Monthly Archives: November 2014

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Two Dots is a Cute Mobile Game

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TwoDots_001Two Dots‘ gameplay is pretty straightforward: connect two dots horizontally or vertically to collect them. Each level provides a goal (20 red and 20 yellow dots in 33 moves, for example) which you complete using this method. You can collect as many dots of the same color in a row, or if you create a square with your path it will collect all the dots of the same color from the board. It’s a basic, fun time-waster to occupy yourself in line at the bank or on the bus.

The real draws of Two Dots are the adorable graphics and subtle color palette which feel fairly unique in the world of mobile gaming. Perhaps they’re a bit twee or hipster for some folks, but for me they’re a welcome change from clashing colors and over-the-top wacky characters popular in say, Candy Crush. (I’m sorry, Candy Crush, I know I pick on you, but your graphics are just ugly.) Two Dots is currently available on iOS. The developers are working on an Android version, and you can sign up to be notified when it’s available. Below you can see a gallery of screenshots.

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Episode 9 – World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor

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Now that the new World of Warcraft expansion is out, Mary expands on her excitement from episode 2 while Rob and Paul ask ignorant questions.

You can start playing WoW for free right now, if you like—or, even better, email us at nerds@nerdhole.org and Mary will send you a “Recruit-A-Friend” link, which will qualify you for all sorts of neat extras. Check out Mary’s guild on the web or on Facebook.

Mary's WoW character Lucythia in the splendor of Draenor.
Mary’s WoW character Lucythia in the splendor of Draenor.

At one point, Rob half-assedly tried to explain DDoS. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say, and here are the details of that particular attack.

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Episode 8 – Tabletop games for Thanksgiving

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Clue shirts made them kill!

We get timely and talk about the time-honored tradition of playing family-friendly* tabletop games while immobilized by overconsumption. We look at a few golden classics and a few that could interest even the hardest-core gamer as well as her less intense family members. Here’s what we discussed:

Epic Spell Wars sample spell
Epic Spell Wars sample spell

* For most values of “family-friendly,” anyway.

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Episode 7 – Civilization: Beyond Earth

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Episode 6 – Constantine

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01964521We dig into the newest genre show of the year, based on the legendary Hellblazer comics from Vertigo. Rob, a huge fan of the comics, tries with some success to accept the show for what it is. Mary, unspoiled by the books and a huge fan of Christian demons vs. angels mythology, is in for the time being*. Paul listens attentively and asks a few smart questions.

* Her exact words: “It was a better-than-expected first date, but it’s not like there were fireworks.”