Archive for the ‘gaming’ Category

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

The Platformer Podcast! – Episode 25

by Warren Frey

It’s our first annual year-end prognosticatin’ and predictin’ jamboree! We look back at 2011 and see RIM and HP in tatters, Apple on top but of the business world but without Steve Jobs, and protesters, hackers and the 1% all using the internet to further their goals.

We also turned our keen insight to 2012, where Warren boldly predicted several already heavily rumored things and Todd used reason and logic to extrapolate current events to the near future. Chip was, as always, our rock of serenity.

And if that’s not enough, how about our apps and games of the year? Including one we think you might find surprising…..

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

The Platformer Podcast! – episode 23

by Warren Frey

HP really screws up, Amazon wants to own everything, Thunderbolt ain’t all that, and the three of us discuss the Higgs Boson with not a hint of expertise or even informed wisdom. All this and Warren being a misanthrope, Todd swearing a blue streak, and Chip futilely trying to keep things under control.

Monday, December 5th, 2011

The Platformer Podcast! – episode 22

by Warren Frey

Not to beat a dead horse, but…c’mon RIM! Drunk execs shutting down flights AND half a billion in Playbook losses? The boys spend a good amount of time musing on Canada’s one Great Technological Hope, before moving onto the CarrierIQ controversy, Firefox’s descent, Apple TV rumours, and Gowalla’s purchase by Facebook, which sets Todd off on a sweet anti-Facebook rant. All this and EA charging money for Tetris on a special “corporate evil” edition of the Platformer Podcast.

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

The Platformer Podcast! – episode 21

by Warren Frey

Amazon sells Kindle Fires like, well, a house on fire, screenless games, Rovio tells Zynga to take a $2 billion hike, and Arkham City gets love from Warren and tough love from Todd. Also, Warren puts his foot in his mouth at least 10 times. Yum.

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

The Platformer Podcast – Episode 19

by Warren Frey

iPod Nano recall, iTunes Match is born, Steam and Safari compromised, and mobile Flash is dead. But it isn’t all bad, as the boys put in an epic length podcast, and let’s not forget that somewhere out there, Google is working on networked dinner plates and space elevators.

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Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

The Platformer Podcast! – episode 18

by Warren Frey

The new Nook Tablets are out in the United States, and our august crew declared them servicable, even though two of us are in Canada and will thus never, ever use one.

We also delve into Apple’s App Store sandboxing, the controversy surrounding Growl (for more, listen to this podcast), how Siri is a danger to Google Search, and Warren rants about jetpacks. What more do you need?

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Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

The Platformer Podcast! – episode 17

by Warren Frey

The Mac Pro may be dead, iOS 5 battery life is running out, and Google TV is resurrected. With all this spookiness, it’s a shame we didn’t release this episode on Halloween.

Besides that, Todd’s playing Arkham City and reading about Steve Jobs, and Chip is playing with the Doctor Who Encyclopedia on his iPad. Warren couldn’t make this episode, but has regardless pronounced the new GTA trailer to be “rad.”

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Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

The Platformer Podcast! – episode 16

by Warren Frey

Once again Steve Jobs dominates this week’s headlines, this time for revelations in his autobiography of an honest-to-goodness Apple TV. Besides that, it’s been a weird week, with Google maybe mulling buying Yahoo possibly, Microsoft gaining tons of cash off of Android (!) patents and Netflix hemming and hawing and not really knowing what it’s doing.

On the plus side, Todd is playing Arkham Asylum, Chip is reading Ready Player One and Warren has backed off from the flu-laden precipice of death he was wobbling on last week, though a lingering cough still stalks him.

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Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Platformer Podcast – Episode 15!

by Warren Frey

iOS5, iPhone 4S, and Siri are out, and pretty damned impressive. Less impressive is RIM’s three-day outage, or the fact that Google is shutting down Code Searh, their University Research Program, Jaiku, and Buzz.

Bits and pieces besides that, but it’s a bit of a short one. Chip is a little injured and Warren is sick, and Todd is grateful for being neither.

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Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

The Platformer Podcast – Episode 13

by Warren Frey

Platformer…NEWS EDITION! With Chip out on assignment, Warren and Todd tackle the big issues of the week, including Facebook’s radical and frankly weird changes, Apple’s upcoming iPhone event, the Kindle Fire tablet, and the utter lunacy of Meg Whitman taking the helm at HP.

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