Hart & Usagi Podcast #45: A Landfill of Myths


We’re back at you with dose number 45 of the Hart and Usagi Podcast. Off the top I let you know of our new Twitter account for the show. It’s @HartandUsagi! So please do follow for updates and notifications on episode releases.

As for the rest of this episode, Usagi704 and I give our thoughts on various topics. We reminisce about the Game Boy which recently turned 25, Adam Sessler leaving video game coverage for other interests of his, the infamous Atari landfill, and much, much more!

* Games recently played
* A Legendary Brotherhood
* In Tangier the Parade Bar is closed….
* Are Video Gamers Athletes?
* Mozilla CEO resigns, opposition to gay marriage drew fire
* Xbox One’s Kinect is “unnecessary” and “a joke,” Molyneux says
* The Game Boy Legacy: A 25th Anniversary Celebration
* Sony Suddenly Makes Almost Every PlayStation Classic and PSP Game Downloadable and Playable on PS Vita
* The Gaming Historian – The Atari Landfill Myth
* Turtle Rock community manager let go after Donald Sterling Twitter remarks
* Net Neutrality R.I.P. (1969 – 2014)
* Think The Cassette Tape Is Dead? Then Why Did Sony Just Squeeze 185TB Of Data Onto One?

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One response to “Hart & Usagi Podcast #45: A Landfill of Myths

  1. Deus Ex – I still think it’s a great game. I’m not buying Mike’s ability to accurately describe my situation with the game in a logical manner; he’s just jealous or something. I don’t know what’s going on, but he must be wrong because it’s not my opinion. ;)

    R&C – I think the final boss in the first R&C game is still the hardest boss in the series. I do seem to recall finding the second though a harder game over all, in terms of its non-boss levels. It’s been a while since I played it though, so I’m not sure if I’d feel the same today. A Crack in Time has a great puzzle mechanic as well as solid game-play overall. It’s my favourite of the PS3 titles.

    PoP – It’s not that you think the PS2 version of WW is better because you love the PS2. You love the PS2 because it has better games, and versions of games like PoP :)

    Are gamers athletes – I guess yes, on a technicality. But I don’t buy it. By that same technicality a stunt-man, or even a jack-hammer operator, or a pornstar could claim to be an athlete. I think the definition was written with the belief that people will exercise restraint and common sense. Those fools! This is on the same curve as to why a bag of peanuts needs a nut allergy warning on it.

    Kinect opinion – I like companies trying new things. I like having options, and I don’t mind these diversion fads. What I don’t like are companies trying to jam it down our throat.

    I still have my Game Gear, but I’ve never owned a Game Boy. Sadly the screen on the battery draining block isn’t looking too good any more.

    Atari Landfill – I’m more interested to see the AVGN’s take.

    Donald Sterling – Ruining the Sterling name. Poor Archer. I think it’s good example of doing the right thing, just like that firefox thing. We need more companies setting examples by making decisions that promote values that would make us all better if we follow them… even if the motive is just for company image so they don’t lose money. This may be a real life case of the ends justifying the means.

    Net Neutrality in Canada – I’m trying to keep my head straight with what’s happening here. I’ve read conflicting news articles going from stating that the CRTC rules categorizes data transfer over the internet differently than the FCC so it’s unlikely to see the same thing happen here, all the way to saying Canadian companies are doing it already. I need to do some more reading. I have started using an old Twitter account again though specifically for reaching out to political party representatives, asking about things like this as well as other hot topics.

    Tapes – Can’t see it used in the private arena. Accessing the data can’t be quick. I keep thinking about how the tape drives for the Commodore 64 worked. I’m sure they’ve upped the reliability, but I can’t see anything changing the fact that if you want data at the end of the tape, and you’re at the start, you have to go through the whole tape. Again, that may be fine for backing up corporate data, but I’m not sure that inconvenience will fly in the consumer market.

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