Did You Catch the Dragonball Z Reference on Steven Universe? – Geek.com

Cartoon Network has long been home to brilliant and formative cartoons. For kids who grew up in the 1990s, one of those cartoons was Dragonball Z. For kids growing up now, it’s Steven Universe. If you’re not a regular Cartoon Network viewer, you should know they have some amazing stuff right now. Steven Universe, in particular, is an always-relevant science fantasy story that has been consistently brilliant. It follows Steven, a half-human half alien Crystal Gem, who defends Beach City from extraterrestrial threats with the help of three friendly alien Gems.

The Counter-Culture of the 60s is Alive and Well in Games – Geek.com

Every year a massive chunk of the games industry makes the trek to San Francisco for the Game Developers Conference. While it used to be right up alongside E3 as the place to announce your next major console or project, it’s since shifted a bit. Taking a cue from San Francisco’s history as a hub for the avant-garde, GDC is now all about the independent games. Even the big players like Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo tout the little guys at GDC. Alongside the Braids and the Insides of the independent world, there’s also a crop of indie developers that wear punk and counter-culture aesthetics as naturally as the hippies of the Haight-Ashbury.

This Spirited Away Piggy Bank Is Functional and Awesome – Geek.com

If you’re a Studio Ghibli fan, there’s no doubt you’ve seen the animated film Spirited Away. It’s one of the best of Miyazaki’s movies, and it’s the highest-earning anime movie in Japan after its 2001 debut. It follows female protagonist Chihiro as she becomes herself “spirited away” and runs into a lonely spirit named No Face. No Face is essentially the mascot of the movie, and anime fans know exactly who he is. That’s why a piggy bank of No Face is one of the coolest gifts you could give a fellow anime fan.