We start out the first half of the show with some news…
Freefall from the edge of space - Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix_Baumgartner) recently broke world records by freefalling from the edge of space…128,000 feet!. We were there to watch the live record attempt. You can see videos of it here:
View from the ground
View from Felix Baumgartner’s chest camera
Politicians, Orcs and Wow (Oh My!) – “The Republican Party of Maine has revealed that Democratic State Senate candidate Colleen Lachowicz has a secret life that she’s been hiding from voters. Drug use? A Swiss bank account? No, sadly, even worse: she has a scary-looking World of Warcraft character.” - Arstechnica (http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/10/candidate-for-maine-state-senate-attacked-for-warcraft-character/)
The Next Big Game – As gamers we tend to be a fickle lot, flitting from one MMO to the next with each new offering. With Guild Wars 2 out, and the shine wearing off Blizzard’s Mists of Pandaria, what will be the next big “it” place to be? Everquest Next?, Skyrim Online? Time to take a look at some upcoming games.
Slinking onstage – Fans of the 2 Lazy 2 be Otaku podcast (http://www.2lazy2botaku.com/) may know Slunker as the sound and news editor. We thought it was high time that he stepped in front of the microphone so we spent some time with him.
- Freefall from the edge of space
- Politicians, Orcs and WoW (Oh my!)
- The Virtual Explorer
- The Next Big Game?
- Role Playing Games/Japanese Role Playing Games
- Dream Machines and Consoles
- Riding the virtual rails to endgame
- DayZ and WarZ
- Anime/Jazz/Cowboy Bepop
- The Shadow Cabal
- …and more from Slunker from 2Lazy2BOtaku!
The Shadow Cabal (movie)
Cowboy Bebop – video.adultswim.com/cowboy-bebop/
All that Jazz: Continuing our segments on new types of music and musicians you might not have heard, we thought another artist into the mix: Art Blakey.
“…he was one of the inventors of the modern bepop style of drumming. He is known as a powerful musician and a vital groover; his brand of bluesy, funky hard bop was and continues to be profoundly influential on mainstream jazz. For more than 30 years his band, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, included many young musicians who went on to become prominent names in jazz. The band’s legacy is thus not only known for the music it produced, but as a proving ground for several generations of jazz musicians…” Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Blakey)