The Geekwave Episode 28: Technical Difficulties Live from GDC

Hey geeks!

First off, we’re happy to announce the winners of Geek Madness Round 2! We talk about it more in the podcast, but you can see the current standings here:

Geek Madness Bracket Round 3 Scaled

Round 3 is open as of right now! Click this link to go directly to the voting form. If you want more details about Geek Madness, you can always check out kuteradio.org/geekmadness.

Meanwhile, our very own Ollie is in San Francisco attending the Game Developers Conference! He’s meeting all sorts of cool people (See: photo of him with Tim Schafer above) and trying out all sorts of new tech. He calls in briefly during this episode.

Finally, we want to give out some reminders. Tomorrow night at 7pm, TESPA and The Geekwave are hosting Team Fortress 2 Game Night! It’s an online meetup, so just get on your computer at 7, log into our Discord server, and play some TF2 with us. Also, next week we’ll be at Salt Lake Comic Con’s FanXperience! We’re super excited to go, so be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to see our posts from the show floor.

Hope you University students had a good Spring Break, and have a good weekend!

Geek Madness Round 2

Woot woot! Round 1 is over, and boy was it fun! Our 32 Champions have now been reduced to 16, and my bracket is all sorts of screwed up! Sometimes you guys surprise us. I’m excited about the winners and the resulting Sweet 16 matchup.

So in round 1, we had only a couple of blowouts. Hideo Kojima completely destroyed Abby Sciuto, which may not be entirely surprising due to Abby’s position on the outskirts of the Geekdom. Likewise, Dumbledore demolished Futurama’s Bender, so sorry to whoever nominated those two television stars.

The winners who recieved 60-70% of the vote include Link beating Felicia Day, Adam Savage beating Mark Zuckerberg, Robin Williams beating Goku, Steven Spielberg beating Carl Sagan, Gandalf beating Gary Gygax, Isaac Asimov beating Alfred Pennyworth, Black Hat Guy beating Geralt, and John Williams beating myself (yay). Wil Wheaton was also able to beat Jessica Nigri, which you could probably argue was a popularity contest (which this is). The big upset to my bracket comes with Satoru Iwata beating Walt Disney, which I am completely fine with, but I definitely saw Disney garnering a lot more favor. Still, it was a hard matchup.

Our big topic for this round was the Captain America vs. Iron Man battle. This battle actually stayed tied for much of the race, and we delayed the closing of the poll just because it was so close. In the end though, Iron Man got a surge of votes and ended with 65% of votes. #TeamIronMan

Finally, there were two polls that ended with a less-than-ten percent spread. One of them was Stan Lee vs. The Doctor, a very noble fight between two massive geek icons. The other one was a little more surprising to those of us here at The Geekwave, and that was Avatar Aang vs. Darth Vader. With Darth Vader being such an ubiquitous part of The Geekdom, it was kind of awesome to see fans of The Last Airbender rally to get him so close to winning. In the end though, Stan Lee and Darth Vader still took the battles.

It’s always disappointing to see Geek Powerhouses go out in the first round because they were defeated by other Geek Powerhouses. Maybe next year we’ll have to do a losers bracket. For now though, Round 2 Voting is open over at kuteradio.org/geekmadness. Go check it out!

The Geekwave Episode 27: Geek Madness Round 1

Hey Geekdom,

Hope your week is filled with geeky goodness. On this weeks episode of The Geekwave we talk about Geek Madness! Round one is taking place over the next 72 hours so make sure to vote for your champions. Following that Round 2 will take place and then we have our next episode before Round 3! Make sure to vote in all the rounds to get as many entries as you can for our fantastic iHome prizes.

You can find the voting form and all of the details here: kuteradio.org/geekmadness.

You can also fill out the bracket and send to geekwave@kuteradio.org to earn some extra entries. Due date is March 14th at Noon!

There’s also a password in today’s episode that will get you extra entries, but it’s only valid for one week!

Also, Logan “Ollie” Erickson will be at GDC next week! Pay attention to all of our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates and coverage from the show floor.

Have a fantastic spring break everyone!

 

-The Geekwave