Episode 8 - Bearless

We're back once again! Ben, Joey and waka get together one last time before hyping up E3 with the full cast. (i.e. when Caleb stops being a bear) This week we talk about:

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Episode 7 - Big Thing for Cars

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Episode 6 - Virtually Ridiculous

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Episode 5 - British Urbandictionary

Aaaand we're back!

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Episode 4 - waka Lied First

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Episode 3 - But We Talked About Blank Before

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Episode 2 - The Research Fire

  • Turntable.fm and Winamp shutting down.
  • CES stuff, such as:
    • The obligatory Michael Bay gaffe;
    • Steam Machines and their controller.
  • Rants about Nintendo, including:
  • Guile's and Punch-Out!! themes in hockey.
  • Some obligatory Smash Bros. discussion (including Sakurai's potential perpetual retirement from the series).
  • 50 Cent and his sudden engagement with the "incomplete" Minecraft.
  • Criterion, its departing co-founders, and the state of Burnout.
  • DRM in games, and whether or not game launchers are becoming ridiculous.
  • Region-locking and waka's strong, uninformed opinion against it.
  • Nvidia's Tegra K1 GPU for phones.
  • Smart watches, earpieces and other smart things that are trying to monitor every waking (or sleeping!) aspect of your life.
  • Science Time with Caleb - This episode's topic: Cordyceps.
  • ...featuring waka's spontaneous interruption on The Last of Us and how he hates stealth so much.
  • What we've been playing during these first few weeks of 2014.
  • Also featuring an emotional moment where we thank you guys for all the support so far.

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Episode 1 - Year in Review

Welcome to Hot KoCode by the Fire. On our first episode, our uninformed opinions and rants include topics related to:

  • Next-gen launches and their respective successes and failures.
  • Gearbox Software and their passion for making games such as Aliens: Colonial Marines.
  • Kickstarter and why it shouldn't suck.
  • The Ouya, accompanied by Rocco and his videos about it.
  • LOTS of Google discussion, including Google+ and why we think it might be a social network... subtraction. (Hah)
  • General Google rants, including the Reader shutdown soliloquy brought to you by waka.
  • Google Glass, and mobile device privacy concerns.
  • Microsoft, their priorities, and downright-hilarious policy 180s.
  • Windows 8 and the Surface.
  • Rareware and Microsoft's apparently careless management.
  • Our GOTY thoughts and disappointments, including BioShock Infinite and Warframe.
  • Bitcoins! Including a very abstract and possibly downright wrong description of how bitcoin mining works.
  • Valve and what the hell they might be up to, or not, as the case may be - including Half Life 3 and its potential for Duke-Nuking itself.
  • Nintendo Directs, and the future of E3 spectacle-announcements.
  • The Spike VGAs, and the relevance of awards as well as a 'game of the year'.
  • Our expectations for 2014.
  • Caleb's birthday!

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Intro: Pictionary (NES) Title Theme
Outro: Allison Adams Tucker - "L'Homme Que J'Adore" - The Saboteur Soundtrack

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