Episode 34: Telltale, AI, Prince Charles and E-Sports

The DJ has returned to the show. Yay?!

            Glad to see he is alive and talking still. Buck scares everyone by being polite and friendly, not sure what happened there. Maybe someone spiked his coffee.

            At the start we get an update from the Professor about Nintendo’s save policy (still no sign of Ginger or Mary-anne but DJ looks and acts like Gilligan). We did it, yep, we started the show with two good pieces of news, and Buck was friendly, what is happening?

            Then Buck brings up the saga of Telltale games closing down, with the absurd behaviour of management. Such a shame and our thoughts are with all the employees who have lost their jobs, hope everything works out well for you all.

            The Professor tells us about how an AI has created a couple of games, so if we can combine that with all the other AI’s out there can we expect Skynet? The DJ is worried about being replaced with all the automation, there is a valid point that we can combine all the AI’s and build a new member for the show.

            Prince Charles is opposing cyborgs, he mustn’t have watched Robocop or Star Trek, so he is off the guest list, not a Nerd. Although why he was in GQ talking about the subject is beyond us, like, literally, he is not cool, fashionable and he is older the Buck, and he went to school with Noah.

            The DJ gives us a story about a bunch of wack jobs at a football game throwing game controllers and tennis balls onto the pitch in a protest against E-Sports. So please, no one help them with any tech service et cetera if they want to attack Nerds lets show them we make the world better and not to mess with us.

            On the games front the Professor has been playing Legend of Zelda on the Switch, and Buck has been slaying dragons in Skyrim. The DJ has been slack yet again and not played any games, we are unsure about if he truly is a nerd.

            We have all the regular shout outs at the end of the show, and Buck deliveries some breaking news about a crazy drunk woman from Adelaide, South Australia, who attacked KFC. She needs to just let the nugget go. We also made an important announcement and that is the show will no longer be called Top Shelf Nerds, it will be called Nerds Amalgamated.

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Episode 33

ALERT!!! The DJ is missing, he is not in this week’s episode, we missed him and hope he will be back soon. This week we start off with the Professor telling us about how Nintendo are being complete idiots of monumental proportions in a number of ways. We also talk about some developments at Playstation and some old games including one with Bruce Willis, which was more fun. It is totally crazy how stupid some people can be, listen in to hear what Nintendo has done that has Buck so annoyed.

            We take a look at what is shaping up to be a great game, Just Cause 4, with a huge map and excellent graphics. If you want to know some of the exciting details we discuss things such as flying using rockets, fighting on nuclear missiles and compare map sizes from various games. Definitely a game to look out for, if you do play it let us know what you think, we would like to hear your thoughts on the franchise.

            We discuss Elon Musk sending a Japanese business man to the moon, along with some as yet to be decided friends. Buck and the Professor decide they need to start painting in response, we apologise for what that may produce. But it is seriously looking cool, a holiday in space and a quick trip around the moon, who wouldn’t want to do that? We also find out how ancient Buck is, we think or is he just teasing us? He does the grumpy old man thing pretty well, so maybe.

            The Professor tells us about playing Crash Bandicoot on the Nintendo Switch and how there are some new levels to be enjoyed. Also discusses about the making of the game by the origional developers for the aspiring listeners wanting to make their own games.

            Buck talks about playing Tomb Raider and how he enjoyed running around an island full of homicidal maniacs from a crazed cult. Building weapons and solving puzzles. Maybe he really is ancient, next we know he’ll be doing Sudoku at the cafes and falling asleep watching the news.

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Episode 32

This week the DJ reports on Sony’s Tokyo Game Show Conference teasers. But does he go to Tokyo or is he destined to remain within range of an Australian powerpoint because Professor left the battery out, just like Dr Henry Wu stopping dinosaurs producing Lysine so they couldn’t leave the island? While no animal activists complain about exploiting robots, Buck has one to talk about.

 Buck wants to talk about a Destiny 2 exploit that lets players access expansion content before the release date. Some players lost the chance to get equipment because of a bug. Did Robin Hood steal from the glitch to give to the poor?

 The Professor has some worrying news about his favourite flightless bird, the Penguin, or Pengwing as Benny Dictation Crumper Catch pronounces it. If the greatest flightless bird on Earth can’t survive climate change, what hope do puny humans have?

  Once again the DJ forgot to play a game. No marks have been awarded. The Professor played Bad North, the Viking themed RTS Rouge-Like. And Buck’s hoarding obsession has turned to bottlecaps because he’s been playing a bit too much Fallout 4.

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Episode 31: Star Citizen Paywall, Killer Robot Ban & Violent ESports

So is this a Ponzi scheme or is Star Citizen just plain lost it and gotten lazy? This is how we start this week, with a debate on the fact that $200 million has been raised and nothing other than concept art has been delivered. Now there is the backlash on “charging” to access the live stream of the citizen convention. Buck gets heated and starts to rant, we all love those.

Then we look at automated killer robots and the combined call from the Human Rights Watch and Harvard Law Schools International Human Rights Clinic. The realities of automated warfare are much more demoralising than we expected. But on the bright side, war will become more like a video game and spectator sport. Now if we could only get the politicians to lead the charge onto the battle field the world would be a better place.

A hack from the Olympic committee has declared video games are too violent for inclusion at the Olympic Games despite the growing trend in eSports. Someone claims it is the presence of blood. We ask about the violence of boxing, football, wrestling and even gymnastics. Yep, gymnastics had a sickening display of physical harm and it is still there. If this doesn’t make you chuckle a little you need to check your pulse.

In games of the week the DJ has dropped the ball and leaves us high and dry. The professor has been playing Vermintide II and it is sounding Fan-FREAKING-tastic!!! Definitely a game to look into for your games rotation, so much fun set in awesome graphics. Buck played a classic in Warhammer 40k, Spacemarine and is still having fun even after all these years.

There is the usual mention of various events from history that happened this week, plus the birthday shout outs, including the legendary Freddy Mercury. Also, a thank you to Chery Gladman for mentioning us as a great Australian podcast.

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Episode 30: GTA Online Cheats, SCUM, Cyberpunk 2077

GTA Online cheat program blocked

- http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/324784/US_judge_blocks_sale_of_GTA_Online_cheat_programs.php


SCUM the game

- https://www.polygon.com/2018/8/27/17786564/scum-survival-game-preview-twitch


All things Cyberpunk 2077

https://www.pcgamer.com/cyberpunk-2077-gameplay-video/




Games currently playing


DJ ‘s game

- Guns of Icarus Online - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guns_of_Icarus_Online


Buck’s game

- Hyperdrome - http://hyperdrome.game/#1

- Fallout Shelter - https://www.falloutshelter.com/


Professor’s game

- Fallout the board game - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/232918/fallout




Other topics discussed


SCUM on Steam

- https://store.steampowered.com/app/513710/SCUM/


More info on Cyberpunk 2077

  1. Game overview - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyberpunk_2077

  2. Summary of the gameplay video - https://www.pcgamer.com/everything-we-know-about-cyberpunk-2077/

  3. Computer Specs - https://www.gamesradar.com/cyberpunk-2077-release-date-trailer-gameplay-new/

  4. More details about the gameplay video -http://uk.businessinsider.com/cyberpunk-2077-gameplay-demo-e3-details-release-date-2018-6?r=US&IR=T

  5. Message from the Cyberpunk 2077’s game director - https://www.cdprojekt.com/en/media/news/cyberpunk-2077-gameplay-reveal-and-message-from-game-director/

  6. Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay reception - https://wccftech.com/cdpr-comments-on-cyberpunk-2077-gameplay-reception/

  7. Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer option - http://www.gosunoob.com/cyberpunk-2077/3rd-person-coop-multiplayer-will-it-happen/


Black Desert MMORPG

- https://www.blackdesertonline.com/remastered?trcode=Ga2100&lang=en&utm_source=google&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=20180822_remaster&utm_content=banner_rem&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIlpDTkcKU3QIVB5iWCh0LCgpZEAEYASAAEgKBJvD_BwE


Firefly board games

- https://boardgamegeek.com/geeksearch.php?action=search&objecttype=boardgame&q=firefly


Fallout New California

- https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgameexpansion/256481/fallout-new-california

- https://boardgamegeek.com/image/4227794/fallout-new-california


Firefly Adventures: Brigands and Browncoats

- https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/231991/firefly-adventures-brigands-and-browncoats


Firefly: Fistful of Credits

- https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/169502/firefly-fistful-credits


Margaret Hamilton

- https://www.i-programmer.info/history/people/10030-margaret-hamilton-apollo-and-beyond.html?start=1


Hidden Figures movie

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hidden_Figures 




Shout Outs


Jacksonville shooting

- http://time.com/5378639/madden-shooting-jacksonville-florida/


“Weird Al” Yankovic given a Hollywood star

- https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/weird-al-yankovic-honoured-with-hollywood-star


Sharks attack the internet

- http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/08/15/shark_attacks_threaten_google_s_undersea_internet_cables_video.html




Famous birthdays


Katherine Johnson's 100th birthday - Mathematician on the Apollo project - https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/nasa-human-computer-katherine-johnson-100th-birthday-a8509031.html?utm_source=reddit.com



Events of interest


Aug 26, 1959 - Mark 1 mini makes its debut - https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mini-makes-its-debut


Aug 27, 1883 – Krakatau explodes - https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/krakatau-explodes


Aug 29, 74 - Eruption of Mount Vesuvius - https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/vesuvius-erupts


Aug 28, 1963 – Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech - https://www.history.com/topics/i-have-a-dream-speech


Aug 27, 1979 – Lord Mountbatten killed by IRA - https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mountbatten-killed-by-ira


Aug 28, 1845 - First Issue of Scientific American hits newsstands - http://gratefulamericanfoundation.com/facts/what-three-major-scientific-events-occurred-today/


Aug 27, 1955 - The Guinness Book of Records debuts - https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-guinness-book-of-records-debuts



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Episode 29 - Steam.tv, Michael Jackson and NASA

Here are the nerdy topics we discuss this week!

Steam.tv is live

- https://www.pcgamer.com/valves-new-streaming-platform-steamtv-is-officially-live-now/


Michael Jackson dethroned

- https://variety.com/2018/music/news/the-eagles-greatest-hits-surpasses-michael-jacksons-thriller-as-best-selling-album-1202911115/?ref=hvper.com


NASA supports SpaceX

https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/08/20/2321215/nasa-supports-spacex-plan-to-fuel-rockets-with-astronauts-on-board




Games currently playing



DJ ‘s game

- Dawn of War Dark Crusade - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warhammer_40,000:_Dawn_of_War_%E2%80%93_Dark_Crusade


Buck’s game

- Guns of Icarus Online - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guns_of_Icarus_Online

- Rise of the Tomb Raider - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rise_of_the_Tomb_Raider




Other topics discussed


Steam.tv

- https://www.cnet.com/news/steam-tv-is-live-and-it-appears-to-be-valves-twitch-competitor/#

- https://www.pcgamer.com/valves-new-streaming-platform-steamtv-is-officially-live-now/


Netflix ads

- http://fortune.com/2018/08/18/netflix-ads-trailers/


Robbie Williams

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robbie_Williams


Justin Bieber’s mom chose not to abort

- https://www.today.com/news/justin-biebers-mom-tells-why-she-chose-not-abort-17-999256


NASA supports SpaceX

- http://www.digitaljournal.com/tech-and-science/science/nasa-warns-spacex-that-load-and-go-fueling-is-dangerous/article/521526


Spacecraft cemetery

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spacecraft_cemetery


Aircraft boneyard

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aircraft_boneyard


Biggest plane graveyard

- https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/worlds-largest-plane-graveyard-of-us-military-fighters-in-desert-can-now-be-explored-online-10077079.html




Elon musk not to take Tesla private

- http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-25/elon-musk-says-investors-convinced-him-tesla-should-stay-public/10164606


The Rocky Horror Picture Show

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rocky_Horror_Picture_Show


Tim Curry

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Curry


The Three Musketeers (1993 film)

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Three_Musketeers_(1993_film)


Wreck it Ralph sequel: Ralph Breaks the Internet

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Breaks_the_Internet


New Disney princess

- https://me.me/i/disney-now-owns-fox-fox-owns-rocky-horror-picture-show-a9ad439226724d84ae051b57fe8fca60


Stephen King's It

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_(miniseries)


Jack Nicholson

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Nicholson


Helium Beer

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fww0OPfyOfg




Shout Outs


41st anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death

- https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nation-and-world/fans-mark-41st-anniversary-of-elvis-presleys-death/


Hitman humble bundle offer : Hitman game of the year edition

- https://www.nerdmuch.com/games/158066/hitman-sale-humble-store/

- https://www.humblebundle.com/store/hitman-game-of-the-year-edition


New Season of Dr who coming soon

- https://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2018-08-21/everything-we-know-about-the-next-series-of-doctor-who/


New merch: New Shirt

- https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/3048047-nerds-amalgamated-rock-paper-scissors-lizard-spock?store_id=162400


Aug 20, 1911: 1st around the world telegram

- https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-around-the-world-telegram-sent-66-years-before-voyager-ii-launch


Aug 20, 1977: Anniversary of voyager 2 launch

- https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-around-the-world-telegram-sent-66-years-before-voyager-ii-launch


Aug 18, 1868: Helium Discovered During Total Solar Eclipse

- https://www.wired.com/2009/08/dayintech-0818/



Intro

Artist – MusicCoriAnder

Song Title –  Dr Who Dance Remix

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Episode 28 - Disney, Emuparadise and Discord

Here are the nerdy topics we discuss this week!

Disney shutting down 20th Century Fox

- http://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/disney-likely-avoid-genre-movies-shut-20th-century-fox/


Emuparadise shutdown

- https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/08/emuparadise-shuts-down-rom-downloads-amid-lawsuit-fears/


Discord’s own game store

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-08-09-discord-takes-on-steam-with-its-own-game-store 



Games currently playing



DJ ‘s game

- Dawn of war - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warhammer_40,000:_Dawn_of_War


Buck’s game

- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon : Island Thunder - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Clancy%27s_Ghost_Recon:_Island_Thunder


Professor’s game

- Minit - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minit_(video_game)




Other topics discussed



Discord info

- https://blog.discordapp.com/the-discord-store-beta-9a35596fdd4

- https://au.pcmag.com/news/58021/discord-goes-up-against-steam-with-new-game-store


The Smurfs

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Smurfs

- https://simplymaya.com/sm-news-articles/77/55-years-of-belgian-blues-a-history-of-the-smurfs/


Emu war

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emu_War




Shout Outs


Weird Al Yankovic gets a Hollywood star

- https://nerdist.com/weird-al-yankovic-hollywood-walk-of-fame-star/


Berlin Wall built

- https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/berlin-wall-built


Berlin Airlift

- https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/record-day-for-the-berlin-airlift


Woodstock begins in New York

- https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/woodstock-begins-in-upstate-new-york



Intro

Artist – MusicCoriAnder

Song Title –  Dr Who Dance Remix

Song Link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzbkWCOUfzw



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Episode 27 - A.I, Code Geass and Fallout 76

Here are the nerdy topics we discuss this week!

We Need A.I.

- http://archive.fo/dNpJe


New Code Geass trailer

- http://comicbook.com/anime/2018/08/06/code-geass-sequel-film-english-sub-trailer/


Fallout 76 not on Steam

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/fallout-76-wont-be-available-on-steam/1100-6460988/ 




Games currently playing


Professor ‘s game

- ARMA 3 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARMA_3 


Buck’s game

- Stronghold Kingdoms - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stronghold_Kingdoms


DJ’s game

- Quake Champions - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quake_Champions




Other topics discussed


Ultrahouse 3000

- http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/Ultrahouse_3000


Code Geass show

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_Geass


Dr Who show

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who


The Thing 1982 version

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thing_(1982_film)


The Thing 2011 version

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thing_(2011_film)


Quake Champions patch notes

- https://www.shacknews.com/article/106516/quake-champions-patch-notes-introduce-fiery-new-death-knight-and-redeemer-weapon


Quake Champions Death Knight bio

- http://quake.wikia.com/wiki/Death_Knight_(QC)


Warcraft III character bios

- https://www.giantbomb.com/warcraft-iii-the-frozen-throne/3030-14073/characters/


DayZ the game

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DayZ_(video_game)


ARMA 3 developers released from jail

- https://www.kotaku.com.au/2013/01/arma-iii-developers-finally-get-to-go-home-after-128-days-in-jail/




Shout Outs


JetBlue Employee quits

- https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jetblue-flight-attendant-quits-job-via-escape-slide


Marilyn Monroe 50th death anniversary

- https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/marilyn-monroe-is-found-dead


Mini fridge

- https://bluecrate.com/products/mini-mini-fridge?aff=56




Famous Birthdays


1828 - Leo Tolstoy [Lev Nikolayevich], Russian novelist (Anna Karenina, War and Peace), born in Yasnaya Polyana, Russia  - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Tolstoy


1776 - Amedeo Avogadro, Italian scientist who contributed to molecular theory, including what is known as Avogadro's law (6.022 x 10 ^ 23), born in Torino, Italy - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amedeo_Avogadro


1648 - Johann Michael Bach, German composer (In Dulci Jubilo), born in Arnstadt, Germany - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Michael_Bach




Intro

Artist – MusicCoriAnder

Song Title –  Dr Who Dance Remix

Song Link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzbkWCOUfzw



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Episode 26 - Fortnite, Computers and WoW

Here are the nerdy topics we discuss this week!

Fortnite Coaching

- https://gamerant.com/fortnite-parents-hiring-coaches-kids/

- https://www.wsj.com/articles/ready-aim-hire-a-fortnite-coach-parents-enlist-videogame-tutors-for-their-children-1533046708



Computer museum closure

- https://www.itnews.com.au/news/australian-computer-museum-society-collection-faces-bulldozers-499452



WoW character goes “Evillllll”

https://www.kotaku.com.au/2018/08/a-major-world-of-warcraft-character-turned-evil-and-fans-are-freaking-out/




Games currently playing


Professor ‘s game

- Gloomhaven the board game - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloomhaven 


Buck’s game

- Guns of Icarus Online - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guns_of_Icarus_Online


DJ’s game

- Quake Champions - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quake_Champions




Other topics discussed


“Ninja” blevins monthly pay

- https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/19/tyler-ninja-blevins-explains-how-he-makes-more-than-500000-a-month-playing-video-game-fortnite.html


Fortnite prize money worth $130,000

- https://www.reddit.com/r/FortNiteBR/comments/90q2bn/summer_skirmish_week_2_friday_winner/?st=JJVL3H5V&sh=ec14de5c


Twitch record broken

- https://gamerant.com/drake-fortnite-twitch-travis-scott-ninja-record/


eSport schools in China

- http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5425149/In-Chinas-eSport-schools-students-learn-pays-play.html

- https://technode.com/2018/03/23/peking-university-offers-first-gaming-course/


Study : Video gamers will be getting paid more than pro athletes

- https://ponderwall.com/index.php/2018/07/01/video-gamers-may-soon-outperform-pro-athletes/


Warcraft protest

- https://www.kotaku.com.au/2018/08/world-of-warcraft-players-are-removing-pieces-of-armour-to-protest-recent-plot-developments/


Warcraft the movie

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warcraft_(film)


Definition of a MOBA

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiplayer_online_battle_arena


PubG cheats

- https://www.usgamer.net/articles/china-cracking-down-on-pubg-cheaters-with-arrests-jail-time


Spacehulk the game

- https://store.steampowered.com/app/242570/Space_Hulk/


Is Blackwake a MOBA

- https://www.reddit.com/r/BlackwakeGame/comments/4iqed9/is_this_the_first_rpgmoba_role_playing_moba_of/


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Song Title –  Dr Who Dance Remix

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Episode 25 - Mars, Xbox & Fallout

Here are the nerdy topics we discuss this week!

Is there Lake on Mars?

- https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/moon-mars/a22541370/underground-lake-liquid-water-mars/ 



Xbox Adaptive Controller

- https://www.cnet.com/news/microsofts-new-xbox-adaptive-controller-puts-disabled-players-back-in-the-game/

Backstory - https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-05-20-how-gamers-with-disabilities-shaped-the-microsoft-adaptive-controller

Specs - https://www.pcworld.com/article/3274144/gaming/microsoft-xbox-adaptive-controller.html

Packaging - https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/25/17611488/microsoft-xbox-adaptive-controller-unboxing-packaging



Fallout Cookbook

- https://www.facebook.com/UNILADGaming/videos/2244352695588595/  

Amazon link - https://www.amazon.com/Fallout-Vault-Dwellers-Official-Cookbook/dp/168383397X

Fallout cookbook author info and other recipes - https://pixelatedprovisions.com/



Games currently playing


Professor ‘s game

- Octopath traveller - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octopath_Traveler


Buck’s game

- Rise of the Tomb raider - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rise_of_the_Tomb_Raider

- Assassin’s Creed Syndicate -  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassin%27s_Creed_Syndicate


DJ’s game

- God of War 2018 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_of_War_(2018_video_game)



Shoutouts


Longest total lunar eclipse 2018 - www.iflscience.com/space/heres-why-this-weeks-total-lunar-eclipse-will-be-so-long/


2018 Mid-year university graduations 



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Episode 24 - Nintendo, PUBG and Aquaman

Nintendo Labo Contest

- https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/15/nintendo-labo-contest-winners/

PUBG paywall

- https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-07-17-pubg-testing-custom-matches-may-lock-them-behind-paywall

Ubisoft’s first quarter earnings

- https://www.pcgamer.com/ubisoft-reports-record-first-quarter-pc-sales-surpass-xbox-one/

Golden age for paleontology

- https://www.npr.org/2018/07/10/627782777/many-paleontologists-today-are-part-of-the-jurassic-park-generation

Aquaman movie goodies

- http://comicbook.com/dc/2018/07/17/aquaman-movie-magazine-cover-revealed/

Attack on titan season 3

- http://www.denofgeek.com/us/culture/attack-on-titan/265790/attack-on-titan-season-3-release-date-trailer-episode-poster-news


Other topics discussed

Brainbox

- http://www.brainbox.co.uk/

Call of Duty vs Battlefield

- https://www.geek.com/games/call-of-duty-vs-battlefield-the-infographic-1439397/

World of Warcraft new model

- http://www.denofgeek.com/us/games/world-of-warcraft/274979/world-of-warcraft-new-subscription-model-includes-all-expansions

Ubisoft DDoS attack

- https://www.vg247.com/2018/07/17/ubisoft-servers-ddos-attacks/

Blackwake the game

- https://store.steampowered.com/app/420290/

Black Manta’s bio

- http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Black_Manta_(New_Earth)

Jason Mantzoukas’s bio

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Mantzoukas

Mercury-Redstone 4

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury-Redstone_4


Shoutouts

Apollo 11 launch and landing -  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11#Launch_and_flight_to_lunar_orbit

1918 - Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid activist, political prisoner (1962-90) and South African President (1994-99), born in Mvezo, Umtata, South Africa - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Mandela

1921 - John Glenn, American astronaut (1st American to orbit the earth) and politician (Senator D-Ohio), born in Cambridge, Ohio - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Glenn

1950 - Sir Richard Branson, British music entrepreneur (Virgin Group), born in London, England - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Branson

Event of Interest

1938 - Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan arrives in Ireland after a 28 hours flight, supposedly left NY flying for California - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Corrigan

1968 - The Intel Corporation is founded in Santa Clara, California - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel

Intro

Artist – DJ AJ

Song Title –  Star Wars - The Imperial March (DJ AG Remix)

Song Link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU9jdjuDA8w

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Episode 23 - E-Sports, NBN and Runescape

E-Sports coming to ESPN

- https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-07-11-blizzard-and-disney-partner-to-bring-overwatch-league-to-espn-other-networks



NBN jobs boom

- http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-12/nbn-provides-jobs-boom-for-esports/9979380



Runescape revenue

- https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-07-11-runescape-has-brought-in-over-usd800-million-in-lifetime-revenue



Lando in Episode IX

- http://comicbook.com/starwars/2018/07/09/star-wars-lando-calrissian-epsiode-ix-lando-calrissian/



Eau de space

- http://www.astronomy.com/news/2018/07/outer-space-smells



Elon Musk’s Cave Submarine

- https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/07/elon-musk-making-kid-sized-submarine-to-rescue-teens-in-thailand-cave/

- http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-11/thai-cave-rescue3a-elon-musk-questions-expertise-of-mission-ch/9979166




Other topics discussed


NBN Chief blames gamers

- http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-04/nbn-chief-blames-gamers-for-congestion/9832596


Kangaroo Valley Broadband Network

- http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-13/build-your-own-broadband-kangaroo-valley/9984890


Runescape Tresure Hunter

- https://www.runescape.com/treasure-hunter


Skyrim sales and revenue

- https://gamingbolt.com/skyrim-ships-10-million-650-million-in-revenue-and-becomes-the-fastest-selling-game-in-steam-history


Todd Howard’s Skyrim ports

- http://au.ign.com/articles/2018/07/10/todd-howard-if-you-want-us-to-stop-releasing-skyrim-ports-stop-buying-them


Last Jedi earnings

- http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=main&id=starwars8.htm


Futurama Smell-O-Scope

- http://futurama.wikia.com/wiki/Smell-O-Scope


Elon Musk fixes Flint’s water contamination

- https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/12/elon-musk-flint-fund-clean-water-contamination


Elon Musk vs the media

- https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2018/05/24/pravda-elon-musks-solution-for-punishing-journalists/?noredirect=on


Elon musk submarine in Thailand

- https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/10/elon-musk-takes-submarine-to-thailands-tham-luang--cave.html


Trapped Thai soccer team sedated

- http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-15/thai-cave-rescue-australian-diver-craig-challen-boys-sedation/9995830


The Black Masses official reveal trailer

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zM2tJOWaPnk



Shoutouts


Broly in the next Dragonball Super movie - http://comicbook.com/anime/2018/07/09/dragon-ball-super-movie-broly-canon-akira-toriyama-anime/


1854 - George Eastman, American inventor (Kodak camera, founder of the Eastman Kodak Company), born in Waterville, New York - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Eastman


1997 - Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize recipient, born in Mingora, North-West Frontier Province - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malala_Yousafzai



Event of Interest


1954 - President Eisenhower put forward a plan for an interstate highway system -  https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/interstate/audiogallery.cfm



Intro

Artist – DJ AJ

Song Title –  Star Wars - The Imperial March (DJ AG Remix)

Song Link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU9jdjuDA8w



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Episode 22: Intel, Lasers and Cryptocurrency

Here are the nerdy topics we discuss this week!

Intel turns 50

- https://www.pcgamer.com/intel-co-founder-gordon-moore-reflects-on-companys-50-year-history/



Laser AK 47

- http://m.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2153310/china-brings-star-wars-life-laser-ak-47-could-set-fire



First Person shooter using cryptocurrency  

- https://cointelegraph.com/news/gaming-company-allows-players-to-win-cryptocurrency-in-its-new-first-person-shooter



Overwatch character name change

- https://www.pcgamer.com/why-wrecking-ball-is-awkward-to-say-and-other-reasons-overwatch-fans-prefer-hammond/



Fortnite cheaters using malware

- https://www.techradar.com/au/news/players-cheating-in-fortnite-are-flooding-internet-with-malware



Red Faction Remastered

- https://www.pcgamer.com/red-faction-guerrilla-re-mars-tered-brings-back-the-best-destruction-ever/

- https://www.polygon.com/2018/7/4/17531882/red-faction-guerrilla-remarstered-remastered-podcast-quality-control



Other Topics discussed


Moore’s Law

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore%27s_law

- https://www.investopedia.com/terms/m/mooreslaw.asp



Intel Core i7-8086 anniversary edition CPU - https://www.pcgamer.com/intels-core-i7-8086k-anniversary-edition-cpu-is-now-available-for-a-limited-time/



Laser AK 47 in action - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5920475/Chinese-gun-maker-shares-strange-video-laser-firing-AK-47.html 


Overwatch Buttgate - https://www.polygon.com/2016/3/28/11321138/overwatch-tracer-pose-removal




Shoutouts


Fallout 76 trailer song now available in iTunes - https://www.polygon.com/2018/7/4/17534258/fallout-76-country-road-where-to-buy-itunes


Grand Theft Auto 6 release announcement was a hoax - https://www.pcgamer.com/grand-theft-auto-6s-announcement-is-a-good-hoax-but-still-a-hoax/



Famous Birthdays


1855 - King C. Gillette, American businessman and inventor of inexpensive and disposable safety razor blades, born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_C._Gillette


1874 - Joseph Erlanger, American physiologist (shock therapy-Nobel 1944), born in San Francisco, California - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Erlanger

1914 - George Reeves, American actor (Superman, Gone with the Wind), born in Woolstock, Iowa - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Reeves



Event of interest


1886 - "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson published by Longmans, Green & Co. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strange_Case_of_Dr_Jekyll_and_Mr_Hyde


1896 "Die Presse" newspaper (Germany) publicly announces Wilhelm Röntgen's discovery of X-rays and their potential for new methods of medical diagnoses in a front-page article - https://www.historyhop.com/famous-people/wilhelm-rontgen/bio



Intro

Artist – DJ AJ

Song Title –  Star Wars - The Imperial March (DJ AG Remix)

Song Link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU9jdjuDA8w



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Episode 21 - KoKo, Wi-Fi and A.I.

Shoutout to Koko the gorilla

- https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/koko-the-gorilla-who-knew-sign-language-dies-at-46-20180621-p4zmzv.html

WPA3 Wi-Fi

- https://www.cnet.com/news/wpa3-wi-fi-is-here-and-its-harder-to-hack/?utm_source=reddit.com

A.I. bots defeat DOTA 2 players

- https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/25/17492918/openai-dota-2-bot-ai-five-5v5-matches

Japanese spacecraft chases asteroid

- http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2018-06-27/hayabusa-2-spacecraft-is-about-to-arrive-at-ryugu/9911680?pfmredir=ms

- https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/solar-system/a21967081/japanese-sample-return-spacecraft-reaches-target-asteroid/

- http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2018/06/20180627_hayabusa2.html

Shoutout to RocketLab’s failure to launch

- https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/360555/rocket-lab-cancels-commercial-launch-again

Blockchain CPU

- https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/ibm-blockchain-computer-salt/

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC reveal on LinkedIn

- https://www.pcgamer.com/red-dead-redemption-2-pc-temporarily-appears-on-rockstar-linkedin-profile/

A lifesaving game called Sound Scouts

- https://www.news.com.au/technology/home-entertainment/gaming/apps/the-aussie-game-saving-kids-around-the-world/news-story/3167ba80e52bdc5f8d19d95b0b34df29  

- https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/sound-scouts/id911637845?mt=8 - Sound Scouts on iTunes

- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cmee4.soundscouts&hl=en - Sound Scouts on Google Play


Other Topics Discussed

Wild gorilla using a walking stick - https://www.theguardian.com/science/2005/sep/30/environment.uknews

Isaac Asimov’s “Three Laws of Robotics” - https://www.auburn.edu/~vestmon/robotics.html

Rosetta spacecraft - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosetta_(spacecraft)

Rosetta spacecraft on the comet - http://www.esa.int/var/esa/storage/images/esa_multimedia/images/2014/09/rosetta_and_its_target_comet/14772820-1-eng-GB/Rosetta_and_its_target_comet.jpg

PUBG drops lawsuit against Fortnite - https://www.theguardian.com/games/2018/jun/28/pubg-drops-fortnite-lawsuit-epic-games


Shoutouts

1926 - Mel Brooks [ Melvin Kaminsky] , American actor, comedian and director (Get Smart, Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs), born in NYC, New York - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Brooks

1948 - Kathy Bates, American academy award winning actress (Misery), born in Memphis, Tennessee - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathy_Bates

1971 - Elon Musk, American entrepreneur and inventor (SpaceX, Tesla, Paypal), born in Pretoria, South Africa - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elon_Musk


Event of interest

- 1980 - "Sweeney Todd" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 557 performances - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweeney_Todd:_The_Demon_Barber_of_Fleet_Street


Intro

Artist – DJ AJ

Song Title –  Star Wars - The Imperial March (DJ AG Remix)

Song Link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU9jdjuDA8w


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Episode 20 - Space, Apple and Gaming Disorders

Apple slugged - https://www.news.com.au/technology/gadgets/apple-slugged-9-million-for-misleading-aussie-customers-over-error-53-debacle/news-story/176dcfce076b34a4a4a227a3feb69724 

Sucking CO2 is much cheaper - https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05357-w?utm_source=twt_nnc&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=naturenews&sf191287565=1 

NASA’s newest find - https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-finds-ancient-organic-material-mysterious-methane-on-mars 

Unchanged galaxy - http://www.iac.es/divulgacion.php?op1=16&id=1358&lang=en

Trump Space Force - http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-19/trump-wants-american-dominance-in-space/9884718 

Microsoft Protest - https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-44543352 

WHO’s ruling on gaming addiction - https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-diseases/gaming-addiction-classified-as-mental-health-disorder-by-who-idUSKBN1JE0VI 

Queensland gaming industry reinvigorated - https://www.kotaku.com.au/2018/06/queensland-will-champion-and-reinvigorate-the-local-games-industry-over-the-next-decade/


Other topics discussed

Water in Mars -  https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-confirms-evidence-that-liquid-water-flows-on-today-s-mars

Curiosity vs the Martian dust storm - https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/curiosity-photos-show-martian-dust-storm-growing

Nasa’s trillion dollar space mission - https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/the-big-question-is-nasas-trillion-dollar-space-mission-worth-the-money-427231.html

How psykers are used to sacrifice - https://www.reddit.com/r/40kLore/comments/7tsm5m/is_the_psyker_sacrifice_even_necessary_now/

Iron Sky movie sequel - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Sky:_The_Coming_Race

WHO ICD 11 Information - http://www.who.int/news-room/detail/18-06-2018-who-releases-new-international-classification-of-diseases-(icd-11)

The psychology of gaming disorder - https://platinumparagon.wordpress.com/2018/02/02/the-psychology-of-gaming-disorder/

Internet camps - https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-40920488

Two Point Hospital the game - https://store.steampowered.com/app/535930/Two_Point_Hospital/


 Shoutouts

Stephen Hawking's voice beamed into space - http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-16/stephen-hawkings-ashes-buried-at-westminster-abbey/9876450


Famous Birthdays

1909 - Errol Flynn, Australian actor (Captain Blood, Robin Hood), born in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (d. 1959) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Errol_Flynn

1915 - Terence Young, director (Dr No, Thunderball), born in Shanghai, China - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terence_Young_(director)

1942 - Brian Wilson, American singer-songwriter and producer (Beach Boys), born in Inglewood, California - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Wilson


Events of interest

1840 - Samuel Morse patents the Telegraph - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Morse#Patent

1960 - "The Huckleberry Hound Show" by Hanna-Barbera becomes the first animated programme to win an Emmy - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huckleberry_Hound

1963 - Valentina Tereshkova – the first woman flies to space - https://www.nasa.gov/topics/history/features/ride_anniversary.html 

1983 - Sally Ride's first trip to space - https://www.nasa.gov/topics/history/features/ride_anniversary.html 


Artist – DJ AJ

Song Title –  Star Wars - The Imperial March (DJ AG Remix)

Song Link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU9jdjuDA8w


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Episode 19: E3 2018 Recap

E3 2018 Overview - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_Entertainment_Expo_2018

E3 2018 Live-streams - https://www.twitch.tv/

Stand out games and publishers

Buck

Stand out games

- Man Eater

- Ghost of Tsushima


Stand out publisher

- Devolver Digital


Professor

Stand out games

- Metro exodus

- Just Cause 4


Stand out publisher

- Devolver Digital & Square Enix


DJ

Stand out games

- Halo Infinity

- Devil May Cry 5


Stand out publisher

- Microsoft & Devolver Digital


Game Previews

Ghost of Tsushima gameplay reveal with flute recital - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhqTNAlErQc

Man Eater - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5oupRHyZFg

Death Stranding - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOdZvUGnGeI

Metro Exodus - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wx2Irm3ZFz8

Rapture Rejects - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpJK-4dl4bM

Cyberpunk 2077 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjxS9ciNlII

Transference - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t91sTPmfBk4

My Friend Pedro - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaPBAKg3VT4


Other topics discussed

PC gaming show game releases - https://www.finder.com.au/pc-gaming-show-e3-2018-games

Ghost of Tsushima Japanese audio track - https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-06-13-ghost-of-tsushima-will-have-japanese-audio-track

Hungry Shark Evolution - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fgol.HungrySharkEvolution&hl=en_AU


Intro Song

Artist - Gustavo Santaolalla

Song title - The Last Of Us 2 First Official Soundtrack

Song link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz8GyAymNyY


Outro Song

Artist – Cornelius Boots

Song title - Shakuhachi Flute Performance - Ghost of Tsushima theme song

Song link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSW76F0OIoM


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Episode 18 - D-Day, Aliens and Data

 Here are the nerdy topics we discuss this week!

 Here are the nerdy topics we discuss this week!

D-Day Shoutout

- 6/6/1944 – the 74th anniversary of D-Day - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normandy_landings

- 6/6/1918 - Two Medal of Honor Recipient Sergeant Major Daniel Joseph Daly yells "Come on you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever" at the 73rd Machine Gun Company - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Daly

Octopus Aliens

http://bgr.com/2018/05/17/octopus-aliens-cephalopods-research-study/

Microsoft data centre

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-44368813

Microsoft buys Github

https://www.techworld.com.au/article/641930/microsoft-buys-github-us-7-5b-should-developers-concerned/?fp=16&fpid=1

Youtube blackmail scam

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5800141/Hundreds-Australians-webcams-hacked-videos-posted-YouTube-terrifying-scam.html

Flaccid phone

https://www.techworld.com.au/article/641874/flaccid-phone-features-foment-flagship-fatigue/?fp=16&fpid=1

Time Traveller

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/wtf/a-man-who-claims-hes-from-the-future-passes-lie-detector-test-with-flying-colours/news-story/d5b703671cdc03c9a96a1c50326dfc76

New Joker movie starring Jared Leto

http://comicbook.com/dc/2018/06/05/joker-standalone-movie-dceu-jared-leto/

https://variety.com/2018/film/news/joker-jared-leto-standalone-movie-warner-bros-1202831025/


Other Topics discussed

Superhero debuts - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_superhero_debuts#1850%E2%80%931900

Spring Heeled Jack - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring-heeled_Jack


Shout Outs

Superman turns 80 - https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/17/arts/superman-turns-80-action-comics-1000.html

Nathan Hale, American Revolutionary War patriot, "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.", born in Coventry, Connecticut, North American Colonies - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathan_Hale

Jay C Buckey, American physician/astronaut, born in NYC, New York - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_C._Buckey

Daniel Logan, New Zealand actor (Boba Fett-Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones), born in Auckland, New Zealand - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0517535/

Jerry Maren, last surviving wizard of OZ munchkin dies at 98 - http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-07/last-surviving-munchkin-actor-jerry-maren-dies-aged-98/9843692

Celebrity Chef Antony Bourdain dies at 61 - http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-08/anthony-bourdain-dies-aged-61-cnn-says/9851840


Event of Interest

1844 - Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) formed by George Williams in London - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Williams_(YMCA)


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Intro

Artist – Claude Ciari

Song Title –  El Bimbo

Song Link - https://archive.org/details/Best100InstrumentalSongs/095-ClaudeCiari-ElBimbo.mp3

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Episode 17 - Elon Musk, The Great Barrier Reef and E3 episode

Here are the nerdy topics we discuss this week!

Elon Musk’s new venture

http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/23/technology/elon-musk-media/index.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/24/business/elon-musk-tesla-twitter-media.html


Great Barrier Reef had five near misses

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/05/great-barrier-reef-has-had-five-near-death-experiences-past-30000-years

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/tibbles-the-cat-and-stephens-island-wren-2014-12?r=US&IR=T


PubG is suing Fortnite

https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/29/17404516/pubg-epic-games-fortnite-lawsuit

https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/tech/2018/05/134_249598.html


ESA president defends lootboxes

https://www.pcgamer.com/esa-president-defends-loot-boxes-warns-against-government-regulation/#comment-jump

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-05-25-esa-we-cant-go-to-the-lowest-common-denominator-of-government-on-loot-boxes


Guillermo Del Toro’s Netflix horror series title announced

http://www.indiewire.com/2018/05/guillermo-del-toro-netflix-horror-anthology-series-1201964396/

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Episode 16 - Science, NetFlix & TotalBiscuit Episode

 Here are the nerdy topics we discuss this week!

First stars formed - http://www.astronomy.com/news/2018/05/first-stars-from-oxygen  

International Robotics conference in Brisbane - http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-23/international-robotics-automation-experts-brisbane-conference/9783156

Princeton brain mapping - https://www.princeton.edu/news/2018/05/17/princeton-researchers-crowdsource-brain-mapping-gamers-discover-six-new-neuron

Biodiversity GO - http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-22/multiplayer-biodiversity-app-puts-science-in-hands-of-gamers/9784418 

The curious puzzle of the sperm whale - http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/05/something-killed-lot-sperm-whales-past-and-it-wasn-t-whalers

Obama is now on Netflix - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-22/the-obamas-have-agreed-to-make-films-and-tv-shows-for-netflix/9785626


Other Topics Discussed

CSIRO’s greatest hits - https://blog.csiro.au/giving-you-the-shirts-off-our-back-sort-of/

International Whaling Commission (IWC) meetings and dates - https://iwc.int/historical.htm

Whale documentary - http://us.whales.org/news/2008/10/whales-of-mediterranean-sea

Disenchantment TV series - https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/simpsons-creator-sets-streaming-date-for-new-netflix-series-w520694

Exploding whale - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploding_whale

A real suicide booth - http://bgr.com/2018/04/16/suicide-booth-real-life-futurama-sarco/


Shout Outs

World record stargazing event - http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2018-05-24/stargazing-live-citizens-scientists-find-two-new-supernovae/9796790?pfmredir=ms

Hitler on the moon - http://www.nola.com/national_politics/2018/05/hitler_not_alive_on_the_moon_s.html

E3 2018 - https://www.e3expo.com/

R.I.P TotalBiscuit - https://twitter.com/Totalbiscuit?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor



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Intro

Artist – Mountkid

Song Title – No Lullaby

Song Link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Fg8733eOkg&feature=youtu.be

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Episode 15 - Margot Kidder memorial episode

 Here are the nerdy topics we discuss this week!

Memorial shout out to Margot Kidder - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-15/margot-kidder-superman-lois-lane-actress-dead-aged-69/9761342


1. Rogue binary planets - http://www.astronomy.com/news/2017/07/rogue-binary-planets

2. Water delivery robots - http://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-43814332/the-robot-helping-to-deliver-water-in-rural-india

3. TV shows cancelled and renewed for 2018 – 2109 - https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/here-are-the-canceled-and-renewed-tv-shows-for-2018-2019_us_5afb103ee4b0200bcab94017

4. Google rebellion - http://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/military/google-worker-rebellion-against-military-project-grows/news-story/d4cb5d764c061d33575fbc059156e26a

5. Marvel’s first Chinese superheroes - http://comicbook.com/marvel/2018/05/12/marvel-introduces-first-chinese-superheroes/

6. Bike sharing in China - http://www.bbc.com/news/business-44066083

  - https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/03/bike-share-oversupply-in-china-huge-piles-of-abandoned-and-broken-bicycles/556268/

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