We’ve got some nerds and geeks together to talk some video games for our reboot of Boss Battle, and we’re doing it AwesomeCast style with AwesomeGaming. For Beta Episode 1 we’ve got Chachi, Rizz, and Chad talking about some gaming play and news, including:
We’re celebrating Star Wars Day on the show talking some Star Wars Battlefront 2 with Rizz.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 offers a single player trailer. It’s not just multiplayer death matches!
Star Wars Battlefront 2 also sticks to the original canon!
Chad likes the X-Wing VR mode. #StarWars
Speaking of VR, we’re talking about which games make us queasy.
Tip of the Week – If you get motion sick, watch out for Minecraft VR.
VR problems: Trying to put your hand up to block out the sun in driving games.
Chachi is interested in a VR purchase….for job simulator.
Chad is telling us about Resident Evil in VR.
Chachi is talking about how No Man’s Sky was the reason for his Play Station switch from XBox.
Rizz is recommending Flinthook if you’re looking for a fun game.
We’re talking some Cuphead!
Rizz is talking about the NFL draft pick who is excited to spend his draft money on a gaming PC.
Nintendo is predicting the Switch could outsell the WiiU.
We can thank Zelda and Pokemon Go for the Switch sales.
Nintendo has sold more copies of Zelda than actual Switch consoles.
GTA Online store clerks went missing?!?!
GTA gave money back for items that are now free in-game.
Eve Online is taking a stand that online scams aren’t just legal – they’re encouraged.
Pokemon Go is running a grass event starting tomorrow.
Chad, Rizz, and Chachi are talking about the games they’re currently playing.
Chad is playing some No Man’s Sky and GTA Online.
Rizz is playing some Flinthook.
Chachi is playing a few things, especially some VR games like Esper, and MLB and Madden on PS4.
Because it’s May 4th, we’re streaming some Star Wars games after the podcast.
The prodigal daughter, Katie, returns this week to keep Sorg and Chilla in check while Brian Crawford of The River’s Edge joins us for AwesomeCast 345. They’re talking about some of this week’s awesome things in technology, including:
Brian is talking about the Millvale Music Festival and their cool Google Maps integration as his Awesome Thing of the Week.
The Millvale Music Festival is also looking at integrating Google Calendar interfacing too. Geeks + Music = ROCK
Katie is giving a shout out to Chilla for her Awesome Thing of the Week – the Real Doll with Harmony AI.
AI without the Real Doll. The conversation is really geeky over here.
This week on AwesomeCast 333, we’re talking about awesome things in technology with Sorg, Chilla, Producer Missy and the news’ Mike Pound, including:
– Mike is sharing some of the stuff he’s been up to – including Beer Me!
– Mike is bringing news media into the discussion as his Awesome Thing Of The Week.
– Pro Tip from Mike – Fact check! factcheck.org, politifact.com, snopes.com.
– We’re talking a standardized pants-on-fire metric for news stories to help people determine validity of posts.
– Moving on to some lighter topics, Chilla’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is The Hunted on CBS.
– Sorg’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is the movie Nerve. An ultimate Truth Or Dare.
– Speculating on darknet after watching Nerve.
– Missy’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is a gadget that snaps onto your guitar for a Guitar Hero learning style.
– Shout out to Slice on Broadwaye for their continued support of the show with the perfect pepperoni pizza!
– Our App Of The Week is a layer picture editor app.
– Thanks to Brandon for contributing the Soda Tap to this week’s discussion.
– There’s a bacon toaster?
– Tired of the news? You can change pictures of Donald Trump to kittens!
– Chromebook is making another push.
– Microsoft is making a push for education.
– Google is making an affordable VR option with Daydream VR.
– Amazon made a dash button for candies. The gift that keeps on giving.
– Amazon needs to partner the dash candy/chocolate button with local florists to save guys from doghouses.
This week on AwesomeCast 332, we’re talking about awesome things in technology with Sorg, Chilla, Katie and TV’s Jim Lokay, including:
– Lokay is a Man Of All Media and still takes the time to talk tech with us!
– Want to be our boss? Support us through Patreon for exclusive content like Mat Weller.
– It’s time for our Awesome Thing Of The Week and Nintendo Switch has Sorg’s attention!
– We’re talking Nintendo parental controls.
– Lokay is sharing his thoughts regarding Nintendo’s Wii U as a failure and how they’re overcoming it.
– Chilla is talking the horse power behind the Nintendo Switch.
– We’re talking thoughts on Nintendo returning to the cartridge system versus instant play of online games.
– USBC is the greatest thing in the world – Chilla.
– Katie – talking porn or online dating. Her Awesome Thing Of The Week is Espresso Yourself latte option.
– Chilla’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is bite-sized video games like Star Wars Force Arena.
– Lokay’s Awesome Thing Of The Week is Automatic and its great data resources.
– Lokay may miss Pittsburgh pizza the most being in DC. We need to get him some Slice next time he’s in town!
– Lokay is gearing up for the inauguration and is sharing how the ACLU is utilizing the Mobile Justice app.
– Check out the News On app [Google Play] [iPhone] for your own personal news feed. Our in-house news guy Lokay recommended!
– AT&T finally shut down their 2G network. Original iPhone users can no longer use their service!
– Note to AT&T users: Download the Mark the Spot app for more info on service and coverage.
– Katie shares the loss of yet another social media platform. Vine is going away, but is built-in for Twitter.
– Our thoughts go out to Rob on the Run over the loss of Vine.
– Thanks to Brandon for sharing the Emie Elfy Light.
– Michael Fedor also shared that the Fresno Grizzlies have officially taken over the taco emoji!
– Chilla is talking about composting in the future with Whirlpool’s Zera indoor composter.
– We’re also talking the ultimate VR flight simulator by Icaros.
– We touched upon a VR tour of the White House with President Obama.
– Smartwatches can tell you’re about to get sick days in advance.
– Plott’s Cubit makes it easy to measure spaces for creative projects.
After the show remember to:
Eat at Slice on Broadway if you are in the Pittsburgh area! It is Awesome! (sliceonbroadway.com)