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October 2011 Archives

Podcast for 10.31.11 | I Am The Bat

iamthebat2.jpgOnly seven episodes left! Join me, Jinny, Qais, Ross and Ryan in our discussion about the new Google Reader redesign, and how we consume our RSS feeds in the most optimal fashion, as well as the Takashi Miike helmed Phoenix Wright movie, the GameCity 6 Zelda Zine, Voxeltron, dissolving fruit labels, Batman Arkham City, and the normal assortment of randomness you've come to know and love from our show.

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Podcast for 10.25.11 | Witchcraft

witchcraft.jpgJoin me, Ross, Jinny and Ryan this week as we discuss the new World of Warcraft updates (even though none of us play anymore!) including the Pandaren! PANDA PEOPLE, people. We also discuss the new Professor Layton, Pixeljunk Sidescroller and Monsters (the only Facebook game worth your time) and the Google Reader updates. We also crack open the mailbag. Enjoy.

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Podcast for 10.17.11 | Video Games

videogamessssss.jpgJoin me, Jinny, Qais, Ross and Ryan in this week's podcast where we talk about upcoming games like Batman Arkham City, Skyrim, Pixeljunk Sidescroller, Professor Layton, the Deus Ex DLC and more. Then we discuss more Breaking Bad (spoiler free!) and the Walking Dead premiere.

Of course we're also reading mailbag letters. Send us mailbag! We'll read it on air.

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The End of The Weekly Geek is Nigh

There used to be art hereWe've mentioned it a few times on the podcast, but I'd like to officially state it here to answer questions and clarify some things and maybe give a few shout outs and reminisce and cry a little bit. The Weekly Geek is going on indefinite hiatus after episode 300. Which will be sometime in January.

The reason: Jinny and I are having a kid in February and we're not exactly sure how much time or energy we're going to have to produce a weekly podcast. I'm guessing the answer will be none, but you never know. To be safe, we're giving ample time to wrap up the show. We're closing in on 300 mp3 files in the RSS feed, so I figured episode 300 was a good stopping place.

This post is going to be a bit rambly, but bear with me.

I am still undecided as to what kind of special show to do for episode 300. One thing that's always been important to us over the years has been how the community has grown with us. We have multiple listeners who write in who started listening to the show as teenagers, and are now adults. It blows my mind, and really makes me feel proud of what we've accomplished. You've written in with stories of learning how to cook because of us, of trying a game you'd never have thought of trying because of us, of getting newfound courage to stand up to bullies because of us, of discovering your new favorite band because of us. The fact that around 3,000 people tune in every week just to hang out with us is astounding to me. I deeply realize the importance of having that familiarity, and when I think about the show ending and not being that for you anymore, it makes me sad. This has been an incredibly difficult decision.

I'd love it if you wrote in with your stories about how the show has impacted you. We love reading mailbag, and this is a good opportunity for a retrospective. Maybe you're a listener who has never written in, we'd love to hear from you.

Maybe you're one of those people who download and listen to old shows from years past. Write in with your favorite moments from the show, maybe even with a sound clip. We'll play it on air and reminisce with you.

The website will still exist. I'll keep the lights on so you can still download all the past episodes going back to around 2005. And we may even come back every once in a while for a random blog post or a music podcast. We've been kicking around the idea of doing a video podcast cooking show, as well. You never know. Maybe after we have the kid we'll feel compelled to share stories and tips on parenting. If one thing's for sure it's that we're restless and deeply enjoy being a part of this community.

I'll save the kudos and credits for a later time. For now, what would you like the final episode of The Weekly Geek to be?

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Podcast for 10.10.11 | The Chicken Brothers

chickenbrothers.jpgDo you enjoy podcasts that include protracted conversations about Law and Order? Well then you're in luck! Join me, Ross, Jinny, Qais and Ryan this week as we discuss tv shows like Breaking Bad (no spoilers!), the death of Steve Jobs, new games such as Rage and the Portal 2 DLC, expensive board games, Netflix backing out on their dvd/streaming split and more. There's always more.

Note: Apologies, but Ross' audio is borked in this podcast.

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Podcast for 10.03.11 | Uprezzed Corruption

uprezzedcorruption.jpgJoin me, Jinny, Ross and Ryan this week as we discuss the Kindle Fire, Gears of War 3, Professor Layton's London Life, the ICO/Shadow of the Colossus collection, Dark Souls, Wizorb and more. So many video games to catch up on!

Hey! Want to ask us a question that will be read on-air? Send us mail!

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