IC 18: What’s With Alexa?

Michael gives his review of Black Panther, he and Randolf discuss whether Black Mirror is hitting its stride or going off the rails, and lots of detailed gaming talk around a PUBG imitator. That plus more Netflix #content, people’s Alexa speakers are acting weird, and a live on-air meltdown.

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Show Notes
Black Panther on Wikipedia
Black Mirror signed for new season
Rick and Morty Szechuan sauce is a disappointment on Eater

Gaming
Surviv.io
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on Steam
Agar.io
Slay the Spire on Steam
Hearthstone on Wikipedia
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories on Wikipedia

Good Internet, Bad Internet (GIBI)
Michael’s Good: Altered Carbon on Wikipedia
Randolf’s Bad: Twitter video of Alexa laughing
Amazon’s patch for Alexa on The Verge
Super bowl Alexa ad on The Verge
Michael’s Bad: Sam Nunberg story on Vox and The Washington Post
Randolf’s Good: Violent video game research article and research summary

Randolf’s Happily Never Equal podcast on iTunes

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IC 17: Split Screen Mind

Is a rare brain disorder proof that having hard drives in our heads to store memories would be a good idea? Lots of gaming discussion around PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Randolf’s current obsession has gone mobile. Plus wholesome YouTube videos, some troubling Reddit posts, and more.

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Show Notes
The Guardian’s “Total Recall” long read
Black Mirror S1E3, “The Entire History of You” on Wikipedia
Another Guardian long read about Silicon Valley execs in NZ

Gaming
PUBG 1.0 is out on Polygon
Team Fortress 2 (TF2) on Wikipedia
99% of PUBG’s banned cheaters are from China on IGN
Blue Hole won’t region lock PUBG games on PCGamesN
Martial Arts: Brutality on Google Play
Hearthstone on Wikipedia

Good Internet, Bad Internet (GIBI)
Randolf’s Good: “Eating Brunch at a Taiwan 7-11” guy on YouTube
Michael’s Bad: r/CatastrophicFailure top posts
Randolf’s Bad: Parkland shooting “crisis actor” conspiracy on Vox
Michael’s Good: Kendrick Lamar’s Black Panther album on YouTube

Randolf’s Happily Never Equal podcast on iTunes

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