Episode 8 – Nintendo Switch Event and Microsoft Hololens

By some miracle, Dave managed to get an invite to the Toronto Nintendo Switch event. But by the time he clicked through to confirm his attendance, the event had already been filled up? Why?!

Mitch got to try out the Hololens recently, and gives his thoughts on it.

All this and more on this episode of Flogging a Dead Podcast.

Episode 7 – Happy New Year!

Flogging a Dead Podcast is back, and this time, with two guests!

Mitch and Dave are joined by Jake, the writer/narrator of Five Fun Film Facts, as well as their good buddy Harrison who also happens to have written a couple of Five Fun Facts episodes.

How much information do you give to companies like Facebook and Google without thinking about it? We discuss.

Of course, we also talk a little bit about the Nintendo Switch, as we always do.

All this and more on Flogging a Dead Podcast.

 

Episode 6: Nintendo Switch Patents and Paying it Forward

On this episode of Flogging a Dead Podcast, Dave and Mitch talk about Nintendo for the most part, as usual.

There was some big Nintendo Switch news this past week, as the US patent office has released all of their Switch related patents. This doesn’t confirm anything, but it sure makes for some interesting discussion with regards to possible Nintendo Switch features.

A new Star Wars movie came out this past week! Mitch saw it, Dave didn’t. Mitch tries to comment on it without spoiling it for everybody listening.

Mitch continues to suck at Ocarina of Time. At this point, he’s made it to the Fire Temple for the first time. Dave happens to be an expert on the subject.

The podcast is plagued by a technical issue that causes them to lose their main camera (the technical issue was Mitch didn’t make sure the camera was plugged in.) Fortunately, there’s a backup camera!

Does “paying it forward” at Tim Horton’s actually improve everyone’s day? Mitch gets cynical.

All this and more Flogging a Dead Podcast!

Episode 5 – Spiderman, Pebbles, and ROBOT OVERLORDS??

Another week, another episode of Flogging a Dead Podcast! Can Dave and Mitch go an entire hour without talking about the Nintendo Switch? There’s only one way to find out.

The Nintendo Switch made it’s debut on either Jimmy Fallon or Jimmy Kimmel’s late show (can’t tell them apart) and revealed a couple of little exciting details about the console. It’s now confirmed that the dock has no processing power, and the console itself is all in the tablet. Mitch and Dave talk about it.

There’s a new Spiderman trailer out. Will we have ANOTHER Spiderman origin story on our hands? Probably not. Dave explains some comic book stuff to the less comic inclined Mitch.

PewDiePie said that he was going to delete his channel once he surpassed 50 million subscribers. Did he do it? Of course not.

Believe it or not, Pokemon GO still exists, and has received a few new features. Mitch fills us in.

Dave and Mitch close by talking the future. That is, a bleak future where the robots have taken all our jobs. Starting with the new kind of cashier-less store Amazon has cooked up.

All this and more on this weeks episode of Flogging a Dead Podcast!

 

Episode 4 – Game Awards, Zelda Trailer and MURDER?

Dave and Mitch discuss self driving cars.

On this episode of Flogging a Dead Podcast, Dave and Mitch break new ground by talking about the new Pokemon games and the Nintendo Switch again. Just kidding.

Naughty Dog made some cool announcements. There’s going to be a Last of Us: Part II, because why not? There’s also going to be some new Uncharted 4 DLC.

Nintendo is going to have it’s own area at Universal theme parks. That is one hell of a good idea. Dave wants a Zelda dungeon, Mitch wants a Luigi’s Mansion haunted house.

Mitch then brings up self driving cars, and him and Dave discuss the future of automotive transportation to the best of their knowledge.

Dave then gets overly excited about a murder story, and proceeds to talk about Canadian murder stories for about 20 minutes. Hey, we never said this podcast was going to be all fun and games.

All this and more on the fourth installment of Flogging a Dead Podcast.

Episode 3 – Reddit Drama, Canada Drama and Black Friday

Mitch and Dave try not to talk about politics too much.

On this episode of Flogging a Dead Podcast, Dave and Mitch predictably talk about Pokemon again. Not much else to say about that. They go on to talk about a lot of Canadian things.

If you’re not a Canadian, you’re probably ignorant to the fact that we totally get completely fucked over for our cell phone plans, and don’t have a way around it. That is, until our glorious savoir Wind Mobile burst onto the scene offering an unlimited data plan for less than 30 bucks. Only issue being: their service is awful because they have to build all of the network infrastructure themselves. They recently were bought out big a much bigger company called Shaw, and are introducing LTE service. Mitch is mad because he isn’t getting grandfathered into it, and would have to upgrade his plan to something more expensive. Listen to Mitch bitch.

The Reddit CEO made a boo boo when he edited a user’s comment, calling into question the integrity of the whole site as a reliable platform for information. Mitch catches us up on the drama.

Our Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may have been a little too soft on his official statement of Cuban dictator Fidel Casto’s death. He went as far to say he consider’s his father to be a close friend of Mr. Castro’s, in a statement that Justin mean’t to be on behalf of all Canadians. Sometimes, that guy….

Snapchat spectacles are now a thing: a pair of shades that can also take video of what you’re currently seeing. Dave and Mitch try to wrap their 23 year old minds around a concept that probably should be intended for millennials, but seems to still be lost on them.

Up until recently, Black Friday wasn’t really a big thing in Canada like it is in the states. In the past couple years or so, we have seen a surge in Black Friday adverts for Canadian shops. Mitch and Dave talk about Black Friday in Canada as it compares to Black Friday in the States.

All this and more on this weeks episode of Flogging a Dead Podcast!

Episode 2 – Pokémon Sun and Moon & Exploding Graphics Cards

Mitch and Dave discuss Pokemon and Explosions.

On the second episode of Flogging a Dead Podcast (the podcast that bravely takes about all of the stuff other podcasts already talk about,) Mitch and Dave talk about the new Pokemon game that came out this past Friday. Dave has seen to have taken a liking to it. Despite being a 3DS game, it has no 3D capability (and not a single person on earth cared.) Seriously though, it’s evident Nintendo and Game Freak were not afraid to make some changes to the Pokemon formula this time around. Dave has the details.

Graphics cards are exploding. For serious. Is your computer affected? IS YOUR FAMILY AT RISK?!? If you have a non reference EVGA 1070 or 1080, you may want to consider not using it until it is replaced.

Mitch saw Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a special effect packed beast of a motion picture, that sticks to the Harry Potter theme and message, without pandering to the audience by reusing any of the main series Harry Potter characters. Mitch is then informed that they’re planning on making FIVE of these Fantastic Beasts movies, and disappointment is had.

All this and more on this weeks episode of Flogging a Dead Podcast!