Pixel 4 is looking amazing

  • The front bezel is loaded with features
    • It is already moving away from the Pixel 3 notch, this seems to emulate the iPhone X design
  • And it contains
    • Front unlock IR camera
    • Front facing camera
      • The dual front facing cameras with one having a wide angle is missing from the Pixel 3
    • Ambient light/proximity sensor
    • Speaker
    • Soli Radar chip
    • Face unlock dot projector
    • Face unlock IR camera
    • Face unlock Flood Illuminator
  • Some of these, like the dot projector, are going to yield similar results to the iPhone X with face id
    • the addition of the radar chip makes gestures which do not contact the phone at all, possible
    • One piece of media Google has released has a person skipping songs by waving past the phone.
  • I have not seen anything on the outer facing cameras
    • But with Google’s history of photo quality in the last Pixel models, I’m sure it will have amazing results.
 
 
 

Japan successfully tests flying car which hovers steadily for a minute

  • Star Wars fans have cheerfully pointed out it looks a LAAT Gunship
  • Two brief demonstrations took place inside a giant cage and those watching were told to wear helmets as a precaution.
  • The Japanese government aims to have people using flying cars by the 2030s and has backed the construction of a huge test course in an area devastated by the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disasters in Fukushima.
    • There are also hopes to use flying cars to connect islands in the Mie resort area, which is frequented by Hollywood celebrities.
    • Japan wants to become a world leader in the sector but could find itself competing with Dubai, which is also aggressively pursuing the technology.
  • There are still huge hurdles to overcome before flying cars can become common
    • battery life, the need for regulations and safety concerns.
  • Flying cars, often called EVtol
    • electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft
    • defined as aircraft which are electric, or hybrid electric, with driverless capabilities and the ability to take off and land vertically.
  • The new vehicles aim to be better than helicopters, which are expensive to maintain, noisy to fly and require trained pilots.
  • A flying car by Japanese startup Cartivator proved unsuccessful after it crashed during a demonstration in 2017
    • Company bosses say they have since developed their technology so their machines can last longer.
    • NEC is one of more than 80 companies sponsoring Cartivator’s flying car.
  • Officials say the machine is designed for unmanned flights for deliveries
    • but flying cars could also be used in disaster relief operations.
  • Uber is also launching its own version of the technology
    • Called Uber Air in the US and plans to start demonstrator flights in 2020 and commercial operations in 2023.
 
 

GTA online adds actual gambling

  • In an age where countries are banning lootboxes for being a form of gambling
    • Rockstar is adding an actual casino to their game
  • The Diamond Casino features
    • Roulette
    • Blackjack
    • Three card poker
    • Slot machines
    • There is also horse races, but you can’t watch the 3D horses race eachother
  • They also have the Lucky Wheel
    • Which is spun once a day for free
    • Offers in-game prizes of cash and even cars for your character
  • You can only gamble with the casinos tokens
    • Which are 1 to 1 for in-game cash to chips
    • Standard members can buy 20k a day
    • VIP can buy 50k a day
 
 
 

Games Workshop and Bandai team up

  • They are making a 7 inch Space Marine Primaris action figure
    • Prototypes shown so far are the classic, unpainted mini grey
      • But an industry insider claims they will be highly posable figures and pre-painted.
      • Similar to other licensed releases Bandai has done.
    • Have not seen sprues or packaging, so it is not clear if it is a model kit or not yet
 
 
 

Review Enter The Anime

  • Alex Burunova is tasked by Netflix to see what the essence of anime is
  • It covers a bunch of anime creators and shows
  • interesting behind the scenes looks
  • Unfortunately, it has too many edits with glitch effects and crazy angle changes that made it too busy
    • Seems like it was made for people who don’t like documentaries
 
 
 

Tid Bits

  • No Man’s Sky is getting another update! August 14th you’ll get your chance to ride some of the incredibly randomly generated creatures.
  • The Reon Pocket, is an air-conditioner that you wear. Retailing for about $170 CAD, it fits in a pocket on their special undershirt, these cost about $20 CAD. And its something I may need to survive future summers.
  • Blizzard launches the “Classic Connections 2004 to 2006” forum. For players of World of Warcraft back then to reconnect in anticipation of World Of Warcraft Classic coming out August 27th
  • Brawlhala, is having a WWE crossover event. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, John Cena, Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch, and Xavier Woods have joined Brawlhalla as Epic Crossovers in a special SummerSlam themed in-game event starting August 8th.
 
 

Literally Misleading

GAME – With strength, speed and always moving up, four teams of thee must work to stop the mastermind behind their turmoil.
 
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Pokémon (ポケモン Pokemon?/ˈpkˌmɒn/ poh-kay-mon)[1][2] is a media franchise owned by The Pokémon Company,[3] and created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1995.[4] It is centered on fictional creatures called “Pokémon”, which humans known as Pokémon Trainers catch and train to battle each other for sport.\

 

The franchise began as a pair of video games for the original Game Boy, developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo. The franchise now spans video games, trading card games, animated television shows and movies, comic books, and toys. Pokémon is the second-most successful and lucrative video game-based media franchise in the world, behind only Nintendo’s Mario franchise.[5]
 
 
Manga Vs Anime
Anime – The story follows a young trainer named Ash Ketchum from Pallet Town. Arriving late to the ceremony of young trainers leaving Pallet to start their journey, he is unable to receive one of the three starter Pokémon. Because of this, he receives a wild and disobedient Pikachu. After overcoming trial and error during an attack from a flock of Spearow, the two become friends and travel the Kanto region as Ash tries to become a Pokémon master. Upon traveling, they become friends with the Pewter City gym leader, Brock, and the Cerulean City gym leader, Misty. This trio is constantly met with annoying challenges from the goofy villains of Team Rocket, but never fail to send them “blasting off again!” Eventually, Ash would go on to defeat all of the gym leaders in Kanto but fail to win the Pokémon League tournament. Ash would go on to challenge many other regions following the same formula for years to come.
 
Manga – The story also follows a young trainer from the town of Pallet. However, much like his video game counterpart, he is known simply as Red. With Red already being a pretty decent trainer, he knows how to catch Pokémon. In addition, he has a pretty powerful Poliwhirl to start off with. Much like the games, Red battles the evil terrorist group, Team Rocket, who will stop at nothing to capture legendary Pokémon. Throughout the manga, he finds himself in confrontations or defending Pokémon like Mew, Mewtwo, and the legendary bird trio. In the end, Red and his rivals defeat Team Rocket on their path to the league. Red also bests his rival, Blue, and is recognized as the league champion. Red’s role throughout the later arcs would change, but he always remains a constant in the Pokémon Adventures series, even if he wasn’t the focus of the story.
 
Movies (Japanese Release Dates):
  1. Pokémon: The First Movie—Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998)
  2. Pokémon: The Movie 2000—The Power of One (1999)
  3. Pokémon 3: The Movie—Spell of the Unown (2000)
  4. Pokémon 4Ever—Celebi: Voice of the Forest (2001)
  5. Pokémon Heroes (2002)
  6. Pokémon: Jirachi Wish Maker (2003)
  7. Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys (2004)
  8. Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew (2005)
  9. Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea (2006)
  10. Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai (2007)
  11. Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior (2008)
  12. Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life (2009)
  13. Pokémon: Zoroark: Master of Illusions (2010)
  14. Pokémon the Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram &
    Pokémon the Movie: White—Victini and Zekrom
     (2011)
  15. Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice (2012)
  16. Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened (2013)
  17. Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction (2014)
  18. Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages (2015)
Jen is still around, so we are talking with him!
Pachinko starts off the podcast, then Alan tells us a bit of how he acted while he visited Japan.
He used the technique called Gaijin Smash.
Josh talks about his obsession with AK-Bingo.
Alan talks about the horrible Arkham Knight update to PC.
Josh doesn’t know what voxel is and calls it vexel. And thinks its pixels.
That sparks a whole pixel conversation.
Alan brings up that Candy Crush was bought for billions of dollars.
Then we discuss whales, and why mobile games hunt them.
Josh talks about a free game he downloaded. Pay wall killed it for him.
Then he talks about Idle Games.
Jen thought he meant Idol Games. Like pop groups.
Then Jen talks about someone making a physical Hearthstone deck, and research shows he meant to say it was someone in China that made it.
Then Jen bring up Yu-Gi-Oh, and Josh gets mad and tells a story.
Alan shares some silly things about the Magic the Gathering TCG.
And it falls into a Yu-Gi-Oh filled episode.
And it seems Jen and the guys both can’t stand the pro elite card game duelists.
Then we talk about how crazy the ‘Season 0’ really is.
With strange anime based on games, we talk about Beyblade.
And good ol’ Dragonball Z takes the spotlight.
Gundam Wing recycles scenes to make more content.
Mike watched a different variety of anime than what we watched on YTV.
Es…ca…flow…neeEEE!
And we talk about all the mecha anime.
Josh asks if anyone has a favourite Manga that made a terrible Anime.
Josh is sad they dropped the ball on Hyper Police.
Mike brings us that european dubs can be far worse.
Alan brings it back to DBZ.
Josh tells a story of Dragonball GT, maybe its true?
Frieza has a cool metal song written about him.
Josh tells about other cool metal songs in DBZ dubs, with Mike’s help.
Then Josh continues into talking about Baybymetal.
The we all talk about random stuff leading into a discussion about Japanese customs.