This week on the Geekly Roundup Podcast, Mike, Lauren and Super Double Guest Star Robert discuss Ricky Ortiz coming out as transgender to the fighting game community, ethical experiments on authority and brains and stuff, Firewatch and whether we put enough value on the games we play, and whether you should stream cable TV now that the FCC will allow you! Wow, that was a massive run-on sentence! Enjoy!
SCIENCE AND TECH!
- Terabytes of Data in a Single, Long-Lived Coin (Phys.org)
- Playstation VR Shipping This Fall! (The Nerdstash)
- You Can Get Cable Through Apple TV (and others), Rules FCC (Nerdist)
- A Boiling River of Amazonian Legend (Gizmodo)
- El Nino Makes Warm Blob in the Ocean Disappear (Gizmodo)
- Our First Look at Virgin Galactic’s Space Plane! (Gizmodo)
- Robotic Third Arm Makes Drummer into Cyber Drummer (DailyDot)
- Revolutionary Cancer Treatment Helps Terminally Ill Patients (Gizmodo)
Lots of THE FUTURE this week, with robot prosthetics, virtual reality, space tourism and a fascinating new method of data storage that could literally hold all of human history, possibly forever.
- Todd McFarlane is Finished With New Spawn Movie Script (Comicbook.com)
- Fan Art of Steven Lang – and Keira Knightley – as Cable for Deadpool 2 (DailyDot)
- Ryan Reynolds: I Was Blackmailed into Playing Deadpool (Comicbook.com)
- Everything That Was Too Expensive to Include in Deadpool (io9)
- The Pink Ranger Gets a Solo Comic (Comicbook.com)
- The R Rated Superhero Movie that Kicked Our Asses Long Before Deadpool (io9)
- Deadpool Before and After VFX (io9)
- Marvel Planning Deadpool vs Gambit Series (Hollywood Reporter)
- Marvel Launching Force Awakens Comic Series (Polygon)
- Martin Freeman’s Civil War Character Confirmed (Newsarama)
- When Did Groot Start Saying “I Am Groot?” (Comic Book Resources)
Still lots and lots of Deadpool this week – which is not surprising, considering he had the highest grossing movie in America for the last three weeks. But some interesting stories in here too. Including the shocking revelation that there are people who want a sequel to Spawn.
- There WILL be a New White Wolf Game in 2016 (Imagonem.org)
- The World’s Greatest Mortal Kombat Player is a 17 Year Old Furry (DailyDot)
- Limited Edition Coins Available at Nintendo New York (Nerdstash)
- No, You Shouldn’t Get Your Money Back for Games You Finished and Loved (Polygon)
- How Austin Wintory Brought “Journey Live” to Life (Polygon)
- Mass Effect Andromeda Writer Leaves Bioware for Bungie (Polygon)
- How the Witness’ Beautiful Island was Made (Kotaku)
- Fans are Remaking KOTOR (Kotaku)
- If you Care About How Video Games are Made, Watch The Double Fine Doc (Kotaku)
- Giant Chrono Trigger Soundtrack Tribute (Polygon)
- No Lawyer Could Stop This Standing Ovation for Hideo Kojima (Kotaku)
- Explore Far Cry Primal’s Mo-cap (Escapist)
- Rhianna Pratchett Calls for More Focus on Game Stories (Polygon)
- Should You Buy Fire Emblem Birthright or Conquest? (Kotaku)
- Roll20 Hosting Online Only Gaming Convention (Escapist)
- High Level Player Talks Being Trans in the Fighting Game Community (Kotaku)
Lots of good tabletop and vidya game news this week – including a remake of KOTOR that I hope to be able to play one day, and a fantastic documentary that shows what goes on behind the scenes of acclaimed developer Double Fine. And – should you get your money back for a game if you’ve finished it and enjoyed it? We weighed in on the podcast, but Polygon has a great article, too.
The Geekly Roundup is a weekly Ace of Geeks feature that brings together all the interesting things we’ve encountered across the Internet this week. The Geekly Roundup podcast this week features Lauren Harrington and Robert. The podcast theme is ”Protagonist”, by The Y Axes; check out their site and more awesome music here. The podcast is produced and edited by Jonathan Howe. Contributions for this week’s Roundup were submitted by MalKontent and Ben.