Back in the land of proper professional audio, Rich and I relish in the extraordinary headroom and high fidelity of good gear to bring you this week’s episode. We take a few moments to chat about Avatar 2, stop off in Cologne, Germany for Gamescom 2023, and express rage and disappointment at Sony stealing another of Microsoft’s moves.
Another week of jam-packed schedules and alternative methods of recording is in store for us all, but Rich and I managed to bring it all together! With precious little media consumption time this week, I managed to eek out a viewing of Sisu, and Rich dances with angels and titans. Also, as my son said so many years ago, “Texas is damned hot.”
May it always be said that we are here for the work! Rich is in the field this week and recording amidst technical hurdles to bring you the best in podcasting entertainment! We continue a bit of Star Trek Discovery banter, and explore which is more WTF: Somerville or The Black Tower.
It’s a week of Discovery here on the Interscription pod, full of learnings on the inner workings of our political systems in the United States, Cintra and Nilfgard. I finally crack into Star Trek Discovery, and a week of completed seasons of shows are discussed, culminating in a pine-e promise to watch the Barbie Movie before we reconvene.
This week’s particular stretch of podcast road is done LIVE and IN PERSON, with Rich and I winging it on bellies full of burger and brew. Topics include just how zany Strange New Worlds can get, and a staggeringly deep dive on the form factors available to us on the new crop of foldable phones introduced at this year’s Samsung Unpacked 2023.
“I don’t WANT to play anymore”, so sayeth your favorite podcast hosts. Today’s spirited interchange of ideas whisks us through being engaged in all the wrong places through social media. We thankfully stop our rambling train at the station to discuss AI and its diabolical implications on artists, and a small visit to some games I’ve been playing to pass the time until the robots come.
A lawyer’s work is never done, and this has never been more true for our beer-enjoying on-staff legal representative, Rich. We delve into the totally-not-final ruling of Judge Corley on the FTC v. Microsoft PI hearing, and I bid adieu to a tale of a plague, while holding up the coffee end of The Dehydration Duo.
Rats! Another week, another Twitter competitor enters the chat here in the tech world. In a short-by-explosive episode, Rich and I tackle the multitude of potential usurpers to Elon’s new 44 billion dollar toy, as well as a moment or two on stealth games and the inquisition.
It would be a fine time for Rich and I to escape to the virtual world amidst the second round of smokey skies this year, and a freshly damaged roof situation. Stay awhile as Rich discusses the stunning scale of Norse mythology in Asgard’s Wrath, and I chat a bit about how gross medieval
rats are. Too, this week would not be complete without not-so-quick stop in court to see how fair and balanced the FTC is being in the Microsoft-ABK merger proceedings.
This week is dominated by a round table (if a table of two can be round?) conversation on the highlights of the Xbox Games Showcase earlier this month. We also are provided with expert legal analysis on the extremely current and shockingly exciting developments in the Microsoft ABK merger, but not before Rich and I share very different experiences in connected online games.
Thanks for staying on this road with us!