192 Ahead In The Clouds

Sony and Microsoft partner up in their usual battlegrounds, Game Pass coming to PC, Rage 2, What Remains of Edith Finch, dusting off the old PS3 and two record recommendations. First is an EP for summer festival conert goers who gravitate towards the 80's rock cover band and second for fans of 90's British rock with a bit of punk occasionally poking through.

0:03:12 Side A Video Games

News:

  • Sony and Microsoft teaming up to take down Google Stadia. Not really but perhaps they're joining forces to help stay viable in the changing times of gaming via cloud based technology. Sony contracted with Microsoft to use Microsoft's cloud-based technology Azure. "PlayStation itself came about through the integration of creativity and technology," Sony president Kenichiro Yoshida said in the announcement. "Our mission is to seamlessly evolve this platform as one that continues to deliver the best and most immersive entertainment experiences, together with a cloud environment that ensures the best possible experience, anytime, anywhere. For many years, Microsoft has been a key business partner for us, though of course the two companies have also been competing in some areas. I believe that our joint development of future cloud solutions will contribute greatly to the advancement of interactive content."

  • Sony's Days of Play sale with excellent deals on some of their finest games from this year and last including God of War, Spider-Man, Days Gone and MLB The Show 19 plus savings on Dual Shock 4 controllers, PlayStation 4 Pro console and PlayStation VR bundles.

  • Microsoft's Game Pass is coming soon to the PC and Karl is happy to get away from their store front as soon as he can.

Playing:

  • Rage 2

  • Shane upgrades his PlayStation 3 and relives some of his fondest racing memories

    • Motorstorm: Pacific Rift

    • Motorstorm: Apocalypse

    • Formula One Championship Edition

    • GRID 

    • Test Drive Unlimited 2

    • Midnight Club: Los Angeles

    • Fight Night Champion

    • PAIN

  • Joel catches Shane's PS3 itch and after several attempts gets a clean, working, unbroken console from GameStop

  • Devil May Cry 5

  • What Remains Of Edith Finch

E-Penis:

 

0:52:29 Beers and Cheers

0:58:34 Side B Music

Recommended Records:

Listening:

  • Slipknot "Unsainted"

  • Last In Line II

  • The Meters The Meters

  • Justin Townes Earle The Saint Of Lost Causes

  • Black Mountain Destroyer

  • Amyl and the Sniffers Amyl and the Sniffers

Spotify Playlist associated with this episode

1:34:15 Postgame

  • Bye iTunes

  • Aston Villa

  • Milwaukee Bucks

  • Aaron Rodgers can't chug a beer

Links:

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