Constantly Calibrating Podcast (Gaming & Geek Culture) (general)

On this week's podcast we discussed the Assassin's Creed franchise, VR gaming, then conceptualized a world of Assassin's Creed VR gaming goodness. It's a good one, so strap in for an interesting journey.

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A reduced team takes a look at what is required when one considers upgrading for gaming. Whether it be console, PC, or even mobile, we all need to upgrade now and again, but what truly warrants an upgrade? 

There's a 42% chance we have an answer

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At the start of this new year, our team takes a look at the last year in gaming.

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As the year 2015 came to a close, our team looked back on what they had accomplished and what events (both literal and figurative) had the most impact on them. Well, the entire team would've if Brian hadn't been lost in time and Justin hadn't misplaced some of his teeth. That being said, even down two men, Brad and Josh managed to pull themselves together for a heartfelt first time in a hundred episodes duo session of Constantly Calibrating.

It was poignant. It was moving. It was the year of our Lord Garrus' 2015th year...in review.

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The evening of Star Wars The Force Awakens release a thought occurred to our intrepid team of podcasters: Holy shit, we're about to watch a new Star Wars! That excitement was then harnessed, bottled, and subsequently delivered to you, our loyal audience in the form of an intended to be live Star Wars The Force Awakens Spoilerscast last Friday.

Now that we're in Christmas week, we're giving you all the chance to watch and listen to us talk for an hour about everything Star Wars The Force Awakens related. Yes, we spoil everything and as such you should anticipate everything to be spoiled!

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This week, the guys pondered the depths of human depravity.

Or in other words, Black Friday.

 

The concept of Black Friday in a digital and connected age is seeming more and more unneeded as we are able to search and parse for our consoles and games online. Is there any merit to Black Friday shopping, or are we just feeding into the machine of corporate america?

 

We discuss this and actual ethics in game journalism on this week’s episode of Constantly Calibrating!

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Do you ever find yourself tempted to tell the parents of a random child that their baby might have a medical problem they weren’t aware of?

Do you find that your retail experiences are less than stellar?

 

Then perhaps this week’s podcast is for you!

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“Did you ever, all those years ago when you made people watch Farscape that one day you’d be chatting with Chiana?” These were Justin’s words to Josh immediately following their interview with Gigi Edgley. Josh and Justin ditched the other hosts to chat with her about her new crowdfunded film, Nexus.

After their chat, they finally let the other hosts free and resumed the show per usual, and everyone totally didn't get emotional over the new Star Wars trailer.

Nope.

Totally not feeling super hopeful about this franchise again.

Listen to a great interview, Josh's yearly tirade about The Geekie Awards, and four fanboys going nuts on this week's Constantly Calibrating!

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This week the gang takes a look at the fall TV season and goes off on a multitude of rabbit trails related to TV writing, Internet writing, and the overall landscape of media consumption.

Along with that they talk about their experience with the recent Star Wars Battlefront Beta, highlighting the pros -- true to the source material in sights and sounds -- as well as the cons -- imbalanced teams and spawn points.

We hope you will have as much fun as we did with this week’s Constantly Calibrating! Tune in next week for the unofficial part

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This week, Justin and Brian infected the other hosts (no pun intended) so they could talk their hearts out about TwitchCon and the current landscape of streaming.

While Brad and Josh nurse themselves back to health, the other two talked a bit about eSports, copyright flagging, and miraculously they managed to bring up Metal Gear Solid V yet again.

Truely amazing..

For more of the two stooges, grab an earful of this week's Constantly Calibratin

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