Episode 98 – This is Only a Test – 12/29/2011

On this week’s episode, Gary talks Holiday loot, Norm makes insane (but accurate) predictions, and Will is trapped in a box. All that, and the gang recaps the tech successes and failures of 2011, and makes bold predictions for what’ll happen in 2012. Plus, no fake outtakes. It’s the last podcast of the year!

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  1. fry just commented on your Blog: “This is why I hate PCs…”.

    ” Wait wait wait, slow down here… are you sure your monitor isn’t supported? What’s the res? “

    My monitor’s resolution is 1920x1080p. “

    And what’s the card your new PC has?”

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  2. to Gary: i love my transformer (OG). i do as much/play as many games if not more on it than i did on my ipad (that i gave to my brother and sister in law). The keyboard dock makes it even easier to take notes than when i tried on the ipad. It might not be the popular opinion, but i would take the transformer (or the prime, since its a more powerful version) over the ipad.

    edit: to wills prediction of someone dropping an android skin: the only one i can see doing that is Moto if Google’s buyout goes through. Anyone else, no chance, even though Sense is horrible, and one of the main reasons i will never buy an HTC phone (unless its a nexus)

  3. Norm, there’s “James May’s Toy Stories” and “James May’s Top Toys” (all of which get covered in Toy Stories). Spoilers, he builds a 2 story HOUSE out of LEGO! The whole series is awesome, but LEGO is the best one.

  4. I disagree with the New Xbox E312 prediction as Microsoft has already decided to announce Halo 4, so if they had hardware in the pipes for a 2013 release, why wouldn’t that be the big launch title? It would be stupid to release a game so big one year on old hardware only to upgrade the system the following year as they really have no other big cash cows right now.

  5. Halo 2 – released Nov 2004. Xbox 360 – release Nov 2005. You were saying?

    There’s always got to be the smart Alec… ; ) Alright fair enough, I still think Halo 4 should launch the system though, especially if they want to continue momentum over Sony/Nintendo.

    p.s. I don’t like Halo.

  6. I think only Brits chuckled at Gary’s use of annus horribilis. It became a common meme around this time of year, before anyone really coined that term, ever since The Queen talked about her horrible anus (her family) in the 1992 Queen’s Speech.

  7. You guys were in rare form this week. Thanks for all the great entertainment and information you provide and here’s to a another great year.

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