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Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Amazon Acquires Comixology

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Yesterday’s big news — at least for folks who are fans of drawings with words — concerned Amazon.com’s acquisition of digital comics platform Comixology. The open letter to readers from co-founder David Steinberger didn’t exactly get into the finer points of the deal, but it did specifically mention Amazon’s wildly successful Kindle reader line and the fact that Comixology “will retain its identity as an Amazon subsidiary.” Continue reading

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Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Yoshi, Disney, Pokémon Bring Cuteness to the 3DS

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Spring brings with it longer days, warmer night and the first hints of the summer video game doldrums. With all the big holiday releases now firmly behind us and the new generation of consoles at last becoming the current generation of consoles, things are beginning to quiet down on the new release front. Nintendo’s portable, however, seems to be bucking the trend with a trio of adorable new titles to keep you preoccupied in this new season of pollen and short pants. Continue reading

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Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Sweet Simplicity — Playing Card Wars IRL

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When I reviewed Card Wars, the latest iOS game to spring to wonderful life from the delightfully demented world of Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, some of you seemed equally interested in hearing my take on the real-world equivalent. This was, of course, all the prodding I needed to beg Cryptozoic Entertainment for a copy of their already hard-to-find Finn vs. Jake Collector’s Pack. Continue reading

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Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Kickstarter Alert — Andrew Allen Trio: The Music of Marvel & DC

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If you enjoyed the previous musical Kickstarters from Andrew Allen and Coverville Records – 2012′s Smooth Federation and last year’s Free Play – you’ll certainly want to take a look at their latest endeavor. Continue reading

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Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

We’ve Got Movie Sign! — Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXIX

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With last week’s big reveal that Mystery Science Theater 3000 will be returning to television screens today — National Geographic Channel will air three RiffTrax episodes with Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett reprising the roles of Tom Servo and Crow this very evening — you’d be forgiven if you missed the other big MST3K news: the DVD release of Volume XXIX from Shout Factory. Continue reading

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Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

ThinkGeek’s Free Shipping Offer Is No Joke

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ThinkGeek has a storied tradition of pulling our collective leg on April Fools’ Day, but today’s free shipping promotion ain’t no joke! Continue reading

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Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Rockabye Baby! Takes on The Clash

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As a guy whose friends routinely release songs about Pokémon and My Little Pony, I know I’m lucky to regularly find tunes that my whole family can enjoy. Still, there are times when my choice of a drive-time soundtrack is inappropriate or just plain unappealing to the kids. That’s why I found the latest Rockabye Baby! collection so intriguing. Continue reading

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Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Rokform Has Your Series 5 iPhone Covered

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After years spent auditioning device cases to find the perfect one for my iPhone 4s, the family and I have at last upgraded to the iPhone 5 series. Which, of course, means I have to do it all again. And don’t think I’m not gonna enjoy it! Continue reading

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Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Win Transformers: Armada — The Complete Series

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Armada stands out as a particularly interesting point in the Transformers franchise’s history. In the early 2000s this series marked a total reboot to Transformers continuity, and, along with sequels Energon and Cybertron, made up the first portion of what is known as the Unicron Trilogy. Continue reading

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Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Mysteries, Monkeys, Music and More: A Nintendo Review Round-up

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With new entries in the Professor Layton and Donkey Kong Country series and interesting new innovations on both the Wii U and 3DS front, Nintendo is currently monopolizing my daily game time! Continue reading

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Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

Pokémon on Netflix Today

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Saturday morning cartoons got you down? You’re in luck, friend! As of today you can (at long last) watch the iconic Pokémon animated series on Netflix’s streaming service. Continue reading

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Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.

More Adventure Time, Regular Show on Blu-ray and DVD

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Cartoon Network knows what you want, and what you want is weird cartoons featuring talking animals. Apparently. Continue reading

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Z. is a proud father of two, Managing Editor of the GeekDad blog, a multiple Parsec award-winning podcaster and a lover of nerd music and culture.