Dice Guys Audio Podcast 005: Occupy Monopoly!

Hey! We’re actually getting a podcast up on the day it was done! Hooray! maybe there is hope for us keeping to a regular schedule yet!

SHOW NOTES

  • The Guys make a short note of Steve Jobs’ passing and how much they appreciate his work, whether they used his products or not
  • Jason has just been working and trying to figure out a writing schedule
  • Mike talks about the website being complete, and brings up his OCCUPY MONOPOLY! conversion for Monopoly. PDF rules coming to the site soon!

Brain Flakes

  • The Goethe Institute uses the Settlers of Catan game to teach people about resource use and conservation. Sixty people attended a couple months ago, but cool to note, anyway.
  • Scientists at University of California — Davis add a ball lens to the iPhone’s camera and create a 350x microscope, good enough for seeing at the cellular level to detect sickle cell and many other things. They are looking forward to creating apps and devloping other low-cost devices, such as a spectrometer, for use in the field. Tricorders are coming!
  • Facebook rage! Man is in jail after assaulting his wife when she wouldn’t “like” his post. “On my wall” means a lot of different things in prison, guy. Enjoy your stay!

Features

  • Wizards of the Coast is releasing The Legend of Drizzt board game on October 18th. It uses the same rules as previous board games Castle Ravenloft and Wrath of Ashardalon. Is it too much of the same thing? Other companies do it, too, and maybe there are plenty of customers to buy them?
  • ngmoco is retiring several of its social games, which is probably a good business decision for them, but what does that mean for the game player who bought the games or put money into them? Are you getting your money’s worth out of these games and does their retirement bother you? Comment below!

Picks of the Week

  • Jason: [amazon_link id=”1556347936″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Revolution by Steve Jackson Games[/amazon_link]
  • Mike: [amazon_link id=”B000QGXS70″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Deluxe Movie Scene It! 2nd Edition[/amazon_link]
 

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Jason’s Random Encounters

Check out the things I randomly find on the internet...
-- NSFW BIG BAD WOLF :One of the strangest things I've seen in a very long time! Well worth the click.
-- Dragon Age: Redemption Episode links and commentary videos! : Felicia Day's new web series based on Dragon Age II. Such a fun web series!
-- Police brutality on Wall Street : Wow! Someone other than the Suicide Girls is actually covering what is happening on Wall Street!
-- Pumped Up Kicks : 70's Robot Dance Guy just went home and cried after seeing this.

Mike’s Ambling Brain

Click. Click... Oooh! Click! Mike wanders the internet for you!
-- Charlie Sheen Sings!: Songify This! takes Charlie Sheen to the next level. -- Rhett Butler plays Joe Satriani's classic "Always with Me, Always with You" on 2 guitars at once. I can't even pat my head and rub my tummy at the same time.
-- T-Rex Trying... to do things with his tiny arms.