The Booket List Episode 1 – “All the Birds in the Sky” by Charlie Jane Anders

Sup Peeps!

Welcome to the first week of The Booket List. We are so very excited for you all to be listening to podcast and reading our blogs! We can’t wait to meet and interact with new people as the podcast grows.  In this week’s podcast we talk about our reasons behind starting The Booket List, and what our visions for it are. After that we dive right into last month’s Book, which was All the Birds in the Sky, by Charlie Jane Anders.  Word of caution, if you are planning on reading this book do not listen to the discussion in the podcast, it is far too ridden with spoilers. Instead go check out Chris’ SPOILER FREE REVIEW. We hope you enjoy the conversation. Feel free to voice your own opinion by commenting on the Podcast! If you have and questions or comments feel free to contact us at k.workman@kuteradio.org or c.swensen@kuteradio.org.

Till next week!

  • Kimmy and Chris

 

The Geekwave Episode 46: Infamy. Infamy Everywhere

What’s up Geekdom!?

This week on The Geekwave we catch up with Reed after his study abroad in China. We’ll talk about which languages are the hardest for English speakers to learn, and then we learn that Solar can speak in really broken Spanish.

Next up, we talk about New World Interactive’s new game, “Day of Infamy“. The game was released through Steam Early Access, and Ollie’s given it a go. As far as first impressions go, he gives the game two thumbs up!

Speaking of infamy, we’re all excited to see Suicide Squad! We’ll talk about our expectations of the movie, Solar expresses his strong opinion of Movie Critics, and then Ollie splits into the awesomeness that is The Transformer Movies. After a related topic change to Mark Wahlberg, we head right back to Suicide Squad and the DC Universe. We’ll discuss all the controversy over the newest rendition of Harley Quin, and other issues we see through anonymity and the internet.

Thanks for tuning into The Geekwave this week. Also, Check out The Geekwave’s new YouTube Channel!  We’ve got our first video where the Geekwave plays Halo, and our newest video with Solar and DecreeB playing the Yooka-Laylee Toybox.

Geekout Peeps!

 

 

P.S. No Ollies were harmed in the making of this episode.

The Geekwave Episode 44: Geekwave 4th Gen

Yo, geekdom!

This week on The Geekwave we’re introducing you to our three new hires: Chris, Izzy, and Kyler. I could go into detail about who they are, but I’m going to let them do it for you. They’re going to tell you what they do, what they geek out about, and what Pokémon Go teams they’re on, with plenty of sun praising thrown into the mix. Feel free to follow Chris and Kyler on Twitter while we work on assimilating Izzy into social media.

   

Update: we found Izzy’s Twitter.

Speaking of Pokémon, we talk about it plenty. Turns out we as a team are now divided three different ways. We also answer the question you’ve probably been asking for years: are Pokémon worth more than porn? Also, definitely check out Kimmy’s first blog post about Pokémon Go.

https://www.facebook.com/geekwave/posts/871615719608900

 

We’re also currently doing a giveaway for Star Trek Beyond tickets, so check out this post by Solar to find out how to win.

And, as always, geek out!

-The Geekwave

The Geekwave Episode 40: It Gets Steamy!

Hello Geekdom,

We all hope you are enjoying the Steam Summer Sale which started yesterday, June 23rd. If you were unaware of this, email us and we will help you. This week on The Geekwave we talk about the Warcraft movie and all the great success it has had. Solar and Lee both saw the movie  and they give a spoiler free review. It definitely receives two thumbs up. To say the least, if you enjoy video games you should probably go see it.

Then we talk Star Wars. Their have been a lot of cool announcements about Star Wars: Rogue One. You can checkout the announcement on the Star Wars Website. To wrap it up, we get steamy. As already mentioned, Steam Summer Sale has begun. Until July 4th their will be endless deals and happiness in the gaming world. Remember to have a plan and set a budget. Hopefully your wallet will come out alive. If you like funny videos and want an accurate representation of the Steam Summer Sale, watch this: Lord of The Sales. Enjoy the episode and happy spending. Geekout!

-The Geekwave

The Geekwave Episode 39: Dreams of E3

Hello Geeks!

We hope you enjoyed E3 as much as we did. This week on The Geekwave we talk about our favorite games demoed this year at “Geek3” eh eh, no… ok. While Logan is out Kimmy, Solar, and The Neuschwanderer will be your guides for all the new game announcements.

So many games were released and teased at E3 this year that we could never cover them all, but here it goes. Some of the games that we wanted to talk about include Horizon Zero Dawn, Halo Wars 2, Dead Stranding, For Honor, Sea of Thieves, Titanfall 2, Final Fantasy XV, God of War 4, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Gears of War 4 to name a few.

The episode starts with a moment of silence and a word from Solar about the shooting at Orlando. The Geekwave wants to let you know how we feel about this horrible tragedy. As well as the death of our fellow Geek Christina Grimmie. They may be gone, but they will forever remain in our hearts.

Afterwords we talk about Sony’s sweeping performance at E3 and Sony’s new VR gear. Next up to bat is the beautiful Horizon Zero Dawn  and how The Witcher’s Gwent is getting its own game. Everyone want to be like Hearthstone now, don’t they…link to register for the beta right here.  Later, Lee reminisces his childhood with the Gears of War series, while Kimmy and Solar have a moment over the new footage for the Legend of Zelda game.

Finally, we wrap up the episode with our most anticipated games from E3. With E3 coming to an end and the Summer Steam sales looming, we at The Geekwave wish your wallet the best of luck and a speedy recovery. Geekout!

-The Geekwave

The Geekwave Episode 38: The Browave

Hey what’s up Geekdom!

Hope everyone had a fabulous time at Salt Lake Gaming Con. We cannot wait until next year!

We got a special bro-tastic episode for you and make sure to listen all the way through, because we have a give away on this episode and in the episode we say the keyword!

Last week we interviewed Josh from Kickbomb Entertainment about his new game Legacy of The Elder Star. The game released this Tuesday, June 7th and now we have 3 Steam Keys to giveaway. Type your email address and the keyword into the Google form right here:

(Note: if for some reason, the form above isn’t working, you can always email us your code word at geekwave@kuteradio.org)

We will select 3 random winners on the next episode and send you a steam key. Make sure to stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter along with all this summers episodes cause we have lots of giveaways.

On this episode of the Geekwave, Ollie forgot how to tell time and was very late. Nonetheless, Solar and Lee “The Neuschwanderer” had some chill bro time. Once Ollie finally arrived, we did a nice Salt Lake Gaming Con Wrap up. Overall, it gets three game hardened thumbs up. We now love LARPing. Checkout our video of Ollie and Lee dueling at the con! Come on, who wouldn’t want to hit each other with foam swords? Besides, we use to do that with plastic lightsabers that would make your fingers bleed. Really this is just less barbaric.

Then we talk table top games and Ollie educates us on Warmachine. Solar also preaches about Kickstarter and the game Finding Gravity made by University of Utah Students. You should definitely go back it. To end it all we have a science quiz and Ollie and Lee cannot remember the order of the planets. There is much, much more, including the keyword for the Legacy of The Elder Star giveaway, but those are the highlights. Have a great weekend, stay cool and geekout!

 

-The Geekwave

The Geekwave Episode 37: The Big Utah Games Episode

What is up Geekdom! :)

We are recording from the floors of the second annual Salt Lake Gaming Con at the Sandy Expo Center. This event is a gamers’ paradise with countless games to play, demo and enjoy. There is still one day left, so don’t hesitate to come on down.

SLGC has a special place in our geek hearts since at the original Salt Lake Gaming Con, The Geekwave did its first episode. So far we have had a pretty good run. This year The Utah Games Guild has been so courteous to let us use their booth for the episode and Fresco Press has generously donated t-Shirts for us to give away on Facebook. Make sure to like this episodes Facebook post for a chance to win. If you win show up at the Fresco Press Booth on Saturday, June 4th and pick up your t-shirt. The three prizes are a visually pleasing Boba Fett t-shirt or one of two Salt Lake Gaming Con shirts.

On this special episode, we sit down with three different development teams from The Utah Games Guild. To start it off, we speak to Lanie a director of The Utah Games Guild and Josh the developer of Legacy of The Elder Star. We chat it up about the con and Josh’s game which releases on June 7th. In fact, we will have some Steam Keys to give away next week. Legacy of The Elder Star is a really fun and pretty action shooter that is accessible to everyone. Definitely check it out!

Next up, we talk to Marc and Dave, two of three brothers who have been working on Crashnauts, a futuristic, 2D, local-multiplayer and insanely entertaining game. Growing up playing similar games these brothers bonded. Wanting to give others a similar experience and drawing inspiration from games like Towerfall Ascension, Crashnauts was born. Make sure to stay tuned for more updates from these rocking developers!

Last but not least, we sat down with David and Nick developers of We Need to Go Deeper. This co-op, submarine experience inspired by 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea is a blast for a group of sea hardened or not sea hardened friends. We hear what it is like to switch engines and we are not talking about on the yellow submarine. From Game Maker to Unity, We Need to Go Deeper is a great time and we look forward to trying to captain our own submarine in the future.

Once again, like the Facebook post, checkout Salt Lake Game Con and don’t forget to geekout!

 

-The Geekwave

The Geekwave Episode 35: We Get a New Theme Song

Hellooooooooo Geekdom,

We hope you missed us as we took a break from being geeks…not! We just didn’t do an episode and the break was nice. But now we are so excited to be back and ready for this awesome geektacular summer!

Don’t worry you aren’t hearing things! You may notice that the music leading into this episode is fresh, new and fantastic. We finally got bored of our free YouTube music. Conquer Monster has a done a wonderful job of creating our new theme song, Geek Dream. So a big thank you to Joshua Faulkner and Daniel Romero, the members of Conquer Monster, for giving us a new sound! It has been a real pleasure working with them. It was so great, we just had to have Joshua on an episode.

Photo Credits: Joshua Oman

Photo Credits: Joshua Oman

So we sat down and chatted it up about Conquer Monster. Joshua gives us the behind the scenes details about how they do their Electro Sci-Fi musical magic using dinosaur aged computers, Game Boys and other old pieces of technology. He shares some fun stories and lastly, we get the low down on their new album Metatransit. This is no normal album. In fact, this album actually accompanies the Purge Worlds comic books by Black Omen Comics. The music is meant to give you a feel for the world and is best listened to when readying the comic. So make sure to pick up a copy of the comic and the sound track. While your at it, hit up Conquer Monster on Facebook and Twitter. You can listen to all their music on Bandcamp and SoundCloud. You can also download Geek Dream for free on their Bandcamp. Yay for free stuff!

To wrap up the episode, Lee gives us a very in depth review of DOOM and it gets a rating of six slices of pizza out of 8. Definitely a thumbs up! Then Solar lets us know about all the fun events happening in the near future, including this weekend’s Steamfest and next weekend’s Imperial Ball. Make sure to look for us at Salt Lake Game Con. Have a great weekend and geekout!

 

 

-The Geekwave