Episode 9: Season Two Special Part One

Welcome to Season Two of The Drakkarium's podcasting network.  New beginnings and new trials.  This is part one of a special two part weekend.

Hosts:

Andrew

Merlot Williams

Amanda

James

John

Ben

 

Topics:

 

YouTube (Google) rumored to be purchasing twitch.tv for $1 billion:

http://variety.com/2014/digital/news/youtube-to-acquire-videogame-streaming-service-twitch-for-1-billion-sources-1201185204/

The new G+ app on android has some REALLY interesting changes to the design language. Foreshadowing of changes coming at Google I/O?. http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/05/20/google-app-gets-a-big-update-to-v4-4-with-a-new-ui-auto-awesome-stories-improved-support-for-large-photo-libraries-and-more-apk-download/

The battle for Net Neutrality rages on, the public needing to flood the FCC with comments to help fuel the fire?:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2458143,00.asp

EA reaches Peak Bullshit:

http://mobile.geek.com/latest/253434-titanfall-pc-patch-removes-game-modes-pushes-paid-dlc-instead

@joystiq: Xbox One, PS4 and Wii U drain alarming amounts of energy in standby says reportz;

http://trib.al/Z7vKOyT

@gameinformer: PlayStation Now Private Beta Hits PlayStation 4 On May 20

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/05/19/playstation-now-private-beta-hits-playstation-4-on-may-20.aspx

@Kotaku: You can play as Snoop Dogg in League of Legends:

http://bit.ly/1jiiPcn

@gameinformer: Minecraft Realms Available Now

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/05/19/minecraft-worlds-available-now.aspx

@gameinformer: Xbox One June Update Adds Real Names And External Storage Support

http://bit.ly/1mVoGFz

@Kotaku: Steam In-Home Streaming is now live for everyone:

http://bit.ly/1lQZeyn

@destructoid: Wii U getting a GameCube-inspired fighting controller:

http://dtoid.it/1nrEI8A

Stan Lee to appear at PAC Spokane:

http://www.pacific-conventions.com/

@VideoGamerCom: EA will ban players who intentionally disconnect from multiplayer games in UFC:

http://www.videogamer.com/ps4/ea_sports_ufc/news/ea_will_ban_players_who_intentionally_disconnect_in_ufc.html

@Kotaku: Meet the man who keeps tricking everyone with Fallout 4 rumors:

http://bit.ly/1i8sY7h

@destructoid: Diablo III's higher Legendary drop rate is now permanent:

http://dtoid.it/ReIFCI

@destructoid: MapleStory 2 makes the jump from 2D to 3D with new gameplay trailer:

http://dtoid.it/1m42Ddn

@gameinformer: World Of Warcraft Movie Has Completed Filming - News:

http://bit.ly/1jMUcGj

Captain America 3 is scheduled to open against batman vs superman movie which will move first:

http://variety.com/2014/film/news/captain-america-3-set-for-may-6-2016-1201153550/

Now that the Xbox one is the same price as the ps4 will Sony drop their price or stay the same:

http://www.polygon.com/2014/5/13/5713440/xbox-one-no-kinect-release-date-price-microsoft

Will the NBC Constantine show fare any better than the dresden files show considering their similar stories.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/05/11/watch-the-first-trailer-for-nbcs-constantine-tv-series

Batman v superman: Dawn of Justice what kind of a name is that?

http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/21/showbiz/movies/batman-superman-dawn-of-justice/