Episode 113: 2009-2019

Continuing our apparent pivot into a games podcast, we talk about games of the decade and then pivot back to tech to make fun of failed products.

Show Notes:

00:00:39 – Sadiq’s Games Of The Decade
00:43:54 – Cristian’s Games Of The Decade
01:25:35 – Talking Trash About Failed Tech Products Of The Decade

Games of the Decade (2009-2019)

Sadiq’s games of the decade

  • Assassin’s Creed 2
  • Overwatch
  • DOOM (2016)
  • Titanfall 2
  • Planetside 2
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order
  • Forza Horizon (3 & 4)
  • The Witcher 3
  • Dishonored
  • Sleeping Dogs
  • Tacoma
  • SUPERHOT
  • Firewatch
  • Nier: Automata
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Metal Gear Solid 5
  • Dead Cells
  • Hitman (2016)

Cristian’s Games Of The Decade:

  • Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver
  • Breath Of The Wild
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Halo 5 (only the multiplayer)
  • Destiny
    • Destiny 2: 16d 7h 35m
    • Destiny: 42d 0h 41m
    • In total: 1400 hours 25ish minutes

The 84 biggest flops, fails, and dead dreams of the decade in tech

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Episode 112: A Nice Sounding Burning Piano

It’s list week! So we arbitrarily rank music and video games released in 2019.

Show Notes:

00:00:04 – An Aside On Opus
00:09:22 – Cristian’s Top Albums
00:31:40 – Sadiq’s Top Albums
00:49:54 – Sadiq’s GOTY’s
01:07:39 – Cristian’s GOTY’s

Our albums of the year

Cristian’s albums of the year:

  • IGOR – Tyler, The Creator
  • Snaxx – MNDSGN
  • All My Heroes Are Cornballs – JPEGMAFIA
  • When I Get Home – Solange
  • So Much Fun! – Young Thug

Sadiq’s albums of the year:

  • Anderson .Paak – Ventura
  • clipping. – There Existed An Addiction to Blood
  • TAEYEON – Purpose
  • Taylor Swift – Lover

Wait we forgot:

  • Homecoming – Beyoncè

Our Games of the Year

Sadiq’s games of the year:

Cristian’s games of the year:

This is not a good game but:

  • Kingdom Hearts 3

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Episode 111: Into The Reach

Halo Reach is a 10 year old game that by virtue of just existing has a better business model and set of content than any FPS game released this year, we talk about it for an hour.

Show Notes:

Halo Reach:

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Episode 110: Hackers 2: Own The Information

Sadiq and Cristian talk about having to reinstall software, super low level software, encrypted network software, and then video game streaming software.

Show Notes:

00:00:05 – eGPU Follow Up
00:16:09 – Google’s Attempts To Mainline Android Kernel Support
00:25:48 – DNS, DOH, and DOT
00:44:15 – Google Stadia: Officially Launched

eGPU Follow Up:

Android and Linux:

DNS Wars:

Google Stadia:

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Episode 109: 2020 Let’s Get You On Funkwhale

Sadiq and Cristian talk about space capitalism video games, Apple finally fixing their keyboards, and take advantage of a boring Windows 10 update to Go90* about eGPUs.

*Go90 is a registered trademark of Verizon LLC, used without permission

Show Notes:

00:00:17 – The Outer World (Spoilers)
00:25:22 – The Outer Worlds (Not Spoilers)
00:32:25 – 16 Inch Macbook Pro
00:53:10 – Windows 10 November 2019 Update (but really eGPUs)

Video Games Corner:

16-inch MacBook Pro:

Windows 10 November Update:

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Episode 108: Moral High Ground

Sadiq and Cristian talk about AirPods, take a big detour into audiophile land, laugh at WearOS, and ThinQ about BlizzCon.

Show Notes:

00:00:34 – Notifications on iOS
00:05:42 – AirPods Pro
00:25:06 – Google Buys Fitbit
00:32:41 – BlizzCon (Part 1, Politics Discourse)
00:46:45 – BlizzCon (Part 2, Games Talk)

Airpods Pro:

Fitbit:

Blizzcon:

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Episode 107: I’m glad I don’t own any of these things, because I don’t trust these fuckers

Sadiq and Cristian talk about the latest Google hardware products while making fun of Blizzard and exploring Sadiq’s deep hatred for WiFi.

Show Notes:

00:01:12 – Pixel 4
00:17:35 – Pixelbook Go
00:28:27 – Pixel Buds
00:33:36 – Nest Hardware
00:45:03 – Stadia
00:58:22 – RIP Daydream and Clips

Google October Event

Pixel 4:

Pixelbook:

Pixel Buds:

Home and Nest:

Stadia:

Product Shutdowns:

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Episode 106: Better Than Electron

Sadiq and Cristian talk some more about Destiny 2, discuss the latest Wired piece on the PlayStation 5 and then go deep into the latest macOS release.

Show Notes:

00:00:33 – Destiny 2 Follow Up
00:09:36 – Sony Confirms More Information About The PlayStation 5
00:21:35 – macOS Catalina

Destiny 2 Followup:

  • Sadiq talks about Destiny 2

Wired’s PS5 Article:

macOS Catalina:

Reviews:

Other:

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Episode 105: I’m Not Bringing the DAC To The Gym

Sadiq and Cristian talk about Microsoft’s October hardware event and Destiny 2: Shadowkeep. We also fall in and out of love with eGPUs and Bluetooth headphones.

Show Notes:

00:00:04 – Surface Laptop 3
00:10:19 – Surface Pro 7
00:15:56 – Surface Pro X
00:27:03 – Surface Buds
00:40:44 – Surface Neo
00:50:00 – Surface Duo
00:58:38 – Destiny 2: Shadowkeep

Microsoft’s Surface Event:

Destiny 2 To The Moon Edition:

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Episode 104: Windows Phone 8.1 Had The Best Keyboard

Show Notes:

This week we talk about all the important new Apple OS releases and also Apple Arcade.

00:00:06 – Introduction: tvOS?
00:02:01 – iOS 13
00:42:58 – iPadOS
00:56:49 – WatchOS 6
01:06:18 – Sadiq’s Series 5
01:18:57 – Apple Arcade

iOS and iPadOS 13:

watchOS 6:

Apple Arcade: