2014.08.25 – Tech Net News and Opinion – Gaming News
Brian thought it might be a good idea to try to break the news up into more organized groups. After only one show’s worth of hindsight, I would have to agree that it seems like a great idea. It certainly seems to encourage more conversation from the chat room and I already know it made it easier on the post edit.
The stories in this edited news cast shall focus on gaming. We feel the more choices we give the listeners, the happier they will be. Please comment, use our on-site form or email us with your opinion. Hopefully you shall enjoy this new, more structured, format.
- Amazon Buys Twitch as Google Deal for the Same Falls Apart
- Google Fails to Amazon; Amazon gets Twitch
- We also spend some time discussing the pros and cons of Google vs. Amazon. While both companies are popular, there may be reasons why Amazon is a better option on this purchase for the consumer.
- Also, Lumpy mentioned a “Googlezon” video. It is titled “EPIC2014”> You can view it at the end of this post.
- Plane Diverted due to Tweet from Game Hackers
- Hacker DDOS Play Station and Makes a Plane Divert
- A Sneak Peak at Unreal Engine 4
- Microsoft Research Invented Video Game Time Travel to Fix Cloud Gaming – “Future input prediction”
- Women Gamers a Growing Demogrphic. We also mentioned a few old skewl games, such as Zork… and a A Fish Playing Pokemon.
- We drifted off to discuss Gen Con and how great the crowd was this year. Of note, you should be aware of Wheaton’s Law. (Rumor has it, likely true, Wil Wheaton was at the Gen Con.)
- We also discussed a program I discovered at Gen Con 2014, Syrinscape is an ambient sound generator for your gaming. Keep your browser and podcatcher tuned here for Lumpy interviewed the developer and tried the product.
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- TNN – The Gen Con 2014 Edition (indienation.fm)
- Amazon Acquires Twitch for $1 Billion (guardianlv.com)
- Amazon said to be close to acquiring Twitch, not Google (slashgear.com)
- 5E D&D Player’s Handbook tops Amazon sales lists (examiner.com)
- What does Amazon hope to gain from Twitch? (bbc.co.uk)