February 24, 2014 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 38 minutes
Jeff and Christian welcome Justin McElroy to the show, from Polygon.com, and the Sawbones and My Brother, My Brother, and Me podcasts. After noting the sad passing of Harold Ramis, Justin kicks off Story of the Week with Irrational Games' massive downsizing and new direction. Christian thinks the launch of the PS4 in Japan is the most important story, even despite hard data on sales, while Jeff looks at the UK price drop and Titanfall bundle of the Xbox One as a very important indicator of Microsoft's desire not to fall behind in the console war. The guys also discuss the new Netflix/Comcast payout, and the pseudo-announcement of new installments in three huge game franchises, The Last of Us, Tony Hawk Pro Skater, and Doom.
Then it is time to talk about what they've been playing, and Justin explains a new iOS game called Calculords, while Jeff professes his enthusiasm for Double Helix's Strider and the new indy Steam release, 99 Levels to Hell. Meanwhile, Christian loves the DLC for The Last of Us, Left Behind.
In Tabletop Time, Jeff finally got Christian to try a Euro board game, and he chose an excellent starter Euro, Wizard of the Coast's Lords of Waterdeep. They also discuss Smash Up and the idea of miniature components in games making them even more fun.
All that, plus your phone calls!
Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.
February 24, 2014 at 10:45AM • 1 hour 14 minutes
Andy Ihnatko and Dan Benjamin talk about the latest Fantastic 4 Reboot, comic book movie casting, and more.
Hosted by Andy Ihnatko & Dan Benjamin.
February 23, 2014 at 9:00PM • 1 hour 39 minutes
David and Katie discuss the best practices for managing, syncing and organizing contacts.
Thanks to MPU listener Hay Oborn for assistance with the shownotes this week!
Hosted by David Sparks & Katie Floyd.
February 22, 2014 at 1:45PM • 1 hour 26 minutes
Do you like sand? Then you may get upset as we conclude our discussion of "Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones," in which we ponder the mystery of droid consciousness, fail to get excited about seeing our old friends from Episode I again, open a Variety Pack of monsters, debate Yoda's fighting strategy, and talk John Siracusa off the ledge. Finally, we ponder whether it's worse for a movie to be bad or boring. (Part 2 of 2.)
Hosted by Jason Snell with special guests Dan Moren, John Siracusa, Monty Ashley, Serenity Caldwell, and Steve Lutz.
February 21, 2014 at 3:00PM • 58 minutes
Chris Enns is the guest host for Tim Smith and he chats with Wren Lanier about her journey onto the web, how her start was due to poison ivy, and her advice for those seeking success and recognition on the web.
Hosted by Tim Smith.
February 21, 2014 at 11:00AM • 57 minutes
Horace and Moisés examine Facebook's acquisition of Whatsapp: the job it is hired to do, and the value system attached. They also begin a look at The Capitalist's Dilemma.
Hosted by Horace Dediu.
February 21, 2014 at 8:00AM • 40 minutes
Dave and Aaron chat about their choices for calendar apps and services, as well as how those tools integrate into their work day and to-do lists.
Hosted by Aaron Mahnke & Dave Caolo.
February 21, 2014 at 8:00AM • 41 minutes
This week "The Mikes" talk about the long-term projects that often take years to accomplish. Schechter and Vardy share their approaches to planning and attacking the more ambitious goals in their personal and professional lives.
Hosted by Michael Schechter & Mike Vardy.