Sorg is back in studio, and we’re getting creative due to an internet service outage. We’re not going to let it stop us from talking about what’s new in tech this week – including some E3 chat! Chilla joins Sorg for a little extra geeky AwesomeCast 352, including:
Sorg troubleshoots some tech outages while podcasting.
Verizon has failed this podcast this week.
E3 was a thing that happened this week. We’re sharing some of the gaming news you should know.
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.
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.
It’s our first episode of 2017. We’re getting geeky and techy in our revamped digs. We’ve got Katie, Chilla, Sorg, and Max in house for on AwesomeCast 330!
– We’re talking some Alexa with our in-studio guests.
– Sorg is sharing how Alexa’s “Always Getting Smarter” creeps him out.
– Alexa does have a mute button that turns red – so you know when she’s listening and when she’s not.
– Alexa can even call you an Uber!
– Alexa also asks to rate her analysis performance – to hone in on your voice commands.
– Chilla is concerned Alexa may break up his marriage – because his wife is loving it.
– Chilla is using Alexa in conjunction with Siri to maximize his automation.
– Max still thinks Siri is better with providing sports scores than Alexa.
– Katie is joining the Alexa bandwagon with her Echo Dot.
– Katie is doing her Echo Dot unboxing on air!
– South Korean robots company has built a real Gundam!
– Max is a gamer. Of course he’s sharing some awesome game stories.
– Chilla recommends the Nexus line of Android tablets. (Or wait 2 months for Samsung announcements.)
– Need something do with your old phone? How about turn it into a security camera.
– You know we like drones. How about a Snoopy drone?
– Like the outdoors but don’t want to get lost from your group? We’re talking about a bluetooth option.
– Katie is sharing a fitness tracker that’s a ring instead of a wrist accessory.
– Chilla is sharing the news Sorg has been waiting for – his Macbook will have touchscreen capability!
– Sorg knew he needed an iPad, but didn’t realize he needed THIS much iPad…
– Android is getting Mario Run – sometime in the future, and you can sign up for more info now.
– Who’s still playing Pokemon GO? *Sorg slowly raises his hand*
– Chilla is sharing his thoughts on the Pokemon GO integration with his watch.
– Sorg combined his Pokemon GO and Uber. He plays while he’s parked (not while he’s actually driving).
– Katie is discussing the Coffee Meets Bagel dating app and pairings with Yelp and Spotify.
– We love to hear from our fans. Hit us up with news! How do you like the new studio set-up?
After the show remember to:
Eat at Slice on Broadway if you are in the Pittsburgh area! It is Awesome! (sliceonbroadway.com)