Episode 106 – Snape’s Littlefinger Nov14

Episode 106 – Snape’s Littlefinger...

It’s the only podcast who wishes the Justice League was a little more limited, it’s Infinity +1! Join Jason, Allison, and Kyle as they open up some Saved Files from a very busy month and reiterate how much they enjoyed Thor: Ragnarok. Then, in the second segment, we examine what happens when great characters make not-so-great choices about love. What can we learn about the difference between obsession and love from characters like Professor Snape or Littlefinger? Allison’s article The Ickiness Of Mistaking Obsession For Love might just have some answers. Question of the Week: If you could transform into a mythical beast at will, what would it be? The music in the break is “North Hill Transit Speedrun” by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @GeekWrites Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Geekdom House on YouTube: Geekdom House Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 105 –  I Wanna Ragnarok! Nov07

Episode 105 – I Wanna Ragnarok!...

It’s the only podcast with a Fenrir-skin rug, it’s Infinity +1! Join Jason, Allison, returning guest Kyla Neufeld as they prepare to discuss their feelings about Thor: Ragnarok with a deity-themed Question of the Week and an appropriately bonkers edition of Conundrum. Then, in the second segment, it’s a FULL SPOILER discussion about what we all thought of the latest addition to Marvel’s cinematic catalogue. If you want to avoid spoilers, stay in the first half of this episode! Question of the Week: Who’s the most compelling fictional deity? The music in the break is “It’s Not Old Skool It’s Classic” by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @GeekWrites Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Geekdom House on YouTube: Geekdom House Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 104 – A Grimm Outlook Oct31

Episode 104 – A Grimm Outlook...

It’s the only podcast that calls the real wold the Right Side Up—it’s Infinity +1! Join Jason, Allison, and Kyle as they ask and appropriately spooky Question of the Week, recount their weekend at Central Canada Comic-Con, and bask as Allison awards October’s Sweetdiculous Award Then, in the second segment, we put a spotlight on the limited series of Area of Effect—reading through Grimm’s fairy tales to see what can be gleaned from them today. We focus on Allison’s article Reading Grimm: It’s Always A Woman’s Fault to see what parts of old fables can still be valuable to us today. Question of the Week: Who’s your favourite monster? Sweetdiculous Award Paperbeatsrock The music in the break is “It’s Not A Keygen” by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @GeekWrites Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Geekdom House on YouTube: Geekdom House Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

MCU Watchalong: Thor (2011) Oct26

MCU Watchalong: Thor (2011)...

The heroes of Earth have begun to assemble, but all is not well in Asgard. Join Jason Dueck, Michael Boyce, and Allison Barron as they make fun of Thor’s narrow wrists and smash their coffee cups in time with the next origin in the Marvel movie catalogue—Thor. Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Michael’s Twitter: @mwboyce Allison’s Twitter: @GeekWrites Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 103 – Save Your Progress Oct24

Episode 103 – Save Your Progress...

It’s the only podcast whose food is always problematic—it’s Infinity +1! Join Jason, Kyle, and special guest Aaron Thiessen as they load up some Saved Files from a trailer-heavy month and share some stories from Jason’s recent trip to Toronto before asking a Question of the Week about favourite nerd lingo. Then, in the second segment, The Importance of Rest and Save Points by Matt Civico call our attention to the way video games use rest as a mechanic. How can we better utilize rest and slowing ourselves down in everyday interactions? Listen on and find out! Question of the Week: What’s your most-used undercover quote? The music in the breaks is “GB Hauz” by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @GeekWrites Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Geekdom House on YouTube: Geekdom House Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 102 – John Williams Listening Party Oct17

Episode 102 – John Williams Listening Party...

It’s the only podcast with a John Williams score for a theme song, it’s Infinity +1! This week Jason, Allison, and Dustin do something special. There may be no greater impact on geek culture from a singular person moreso than composer John Williams. From Indiana Jones to E.T. to a little film called Star Wars, Williams has had a hand in creating the deepest soundscapes to our childhoods for more than six decades and this episode is dedicated to him and that legacy. Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Allison’s Twitter: @GeekWrites Dustin’s Twitter: @PDschellenberg Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Geekdom House on YouTube: Geekdom House Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 101 – Should I Watch It? Oct10

Episode 101 – Should I Watch It?...

It’s the only podcast that knows the last Jedi is really Jar Jar Binks—it’s Infinity +1! Join Jason, Allison, Kyle, and special guest Dustin Schellenberg as they’re back in the studio asking a launch-focused Question of the Week. Then, in the second segment, we broach one of the most-asked questions at Geekdom House: “Should I watch _____?” Discerning Your Threshold For Violence And Sexuality In Media by Dustin Schellenberg asks how we should determine for ourselves what content is appropriate. Question of the Week: What’s your most memorable launch night experience? The music in the breaks is “Failing Job Prospects” by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @GeekWrites Dustin’s Twitter: @PDschellenberg Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Geekdom House on YouTube: Geekdom House Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 100 – Live at Sam’s Place Oct03

Episode 100 – Live at Sam’s Place...

It’s the only podcast that can be found in the hands of the Chozo statue, it’s Infinity +1! Join Jason, Allison, and Kyle for this very special live episode recording at Sam’s Place in Winnipeg during September’s Geekdom House Live. If you want to watch the same episode the crowd did to better follow along the discussion, look for episode 12 of season 1 of Supernatual, entitled “Faith”. Question of the Week: How has geek community made your life better? The music in the breaks is by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @GeekWrites Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Geekdom House on YouTube: Geekdom House Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

MCU Watchalong: Iron Man 2 Sep28

MCU Watchalong: Iron Man 2...

The Avengers Initiate has been activated, but is Tony Stark ready to handle the legacy his father left him? Join Jason, Dustin Schellenberg, and Michael Boyce as they revisit one of the more contentious entries in Phase 1 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe—Iron Man 2. Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Michael’s Twitter: @mwboyce Dustin’s Twitter: @PDschellenberg Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 99 – Dial ‘L’ for Murder Sep26

Episode 99 – Dial ‘L’ for Murder...

It’s the only podcast that’s bigger on the inside, Infinity +1! This week Jason and Allison are joined by Area of Effect guest writer Julia Hamm to share their favourite and least favourite video game movie memories in honour of the new Tomb Raider movie trailer and Allison presents the Sweetdiculous Award for September. Then in the second segment, The Danger of Valuing Principles Over People by Ian Hancock wades into the murky moral waters of the much-beloved anime and manga series Death Note. How do the characters in the series represent their principles when they might actually affect people’s everyday lives? You’ll have to listen to this episode to find out! Question of the Week: What’s your favourite (or least favourite) video game movie? Sweetdiculous Award: Pinstripe The song in the break is Tracking Eva by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @GeekWrites Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Geekdom House on YouTube: Geekdom House Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 98 – I’d Like To Eat Your Brains Sep19

Episode 98 – I’d Like To Eat Your Brains...

It’s the only podcast that always gets to use the Player One controller, it’s Infinity +1! This week Jason, Kyle, and Allison look back on their favourite fictional games in the Question of the Week and open some Saved Files that include a rant on one of Jason’s favourite historical characters of all time. Then in the second segment, empathy (and brains) are on the menu in iZombie and we use Allison’s recent piece for Christ And Pop Culture, Zombies Among Us: iZombie Chows Down on Dehumanization as a starting place for a challenging conversation about what we can all gain from getting inside people’s heads one way or another. Question of the Week: What’s your favourite fictional game? The song in the break is Pig-Man by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @GeekWrites Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Geekdom House on YouTube: Geekdom House Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 97 – A Portal To Empathy Sep12

Episode 97 – A Portal To Empathy...

The only podcast that knows ‘X’ never, ever marks the spot, it’s Infinity +1! This week Jason and Kyle are joined by Justin Koop as they celebrate the many different career styles of Mr. Videogame himself—Mario. Then Kyle regales them with some new boardgame-centric fundraising campaigns in Kickstarter Corner. Then in the second segment, the gang talks about how not all robots are cold unfeeling machines—some are turrets! How Portal’s Turrets Model The First Step To Empathy by Julia Hamm is the roadmap to this discussion about how empathy isn’t just a passive connection to other people, but something we can learn and become better at. Question of the Week: What’s your favourite iteration of Mario? Kyle’s Kickstarter Corner The Game Anywhere Table Rampage Gothic – 3d Printable Scenery Building System The song in the break is North Hill Transit Speedrun by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Justin’s Twitter: @TheKoop13 Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Geekdom House on YouTube: Geekdom House Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 96 – Don’t Race To Conclusions Sep05

Episode 96 – Don’t Race To Conclusions...

The only podcast that always gets a lightning bolt in first place, it’s Infinity +1! This week Jason, Allison, and Kyle look for characters that took them a while to come around to in the Question of the Week then load up some Saved Files including Jason’s warming to the Nintendo Switch and Allison’s thoughts as she makes her way through Supergirl. Then in the second segment, the hosts continue to step into the waters of contentious issues using Michael Boyce’s The Uncomfortable Racism of C.S. Lewis as a blueprint. How do we look at great works written in different times under the lens of today’s values? Do we have to throw away everything a great artist does when they stumble or make a mistake? You’ll have to listen to find out? Question of the Week: What character took you a long time to like? The song in the break is It’s Not Old Skool It’s Classic by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Geekdom House on YouTube: Geekdom House Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 95 – Be Your Marvellous Self Aug29

Episode 95 – Be Your Marvellous Self...

The only podcast sponsored by Bachelor Chow—now with flavour, it’s Infinity +1! This week Jason, Allison, and Kyle answer a question about their favourite special editions (and you’d better believe Star Wars comes up) before Allison gives out this month’s Sweetdiculous Award to a delightful and inventive puzzle game. Then in the second segment, our hosts ask what they can learn from the story of Kamala Khan as Alex Mellen does in Ms. Marvel Defines How To Be Yourself. Kamala has followed a path that many other popular superheroes have tread: being the hero you want to be without sacrificing the person you need to be. So how can we take lessons learned from her and grow ourselves? Listen on to find out! Question of the Week: What’s your favourite limited edition media? Sweetdiculous Award RiME Ori and the Blind Forest The song in the break is It’s Not A Keygen by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Geekdom House on YouTube: Geekdom House Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

MCU Watchalong: The Incredible Hulk Aug24

MCU Watchalong: The Incredible Hulk...

It’s time to get incredible with Marvel’s sophomore release! Join Jason, Michael, and Dustin as they watch and joke along with the next instalment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: The Incredible Hulk! Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Michael’s Twitter: @mwboyce Dustin’s Twitter: @PDschellenberg Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 94 – Time To Attack The Fire Nation Aug22

Episode 94 – Time To Attack The Fire Nation...

The only podcast to use 8 whole k of RAM, it’s Infinity +1! This week Jason, Allison, and Kyle throw it back to the days of pixels and pantsuits celebrating the release of Sonic Mania and the 30th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda’s release in America. And make sure to bring some quarters for this week’s throwback Conundrum! Then in the second segment, the solar eclipse could not have been more perfectly timed for Jen Perry’s article Living In The Fire Nation. Our world is a tumultuous place these days and Jen reflects on her American and Catholic experience, comparing it to that of the citizens of the Fire Nation in Avatar: The Last Airbender to examine the potential dangers of nationalism. Question of the Week: What is your favourite game with rules you made up? The song in the break is GB Hauz by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Geekdom House on YouTube: Geekdom House Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 93 – Offense Up! Aug15

Episode 93 – Offense Up!...

The only podcast that knows the location of Genosha, it’s Infinity +1! This week Jason, Allison, and Kyle want to see your best hero mashup in an art-inspired Question of the Week. Then they load up some Saved Files about games they’re revisiting and the Dota 2 world championships. Then in the second segment: prepare to be offended. Tim Webster’s article With Great Offense Comes Great Responsibility: Spider-Man And Pornography asks us to examine what exactly we’re really doing when we let something offend us. No conversation on the podcast has ever had more caveats, so buckle in for one of our favourite conversations so far! Question of the Week: What two superheroes would you want to see mashed up? The song in the break is Failing Job Prospects by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Geekdom House on YouTube: Geekdom House Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Avoid Stereotypes with your D&D Character Aug11

Avoid Stereotypes with your D&D Character...

Dungeons & Dragons is the most popular tabletop RPG on the planet and offers a nearly endless list of races, classes, and adventuring archetypes to choose from. And because certain races offer certain bonuses, there are a lot of common combinations that you’re likely to see at a tabletop near you. Half-elf paladins, wood elf rogues, and half-orc barbarians are great builds that maximize the strengths supplied by their lineage. But why not do something more interesting? Here are a few examples of characters that play against their racial typecasting and offer a whole new world of heroic story options. Jebeddo Ningel  – Gnomish Barbarian Barbarians are often created to be colossal meat shields: soaking up and dealing a ton of melee damage. What about a character whose physical size isn’t that impressive, but finds their power from another source? Jebeddo had lived his whole life in Springwood Forest. For generations, his family has acted as guardians of the secluded wood, keeping the spirits of the forest in harmony and dealing with whatever minor threats would occasionally bare their teeth. Jebeddo wanted nothing more than to be a druid like his grandfather, Darmic, and spent countless hours meditating with the spirits of the forest in hopes of forging a bond with them. During one of these sessions in the serene surroundings of the Springwood, a towering bear spirit crashed through the trees and spoke of a coming danger—an orcish horde bent on harvesting the forest into firewood and instruments of war. The bear spirit offered itself to Jebeddo to aid in the defence of its home. “At last!” He thought. His moment as a druid of the forest had finally arrived. But instead, the spirit caused an eruption of strength to course through his...

Episode 92 – The Passion of the Geeks Aug08

Episode 92 – The Passion of the Geeks...

The only podcast wielding a triple-edged lightsaber, it’s Infinity +1! This week Jason, Allison, and Kyle look to the finale of many great trilogies for finale-loving Question of the Week. Then Jason takes us back down the YouTube Rabbit Hole to revisit a few channels that have started some exciting and worthwhile new series. Then in the second segment, we take a stroll through Kevin Cummings’ article about how NOT to make fans of your friends—Introducing Non-geeks To Your Fandom. What start as a few fun examples of how geeks like us sometimes let our passions get the best of us becomes a conversation about how we can be better fans and ambassadors of the community we love so dearly. Question of the Week: What’s your favourite third entry of a trilogy? Jason’s YouTube Rabbit Hole: Sixty Symbols Clickspring – Antikythera Series SGDQ 2017 – Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask – All Masks by TrevPerson SGDQ 2017 – Earthbound – Any% Glitchless by UltimoIce TILT Hardest jousting hit of the season The song in the break is Tracking Eva by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Geekdom House on YouTube: Geekdom House Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 91 – The One With Enthusiasm Aug01

Episode 91 – The One With Enthusiasm...

The only podcast that follows the Runaway Five around on tour, it’s Infinity +1! This week Jason, Allison, and Kyle explore the realm of great game music for the Question of the Week and share some moments from Kyle’s recent birthday celebration. Then in the second segment, our hosts revisit one of their all-time favourite characters with the help of guest writer Cassidy Clayton’s article—Ahsoka Tano: The One With Enthusiasm. What makes Ahsoka such a great and enduring character? Did her padawanship under Anakin help or hurt her? Just how cool was her return in Rebels? Listen on and find out! Question of the Week: What’s your favourite musical moment in a game? The song in the break is Pig-Man by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Geekdom House on YouTube: Geekdom House Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...