Date: December 4, 2011
Hosted by Jordan Drake
Co-Hosts: Scott Wasson, Geoff Gasior, Cyril Kowaliski
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We're officially a three-digit podcast—and happy to be back to vocal tech reporting after a nice Thanksgiving break. We kick off this episode with listener mail and quickly move onto a Christmas list discussion, which is severely lacking in Christmas cheer. Then, Geoff and Cyril explain why we're excited about Asus' Eee Pad Transformer Prime, right before Scott gives a scathing review of the Amazon Kindle Fire. Seriously, he hates this thing.
Moving into the gaming world, we're excited about Infinity Blade II but not amused by the many hoops required to play Batman: Arkham City on the PC. Despite the frustrating gameplay detours, Scott thinks Arkham City is one of the best games of the year and explains why.
In keeping with our new frame-time benchmarking methodology, Cyril discusses some of his findings after running some mid-range GPUs throughout The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. To wrap things up, Scott gives us a quick overview of the GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448, and Geoff talks about his two latest storage reviews.
Send in listener mail, and we'll answer on the podcast. - email@example.com
Improved chipset? (0:00:45) - from JMC:
"Any hint of improved 2011 chipset options? I really, really wanted the SSD caching of the harddrives. (usb3 would be nice also) Wanted 8 cores but will settle for 6. SB-E"
Panel discussion: What's on your Christmas list? - (0:03:55)
Eee Pad Transformer Prime to be available December 19 - (0:13:54) - Read more
Scott reviews the Kindle Fire - (0:20:13)
Infinity Blade II is out! (0:35:06)
TR web comic: Snakes and ladders - (0:40:38) - Read more
Scott reviews Arkham City - (0:47:24)
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 splits the difference - (1:06:46) - Read more
OCZ's Octane 512GB solid-state drive - (1:11:09) - Read more
Seagate's Momentus XT 750GB hybrid hard drive - (1:21:13) - Read more
That's all, folks! We'll see you on the next episode.
39 comments — Last by glynor at 3:28 PM on 12/15/11
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