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

The special two part feature on The City Beautiful continues! Listen in as the Nerdstravaganza trio discuss some of their favorite things to see and do, as well as a few things they’d still like to experience, in O-Town, a tourism and entertainment destination any nerd is sure to love.

Orlando Flag

The NEWStravaganza –
New Star Wars Disney Resort
New Dr. Who Season
Apple to buy Disney?
Batman #21 (Read quickly!)
X-Men Gold #1 Controversy

Show Notes –
Walt Disney World
Universal Studios
Islands of Adventure (IoA)
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Busch Gardens (Tampa)
Sea World
Cloak and Blaster
Player 1
BART
Main Event V Play Virtual Reality
Gods and Monsters
Coliseum of Comics
Funspot
West Orange Cinema Five
OldTown
Wonderworks
A walk through Merlinwood (Pre-Harry Potter IoA)
Dueling Dragons
Enchanted Oak Tavern
Rumored Disney Gondola System
New Nintendo Land at Universal Studios

The gang’s back in the saddle after a long absence that saw Tom off on an extended trip to Orlando, FL. Listen as the Ganza crew sing the city’s praises in this first of a two part special feature.

Seal of Orlando

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
House of Cards on Netflix
Crossroads of Twilight
GAMA
Origins
Tabletop Day
STARWHAL
Star Wars Rebels
Your Name
Let it Die
Wrestlemania 33
Disney’s Coronado Springs
Main Event V Play Virtual Reality
Orlando Eye
Star Wars Celebration

Show Notes –

Orlando: Boomtown
Orlando: Not just theme parks
Orando: College Town
Downtown
International Drive
Orange County Convention Center
Maglev Train

Kam reports in from the American International Toy Fair while Tom toys with the idea of crashing a wild toy industry party next year.

Toy Land!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
IELLO Games
Move to Bremerton!
Sweet Toilet Tech
Tom’s New Throne

The NEWStravaganza –
VX Gas Attack? What is this, The Rock?
Dr. Who’s Next?
MST3K is back!
Japanese Mayonnaise Cafes (Eat your veggies!)
Will Cardiff Retain the Dr. Who Experience?
Promising exoplanets found a scant 39 light years away!

Show Notes –
Toy Fair in New York
The massive Javitz Center
(Hard-partying) Spin Master