2014.09.27 – Tech Net News and Opinion
Greetings Listeners, Welcome to this episode of Tech Net News and Opinion. This is the full show edition and usually runs about 2 hours in length. We also publish topic related editions. Typical topics are tech, Google, net, science, and government news. When it is close to or during the season of The Walking Dead, we also discuss and review the AMC Show. In this show we discuss:
- Some generalsite news
- The new theme
- The new editor
- Lumpy is almost done with Gen Con
We opened the show with Sarah Donner and her two songs:
- Going Under
- Follow Suit
The tracks you heard were recorded live at this years Gen Con. We would like to again thank her for both her time and her permission. Be sure and check out the interview lumpy got with Sarah at the Starbucks across from the Indianapolis Convention Center.
Be sure and listen at the end of the show for we will play some more music from her and the interview I got at this year’s Gen Con.
Indie Nation Science News
- India is in the Space Race
- First nation to get to Mars on the first try
- Cheaper than any other program, less to launch than to make the movie Gravity
- Mars rover takes first sample from Mount Sharp
- Could we cancel a manned mission to Mars?
- Good timing for new probes, a comet to come very close to Mars
- their atmospheres are going to collide
Other Science News
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We closed the show out with a few tracks and an interview with Sarah Donner
- The Rebuttal of Schrodinger’s Cat
- Her interview at Gen Con
- Lovely, Lovely, Lovely
2012.05.07 – Through Gamer Goggles News
Welcome to another episode of Through Gamer Goggles News. This week we will be focusing more on video games than normal but it also converges with the set of Warhammer 40K. Listen in as we discuss the latest gaming news. We opened this show with You’ve Got Hogwarts by Robert Lund who is a member of The Funny Music Project or The FuMP for short.
New chat Box from Chatwig for 40k
The Warhammer 40K franchise has already reached thousands of players all over the world. This can be proven by looking at various Warhammer 40K websites and blogs. The fan base is still growing because Warhammer 40K’s story is not yet concluded. This major gaming niche never missed the eyes of Chatwing’s developers. This is why they created a website chat tool that can help Warhammer 40K fans connect with each other and share their gaming experiences.
”The Warhammer 40K franchise has already reached thousands of players all over the world. This can be proven by looking at various Warhammer 40K websites and blogs. The fan base is still growing because Warhammer 40K’s story is not yet concluded. This major gaming niche never missed the eyes of Chatwing’s developers. This is why they created a website chat tool that can help Warhammer 40K fans connect with each other and share their gaming experiences.”
FFG LAunches New Player finder/Social Network
From Purple Pawn
“Calling it the Community Wizard, Fantasy Flight Games has launched a new online tool that allows gamers to record their collection, connect with other gamers, find retailers, and register for events. Officially still in the beta testing phase, the tool is currently accessible by all registered users on FFG’s website. Unfortunately,Community Wizard is limited to FFG games. Nevertheless, I’m impressed with how easy it is to use, how focused it is on getting players in to more games, and how much support it offers to retailers and games clubs.”
Talisman Blood Moon Expansion June 1
100 new cards for the classic Talisman board game. New spells and characters, alternative endings
Blood moon will add a gripping layer of gothic horror to the game.
In addition to new challenges Blood Moon will bring two new mechanics: Time alternates between “day” and “night”, and a bloodthirsty Werewolf prowls the land.
A new time card id placed at the center of the board. Whenever a player draws one or more Event cards he/she flips the card to mark the passage of time. Night and Day have various gameplay effects. Like being turned into a werewolf. Werewolves have special rules.
To close we went with a zombie themed set.
- Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion with Zombie Dance Party
- Zombies from Cosmos Harvesters
- There Are Zombies On My Lawn (Again) by The Volume Brothers
- Through Gamer Goggles News (TGGN) 4-2-2012(indienation.fm)
TGGN 4 2 2012
MMO “Warhammer 40k: Dark millenium” Goes Single player as THQ is hit with Layoffs
“Warhammer 40,000: Dark MillenniumGoes Single-Player as Layoffs Hit Relic and Vigil
The fate of theWarhammer 40,000 MMO has been revealed: It’s no longer aWarhammer 40,000 MMO. THQ has announced Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium has been “refocused” as a single-player action game with multiplayer elements, a change that brings with it substantial layoffs at developers Vigil Games and Relic Entertainment.”
It was reported that 118 were laid off.
Baldurs Gate I Pad and Android
Recently Atari, Wizards of the Coast, and Overhaul Games teased enhanced editions of Baldur’s Gate and Baldur’s Gate II, but they were tight-lipped on the details. Now the companies have announced that Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition is coming to the Apple App Store in summer 2012
The enhanced version contains Baldur’s Gate and Tales of Sword Coast.
We took a music break with two Beatles’ parodies from Carrie Dahlby Road Tripper and Dear Britney.
We All Watched TableTop
TableTop is a new show about Table top gaming that is produced by Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day. They played Small World – basically fantasy risk. It looks like it has more Strategy
We closed the show out with a mashup from Bob Ricci (and his clone band), Two for Five.
- Through Gamer Goggles News (TGGN) 3-19-2012 (indienation.fm)
- Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium Goes Single-Player as Layoffs Hit Relic and Vigil [Warhammer] (kotaku.com)
- Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition Coming to iPad with New Stunning Features (hitechanalogy.com)
- Through Gamer Goggles News (TGGN) 3-05-2012 (indienation.fm)