Ep. 978: Where you're today's lucky winner Video
Hear from folks attending the Sex in Videogames conference--a meeting of game developers and marketers who aim to create adult entertainment for the next generation. Also check out some game play from the upcoming "Virtual Hottie 2," a game that simulates--well, you know.
Jeff skipped out on yesterday's show to cover the news conferences at E3, but he's back today and excited about the Nintendo 3DS, the first portable 3D gaming system on the scene. It might look like a DSi, but the 3DS has major graphical enhancements that allow for 3D gameplay, including dual lenses on the outside of the clamshell for 3D photos and a depth slider that lets you adjust the effect to your preference.
Leaked from today's 404 episode: The usual suspects help kick off a week of Jeff-less shows while he's away at E3. With zero hockey and video game news to hold us back, we're chatting about a few offbeat stories from the weekend, including preteens on Facebook, Denver ambulances using subwoofers to clear traffic, and a dad whose cyberprank definitely crossed the line.
Wilson's made a full recovery and is back on today's show, just in time to help us celebrate St. Patrick's Day! We're celebrating the best way we know how without actually drinking alcohol on the show--anyone else notice that Jeff looks eerily Irish today?
South Beach Sounds-Miami Music Week Volume 1 is a sensory souvenir of the world's largest dance and electronica event, the Winter Music Conference. Recorded in 2005, the DualDisc (and separate DVD, both released on March 21st via Immergent) captures the magnitude of the weeklong event, where over 10,000 people from 60 different countries came together for round the clock parties, industry panels, and cutting edge technological demonstrations. Electronica fans and professionals alike attend the conference, now in its 21st year. The DualDisc version of South Beach Sounds is dominated by tracks from some the conference's most electrifying acts. Trance master Steve Porter, house duo Murk, the jarring and intense Australian electronica trio Infusion, and the influential British DJ Pete Tong offer a dizzying sample of what the best performances of the conference were like.
Today's show title is a little deceptive, and we should be clear that Alison Rosen's mother does not make an appearance on this episode, but Alison's all we need anyway because she's the future of television! We're excited to have her back after a long hiatus, and she updates us on everything going on in her life, including ALISON ROSEN IS YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND, a new weekly interactive show on Ustream that features guests like Michael Showalter and Andrew W.K., in addition to an upcoming segment where Alison will explore the world of online dating. Be sure to add her on Twitter to stay updated.
Today is our first day back from CES 2010 in Las Vegas, and we're pretty lucky to return with our sanity (and organs) fully intact.
Today we're joined by Robin Yang, a gamer that made her first CNET appearance on preGame last year and will soon move to Seattle to work for PopCap Games, the creator of online casual games like Plants vs. Zombies, Bewjeweled, and Peggle. But before she heads out West, she's guest hosting today's show about the Playstation hack fallout, a man arrested for singing Kung Fu fighting, the next Terminator film, and a Google survey about smartphones in the bathroom.
Today we're saying goodbye to a CNET colleague and frequent 404 guest host Tim Geisenheimer. No, this is not an April Fool's joke, but guess what? The Shock Top is. Tim's here to help us show off our favorite Internet Aprils Fools pranks, starting with Hulu reverting back to 1995.
This week on preGAME, hosts Jeff Bakalar and Mark Licea take a sneak peek at both MLB games releasing today! Live on the show we'll play a full inning from each title as well as talk to some of the developers behind the games. It's two games in one show for the first time ever!