Thursday, October 11, 2012

Give a Nerd a Hug!

We spend an increasing amount of time interacting with people virtually and ignore our need for physical contact. This has sparked a strange (and somewhat disturbing) trend in consumer products that try to fill our desire to be hugged in some very creepy ways.

The Dream Man Arm Pillow


Because nothing says good night's sleep like having a pillow grope you deep into the night!

The Hug-E-Gram


Should you get your girlfriend flowers? No! Chocolates? No! Tell her you won't be there with a disembodied hug because there is no better way to say "I love you" than with a somewhat scary pair of comical arms. With a gift like this you'll never have to worry about getting her a gift again. Of course that's just because she will stop accepting your phone calls.
(It's hard to believe that they thought their commercial would be appealing - CLICK HERE to see it on their website.)

The Hug Me Jacket


This jacket can pretty much ensure that no real human will want to talk to you let alone give you a hug.

The Like-A-Hug


And finally an item of clothing that reminds you that being liked on Facebook is the only validation that you need. If you are connected by WiFi your vest will give you a squeeze when you get a Like. You'll never need a real hug again, of course it would be hard for them to get their arms around this vest but that's besides the point.

If we are building products to make us feel a little more loved maybe the real answer is to go out and interact with real people. It seems like our lack of human contact is leading us to a much more creepy place and these terrifying hug contraptions need to be stopped!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Walking Dead Season 3 Photos

The Walking Dead comes back for it's 3rd season on AMC this Sunday (Oct. 14 at 9pm). Here are some photos from the new season:

And check out our interview with Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead, from earlier this year!

Geek World Radio Episode 10 - IndieCade 2012

We had a great time at IndieCade 2012! Check it out on the newest episode of Geek World Radio on YouTube!

Plus CLICK HERE to check out some of the photos we took while we were there. And tune in to the radio show this week for even more IndieCade coverage!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

This Week's Radio Show: IndieCade, The Walking Dead, and more...

On this week's show we talk about our time at the independent video game festival IndieCade 2012. We'll tell you about the games we played, which were our favorites, and which games freaked us out.

We also talk about the Season 3 premiere of The Walking Dead (airing Sunday on AMC), the Season 2 premiere of the BBC America show Bedlam, and The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horrors XXIII.

All this and much more on Geek World this Thursday and Friday at Noon (PST) on Indie 100, with replays throughout the week on The Point. Plus we're on the UK internet station Shellies every Wednesday.

Don't forget to go to to see all of the latest videos we've posted and shared, and be sure to subscribe!

Monday, October 8, 2012

IndieCade 2012 Photos

We had so much fun at IndieCade this year! You can hear all about it on this week's radio show and YouTube show. For now here are a few photos from the event:

IndieCade 2012 Flag

Space Invaders Sculpture

IndieCade Firehouse

Firehouse Enterance

Hidden in Plain Sight Game Screen - Knights vs Ninjas

Hidden in Plain Sight Gamers

Hidden in Plain Sight Gamers

Open Source Game Screen

Open Source Gamers

Prom Week Game Screen

Prom Week Gamers

International Racing Squirrels Gamers

And CLICK HERE to check out our latest videos on YouTube.