Archive for February 2019

The Casual Martial Artist 9: Mixed Martial Arts

February 28, 2019 @ 3:26 am

This week Al and Marcus delve a into the history of mixed martial arts and talk a little about the UFC. Marcus also shares a story about how he almost got a paid MMA fight.

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Geekery in General 227: Black Mirror S1E3-The Entire History of You

February 24, 2019 @ 6:25 pm

WARNING: This episode contains discussion of mature and sexual topics. Listener discretion is advised.

Chad returns to help Al discuss the last episode of Black Mirror's first season. We discuss the episode "The Entire History of You" as well as the implications that the technology of this episode could have in real life.

Editor's note: There are a couple of places where we were having some audio issues. I worked around them the best I could.

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Gamer’s Gambit 7: Mario Maker 2, Square trademarks, UK study on violence and gaming, Game pricing

February 22, 2019 @ 12:35 am

Al and Wayne have survived another week of Wisconsin's winter in order to bring you more pointless conversation on video games. This week's topics:

Super Mario Marker 2 release date

Square trademarks several titles. What could this mean?

UK study on violence and video games

Can video games be good for your brain?

Playstation and multiplayer games

Opinion: Games and pricing.

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Geekery in General 226: Legendary Weapons part 6-Norse Mythology

February 17, 2019 @ 9:59 pm

This week we take a look at some of the many legendary weapons from Norse mythology. We'll also learn a little bit about the Eddas and Norse poetry.

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The Casual Martial Artist 8: Form and Function

February 13, 2019 @ 12:26 am

They are known by many names: kata, pinan, taolu, hyung, aka, quyen, or simply forms. Other people call them useless. But are forms really a waste of time? This is a question Al and Marcus have differing opinions on. This episode we discuss our experiences with forms and whether or not they are an important part of martial arts training or if they should be swept into the dustbin of history.

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Geekery in General 225: The Mysterious Purple Plug and Play

February 8, 2019 @ 4:47 am

Al has a love/hate relationship with plug and play games. In this episode he takes a look at an unmarked, unbranded plug and play he picked up at a thrift store for a whopping 53 cents! The only thing lower than the price are his expectations.

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Gamer’s Gambit 6: Zelda RPG, MK 11 update, Streaming games, and Next Gen Consoles

February 6, 2019 @ 5:12 am

Another week, more news to talk about. Today's topics include:

Unofficial Breath of the Wild role playing game

Mortal Kombat 11 Update

ZOINKS?! WIll Shaggy be Mortal Kombat DLC?

More Nintendo mobile games

Google's Project Steam

Opinion: What we want to see in the next gen consoles

CORRECTION: While talking about the Street Fighter 2 role playing game Al mentions Bison. He meant to say Balrog

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