E3 means games, games, and more games, and for Tom and Brian it means talk, talk, and more talk. Listen in as they discuss mid-lifecycle system revisions, confusing naming conventions, and, of course, some Switch.

E3!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Morikami Museum in Boca Raton, FL
Sushi & Stroll at the Morikami
Oshogatsu at the Morikami
Apple WWDC
AltConf
Android Statue Garden
Tom’s new MacBook Pro
Wonder Woman
Dragon Quest VII

Show Notes –
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Metroid Prime 4
PS4 Pro
Xbox One X
Wherefore 4K support?

There may be no more satin tights, but she can still stop a war with love. She’s Wonder Woman, and in this episode on The Nerdstravaganza Podcast, Kam and Brian discuss her long-awaited DCEU debut.

All the world's waiting for you, and the power you possess. source: http://www.lyricsondemand.com/tvthemes/wonderwomanlyrics.html

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Butterbeer
1953 Corvette Model
The Wizard of Lies
Daimyo’s Fall

The NEWStravaganza –
NASA Sunglasses
AI Predicts How Long You’ll Live
Crunchyroll’s Success

Show Notes –
Wonder Woman
Patty Jenkins Saves DCEU
Women-only Screenings

In the best-selling 251st episode of The Nerdstravaganza Podcast, the geeks talk about brick and mortar retail, and what hope they stand in a future of online ordering and ever faster shipping.

Buy my junk! Buy my junk!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
MegaCon
Medieval Times
WonderWorks
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Batman Arkham Knight
Final Fantasy XV

The NEWStravaganza –
Alison Haislip Becomes Iello Brand Ambassador
Armed Man at Phoenix Comicon

Show Notes –
Commissioned Positions Going Away?
Showrooming
Third-Party Amazon Sellers
GameStop to Stock Tabletop

In a closing chapter of an unintended trilogy about the fine art of film, the Ganzartistes turn what was supposed to be a straightforward episode about franchises they’d like to see continued into one about perpetual indentureship in service to shared entertainment.

The reel never ends.

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Megacon
Wonderworks
Disney World
Universal Studios Orlando
Ninja Lounge
Deception: Murder in Hong Kong
TSA Pre
Samsung SmartThings
Fitbit Zip
Batman: Arkham Knight
Final Fantasy XV

The NEWStravaganza –
James Webb Space Telescope
Ikea Smart Lights
Google to track consumer spending

Show Notes –
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell no Tales
Alien: Covenant
Star Wars
Transformers
The Fast and the Furious

With Summer movies still on the mind, now is the perfect time to join a “rebooted” cast starring Tim, Ryan, and Chet as they weigh film franchise reboots against universe building and cite some examples to tilt the scales.

Haven't we seen this one before?

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Video Game Concert at Miami Dade College
Alien: Covenant
Disneyland
Hyperspace Mountain
Tom’s (Tim’s) deceased Roomba, Elmer, in happier times

The NEWStravaganza –
Tom Hardy Announced for Spiderman
Inflatable Moe’s Tavern
Kam (Chet) might be something about ethnic motoring

Show Notes –
Roseanne Reboot
Spider-Man
Spider-Man Reboot
Spider-Man Reboot Reboot
Star Wars Prequels
Self-destructing Force sensitive droid
The Sun Crusher
The World isn’t ready for Wonder Woman…
…but we are!

Now that the 2017 summer movie season is here in full force, the nerds gather ’round the popcorn to discuss The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and the blockbusters left to follow.

Aw, man! A hat? C'mon!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
PAX Tickets
Origins Game Fair
Free Comic Book Day

The NEWStravaganza –
$1.4M Darth Vader Head
Tender Wings of Desire
Tesla Solar Roof

Show Notes –
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Snatched
Wonder Woman
Alien: Covenant
Transformers: The Last Knight
Spider-Man: Homecoming
The Big Sick
Baywatch
The Mummy
The Dark Tower

While not aptly described as a genre, videogame music is a category of music near and dear to many a nerd’s heart.  In this episode, Brian inspires a conversation about some memorable game music by singing the praises of a current favorite.

Pixelization makes it VGM!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
The Wheel of Time
Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Tabletop Day at The Adventure Game Store
Free Comic Book Day
Worx Landroid Robo-mower
Philips Hue
Akira at Cinerama

The NEWStravaganza –
IBM’s free flash drives with baked-in malware
Burning HIV to a CRISPR
Fyre Festival (a flaming disaster)
PAX Unplugged, where Kam will be with Iello Games

Show Notes (Featured Soundtracks and Songs) –
Let it Die
Final Fantasy 6
Wild Arms
Super Mario Bros. Underground Theme
Dr. Wily’s Castle from Megaman II
Castlevania 2: Simon’s Quest
Ernest Evans
Suikoden – Black Forest
Bioshock
Alan Wake

After the recent hubbub over online identities, the nerds ponder what famous personas they may have met in their years on the ‘net.

Do you know how hard it is to find a picture of an anonymous user without a Guy Fawkes mask on?

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
World of Warcraft
Mac & Chess
Philips Hue Smart LED Lights

The NEWStravaganza –
It’s Mario Time at Target!
Super Mario Happy Meals
Scientists Create Artificial Womb

Show Notes –
N.H. Lawmaker Identified as Internet Misogynist
R.A. Salvatore Talks About Playing EverQuest
Peter Mayhew on reddit
Game Designer Attempts Suicide After Angry Kickstarter Comments
No Man’s Sky Update Imminent