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FReality is a Virtual Reality and Immersive Tech Podcast recorded live every Saturday at 7pm Europe, 6pm UK and 12 midday in Central US. We're four content creators passionate about Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality. We cover the latest VR, AR & MR news and stories each week. Join us live or catch up with old video episodes on our F.Reality YouTube channel. Previously known as the VR Inside Podcast.
 
No Consoles for Old Men is a monthly show that discusses all things related to video games (Yes, even consoles occasionally). It is a virtual walk down memory lane from the time of video games earliest days to all the news about what's hot now. You'll hear our thoughts on the different genres of games, specific game reviews, themed discussions on the effects of gaming on our culture and much, much more. Mostly we're just going to have a lot of fun talking about our favorite hobby (addiction? ...
 
Know How...Gaming: Get your gaming on! Jason Howell and Ars Technica's Sam Machkovech bring you 12 episodes and cover it all, from tips and tricks, consoles, gaming rigs, controllers, Virtual Reality, classic gaming, live gameplay, mobile gaming, console hacking, and more! Plus, they'll wrap up with a holiday game guide. Although the show is no longer in production, you can enjoy episodes from the TWiT Archives.
 
Know How...Gaming: Get your gaming on! Jason Howell and Ars Technica's Sam Machkovech bring you 12 episodes and cover it all, from tips and tricks, consoles, gaming rigs, controllers, Virtual Reality, classic gaming, live gameplay, mobile gaming, console hacking, and more! Plus, they'll wrap up with a holiday game guide. Although the show is no longer in production, you can enjoy episodes from the TWiT Archives.
 
The Pop Culture Cosmos and the PCC Multiverse cover the latest news and trends in pop culture with Josh Pederson and Gerald Glassford giving you the latest info on what's going on in the world of movies, television, video games, sci-fi, comics, e-sports, consumer electronics, sports, anime and so much more! With a wide variety of guests we interview from all around the world sharing their thoughts on pop culture, our shows (Two episodes released weekly) help you keep up to date on what every ...
 
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EA is facing a Canadian loot box class action suit, Bethesda is accused of conspiring to destroy a competitor’s game, and Twitch is angering streamers with its DMCA policy. What a week! Other topics: Take Two places unskippable ads in NBA 2K21, Ubisoft is going all-in on cross-platform progression right before Amazon Luna’s launch, and Blizzard vet…
 
TJ Johnson steps in for Marcus this week as he and Gerald are talking if The Fast and Furious will truly end at movie #11, Quibi closes operations less than a year after it started, and Jared Leto as the Joker headed to the Justice League Snyder Cut. All this and Mac Marshall from Turtle Beach stops by to preview the holiday season for ROCCAT and T…
 
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, Hambone reviews Shudder’s Mortuary Collection, a series of shorts that skew way more Young Adult than I would have liked. On the flip side, I give my thoughts on the best horror TV show ever, and talk about why it is the best part of the whole Hannibal […] The post Mortuary Collection, Hannibal revisited, scariest h…
 
This week’s episode has only two official news items, but there’s a lot to discuss that didn’t quite make the list, including Sony’s controversial plan to update the fan speed on the fly by taking data from consoles already purchased, to the beautiful Ori Collector’s Edition bundle. This week’s Gaming Flashback: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Prince…
 
How a Croydon housewife baffled a 1930s ghost hunter - the author of The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, Kate Summerscale, talks to Matthew Sweet about her discovery of a dossier of interviews about a poltergeist "terrorising" Alma Fielding which made headlines in the 1938 Sunday Pictorial newspaper.30 artists interested in seances and spirituality are o…
 
Marcus De La Garza steps in for Josh this week as he and Gerald break down the importance of Star Trek to Paramount and CBS All-Access as Discovery begins Season 3. Plus the guys have on the plate for this week the success of HBO's Lovecraft Country, the bad luck for Hulu's Helstrom, the divisive critical acclaim for The Trial of The Chicago Seven …
 
We know Microsoft is sharing some next-gen revenue with GameStop, but how much? We discuss what we know about the deal, the missing pieces, and how it might impact the retailer’s survival. Other topics: Sony’s new PlayStation party recordings, Microsoft’s new comments about the Bethesda deal, Sega’s indelicate handling of crunch, and the September …
 
Marcus and Gerald are back as we're talking about Disney's major restructuring announcement, Joaquin Pheonix tries his hand with Napoleon, Coming 2 America moves to Amazon, and Dexter is coming back to Showtime, Jessica Boggs from the TV Ratings Guide is back talking "Un-Renewals" in her October TV update. Plus, Don't Look Up for Adam Mckay's next …
 
This week on Mai Tai Horror Hour, we are reviewing the entire second series of The Haunting of Bly Manor and checking to see how it compares to last year’s Haunting of Hill House. Our horror throwback is the 1988 remake of The Blob; one of the few remakes that are better than the original. […] The post The Haunting of Bly Manor, The Blob (1988), Hu…
 
Juggling Media Versus Sales, Future of FaZe Diversification, No One Is An Expert In this episode, Chris talks with With Jeff Pabst - CRO at FaZe Clan Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Anchor Show Notes Guest - Jeff Pabst LinkedIn Twitter Host - Chris Smith: LinkedIn Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/big-esports/message…
 
This week has Microsoft backing Epic against Apple, Nintendo telling people they don’t have controller drift and apologizing for controller drift, and some new games. The news includes: Level-5 has reportedly halted nearly all operations in North America Microsoft sides with Epic in its fight with Apple Nintendo is reducing the price of Switch Joyc…
 
Poet Daljit Nagra and crime writer Val McDermid discuss capturing different forms of speech, a sense of place, and politics - in a conversation organised with the Royal Society of Literature and Durham Book Festival, and hosted by presenter Shahidha Bari. Plus, how the medieval fable of Reynard the Fox has lessons for us all today. As a new transla…
 
Hey everyone! This week we have a bunch of games to talk about, including diving deep on Mario 64. But first we talk about how we are still obsessed with Hades, Bally discusses Minit and The Walking Dead Season 1 before Nbz goes crazy about Genshin Impact - a game with VERY clear influences. After the break we talk A LOT about Super Mario 64. Our h…
 
On our latest Pop Culture Cosmos, Josh and Gerald are here talking about the best of New York Comic-Con 2020 including MODOK, American Gods, The Stand, Invincible, The Watch, and Resident Alien. Plus The Boys and Star Trek Lower Decks season finale thoughts (no Spoilers), Turtle Beach Stealth 600 vs. 700, Gamestop's multi-year deal with Microsoft, …
 
Just five months after release (and, later, a strange un-release), Amazon has killed its second game, Crucible. Other topics include: GameStop’s latest attempt at redemption through a partnership with Microsoft, Epic vs. Apple split the win on the preliminary injunction as Judge Gonzalez Rogers shares some interesting Fortnite user stats, a chat ab…
 
Lukas Eggen from the Las-Vegas Review-Journal stops by to preview the next console war with the XBOX Series and Playstation 5, the video game he wants the most, and the state of E-Sports. Plus Benedict Cumberbatch gets recruited to mentor Spider-Man, more changes to many DC Films, Dune, The Matrix 4, and issues with Jurassic World Dominion, could F…
 
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, we kick off the month of Halloween with a modern zombie flick and a classic review. First up is the sequel to Train to Busan, Peninsula, a Korean ode to I am Legend, but without Will Smith and an incredibly asinine plot. Matt Giaquinto joins us to explain […] The post Peninsula, Return of the Living Dead, Laura Jane…
 
In ten years at Iron Galaxy, co-CEO Chelsea Blasko has helped grow the company from 13 to 175 employees with attention to empathy, emotional care, and making the 175 employees feel valued. The result? No crunch, low turnover, and high job satisfaction. In our discussion, Blasko discusses Iron Galaxy’s initiatives that focus on D&I, employee assista…
 
Directors of the Hermitage, the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the National Gallery, Singapore explain how they are dealing both with the challenge of Covid-19 and the greater accountability demanded by worldwide social justice movements. Anne McElvoy hosts a discussion organised in collaboration with Frieze Masters and Frieze London, ta…
 
Follow Esports Easier, Invest in the Community In this episode, Chris talks with Ben Goldhaber - Co-Founder & CEO at Juked Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Anchor Show Notes Guest - Ben Goldhaber LinkedIn Twitter Host - Chris Smith: LinkedIn Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/big-esports/message…
 
Biographers of Tom Stoppard, Sylvia Pankhurst and a little known SS soldier compare notes. How does the process differ if your subject is alive, if their story has already been enshrined in history, if they were active in the Nazi regime? Anne McElvoy talks to three authors about researching and writing a life history and the journeys it has taken …
 
On this week's episode, Josh and Gerald are talking No Time to Die and Fast and Furious 9 getting delayed again, the Monster Hunter movie gets moved up, initial thoughts on Josh's Congratulations You Suck book, Gangs on London on AMC, and our Fall Gaming Preview. ROCCAT ELO 7.1 Headset used by Gerald on show NOW AVAILABLE on Amazon: https://amzn.to…
 
CDPR has broken a promise to clean up its crunch culture, giving us a springboard to talk about why crunch happens, how it hurts developers, and what external forces are acting against studios. Other topics include: Take Two back in court over digital reproductions of tattoos, Ubisoft’s plan to fix Hyperscape, an update on Epic vs. Apple, and news …
 
We talk to Blake J. Harris and Jonah Tulis, directors of the hit documentary Console Wars, now on CBS All-Access about the film, the relating book, and working with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg on an accompanying television series. Plus Marcus De La Garza and Gerald are back with thoughts on Jamie Foxx returning as Electro to Sony and Marvel's Spid…
 
From Roman emperor Septimius Severus to Senegal's Signares to the ten days in Harlem that Fidel Castro used to link up with African leaders at the UN, through to the missed opportunity to enshrine racial equality in post war negotiations following World War I; Olivette Otele, Simon Hall and Jake Hodder share their research findings with New Generat…
 
It’s an all music episode of Mai Tai Happy Hour this week as we review a ton of interesting music and a rock documentary that I’ve been dying to check out since right before COVID started. First up. Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero is now available on Amazon Prime and it tells the tale of a […] The post Brainiac documentary, emo Machine Gun Kelly…
 
New critical biographies of Sylvia Plath and Seamus Heaney and a reissue of Anne Sexton's poems prompt a conversation for National Poetry Day about our image of a poet. Is it possible to separate a poet's life from their work? Shahidha Bari is joined by New Generation Thinkers Sophie Oliver and Peter Mackay, and by Plath biographer Heather Clark. A…
 
Football Meets Esports, Asia As A Cheap Growth Market, Fostering A Culture In Talon In this episode, Chris talks with Sean Zhang - CEO & Cofounder at Talon Esports Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Anchor Show Notes Guest - Sean Zhang LinkedIn Twitter Host - Chris Smith: LinkedIn Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/big-esp…
 
Nintendo has finally given a launch window for their next console, while TJ is slightly distracted by the Chiefs. This week’s news includes: Titanfall 3 is in development at Respawn As 2020 ends, so does FarmVille Among Us 2 cancelled in favor of ongoing work on the current game Amazon is also warning Xbox Series X preorder customers that their con…
 
Hey everyone! This week we are obsessed with the latest Switch release from Supergiant: Hades. But before we dive deep on this new action rogue lite, we talk about the other announcements from the Nintendo Partner Showcase. We've also been playing Super Punch Patrol the latest from Gunman Clive creator Bertil Horberg, as well as bouncing between th…
 
Jeff Pearlman, author of the #1 Basketball Biography on Amazon, Three-Ring Circus, stops by to share thoughts on the book and the Los Angeles Lakers dynasty of the early 2000s. Josh and Gerald also return to talk a new Nick Fury series to Disney Plus, The Boys massive success on Amazon creates a spin-off, and a new Hawkman for DC. Plus Josh also ha…
 
What. A. Week. Get ready for in-depth conversation about the Bethesda acquisition (and what it means for exclusivity), and how corporate finance makes the world go ‘round. We also have some thoughts from a lawyer who has worked on huge acquisitions. Other stories: Amazon Luna cloud gaming platform, more Epic vs. Apple, and a listener question about…
 
On our latest PCC Multiverse, XBOX buys Bethesda, what will this do for the landscape of the console marketplace? We also share thoughts on the Console Wars documentary on All-Access and ask if No Man's Sky Origins update will finally bring you into the game? All this and Disney makes major movie schedule changes, a brand new Wandavision trailer, J…
 
Edmund Fawcett's latest book focuses on the historic and contemporary conflicts in Conservatism. He describes how the constant tensions within the Conservative political thought have been exposed and what it might mean for the continuation of the tradition.Paul Vallely argues that philanthropy is about more than mere altruism. It is always an expre…
 
This week on Mai Tai Happy Hour, the video game console wars of 2020 heat up as both Sony and Microsoft reveal pricing and launch preorders to a rabid fanbase that murdered servers to get a next-gen console. Good luck getting one, because they are all sold out. Meanwhile, I accidentally told Hambone to watch […] The post 2020 Console Wars, The Vow …
 
So, a day before the Xbox Series X preorder launch (which after the podcast was a complete shitshow), Microsoft drops the mic by announcing they just essentially purchased The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Prey, DOOM, and other major properties. Not much else to talk about, really. The game news includes: Microsoft purchases ZeniMax for $7.5B Bethesda’s …
 
Florida Native, Being The New Kid On The Block & Government Support In this episode, Chris talks with Justin Stefanovic - VP Global Partnerships at Misfits Gaming Group Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Anchor Show Notes Guest - Justin Stefanovic LinkedIn Host - Chris Smith: LinkedIn Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/big…
 
How German argument differs from English, the links between Arabic and Chinese and different versions of The 1001 Nights to the use of slang and multiple languages in the work of young performers and writers in the West Midlands: John Gallagher looks at a series of research projects at different UK universities which are exploring the impact and be…
 
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