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August 18, 2014 at 3:45PM • 1 hour 45 minutes
Jeff and Christian welcome Anthony Carboni from We Have Concerns and Rev3Games to the show to talk all things Gamescom and Gencon. First up is the Microsoft press conference, and everybody has a complaint about how the Rise of the Tomb Raider exsclusivity was handled. Not to mention 3 bundles, the Halo Channel, and no Kinect. For the Sony press conference, the guys are excited about new games including Rime, The Tomorrow Children, and Wild, and SharePlay. Plus, a new game from Bioware, Obsidian gets the Pathfinder license, Sierra making Geometry Wars 3, Kojima and Del Toro combine for P.T. and Silent Hills, and much much more. From the GenCon front, Jeff is excited for Star Wars Imperial Assault, and a whole mess of game announcements.
In the Playlist, Anthony loves Hohokum, Christian loves Swapper, and Jeff loves Diablo 3 for PS4.
During Tabletop Time, Jeff played the final version of the new Plaid Hat game, Dead of Winter, and everyone is buzzing for D&D 5th Edition.
All that, plus YOUR phone calls!
August 11, 2014 at 3:15PM • 1 hour 35 minutes
Jeff and Christian welcome Devindra Hardawar from Venture Beat and the /Filmcast to the show to discuss Twich's crackdown on copyrighted music, Evolve's delay, Fantasy Flight's new X-COM and Star Wars games, the return of the Sierra brand, and more.
In the Playlist, Devindra finished Watch_Dogs, Christian is loving The Swapper and Rogue Legacy, and Jeff is still digging the alpha of Heroes of the Storm.
In Tabletop Time, Jeff has his hands on the 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set and couldn't be more excited about it.
All that, plus YOUR phone calls.
April 29, 2014 at 1:15PM • 22 minutes
Dan and Benjamin talk about the cast of Star Wars Episode 7, what men can find on Pinterest, and playing Wii golf.
February 25, 2014 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 12 minutes
Haddie Cooke and Dan Benjamin talk about ceramic knives, the bermuda triangle, Bat going missing, breeding birds, NanoTips on Kickstarter, Heroes returns to TV, Instagram selfie infographics, Seth Rogan is writing a movie about console wars, we finally have 3D curly hair, and more!
March 8, 2013 at 6:30PM • 1 hour 12 minutes
On a mildly dreary, but exciting day in Austin, Dan and Haddie discuss Carrie Fisher's return to Star Wars, News Corp's new tablet for education, a watch that may beat Apple's to market, new job numbers for the US, SXSW, and the meeting of the 5by5 and Grumpy Cat minds. Jeffery Saddoris and Bill Wadman of the 5by5 show On Taking Pictures drop in to discuss things photography.
March 1, 2013 at 11:45AM • 47 minutes
We discuss Groupon CEO Andrew Mason getting fired, MIT's new machine that lets you see a person's heart beating, Big Dog can now throw cinder blocks, Facebook confirms it will acquire Atlas Advertising Suite, silent email filtering makes iCloud an unreliable option, Dropbox users complain of spam emails reminiscent of last years data leak, Star Wars nestling dolls, Best Buy says it got no offer from founder Schulze, and NASA has discovered a third radiation belt around earth.
January 28, 2013 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 7 minutes
We discuss Facebook asking users to submit a photo ID to regain access to their accounts, 'JOBS' falls flat, Exxon passes Apple as most valuable company, Jonathan Coulton gets ripped off by 'Glee', The Lonely Island comes out with an interesting take on YOLO, Disney has confirmed J.J. Abrams will direct the next 'Star Wars', and an Internet Explorer ad that features everything cool from the 90's.
January 15, 2013 at 11:00AM • 47 minutes
We discuss Lance Armstrong confessing to Oprah about his doping, Star Wars live-action series, Dell said to be in talks with private-equity firms, John McAfee life movie in the works, US says Java is still risky, edible iPhone cases from South Korea, cows getting fed cookies, Amazon instant video now available on Nintendo Wii, and a visual compendium of guitars.
November 21, 2012 at 11:30AM • 1 hour 15 minutes
A chart that breaks down what technology kids and adults have on their holiday wish lists, Job's spaceship-like offices to arrive later than planned, T-Mobile exec says iPhone isn't worth the sacrifice, hacker breached AT&T's security, 250 phone booths in New York are getting an iPad-esque upgrade, NTSB may drop Blackberry for iPhone, Star Wars 7 & Beyond: Lawrence Kasdan onboard for sequel, The Oatmeal is getting sued, "white smells" exist for smells as "white noise" do for sounds, a strange beast discovered in Namibia, and Dr. Benjamin Chapman stops by the show to inform us how to keep our holiday food prep clean and our guests from getting sick while severely grossing us out in the process.
November 2, 2012 at 10:00PM • 1 hour 34 minutes
Following up on The Incomparable episode #114, here's a bonus discussion of the future of "Star Wars" featuring our own Dan Moren, along with guests Guy English, Dave Wiskus, Rene Ritchie, and Matt Drance. Directors, cast, crew, stories, traps, heroes' journeys, timelines, themes, theatrics, dramatics, and dreams, no topic is safe when a bunch of tech nerds get their Force talk on.
Special guest Dan Moren.
January 10, 2012 at 9:45AM • 1 hour 41 minutes
John Gruber joins Merlin to talk about blog engines, Lego, bias, credibility, the project triangle, and (duh) Star Wars.
Special guest John Gruber.
December 23, 2011 at 5:30PM • 1 hour 38 minutes
John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin talk about low-stakes grammar issues, the continuing debate about partisanship in tech writing, more theories about an Apple TV product, the origins and fate of "friendly" programming environments like HyperCard, plus a little about Lego Star Wars and holiday toys for children.