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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. At this moment, he is likely thinking about clothes or playing video games. Possibly both.

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 104: Decade of Dorkadence

Before diving into the '20s, we pause to take a look back at the twenty-teens, a decade that brought us…

Geek Links: Take a Tuneful Tour of Universal Studios Japan’s Super Nintendo World

A new promo video from Swedish electro duo Galantis and English vocalist Charli XCX provides fans the world over with…

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 103: Got the Time

We close out 2019 in style with D&D Sluggers, Autocorrect, and Alpha Chrome Yayo. 

Alpha Chrome Yayo Takes Us Back to ‘Galaxy High’

The 1986 CBS sci-fi animated series 'Galaxy High' seemingly had everything going for it. It was created by visionary filmmaker…

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 102: Tio de Nadal

This episode of Radio Free Hipster is Christmassy. Very Christmassy. Possibly too Christmassy? I don't know; you be the judge.

End Your Gaming Year on a High Note With ‘Pokémon Sword’ and ‘Pokémon Shield’

After a banner year for the Nintendo Switch, it's no surprise that the system's last major release of 2019, 'Pokémon…

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 101: Aperitif

Radio Free Hipster is back... just in time to help shake you from your post-Thanksgiving food coma.

Bust a Move This Holiday Season With ‘Just Dance 2020’ for Nintendo Switch

When Nintendo of America sent my family a 'Just Dance' party pack—complete with snacks and silly hats and, of course,…

Kickstarter Alert: ‘The Sasquatch Before Christmas’

Christmas is a time for family togetherness and storytelling, a time for merriment and mirth, a time for man-eating cryptids…

From the Clouds Above – GeekDad Reviews the Google Stadia

Google Stadia is an incredibly ambitious project that actually fulfills its promise, but it may be 2020 before all of…

GeekDad Unboxing: A Look at the Google Stadia Founder’s Edition

Set for release next week, Google's Stadia service seeks to bring cloud gaming to the masses.

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 100: Double-Triple

Celebrate the significance of a totally arbitrary number with Glenn Case, Shael Riley, Rai Kamishiro, and me, your humble host.

The Future Is Now – Bring Home ‘Batman Beyond: The Complete Series Deluxe Edition’ on Blu-Ray

'Batman Beyond: The Complete Series Deluxe Edition' is available now from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Buy it today for a…

All in the Family: ‘Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy – Deluxe Edition’ for Nintendo Switch

If talking dogs, rotating character wardrobes, and solving mysteries for London's eccentric one-percenters sounds like your idea of a good…

‘Marvel’s Hero Project’ Is Must-Stream TV

Over the weekend I was afforded an early look at some of the new original content soon to be available…

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 99: Snark of the Beast

Start your Halloween off right with music from mc chris, Mikey Mason, Steve Goodie, and a pair of selections from…

Who You Gonna Call? – GeekDad Reviews ‘Luigi’s Mansion 3’

Capture pesky spirits with decidedly niche technology, save your friends from the spectral clutches of a big bad, cause massive…

Celebrate Halloween With Play Nintendo

If you're looking for arts, crafts, and online activities to share with even the most timid trick-or-treaters, look no further…

The Analogue Pocket Brings Elegance to the Game Boy Line

Analogue's upcoming Pocket looks to be the ultimate in Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance gaming, but…

Curse That Sexy Dragon! – GeekDad Reviews ‘Ring Fit Adventure’

'Ring Fit Adventure' awards intension above intensity and praises attitude above accuracy; in doing so, it gamifies exercise in a…

‘Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition’ Is an Adventure for the Ages

Though your early autumn videogame backlog may already be substantial, don't let 'Dragon Quest XI S' pass you by.

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 98: Scream, Zacula, Scream!

We get the (Halloween) party started with frightful delights from Wordburglar, Alpha Chrome Yayo, MC Lars, and Mega Ran.

Get a Glimpse at Upcoming Disney+ Series ‘Marvel’s Hero Project’

'Marvel's Hero Project' shines the spotlight on children doing the extraordinary, kids leveraging their great power and even greater responsibility…

WaterField’s New Slip Case Is a Perfect Fit for the Nintendo Switch Lite

What makes the WaterField Slip Case different from all the other Nintendo Switch Lite cases on the market? In a…

MC Lars and Mega Ran’s ‘The Dewey Decibel System’ Gets Grammy Nod and Special Vinyl Release

'The Dewey Decibel System,' a lit-hop masterwork from rappers MC Lars and Mega Ran, recently made the shortlist for Grammy…

The Family Fun and Multiplayer Mayhem of ‘Super Kirby Clash’

'Super Kirby Clash' shines in local multiplayer; the only thing really holding it back is its slant toward in-game purchases.

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 97: Funky Business

Fall into new music from Jesse Dangerously, Coolzey, Boy Meets Robot, and Heosphoros.

10 Things Parents Should Know About the Nintendo Switch Lite

The Nintendo Switch Lite is the latest example of Nintendo's long tradition of stellar handheld gaming systems.

Dream On – ‘The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening’ for Nintendo Switch

'The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening' is just as enjoyable and rewarding in 2019 as it was in 1993.

A Closer Look at the SpongeBob SquarePants X Timberland 6-Inch Waterproof Boots

Would I recommend the SpongeBob SquarePants X Timberland 6-Inch Waterproof Boots? Yes, undoubtedly.