Sinopsis

Join the Commodore & Roo in their free-flowing discussion of all things geekery, from video games to movies to internet culture and beyond. Each episode features recent news items, a topic of the week, and live questions from the chat room!

Episodios

  • Echo Screen Live #81: The Internet Echo Chamber

    Echo Screen Live #81: The Internet Echo Chamber

    15/06/2016

    Man, Donald Trump sucks, amirite? I mean, that’s what everyone online says… unless you support him, then everyone hates Hillary Clinton. People have long sought out like-minded people, and the internet makes this easier than ever. But what does it mean when so many people can wall themselves inside their own sanitary echo chamber? Join […]

  • Echo Screen Live #80: Eternal September

    Echo Screen Live #80: Eternal September

    08/06/2016

    What happens when so many people join a community that it collapses under the suckitude? Well, you get Eternal September. “Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.” Is this a real phenomena (online or in the real world), or just a way for people to feel superior? The guys discuss. Join and chat with us […]

  • Echo Screen Live #79: Better Gaming Through Emulation

    Echo Screen Live #79: Better Gaming Through Emulation

    18/05/2016

    Emulation. The big E. The Scourge of gaming companies everywhere… or is it? Does emulation of video games really hurt the industry? Or is there a way it could become profitable? The guys discuss. Join and chat with us live every other Wednesday at 9pm EST. We’re now a podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, and Android […]

  • Echo Screen Live #78: The MUSICAL!

    Echo Screen Live #78: The MUSICAL!

    31/03/2016

    MUSICALS! Who doesn’t love them? … Besides the Commodore. Roo tries his best to convince Commie to embrace the showtune, and also discuss why musicals are not only everywhere you least expect, but also powerful teaching tools: from learning about the first Secretary of the U.S. Treasury to why you shouldn’t feed plants human blood. […]

  • Echo Screen Live #77: Pay-to-Win Games

    Echo Screen Live #77: Pay-to-Win Games

    17/03/2016

    From Hearthstone to Magic: The Gathering, there’s a long history of games that become easier when you throw more money at the creators. But is this capitalism run amok, destroying everything good in the world, or just a decent way to monetize a game and make it continually fresh? The guys discuss. Join and chat […]

  • Echo Screen Live #76: Autonomous Vehicles and You!

    Echo Screen Live #76: Autonomous Vehicles and You!

    18/02/2016

    KITT? The Batmobile? Benny the Cab? As self-driving cars become reality, what form will they take? Will the government really let your car hurtle you down the road at breakneck speeds on its own? Or is it all just a bunch of hype? Join and chat with us live every other Wednesday at 9pm EST. […]

  • Echo Screen Live #75: Et tu, Google?

    Echo Screen Live #75: Et tu, Google?

    04/02/2016

    This week, Google passed Apple to become the most valuable company in the world. In 20 short years, Google has grown from nothing to control so much of our lives, making things better – right? In a world where people are cautious of government overreach into our private lives, should we be afraid of the […]

  • Echo Screen Live #74: Nostalgia Goggles

    Echo Screen Live #74: Nostalgia Goggles

    20/01/2016

    Crystal Pepsi. The NES. Walking uphill in snow both ways. The past was great… wasn’t it? The guys talk about those things they (and others) look back on with such fondness. They’ll figure out if the good old days weren’t always good, and tomorrow ain’t as bad as it seems. Join and chat with us […]

  • Echo Screen Live #73: The Obligatory Star Wars Episode

    Echo Screen Live #73: The Obligatory Star Wars Episode

    06/01/2016

    Star Wars came out a few weeks ago, if you’ve been completely oblivious. So now we’re contractually obligated to talk about it due to nerd decree. Specifically, does this signal a rebirth for the franchise that fans were hoping for? How does it compare to the other movies, and will it sustain Disney’s Marvelization of […]

  • Echo Screen Live #72: The State of Sci-Fi TV

    Echo Screen Live #72: The State of Sci-Fi TV

    10/12/2015

    Years after talking about the change from the SciFi channel to SyFy, the guys talk about the state of TV Science Fiction, and whether it’s just fine, waning for good, or about to resoundingly roar back. Join and chat with us live every other Wednesday at 9pm EST. We’re now a podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, […]

  • Echo Screen Live #71: What We’re Thankful For

    Echo Screen Live #71: What We’re Thankful For

    25/11/2015

    It’s American Thanksgiving, so tonight we have a grab bag of topics concerning things we’re thankful for this year… this year being 2015, in case you didn’t realize. Join and chat with us live every other Wednesday at 9pm EST. We’re now a podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, and Android apps – Search for “Echo Screen […]

  • Echo Screen Live #70: The Mobile Bubble

    Echo Screen Live #70: The Mobile Bubble

    12/11/2015

    No, we don’t mean a giant moving globe, a la “The Prisoner” – the guys discuss big mobile-related acquisitions in silicon valley (such as Activision buying the Candy Crush guys for $6 dollars). Can this go on? Should it? Does it make sense to anyone? Join and chat with us live every other Wednesday at […]

  • Echo Screen Live #69: Rated M for Mature

    Echo Screen Live #69: Rated M for Mature

    28/10/2015

    As the video game industry grows up, it’s had a checkered history with “mature” games – often confusing maturity with what 13-year-olds consider mature. But in 2015, do mature games actually hold the same cache as R-rated movies? Or is gaming still playing catch-up? Join and chat with us live every other Wednesday at 9pm […]

  • Echo Screen Live #68: PlayStation Turns 20

    Echo Screen Live #68: PlayStation Turns 20

    17/09/2015

    This month marks 20 years since the PlayStation launched in North America, and changed the landscape of gaming forever. The guys discuss the PS1, its impact, and how it affected Sony’s strategy in the gaming world. Join and chat with us live every other Wednesday at 9pm EST. We’re now a podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, […]

  • Echo Screen Live #67: Cordcutting Inc.

    Echo Screen Live #67: Cordcutting Inc.

    19/08/2015

    More people are cutting the TV cord than ever before – with an increasing number of streaming video options, what is the future of pay TV? What will keep the industry alive, if anything? And what keeps people from making the jump? This and your questions in tonight’s Echo Screen Live. Join and chat with […]

  • Echo Screen Live #66: Misappropriation of Geek Culture

    Echo Screen Live #66: Misappropriation of Geek Culture

    05/08/2015

    The recent release of the Adam Sandler vehicle, Pixels, has reignited a frequent argument lately – is geek culture being misused by people solely for their own gain? And if so, is that really the problem some make it out to be? The guys discuss, along with news and your questions! Join and chat with […]

  • Echo Screen Live #65: The Legacy of Satoru Iwata

    Echo Screen Live #65: The Legacy of Satoru Iwata

    16/07/2015

    The unfortunate passing of Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata has caused the gaming world to pause in reflection to respect a giant of the industry, and the guys take time to discuss how his legacy and leadership style will influence others for years to come. Join and chat with us live every other Wednesday at 9pm […]

  • Echo Screen Live #64: Game Design From Dummies

    Echo Screen Live #64: Game Design From Dummies

    01/07/2015

    AAA video games can cost millions of dollars to make these days, but the game design behind these blockbuster titles can be lacking. Time to open up a discussion about what players are actually looking for in game design from a couple of dummies. That, news tids and bits, and your questions on this Canada […]

  • Echo Screen Live #63: E3 2015 Wrapup

    Echo Screen Live #63: E3 2015 Wrapup

    17/06/2015

    Another E3 has passed, and the guys discuss the good, the bad, and the Nintendo of 2015’s biggest gaming trade show! That, news tids and bits, and your questions on this episode of Echo Screen Live! Join and chat with us live every other Wednesday at 9pm EST. We’re now a podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, […]

  • Echo Screen Live #62: The Silk Road to Hell…

    Echo Screen Live #62: The Silk Road to Hell…

    03/06/2015

    Silk Road – a drug trafficking website, among other things – was recently shut down and its founder captured by the US Government. What does this mean for the “wild west” of the internet? Does this signal the downfall of anonymity and near-complete freedom on the internet? And if so, is that ultimately good or […]

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