Episode 38: Windows 7 Whopper

28 October, 2009 (21:33) | Episodes | By: MikeTown

This week, the crew talks about:

Video Releases
Game Releases
News Shout outs:
Paranormal Activity spiked to #1 box office this past weekend.
Fortunately, Saw VI opened at #2
You gotta be kidding: Wal-Mart will do their own ‘Geek Squad’ styled home installation service.
Amazon will bring Kindle reading app to Windows and OS X
Andy Ihnatko sez Apple tablet could do digital comic books, and talks about Longbox (http://www.tuaw.com/2009/10/21/ihnatko-says-apple-tablet-could-play-hero-to-comic-books/)
Apple BootCamp does not support Windows 7 yet, Apple says by end of year
Apple’s Phil Shiller sez you can go shopping now: holiday product lineup is set.
WTF? Burger King in Japan selling a Windows 7 Whopper with seven slabs of beef(!) thankfully one week only.
Microsoft first quarter numbers: revenue down 14%, but still beat expectations, still made $3.5 billion. XBox 360 & Zune division doubled profit on same revenue.
Director of Programming for XBox Live says no Blu-Ray drive for XBox, Ballmer says future is on-demand, not physical media. Damn it.
Microsoft was going to sponsor entire episode of Family Guy, but not anymore.
The free ride’s over: News Corp executives keep saying that Hulu’s ad-supported model isn’t working, may start charging as soon as 2010.
PlayStation 3 to get NetFlix streaming sometime in November. Users must have a special blu-ray disc that uses BD-Live to stream content.
Champions Online will be free to download and play from Oct 30 – Nov 2.
GameFly (rent by mail service) now has iPhone app to manage your account and queue.
Now your iPhone is Doomed – John Carmack of id Software claims “Doom Classic” submitted to App store.
Someone is finally trying it! Microsoft Store in Scottsdale AZ has kiosks to burn games in-store (http://www.thatvideogameblog.com/2009/10/23/microsoft-retail-store-lets-you-print-your-own-physical-copies-of-pc-games/)
Roger Daltrey claims The Who is joining the Rock Band Wagon.
Ars Technica seize: B&N Nook runs on top of Android.
Google Wave is still in “dev preview”, and already they’re talking about an “App Store” for extensions to the service. WTF?
Fasten your seat belts. FCC drafting net neutrality rules; McCain proposing “Internet Freedom Act of 2009″ specifically to prevent the FCC from implementing them.
Cool thing of the week:
VScan – ultrasound sc
  • Video Releases
  • Game Releases
  • News Shout outs:
    • Paranormal Activity spiked to #1 box office this past weekend.
    • Fortunately, Saw VI opened at #2
    • You gotta be kidding: Wal-Mart will do their own ‘Geek Squad’ styled home installation service.
    • Amazon will bring Kindle reading app to Windows and OS X
    • Andy Ihnatko sez Apple tablet could do digital comic books, and talks about Longbox (link)
    • Apple BootCamp does not support Windows 7 yet, Apple says by end of year
    • Apple’s Phil Shiller sez you can go shopping now: holiday product lineup is set.
    • WTF? Burger King in Japan selling a Windows 7 Whopper with seven slabs of beef(!) thankfully one week only.
    • Microsoft first quarter numbers: revenue down 14%, but still beat expectations, still made $3.5 billion. XBox 360 & Zune division doubled profit on same revenue.
    • Director of Programming for XBox Live says no Blu-Ray drive for XBox, Ballmer says future is on-demand, not physical media. Damn it.
    • Microsoft was going to sponsor entire episode of Family Guy, but not anymore.
    • The free ride’s over: News Corp executives keep saying that Hulu’s ad-supported model isn’t working, may start charging as soon as 2010.
    • PlayStation 3 to get NetFlix streaming sometime in November. Users must have a special blu-ray disc that uses BD-Live to stream content.
    • Champions Online will be free to download and play from Oct 30 – Nov 2.
    • GameFly (rent by mail service) now has iPhone app to manage your account and queue.
    • Now your iPhone is Doomed – John Carmack of id Software claims “Doom Classic” submitted to App store.
    • Someone is finally trying it! Microsoft Store in Scottsdale AZ has kiosks to burn games in-store (link)
    • Roger Daltrey claims The Who is joining the Rock Band Wagon.
    • Ars Technica seize: B&N Nook runs on top of Android.
    • Google Wave is still in “dev preview”, and already they’re talking about an “App Store” for extensions to the service. WTF?
    • Fasten your seat belts. FCC drafting net neutrality rules; McCain proposing “Internet Freedom Act of 2009″ specifically to prevent the FCC from implementing them.
  • Cool thing of the week:
    • VScan – ultrasound scanner with the form factor of a clamshell phone. (link)

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