Geek Speak 106: Plot Twist!

Oh, hi there!

Welcome to another episode of Geek Speak, where Alex struggles with memory, Jo sees clowns everywhere and Diarmuid struggles to care about the end of the world. We also talk news, things we have played and watched, and re-visit an old(-ish?) segment!

This week we ramble about:

  • Tim-Waster of the Week: Cassini’s epic journey and Artists Try Drawing Bloodborne Bosses
  • EGX stuff
  • CEO Jeff Bezos wants Amazon to get its own Game of Thrones and has ordered a big TV strategy shift
  • Star Wars Directors musical chairs – JJ Strikes Back!
  • Overwatch News!
  • Daniel Dae Kim has been confirmed for the Hellboy reboot
  • Nerd Writer’s Ghost in the Shell video
  • Last Day of June and you can read Alex’ review here
  • IT
  • The Dark Tower
  • Resident Rants: Underworld Series

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  1. Richard Kirke

    Resident Rants were… Plot Twist: Incredible!

  2. It'sNotBleezey,

    Hey Guys,

    Awesome show, I have a couple of comments.

    1) I was legitmately worried that Jo was going to start ranting about transformers when Alex mentioned they were going to add a ranting section.

     

    2) I haven’t found the GeekSpeak spotify playlist, But when I do, my arrival will be annouced by the addition of the Halo theme and Taylor Swift.

     

    3) TITAN is the obvious choice. Warlocks are just little butterflies that float over the battlefield. Hunters are slightly better, but they’re still people in hoodies looking to mug the enemy… whereas titan’s hold the line, we run in, punch the boss in the face and protect everyone… all the time… forever.

    Moral of the story, the world needs more titans

    Best wishes

    Josh

     

    P.S. I totally didn’t lock my account out… again

  3. Alex

    Richard Kirke said
    Resident Rants were… Plot Twist: Incredible!  

    Yay! So glad, thank you!

    It’sNotBleezey, said
    Hey Guys,

    Awesome show, I have a couple of comments.

    1) I was legitmately worried that Jo was going to start ranting about transformers when Alex mentioned they were going to add a ranting section.

     2) I haven’t found the GeekSpeak spotify playlist, But when I do, my arrival will be annouced by the addition of the Halo theme and Taylor Swift.

     3) TITAN is the obvious choice. Warlocks are just little butterflies that float over the battlefield. Hunters are slightly better, but they’re still people in hoodies looking to mug the enemy… whereas titan’s hold the line, we run in, punch the boss in the face and protect everyone… all the time… forever.

    Moral of the story, the world needs more titans

    Best wishes

    Josh  Bleezey

     P.S. I totally didn’t lock my account out… again  

    Fixed it for you!

    Also, maybe Jo needs to do a Resident Rants section on Transformersshock! The playlist is literally the first link under the ‘Usual links section’ in the post above. Warlocks are bae, shut it! And finally… typical *shakes head* happy

  4. stingo

    I’m disappointed that Dark Tower wasn’t that good, but then again I have yet to come to grips with the book series, so maybe it’s just as well.

    Once I heard Lycans I kind of tuned out to the rest of the rant. Sorry Alex.

    I picked up my first album based on listening to the BRB Geek Speak Playlist. It’s The Joy Formidable’s A Balloon Called Mourning.

    Also, Alex I sent you a Time Waster in PM.

  5. StealthyJoe

    Great show as always, I am so happy to hear the resident rant is back lol and it has me wanting to watch underworld wow. So that star wars hey, safe choice, but hopeful jj can do some stuff with whatever is left after episode 8 and he will want to think outside the box lol. 

    Love nerd writer and he is worth watching, makes some great points. I can’t wait to see it really looking forward to see how they did it and what Jo said really fills me with all the good feelings. 

    So the thing that is most personal to me is the dark tower, I loved the books it was such an amazing journey and it’s worth reading (you do have to power through the first book but it is the shortest lol and sets everything up brilliantly at the end). But this is so sad I will have to see it but Dang it feels me when dread to know how badly that messed with it. 

  6. stingo

    @StealthyJoe – I’d be interested in your thoughts on The Dark Tower if you see it since you are a big fan of the series and have read all the books. 

  7. StealthyJoe

    @stingo I will watch it then and report back lol I really loved those books and I even like the idea of idris Elba playing the last gunslinger, there is a lot of methos around it. 

  8. Alex

    stingo said

    Once I heard Lycans I kind of tuned out to the rest of the rant. Sorry Alex. 

    Was probably sensible.

    stingo said
    Also, Alex I sent you a Time Waster in PM.  

    Cool, thanks! Will check it out after we come back from EGX.

    StealthyJoe said
    Great show as always, I am so happy to hear the resident rant is back lol and it has me wanting to watch underworld wow. So that star wars hey, safe choice, but hopeful jj can do some stuff with whatever is left after episode 8 and he will want to think outside the box lol. 

    Episode 9 can be a really tricky thing pending what happens to Carrie Fisher. Obviously, hard to tell at this point because we don’t know what her characters storyline is for episode 8. But if the character is still alive, episode 9 will need to be handled very carefully.

  9. Frozen454

    I think the rants are great and I’d like to hear more in the future!

    Also maybe you could mention for news the recent release of the new Guild Wars 2 expansion Path of Fire, which brings mounts into the game now as well as more elite specializations for the classes, and of course continues the story.

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