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

Download MP3 here.