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Geeknights with Rym and Scott is a late night show for geeks, featuring anime, comics, gaming, sci/tech, gadgetry, and general geekery. New episodes every weeknight Monday through Thursday.

Geeknights with Rym and Scott is a late night show for geeks, featuring anime, comics, gaming, sci/tech, gadgetry, and general geekery. New episodes every weeknight Monday through Thursday.
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Geeknights with Rym and Scott is a late night show for geeks, featuring anime, comics, gaming, sci/tech, gadgetry, and general geekery. New episodes every weeknight Monday through Thursday.

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English


Episodes

GeekNights 20181206 - Food we Hate

12/6/2018
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Tonight on GeekNights, it's another food show, as we talk about the foods we avoid, despise, or otherwise refuse to eat. In the news, Tumblr has destroyed itself for reasons, the Paris protests are more complex than you probably read, the Satanic Temple continues to do good works, and you must never under any circumstances eat marmite.If you missed our panels at PAX Unplugged, one of them is up on PAX's Twitch VOD!

Duration:00:58:30

GeekNights 20181204 - Treasure Island (2018)

12/4/2018
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Tonight on GeekNights, back from PAX Unplugged (which live streamed one of our panels), we review Marc Paquien's wonderful Treasure Island (2018), which we both played for the first time at PAX. In the news, Epic Games is taking a shot at Valve, Smash Brothers is coming, and Rastakhan's Rumble came!

Duration:00:55:53

GeekNights 20181126 - Working from Home

11/26/2018
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Tonight on GeekNights, we superficially cover the idea of working from home, how it's been enabled by technology for some time, and how almost no one is actually allowed to do it. But really, it's just fluff while we talk about the Apple App Store antitrust suit, designer babies, stealing bitcoins, shopping bots, and our upcoming panels at PAX Unplugged!

Duration:00:53:49

GeekNights 20181122 - Rymily in London

11/22/2018
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Tonight on GeekNights, Rym and Emily talk about their recent trip to London. We're staying home for Thanksgiving and thus have no excuse not to do a show!

Duration:00:41:44

GeekNights 20181120 - PAX Unplugged HYPE!

11/20/2018
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Tonight on GeekNights, we're excited to bring some hype to the second PAX Unplugged ever! We will be there doing TWO panels: Learn & WIN Puerto Rico and The 40 Tabletop Games You Must Play. Unplugged is a full-on for-real PAX, with some highly specialized Owl Bear content, one hell of a schedule overall, and of course plenty of tabletop freeplay. In the news, Chess is broken for humans, most of the "unfortunately" named Keyforge decks are amazing, and everything about Artifact is great...

Duration:01:03:55

GeekNights 20181112 - Why aren't there good Monday shows?

11/12/2018
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Tonight on GeekNights, we consider the reason why we have such trouble coming up with good Monday show ideas. We almost do a show about printers and printing along the way.In the news, Rym runs fast enough to stave off the inexorable advance of age another year, Carnegie Hall doesn't have modern ticketing technology, chip-enabled credit cards in the US are about as effective as the goggles, often compromised from simple POS malware, a foldable phone appears, bikes are faster than cars, and...

Duration:01:00:11

GeekNights 20181108 - Fan/Creator Interaction

11/8/2018
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Tonight on GeekNights, we consider the current state of fan/creator relationships and scratch the surface of several ongoing concerns around it all. In the news, the US elections were mostly positive, Amazon is likely coming to Rym's neighborhood, and gameplay videos present a conundrum. Also, PAX East is live and Saturday is sold out!

Duration:01:03:46

GeekNights 20181106 - Roll and Writes

11/6/2018
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Tonight on GeekNights, consider the rising star of the "Roll & Write" genre of tabletop games. In the news, Rym is trying to play Overwatch comp solo, Blizzcon brought a bunch of news, salty babies are so furious a game was made that isn't directly targeted at them personally that they tanked Blizzard's stock (despite this being ridiculous), Riot Games is being sued for widespread systematic gender discrimination, and we'll be live at PAX Unplugged!

Duration:00:54:29

GeekNights 20181031 - The Dragon Prince

10/31/2018
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Tonight on the 13th anniversary of the launch of GeekNights, we review Netflix's The Dragon Prince. It's pretty good, and it has a hot king. In the news, Bee and Puppycat has some new biz, Sony is pulling Funimation shows off of Crunchyroll et al., (continuing a trend of increasing the pressure to pirate) there some new Undertale biz, TwitchCon was amateur hour, and you can listen to the first published episodes of GeekNights if you truly want some terror in your life!We will be live at PAX...

Duration:00:53:09

GeekNights 20181029 - Live Streaming Video in 2018

10/29/2018
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Tonight on GeekNights, we talk about video live streaming tech. This is something we talked about back in 2013 when the landscape was radically different. In the news, IBM bought Red Hat in a move that has confused many (but not all) computer professionals, Apple is bringing the new iPads, Twitter will get worse before it gets better, Gab was (thankfully) deplatformed, Bitcoin mining is horrible, and we will be live at PAX Unplugged!If you're sick of social media, remember that the...

Duration:01:05:32

GeekNights 20181009 - The 40 Games You Must Play

10/9/2018
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Tonight on GeekNights, we try to hack together live a list of games that are, for one reason or another, must-play games. We've done this as a panel at PAX before, but for tabletop. This time it's everything.In the news, Interplanetary is good to play, and so is The Fox in the Forest. PAX Unplugged isn't sold out and you should definitely go. We Judged the upcoming fall season of anime!

Duration:00:54:43

GeekNights 20181003 - Mr. Tonegawa: Middle Management Blues

10/3/2018
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Tonight on GeekNights, we review Mr. Tonegawa: Middle Management Blues (中間管理録 トネガワ), also known as The Chronicles of Middle Manager Tonegawa. It's a spinoff from not Akagi, but Kaiji.In the news, there is inexplicably a Dance Dance Revolution movie coming, NYCC is coming even though the 7 train isn't, and we will very soon post the newest Judge Anime by its Cover.

Duration:00:40:32

GeekNights 20181001 - Single Signon

10/1/2018
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Tonight on GeekNights, we kick off October with Single Signon in light of the recent egregious Facebook security flaw. We also cover some of the news from Photokina 201, including the new Zenit M.We'll see you soon at PAX Unplugged!

Duration:01:02:51

GeekNights 20180925 - Rise of Tribes (2018)

9/25/2018
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Tonight on GeekNights, we review Brad Brooks' Rise of Tribes, a well-designed if simple game. In the news, Bowsette is our new queen, Telltale Games lays basically everyone off, a Magic: The Gathering pro drops out of the world championship in protest, and soccer clubs are weirdly angry at esports. We'll be live at PAX Unplugged 2018, and we hope to see you there! You can also follow the ongoing saga of Rym vs Patreon in Civilization V!

Duration:00:58:00

GeekNights 20180919 - Night is Short, Walk on Girl

9/19/2018
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Tonight on GeekNights, we review Masaaki Yuasa's phenomenal Night Is Short, Walk On Girl. Just go see it. Don't even wait to listen to our review.In the news, Hanebado is bad, The Dragon Prince is good, Assassination Classroom is all right, Adventure Time's ending was perfect, Bojack Horseman continues to be excellent, Care Bears looks like it will be ultra cute, DuckTales (2017) is fantastic, and SPACE JAM IS GETTING A SEQUEL WITH LEBRON!

Duration:00:47:18

GeekNights 20180917 - Upload Filters and the EU

9/17/2018
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Tonight on GeekNights, back from our talk at PAX West 2018, we're talking about the coming EU copyright directive that may impact you. In the news, Apple Day was typical (though the new watch is pretty nice), the EU is killing Daylight Saving Time, "fake plays" are messing up the music charts (though this is nothing new in Korea), and Linus apologized.

Duration:01:00:55

GeekNights 20180820 - Twitter APIs and Third Party Apps

8/20/2018
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Tonight on GeekNights, we consider the demise of Twitter APIs necessary for third party apps to work as intended, signaling the potential (perhaps inevitable) demise of all third-party apps as Twitter desperately tries to monetize itself. In similarly bleak news, Netflix is experimenting with ads, and Twitch Prime drops ad-free viewing. In some better news, Flamecon was, as always, amazing, Nvidia is bringing the RTX2000 series of video cards with real-time raytracing for games, and Intel...

Duration:00:57:03

GeekNights 20180814 - Handicapping Games

8/14/2018
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Tonight on GeekNights, we consider handicapping as applied to games, and wonder at how rarely it's used outside of sport. But before that, in the news, we consider the nuances of a fartwarning versus a fartwatch, Ion Hazzikostas will give the PAX West Keynote, PAX South will be January 18-20, we have a first impression of Yellow & Yangtze (the noble successor to Tigris & Euphrates, which we reviewed back in 2005), Fantasy Flight has some new printing process allowing for Keyforge and...

Duration:01:01:44

GeekNights 20180808 - Keiichi Arawi's City Manga

8/8/2018
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Tonight on GeekNights, we review Keiichi Arawi's City Manga. It's delightful, with excellent comedic timing. If you enjoy Nichijou this is definitely up your alley. In the news, Fantastic Four #1 just dropped, we won't be at Otakon this coming weekend, we will (likely) be at Anime NYC in November, and the GeekNights Book Club is a thing that exists.

Duration:00:42:01

GeekNights 20180806 - Keyboard Shortcuts

8/6/2018
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Tonight on GeekNights, we consider the humble keyboard shortcut. We've previously talked about FPS keybindings and keyboards themselves. In the news, Growing Up Jobs, Microsoft dips into Windows as a managed service, Google employees resist unethical work for the second time in recent memory, and MAGFest announced dates GOGOGO! Also don't forget we'll be live at PAX West and on PAX Twitch!

Duration:00:54:58