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.

E3 2021 Nintendo Direct Wrap-Up

Nintendo wowed us with Link, Samus, Wario, and even 'Advance Wars' Andy in this year's E3 Nintendo Direct presentation.

June 15, 2021

Dad Deserves a Nintendo Switch: A GeekDad Father’s Day Gift Guide

If you're looking for the ideal gift for your own GeekDad, few things are as rewarding and versatile as a…

June 11, 2021

‘Game Builder Garage’ on Nintendo Switch Is the Perfect Companion for Summertime Learning

If you're looking for a way to challenge and inspire yourself and your loved ones with interactive lessons in video…

June 10, 2021

GeekDad First Look – ‘Mario Golf: Super Rush’ for Nintendo Switch

With Speed Golf, the return of an RPG-style Adventure Mode, and solid support for couch and online multiplayer, 'Mario Golf:…

June 3, 2021

GeekDad First Look – ‘Game Builder Garage’ for Nintendo Switch

'Game Builder Garage' is an innovative video game creation toolset complete with a series of pre-determined tutorials projects---some seven in…

May 27, 2021

Track Your Statuses in Style With ‘D&D’-Friendly Dungeon Bones

Simplify status effects with Dungeon Bones condition chips.

May 21, 2021

GeekDad First Look — ‘DC Super Hero Girls: Teen Power’ for Nintendo Switch

With plenty of nods to DC comics canon and a more family-friendly approach perfect for the younger 'Super Hero Girls'…

May 14, 2021

Bring a Little Music Into Your Life With Loog Guitars

Loog's miniature acoustic guitars have been on the market for a while now; you might even remember their initial 2011…

May 6, 2021

Pretty as a Picture: GeekDad Reviews ‘New Pokémon Snap’ for Nintendo Switch

'New Pokémon Snap' is a perfect family-friendly gaming experience that even the youngest Pokémon fan can appreciate, and, like 'Animal…

April 28, 2021

Celebrate #MAR10 With ‘Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury’

'Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury' is an ideal pick-up for gamers of all (feline) stripes.

March 10, 2021

Oh Snap! It’s the ‘Pokémon’ Franchise’s 25th Anniversary

Wishing a very happy Pokémon Day to you and yours, and many happy returns to our friends at the Pokémon…

February 27, 2021

How Nintendo Saved My Housebound Holiday

Here is a look at our current favorites---some brand new and a few perennial picks---that continue to keep our spirits…

December 23, 2020

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 111: The Great Xmas Garbage Fire

I may not be Santa Claus, but I am an out-of-shape, bearded elf, and in this economy, you take what…

December 20, 2020

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 110: Land of the Lost

In this episode, we take a look back at a summer spent in quarantine---in the most musical way possible.

December 3, 2020

Hardcore History — ‘Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light’

It's rather strange to admit that I'm excited about the re-release of a 30-year-old tactical RPG, and yet here we…

December 2, 2020

Empower Your Kids to Code With QPi Kits [#ad]

QPi Kits encourage problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity to help prepare your kids not only for the job market but…

November 25, 2020

A Meal Fit for a King: Thanksgiving With ‘Heroes’ Feast’

In our house, this year's Thanksgiving dinner is based on recipes from the newly released 'Heroes Feast: The Official D&D…

November 24, 2020

Stakes Are High in ‘Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity’

Even if other 'Warriors' games have left you cold, even if 'Zelda' spin-offs just aren't your bag, even if you…

November 18, 2020

Wonderfully Retro – Game & Watch: ‘Super Mario Bros.’

I simply adore my 'Super Mario Bros.' Game & Watch and can't help but enthusiastically recommend it---especially to old school…

November 18, 2020

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 109: The Creature Among Us

Just in time for Halloween, Radio Free Hipster is back!

October 29, 2020

‘Pikmin 3 Deluxe’ Is (Still) Out of This World

Whether this is your first flight or a return visit to PNF-404, 'Pikmin 3 Deluxe' manages to bring charm and…

October 28, 2020

‘Beasts & Behemoths’ – Another Excellent Entry in the ‘Dungeons & Dragons Young Adventurer’s Guide’ Series

'The Young Adventurer's Guides' are a perfect starting place for new 'Dungeons & Dragons' gamers, and the latest installment, 'Beasts…

October 25, 2020

This Is the Way (To the Baby Yoda Ugly Christmas Sweater)

Here at GeekDad, we celebrate no holiday until it is time. That makes this a notable exception.

October 19, 2020

10 Things Parents Should Know About ‘Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit’

This Friday, 'Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit' comes… well, home. Here are 10 things you should know before you consider…

October 14, 2020

Pamper Your MacBook With Harber London Leather Goods

With the holiday season fast approaching, the Harber London Slim Leather MacBook Sleeve is an ideal gift for someone special…

October 9, 2020

A GeekDad Preview of ‘Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit’

In my rundown of 'Super Mario Bros.' 35th-anniversary highlights, I said 'Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit' was "sure to be…

October 1, 2020

5 Classic Halloween Specials (That Aren’t ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’)

There's more to Halloween television viewing than just 'It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.' Here are five classics to rediscover…

October 1, 2020

Explore the Space In-Between With the WaterField Field Sling Bag

WaterField's latest is a compact sling (or backpack) that's hard to resist.

September 25, 2020

Tervis Celebrates Your Favorite Fandoms With Limited Edition Drinkware

Tervis continues to roll out amazing new designs throughout September for fans of Marvel and DC Comics, 'Stars Wars,' 'Transformers,'…

September 18, 2020

A Glorious Blast From the Past: GeekDad Reviews ‘Super Mario 3D All-Stars’

'Super Mario 3D All-Stars' is playable a history lesson, a treatise on the evolution of Mario in his fun and…

September 16, 2020

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