talk. For some reason, filmmaker Michael Bay has decided to take TMNT icon April O’Neil in the stripper-next-door (Megan Fox) direction instead of girl-next-door (my favorite choice, Anna Kendrick). No accounting for taste, I suppose.

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The Geekbox — Episode 210 (2013-03-05)
Wherein we discuss Flight, Airplane!, the G.I. Joe movies, our own April O’Neil casting call, old guys kicking butt, old guys NOT kicking butt, Real Husbands of Hollywood, the future of the DC movie universe, The Evil Dead, They Might Be Giants, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Intelligent Systems, Etrian Odyssey IV, the horrors of Blockbuster Video, and the best games of 1997. Starring Ryan Scott, Karen Chu, Adam Fitch, and Ryan Higgins.
Running Time: 1h 5m 2s
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The Geekbox: Episode 209

Apologies for the botched audio that I allude to in the intro — and thanks to special guest Greg Kromer for hanging out! Enjoy the episode, and hit our sponsor link at Hover if you’re in the market for a new domain name.

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The Geekbox — Episode 209 (2013-02-26)
Wherein we discuss botched audio, the death of 1UP and GameSpy, the big PlayStation 4 announcement, extreme car fetishism, awkward Final Fantasy non-announcements, awesome Diablo III non-announcements, Chinese achievement-farmers, livestreamed games, social media on consoles, how to use Tumblr, Cliff Bleszinski’s crazy predictions, 2012 Oscar-bait, the Internet police, and live-action anime adaptations. Starring Ryan Scott, Karen Chu, Adam Fitch, and Ryan Higgins, with special guest Greg Kromer.
Running Time: 1h 24m 1s
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