Okay people, this is it, for real. This is the last episode of the CastMedium Podcast. Not too much explanation needed other than we are taking this show into new territory. Game Thing Daily, and the recently launch Tech Thing Daily, are where we are doing our thing now, so it only makes sense to do this thing, there. We will still be doing a weekly podcast, and it will still be Jon, Erik and myself — just a little different. The CastMedium Podcast is transmogrifying into Podcast Thing Weekly
It’s time for another Media Consumption corner, and guess what, here’s a fat list of topics: Games Uncharted 3 Beta (Jon & Erik) Team Fortress 2 (Jon) Dungeon Raid (Jon) Alpha Protocol (Erik) Frozen Synapse (Jonathan) Movies Dear Zachary (Erik) Splice (Jonathan) Television Star Trek: The Next Generation (Jon) Deadwood (Erik) Treme (Jonathan) BSG (Jonathan) Curb (Jonathan) Music Destroyer – Kaputt (Erik) AV Club – Summer Break covers (Erik) Whatever Else Game of Thrones book dropped on July 12th Erik
Google annual I/O conference is taking place this week and there have been some big announcements. We have all of the day 1 stuff covered here, including Google Music Beta, YouTube movie rentals, Ice Cream Sandwich and Google TV. Google Music Beta is the most interesting of this bunch and it is pretty comparable to Amazon’s Cloud storage music offering. YouTube movie rentals is also an interesting development, but it doesn’t seem to offer much over many of the other rental services that are already out there. Follow us: @castmedium Jonathan
Get ready for a romp of a show this week because we are hitting 2 huge stories. First up is the PSN debacle and all that is surrounding this situation. We get through the details quick and focus on the fallout that may follow in relation to not only PSN users, but also the development community. The “Welcome Back Package” also garners a few harsh words. Then it is on to the Wii 2, purported code named Project Cafe. I am overly excited at the rumors, so Jon and Erik bring the more pragmatic responses
Google launched their Facebook competitor last week in Google+. Jon and I managed to force or way into the early roll-out and we have a LOT to say about our experience. Erik, in his typical curmudgeony fashion, is not in on G+, and he finds it difficult to muster any enthusiasm about a new social network. Since we record on Tuesday nights, we missed Facebook’s announcement on Wednesday. Luckily for you, Jon and I did an extra 10 minutes on Facebook’s new addition of video chat and tacked it onto the end of this one.