Episode 80

This week we try Cheerwine’s hot new take on soda and donuts with Cheerwine’s Kreme.  It’s not actually as bad as I thought it was going to be.  It’s just a sweet Cheerwine.

Jirah taps into his industrial and efficiency robot-self and plays Factorio with two thumbs up.  He is also planning on a hot new ride.  Pod bay doors are opening for a new minivan!

Matt plays some D&D and does everything but watch DOTA with the TI6 VR app.

Merrick is playing Wolfenstein: The Old Blood.  He also plays Ben-Hur, watches the Olympics, and goes shopping for a bike.

Will says farewell, looks forward to good internet and watches the new Star Trek movie.

Battlebots was kinda boring this week, but still a good showing. Companies have trouble figuring out how to internet.  And some peoples opinions are worth more than others.

Episode 79

Quick and quiet podcast today.  Merrick drinks a Happy Hermit.  Everyone else drinks, like, water or something.

Merrick plays Quadrilateral Cowboy and Fallout Shelter.

Matthew plays Overwatch’s new brawl mode Lucio-Ball and Merrick makes a super smart and topical joke about Lucille Ball.

We talk Pokémon in here as well, but I usually black out when that conversation starts up.

Should we look forward to No Man’s Sky?  No man knows, yet.

And did you think I forgot?  No, Battlebots is still dope.

Episode 78

We drink Holy City Brewing’s Simon Saison tonight.  I’m writing this late so I don’t remember much of anything.

Jirah watches Interstellar and Buffy.

Matt is stoked on Stranger Things and Hardcore History.

Will is still going though his Mass Effect play through with the wife.

Verizon and Yahoo are going to get married.  Verizon is bringing the dowry of $4.8 Billion.  Battlebots continues to be dope.  South Park continues to be amusing.  What do they do when they strip a road.  And Apple’s Apple TV shows continue to sound unappealing.

Episode 77

Finally, the time has arrived.  Voltron has it’s left leg back.  The Power Rangers have their Pink Ranger.  Captain Planet found that weird Indian kid who represents heart again.  That’s right!  A full cast and crew for the latest MAC Address Podcast!

We drink Holy City Brewing Muy Paradiso, which smells good, and tastes even better, if you like the prominent jalapenos that keep this pale ale out of the hoppy bitterness range.  The pineapple smell is inviting, and the jalapenos burn you with a surprisingly smooth taste that work well together.  Our initial reactions were good, but hard to recreate the second time around because of a recording malfunction, but we still try; we’re not very good actors.

We have to cover a lot of ground with what me missed going on with Jirah, who had a boatload of time to watch some sweet digital video content.  He was worried that he had lost the ability to like retro games, but it turns out, it was just a really shitty game to begin with.

Matt has been keeping up with Overwatch and their new support hero Ana, who shoots people, good and bad, from across the map.  He’s also been playing a bit of pinball, and working on brushing up his niche map Counter-Strike Skills.

Will has been traveling all across the county, by foot, by car, by train, and secretly debating getting a drone to help him catch those Pokémon all over town.  Pokémon Go is the name of this craze, and our podcast is not immune to this games zeitgeist.  Will provides a friendly reminder to fact-check the fucking internet before spreading rumors.

Merrick started playing the Walking Dead: Michonne game on Xbox and its pretty good.  He also really likes Mr. Robot which has the first season on Amazon Prime video and the show comes on USA.

In news, Apple is trying their hands at bad puns and house made content with a  reality show called… “Planet of the Apps” about App Store developers.  I hope it covers the crushing realization that after years of hard work developing this app three days after release there are a thousand clones and no one wanted it in the first place.

BattleBots was delayed this week, but we catch up on Jirah’s thoughts on the previous weeks and matches because the fights this season have been nothing short of SPECTACULAR.  Relatively few surprises have popped up on the show, but that matters not, as the actual robot fighting has been brutal and fun in just about each matchup.

We talk about a young Han Solo being cast in Alan Ehrenreich, and I express my hopes that he will also be shoehorned into playing a new round of GOOD Indiana Jones movies.

We also have a game giveaway going on for Chronic on, which I’ve played since the recording of the episode, and it’s a big, well made, fun, 2D, clicky slasher.  I haven’t gotten too deep, but between the choice of characters and play styles available , its a fun game, and I would recommend it, but better yet, <Sell-Out Protocol> you can win it if you email merrick@macaddresspodcast.com before 0100 hours on 26 July 2016 saying that you want a chance to win the game!  Thanks to the developer for providing us with a code </Sell-Out Protocol>.

Then we ask the hard hitting questions about aquatic life, and realize we shouldn’t update the show notes when we’ve been drinking… or maybe we should do that more?  I’m terrible with morals of stories.

Episode 76

Like the rest of the world right now, this week is all Pokémon Go all the time.  It’s like that South Park Chinpokomon episode.

It’s a short one this week, with just Merrick and Matt.

Merrick finished up Halt and Catch Fire season 2, which was ok, but mostly setting up for Season 3, it seemed.

Matt played through INSIDE and it is at the top of his list for 2016; that’s right, pack it up developers, we’re done here.  Doom and Inside take it.  He also has started down the deep dark rabbit hole of buying domain names based on friendly jokes, at speedkhajit.com.  Next thing you know, he’ll be managing the top level domain *.khajit.  He also started culturing himself with the Hardcore History podcast.

Then we talk online sales, between Amazon Prime day and Steam Summer Sale, Matt will need to buy a bigger house to store all his digital lockers full of stuff.

Also a new graphics API in the arena called Vulkan, which I would regurgitate the Wikipedia article for you, since I had to read up on it, but you can do that your damn self.

Then the good stuff.  Battlebots.  Battlebots.  BATTLEBOTS! This is where we really feel the weight of Jirah being out so many weeks, because there have been SO MANY good Bot battles and battery blood spilled.  Minotaur is the one to watch this season, I say.

We also eat new Pop Tarts.  Orange Crush and A&W Root Beer flavor.  If I were to rate them, I’d give the Orange Crush a 2 packs of foreign Haribo candies out of an aligator, and the Root Beer a 4.5 humming birds out of badgers.  You know the root beer is good because my wife sent me to work with the Orange Crush ones, and I haven’t been able to find where she hid the A&W.

Hopefully next week we’ll see a full house, or at least have the Cylons send a humanoid representative in their stead.