Posts Tagged ‘Don Mattrick’

Episode 114: May The Fleshlight Be With You

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Episode 114: May The Fleshlight Be With You

– In this episode, the trio of us geek out over the new Star Wars movie trailer. And it was awesome.  We also talk about video games…when we weren’t talking about Star Wars, that is.

New STAR WARS TRAILER!!!
https://youtu.be/ngElkyQ6Rhs
Proposed Exemption to DMCA Would Allow Console Jailbreaking
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2015/04/us-government-takes-on-legal-fight-over-console-jailbreaking-once-more/
Lego Dimensions – The New Skylanders/Disney Infinity Game
http://www.theverge.com/2015/4/9/8376137/lego-dimensions-announcement
Next Gears of War Not Coming to the 360…Duh!
https://twitter.com/btjackfelling/status/583085685336227840
New Guitar Hero Announced
http://www.theverge.com/2015/4/14/8406319/guitar-hero-live-browser-mobile-ipad-android
Play Star Wars Battlefronts First on Xbox One Via EA Access
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/star-wars-battlefront-playable-first-on-xbox-one-t/1100-6426607/
5 Easy Fatalities on Mortal Kombat X Just $0.99
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2015/04/mortal-kombat-x-charges-players-for-easy-fatalities/
Sony Offering Bundles in Preparation for Morphous
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2015/03/psa-get-ready-for-vr-with-ps4-bundle-featuring-free-playstation-camera/
Polygon: MS Xbox One Causing People to Spend More on Electricity Bills
http://www.polygon.com/2015/3/31/8301801/microsoft-is-ignoring-xbox-ones-biggest-energy-issue
Game Store Swatted
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/03/game-store-swatted-nearly-became-complicit-in-inciting-police-response/
13 Year Old Minecraft Player Admits to Swatting
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/03/13-year-old-minecraft-player-confesses-to-swatting-police-say/
Don Mattrick Out At Zynga
http://www.theverge.com/2015/4/8/8372061/zynga-ceo-don-mattrick-mark-pincus-return
Super Troopers 2 Is On The Way Thanks to the Fans
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/super-troopers-2/x/10282517#home

Episode 74: Geographical Castration

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Episode 74: Geographical Castration

– We had a good episode and one that showed that the show can go on without Sparkstalker…if only for a little while.  But Spark does join us and we have a grand old time.  We talked about Mattrick leaving a sinking ship for one that hit an iceberg.  Where exactly AsphaltRanger wants Randy Pitchford to go. What we really think of the Ouya.  And why we love Major Nelson.

Mattrick Leaving Xbox for Zynga  
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/07/report-xbox-president-don-mattrick-will-leave-microsoft-for-zynga/
Julie Larson-Green In At Xbox
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/07/03/report-ballmer-to-make-windows-chief-new-head-of-xbox-division/
Aaron Hernandez Removed from Madden 25
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/07/08/accused-murderer-aaron-hernandez-removed-from-ncaa-14-and-madden/
Aliens: Colonial Marines to Have Extended Campaign via DLC
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/07/08/aliens-colonial-marines-trophies-reveal-extended-campaign-dlc/
More Borderlands 2 DLC on the Way?
http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/07/08/gearbox-making-more-borderlands-2-dlc-new-next-gen-game?utm_campaign=fbposts
Xbox One Wins Game 10 Awards, Six Go to Titanfall
http://gamecriticsawards.com/winners.html
Time Warner To Allow Streaming TV on Xbox 360 This Summer
http://www.theverge.com/2013/6/28/4473860/time-warner-cable-app-coming-to-xbox-360-later-this-summer
MS Details New Gamer Reputation System
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/07/microsoft-explains-xbox-ones-new-griefer-separating-reputation-system/
Xbox One/Kinect 2.0 to Read QR Codes
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/07/02/xbox-ones-kinect-can-read-qr-codes-in-place-of-download-codes/
Microsoft Admits Poor PR during E3
http://www.theverge.com/2013/7/15/4524714/microsoft-admits-shame-for-flawed-xbox-one-messaging
Google To Build a Ouya-Like Console
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/06/27/wsj-google-developing-android-console-eyes-on-apple-ouya/
Florida Bans All Computers, Smartphones and Probably Console’s
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/08/florida-banned-computers_n_3561701.html
EA Raising Game Prices in England to $83 Equivalent
http://www.cinemablend.com/games/EA-Raises-Prices-Next-Gen-Games-54-99-57437.html
 

Episode 73: One Stereo Mono Earbud

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Episode 73: One Stereo Mono Earbud

– We have add a fourth for one week as we discuss the Xbox One and the One-Eighty that the PR department did to try and convince people to buy an Xbox One.  We also talk about the Geezer Forza Touring League with special…okay, not so special Goldwater64.

Microsoft Does a 180 on DRM, Also Nixes Family Sharing
http://kotaku.com/microsoft-is-removing-xbox-one-drm-514390310
Family Sharing Is Just a Timed Demo
http://www.heyuguysgaming.com/news/12507/heartbroken-xbox-one-employee-lets-rip-must-read
False
http://kotaku.com/xbox-one-lets-you-share-your-games-with-up-to-10-famil-511767763
https://twitter.com/notwen/status/348092374842474497
http://i.imgur.com/sUhenuw.jpg
Microsoft Trying to “Muffle” Don Mattrick
http://gamingbolt.com/major-nelson-addresses-drm-concerns-silencing-don-mattrick-and-how-ps4-isnt-a-threat#y5v8Fp3Z6xSPoDGK.99
Borderlands 2 On The Ouya?
http://www.androidcentral.com/nvidia-grid-shows-you-can-play-borderlands-2-ouya
Crackdown Will Return With The Right Time/Right Dev’s
http://uk.gamespot.com/news/crackdown-will-return-with-the-right-team-and-time-microsoft-says-6410346
More TC: The Division Info
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/06/19/the-division-has-classless-characters-second-screen-detailed/
How Titanfall Will Use the Cloud
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/06/24/titanfall-dev-explains-why-its-using-xbox-live-cloud/
Asteroid Tracking Via The Cloud
http://www.oxm.co.uk/56414/microsoft-xbox-ones-infinite-cloud-power-can-track-330000-asteroids-in-space/
More cloud stuff
http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2013/01/31/microsofts-1-billion-roofless-data-center/
Xbox One and a Hypervisor:
http://www.giantbomb.com/xbox-one/3045-145/forums/why-does-the-xbox-one-have-a-hypervisor-and-what-i-1437760/
And a whole bunch more – that is, why Spark is so excited about the tech behind the Xbox One:
http://www.reddit.com/r/xboxone/comments/1gsrf5/how_developers_use_the_cloud_and_halo_will_have_a/
Win 8 apps coming to Xbox One?
http://mobile.theverge.com/2013/6/27/4470658/xbox-one-windows-8-apps-build-2013
Microsoft To Stop Charging Developer to Patch Games
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/06/27/microsoft-reportedly-drops-xbla-developer-patch-fees/
New Microsoft Patent
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/06/27/microsoft-patent-remakes-running-concurrent-engines-for-old-ne/
 

Episode 72: Sony Makes Microsoft It’s Prison Bitch Until…

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Episode 72: Sony Made Microsoft It’s Prison Bitch Until…

– In this episode we talk about what Sony and Microsoft presented at E3, and how the gaming world is reacting.  Who won, who lost, and who told enough of the truth to actually win the hearts and minds.  All that and more.

Next Gen games and which console they are on
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlV1z_fOLp7YdE9ISGd4T1dneDBYcHZWNXBJRW9mM2c&usp=sharing 
http://i.imgur.com/ZWK5YzZ.png
Oh, Don…
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/06/microsoft-no-internet-connection-you-can-still-buy-an-xbox-360/
Xbox One Can Check Into the Mothership With a Cell Phone
http://www.videogamer.com/news/xbox_one_24-hour_check-in_using_mobile_phone_uses_kilobytes_of_data_says_harrison.html
 

Episode 71: Microsoft’s Red Wedding

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Episode 71: Microsoft’s Red Wedding

– In this episode, Sony invites Microsoft under a banner of protection to their E3 Press Conference.  It didn’t matter that Sony was actually planning to kill the Microsoft executives, because Microsoft decided to commit Hara Kiri by themselves.  Good job Microsoft.

Microsoft Answers Some Questions
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/06/microsoft-details-xbox-one-used-games-always-online-and-privacy-policies/
Titan Fall by Respawn Entertainment Coming to the Xbox One, PC Only
http://www.gamesthirst.com/2013/06/06/confirmed-respawns-new-game-called-titan-fall-xbox-one-pc-exclusive/
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=578141
EA to Talk About Star Wars Games at E3
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/05/22/ea-to-show-star-wars-plans-at-e3/

Episode 70: ONE Giant PR Disaster

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Episode 70: ONE Giant PR Disaster

– In this episode, Spark, Ranger and Jedi talk about Microsoft’s new console, the Xbox One.  We also talk about the completely miserable way that Microsoft has handled the announcement and what we think they owe to gamers.

The Used Games Issue
http://kotaku.com/the-xbox-is-not-always-online-but-seems-to-block-used-509077987
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/05/21/xbox-one-may-require-game-installs-close-out-used-game-market/
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/408116/microsoft-xbox-one-pre-owned-plans-consistent-with-way-the-world-works/
No Backwards Compatibility
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/05/21/xbox-one-not-backwards-compatible-with-360-discs-xbla-purchases
500GB HD With Option for USB Hard Drives
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/05/21/xbox-one-uses-non-removable-hard-drive-supports-external-usb-st
NFL Games On Xbox One
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/05/21/xbox-one-features-nfl-live-broadcasts-smartglass-fantasy-footba
Friends List Expands to 1000
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/05/21/xbox-one-supports-1000-friends
Xbox Q&A
http://www.original-gamer.com/article/5594-Microsoft-designing-way-to-trade-and-resell-games-for-Xbox-One
Live Family Plans Making a Come-Back
http://www.theverge.com/2013/5/22/4354700/xbox-one-xbox-live-gold-family-support
Help Fox News!
http://kotaku.com/only-fox-news-can-save-us-from-the-tyranny-of-xbox-one-509331243
Francis Likes the New Xbox
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyD1VlQdj2s&feature=youtu.be
***Mattrick Angers Gamers and JediChric***
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/05/22/don-mattrick-if-youre-backwards-compatible-youre-really-bac/

 

 


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