Band of Gamers NewsCast: Episode #87.5 - Go FCC Yourself
Welcome back everybody to our new format news show, which is picking up steam and rolling right along. Tonight, we cover Net Neutrality and John Oliver's new support campaign, over at gofccyourself.com. We also report out on Vanquish coming to PC and Sony's new Wipeout Collection.
Here's the rundown (the time index below is for the audio version of the show.Times for the video archive will be about 30 - 45 seconds ahead):
0:00 - Intros and John Oliver's Crusade against for Net Neutrality
5:19 - Prime worries about how the FCC will impact gamers
10:00 - Zeux runs down the list of the most popular Platinum games and why he agrees with Prime to keep a look out for Vanquish on the PC11:33 - We talk Wipeout Collection and wonder why this sub-genre has become so popular lately
15:31 - Prime remembers playing a Wipeout title sometime back in the day
20:00 - What does EA have left if they are putting Mass Effect on hold?!
22:35 - Prime helps flesh out what else is left in EA's portfolio, but agrees this move creates some uncertainty
28:33 - Zeux talks mixed reality and the what Microsoft's new controllers might mean
33:35 - Prime finds the thought of a Scorpio + Mixed Reality Headset + Controllers for $800 an appealing prospect
36:26 - We can't leave net neutrality alone, and Zeux surprises by revealing he has some caveats to the concept of unilateral net neutrality
39:46 - Outro and news on the main show and how and where to get it
Intro and outro music, Freedom, by Karstenholymoly, usesd via Creative Commons license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/legalcode)