The Don’t Let Nickel Back Campaign
When I first scanned the headline in my feed reader, I thought the Fact Magazine article was a misprint. Then again, I hear many complain about Nickelback, on a podcast I recently heard them dubbed “the worst successful band ever”. Personally, I think they are okay. However, Craig Mandell does not want these Canadians to play in London.
He has started a Kickstarter project called “Don’t Let Nickel Back“. The tiers are :
- 1 dollar and he sends an email to their management on your behalf – 12 are claimed
- 5 dollars and he sends a slightly stronger email – 7 claimed
- 10 dollars for a “slightly explicit” email – 3 claimed
- 50 dollars for an email with a mp3 of their music attached so that “the band will hear their own music, and likely retire immediately” – 0 claimed
The campaign has 27 days to reach its 1000 dollar goal and has raised 87 dollars from 18 backers. While I like the creativity and some of the cute lines in the tiers, I have to wonder why not simply boycott the band and not spend any money?
- Man starts crowdfunding campaign to ban Nickelback from playing London (deathandtaxesmag.com)
- A Kickstarter has been created to keep Nickelback from performing in London (factmag.com)
- Don’t Want To See Nickelback In London? There’s A Kickstarter For That (contactmusic.com)
2014.09.27 – Tech Net News and Opinion
Greetings Listeners, Welcome to this episode of Tech Net News and Opinion. This is the full show edition and usually runs about 2 hours in length. We also publish topic related editions. Typical topics are tech, Google, net, science, and government news. When it is close to or during the season of The Walking Dead, we also discuss and review the AMC Show. In this show we discuss:
- Some generalsite news
- The new theme
- The new editor
- Lumpy is almost done with Gen Con
We opened the show with Sarah Donner and her two songs:
- Going Under
- Follow Suit
The tracks you heard were recorded live at this years Gen Con. We would like to again thank her for both her time and her permission. Be sure and check out the interview lumpy got with Sarah at the Starbucks across from the Indianapolis Convention Center.
Be sure and listen at the end of the show for we will play some more music from her and the interview I got at this year’s Gen Con.
Indie Nation Science News
- India is in the Space Race
- First nation to get to Mars on the first try
- Cheaper than any other program, less to launch than to make the movie Gravity
- Mars rover takes first sample from Mount Sharp
- Could we cancel a manned mission to Mars?
- Good timing for new probes, a comet to come very close to Mars
- their atmospheres are going to collide
Other Science News
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We closed the show out with a few tracks and an interview with Sarah Donner
- The Rebuttal of Schrodinger’s Cat
- Her interview at Gen Con
- Lovely, Lovely, Lovely
Mathew Rivaldi of Wiggity Bang Games
Mathew Rivaldi is the president of Wiggity Bang Games and he was nice enough to sit down with me and talk about his company and it’s most recent release, Alpha Bandits. The company was also giving out print and play versions of the game.
The company has a history of award-winning games and I feel that Alpha Bandits may well make that list. While I am still too far behind on interviews to have played it yet. I can tell you from watching others play it at the Con, it is a really entertaining board game. Listen in as we talk about:
- The company history
- Alpha Bandits, a devious word game
- Their competition at the Con
- How to pre-order their Kickstarter funded game, Alpha Bandits
- His advice to those who wish to create a game
You can find Wiggity Bang Games on the web at:
Below is a video showing you how to play Alpha Bandits
- Alpha Bandits by A Jennuine Life (feelincrafty.wordpress.com)
- With a Name Like Furt, You Know This Board Game Is Strange (wired.com)
Gateway Games to Introduce Your Non-Gaming Friends to Gaming – Calliope Games
I was lucky enough to catch the president of Calliope Games at the 2014 Gen Con. Calliope Games are “gateway” games. A game is to introduce non-gamers to gaming as a hobby. This means they are low-cost with all titles under 30 USD and have short play times with most games being played in under 30 minutes. They also appeal to a wide age group.
The company was part of the “family fun pavilion” area of Gen Con; an area designed for games to target the entire family. They were also one of fifty companies participating in this year’s Cheese Weasel ConQuest.
Talking Gen Con 2014 on Tech Net News and Opinion
If you have never been to a Gen Con, Lumpy will spend almost one-quarter of the show playing some of the artists who performed there and talking about his experience. Lumpy had never attended a Gen Con before. There are a few things he knows for sure:
- He had a great time
- He got many interviews
- He learned much
- He has every intention of returning in 2015
We opened the show with a few tracks from some of the artists who were at Gen Con:
Both of the artists above are members of The FuMP. Thanks to Through Gamer Goggles Lumpy got to attend Gen Con and that is what this edited news edition is all about:
An Interesting Take on Trash
I got wind of this via Cory Doctorow over at Boing! Boing! I would encourage you to simply check out the 6 minute video because the creator of this project not only explains it well but you can see, hear and feel his passion. He also shares many of the “inventions” he is already using for his Kickstarter Project, A Trash Secret.
Today’s show features the music of The Griswolds. We opened with Mississippi and Heart of a Lion. We liked their down under sound so much we decided to also end the show with Red Tuxedo. Links for the band are at the end of the show notes.
Remember the days of youth when you wished you could fly a Veritech fighter? I do. Thanks to Ninja Division we have a Robotech Kickstarter. It only took them about six hours to meet the goal of 70,000
Quinton Hoover has passed away at 49.
The Examiner was the first to bring this to our attention.
Direct link to Quinton Hoover’s art on the Gatherer
Fantasy Flight Games releases another Battlestar Galactica expansion for the hit board game. Forbes has all the details on the expansion.
Pizza hut enlists professional video gamers. This article also comes to us from Forbes. David “Walshy” Walsh teams with Pizza Hut to promote a new Xbox Kinect app.
You can find out more about The Griswolds at:
- Tggn 4-16-2013 (indienation.fm)
- No need to get off the couch. Gamers can order Pizza Hut using Xbox Live (venturebeat.com)
- First Online Purchase Ever Was A Pizza Hut Pizza, In 1994 (huffingtonpost.com)
Magic the Gathering
World-famous StarCraft player and e-sports commentator Sean Plott – better known online as Day – is taking a break from shoutcasting for a weekend and will take part in the Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour – Dragon’s Maze taking place May 17-19!
On this episode of Through Gamer Goggles News we enjoyed the company of the creators of Zpocalypse from GreenBrier Games. We had a wonderful time discussing their semi-cooperative board game and its future. Lend us your ear for a while and here what Zpocalypse is all about.
You can learn more about Zpocalypse at GreenBrier Games.
It has happened, the zombie apocalpse has arrived… in the form of a board game. About three weeks ago we introduce the Indienation listeners to the Creators of Zpocalypse. We have finally managed to film our Box Breaking on this great game.
Take a look.