AVDP EP37 | Trollface | Good Cop Bad Cop | Comcast | Man of Steel | Video Game Prices



Topics Covered in this Installment of AVDP

  • Video Game Music Podcast

    Inspired by the pioneering works of the Legacy Music Hour podcast, and another push from Player 2 Press Start I am more motivated than ever to have a video game music podcast episode. Just a single episode where we bring up some of our favorite video game tracks and discuss why they are important to us. Please let us know if this is an idea you are interested in. VOTE NOW!

  • Troll Face Owner

    I was totally shocked to discover that the iconic “Troll Face” actually has an owner, and this guy actually collects money for other people using it. I read about it originally on Kotaku who wrote an article about him and his legal battle with the creators of the game Meme Run.

    are-you-angry

  • Bad Cop

    What do we have here? Another story where an officer goes totally off the book and just blasts a guy who is helplessly running away from him in an unarguably non-threatening way. The whole this is on video and it would be hard to interpret it any other way except murder. The good news in this story is the cop is actually now on trial for murder instead of taking a paid-leave vacation while the department “investigates.”

  • Good Cop

    In sharp contrast Yury brings the opposite story to my attention. In this amazing video a cop’s chest cam catches him being verbally and physically assaulted by a man who is thought to be armed and dangerous. Instead of pumping him full of bullets (which we both would have done) he keeps his cool and doesn’t fire a shot! Kudos to you officer. You are strong than I am.

  • Color-Corrected Man of Steel

    If you’ve seen Man of Steel, you know it has it’s fair share of problems. One of the bigger complaints by Superman fans is how drab and lifeless the movie makes one of the most vibrant, colorful superheroes in history. So VideoLab took the movie and used special software to restore the color that was taken of the movie in post-production. The results are pretty dramatic – take a look for yourselves.

  • Comcast and Time Warner Deal Busted

    Looks like Time Warner and Comcast will not be creating the evil corporation from every bleak sci-fi movie ever made just yet. The deal has been abandoned (via the Verge). As promise, please check out my Comcast livechat livetweet for your entertainment.

  • Video Game Prices Vs Inflation

    Pretty much everything has increased with inflation, however video game prices have remained mostly steady over the same time period. The costs associated with creating video games, have gone up dramatically. To compensate, many developers have come to rely on DLC to supplement the cost of creating games.





    So is this the preferable model? Would you rather have games come packed with features and content but cost $100+ at release, or have games stay at $60 but have an abundance of DLC, in-app purchase content, and pre-order bonus material.

Picks of the Week

  • Librivox.org

    Tons of audio books totally free to download and listen too! Get all of the classics and probably a bunch of other books also.

    librivox

  • Barnes and Noble Classics Collection

    Barnes and Noble has released a bunch of classics books (except Moby Dick). They are beautiful and amazing and I feel like I really need all of them on my shelf. Start collecting now!

    classics-collection

  • Ready Player One

    In the year 2044, Wade Watts, like most of humanity, escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia. Like others, Wade dreams of discovering a virtual Easter Egg that lies concealed within one of thousands of virtual worlds by the OASIS’s creator, the late James Halliday. Halliday stipulated in his will that the person who discovers the egg will inherit his entire estate, including management and control of the OASIS itself.

    ReadyPlayerOne RD 1 finals 2

 

2 replies
  1. Carson
    Carson says:

    Great podcast again as usual, your podcasts make Mondays a little more bearable. I vote for a video game soundtrack episode I think that’s a really neat idea. Lastly I just want to point out because you may have forgot but people who are blind can read books in Braille, but not every book is available obviously.

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    • AlexKrasny
      AlexKrasny says:

      Yeah sure but if a blind person says “I read War and Peace” and you are like “Oh snap, I didn’t know that was in braille” and blind person says “Actually it was the audio book” are you going to say “nah bro, doesn’t count?”

      HOW COULD YOU!?

      Reply

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