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Therefore I Geek Podcast, Episode 91 Roleplaying Games

In which, Andrew, Tracy, and Kurt discuss the history and development of role playing games (RPGs) just in time for the release of Final Fantasy XV.  The boys discover a similar personal history in their shared love of the genre.

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Guest Blog| Timeless Gaming: the lure of retro games

They say you can’t go back.  Usually “they” are referring to specific life event:  high school, the first car, or that one sweet summer where everything was perfect.   Gamers can’t go back either.  Once or twice a year a friend or two proposes to hook up that old NES or Genesis console and do some hard core retro gaming to relive the “good old days” when   games were innocent and pure and brand new.  Everyone’s list is different, but there are some games that appear on more lists than others: Battletoads, Bionic Commando, Blaster Master, Final Fantasy, and Super Mario Bros are just a few of these. All were very good games for their time.  I admit that I have attempted to do a little retro-gaming from time to time, but more often than not I end up disappointed and bored after an hour or two into what was supposed to be an all night gaming session. Continue reading

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Editorial | Norse Mythology in Popular Culture

Chances are, any purveyor of contemporary pop culture is steeped in Norse mythology—perhaps without even realizing it.  Of course, there are some media that directly reference Norse mythology, such as Marvel’s Avenger, Thor, his brother Loki, and their father Odin.  In some parts of geek culture, however, the references are far more subtle.avengers,eidolon,fanart,loki,thor-fbc4072ef25557e562027b6efca5cb0c_h Continue reading

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Around the Web October 28, 2013

Sad news this week for fans of The Simpsons.  Actress Marcia Wallace died due to complications from pneumonia . Wallace is best known for her work as teacher Edna Krabappel. It’s sad to see a beloved voice actress die; even more so when they’ve been involved on a show for as long as Marcia Wallace has. I always enjoyed Ms. Krabappel’s snide comments about nearly everything.

mrs-edna-krabappelIn a fitting tribute, Fox has announced that the character will be retired, much like they did with Troy McClure and Lionel Hutz when Phil Hartman died.

For those of you who missed it, the first trailer for Captain America: Winter Soldier is out and it looks fantastic. I’m a fan of Chris Evans as Cap, and I’m looking forward to their expanding his story, especially in modern times. The inclusion of Falcon should be interesting.  I’m also excited to see more of Cap kicking ass.

And remember, kids, 60% of all S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarriers crash!

Finally, an new article from IGN regarding the future of the Final Fantasy franchise. Unfortunately for me it looks as thought they are moving further and further away from the game mechanics that I enjoy most, namely the combat system. I can understand that they want to keep the games competitive and fresh, but I really preferred the older systems.

ukeofcarl.comGuess I’ll just have to stick with the classic to get my kicks.

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