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GeekSpeak

GeekSpeak is a podcast with two to four hosts who focus on technology and technology news of the week. Though a radio tech call-in program, which first aired in 1998 on KUSP, GeekSpeak has been a weekly podcast since 2004; the program's slogan is "Bridging the gap between geeks and the rest of humanity". GeekSpeak was created and broadcast on KUSP by Chris Neklason of Cruzio, Steve Schaefer of Guenther Computer, board operator Ray Price from KUSP. Shortly there after Mark Hanford of Cruzio joined the program; the host/producer is Lyle Troxell, who took over in September 2000. In April 2016, citing financial difficulties, KUSP stopped broadcasting GeekSpeak with its final broadcast on May 5, 2016. GeekSpeak episodes have been distributed as an archive on the internet since 2001; the podcast went live prior to March 5, 2005 with its first episode December 3, 2004. Computer jargon Technobabble GeekSpeak Website iTunes Podcast

Mario Golf: World Tour

Mario Golf: World Tour is a golf video game developed by Camelot Software Planning and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS. The game was first announced on February 2013, in a Nintendo Direct presentation, it is the fifth game in the series, is the first one in a decade, since 2004's Mario Golf: Advance Tour for the Game Boy Advance. The game was scheduled for the second half of 2013, but was delayed to May 2014, it was released worldwide in May 2014. World Tour is a golf simulation video game with the basic premise mirroring the basis of golf. Controlling characters from the Mario franchise, the player aims to hit a golf ball with a golf club across a golf course in order to hit it into the target hole in the lowest number of strokes; the game in particular employs an arcade-like approach to golf, emphasizing simple, straightforward controls and faster paced gameplay over realism. Despite this, some courses are modeled to look like real-life courses, while others are Super Mario themed environments.

The game continues to employ the gameplay mechanic of "Super Shots". The game contains online multiplayer golf tournaments, a feature to find other players to play golf with. World Tour has received favorable reviews from critics. Many critics praised the gameplay and online functionality, but criticized the Castle Club mode for being confusing; the game holds an average score of 78 on Metacritic. IGN gave World Tour an 8.6 rating, summarising "You don’t have to be a hardcore golf fan to get hooked on World Tour. It rewards good play, gives plenty to do, is a great teacher." Official announcement Official website Official Japanese website