8th Generation Consoles

Podcast Episode 49: E3, Remember Me, Fast and Furious 6

Posted by Matthew on June 13, 2013
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It’s been a few weeks but that just means there’s a lot to talk about on this episode of Awesome Friday. We talk about Fast and Furious 6, BioSock, Remember Me and the big one: E3 2013.

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Podcast Episode 48: Doctor Who, XBOX One and Star Trek Into Darkness

Posted by Matthew on May 24, 2013
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We’re back again with another episode of Awesome Friday! We have three major things to talk about. The finale of Doctor Who, the reveal of the next XBOX and Star Trek INto Darkness.

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Awesome: A Look at How The Steam Box Will Redefine Consoles

Posted by Matthew on February 06, 2013
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Valve

T.C. Sottek Writing for The Verge:

Valve is trying to build a game console that you haven’t seen before: something that brings the PC (the big thing sitting on your desk) and the traditional console (the little thing sitting under your TV) together into a single device. A device that will run Valve’s Steam platform: the biggest digital game distribution service on the market, with upwards of 50 million users. (By comparison, Xbox Live has somewhere around 40 million subscribers.) But what does that really mean?

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Based on what Valve has told us, its Steam box will — like a console — be something small and quiet that you can fit near your television while you kick back on the couch with a wireless controller. Like a PC, it will let you buy and download your games as many times as you want without needing any discs, and choose from a vast library of free game customizations. The Steam Box will also include a few unique twists, like controllers that can passively sense your feelings (biometrics), and wireless technology that can connect the console to several rooms and screens in your house at the same time.

Valve is shopping for the right ingredients — the features, parts, and partners — to make the Steam Box a reality. But why would a software company like Valve, known for its game-making chops, want to bake its own consoles and controllers? Let’s look back at 2012 to find out.

It’s a long article so be sure to get comfy before you sit down to read, but do sit down to read because it’s a nice rundown of everything that seems to be going on.

I, for one, can’t wait for this thing.

[source: the verge]

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Episode Five: More Skyrim, The Third Row of Saints, The 8th Generation of Consoles, and Simon Has A Few Drinks

Posted by Matthew on December 09, 2011
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The fifth episode of Awesome Friday is here! Clocking in at 90+ minutes, this week we’re joined by special guest Mark of the VanCity Music Nerd Podcast! We cover Skyrim (again), Saints Row: The Third, The SSX Series, Mobile Operating Systems and Microsoft’s Metro UI, The Next Generation of Consoles, Simon gets slightly drunk, and so much more.

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