Wednesday, July 1, 2020

S5E26 - Gaming Shames - “It actually made me think for awhile”

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What are the games you missed out on or feel shame about not doing a certain part of?  BJ and Void dig into their personal gaming shames and what they’re going to do (or not do) about them.  They also dive into weekly geekery around comics, Dragon Quest, Link’s Awakening, 1917, and Assassin’s Creed Rogue.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Geek to Geek S5E25 - Trying Things & The Weekly Geekery Cutting Room Floor - “A lot of things are just kinda fine”

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This week it’s a quick solo cast talking about some behind the scenes and the cutting room floor of Weekly Geekery.  Void and Beej should be back with a normal full episode next week!

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Geek to Geek S5E24 - New Games From Old Games - “My reflexes aren’t what they used to be”

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We talk all about pulling old game concepts and genres up to modern standards and making them feel new!  We dig into the idea of taking an old idea lying fallow and make it new and interesting again.  We also have all sorts of things in weekly geekery like Dragon Quest IV, Hitman 2, Final Fantasy Lost Stranger, Archero, and some off the cuff PS5 reveal impressions.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Geek to Geek S5E23 - Best of the First Half of 2020 - “Wow, I wanna play this game!”

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This week it’s the best of the first half of 2020!  BJ and Void always take an episode to stop and reflect on all the great geeky stuff that resonated with us in the first half of the year.  It lets us touch on all the things that get forgotten by year end!  Find out what we enjoyed the most and what may stick with us all the way until our end of the year episode.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Geek to Geek S5E22 - Maneater, Picard, Minecraft Dungeons, Xenoblade, & More - “Bioelectric Fins and Stuff”

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This week we catch up on weekly geekery with discussions around Maneater, Picard, Xenoblade Chronicles DE and X, Minecraft Dungeons, Phantasy Star Online 2, Star Ocean First Departure R, Crystallo, Crucible, Scythe, and more!  This is one of those weeks that runs the gamut for Void and Beej.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Geek to Geek S5E21 - FFVIIR Spoilercast - “Go Full On Kingdom Hearts”

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We finally do an in-depth talk about all the spoilery things from the Final Fantasy VII Remake that we’ve held back from discussing.  This isn’t even a full overview, it’s truly just our thoughts on the spoilers!  We also talk some Weekly Geekery about Jurassic World, Streets of Rage 4, and Ecobee.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Geek to Geek S5E20 - Playstation Vita Console Lookback - “The Little RPG Machine That Could”

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We do a deep dive console lookback.  This time we dig into the Vita and what we loved about it.  Not to mention how much wish we it were better supported.  We also do our weekly geekery and talk about things like the FFVII Remake, Hitman 2, and Comixology Unlimited.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Geek to Geek S5E19 - Mini Geekery - “Quick Hit Geekery”

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This week Void does a quick hit mini geekery episode while BJ is away.  Topics include Call of Duty Warzone, Comixology Unlimited, The Clone Wars, Hitman 2, and some thoughts on chasing the new vs digging into a single game for a long time.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Geek to Geek S5E18 - Yearly Themes - “You know what you mean by it”

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We talk about setting yearly themes instead of new year’s resolutions.  Void did this at the beginning of the year and now that we’re getting near the half way point (crazy) it’s time to talk about it and check in!  We also discuss DIY Animal Crossing Amiibo creation, Never Have I Ever, Piper, and The Clone Wars Finale.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Geek to Geek S5E17 - Home Office Setups - “3 pairs of underwear… they’re clean.”

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We discuss our home office setups and dig into mistakes we’ve made in the past so that you can avoid them!  We also get back to geekery around Animal Crossing, Pokemon, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Fox in the Forest Duet, and Hitman 2.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Geek to Geek S5E16 - Mini Geekery Grab Bag - “One to one parity”

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Void is filling in with a quick solo geekery episode while BJ is out sick.  Discover the wonder of chocolate covered espresso beans and lament the loss of Wunderlist with Void this week!

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Geek to Geek S5E15 - FFVII Remake Initial Impressions - “Mosey on out”

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Void and Beej talk about the release of the Final Fantasy VII Remake.  Void has been playing non-stop and has a lot of thoughts! We also discuss ongoing Animal Cross: New Horizons efforts, The Burning White, and Apollo 13.

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Disney Forever S1E19 - Mulan II (2004)

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This week’s featured presentation is Mulan II (2004).  Void and Katie dive deep into the good and bad from all your favorite Disney movies week by week.  Listen along and join the conversation!

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Geek to Geek S5E14 - Xbox Game Pass in 2020 - “Soft Serve Hat”

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Void and Beej talk all about the Xbox Game Pass, get diverted by conversations around the next gen consoles, and dive into Microsoft exclusives.  We also give an update on Animal Crossing New Horizon and talk about playing the FFVII Remake Demo again but this time in classic mode.

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Disney Forever S1E18 - Mulan (1998)

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This week’s featured presentation is Mulan (1998).  Void and Katie dive deep into the good and bad from all your favorite Disney movies week by week.  Listen along and join the conversation!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Geek to Geek S5E13 - Animal Crossing New Horizons - “Apples are the best thing that happened to me all day long”

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Void and Beej are both slightly obsessed with Animal Crossing: New Horizons in the current world climate.  It’s kind of the perfect escape! We discuss what we like about it and why it’s holding our attention. We also do our normal dive into weekly geekery with things like the Bravely Default II demo and Roundgaurd.

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Disney Forever S1E17 - Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005)

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This week’s featured presentation is Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005).  Void and Katie dive deep into the good and bad from all your favorite Disney movies week by week.  Listen along and join the conversation!

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Geek to Geek S5E12 - Homebound Games and Activities - “If Tom Nook wants to put me into debt at zero percent interest… I’ll take that”

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Void and Beej are homebound during the pandemic, just like most people are.  We talk about what we’ve been up to, what keeps grabbing our interest, and what has been the best distraction from the news of the world.  Also, Animal Crossing New Horizons is amazing and Void tries to convince BJ to give it a try.

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Disney Forever S1E16 - The Love Bug (1969)

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This week’s featured presentation is The Love Bug (1969).  Void and Katie dive deep into the good and bad from all your favorite Disney movies week by week.  Listen along and join the conversation!


Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Geek to Geek S5E11 - Working From Home: What We’ve Learned - “If I spend one more hour in this room… I will lose my mind”

In This Episode:

Void and Beej are here with hard earned tips and tricks for working from home.  We’ve done this off and on for years at this point so we wanted to let everyone know some of the things we’ve figured out that a lot of you are dealing with for the first time.

Separate Work Space From Home Space

If you don’t have enough room for that… then you need a “work mode” and “home mode” for your setup.
Void has always had a work desk and a home desk in different areas of the house. His home desk has his gaming PC while the work desk is only set up for a laptop with work stuff on it.
Beej does, this, too. He has both a laptop and a desktop and finds that when he needs to really work, he can get on the laptop to be less distracted from stuff than on the gaming pc. The Macbook is set up solely for work, while the gaming PC can be used for both.

When You're Done, Be Done

No one is watching you as closely as you think they are. Bosses included. You have to work and hit your deadlines, but when your day is supposed to be over, then truly disconnect and let it be over.
If you have a Do Not Disturb function (Slack does, for instance), use it. Some jobs might not have this luxury, but if you do, set a time for DND mode and abide by it.
Beej, for instance, stops working around 5pm but keeps Slack on DND past 7pm. That way, communication can still happen and handled when necessary, but it's on his terms. After 7pm, it can wait until 8am.

Take Breaks From Your Workspace

In the office, this happens organically through a lot of interruptions, casual chats, trips to the water cooler, and things like that. It won’t happen as much at home. Things will distract you, yes, but they won't be "breaks" as often.
We've found that these are the best ways to disconnect for us. But yours might be different. That's okay. Just make sure you're taking breaks and disconnecting from work at regular intervals.
  • 15-minute walk around the block, house, yard
  • Play a video game for half an hour
  • Take an actual hour break for lunch and make yourself some home-cooked food
  • Beej suggests In The Floor Time with your pets. It really brightens the day.

Communication is the Most Important Skill for Remote Work

You need to stay in contact with your co-workers and supervisors. But it doesn't have to be constant. If you’re responding to people in an hour or less, you’re typically doing just fine. Emails can even wait longer because most people don't check them constantly.
Don't be afraid of phone calls. Casual chats can’t happen so sometimes it’s a lot easier to get on the phone instead of sending 15 emails back and forth.
Video chats actually do help, too. One-on-one calls with supervisors or employees with video make you feel much less alone.

Talk to Other Humans. Regularly.

No matter what kind of communication it is, make sure you're talking to other human beings regularly. Your pets are great listeners, but they aren't the best conversationalists. Other people help stimulate us and make us feel connected.
So talk to them.
Talk in your work Slack. Not just work Slack, though. We highly recommend having Slack groups that you’re a part of. Join our Slack server at https://slack.geektogeekmedia.com. We have an awesome community there, and we're all in this together.
Same for Discord (https://discord.geektogeekmedia.com) and Twitter (@geektogeekcast or #GeekToGeek). These are lifelines. Use them.

Working From Home Can Help Form New Habits

Void started intermittent fasting when he was working from home because he had complete control of his schedule.
Maybe you can start eating much healthier much easier when you can make food in your own kitchen for every meal.
It’s easier to sneak exercise into your routine when you have more control over your schedule. Instead of a full lunch break, maybe take that hour at the end of the day and go for a run or to the gym.
Working from home gives you a lot more flexibility than being in an office. We highly suggest you take advantage of that and get yourself a better quality of life.

G2G Smashfest: Coronavirus Edition!

G2G Smash Fest! We'll be playing Super Smash Bros Ultimate using the "For Fun" rules. More info and signups can be found here: https://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/kYhyntPMWU

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Disney Forever S1E15 - Saving Mr Banks (2013)

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This week’s featured presentation is Saving Mr. Banks (2013).  Void and Katie dive deep into the good and bad from all your favorite Disney movies week by week.  Listen along and join the conversation!


Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Geek to Geek S5E10 - Final Fantasy 7 Remake Demo and Final Fantasy Redux - “It bothered me a little bit”

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Void and Beej dive into thoughts on the Final Fantasy VII Remake Demo along with revisiting parts of Final Fantasy XIV and FFXV DLC.  We also dig into geekery with Dragon Quest X, some Star Wars novel thoughts, and Waking Sleeping Beauty.

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

Disney Forever S1E14 - Mary Poppins (1964)

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This week’s featured presentation is Mary Poppins (1964).  Void and Katie dive deep into the good and bad from all your favorite Disney movies week by week.  Listen along and join the conversation!


Thursday, February 27, 2020

Disney Forever S1E13 - Zootopia (2016)

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This week’s featured presentation is Zootopia (2016).  Void and Katie dive deep into the good and bad from all your favorite Disney movies week by week.  Listen along and join the conversation!


Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Geek to Geek S5E8 - The Witcher - “TV with beautiful people”

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With The Witcher TV show out on Netflix it has drawn Void and Beej back into thoughts about it.  BJ never found an onboarding point to the series before the show while Void is coming at it from the perspective of having seen the end of the series in The Witcher 3.  Not to mention the books and documentaries around the series!

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Disney Forever S1E12 - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

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This week’s featured presentation is 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954).  Void and Katie dive deep into the good and bad from all your favorite Disney movies week by week.  Listen along and join the conversation!


Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Geek to Geek S5E7 - Theater - “Technically… I have a theater degree”

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Void and Beej dive into theater discussion!  We both wish we could make it to the theater more often because we love the medium.  BJ recently got to see Hamilton and it renewed our thoughts on how much we enjoy it!

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Disney Forever S1E11 - Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier (1955)

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This week’s featured presentation is Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier (1955).  Void and Katie dive deep into the good and bad from all your favorite Disney movies week by week.  Listen along and join the conversation!


Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Geek to Geek S5E6 - Sick Days - “Curl up with a favorite… whatever”

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Void and Beej are both sick in new and interesting ways.  Void does a quick mini-sode on sick days and what we do when we’re sick.  Hopefully both hosts are back up and running at 100% next week!

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Disney Forever S1E10 - Enchanted (2007)

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This week’s featured presentation is Enchanted (2007).  Void and Katie dive deep into the good and bad from all your favorite Disney movies week by week.  Listen along and join the conversation!


Thursday, February 6, 2020

Disney Forever S1E9 - Sleeping Beauty (1959)

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This week’s featured presentation is Sleeping Beauty (1959).  Void and Katie dive deep into the good and bad from all your favorite Disney movies week by week.  Listen along and join the conversation!


Wednesday, February 5, 2020

S5E5 - Watchmen - “Space Zombies on the Moon”

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We dive into the Watchmen this week with impressions from the 2019 TV show on HBO as well as a little bit of a look back at the graphic novel and the movie adaptations.  We also get back around to our weekly geekery for the first time in a few weeks!

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Disney Forever S1E8 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

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This week’s featured presentation is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).  Void and Katie dive deep into the good and bad from all your favorite Disney movies week by week.  Listen along and join the conversation!


Thursday, January 30, 2020

Disney Forever S1E7 - Coco (2017)

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This week’s featured presentation is Coco (2017).  Void and Katie dive deep into the good and bad from all your favorite Disney movies week by week.  Listen along and join the conversation!