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Technobabble 033 - 2017 Year Was a Doozie
2017 Tech, Gaming and Geektainment News 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)
The Long Dark (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
This is a sort of back to roots episode. No music this week but we will return to form on the next episode.
This is a sort of back to roots episode. No music this week but we will return to form on the next episode.
Raj Koduri leaves AMD...
FOR THE ENEMY!
The ENEMY announces a chip with AMD
The enemy discontinues Broadwell-E Processors
The other enemy is doin’ well
New video cards
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
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
Join Jeff and Dan as they look at tech hardware news and some geek entertainment.
Microsoft Fall Creators Update
Gaming and Geektainment
PC Hardware News
Join Jeff and Dan as they discuss the latest pc hardware news and take a look at some issues with Equifax and more.
PC Hardware Roundup
In other news
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.
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?
Join Jeff as he catches you up on the latest computer tech news.
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.
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. RateItAll.com, Deja.com, and Epinions.com.
Dan, have you ever bought, played, or gone anywhere without consulting a review?
-According to Shopify.com 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.
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.
Atari shows off hardware design for upcoming console
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
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
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
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.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper Motherboards to be Showcased on July 25th
Seagate ships Nytro 141 low cost consumer SSD
Google Glass is back as Industrial tool
Delta Passengers can now use fingerprints as their boarding pass
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
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
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
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
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
Hardware and Gadgets:
Apacer intros an SSD that looks like the frame of an AR15
Gigabyte finally has an ITX motherboard for Ryzen
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Relaunches July 7th
Tesla to deliver first Model 3s July 28th
Amazon Prime Day is July 11th
Dan, Cynth, Evelyn and Jeff discuss the latest in gaming and talk about what they've been playing.
Join Dan, Cynth, Jeff, Kevin as they discuss E3!!!!! We talk about the announcements and the E3 keynotes themselves.
Jeff, Dan and Kevin talk about the aftermath of Computex. Lots of Intel and AMD coverage and other randomness! Enjoy.
Join Jeff, Cynth, Dan and Kevin as they talk about the latest malware issues, entertainment releases and general geekdom!
Join Dan Cynth Jeff and Kevin as they discuss the marginal amount of gaming news for the week and what they've been playing.
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.
Join Dan, Jeff and Cynth as they discuss Nintendo's latest flop and a bunch of other gaming stories.
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.