The TR Podcast 39: Burning the TP, wavy digital clothing, and a gaming news roundup


Plus more cool keyboards, motherboard OS's, Killer NICs return, and more
— 5:15 PM on March 28, 2009

Date: March 28, 2009
Time: 0:57:38

Hosted by Jordan Drake
Co-Hosts: Geoff Gasior, Cyril Kowaliski, Matt Butrovich
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Show notes
This week's podcast gets off to a spoilerific start. Now that our panelists have seen the Battlestar Galactica series finale, we follow up on last week's predictions with a spoiler-heavy review... you have been warned.

It's been a while since we've done a good gaming news roundup, so we also spent some time on sequel watch, analyzing what we know about Bioshock 2, Modern Warfare 2, and Mass Effect 2. Other gaming-related topics include Valve's "DRM free" claims, Havok and AMD's physics demo at GDC, and the next generation of fancy network cards from Bigfoot Networks.

Also in this episode: Cyril finds another mechanical keyboard to lay his hands on, the Pirate Bay wants to cloak its users for a small fee, and Geoff asks what we'd like to see in an instant-on motherboard OS.

Send in listener mail, and we'll answer on the podcast. - jdrake@techreport.com

Tech discussion:

    Post-finale Battlestar Galactica review (0:02:55)

    Infinity Ward preps Call of Duty 4 sequel for November (0:14:03)- Read more

    Crytek shows console-ready CryEngine 3 (0:18:02)- Read more

    BioShock 2 to hit PCs, consoles simultaneously (0:19:38)- Read more

    Valve purports to make game DRM obsolete (0:23:32)- Read more

    Killer Xeno has PCIe interface, starts at $130 (0:26:46)- Read more

    ABS's M1 mechanical keyboard (0:31:52)- Read more

    Pirate site preps cheap VPN service to cloak users (0:35:05)- Read more

    MotionDSP's vReveal and Nvidia's CUDA (0:37:48)- Read more

    Havok, AMD demo OpenCL-based physics at GDC (0:44:13)- Read more

    Could Seagate be preparing a merger? (0:47:52)- Read more

    The case for a secondary motherboard OS (0:50:29)- Read more

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