Author Archives: Daniel Zuccarelli

Ep #00094 – Perpetual Geek Machine Podcast

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Another Friday, another Perpetual Geek Machine podcast!

In addition to audio goodness this particular podcast is available as a video google hangout! You even get a bit of bonus material in the video, as we typically take a mid show break and cut it out. This week we break down out favorite outdoor memorial day BBQ type games. What are yours?

Here’s the link to give Perpetual Geek Machine: Show #00094 a listen!

Ep #00092 – Perpetual Geek Machine Podcast

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This is one of those shows that’s sort of all over the place. Cons, boardgames, videogames, movies, pinball, ice cream flavors, etc. Then again, we don’t like anything half assed.. otherwise we wouldn’t be such huge geeks.

Come take a ride down the nerd highway with us, won’t you?

Here’s the link to give Perpetual Geek Machine: Show #00092 a listen!

Ep #00091 – Perpetual Geek Machine Podcast

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This one is mostly about videogames. But they cover such a wide range it serves as a good reminder that “videogame” means different things to all of us. Small indie games, HUGE rts games, hell even a game you play with your ears is talked about here.

This 5 Hit Combo might be one of my favorite ones yet, and runs WAY longer than normal… but it’s worth it. Hope you enjoy the show!
Give us a listen!
Here’s the link to give Perpetual Geek Machine: Show #00091 a listen!

Ep #00090 – Perpetual Geek Machine Podcast

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I could act like I know what’s in this episode, but I just don’t feel like lying to you this week. When it came for showtime my router/modem decided to not work which sidelined me for the show. Shame too, was looking forward to it. Now I get to enjoy it as a listener, like all of you!

Here’s the link to give Perpetual Geek Machine: Show #00090 a listen!

Best of 5 Hit Combo #00001 – Perpetual Geek Machine Podcast

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Bit of a different setup this week. Conflicting schedules, lack of interesting things to talk about, and a strong desire to cherry pick the back catalog resulted in this, our first Best of 5 Hit Combo episodes. We’re roughly 90 episodes into this mess, and we’ve been doing 5 Hit Combo since episode 1.

In all those episodes, a few have yielded some truly funny segments. Dan Zuccarelli has plucked a few of his favorites, and conscripted Kevin into editing them together so we can re-serve them up to you. Take a walk down memory lane with us won’t you?

Here’s the link to give Perpetual Geek Machine: Best of Show #00001 a listen!

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Ep #00089 – Perpetual Geek Machine Podcast

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This week’s show is very largely about Bioshock Infinite. While we stay as spoiler free as possible, especially since only 1/3rd of the people talking about it have completed it, we just wanted to state that up front. If you want to play the game and go in TOTALLY fresh you may want to skip over that segment of the show. I sense a spoiler filled podcast in the future about the game, but that won’t be for a little bit.

Here’s the link to give Perpetual Geek Machine: Show #00089 a listen!

Ep #00088 – Perpetual Geek Machine Podcast

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When this podcast hits episode 88, you’re gonna see some serious shit.

Sorry, had to. I guess this podcast does produce some serious shit, if by serious you mean only two of us showed up. Real life seemed to hit us on all fronts, leaving me (Dan) and Adam to recap PAX East 2013 as well as chat up about Tabletop Day, Doctor Who and Luigi’s Mansion. Plus some other assorted nonsense. We had fun making it, hope you do to listening.

Here’s the link to give Perpetual Geek Machine: Show #00088 a listen!

Ep #00087 – Perpetual Geek Machine Podcast

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This is a bit of a weird one, not only in day of delivery but in itinerary and cast as well. We set up shop in the bar of the Westin hotel in Boston, attached to the BCEC where PAX East 2013 was in swing and just recorded a podcast. Then we played some Cards Against Humanity. Most of us consumed alcohol the entire time. I wore a fez for a good part of the evening and I’d by lying if I said a horse head mask didn’t make an appearance.

We had some friends drop in, some listeners stop by and more. The whole night is a bit hazy so I’m not totally sure who was there when we actually recorded, but if you’re in the show you’ll know who you are.

Here’s the link to give Perpetual Geek Machine: Show #00087 a listen!

Ep #00086 – Perpetual Geek Machine Podcast

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Another Friday, another Perpetual Geek Machine podcast!

If you’re anything like us (and if you listen to this show you probably are) then there’s a good chance you’ll be heading to Boston for the 2013 edition of PAX East. Well, if that’s the case we’re here to serve up this week’s podcast early to guarantee earhole delivery before you hit the show. For those of you not going to the con… well…. early show!

Here’s the link to give Perpetual Geek Machine: Show #00086 a listen!

Ep #00085 – Perpetual Geek Machine Podcast

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Another Friday, another Perpetual Geek Machine podcast!

Dan and Rich both got down on some of the new Tomb Raider game, and came away with pretty different opinions about it. Kevin started diving into the DOTA 2 universe, and came away interested.

This week’s 5 Hit Combo has us going over our Top 5 fantasy Lego CUUSOO sets (a cool social network idea where you can create and submit your own Lego sets and have them voted on by the community with the potential to actually get them made and share in the profite!!You can learn more about by going to lego.cuusoo.com

Here’s the link to give Perpetual Geek Machine: Show #00085 a listen!

Ep #00084 – Perpetual Geek Machine Podcast

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Another Friday, another Perpetual Geek Machine podcast!

Regular listeners of the show should remember that not very long ago I (Dan) gave Adam a far amount of shit for watching Doctor Who. Well, I’ve watched 7 seasons of the show in roughly 4 weeks, so it’s safe to say my opinion has changed. I come clean here with Adam and you listeners, and make my case for why it’s an awesome show. You might also call this “eating crow.”

Hey man, I’m never above admitting when I’m wrong. I was wrong about Doctor Who and am full blown Whovian now.

Outside of that Kevin continues his tumble down the homebrew hole, and Rich and I warp through space in SpaceTeam.

Here’s the link to give Perpetual Geek Machine: Show #00084 a listen!

Ep #00083 – Perpetual Geek Machine Podcast

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Another Friday, another Perpetual Geek Machine podcast!

Not going to lie to you dear readers and listeners. I haven’t heard this show yet. As I sit here writing this it’s sitting in the hopper waiting to hit libsyn and all the various services. When I’m not on the show I like to download and listen to it like a “normal.” Could I grab the file and listen to it early? Sure, BUT THAT WOULD BE CHEATING.

So let’s all just sit here and wonder about what the show could possible cover. Oh, here’s an email from Kevin with a rundown. Ok, to the show notes!

Here’s the link to give Perpetual Geek Machine: Show #00083 a listen!

Ep #00082 – Perpetual Geek Machine Podcast

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Another Friday, another Perpetual Geek Machine podcast!

….Back from a (well deserved) hiatus. We’ve retooled the show a bit, tried to tighten things up to being you a meaner and leaner show.

Segment 1, which used to be everything we’ve been doing has been pared down to hopefully include more of what you’re actively interested in. 5 Hit Combo has been moved to the middle of the show. We decided we want the show to run about an hour, as our shows were creeping up in time and we don’t want to ask that much of your time. Anything time leftover after 5 Hit Combo will comprise a general bullshit session that will include more of what we’ve been doing, but back catalog type stuff. But always trying to be mindful of that hour time length.

This weeks show goes over time, which you can either believe happened because there’s 4 of us on the show, or we’re TERRIBLE at adhering to our own rules. Your choice.

Here’s the link to give Perpetual Geek Machine: Show #00082 a listen!

Adventure (& math) await in the card game Lost Cities

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Got my bags packed. Torches, rope, food, bedroll, bags of sand the exact weight as small golden idols. What am I forgetting? One can’t be too prepared, especially before embarking on a treasure hunting adventure. But all expeditions cost money, and not all will reap profit… though sadly very rarely do you know the outcome before heading off for adventure. Once you decide to head forth into the great unknown you better be ready to do what it takes to make money, lest you be left holding the proverbial bag (and not the kind filled with riches). Not only can a disastrous adventure not make you richer, it could easily make you much poorer.

Planning ahead through card management, mitigating your opponent’s success, and a bit of luck mark the keys to a successful endeavor in the card game Lost Cities

Let’s learn a little more about this terrific 2-Player game

Perpetual Geek Machine’s Top Thing of 2012 (and runners-up)

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Well. Another year in the rearview. Crazy. This year was pretty awesome for us, we hope you found more ups than downs in your own life. For the past week we’ve been running down our top 5 things of 2012 for each of us, as well as debated those lists to come to one singular item that we called Perpetual Geek Machine’s top 1 thing of the year.

After the break you’ll find our favorite thing, as well as the runner-ups in no particular order. Please download and enjoy both part 1 and part 2 of our year end podcast, and check out the individual lists for each of us on the site now.

Thanks for spending some time with us in 2012, and we look forward to the next trip around the sun ahead of us!

Top 5 Things of 2012: The Dan Zuccarelli Edition!

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We here at Perpetual Geek Machine think life as a nerd has been pretty spectacular in 2012. Great movies, games, tv shows and more. We’ve made friends with Nicole Kline, and then put her to work writing here! Rich got engaged, Dan bought a house. There’s a good chance Ryan and/or Bryan did something adorably Canadian. Kevin spent most of the year brewing beer and Adam made it through the latest Mayan apocalypse mostly unscathed!

Just like last year to celebrate the end of this trip round the sun we got together to run down our top 5 favorite things of the year. We then presented those during part 1 of our spectacular year end podcast. In part 2 of that podcast we whittle out lists down to a Top 5 to represent the site as a whole, and then 1 singular item that is Perpetual Geek Machine’s favorite thing of 2012. Last year The Muppets was our winner. What will take the crown this year? Listen to the podcast to find out!

2012 Holiday Geek Gift Guide – Odds & Ends

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We’re sadly at the end of our 2012 Holiday Gift Guides! We really hope that you’ve been enjoying them and have been sharing them with your friends and family. After going over Books, Board & card games, Sound & Vision and gifts for the geeky parents out there, we have a nice “catch-all” heading for those little chotchkies you see here and there. So, here’s our Odds & Ends suggestions for that special gift that should make the holiday awesome for the geek in your life.

2012 Holiday Geek Gift Guide – For the Geek Parent

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Shopping for geeks at the holidays is hard. Luckily we’re here to help! When you buy for the geek parent, let’s be honest: you’re really buying for the little geek(s) in his or her life. So here’s a list of gifts for the geek parents for their little geeks.

Thanks for looking and don’t forget to check out our previous gift guides: Books, Sound & Vision, Board & Card Games!

2012 – Holiday Geek Gift Guide – Board & Card Games

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Shopping for geeks at the holidays is hard, luckily we’re here to help! Alot of people think board games live and die with Monopoly and Clue, and that’s a real shame. There’s a whole plethora of fantastic games out there just waiting to be played, wonderfully crafted and ones that appeal to any age group and interest. Below is a list of our favorite games from 2012.

Whether the geek on your list is a Sci-Fi fan or a Fantasy nut, likes role playing or just rolling dice, there’s something on this list that they’d love to see under the tree!

2012 Holiday Geek Gift Guide – Sound & Vision

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Shopping for geeks at the holidays is hard, luckily we’re here to help! As nerds ourselves we know that when there’s something in stores that we want, we tend to just buy it then and there. So gauging what we could want under the tree is like trying to find oil just by throwing your shovel in the dirt.

We’re here to give you a bit of a roadmap, highlighting items that might’ve fallen just off the radar of the person on your shopping list. In part 2 one of our 2012 Holiday Geek Gift Guide we’re taking a look at the Music and Television centric gifts that would be welcome under any geek’s tree this holiday season. Enjoy!

And don’t miss Part 1, Books!