The TR Podcast 82: New games, Fusion reactions, and tugging on Superman's cape


Plus new TR features, minimized hardware enthusiasm, and more...
— 2:47 PM on February 27, 2011

The Tech Report Podcast Date: February 27, 2011
Time: 1:21:09

Hosted by Jordan Drake

Co-Hosts: Scott Wasson, Cyril Kowaliski, Geoff Gasior

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Show notes
After announcing the winner of last episode's graphics card giveaway, we kick off this episode by discussing recent additions to TR v3.0, not to mention Scott's attempts to fix his daughter's Nintendo DS. Moving on, we spend a fair bit of time going over the latest PC gaming news: DICE has some tantalizing gameplay footage from Battlefield 3, the next Elder Scrolls game looks amazing, a multiplayer demo of Crysis 2 is due on March 1 (it'll be available through GeForce.com), and Cyril has some thoughts to share about Bulletstorm.

In the second half of the episode, we discuss two AMD Fusion-related reviews. Scott has compared an AMD E-350 processor to a slew of desktop CPUs, and Geoff has gone hands-on with a Brazos netbook. Finally, Cyril dissects Tegra 2's successor, Kal-El.

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Tech discussion:

    TR v3.0 XXL (0:02:13)- Read more

    PC hardware enthusiasm.. miniaturized? (0:09:32)- Read more

    DICE shows glimpses of Battlefield 3 gameplay (0:21:38)- Read more

    Extended Elder Scrolls: Skyrim trailer gives us chills (0:26:01)- Read more

    Crysis 2 multiplayer demo coming on March 1 (0:29:30)- Read more

    Bulletstorm is out, PC demo on the way (0:35:31)- Read more

    AMD's E-350 Fusion APU on the desktop (0:41:51)- Read more

    Brazos comes to Acer's Aspire One 522 netbook (0:55:54)- Read more

    Say hello to Kal-El, Tegra 2's quad-core successor (1:07:11)- Read more - Kal-El tests

That's all, folks! We'll see you on the next episode.TR

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