Archive for January 2019

Geekery in General 224: Legendary Weapons part 5-Poland

January 30, 2019 @ 7:15 pm

This week we take a look at some legendary and historical weapons from Poland. We'll also learn a little about the Battle of Vienna, coronation swords, and the Polish equivalent of Robin Hood.

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The Casual Martial Artist 7 : Are Traditional Martial Arts Still Relevant?

January 27, 2019 @ 4:10 pm

Many people who grew up in the 60s, 70s, and 80s remember watching media featuring karate masters, ninjas, and kung fu monks jump kicking through the air. We were memorized by the almost supernatural abilities these martial artists seemed to possess, and no doubt watching these movies and TV shows inspired more than one child to beg his parents to sign him up for karate classes.

But things changed in the 90s as mixed martial arts and Brazilian jujitsu exploded onto the scene. All of a sudden the aforementioned ninja, karate masters, and kung fu monks lost their aura of mystique. Go to any martial arts forum or look through YouTube videos and you will probably find people claiming that if you aren't studying BJJ, boxing, or Muay Thai you are wasting your time. But is this really the case? Are traditional martial arts like karate, kung fu, and tae kwon do still worthwhile in a world where the competitive fighting scene is dominated by boxers and grapplers? That is the topic Al and Marcus will tackle today.

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Gamer’s Gambit 5: Nintendo, Sega Nomad, new Arcade 1up games, Soldier 76, and LGBT characters

January 24, 2019 @ 2:27 am

Al and Wayne are back with more news stories and commentary! This episode we cover:

No more Nintendo consoles?

New Sega Nomad in the works

New Arcade 1up games announced

Soulja Boy again

The Solider 76 controversy

Opinion: Video games and LGBT characters

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Geekery in General 223: Legendary Weapons part 4: England and Scotland

January 21, 2019 @ 1:45 am

Keeping with the ongoing theme of the United Kingdom this episode we'll take a look at legendary and historical weapons from England and Scotland and how you might be able to work them into a campaign.

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The Casual Martial Artist 6: Training and Equipment

January 15, 2019 @ 11:45 pm

Al and Marcus discuss training equipment for the martial artist as well as training for strength and cardio.

Please note that we are not experts when it comes to physical training, so if you are just starting out, haven't done any strength training in awhile, or have other health concerns please consider consulting a doctor or professional trainer before starting a fitness program. When in doubt start slow and don't over do it.

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Geekery in General 222: Legendary Weapons part 3-King Arthur

January 12, 2019 @ 4:18 pm

Grab your coconuts and set course for Camelot! This episode we will be taking a look at weapons from Arthurian legend as well as exploring some of the lore about King Arthur and his famous knights.

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On second thought, let's not go to Camelot. It's a silly place.

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Gamer’s Gambit 4: Persona 5r, PS Classic and Aliens Blackout updates, Emulators, Copyright, and Soulja Boy

January 10, 2019 @ 12:34 am

Happy 2019! Al and Wayne are back to talk about video games!

Persona 5r

Playstation Classic takes a price drop

Alien Blackout update

Retroarch emulator coming to XBox One

Soulja Boy vs Nintendo

Opinion: Do companies go too far in defending their copyright?

CORRECTION: Al mentions playing heavy metal on the PlayStation Classic. He meant to say Twisted Metal.

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The Casual Martial Artist 5: The Cardio Martial Arts Craze

January 4, 2019 @ 1:38 am

Remember Taebo? Al and Marcus do. There was a brief time when martial arts based aerobic workouts were all the rage. In the episode our hosts discuss cardio martial arts: the good, the bad, and the ugly!

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Geekery in General 221: Legendary Weapons part 2: Ireland

January 1, 2019 @ 4:39 pm

The Geekery in General podcast kicks off 2019 with a look at various weapons from Irish mythology.

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