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Jan 17, 2018

Technobabble 033 - 2017 Year Was a Doozie


2017 Tech, Gaming and Geektainment News Highlights


CES Highlights


Topics - Refer to Post on website.


What have we been playing?


Favourite Games of the Year




Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)

Persona 5 (PS4)

Sonic Mania (PC, PS4, XBOX ONE, SWITCH)

Fire Emblem Warriors (SWITCH)


Honorable mention yugioh duel links (PC, Android)




Pyre (PC)

The Long Dark (PC)

Cuphead (PC)

South Park: The Fractured But Whole (XB1)

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links (PC)

Biggest Let Down of the Year




...also Battlefront II



Besides Vega, Mass Effect Andromeda

Dec 10, 2017

Technobabble 32


This is a sort of back to roots episode. No music this week but we will return to form on the next episode.


Hardware News


Other News



Dec 10, 2017

Technobabble 32


This is a sort of back to roots episode. No music this week but we will return to form on the next episode.


Hardware News


Other News



Nov 21, 2017

Technobabble 031


Hardware News


Raj Koduri leaves AMD...


The ENEMY announces a chip with AMD

The enemy discontinues Broadwell-E Processors

The other enemy is doin’ well


New video cards


Device News


Logitech is giving Harmony Link owners free replacements after all

Amazon is relieved there are other countries than the US and launches the fire tv stick to 100 more countries.

Amazon may be developing a video service supported by ads

You can now almost write a whole sentence on Twitter now

Facebook really wants nude photos

Gaming News


EA acquires another studio, should close soon

Call of Duty WWII scores a lot of dollarz on opening weekend

Bioware celebrates 10 year anniversary of a dead franchise

Ubisoft rolling in the microtransaction dough

Oct 24, 2017

Join Jeff and Dan as they look at tech hardware news and some geek entertainment.

Hardware News


Mobile News


Google News


Microsoft Fall Creators Update


Other News


Gaming and Geektainment

Sep 9, 2017

Join Dan, Jeff and Cynth as they discuss what they've been playing, some gaming news and even some geek entertainment. All this an more on today's Gaming Lounge.

Aug 28, 2017

Join Dan and Jeff as they discuss Vega 64, some Intel news and more. Will Jeff approve of Vega? Will Dan approve Intel's latest move?

Aug 12, 2017

Join Jeff as he catches you up on the latest computer tech news.

Aug 7, 2017

Join Jeff and Dan as they babble about AMD's latest releases. We dig in to Threadripper, the new Ryzen 3 chips, and so much more.

Jul 31, 2017

Online Reviews and the end of personal thought/opinion




in 1999, three websites appeared on the internet and set in motion the new “social trend” of online reviews.,, and


Dan, have you ever bought, played, or gone anywhere without consulting a review?


-According to 90% of customers' buying decisions are influenced by online reviews.

-Anyone have examples of using online reviews?

-Do you usually go with those reviews or not?


How consumers use online reviews:

The most important thing to know, and businesses know this, is that the mental gab between reading a review and making a decision to purchase from a business is super small, and usually results in an immediate yes/no decision. (shopify)

People will typically read 6 or less reviews before forming an opinion. So at least people will read some things, hopefully opposing reviews, before making a decision. Of course, there are people out there that only read positive reviews and make a decision, or only read the negative to make their decision. Which seems a bit counterproductive to me.


Google/Search engines decide how to rank your business in their results based 10% on online reviews.


More so recently, Youtube reviews have become crazy popular, be it gaming reviews (and even game review channels such as ____ and ____) all the way to the ever so swamped beauty guru reviews. The Millennial generation, sorry to say, think that they are going against companies and big business by listening to these online “real” people talking about games or whatnot they are currently using, loving, liking etc. Flavor of the month, since there are even “this month's favorites!” as if we need to change our fav things every month to keep up with the Jones'.


The Jones'! Another problem with social media, but we will talk about that some other time.


Now, as with all “good and original” things, there has been a backlash to all of this supposed genuine investigating of products. A scandal, shall we say.


Not too long ago, Gamergate happened. And this was big.

-It started in 2014 when an independent game developer's ex-bf wrote an insanely long and detailed blog post about their relationship up to their breakup. He believed she was cheating on him with people in the gaming industry, including a game journalist at Kotaku. This specific detail made people wonder why her free game, Depression Quest had gotten so much attention over more popular video games and titles at the time.

-Now, the internet is a cruel and horrible Wild West. And it did what the internet likes to do. It went ahead and decided to severely harass Quinn and other female developers, as well as Anita Sarkeesian, who had a youtube series about how the gaming industry hates women. That harassment went way too far in my opinion, and I know gamers hate thta the whole social justice crap got dragged into it, but it did.

What did this bring to light? That there definitely are journalists/reviewers that are paid, and are in cahoots with developers to give good reviews. This is not anything new. Just like commercials on tv. Actors are paid to stand there, look pretty, and claim that this shampoo is the best you will ever find.


Thoughts on this?

Why are people so frustrated about honest reviews?

A good video about gaming reviews by Dunkey.

Why are game reviews, or online reviews so hard to understand?


Just like with any sort of media, people have to assume that they are being targeted to buy, think, repeat whatever their are being sold. You have to be convinced to buy a game. You have to be convinced to buy shampoo.

Jul 25, 2017

Join Dan, Cynthia and Jeff as they check out the latest gaming news, upcoming releases and go around the table talking about what we've been playing.

Hardware News


Atari shows off hardware design for upcoming console,35017.html

Rare NES game sells for stupid amount


Blizzard News - They be busy this week


Starcraft 2 War Chest on sale this week

Blizzard discontinues support for Xp and Vista on all games starting October

Blizzard composer Russell Brower has been laid off

Overwatch Game of the Year edition to get physical release,35058.html


Gaming News


Playerunknown’s Battleground bans player for team killing a team killer

Kingdom Heart’s confirms Toy Story as one of the new in game worlds

Star Wars Battlefront 2 gets a story focused trailer

Splatoon 2 out on Switch

American Truck Simulator closes road to mimic real life road closed by landslide

Upcoming Releases


Dragon Quest XI - 3DS PS4 - July 29

Ark: Survival Evolved - Linux Windows MacOS PS4 XBOX - Aug 8

Cities: Skylines - PS4 - Aug 15

Sonic Mania - Windows Switch PS4 XBOX - Aug 15

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy - PS4 - Aug 22

Yakuza Kiwami - PS4 - Aug 29

Life is Strange: Before the Storm - Windows PS4 XBOX - Aug 31

Resident Evil Revelations - PS4 XBOX - Aug 31

Jul 22, 2017

Join Jeff, Dan and Cynthia as they discuss the latest in tech news. We visit Net Neutrailty, fingerprints as boarding passes, Verizon throttling Netflix and the latest in geek entertainment.

Hardware News


AMD Ryzen Threadripper Motherboards to be Showcased on July 25th

Benchmarks Find Intel i7-7700K better than i7-7800X for gaming

Seagate ships Nytro 141 low cost consumer SSD,35045.html

Google Glass is back as Industrial tool,35035.html

Delta Passengers can now use fingerprints as their boarding pass


Industry News


Amazon discounts are misleading you

Amazon keeps popular stuff in stock by buying out other’s stock

Intel says Qualcomm is trying to kill competition

FCC gets over 10 million comments on Net Neutrality

Verizon admits to throttling Netflix

Youtube kills video editing tools

Google Streetview now lets you explore the ISS

Ford GT generates over 100GB of data an hour




Geek Entertainment


New Inhuman’s trailer

The Incredibles 2 picks up right where the first movie ended

New Doctor Who revealed. It’s A Laday!

Chewie’s wife may be in the Han Solo movie?

Mega Man movie in the works

Doctor Doom movie in development

STARGATE: ORIGINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111!!!121111BBQ

Jul 11, 2017

Join Dan, Jeff and Cynth as they discuss the latest gaming news and what they've been playing.



Assassins Creed TV Show?

No GoldenEye 64 coming to Xbox Live

Five Nights at Freddys 6 has been cancelled

Nintendo Says Switch Shortage is Not Their Fault.

Atari Announces New Console

Super Mario Run Surpasses 150 Million Downloads

Bandai Namco Reveals Full List of Cars in Project Cars 2

Destiny 2 Beta Later This Month

AMD Ryzen to Be Basis for Next Gen Consoles?

Switch Keyboard Coming

Digital Game Gifting Coming to Xbox One




Redout Mars DLC

Tekken 7 Bowling DLC

Bioware Removes Anti-Tamper tech from Andromeda

Jul 10, 2017

Join Jeff, Cynthia, Dan and Kevin as they discuss news from last week along with some Geek-tainment!

AMD and Intel Updates:


AMD gains 10% market share

AMD launches Radeon Vega Frontier Edition

AMD Vega Consumer Cards Launching at Siggraph 2017

AMD Launches Ryzen Pro Series Chips,34907.html

Intel Developing Successor to Core Ancient Core Architecture

Intel to Lose Crown as Leading Chip Manufacturer to Samsung




Russia Behind “GoldenEye” Ransomware

Kaspersky says they aren’t in bed with the Russian Government

Britain’s new Aircraft Carrier runs on Windows XP




Wonder Woman top grossing DCU movie:

How to watch every MCU movie in order:

Jonathan Frakes directing an episode of Star Trek Discovery

Upcoming Shows


Hardware and Gadgets:

Apacer intros an SSD that looks like the frame of an AR15

Gigabyte finally has an ITX motherboard for Ryzen,34912.html

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Relaunches July 7th

Tesla to deliver first Model 3s July 28th

Amazon Prime Day is July 11th

Jul 4, 2017

Dan, Cynth, Evelyn and Jeff discuss the latest in gaming and talk about what they've been playing.

Jun 18, 2017

Join Dan, Cynth, Jeff, Kevin as they discuss E3!!!!! We talk about the announcements and the E3 keynotes themselves.

Jun 10, 2017

Jeff, Dan and Kevin talk about the aftermath of Computex. Lots of Intel and AMD coverage and other randomness! Enjoy.

May 21, 2017

Join Jeff, Cynth, Dan and Kevin as they talk about the latest malware issues, entertainment releases and general geekdom!

May 8, 2017

Join Dan Cynth Jeff and Kevin as they discuss the marginal amount of gaming news for the week and what they've been playing.

May 7, 2017

Join Jeff, Cynth and Dan as they discuss a bunch of PC news. Intel and AMD both had news this week and some other stuff in between.

Apr 25, 2017

Join Dan, Jeff and Cynth as they discuss Nintendo's latest flop and a bunch of other gaming stories.

Apr 24, 2017

Join Jeff, Dan and Cynth as they discuss the latest in tech news including, Intel, Amd and other topics.


Audio has been fixed. Sorry about the technical issue once again.

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