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December 6, 2007

Show #34

December 5th, 2007 -
It's the Pete and Kevin show! This is a first with only the two of us, and we make the best of it. Luckily, there weren't any stories about Linux or Windows... We discuss the Activision/Vivendi merger, Google's plans for the 700MHz band, more retardedness from the MPAA, and much more. You can provide feedback to the show by calling 206-888-2728.

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News Stories:
Gaming monolith birthed with merger of Activision and Blizzard
Really, truly official: Google to bid on 700MHz spectrum
MPAA head: Content filtering is in ISPs' best interests
Games damaging kids ability to read
Google Reveals 2008 Plans For Google Apps
Wireless keyboard encryption easily broken, say researchers
The GameSpot controversy as a window into the world of gaming journalism
Amazon and Wal-Mart unwittingly team up against DRM
Comcast slapped: FCC places limits on cable giant’s market share

Weekly Picks:
Pete: Call of Duty 4
Kevin: GameTap

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December 13, 2007

Show #35

December 13th, 2007 -
It's been a slow news week, and it shows... We soldier on and maintain to entertain. The whole crew is here, Pete, Kevin, Jeff, and Chris. Although, Pete and Chris appear to be napping for half of the show. We cover the latest in copy protection lawsuits and crazy Representatives, AMD's struggle to keep their head above the water, CompUSA dies and no one sheds a tear, more crazyness from Microsoft, and more. Also, male camel toe (I've said too much...) You can provide feedback to the show by calling 206-888-2728.

- Show Notes -

News Stories:
RIAA: Those CD rips of yours are still "unauthorized"
Congressman Hollywood: It's time to revisit the DMCA
CompUSA closes shop
AMD's Barcelona, Phenom suffer early setbacks
Judge: eBay can use "Buy It Now," still owes $30 million
PlayForSure becomes "Certified for Windows Vista"
63 percent of US population now plays video games, says report
GAO blasts government "planning" for digital TV transition
Opera tries to force IE into W3C compliance with EU complaint
Forecasting 2008: AMD Apologist Analyst Day

Weekly Picks:
Pete: Call of Duty 4
Jeff: AK-47
Chris: Total Annihilation
Kevin: 56 Geeks Poster

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December 20, 2007

Show #36

December 20th, 2007 -
This week we start off with Kevin, Jeff, and Chris and end with Jeff and Kevin. It's the end of the year and everyone is posting their "best" and "worst" of 2007 lists. PC World does one on the biggest tech disappointments and we pick through it to agree with them when they are right and disagree when they are wrong. This takes up a big chunk of the show, but we still have time to wax on about some Wii announcements and other news stories.

- Show Notes -

News Stories:
PC World - The 15 Biggest Tech Disappointments of 2007
Blizzard Confirms 'Unannounced Next-Gen MMO'
Hotpatching makes welcome appearance in Vista SP1 RC
November game sales up 52% versus 2006, Nintendo rules the roost (NPD Group)
Wii to eventually get voice support, hints Fils-Aime
Nintendo To Offer Wii 'Rainchecks' for Out-of-Stock Consoles
Sony Chairman Howard Stringer: PS3 games 'infinitely more fun' than Wii
Nintendo is against forced Wii bundles
$8,000-per-gallon printer ink leads to antitrust lawsuit

Weekly Picks:
Jeff: Guitar Hero II
Kevin: My Trogdor Polo

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