Episode 139: Games Pass Sizzler Roll

OnePlus makes the smart move of avoiding North America in (business voice) Our Current Situation, the Stadia Controller is better than JoyCons, Microsoft shows off the latest CG trailers, and then we go deep into the Halo Infinite reveal.

Show Notes:

00:00:47 – OnePlus Nord
00:10:44 – Stadia Controller
00:28:23 – Xbox July Event
00:35:16 – Halo Infinite

OnePlus Nord:

Stadia Controller:

Microsoft Games Pass Sizzler Roll:

Halo Infinite:

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Episode 138: Frame Drips

Ubisoft is a gross mess of a mismanaged company and then we talk about Assassin’s Creed Japan.

Show Notes:

00:00:41 – Content Warning: Sexual Assault and Abuse
00:13:27 – Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
00:20:03 – Watch Dogs Legion
00:25:52 – Ghost Of Tsushima

Ubisoft

Ghost of Tsushima

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Episode 137: 5 Year Anniversary 🎉

We are turning five this week so we take stroll down memory lane and then try and come up with some words of encouragement to other people making stuff online and questioning where the validation comes from.

We still do not know what we are doing, thank you, and bless you for being around to listen these past five years.

Chapters:

00:00:35 – Talking About The Old Days
00:29:15 – Words For Other People Making Things Online

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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

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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:

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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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