Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft’

Episode 112: Live Long and Podcast

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Episode 112: Live Long and Podcast

– We are finally back from our unintended hiatus.  We got back to basics and talked about all the things that happened while we were gone, including the loss of a Geek icon.

Spock Vs Spock
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UengULt6t7Q
GTA V Heists Are Coming 3/10
http://www.polygon.com/2015/2/24/8100535/gta-5-pc-release-date-delay-online-heists
SOE Bought Out, Going Multi-Platform
https://forums.station.sony.com/soe/index.php?threads/sony-online-entertainment-becomes-daybreak-game-company.11500068269/
Elite Dangerous Coming to Xbox One in 2015
http://www.polygon.com/2015/3/4/8149499/elite-dangerous-xbox-one
Also Wasteland 2
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/wasteland-2-coming-to-xbox-one-and-ps4/1100-6425671/ Original Wasteland:
https://archive.org/details/Wasteland_854
Madden Predicts the Winner and Exact Score of Super Bowl
http://www.theverge.com/2015/2/2/7962311/super-bowl-madden-prediction-exact-final-score
Borderlands 3 Confirmed for Xbox One and PS4
http://www.hardcoregamer.com/2015/02/03/borderlands-3-confirmed-by-take-two-interactive-current-gen-only/132986/
Bethesda Plans First Ever E3 Conference
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2015/02/bethesda-plans-its-first-ever-press-conference-for-e3/
Ubisoft: The Division and Rainbow 6: Siege Coming in 2015
http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/02/12/ubisoft-new-assassins-creed-rainbow-six-siege-and-the-division-coming-this-year
Rock Band 4 Incoming
http://www.harmonixmusic.com/games/rock-band/?mc_cid=5c7f040baf&mc_eid=3cc13af430
Spotify Coming to the PS4
http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/28/7928235/sony-spotify-playstion-music-announced
Streaming Games from Xbox One to HoloLens On Roadmap
http://microsoft-news.com/streaming-xbox-one-games-to-hololens-is-on-microsofts-roadmap/
Peter Molyneux: Don’t Overhype HoloLens, Microsoft!
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2015-01-22-molyneux-warns-microsoft-dont-overpromise-on-hololens
Nintendo and Netflix Working on Zelda Show
http://www.theverge.com/2015/2/6/7993603/netflix-legend-of-zelda-live-action-series
Best Buy Gamers Club Price Lowered to $30
http://www.polygon.com/2015/3/4/8147341/best-buy-gamers-club-unlocked-price-drop
EA Shuts down Maxis (Maker of Sim City)
http://www.polygon.com/2015/3/4/8149791/ea-closes-maxis-simcity-the-sims
Introducing HBO Now, $15 a Month Streaming Service
http://www.theverge.com/2015/3/4/8149579/hbo-now-streaming-service-name-pricing-report

Episode 111: Peanut Butter and Jealous

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Episode 111: Peanut Butter and Jealous

– In this episode, we go gaga over the Windows 10 and HoloLens announcements.  We also talk about the impact those announcements have on the Xbox world.

Windows 10 Free for All Windows 7 and 8.1 Users for the First Year
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/01/windows-10-free-for-all-windows-8-1-and-windows-7-users-for-first-year/
http://www.pcgamer.com/microsoft-windows-10-will-not-be-sold-as-a-subscription/
Windows 10 Offers Free Xbox One In-Home Game Streaming
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2015/01/microsoft-announces-xbox-app-for-windows-10/
Windows 10 Headed to Xbox One
http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/21/7865599/windows-10-on-xbox-one
One Drive to Support Music
http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/21/7866903/microsoft-announces-music-collections-are-coming-to-onedrive
Introducing HoloLens
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/01/microsofts-new-interface-freaking-holograms/
Rebel Galaxy
http://www.totalxbox.com/82830/rebel-galaxy-announced-for-xbox-one/
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
http://www.gamespot.com/Borderlads-PS4-Xbox-One-Remaster-Handsome-Jack-Collection/
More Classic Star Wars Games Released at GOG.com
http://www.polygon.com/2015/1/20/7856759/star-wars-x-wing-alliance-gog-re-release
Elder Scrolls Going Free to Play
http://www.polygon.com/2015/1/21/7865919/the-elder-scrolls-online-ps4-xbox-one-release-date-free-to-play-tamriel-unlimited
Xbox Wins Emmy for Technology Enhancing Device
http://www.polygon.com/2015/1/13/7537477/xbox-one-emmy
Xbox Avatars to Get Facelift for the One
http://www.joystiq.com/2015/01/08/report-xbox-avatars-to-get-a-facelift-on-xbox-one/?ncid=rss_truncated
Nintendo Stopping Distribution to Brazil
http://www.polygon.com/2015/1/10/7524759/nintendo-brazil-wii-u-3ds-tariffs-taxes
UK Teen Arrested over PSN and XBL Hacks
http://www.joystiq.com/2015/01/17/uk-teen-arrested-over-suspected-involvement-in-xbox-live-psn-dd/?ncid=rss_truncated
Rob Riggle Is Frank West in Dead Rising Watchtower
http://www.polygon.com/2015/1/22/7872235/dead-rising-movie-trailer-watchtower

Episode 110: Kanye Bad

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Episode 110: Kanye Bad

– In this episode, we talk about all the important things that a new year brings, like how the movie The Interview was AWESOME and why we need for Kim Dot-Com needs to stay away from the politics of gaming.

Script Kiddies Take Down XBL and PSN
http://www.polygon.com/2014/12/25/7449187/psn-login-problems
FBI Is Investigating
http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/12/fbi-claimed-to-be-investigating-xbox-live-playstation-network-ddos-perps/
UK Police Arrest One Lizard Squad Member
http://www.polygon.com/2014/12/31/7475297/report-uk-police-arrest-lizard-squad-member
Finnish NBI Questioning Another
http://www.polygon.com/2015/1/1/7477587/finnish-national-bureau-of-investigation-questions-suspected-lizard
Halo 5 Pre-Orders, $250 for Collectors Edition
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/250-halo-5-collector-s-edition-revealed/1100-6424414/
Bungie’s 2015 Plan for Destiny?
http://www.destructoid.com/leaked-photo-shows-bungie-s-possible-plans-for-destiny-in-2015-285628.phtml
Play games and go to college for free…for free?
http://www.joystiq.com/2015/01/07/second-us-university-extends-league-of-legends-scholarships/
Playstation Now Gets a $19.99 All You Can Play Subscription
http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/5/7493515/playstation-now-ps4-subscription-launch
Rumor: Microsoft Developing a VR Headset As Well
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/microsoft-to-reveal-xbox-vr-headset-at-e3-2015-rep/1100-6424314/
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/microsoft-gave-gta-5-boss-a-demo-of-its-mysterious/1100-6423680/
H4LT Leak’s The Xbox One Firmware and Documentation
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2015-microsoft-gives-more-cpu-power-to-xbox-one-developers-blog
Sling TV for Xbox One
http://www.joystiq.com/2015/01/07/sling-tv-to-stream-espn-tbs-other-networks-on-xbox-one/

Episode 109: GotY Show

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Episode 109: GotY Show

– In this episode, we go over the Game of the Year awards and the new category Annual Piece of Shit (APoS).  We also talk about the “Interview”, Guardians of the Galaxy and the hottest trailer ever: Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  Oh, and we also talk about what this year in gaming killed (Pre-Orders and Season Passes).

Destiny Locked Out Non-DLC Players for 1 Week, It’s Short, and “Worst Part of Destiny”

http://www.polygon.com/2014/12/9/7359911/you-need-to-pay-to-play-this-weeks-heroic-strikes-in-destiny

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/12/the-dark-below-dlc-highlights-the-worst-parts-of-destiny/

Your Progress in Destiny Will Carry Over to Destiny 2

http://www.polygon.com/2014/12/9/7359839/destiny-sequel-grinding-gear

A Featurette on Adrift

http://www.polygon.com/2014/11/28/7303899/how-first-person-shooter-fatigue-led-to-the-serene-beauty-of-adrift

New Gears of War Making “Massive Progress”

http://www.polygon.com/2014/12/5/7339609/gears-of-war-xbox-one-massive-progress-black-rock

Halo Spartan Strike Delayed

http://www.polygon.com/2014/12/5/7340717/halo-spartan-strike-delay-master-chief-collection-broken

Evolve Gets New Mode, Monsters and an Open Beta in January

http://www.polygon.com/2014/12/18/7413753/evolve-open-beta-arrives-in-january

http://www.polygon.com/2014/12/18/7414313/evolve-introduces-evacuation-mode-and-a-new-monster

Minecraft Getting Story Mode

http://www.theverge.com/2014/12/18/7415167/minecraft-story-mode-telltale-games

What Uncharted 4 Looks Like

http://kotaku.com/heres-what-em-uncharted-4-em-looks-like-on-the-ps4-1667719253

Faceplates for a Console? Yes, Says the PS4

http://www.polygon.com/2014/12/6/7346069/the-ps4-brings-back-faceplates

Xbox Live Under Attack from Lizard Squad

http://www.polygon.com/2014/12/5/7342989/xbox-live-attack-hacker-group-lizard-squad

Update on Lizard Squad: Game Over for Them!

http://www.businessinsider.com/lizard-squad-hack-playstation-and-xbox-2014-12

Spencer’s Reaction to Street Fighter as a PS4 Exclusive: All in the Game, Yo

http://www.polygon.com/2014/12/8/7352609/xbox-head-reacts-to-news-of-street-fighter-exclusive-its-all-part-of

Arcadia: Microsoft’s Game Streaming Service

http://www.polygon.com/2014/12/16/7401913/microsoft-streaming-games-apps-arcadia-report

GTA V getting heists 2015 “Early”

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/12/16/grand-theft-auto-5-online-heists-finally-revealed

Episode 108: The Game Changer

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Episode 108: The Game Changer

– In this episode, we rage against the gaming industry for letting three broken games get released that require fixes and patches. And we can’t seem to focus on anything else, either.

If Pac-Man Were Released Today 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flfE-cX8qjM
Halo: MCC – Total Disaster and We’re Sorry from 343
http://news.xbox.com/2014/11/games-a-status-update-from-bonnie-ross-on-halo-the-master-chief-collection
The Crew Review Embargo Expires AFTER the Game Releases
http://www.purexbox.com/news/2014/11/ubisoft_confirms_the_crew_will_launch_before_reviews_do
Ubisoft: Don’t Trust Early Reviews of the Crew
http://www.polygon.com/2014/11/25/7281529/ubisoft-the-crew-reviews
Grand Theft Auto’s Lurid New First Person View
http://www.polygon.com/2014/11/18/7243201/grand-theft-auto-5s-first-person-sex-is-lurid-graphic
Far Cry 4 PC Players Who Were Having Server Issue’s Pirated the Game
http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/11/19/far-cry-4-users-accidentally-reveal-they-pirated-the-game
Sony’s Vision with the Vue
http://www.polygon.com/2014/11/18/7243591/sonys-television-service-continues-playstations-agile-approach-to
HBO Go Now Available
http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/20/7250783/hbo-go-xbox-one-app-features-download-available-now
Happy One Year Anniversary Xbox One
http://majornelson.com/2014/11/19/many-thanks-one-year-xbox-one/
G4 TV Going Off The Air…For Good This Time
http://www.polygon.com/2014/11/17/7233183/g4-is-going-off-the-air-for-good
Valve Sets New Rules for Early Access Developers
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/11/valve-lays-out-new-rules-and-guidelines-for-early-access-developers/

Episode 107: Sharing Is No Longer Caring

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Episode 107: Sharing Is No Longer Caring

– In this episode, we talk about how mysterious it is that TV’s can disappear, why Obama’s stance on Net Neutrality might be a bad thing and because of The Master Chief Collection, why some are worried about games like the Division.  All that and more on this episode.

President Obama Says the FCC Should Classify IPS’s as a utility, IPS’s Revolt
http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/10/7185933/fcc-should-reclassify-internet-as-utility-obama-says
Xbox One sales triple after price drop:
http://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-sees-xbox-one-sales-triple-after-console-price-cut/
Prey 2 is Officially Dead
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/10/31/bethesda-confirms-that-prey-2-is-officially-dead/?ncid=rss_truncated
Destiny Sequel in the Works
http://www.polygon.com/2014/11/4/7157453/destiny-has-more-than-9-5m-registered-users-who-play-on-average-3
Developer Can Block Share Play
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/11/sony-developers-can-block-share-play-features-on-ps4-games/
Sony Vue – Sony’s Live Cable-TV Experiment
http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/13/7213305/playstation-vue-screenshots
Microsoft/AMD Working On Smaller Processor for the Xbox One
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2014-smaller-cheaper-cooler-xbox-one-processor-in-development

Episode 106: Breaking All The Rules

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Episode 106: Breaking All The Rules

– In the episode, the band is back together breaking all the rules and probably some laws.  We also talk about games.  Evolve, Sunset Overdrive, and the middle finger Bungie is giving to the owners of the Xbox One.  All that and more on MAHG RADIO!

Titanfall Horde Mode Impressions
http://www.polygon.com/2014/10/22/7040093/titanfall-co-op-mode-four-players
http://www.titanfall.com/game-update-eight
Microsoft Investing 10 Years Into Gears of War, Next New Game Won’t be Reboot
http://www.totalxbox.com/82211/microsoft-is-investing-in-gears-of-war-for-the-next-decade-xbox-one-debut-isnt-a-reboot/
Next Gears Game is Back to the Basics
http://www.polygon.com/2014/10/24/7068163/new-gears-of-war-is-getting-back-to-basics
Halo: The Master Chief Collection is a Whopping 65GB
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/10/a-huge-halo-master-chief-collection-clocks-in-at-65gb/
 
  • Equivalent to 7 DVDs, 89 CD-Roms or 46,222 3.5 Floppy Drives
Star Wars X-Wing and Tie Fighter (And Others) Games on GOG.com
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/10/gog-offers-x-wing-tie-fighter-games-as-legit-downloads-for-first-time/
Cancelled Star Wars: Battlefronts 3 Alpha Footage
http://www.polygon.com/2014/10/20/7013793/more-pre-alpha-gameplay-of-star-wars-battlefront-3-leaks-out
Destiny DLC debacle
http://kotaku.com/destinys-new-dlc-kinda-screws-over-xbox-players-1652294153
PS4 Firmware 2.0
http://www.polygon.com/2014/10/16/6990617/ps4-firmware-2-0-features-masamune-usb-music-dashboard-library
Problems with Firmware 2.0
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/10/28/report-ps4-users-report-myriad-issues-following-2-0-update/?ncid=rss_truncated
Next Dashboard Update Brings Custom Backgrounds, Twitter Integration, More
http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/21/7026337/xbox-one-november-update-twitter-tv-integration-custom-backgrounds
HBO Go Coming to Xbox One
http://www.polygon.com/2014/10/18/6998925/images-of-hbo-go-on-xbox-one-slip-out
Xbox One To End Free Xbox Music Streaming
http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/22/7043901/microsoft-is-ending-free-xbox-music-streaming
Pacific Rim 3 Will Tie Directly into PR2
http://www.slashfilm.com/guillermo-del-toro-pacific-rim-sequels/
Rob Riggle Set to Play Main Dead Rising Character in Movie
http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/20/7022501/rob-riggle-is-frank-west-in-dead-rising-film

Episode 105: No Lone Ranger

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Episode 105: No Lone Ranger

– In this episode, the show must go on without AsphaltRanger so Spark and Jedi actually go on without him.  We talk about getting wisdom teeth pulled, and why PleX is so great at least for some.  We also talk video games and the what is being called the Tiny Console War.

The Tiny Console War
http://www.polygon.com/2014/10/6/6923975/razer-microconsole-playstation-tv-amazon-fire-tv
The Google Nexus Player
http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/15/6982375/google-nexus-player-android-tv-set-top-box-announced
The Crew Delayed until 12/2
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/10/06/the-crew-delayed-to-december-adds-a-beta/?ncid=rss_truncated
Might Also Have a Pay To Win Model
http://www.videogamer.com/xboxone/the_crew/news/the_crews_microtransactions_let_you_buy_performance_parts_with_real_world_cash.html
PvZ: Garden Warfare Now In EA Vault
http://www.ea.com/news/plants-vs-zombies-garden-warfare-joins-the-vault-on-ea-access
The Playstation TV Released 10/14, What ArsTechnica Thinks
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/10/playstation-tv-impressions-small-things-come-in-small-packages/
Plex Is Now On The Xbox One
http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/6/6918079/plex-launches-on-xbox
“RoomAlive” In Development
http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/5/6912979/microsoft-roomalive-research-projector-system
Screenshots and Themes Coming to Xbox One
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/10/08/spencer-screenshots-themes-and-more-coming-to-xbox-one/?ncid=rss_truncated
Gearbox Hit With Bomb Threat
http://www.polygon.com/2014/10/4/6906643/gearbox-boss-randy-pitchford-tweets-bomb-threat-scare
HBO Coming to Cordcutters Everywhere in 2015
http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/10/2015-will-be-the-year-you-can-buy-hbo-content-without-a-tv-subscription/
Stone Brewing coming to RVA!!!!
http://www.richmond.com/food-drink/article_eedf9ccc-b12c-11e3-bc92-0017a43b2370.html

 

Episode 104: No Country for Bad Servers

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Episode 104: No Country for Bad Servers

– In this episode, Spark, Ranger and I talk about how many games have bad servers, and what games we have been playing.  That would be two games, Destiny and Forza Horizons 2.  We also talk Guardians of the Galaxy, Disney Infinity 3.0, and Netflix Spoilers.

Disney Infinity 2.0 Released, Guardians of the Galaxy Playable
http://www.theverge.com/2014/9/23/6826565/disney-infinity-marvel-super-heroes
Project Morpheus Is A Game Changer
http://www.polygon.com/2014/9/24/6837785/project-morpheus-oculus-rift-dice-europe-2014
Xbox One Getting Windows 10
http://www.ibtimes.com/xbox-one-getting-windows-10-cross-platform-games-apps-1697381
Game Consoles the Most Widely Used Streaming Device
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/09/report-game-consoles-most-widely-used-video-streaming-devices-in-us/
Hackers Bringing Down Destiny and CoD Servers (Activision)
http://kotaku.com/hackers-claim-credit-for-downed-destiny-call-of-duty-s-1637217226
Spoil Yourself – Netflix
http://spoilers.netflix.com/spoil-yourself/

Episode 103: UR Destiny To Love Forza

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Episode 103: UR Destiny To Love Forza

–  I this episode, we talk about why Destiny is what it is.  What we can look forward too in Sunset Overdrive and Forza Horizons 2.  And why grass is more hyped than gameplay for GTA 5.

Microsoft Buying Mojang, Makers of Minecraft, for $2.5 Billion
http://www.theverge.com/2014/9/9/6128759/microsoft-said-to-be-buying-the-maker-of-minecraft-for-2-billion
http://www.polygon.com/2014/9/15/6151559/microsoft-buys-minecraft-mojang
Destiny Sells $325 Million Worth Destiny in First 5 Days
http://www.polygon.com/2014/9/17/6334261/destiny-sells-325-million
Lackluster Destiny Reviews Could Cost Bungie $2.5 Million Dollars
http://kotaku.com/destiny-review-scores-may-cost-bungie-2-5-million-1635273500
GTA5 Coming to Xbox One and PS4 on Nov 18th – No Heists, but Better Looking Grass
http://www.polygon.com/2014/9/12/6139587/gta-5-ps4-xbox-one-pc-release-dates
Sunset Overdrive Season Pass Announced
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/09/09/sunset-overdrive-season-pass-hands-over-three-dlcs/?ncid=rss_truncated
Gears of War: Tactics – What Could Have Been
http://www.vgleaks.com/gears-of-war-tactics-gameplay
343 Thinking About Releasing Halo Reach and ODST for the Xbox One
http://www.videogamer.com/xboxone/halo_the_master_chief_collection/news/343_is_thinking_about_bringing_halo_reach_and_odst_to_xbox_one.html
The October Update
http://kotaku.com/october-xbox-one-update-will-make-gamerscore-a-bigger-d-1632664270
Military Using the Xbox 360 Controller for New Laser Gun
http://kotaku.com/u-s-military-using-xbox-360-controller-for-new-laser-g-1631939483
Ray Rice to Be Knocked Out of Madden 15
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/09/09/ray-rice-to-be-removed-from-madden-15-in-week-1-update/?ncid=rss_truncated
EA CEO on Three Year Plan: Focus on Gamers First
http://www.polygon.com/2014/9/15/6152953/ea-chief-three-year-plan

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