Travis4

Joined 01/23/2012

Web developer and all-around geek.
https://travisnewman.me

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Ars Technica has an exclusive preview of what may come with the SteamPal, but in short, imagine the GPD Win types of handheld PCs, but with docking capability similar to the Switch and Steam Controller features.

It currently appears to be targeting Linux, which makes sense considering how much work Valve has put into its Wine distribution, Proton, making gaming on Linux *far* easier than it has ever been.

I hope there are some high end and low end entry points for this, as I could imagine using it for Steam Remote Play Anywhere, sitting in my car at lunch playing some games streamed from my PC at home, or as a full-on powerful device in its own right.

While I'm glad the technology in the Steam Controller is still being used, I'm still bummed that we only got the initial release and that they were canceled. I would have loved to have seen the evolution of that design. Maybe that's coming too! It's Valve, so it's hard to tell.

Check out the full report on Ars Technica:
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/05/exclusive-valve-is-making-a-switch-like-portable-gaming-pc/


We're gearing up for more episodes of Cheerful Ghost Radio, but while those new episodes are baking in the oven, we've done some spring cleaning and found this old episode in the couch cushions. The Nintendo Switch just turned four in March, and we recorded this never before heard episode last year about our opinions of the Switch after *three* years. Listen back to our thoughts on the Switch without the past year to inform us, and also hear which things we wanted back then that we got!


We are mere hours away from more Wandavision! Prepare yourself by joining us for our thoughts on the first half, and thoughts on what's to come! We also talk about some other Marvel TV properties and how they all fit together, and which ones may stick around in canon.


The holiday season is coming to an end, but if you're itching for more, ring in the new year with some Life Day leftovers, as we review the Lego Star Wars Holiday Special! Can a Star Wars Holiday Special succeed without a singing Bea Arthur? Listen and find out! We also talk about some of the recent announcements from Disney about upcoming Star Wars content.


It's time again for the annual Cheerful Ghost Radio Ho-Ho-Holiday Special!

We talk about what we've been playing and watching, the recent console launches, and the stuff we might hope to find under the tree this year.



Happy DOOMsgiving! In this episode, we talk about the impact of DOOM, one of the greatest and most notorious games ever created, and review it's first episode titled "Knee-Deep in the Dead."


In this spooky episode of Dreadful Ghost Radio, Timogorgon, Travis BOOman, and Jon DEADson take a time out from the real world horror that is 2020 to discuss some of our favorite horror movies and Halloween traditions, after talking about what we've been playing and watching over the past few weeks.


Welcome back! It's been a minute. In this episode of Cheerful Ghost Radio we dive into all the things we have been playing and watching, and talk about a few positive things that have happened. You don't want to miss Tim's murder squirrel story.


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In what may be the biggest gaming deal ever, Microsoft has purchased Zenimax for $7.5 Billion. That's almost twice what Disney paid for Star Wars, just to put that in perspective.

This means they now own Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, ZeniMax Online Studios, Arkane, MachineGames, Tango Gameworks, Alpha Dog, and Roundhouse Studios.

This gives Microsoft a huge swath of exclusives going forward. While they've said they're excited to bring these games to Xbox and PC, they haven't specifically said that new games from these studios won't come to PS5, but it's very doubtful they'd pay $7.5 billion and keep making games for their competitors. While they're now ironically publishing a few timed Sony exclusives, it's a fairly safe assumption that when the Elder Scrolls 6 finally releases, for example, it'll be Xbox and PC exclusive. In, y'know, 2035.

I really only want to play most of the games that this acquisition affects on PC, so this isn't a huge hit for me, but this definitely cuts into the argument that Sony has the best exclusives. Right now, they definitely do, but give it a couple years and things will change.

What's most surprising about all of this honestly, is that it didn't leak. Nobody was talking about this at all.

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/09/21/welcoming-bethesda-to-the-xbox-family/?ocid=Parterships_soc_omc_xbo_tw_Video_buy_9.21.1


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