Episode 136: I used the M word, sorry

We laugh at Microsoft, one of us has feelings about weapon sunsetting and the other has feelings about games writing and press cycles.

Show Notes:

00:02:09 – Microsoft Forcing Folks To Use The New Microsoft Edge
00:21:00 – Destiny 2 Weapon Sunsetting
00:54:41 – The Last Of Us 2 Press Cycle And Games Writing

Damnit Microsoft:

Video Games:

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Episode 135: Some Applications Are Chrome

Microsoft tries to bury the news of Mixer dying under WWDC, and then we spend 72 hours talking about WWDC 2020.

Show Notes:

00:00:34 – RIP Mixer
00:10:42 – WWDC 2020 Format Thoughts
00:16:08 – Developer Stuff
00:27:08 – iOS and iPadOS 14
00:51:13 – Encrypted DNS in iOS 14 and macOS 11
00:52:28 – A Conspiracy Theory On 4K Youtube
00:55:31 – watchOS 7
01:01:03 – macOS 11
01:18:32 – The ARM Transition

RIP Mixer:

WWDC:

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Episode 134: It’s Not 2005 Anymore, Who Cares?

Hey! There’s a new email app but really we try and break through horrible rules for in app purchases, and then talk about the EA Direct.

Show Notes:

00:00:02 – Hey!
00:05:43 – App Store BS Policies
00:57:52 – EA Direct

Hey:

Apple, “sup”:

EA Games: “Crossplay?”

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Episode 133: The Demon Souls Remaster Should Have An Easy Mode

We address some feedback from last weeks episode, bubble out into the Android 11 Public Beta, and then make fun of gamers who think easy modes are bad while appreciating the drip of the PS5.

Show Notes:

00:00:34 – Follow Up
00:07:47 – Android 11 Public Beta
00:46:35 – PS5 Reveal Event

Feedback from our prior episode:

  • Our example of WordPress is problematic as WordPress is corporate funded
  • Selling Mastodon as a service doesn’t make sense, rather you sell someone on that individual instance

Android 11:

Video Games:

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Episode 132: You Don’t Want To Be Explaining Federation Policy When You’re Trying To Organize

An objective look at how free culture has failed to bring upon meaningful change to marginalized folks, a discussion of great Black albums, and we then try to escape to bizarro Final Fantasy land.

Show Notes:

00:00:00 – The Failure Of Open Technology During The BLM Protests
00:29:54 – Backxwash – God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It
00:33:09 – RTJ4
00:45:03 – Final Fantasy 7 Remake

A long list of Black Artists so white people on the timeline can shut the fuck up about not having media to consume thats not problematic:

Open Source’s Failure To Matter In Meaningful Ways Outside Of Helping Businesses Not Pay for Dev Work:

Specific Albums:

We try to talk about games:

  • Final Fantasy 7 Re:Make Spoiler Zone

Even more places to give your money to:

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Episode 131: I Don’t Want Any Spreadsheets Fluid Or Not

DOOM Eternal is booted from Ring 0, we conference in to Microsoft Build^Powered By Microsoft Teams™, and then the system security is a little bit problematic in macOS.

Show Notes:

00:00:51 – DOOM Eternal Anti-Cheat Followup
00:04:30 – Microsoft Build
00:42:34 – Apple Mac Security Drama Of The Week

Followup:

Microsoft Build:

Apple, No:

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Episode 130: Do you think the average gamer can read C++

This week we talk about another video game DRM fiasco, bullshit video game marketing, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Ghost of Tsushima, and Halo 2 for the MCC.

Show Notes:

00:00:54 – DOOM Eternal Adds Anti-Cheat In Patch
00:18:01 – Microsoft’s BS Marketing and Assassins Creed Valhalla
00:30:03 – Ghost of Tsushima
00:45:22 – Halo 2 Released For The MCC

Games:

Halo 2 Anniversary on PC MCC:

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Episode 129: Everyone Wants To Send Text In Different Ways

Panos is pumped, our long national keyboard nightmare is over, Google thinks we won’t take a chance to dunk on them, while Facebook is server side crashing apps.

Show Notes:

00:00:43 – Surface Audio Announcements
00:09:40 – Surface Go 2
00:15:02 – Surface Book 3
00:25:32 – 2020 13inch MacBook Pro
00:35:20 – Google Unifies Messaging Strategy Under New Leader
00:40:18 – Facebook iOS SDK Causing Apps To Crash On Launch

The Devices Segment

The Dunk Segment

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Episode 128: Recognized Freedoms Under The Republic Of Gamers Charter

Intel’s node process is lackluster, ICANN like most American organizations wants to sell out to the highest bidder, and we use recent gaming stories to trash gamer culture*.

*There are mentions of machine learning as maybe as useful utility here, please be nice and know that 127 episodes of this show has proven us to not be hacker news bros and give us some nuance if you can.

Show Notes:

00:01:22 – Intel 10th Gen Chips For Desktop
00:12:14 – ICANN .org Drama
00:23:48 – The Last Of Us Part 2 Leaks / Spoiler Culture
00:39:38 – Toxicity In The Destiny Community / Cheating
00:50:03 – Toxicity In Valorant

Intel:

ICANN:

Lol Google:

Google Pixel 4a Camera Review shows the 2020 Pixel’s Camera Quality

Gamers are bad and big game studios are bad too

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Episode 127: LLSIFASDDT

Riot released a game but Riot is a bad company, a cool new build of Minecraft with RTX was released, and we talk about and low priced phone and a high priced phone.

Show Notes:

00:01:05 – Valorant Anti-Cheat
00:20:10 – Minecraft RTX
00:28:48 – iPhone SE Second Generation
00:47:32 – OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro

Valorant:

Minecraft [RTX ON]

New iPhone SE

OnePlus 8

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