I drive a lot. Every weekend I take a 1 1/2 hour drive back and forth between college and home, and between that and a lot of down time at the dorm, it’s nice to have something to listen to aside from my regular music. Sometimes I like to learn about how comedy works or listen to a review of a new film. That’s where my favorite podcasts come in. In case you haven’t caught onto the podcast craze already, here are my favorite (aka the only ones I listen to) podcasts.
The /Filmcast-This is more of my go-to podcast for film news, the /Filmcast has a great structured format to it, exploring what the hosts Devindra Hardawar, Adam Quigley, and David Chen are currently watching, film news, and a dedicated film review everything week. The guys can become a little too pretentious sometimes, but the film does take great pride in being film geek glory. The podcast takes pride in the way film works, and it’s to be thanked in part for my love of film.
The Totally Rad Show-Possibly my favorite podcast, the TRS show is a great round up of all the newest things in pop culture, reviewing a film, video game, and usually a hodge podge of a game or activity every week. The guys have so much fun with their job it’s hard not to have fun with them.
Doug Loves Movies-Going a little more towards the comedy side of things, Doug Benson holds a semi-weekly live podcast show where he gets on some of my favorite current comedians and basically discusses movies and shares jokes and plenty of laughs. Every week there’s a general discussion that serves as a launchpad for jokes, and concludes in a rousing game of the Leonard Maltin game.
The Nerdist-Chris Hardwick, one of my favorite comedians, leads this podcast with his friends Jonah Ray and Matthew Mira take so much delight in their podcasting, it’s amazing to get to listen to. The podcast covers a variety of different topics that people “nerd out” over from the process of comedy, to music, to television and even film, having such stars as Paul F Tompkins, Jon Hamm, and the great Craig Ferguson. The show delights itself in exploring the world of nerd, in that people can be creative obsessives over anything. Plus, you can’t miss out on the live shows with Craig Ferguson and Adam Savage are not to be missed.
Pod F. Tompkast-I just started listening to this one, but it seems to be a neat exploration into the mind of one of my favorite comedians, Paul F Tompkins.
This guy must be rich. Anyway, this is a popular series from Youtube, called “Will it Blend?”. The guy basically puts stuff in a blender and sees if it will blend. In these three installments, he blends Halo 3, Guitar Hero 3, and the IPhone.
CES will be wrapping up soon, and I thought I would steal, I mean give the rest of headlines before this major tech left until 2009. I hope you enjoy.
Sony has unveiled a new color for the PSP, although it is a litte…..limited. A pink, blue, and green version of the PSP will be released February 28th…in Japan. Sony Europe has said they have to plans in releasing it here.
They have also given us extended hands on time with The Agency, LittleBigPlanet, Pirates of the Burning Sea, Fracture, and more, which you can read more on by clicking here.
Are you ready to rock for a little cheaper than Guitar Hero? A toy version of the hit series Air Guitar Hero will be released soon on our shores for $29.99. It will include ten songs, from Smoke on the Water to More than a Feeling. If you don’t have enough money for Guitar Hero this could be the thing for you.
Well, that concludes my CES coverage, if I find any more notable news, I will be sure to let you know. If you want more info, you can check out Gamespot.com or G4TV.com/CES. Thanks for reading.
The Show kicked off today in Vegas, and had some good offerings. Nintendo won an award for best innovation with a controller (surprise surprise), and beat out Sony with whom they shared the award last year.
Nyko also showed off its Wireless nunchuk, to go with the Wii, of course. THis is a product I am definitely looking forward to and hope to try out in the future. Great, another piece of electronics to lose.
They announced a couple of new games, surprisingly, I mean couldn’t they wait until E3? Anyway, Lode Runner is coming to the Xbox Live Arcade with a new look and a Mass Effect lookalike *cough knockoff! cough* is coming soon.
Sony strutted its stuff claiming its sales numbers at CES, which boasted 3.9 million PS- brand equipment from Black Friday to Dec. 31st, which included 1.3 million PS2s, 1.4 million PSPs, and I guess that means 2.2 million PS3s. Congrats SOny.
Sony confirmed that a camera and GPS add-on would be coming soon for the PSP, however, they stayed pretty vague only saying it would be here by the end of the year. THey also said there would be an update to the PSP text-entry system, getting rid of the cellphone style. I am looking forward to that.
Along with these topics, here are some of the other headlines:
Warner Bros. is going Blu-Ray exclusive
Bill Gates reported 10 Million Xbox Live Users
I should be back soon with the rest of the news. Thanks for reading.
The World’s larget technology consumer show, CES, or Consumer Electronics Show, will be heading to Las Vegas January 13. And I, being the kind person I am, will deliver the news that has been delivered to me from TV and the Internet on this huge show. I will give you the biggest news, because, think about it, where else are you gonna here about it? Also, I will be covering Electronics Entertainment Expo, otherwise known as E3 more fully this year in the summer and The Tokyo Game Show this Fall. So stay stuned, or you’ll miss out.