Episode 083 “Books & Birds in the Library at Castle Rock”

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This week the guys dive into an anatomy book…by Batman, discuss Birds of Prey and Margot Robbie and the first full trailer for Castle Rock looking all awesome! After a fun Geek Off we talk about companies erasing and eliminating things, stick a fork in these topics because they are done!

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DC Comics: Anatomy of a Metahuman’ Book Being Released

This September, you may be able to have the nerdiest coffee table book in your neighborhood. Ever want to know what makes up a superhero then you need to check this out!

“Birds of Prey” is a “R-Rated Girl Gang Film”

“Birds of Prey,” which Robbie is set to produce and reprise the role of Harley Quinn, is centered around a revolving door of female heroes and villains. But girl power won’t just be spotlighted in front of the cameras; Robbie has made it a priority to put them in key positions behind the scenes as well.

First full Trailer for “Castle Rock” and it looks Amazing!

Castle Rock, Maine, has a lot to offer a Stephen King fan: a masked creep, a vicious dog, a sinking car belonging to the Shawshank Department of Corrections and, best of all, an alligator out of nowhere.

Geek Off:

The guys play a quick game of “Would You Rather …”

Nvidia Taught an AI to Flawlessly Erase Watermarks From Photos

Nvidia has developed an impressive deep learning technique capable of automatically removing noise and artifacts from photos. Whereas recent deep learning work in this field has focused on training a neural network with clean and noisy images, Nvidia’s AI can do so without ever being shown a noise-free example. And yes, this technique does remove watermarks completely.

Netflix Is Eliminating All of It’s User Reviews

By the end of the month, Netflix will be eliminating its user reviews feature. Previously posted comments will be deleted by mid-August. User reviews were only available on Netflix’s desktop layout and not on any of the companies different streaming apps, such as mobile or smart TV. The comments, similar in format to Yelp reviews, have no effect on what shows are recommended to users, according to reporting from CNET.
“The Shining” (Happy Version)

There Is Now Just One Blockbuster Left in the US

The last two Blockbuster stores in Alaska are shutting their doors for good next week according to the Anchorage Daily News, which means there is just one remaining relic of the video rental giant still up and operating in the entire United States. The final Blockbuster storefront standing is located in Bend, Oregon.

Weekly Garnish:

Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture
Geek Wisdom takes as gospel some 200 of the most powerful and oft-cited quotes from movies (“Where we’re going, we don’t need roads”), television (“Now we know—and knowing is half the battle”), literature (“All that is gold does not glitter”), games, science, the Internet, and more. Now these beloved pearls of modern-day culture have been painstakingly interpreted by a diverse team of hardcore nerds with their imaginations turned up to 11.

 

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This Week’s Track – “Beatbox” by The Clays

The Clays is a four piece rock band from Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, England. They formed sometime in 2013 but the music of the band started well before that. Long-time friends, Adam and Mart began collaborating on songwriting many years ago. Sitting down with acoustic guitars, Ad quickly took up the mantle of lead vocals and lead guitar while Mart supplied backing and rhythm. They worked hard on perfecting the melodies and harmonies before deciding they need to take it to the next level. Check them out here.

 


Episode 081 “Ad-pocalypse and Lightsabers vs Vibranium”

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This week Segway shows us the Drift W1 E-Skates, Spotify taking a run at Apple, Halo to hit Showtime with a new TV series, a super geeky “Geek Off” where we debate a Lightsaber vs Vibranium and then George R.R. Martin has time to write lists of book recommendations but no time to finish his own book, but his lists are decent.

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Segway announces plans for the Drift W1

With the rise in popularity of electronic transportation, we’re talking hoverboards, powered skateboards, etc. why not strap some robot tech to your feet with Segway’s new E-Skates!

RAMpage hits Android

It’s been a while, but we’ve got some new hacking news. The RAMpage attack seems to be hitting Android devices from 2012 forward and could potentially lead to more stolen information.

Is Spotify gearing up to become more than a music provider?

By hiring a new Chief Content Officer with a background as a television and video executive, Spotify may be starting to show their hand in terms of some pretty wide media ambitions. News came out that Podcasts were already on top of their goal list recently, but could they be looking to be a serious competitor in the media arena? Do they have sights set on Apple and iTunes domination?

Showtime to make a Halo TV Series

Fans of the Halo game series on XBox have something new to look forward to as Showtime looks to give Halo the Premium Cable treatment in an all new series. With a movie that never happened and a failed digital series, will the third time be a charm for the Master Chief? Related – if you haven’t seen it, check out Forward Unto Dawn, a live action web series turned feature film.

Geek Off:

Can a lightsaber cut through Captain America’s Shield?

MoviePass Tries A Financial Hail Mary To Keep Itself Afloat

There’s no doubt about it: MoviePass is bleeding cash, and there’s no guarantee that a growing subscriber base or investors (who are increasingly jittery) will keep it going. And that, in turn, is leading it to consider more drastic measures. MoviePass parent company Helios and Matheson Analytics has filed a statement with the SEC to let it sell as much as $1.2 billion in equity and debt securities over the next three years.

George R.R. Martin Suggests Books To Read This Summer

The problem is that his next book is not on the list. While he continues to disappoint fans with the massive delay, there are some pretty great books that Geeks everywhere should check out.

Weekly Garnish:

Tanita ES-100
That’s right, just in time for summer to go into full swing Japan’s Tanita is releasing the ES-100 on July 1st. Anticipated to come in at around $40, this discreet hand held device will help keep you free from being labeled the smelly one in your office or group settings

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digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight (Dinner Music):

This Week’s Track – “Hasta Luego” by Snatch the Snail

Snatch the Snail is a Charlotte, North Carolina-based, experimental, punk band formed in 2012. To date, they’ve released 8 full-length albums and played dozens of shows around the East Coast. Their discography is streaming and downloadable at www.snatchthesnail.com

“Hasta Luego” is a track off Snatch the Snail’s third album, Heavy Mellow, from 2014.

 


Souper Reviews “The Prestige”

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The pledge. The turn. The prestige. Two rival stage magicians go head to head resulting in strange and tragic results.

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Boring Stuff:

Released: 2006
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 2h 10m

Starring:

Robert Angier – Hugh Jackman
Alfred Borden – Christian Bale
Cutter – Michael Caine
Julia McCullough – Piper Perabo
Sarah – Rebecca Hall
Olivia Wenscombe – Scarlett Johansson
Tesla – David Bowie

Director:

Christopher Nolan

Writer (Novel):

Christopher Priest

Rating:

Adam gives this movie a 5 out of 5 stars
Jason gives this movie a 4 out of 5 stars
Dave gives this movie a 5 out of 5 stars

digitalSoup Rating: 4.67 stars – out of 5! Serve it up!

The Prestige Trailer

Watch the original trailer here!

On The Next Souper Reviews – “Tomb Raider (2018)

Watch the original trailer here!

Conan O’Brien: Where’s John Stamos?!

Watch Conan and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos kiss!

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Episode 080 “”Autoplay Ads and The Return of the Quiz Kid”

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This week, the guys discuss Facebook Messenger automatically playing ads, Mario Bros, and Jason surprises us with a “reverse” quiz show! Stick around to hear us flail wildly as we try to discuss a product which we don’t know anything about!

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Pawn Stars Richard “Old Man” Harrison Has Passed At 77

Richard Harrison, known as “the Old Man” on cult reality show Pawn Stars has died at the age of 77. Harrison’s death was confirmed by his son and co-star on the History channel show, Rick Harrison, who called his father his “hero”.

Kevin Smith Confirms Comic Book Men Has Been Cancelled

Sad news for fans of AMC’s Comic Book Men as the show has been canceled after a 7 season run.

Facebook Messenger Is Getting Autoplay Video Ads

Facebook seemingly took a look at its Messenger and decided it didn’t contain enough stuff already. Hence, the company is adding autoplay video ads to the chat app. The rollout has started already, but as usual it may be a while before you see them. Facebook Messenger started showing static ads last year, and now it’s upping the ante. The app has been accused of bloat many times, and this will certainly not help alleviate people’s fears about it turning into something that’s not very streamlined.

Instagram Launches IGTV App For Creators, 1-hour Video Uploads

Instagram is launching IGTV. Accessible from a button inside the Instagram homescreen, as well as a standalone app, IGTV will spotlight popular videos from Instagram celebrities.

Jon Bernthal Confirmed for The Walking Dead for Season 9

Before Andrew Lincoln’s Rick Grimes departs the cast of AMC’s The Walking Dead, a familiar face will return to the popular zombie drama. After rumors started circulating, it has now been confirmed that original cast member Jon Bernthal will return for one episode of the series’ ninth season. Circumstances around Shane’s return are kept under wraps. Since the character suffered a very conclusive death in the second season’s penultimate episode, it’s safe to assume that the character will either appear in a flashback segment, or perhaps as a hallucination of sorts — two things that The Walking Dead has been known to do from time to time.

Quiz Show – Reverse Song Challenge

Adam and Dave battle each other in a backwards song clip challenge and Dave comes out the victor!

Check Out The Best Mario Game Ever!

Interesting idea, but where are the modern Mario games?

Geek Off:

What movie would you love to see Kevin Smith ReMake/Reboot?

God Of War’s Violent World Comes To Life In These Stunning Art Prints

The God of War collection includes six prints, which all feature Kratos and his son Atreus in a variety of scenarios: paddling past a giant statue, preparing to face dark enemies, or being stomped by an angry troll. All of the art comes from the team at Sony’s Santa Monica Studio, where God of War was developed. The prints start at $95, and go up from there depending on framing and finish.

Weekly Garnish:

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate GameCube Controller
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate arrives on Nintendo Switch this December, and while it’ll support several different controller options, the only way to play the game for many Smash fans is with a GameCube controller. At E3 2018, Nintendo confirmed existing GameCube controllers will be compatible with the game via an adapter, but if you don’t have any or are interested in adding more to your collection, you can now pre-order one.

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digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight (Dinner Music):

This Week’s Track – “Angels Smile”

Wannacries is a hardrock band based in Stockholm, Sweden. It was formed by two IT guys who, one day in 2017, decided to start a band together. They had both been playing music in different shapes and forms for 20+ years. Daniel handles the bass and sings/screams in the microphone. Per is the guitar hero and studio genius.

The name started as a joke when they needed a name for the first gig. The ransomware WannaCry was in it’s prime and the name stuck, so they kept it. Wannacries are influenced by classic rock acts such as Rolling Stones and Black Sabbath as well as modern bands like Avenged Sevenfold and Stone Sour. Their trademarks are fast and catchy songs with a sharp, modern guitar sound. Since the release of their debut EP the songs have been played on a number of internet radio stations and Spotify playlists.

They released their first EP Deadline King in January 2018. It has two original songs and two covers given the Wannacries treatment.

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Episode 079 “Expo of Entertainment, Electronically!”

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This week the guys break down all the announcements of E3 2018 including listing the games they are most hyped about. Jason keeps interrupting everyone, Adam makes an inappropriate joke, Dave won’t stop talking about Solid Snake and special guest Chris crashes the show with his own take on E3!

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Chris’ Top 5 Games of E3

    Fallout 76
    Anthem
    Marvel’s Spider-Man
    Gears of War 5
    Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Jason’s Top 5 Games of E3

    Marvel’s Spider-Man
    Days Gone
    Fallout 76
    Kingdom Hearts 3
    Command and Conquer Rivals

Adam’s Top 5 Games of E3

    Fallout 76
    Elder Scrolls VI
    Starfield
    Dying Light 2
    Anthom

Dave’s Top 5 Games of E3

    Marvel’s Spider-Man
    The Last of Us 2
    CyberPunk 2077
    The Sinking City(PC)
    Elder Scrolls Blades(mobile)

Double Dribble (Bouble Dibble)

The greatest N.E.S. basketball game of all time!

Microsoft Steps Up Its Game With Five Studio Acquisitions

The Xbox One era hasn’t been kind to Microsoft. Along with a flubbed launch, Microsoft has been without the support of a vaunted exclusive lineup unlike Sony and Nintendo. So, it’s encouraging to hear Phil Spencer announce five studio acquisitions.

Geek Off:

What games from the past would you want to see given the revival treatment?

OMG A New Battletoads is Coming in 2019!

Nothing was actually shown on the game, just a hype video was played but what was revealed has all the Battletoads fans salivating! What we do know is it will have three player action, 4k hand-drawn 2.5D graphics and it’s an Xbox One exclusive.

Chris’ Best of Show

Nintendo – super smash bros was huge and myself and many fans went nuts over the reveal and showing that every player is available. If it’s ever been in smash it’s playable. Add in a new MARIO Party and it’s another nostalgia blast that I can’t wait for. Plus Mario party leverages the ability to network switches and put multiple people on consoles. Finally the announce fortnite and in less than 2 days have 2 million downloads. Nintendo shared a lot of Pokémon let’s go prior to the show so maybe that influences me some here. But despite no mention of Metroid I was excited by almost everything Nintendo showed off.

Jason’s Best of Show

Even though it received a lot of negativity I think Best of Show has to be Square Enix with hit after hit of reveals including: Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy XIV X Monster Hunter World, The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, Babylon’s Fall, Just Cause 4, The Quiet Man and Kingdom Hearts 3. Every title looks amazing and makes me wish I had every console so I could play them all!

Adam’s Best of Show

Bethesda

Dave’s Best of Show

With Sony going all in on Spider-man and Last of Us 2, plus Death Stranding featuring Norman Reedus, I give the nod to Sony. But the emphasis placed on No Lootboxes from many companies was a close runner up.

Weekly Garnish:

Fallout Shelter (iOS,Android,PC,Xbox One,PS4)
Fallout Shelter is a mobile, console and PC base building game, in which the player builds their own Vault and takes the role of Overseer. In the game you expand your Vault and try to keep the citizens who dwell within happy. Think of it as a “SimCity In The Ground” and you will know exactly what you are in for! Plus … it’s free-to-play!

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digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight (Dinner Music):

This Week’s Track – “Hold Your Breath At Midnight”

Wannacries is a hardrock band based in Stockholm, Sweden. It was formed by two IT guys who, one day in 2017, decided to start a band together. They had both been playing music in different shapes and forms for 20+ years. Daniel handles the bass and sings/screams in the microphone. Per is the guitar hero and studio genius.

The name started as a joke when they needed a name for the first gig. The ransomware WannaCry was in it’s prime and the name stuck, so they kept it. Wannacries are influenced by classic rock acts such as Rolling Stones and Black Sabbath as well as modern bands like Avenged Sevenfold and Stone Sour. Their trademarks are fast and catchy songs with a sharp, modern guitar sound. Since the release of their debut EP the songs have been played on a number of internet radio stations and Spotify playlists.

They released their first EP Deadline King in January 2018. It has two original songs and two covers given the Wannacries treatment.

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The Rock, Paul Rudd, & Terry Crews walk into Mordor, will there be enough Space in that Office?

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This week on the digitalSoup podcast, the guys discuss the new Atari VCS, the Joker, psychotic AI, and much more. Soup is on!

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Atari VCS Gets $2 million In Pre-Orders On Day One

The Atari VCS Indiegogo campaign went live last week and, within a day, the project basically crashed the site by drawing more than $2 million worth of support. With a literal month left on its campaign, a total of 10861 backers have so far raised $2,864,392 for the console.

Jared Leto’s Joker Is Getting His Own Movie

According to a Variety report, the actor will star in and executive produce the film, which is said to be “paving the way” for additional Suicide Squad spin-offs. Warner Bros. had a film focused on Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn in development before Suicide Squad even landed in theaters, but the Joker news suggests that the studio’s efforts to turn Squad into its own mini-cinematic universe are solidifying.

MIT scientists created a “psychopath” AI by feeding it violent content from Reddit

A group of MIT scientists, according to Newsweek, exclusively fed an AI they created violent and gruesome content from an unnamed Reddit page before showing it a series of Rorschach inkblot tests. Needless to say, the AI (which they named Norman) only saw gruesome images of death and destruction instead of innocent images like butterflies and puppies. Again have we learned nothing from the movies?!?

Hands-on with Super Mario Galaxy at 1080p on Nintendo’s official Wii emulator

Back in episode 52 we had talked about some Wii games coming out for the nVidia Shield in China and how strange it was for Nintendo to allow their first party games on a none Nintendo system. Well not only is Super Mario Galaxy playing fantastic on a Chinese nVidia Shield but it is upgraded to 1080p over the 640×480 the game originally was.

Geek Off:

Re-Cast Your Favorite Movie

Sprint is launching a new $15/month plan for unlimited everything

Sprint announced a new Unlimited Kickstarter plan that costs just $15/month. For that price, Sprint’s giving you unlimited call, text, and 4G LTE data. Videos stream at a max of 480p “DVD quality” and there’s no mobile hotspot functionality, but aside from that, this is essentially Sprint’s regular Unlimited Freedom plan at 1/4 the regular price.

Marvel’s new Cloak & Dagger is a standout among superhero shows

The titular superhero characters of CW’s The Flash and Freeform’s new Marvel series Cloak & Dagger came from the comics world and got their powers from exploding science experiments, but that’s where the similarities stop. It would have been easy for Cloak & Dagger to follow The Flash’s highly successful formula and have the initial power-granting incident produce a bounty of supervillains, which the protagonists would have to use their new powers to stop. But in its first four episodes, at least, Cloak & Dagger goes a different route by having them focus on real-world injustices.

Geeky Gift Guide for Geeky Dads

Polygon has rounded up some of their best bets for different types of dads you may be shopping for this year. From new dads to seasoned pros, here are 10 unique, interesting and fun gifts to get your favorite father figure this year.

Weekly Garnish:

Video Game Atlas Has Over 40 Maps Of Your Favourite Cities
Quake Champions is Free Forever if You Download This Week!

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digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight (Dinner Music):

This Week’s Track – “Shape The Question”

Wannacries is a hardrock band based in Stockholm, Sweden. It was formed by two IT guys who, one day in 2017, decided to start a band together. They had both been playing music in different shapes and forms for 20+ years. Daniel handles the bass and sings/screams in the microphone. Per is the guitar hero and studio genius.

The name started as a joke when they needed a name for the first gig. The ransomware WannaCry was in it’s prime and the name stuck, so they kept it. Wannacries are influenced by classic rock acts such as Rolling Stones and Black Sabbath as well as modern bands like Avenged Sevenfold and Stone Sour. Their trademarks are fast and catchy songs with a sharp, modern guitar sound. Since the release of their debut EP the songs have been played on a number of internet radio stations and Spotify playlists.

They released their first EP Deadline King in January 2018. It has two original songs and two covers given the Wannacries treatment.

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Episode 077 “It’s The End Of The World, Or These Products, As We Know It.”

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Clerks 3? No. Canon Film Cameras? No. More teens on Facebook? No. Rick Grimes staying on Walking Dead? No. Dave escaping Granny? No. New music? YES!

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Andrew Lincoln and Lauren Cohen both leaving “The Walking Dead” during Season 9

Both Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) and Lauren Cohen (Maggie Rhee) will only be in six episodes each on the ninth season of “The Walking Dead”. Lauren Cohen will be starring in ABC’s “Whiskey Cavalier” which she signed on to when negotiations had stalled during contract talks over at “The Walking Dead.” As for Andrew Lincoln, “Andrew is leaving because he’s had enough of it and wants to focus his energy on movies,” an insider close to Lincoln tells Us Weekly. And on top of all this Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon) just signed a $20 Million contract to stay on which leads us to believe he might perhaps be taking over the center stage from Andrew Lincoln.

Canon has ended sales for its last film camera

Canon has announced that it is officially discontinuing the EOS-1v, its last film camera, as reported by PetaPixel. Production of the EOS-1v — which was launched in 2000 — actually ceased back in 2010, but Canon continued to sell the remaining stock. Although this means Canon is no longer selling any film cameras, it doesn’t spell the death of film — at least, not yet. Nikon still sells two film cameras, the F6 and FM10.

“Clerks 3” will never happen and here is why!

As reported by Slash Film after Clerks 2 hit theaters in 2006, Kevin Smith was interested in making a third entry in the slacker comedy series. But alas, it was not to be. Smith had a script ready to go, and a budget set, but what ultimately killed Clerks 3 was the disinterest of one of the lead actors. During a recent “Fatman on Batman” Q&A, Smith confirmed that Jeff Anderson, who played video store clerk Randall in the series, didn’t want to return, which kind of put the final nail in the Clerks coffin.

Teens are ditching Facebook

A new study has confirmed what we’ve long expected: Facebook is no longer the most popular social media site among teens ages 13 to 17. The Pew Research Center revealed on Thursday that only 51% of US teens use Facebook. That’s a 20% drop since 2015, the last time the firm surveyed teens’ social media habits. Now, YouTube is the most popular platform among teens — about 85% say they use it. Not surprisingly, teens are also active on Instagram (72%) and Snapchat (SNAP) (69%). Meanwhile, Twitter (TWTR) followed at 32%, and Tumblr’s popularity (14%) remained the same since the 2015 survey.

Geek Off:

Should smartwatches, such as the Apple Watch or Android Equivalent, be treated the same as a cell phone when behind the wheel? Should you be able to be fined like you would for texting while driving/distracted driving?

Heart’s Ann Wilson Covers Dead Rockers on New Album ‘Immortal’

Heart’s Ann Wilson will release a new solo album, Immortal, filled with covers that honor late musicians such as David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Tom Petty. The record arrives September 14th via BMG. The Immortal track list features songs like Petty’s “Luna,” Bowie’s “I’m Afraid of Americans” and Cohen’s “A Thousand Kisses Deep.” Wilson also put her spin on more contemporary classics like Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black” and Audioslave’s “I Am the Highway,” in honor of Chris Cornell. The record also features tributes to the Eagles’ Glenn Frey, Cream’s Jack Bruce, George Michael and Gerry Rafferty.

Some Juicy E3 Leaks From Next Week’s Show

E3 is coming up next week, June 12th through the 14th, and there have already been a bunch of leaks about the new games and hardware that will be announced at the show. Will we finally get the announcement on the PSone Mini and N64 Mini or possibly another Elf Bowling sequel?

Weekly Garnish:

Granny is available on iOS and Android, this horror game brings simple scary fun to your mobile device. Here is the game description directly from the App Store from Apple. “Welcome to Granny. Granny keeps you locked in her house. Now you have to try to get out of her house, but be careful and quiet. She hears everything. If you drop something on the floor, she hears it and comes running. You can hide in wardrobes or under beds. You have 5 days. Good luck!” Can you make it out alive?

How To Catch The Show & Contact Us

Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook, Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet … record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!!

What the guys are doing outside the podcast:

Jason – Classic Gaming CornerEmail Jason

Adam – Starfield Escape TwitterEmail Adam

Dave – David Szweduik PhotographyEmail Dave

digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight (Dinner Music):

Wannacries is a hardrock band based in Stockholm, Sweden. It was formed by two IT guys who, one day in 2017, decided to start a band together. They had both been playing music in different shapes and forms for 20+ years. Daniel handles the bass and sings/screams in the microphone. Per is the guitar hero and studio genius.

The name started as a joke when they needed a name for the first gig. The ransomware WannaCry was in it’s prime and the name stuck, so they kept it. Wannacries are influenced by classic rock acts such as Rolling Stones and Black Sabbath as well as modern bands like Avenged Sevenfold and Stone Sour. Their trademarks are fast and catchy songs with a sharp, modern guitar sound. Since the release of their debut EP the songs have been played on a number of internet radio stations and Spotify playlists.

They released their first EP Deadline King in January 2018. It has two original songs and two covers given the Wannacries treatment.

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Episode 076 “Breaking News: Good News Is Coming”

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This just in! From FBI Warnings to facial recognition the world is a scary place. Don’t worry, the next story will cheer you right up! Sony has some more bad news with the beginning of the end of the PS4 line. Dang, well, you’ll just have to trust us, Good News is Coming in this episode!

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FBI Issues Router Warning

The FBI recommends any owner of small office and home office routers power cycle (reboot) the devices. Foreign cyber actors have compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and other networked devices worldwide. The actors used VPNFilter malware to target small office and home office routers. The malware is able to perform multiple functions, including possible information collection, device exploitation, and blocking network traffic.

Orlando Police Testing Amazon’s Real-Time Facial Rekognition

Tech companies are trying to sell police real-time facial recognition systems, which can track and identify people as they walk down the street. As NPR reported two weeks ago, American police have generally held off, but there’s new evidence that one police department — Orlando, Fla. — has decided to try it out. In a written statement, the Orlando Police Department called the Amazon facial recognition system a “pilot program” and said it “will be used in accordance with current and applicable law.”

Beginning Of The End For The PS4

Sony’s has declared he PS4 era is entering its final stages. Speaking to investors, PlayStation boss John Kodera outlined the company’s three-year roadmap and it seems console sales are not expected to be a major source of revenue going forward. This is largely due to declining sales which is, Kodera notes, typical of the usual profit- and life-cycle of consoles. It does also suggest a new console might be on its way — likely the PS5 — but Kodera didn’t give away any specifics other than don’t look for a new console before 2021.

The Writing Is On The Wall For The Playstation Vita But Not For Sony Portable Gaming

The Vita’s shelf life is shrinking rapidly — Sony is ending production of physical game copies and will stop offering free PlayStation Plus Vita games in 2019. It also dropped PlayStation Now support from the console last year. Rather than separating portable gaming from consoles, it’s necessary to continue thinking of [portable gaming] as one method to deliver more gaming experiences and exploring what our customers want from portable,” Kodera said on last Wednesday. The first part of that sentence especially suggests that mobile gaming will related in some way to the next PlayStation console (probably the PS5). Whether that portends a Nintendo Switch-style hybrid, a controller that has portable features or something else entirely is far from certain.

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Best Star Wars Character From Original Trilogy?

First Look At Matt Groening’s First New Show In Twenty Years

Netflix released the first images of Disenchantment, an animated fantasy series that features the voices of Abbi Jacobson, Nat Faxon, and Eric Andre. Created by Groening (The Simpsons, Futurama), the show takes place in the crumbling medieval kingdom named Dreamland and centers on the exploits of a hard-drinking princess named Bean (Jacobson), her plucky elf friend Elfo (Faxon), and her personal demon Luci (Andre) as they match wits with “ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and lots of human fools.”

The Cast Of HBO’s Watchmen Has Been Revealed and the Fantastic Regina King Will Lead Them

Variety reports Regina King will play the lead character in the series, and she’ll be joined by Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens, and Andrew Howard. Deadline adds that “King is believed to be playing Angela Abraham, while Gossett Jr. likely is Old Man. Howard is said to be playing Red Scare, Clemens could be Pirate Jenny,” but none of that is confirmed. “But wait,” you’re wondering. Since it’s Watchmen, who is Rorschach, the Comedian, Dr. Manhattan, etc? Well, just yesterday, showrunner Damon Lindelof explained that the HBO series is not a direct adaptation of the iconic Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons series. It’s both a sequel, and not a sequel. A modern retelling, but with familiar characters and situations. So, while the surviving characters from that series could appear in this new series, it’s not that simple.

Ryan Reynolds, Michael Bay, Deadpool Writers To Produce Netflix-exclusive Film

Brace yourselves! A massive action collaboration is coming to Netflix next year. According to a report from Deadline, Ryan Reynolds will star in a film titled Six Underground, to be directed by Michael Bay (yes, that Michael Bay) and written by Deadpool scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, who also penned Deadpool 2. The movie will release exclusively on Netflix sometime in 2019.

Weekly Garnish:
ODroid-XU4 Based RetroPie

This is a small board just like the Raspberry Pi but it packed more of a punch! It doubles the core count to eight (8) and doubles the RAM to 2GB and because of this it’s emulation power is far greater. Now you can play more N64 games at full speed and … Dreamcast emulation is very close to full speed (the hardware can handle it, the emulators themselves are holding it back from perfect emulation). And check out this SWEET N64 CASE coming soon for the ODroid!

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What the guys are doing outside the podcast:

Jason – Classic Gaming CornerEmail Jason

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Dave – David Szweduik PhotographyEmail Dave

 

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Episode 075 “Save the DRAM-a for your mama”

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On this week’s episode, the guys discuss how much time they waste on digital platforms and social media, a potential collusion regarding DRAM, “perfect” games, and our own zombie apocalypse soundtracks!

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Instagram Wants You To Know How Much Of It’s Wasting Your Time

The latest trend to hit social media is the acknowledgment that we all waste way too much time there in the course of a day. Instagram appears to be set to release a new feature that will tell you exactly how much time you spend on the app each day. On the surface it seems like a very pro-active tool to help people reign in their social media use, but is it possible they have other motivations? It’s all more data they can collect and how valuable would it be to be able to target ads to users that they know are using the app 5 hours each day versus just 2.

New Lawsuit Alleges Anti-Trust Collusion Between DRAM Manufacturers

A new lawsuit alleges that Samsung, Hynix, and Micron — which together control 96 percent of the DRAM market — have unjustly colluded to raise the price of DRAM from January 1, 2016 through February 1, 2018. The suit notes that RAM prices fell from 2014-2015, when the three companies were independently acting to increase DRAM capacities, but then sharply rose beginning in 2016 as all three firms decided to restrict DRAM growth to stop downward price pressure and to lead to a price increase.

Castle Rock

A new series set to debut on HULU set in Stephen King’s shared universe looks to bring fans along on a ride through the town of Castle Rock this July.

GameSpot Released A List Of ALL Of Their Perfect 10 Games

These are all of the games that GameSpot has reviewed over the years and given that rare PERFECT 10 score on. How many have you played?

John Wick 3: Parabellum Has An Official Release Date

Grab your gun, pet your dog, and get ready to go. We now know when we’ll get to hang with our favorite merciless assassin again. The John Wick Twitter account announced Friday that the tentatively-titled John Wick 3: Parabellum will be in theaters on May 17, 2019.

Geek Off:

If you had to live in one of the last three games you played which one would you choose?

Zombie Shuffle Song Game

Song 1: Overall theme for the Apocalypse.
Song 2: The song that plays when you kill your first zombie.
Song 3: When you’re getting chased by a horde of zombies.
Song 4: When you have to kill your partner.
Song 5: When you meet a group of survivors.
Song 6: When you meet your love interest.
Song 7: The final stand!
Song 8: When you think you’ve won.
Song 9: When you discover you’ve been bitten.
Song 10: End credits

Weekly Garnish:
EveryDollar

EveryDollar helps you create a monthly budget so you can achieve your money goals. Say goodbye to money stress and hello to confidence in your financial future. Create your first budget in less than 10 minutes. EveryDollar is a web-based tool for budgeting. It was created by Dave Ramsey’s company and released on March 23, 2015. Along with the web interface there are Android and iOS apps so you can budget on the go!

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Be sure to listen and subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music or TuneIn and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the Official Website, Facebook,Instagram or on Twitter. Have a follow up thought on anything we discussed then drop us a message on any avenue above or better yet … record the message on your computer or phone and email it to Jason and we will play it on the show. Thanks for listening!!

What the guys are doing outside the podcast:

Jason – Classic Gaming CornerEmail Jason

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Dave – David Szweduik PhotographyEmail Dave

 

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Souper Reviews “Hardcore Henry”

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Henry is resurrected from death with no memory, and he must save his wife from a telekinetic warlord with a plan to bio-engineer soldiers.

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2015

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1h 36m

 

Starring:

Sharlto Copley as Jimmy

Danila Kozlovsky as Akan

Haley Bennett as Estelle

Tim Roth as Henry’s Father

Director:

Ilya Naishuller (Leningrad: Kolshik, The Weekend: False Alarm, Biting Elbows: Bad Mother[tr]ucker)

 

Writer:

Ilya Naishuller

 

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Adam gives this movie a out of 2 out of 5 stars

Jason gives this movie a 3 out of 5 stars

Dave gives this movie a 3 out of 5 stars

 

digitalSoup Rating: 2.66 stars – out of 5 – feed it to the dogs… however…. Don’t actually feed it to the dogs.

Next Souper Review: The Prestige

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