Posts Tagged ‘Sony’

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 102: The Re-Show Show

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Episode 102: The Re-Show Show

– The band was back together as we re-did the show from last week.  We talked about this and we talked about that.  And we talked about games.

Microsoft and Cloud Based Gaming
http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-research-may-have-cracked-the-nut-to-low-latency-cloud-based-gaming
http://research.microsoft.com/apps/pubs/default.aspx?id=226843
http://www.reddit.com/r/xboxone/comments/2e8ol3/microsoft_research_may_have_cracked_the_nut_to/
Rise of the Tomb Raider Xbox Timed Exclusive
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/08/new-tomb-raider-game-coming-exclusively-to-xbox-one-next-year/
Sony: We don’t need to pay for Exclusives (Sour Grapes?)
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/08/sony-we-dont-feel-the-need-to-go-out-and-buy-outright-exclusivity/
Aliens Colonial Marines…Kick his ass SeaBass!
http://www.strategyinformer.com/news/29027/segas-colonial-marines-lawsuit-court-filings-accuse-gearboxs-randy-pitchford-of-doing-whatever-the–he-wants
Day Z Coming to Playstation 4
http://www.theverge.com/2014/8/12/5995357/dayz-is-coming-to-playstation-4
Destiny First Expansion Coming in December
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/08/12/first-destiny-expansion-launches-in-december-new-crucible-trail/?ncid=rss_truncated
Share Play Coming Soon
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/08/share-play-will-let-you-play-any-ps4-game-with-friends-online/
Share Play Limited to 1 Hour Per Session
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/08/15/ps4s-share-play-limited-to-one-hour-increments/
DLNA and USB Support for Local Media and More
http://majornelson.com/2014/08/12/kicking-gamescom-2014-social-features-new-ways-watch-tv-usb-dlna-support-coming-soon/
Digital Pre-Order and Pre-Loading Starting with Forza Horizons 2
http://gamingbolt.com/forza-horizon-2-will-be-the-first-xbox-one-game-to-support-preload

Episode 100: The Mattrick Triangle

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Episode 100: The Mattrick Triangle

– In our 100th Episode, we got the band back together! We have a very special segment of our best moments over the past 100 episodes. We also talk about games, Prometheus and Benny Hill.

EA Access Pass – Good, Bad or Indifferent
http://www.ea.com/news/ea-announces-ea-access-on-xbox-one
Sony: EA Access Not a Good Value
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-07-30-sony-says-ea-access-program-isnt-good-value
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/07/sony-ea-access-wouldnt-provide-value-for-playstation-owners/
The Crew: Coast to Coast in 40 Minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4cWF95qAgs
Destiny: Six Play Raids only Playable with Friends
http://www.xboxachievements.com/news/news-18831-Destiny-s-Six-Player-Raids-Can-be-Tackled-Only-With-Friends.html
Rod Ferguson on Gears of War One
http://www.polygon.com/2014/8/1/5958879/gears-of-war-black-tusk-rod-fergusson
– “And in terms of those pillars — things like the cover system, the quick reload, the combat — those likely won’t be messed with much by Black Tusk, at least not initially.”
Evolve Pushed Back to February 2015
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/08/evolve-pushed-back-from-october-to-february-2015/
PS Now Only Streams PS3 Games
http://kotaku.com/sony-wont-explain-whats-up-with-ps1-ps2-games-on-playst-1613309553
Sony Working On Subscription Plan for PS Now
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/07/sony-working-on-subscription-plan-for-playstation-now-streaming/
Xbox One to Launch in China on 9/23
http://www.polygon.com/2014/7/30/5951417/xbox-one-china-sept-23-release-date
Nintendo Lost $97 Million Last Quarter
http://www.polygon.com/2014/7/30/5951041/nintendo-quarterly-results-2014
GameStop to Start Issuing Credit Cards
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/07/report-gamestop-to-start-issuing-credit-cards/
Deep Silver Buys Homefront IP
http://kotaku.com/deep-silver-buys-homefront-1613349084
Rumor: Crytek’s Management Quit the Week of 7/14
http://kotaku.com/sources-crytek-usas-leadership-quit-last-week-1613456108
Gearbox Blames Sega for Aliens: Colonial Marines
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/07/gearbox-responds-to-aliens-class-action-lawsuit-throws-sega-under-bus/

Episode 99: That Freakin Awesome

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Episode 99: That Freakin Awesome

– In this episode, Prego Magic joins us as a guest host again.

Microsoft To Lay-Off 18,000, some at Xbox Division
http://www.theverge.com/2014/7/17/5911785/microsoft-job-cuts-2014
Xbox Entertainment Studio’s Is On the Chopping Block
http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/07/first-on-microsofts-chopping-block-original-shows-for-xbox/
Crackdown 3 (Xbox One Edition) Will Have Drop-In, Drop-Out Co-Op
http://www.totalxbox.com/79336/crackdown-xbox-one-will-be-a-mash-up-of-co-op-and-single-player/
Forza Horizons 2 Car List Partially Revealed
http://news.xbox.com/2014/07/games-forza-horizon-2-car-list?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
Battlefield Hardline Delayed Until 2015
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/07/ea-delays-battlefield-hardline-to-2015-dragon-age-to-nov-18/
Halo: Nightfall First Look
http://www.polygon.com/2014/7/24/5934473/halo-nightfall-first-footage-comic-con
Game Pre-Ordering Coming to Xbox One, but When?
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/07/digital-pre-orders-coming-to-xbox-one-by-october-2014/
Sony and Microsoft Thinking About an Early Access Program
http://mp1st.com/2014/07/16/developers-xbox-one-requesting-early-access-programs-games-says-xbox-id-head/#.U8ZGOKiygoM
Microsoft CEO: One OS for All Devices
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/satya-nadella-just-made-single-002522037.html
NFL Sunday Ticket Coming to Console’s Without a Cable Subscription for $240
http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/07/16/nfl-sunday-ticket-coming-to-ios-mac-for-2014-season-with-no-satellite-subscription-needed
Google Reportedly Buys Twitch
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/07/unconfirmed-report-says-google-has-just-bought-twitch-for-1b/
 

Episode 97: Gold Binger

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Episode 97: Gold Binger

– We have a guest host join us for some talk about games, E3 and Tom Cruise…  Don’t turn it off after reading that, because you’ll miss some amazing talk…or just us, at least.

Forza Horizons 2 Will Have No Paid Boosters at Launch
http://www.vg247.com/2014/06/17/forza-horizon-2-xbox-one-360-microtransactions-paid-boosters-have-no-place/
Richard Sherman is the Madden Curse for This Year
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/06/20/madden-15-cover-art-wants-a-high-five/?ncid=rss_truncated
DayZ Could Come to the Xbox One and PS4 This Year
http://www.nowgamer.com/news/2441493/dayz_could_come_to_ps4_xbox_one_this_year.html
The Division: No Pay To Win Microtransactions
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/the-division-dev-talks-delay-microtransactions-and-why-it-s-current-gen-only/1100-6420684/
Destiny is a Sony Exclusive in Japan
http://kotaku.com/destiny-is-a-playstation-exclusive-in-japan-1591865980
What Xbox One Gains and Losses with Kinect-Less Option
http://kotaku.com/what-xbox-one-games-gain-and-lose-with-the-new-kinect-f-1591644475
29 Titles Available for Launch in Japan
http://kotaku.com/microsoft-revealed-the-xbox-ones-japan-launch-line-up-1593646792
Microsoft and Nintendo Not Rushing To Follow Sony Into Virtual Reality
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/06/nintendo-microsoft-in-no-hurry-to-follow-sony-into-virtual-reality/
Phil Spencer: Family Share Plan Still on the Horizon
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/06/microsoft-return-of-xbox-one-family-sharing-is-part-of-update-roadmap/
Is Crytek Going Bye, Bye?
http://kotaku.com/sources-crytek-not-paying-staff-on-time-ryse-sequel-d-1594967505
EA CEO: Battlefield 4’s Launch Issues Were Unacceptable
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/469001/ea-boss-labels-battlefield-4-launch-unacceptable/

Episode 95: The Pre-E3 Show

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Episode 95: The Pre-E3 Show

– In our annual Pre-E3 Show, we talk about rumors, conformations and announced release dates.  Enjoy the show and see you in two weeks when we bring you all the news and announcements from E3.

Microsoft CEO: Xbox Isn’t Going Anywhere
http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/27/5756062/microsofts-nadella-xbox-isnt-going-anywhere
E3 Rumors for Microsoft
http://www.reddit.com/r/xboxone/comments/20j0qp/lets_have_a_serious_discussion_about_rumors/
E3 Rumors for Sony
http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/05/07/sony-e3-conference-details-leaked-uncharted-guerrilla-games-media-molecule-and-much-more/
We can Now Go To The Movie Theaters To Watch Sony’s E3 Presser, But WHY?  
http://www.polygon.com/2014/5/28/5758372/sony-playstation-e3-press-conference-movie-theaters
Halo 5: Guardians Announced, Coming Fall of 2015
http://news.xbox.com/2014/05/games-halo-journey-announcement
Evolve is Dated for 10/21
http://www.polygon.com/2014/5/22/5740592/evolve-release-date-turtle-rock
Battlefield Hardline
http://www.polygon.com/2014/5/27/5756002/battlefield-hardline-announced-ea-june-9
Star Wars: Attack Squadrons (The Browser Game) Has Been Cancelled
http://kotaku.com/new-star-wars-space-combat-game-already-cancelled-1580779510
Playstation Products Coming to China
http://www.polygon.com/2014/5/26/5751360/sony-plans-to-enter-chinese-video-game-market
After the Dis-Kinect, Rare is Evaluating Their Options
http://www.polygon.com/2014/5/16/5723064/xbox-one-kinect-rare-phil-spencer
Layoffs Hit Rare After Kinect Sports Rivals Disappoints http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-05-19-layoffs-hit-rare-following-kinect-sports-rivals-flop
You Can Now Snap Skype on the Xbox One
http://www.polygon.com/2014/5/20/5734472/xbox-one-skype-snap-release
Next Update for the Xbox One Features External HD Support, Real Names and More
http://majornelson.com/2014/05/21/external-storage-real-names-and-more-coming-with-xbox-one-system-update-in-june/
Xbox One Games With Gold for June!
http://majornelson.com/2014/05/30/xbox-live-games-with-gold-for-june-2014
 

Episode 94: Xbox Drops the Kinect Bomb

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Episode 94: Xbox Drops the Kinect Bomb

– In this Episode, I seriously wonder if I should get new co-hosts…but decided that I better off with the ones I have.  I mean, I haven’t gotten a STD from them yet, so at least their clean.  But we also talk a lot of gaming news that includes a BOMB that Phil Spencer dropped.  And by bomb, I mean run for cover the MOAB is coming!

Xbox Offers Kinectless Bundle, Games with Gold for Xbox One, No More Paywall for Video Streaming
http://news.xbox.com/2014/05/xbox-delivering-more-choices
Destiny Cost Activision $500,000,000 to Make/Market
http://www.polygon.com/2014/5/6/5686268/Destiny-costs-activision-500-million-to-develop-promote
Destiny Beta Coming in July
http://www.polygon.com/2014/5/6/5688422/destiny-beta-date-july-bungie-activision
Sunset Overdrive, What You Get When You Mix Crackdown, Dead Rising and PvZ
http://www.polygon.com/2014/5/8/5692070/sunset-overdrive-xbox-one-insomniac-games
Sunset Overdrive Gameplay
http://www.polygon.com/2014/5/8/5695682/sunset-overdrive-video-trailer-gameplay-xbox-one
Sunset Overdrive to Have Co-Op Gameplay
http://www.polygon.com/2014/5/12/5711312/sunset-overdrive-co-op-online
The Division is Offically Pushed Back to 2015
http://tomclancy-thedivision.ubi.com/game/en-GB/news/detail.aspx
Sony Reverses Course for PSN Plus Purchase of DriveClub
http://kotaku.com/sony-reverses-plans-for-stupid-ps4-upgrade-1573934784
Sony Promises 1080p 60fps for Watch Dogs, Then Changes It’s Mind
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/05/12/watch-dogs-no-longer-listed-as-1080p-60fps-on-ps4/?ncid=rss_truncated
Price of Sony Playstation Camera Increases by $10
http://segmentnext.com/2014/05/15/ps4-camera-price-increased-sony-69-99/
Sony Has Lost $10B in the Last 8 Years
http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/05/with-sour-2015-forecast-sony-will-have-lost-nearly-10b-over-8-years/
Xbox and Showtime Nearing Deal to Show Halo on TV
http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/5/5683848/halo-tv-series-may-air-on-showtime-before-xbox
Bill Gates Hints At Selling/Spinning Off Xbox Division
http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/6/5686380/bill-gates-comments-on-potential-microsoft-xbox-sale
OneDrive Adding Music Locker with Xbox Music?
http://www.polygon.com/2014/5/12/5710102/microsoft-combining-online-storage-music-streaming-services-one-drive-music
Nintendo Posts $456 Million Loss for Last Fiscal Year
http://www.polygon.com/2014/5/7/5690124/nintendo-posts-456-million-annual-operating-loss
Nintendo Responds to No Gay Marriage In Latest Game
http://kotaku.com/nintendo-responds-terribly-to-gay-marriage-petition-1572973952
How ArsTechnica Would Save Nintendo
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/05/how-wed-save-nintendo/
Disney Infinity Keeps Disney Interactive in the Black
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/05/07/disney-infinity-keeps-interactive-division-in-a-whole-new-profit/?ncid=rss_truncated
Oculus Rift Wants To Build a Billion Person MMO
http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/5/5684236/oculus-wants-to-build-a-billion-person-mmo-with-facebook
FCC Backs Off Of fast Lanes, Is Open To Turning Internet into Utilities
http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/11/5708402/fcc-chairman-wheeler-revises-net-neutrality-proposal-after-outcry
Or Not…
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/5/15/net-neutrality-fcc.html
EA Beats Revenue Expectations
http://www.polygon.com/2014/5/6/5688290/electronic-arts-ea-financials-q4-2014-full-year
No Need for Speed This Year, First Absence Since 1996
http://www.polygon.com/2014/5/6/5688506/ea-will-not-release-a-need-for-speed-game-in-2014
 

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