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.
Because we have a scheduling conflict for our usual weekly podcast day (that’s Tuesdays for those of you not in the know), we got together for an early edition of this week’s show. Doug, Amanda, Katie, and Sorg are on air for AwesomeCast 340. This week we’re talking about awesome things in technology, including:
Katie gets to go to tradeshows for work. She’s sharing some doodads as her Awesome Thing of the Week this week.
Since Doug is playing with Katie’s toys, he’s sharing his Awesome Thing of the Week, Facebook Blueprint.
Apparently Facebook certification tests are akin to clearance testing – lots of procedure and protocol.
We’re talking Facebook ads and marketing.
Mobile apps aren’t as friendly for marketing.
Amanda is talking Instagram posting via Facebook for businesses.
Moving to Amanda’s Awesome Thing of the Week – Google Jamboard is due out in May.