The editors of Boing Boing talk about and interview the creators of comic books, science fiction, video games, board games, music, and movies.

In Gweek 018, Boing Boing’s managing editor Rob Beschizza and Kotaku’s editorial director Joel Johnson join me in a discussion about comic books, video games, books, LEGO, and more.

• Rob and Joel talk about the agony and ecstasy of playing the Diablo III beta.

• They go onto to praise Torchlight, a fine Diablo clone that doesn’t require you to be online while playing it.

• Rob and Joel argue over the pronunciation of “Planescape.”

• Rob updates us on Minecraft’s 1.8 Adventure release.

• Joel describes Blockade Runner, "Not Just Minecraft in Space.”

• Rob and Mark engage in a deeply thoughtful critique of Steven Soderbergh's Contagion.

• Joel reviews Feynman a comic book biography by Jim Ottaviani and Leland Myrick.

• Mark reviews Optic Nerve #12, by Adrian Tomine

• Mark gushes about Richard Dawkins' new book, The Magic of Reality without having read it.

• Joel gets an MBA in LEGO at the Lego Master Builder academy.

• Rob explains the new Boing Boing redesign!

• We close with a fantastic 1981 song called "Pushing Buttons," from a power pop band called TV Neats & The Experts. The song was written by Bedazzled’s Spike Priggen. You can buy TV Neats & The Experts' album on Amazon and on iTunes.

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