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The Geekly Roundup Podcast
62 minutes | May 1, 2016
Episode 37 - Nostalrius, Content ID, Axanar, Zack Snyder, Doom
Today on the Geekly Roundup: Mike, Scott and Nick discuss lawsuits, lawsuits and more lawsuits! Blizzard shut down a fan run Warcraft server! Youtube is changing their controversial Content ID system! And does the Axanar lawsuit mean the Klingon language could soon be hidden behind a copyrighted wall? Plus - the stereotype of the warrior alien race, Zack Snyder's Man of Steel false equivalencies, and Doom's maybe-impossible Ultra Nightmare mode!
53 minutes | Apr 24, 2016
Episode 36 - ESPN, Whitewashing, Pokemon Movies, Ghost in the Shell
This week's Geekly Roundup has the perfect cast to talk about questionable casting decisions! Joe Hadsall, Luke Farr and Scott Woodbury talk about ESPN's move to broadcast drone racing, the questions surrounding the moves to acquire rights for a live-action "Pokemon" and our wondering whether the makers of "Ghost in the Shell" have heard ANY of the recent conversation about whitewashing in movies. Also, who should play Motoko and Ash? We have the answers!
62 minutes | Apr 10, 2016
Episode 35 - Misfits, Steam Controller, Cheyenne Mountain, Build-an-Ewok
On this week's Geekly Roundup, Mike is joined by two newbies, Scott Woodbury and Mae Linh Fatum! We'll discuss the American remake of Misfits, the Cheyenne Mountain Complex finally opening its doors (Stargate!) and review the new Steam Controller! Plus - how many Ewoks in a Wookiee? And we face the terrible wrath of the Bar-log!
62 minutes | Apr 1, 2016
EPISODE 34 - Iron Fist, Thermite, Fossils, Dead No More
This week on the Geekly Roundup, Mike, Luke and Ben try really hard not to write fanfiction. REALLY hard. Plus - Spider-man's friends and enemies aren't dead anymore! An evil jacket is growing out of control and can only be stopped by thermite! Iron Fist will have an Asian playing an Asian character in the cast! And fossils! Tons of fossils! Check out all of this nonsense, news, and more on this week's Geekly Roundup!
62 minutes | Mar 20, 2016
Episode 33 - Cigarettes, Nightmares, Red Dead 2, Axanar, T-Rex DNA, Lobo
On this week's Geekly Roundup podcast, Mark, Lauren, and Kyle are here to make your life better! We've got tips on quitting smoking, fighting your nightmares, and of course, the existential horror of the Smurfs' album with Father Abraham...AND actual geek stuff, like Star Trek: Axanar, pregnant T-Rexes, Red Dead Redemption 2, and a possible Lobo movie in the works at DC. Check out this week's show, and see all the news we found this week right here at the Geekly Roundup!
53 minutes | Feb 25, 2016
EPISODE 32 - Ethical Experiments,Ricky Ortiz,and the FCC
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!
44 minutes | Feb 17, 2016
Episode 31 - The Science Hour! Sexuality, A.I., Loneliness, Chernobyl
On this week's Geekly Roundup podcast, Lauren and guest host Robert rebel against the usual format of the show and take over... WITH SCIENCE! Lauren goes on a rant about how sexuality evolves with societal acceptance. Robert brings up another way artificial intelligence is taking over, causing Lauren to (again) remind us of her feelings about AI. Lauren talks about how there is now more scientific proof that ants have been doing the same thing for almost 100 million years. Robert covers the science of loneliness, and discusses with Lauren how this is related to our primal instincts. Last, Lauren Lauren tells us about the findings of a study of the vole population in Chernobyl â?? all on this week's Roundup!
52 minutes | Jan 17, 2016
Episode 30 - DCU Online, Ending MMOs, Wonder Woman, Lumosity
It's the 30th Episode of the Geekly Roundup! Let's celebrate by...doing a podcast! We'll talk about *DCU Online* launching on Xbox One, which leads to a fun conversation about what happens when online games die. Then - Wonder Woman is coming to World War I! Is this an artistic choice, or total bullshit? And speaking of bullshit, Lumosity just got fined for exactly that. Enjoy hilarity for your ears!
48 minutes | Nov 22, 2015
Episode 28 - Percy Jackson, Pokemon Red and Blue, Windows 3.1
It's the Geekly Roundup, the weekly show where members of the Ace of Geeks Staff discuss this week's news for your amusement! This week on The Ace of What is David Talking About?!, we discuss new books in Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series (but without Percy Jackson), how to do a proper lightsaber fight, the original Pokemon games coming to the Nintendo E-shop, and how some airports still use Windows 3.1. Plus - which franchises will stand the test of time, and which will die? Hosts: Mike, David, Nick Editor: Jon Howe Theme: "Protagonist", The Y Axes For more news and geekiness, visit aceofgeeks.net!
59 minutes | Nov 11, 2015
Episode 27 - Overwatch, Daniel Fleetwood, Blackberry
Mike, Mark and Joe are back for a new episode of the Geekly Roundup Podcast, a breakdown of your nerd news for the week! This week: What's Markâ??s official title? Can Joe make talking about the Blackberry Priv interesting? Chuck E. Cheese's still exists? Overwatch has a bunch of new heroes, and they've announced their pricing models â?? kind of! And a Star Wars fan gets his dying wish. Hosts: Mike, Mark, Joe Editor: Jon Howe Theme: "Protagonist", The Y Axes For more news and geekiness, visit aceofgeeks.net!
54 minutes | Oct 20, 2015
Episode 26 - Google Books, Trailers and Spoilers, Real-Life Mjolnir
On this week's Geekly Roundup podcast, David brings the enthusiasm -- as always -- to the show with Nick and Joe. He'll discuss the now-totally-legal Google Books, while Nick's movie news sparks a debate regarding trailers and spoilers. Joe goes straight for the Ratchet and Clank trailer and observes that the Carlton has replaced teabagging in Bungie's Destiny -- and don't forget the real-life Mjolnir that only one man can lift, thanks to SCIENCE! Tune into this week's Geekly Roundup for all the news you needÃ¢?Â¦and, probably, some you don't. Hosts: David, Joe, Nick Editor: Jon Howe Theme: "Protagonist", The Y Axes For more news and geekiness, check out aceofgeeks.net!
56 minutes | Oct 4, 2015
Episode 25 - Portobello Mushrooms, Death Note, Jessica Jones
On this week's Geekly Roundup podcast: It's the return of the News Team as David, Lauren, and Mark reunite to bring you the latest in geekly information! We go science-heavy this week, as Lauren discusses new uses for portobello mushrooms, and David points out how being self-controlled can ruin your memory and discusses a super-permeable concrete that can drain water. Mark chimes in with a lawsuit brought for $5,000 by the PokÃ©mon Company, and Lauren vents some frustration over the casting of Death Note's Light Yagami and Mark talks Netflix's new Jessica Jones. Pull out your chemistry sets, put SchrÃ¶dinger's cat back in its box, and listen to this week's Geekly Roundup! Hosts: Mark, David, Lauren Editor: Jon Howe Theme: "Protagonist", The Y Axes For more news and geekiness, check out aceofgeeks.net!
52 minutes | Sep 28, 2015
Episode 24 - Destiny's Black Spindle, Nickelodeon, Circumventing Paralysis
Grab some coffee and tune in for this week's Geekly Roundup podcast! David welcomes Nick and Joe in for their first Roundup appearances as the three discuss hard science (Bluetooth helping a man circumvent his own paralysis) to science fiction (a secret mission discovered by Destiny players) to old nostalgic fiction (Nickelodeon reviving a slate of our favorite 90â??s cartoons). All the while, dogs bark angrily at us and cats judge us. Silently. Always silently. Sit down and plug in for all the news and laughs that's fit to print on this week's Geekly Roundup! Hosts: David, Nick, and Joe Editor: Jon Howe Theme: "Protagonist", The Y Axes For more geeky news, check out aceofgeeks.net!
60 minutes | Sep 20, 2015
Episode 23 - Pacific Rim 2, Konami, Streaming BBC
Today on the Geekly Roundup: Lauren, Dave, Jim and Jim's friend Ben get together and talk shop while messing with Editor in Chief Mike's Facebook page. While laughing at hijinks and mayhem done to Mike's profile (he never should have trusted Jim with his computer) Lauren brings the good news that Pacific Rim 2 still has a fighting chance, as far as Guillermo del Toro is concerned. David brings up how Konami is shooting itself in the foot again and while Ben & Jim laugh at Konami, and Jim brings exciting new of how the BBC could be making a Netflix style streaming site to the interwebs soon! So sit down, plug in and get ready to laugh while getting all the news and laughs you need to get you through the weekend. And check out below for all the rest of the best news of the week! Hosts: Lauren, David, Jim, and Ben Editor: Jon Howe Theme: "Protagonist", The Y Axes For more geeky news, check out aceofgeeks.net!
57 minutes | Sep 13, 2015
Episode 22 - Anger Leads To Hate Edition
This week on the Geekly Roundup, Mike and Mark try to educate David on letting cheesy entertainment into his life! But whether it's Hercules or Godzilla, he's faaaar too cool for it. Speaking of Godzilla, how in the hell would King Kong ACTUALLY fight Godzilla? Author Chuck Wendig has been getting flack from the far right for including a gay character in his recent Star Wars novel -- but how on earth can you have been raised on science fiction and still be a bigot? Hey -- did you know you can play Metal Gear Solid V as a woman? And turn Revolver Ocelot into a dog? So much geeky goodness! Check it all out and more on this week's Geekly Roundup Podcast!
66 minutes | Sep 6, 2015
EPISODE 21 - Full of Mustard Edition
On this weekâ??s Geekly Roundup podcast, Mike and David have a war of 3D printing, and Ben is left to helplessly watch. The three talk about cosplay inspiring its own source material, new science that seems like science fiction, the ever-contentious Star Citizen and the ever-enjoyable Ace Attorney, the fuzzy-ethics â??Influencerâ?? programs for sponsoring YouTube videos, and a new â??mercy ruleâ?? in Destinyâ??s PvP matches. And what, exactly, does mustard have to do with any of this? Youâ??ll have to listen to find out!
46 minutes | Aug 30, 2015
Episode 20 - Destination Mars Edition
On this week's Geekly Roundup podcast, we welcome back our intrepid Ace of Geeks News Team -- featuring team leader Mark, who has many leather bound books, hard science correspondent Lauren, and David, who will take the show in unexpected directions at the drop of a hat (hey, don't forget your hat). Hilarity ensues, as David discusses J.J. Abrams' discussing the origins of Kylo Ren, Lauren weighs two opposing articles about future manned missions to Mars, and Mark considers both Ridley Scott's Prometheus 2 and the newly announced Borderlands movie. Sit down, plug in, and listen for all the news you've missed and the laughs you've needed!
50 minutes | Aug 16, 2015
Episode 19 - Heroes on Heroes Edition
On this weekâ??s Geekly Roundup Podcast, a severely under-caffeinated Ben and Lauren join Mark to talk about the physics conundrums presented by black holes, how little people like the Fantastic Four movie but how much they like its actors, a highly sketchy Steam game that has warranted unconditional refunds, the X-Men joining the small screen, and D&D returning to the big screen!
26 minutes | Aug 8, 2015
Episode 18 - Lightning Round Edition
Itâ??s a light-speed Geekly Roundup podcast today, as we were a little pressed for time and had a lot of interesting news to get to â?? be it hacking a Jeep on the highway, the inevitable war and dreamy utopia that asteroid mining might bring, the plausibility of a Minecraft movie (really a thing, though how?), randomly assigned gender in Rust, and the upcoming joy of Fallout Shelter, now for Pip-Boy, iOS, AND soon Android! Join Mark, Lauren, and Nick as we race through the latest in geek news, and check out even more below!
59 minutes | Aug 8, 2015
Episode 17 - It's A Star, Star, Star, Star Wars Edition
On this week's Geekly Roundup, Mike, Mark, and David discuss the Four Horsemen of X-Men: Apocalypse -- we know who they are, but which Horseman is which? And how does that relate to Marvel's Civil War? And in more weird British writer news, Grant Morrison is doing an origin tale...for Santa Claus?! Plus! Amy Schumer is doing sexy photos with Star Wars characters, and Disney is NOT okay with it...but are we?
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