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"Goodbye, Jean-Luc, I'm gonna miss you. You had such potential. But then again, all good things must come to an end."
- Q, Star Trek: TNG

Radio Active #83: The Game Room Rebooted

by Ken Newquist / March 3, 2010

Good news -- Nuketown Radio Active did not see its shadow, and has emerged from its winter hiatus with an episode that looks at my new gaming room, runs down the video games I've been playing, and talks about the comic book companies you should be following on Twitter.

Getting the Show

There are several ways to get the podcast:

Show Notes

  • Nuketown News
    • Game Room rev 3
      • The last two months have seen us hard at work on our 3rd floor (my game room, my wife's craft room)
      • New carpet, new lights, new desks, new shelves and (hopefully) a new TV for gaming, DVD watching.
      • A huge, time-consuming project but oh-so-worth-it.
      • Check out the photos on Flickr.
  • Promo: Accidental Survivors
  • My Gaming Life
    • Dragon Age: Origins ... continued
      • Rebooted with a new character after I discovered that a town was destroyed ... taking with it two NPCs.
    • Mass Effect 2
      • Sequel to Bioware's SF RPG; this iteration feels more linear, and less RPG-like as it loses its inventory system (making the whole thing very Rainbow 6 like.
    • Return to D&D 4E: Revenge of the Giants
      • My gaming group's playing D&D 4E again thanks to Revenge of the Giants, a megamodule involving a planar threat and (of course) lots of giants.
      • I reviewed the megamodule as part of The Tome podcast; the show should be up soon.
  • Promo: RPG Podcasts
  • Netheads
    • Comic Companies on Twitter
      • Because they publish Star Wars: Legacy, gave Star Wars: KOTOR a great run & are launching a new SW title
      • and because they got the value of Twitter from the beginning and are amusing reads
      • Follow for a steady stream of DC Comics news, but don't expect the robot to talk back.
      • The feed for the DC line that does Twitter better than its parent company.
  • Promo: SFF Audio
  • Outro
Audio icon NuRA-2010-03-03.mp325.81 MB


Thrilled to have a new podcast to listen to. The game room sounds totally awesome. That's one of my dreams as well. Right now we play in the unfinished part of the basement.

Looking forward to more podcasts whenever you get the chance.

Thanks -- it's good to be back! And hopefully now that the game room is done, I can podcast a bit more frequently, but we'll see how that goes.

On a related note, I've posted photos of the Game Room to flickr. This is the Game Room in it's "office configuration", without the folding tables for game night set up. I'll post a few more in full-game room mode later.

I know this is an old post, so hopefully you see this. How are the shelves holding up now that you have had them for a while? Is there much bowing from the weight of the books?


Thanks for the reply. I am planning on making a trip to Ikea here shortly, mainly inspired by this episode.