Steam’s Anime Weekend Sale is Back On!

Steam’s second annual sale featuring anime/anime spinoff/Transformers(?) games is on now! Over 200 games ranging from Dragon Ball to Ghost in the Shell to whatever a “Hyperdimension Neptunia” is are all on sale this weekend. If you’re a fan of games, anime, or just getting a good deal, definitely go over and check it out by clicking the image. The sale ends Monday at 1 pm Eastern, so make your selections fast! A couple recommendations (to be taken with a grain of salt) would be: DANGANRONPA: TRIGGER HAPPY HAVOC – This game will make you fear the color pink. If a young … Read more

So the FMV is now a QTE.

And FBI, Don’t you be watching me. Seriously though, one of Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s nicknames was “Ol’ Dirty Chinese Restaurant.” Regardless, he raises a valid point in his song “Got Your Money.” No one wants to watch FMVs anymore. “Full Motion Videos.” Not to be confused with interactive movies. But confuse them together because I’m going to discuss both. Years ago, when I was a smaller bald bearded man, I was beside myself with excitement at the possibility of having my Playstation in my room on a 13-inch TV. Beside myself. Back then, having a game with spoken dialogue was … Read more

An Epic International Tabletop Day

International Tabletop Day 2016

This Saturday is one of the most beloved days of the year for nerds like myself who deeply enjoy playing boardgames.  That’s right, kids, it’s Geek & Sundry‘s International Tabletop Day, the third ever such holiday, which is brought to us by dreamboat celebrity game enthusiast Felicia Day and her pal Wil Wheaton.  While most of us don’t need a special day to play boardgames, International Tabletop Day is special because there are events all over the country and tons of sales and deals on games everywhere. “It’s really good deals,” Allen Burkes, co-owner of Epic Loot Games and Comics, … Read more

YouTube Film Review: Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster

Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster

As the bass from my next-door neighbor’s super loud techno reverberates everything in my house, drowning out any sound I would actually choose to hear, I often have to create white noise. Box fans on high, AC unit on even though it’s not needed, and thunderstorm videos on my beloved YouTube. I click around, trying to find something to drown out the annoyance when I stumble upon a treasure trove of old sci-fi movies. I click on one, watch for about fifteen minutes, and fall asleep. Eight hours later I awake to a completely different movie playing, with some vampire-looking creature … Read more

GeekFest at the Boonshoft: Get Your Geek On.

It’s a good week to be a nerd in Dayton.  This Saturday, as GeekDayton will report later this week, is International Tabletop Day, and there will be gaming events all over the Miami Valley.   Last Saturday was Glorycon at Wright State, and in the coming days, readers of GeekDayton can look forward to our podcast documenting the good time we had there, as well. But this Friday, there is another very special event going down in Dayton’s Geekosphere.  This time it’s GeekFest at Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, a truly epic event that will surely be a blast for the whole … Read more

Hatsune Miku: My Favorite Pop Star Doesn’t Exist

Hatsune Miku is a Japanese cultural phenomenon that’s spreading to the U.S. and beyond. She’s sold out huge arenas internationally, was featured on a remix by Pharrell Williams, and has topped the Japanese pop charts. Her upcoming tour features 10 cities in North America, she’s appeared in commercials for Toyota and Dominos, and in 2010, a Japanese space exploratory vessel bore three aluminum plates featuring her visage. It’s estimated by the Nomura Research Institute that all Miku-branded goods have sold, in total, over $1.5 billion dollars. Hell, she even performed for Letterman. She also doesn’t exist. Let me start over. Hatsune Miku … Read more

Bad Video Game Regrets, I’ve had a few

Ride to Hell 3. A bad video game.

Hey, girl, hey. Snagged a grail of sorts at a local, little-known DYT gaming store. Super trendy retro place, only the cool kids shop there. You probably haven’t heard about it. I won’t tell you which one because you’ll show up with your suck and buy all the stuff I want. But like I was saying, a grail of sorts. At the same time, I managed to snag a sealed copy of Risen 3: Titan Lords for $5. Look lady, I played through the first two Risen games. I feel like if I don’t finish out the trilogy, I’ll be … Read more

How to Organize Your VHS Tapes

By Jenner Lumpkin To own a collection of VHS tapes is to own a direct link to simpler times, without all the labor-intensive frustration of, say, a butter churn or an abacus. The contents are free of pretension and reveal an earnest delight on the part of the viewer. These are movies you watch. Movies you love. These aren’t kept in the grown-up entertainment center display case with the Criterion Collection Seven Samurai. These are worn-out copies of Real Genius with the fucked up length of magnetic tape at the beginning that you have to hand-turn when you don’t catch … Read more

For the Glory!

Calling all gamers!  This Saturday at Wright State University’s Student Union, the Wright State Adventurer’s Guild will be presenting Glorycon—a day for folks like yourself to gather and participate in the most glorious extracurricular hobby imaginable: gaming! For a mere 10 bucks (8, if you preregistrer), you too can participate in the festivities, which this year will include board games, video games, a Magic the Gathering tournament, RPGs, a Smash Bros tournament, panels, and lots more. “It’s basically a big gaming party,” says Glorycon promoter, Jacquelyn Bayham.   For would-be miniature painters, looking to sharpen their skills, Glorycon will feature a mini-figure painting area. … Read more

Photographing Cosplay: It’s Not About You

Hawkman Hawkgirl Cosplay

If you’re reading this, you presumably already have a passing interest in photography.  You may have gone to a convention and wished that you could have captured all the awesome cosplay. Or maybe you’re tired of all the bad cell phone selfies you’ve been taking of your totally sweet Admiral Ackbar costume. Maybe you just think you’d look cool as shit walking the floor of the next con with a camera around your neck. Regardless of the reason, you’ve decided to take a step toward taking bitchin’ photos of talented (or not-so-talented) cosplay artists. Which leads me to my first, and … Read more