Episode 157: Gordan Freeman Wasn’t Ray Traced

We needed some #freecontent so we’re talking about the Switch Pro this week and the latest OnePlus phones.

Show Notes:

00:01:35 – Switch Lite
00:15:55 – Apex Legends On Switch
00:28:25 – Switch Pro Rumors
00:40:05 – One Plus 9 and 9 Pro
01:01:18 – Post Show USB C Audio Corner

Nintendo Switch Lite

Nintendo Switch Pro:

OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro:

[^1]: See Daring Fireball post here: Bloomberg, at Long Last, Follows up on ‘The Big Hack’, and It’s Nothing but a Pile of Sophistic Horseshit

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Episode 156: where would the liquid go?

We talk about good speakers, bad consolidation, enlisting in the republic of gamers, and then sign into active directory.

Show Notes:

00:00:04 – RIP HomePod
00:12:46 – Xbox & Zenimax Acquisition
00:28:29 – Asus ROG Phone 5
00:47:33 – The Exchange Mass Hack

RIP HomePod:

Xbox & Zenimax Acquisition:

Asus ROG Phone 5:

The Exchange Mass Hack:

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Episode 155: Final Fantasy Battle Royale

We originally planned on talking about Android 12 but then the Pokemon discourse broke out.

Show Notes:

00:01:52 – EA News
00:18:28 – Sony State Of Play
00:40:39 – Nintendo/Pokemon Direct

Verizon tweet?

Video Games:

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Episode 154: #chosalovesads

We laugh at Stadia, laugh at Facebook, and then pray for Ron.

Show Notes:

00:00:03 – Intro
00:04:38 – Google Winding Down First Party Stadia Studios
00:20:02 – iOS 14.5 Ad Tracking Changes
00:36:46 – HarmonyOS

Google Shutting Down First Party Stadia Studios:

iOS 14.5

HarmonyOS

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Episode 153: Anime Girls Are Real, Might Want to Invest In Some Glass

We celebrate the coming of Techanuary by talking about the latest Samsung Unpacked and CES 2021.

Show Notes:

00:01:00 – Galaxy S21 Series
00:28:53 – Galaxy Buds Pro
00:38:41 – Nvidia at CES
00:53:18 – Intel at CES
00:59:12 – AMD at CES

Samsung Unpacked:

CES:

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Episode 152: I Can’t Find An AMP Article

While waiting for techanuary to begin, we talk about our favorite games from last year and some security stories about chat apps.

Show Notes:

00:02:42 – Cristian talks about Odyssey
00:10:28 – Sadiq talks about FF7R
00:19:50 – Cristian Talks About DOOM Eternal
00:23:40 – Sadiq Talks About XCOM Chimera Squad
00:28:41 – Cristian Talks About Guidlings (2nd Chapter)
00:34:45 – Sadiq Talks About Crusader Kings 3
00:41:40 – Cristian Talks About SSDs
00:47:53 – Sadiq Talks About Hades
00:54:41 – Cristian Talks About Multiplayer Games
00:57:30 – Sadiq Talks About Ghosts Of Tsushima
01:01:45 – Cristian Talks About Destiny 2: Beyond Light
01:10:04 – Sadiq Talks About Valhalla
01:15:50 – Chat App Discourse (Telegram/WhatsApp)

Our 2020 Games of the Year

Cristian’s games of the year:

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Doom Eternal
  • Guildlings (Apple Arcade)
  • SSDs – aka why I upgraded to nextgen when I said I wouldn’t
  • Minecraft / Warzone / Other multiplayer games
  • Destiny 2: Beyond Light

Sadiq’s games of the year:

  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake
  • XCOM: Chimera Squad
  • Crusader Kings 3
  • Hades
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  • Call of Duty: Warzone

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Episode 151: Canonical’s Eating

In a return true to form we talk about headphones and Linux for an hour.

Show Notes:

00:00:45 – AirPods Max
00:48:15 – RIP CentOS

AirPods Max:

RIP CentOS:

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Episode 150: She Won’t Get Off My Horse

Finally now that techtober is over and techvember comes to a close, we finally get enough space in techcember to talk about Destiny 2: Beyond Light and Assassins Creed Valhalla. And yes, we address the ethics of buying games from companies with abusive practices. There’s gonna be politics in these video games!

Show Notes:

00:01:00 – Destiny 2: Beyond Light
00:32:19 – Assassins Creed Valhalla

Destiny 2: Beyond Light:

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla:

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Episode 149: Great Dance Dance Revolution Ram

We try to talk about desktop computers but somehow get sucked down a network hole.

Show Notes:

00:01:05 – ARM Macs
00:39:16 – macOS and OCSP
00:59:55 – macOS 11

ARM Macs:

Big Sur:

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Episode 148: LoMoQu

With final next gen console hardware getting out into the wild, we spend this week giving our final thoughts on the new consoles.

Show Notes:

00:02:13 – RIP QUIBI
00:09:53 – Xbox Series S
00:25:03 – Xbox Series X
00:26:42 – Content Warning: Bugs
00:28:06 – End Of Bug Talk
00:32:10 – DualSense
00:36:22 – PS5

Discord is getting a cool Halloween ringtone from hyperpop duo 100 gecs

RIP QUIBI:

Console Hardware

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