This week the crew talks about how much money Yu Suzuki should have asked for to make Shenmue 3, Call of Duty’s needless attempt to attract attention to Black Ops 3, new video game theme park attractions we want to see, and more!
Brad from the Dense Pixels Podcast sits down and reviews the new Android based Ouya gaming console. First introduced on Kickstarter, this device might just be the next “big” thing in independent gaming. Take a look below at Brad’s in depth video review. Let us know what you think in the comments:
This week on The Nerdpocalypse Podcast the guys discuss electric shock therapy for improving your gaming, tumblr porn going away, Marvel’s Hawkeye series, Hit-and-runs, Zoe Saldana on race, Dredd sequel might still be alive, Kickstarter nonsense…again, WB’s Justice League is starting to shape up, real Ghostbusters 3 news, Star Trek into Darkness review, and much more. Stay Tuned!
Wearable tech is thought to be the next huge fad in the mobile space. One of the first darlings of this movement is the Pebble smartwatch, which was also one of the products that put Kickstarter on the map as a crowd funding service. Pebble raised over $10 million during its five weeks on Kickstarter, and I was one of the thousands of backers who supported it. Now that I’ve received it and put it through its paces for two weeks, I’m happy to say that it’s been a joy to use and has potential to be even better as it finds its way into the hands of software developers.
Let me just begin with the fact that I have never seen the Veronica Mars TV show and won’t comment on the quality of the show, good or bad. I do like Kristen Bell and have enjoyed her work as well as other members of the Veronica Mars cast. This isn’t about the Veronica Mars property specifically, this is a larger issue altogether.
The guys and gals over at Connectify have started a Kickstarter project that sounds potentially Earth shattering (minor hyperbole). They propose their software called Dispatch that will allow users to simultaneously connect to multiple internet connections and basically bond their speeds together. Making this possible is one more step in the right direction considering how the constant need for faster and faster connections has just become a way of life. With the introduction of such things as wireless 4G devices, people are becoming more mobile and free, and fairly unreliable, internet cafe WiFi just isn’t cutting it. However, with Dispatch, users would be able to cobble together whatever accessible internet connections they have access to and make their speed increase exponentially. Check out the Kickstarter video:
This week the guys talk a Kickstarter project to end all Kickstarter projects, a gaming device Micah won’t buy, and non-teenage aged turtles. Jay has no respect for Bronies or Twilight moms. Micah thinks everyone should be able to eat chicken any day they want. Matthew wants to eat old sandwiches on air (secretly we all do).
So a company by the name of ZionEyez has developed a pair seemingly normal hipster glasses that are pretty popular these days. However, there is one catch, they can record 720p HD video. While I think the idea/technology behind this is very cool, my “creep show” alarm is sounding very loudly. Who would actually use these? Maybe people who want to do guerrilla journalism might want some, but the main audience here is techies and general creepy dudes. Let me emphasize creepy dudes. However, its Kickstarter page received more than $350,000 dollars from potential investors, so somebody is on board with this idea. They can’t all be creeps, right?