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Pulse!n Episode 87 – PAX East Will Reap Your Soul

News

Sony is making a Zombie MMO
Heartbleed and what it means to you
Blizzard’s new file format is a game changer
EA was dethroned.. the worst company in America is Comcast
PAX: Blizzard announces the first expansion pack for Hearthstone!
PAX: Harmonix has GRAND plans to revive Rock Band & Dance Central

What The… Moment of the Week

Soda Drinker Pro coming to Xbox One

The Rapid Pulse

If you are a Club Nintendo member, Super Mario World is available for 200 coins til 5/11
PAX is coming to San Antonio, TX on 1/23/2015 for the first PAX South
On 4/22, five 3DS games will be dropped to $29.99: Mario Kart 7, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, New Super Mario Bros. 2, and Super Mario 3D Land.
Oculus Rift sales are at 85,000, dev kit 2.0 at 25,000
Attack on Titan is coming to Toonami n May 3rd at 11:30pm
Congratulations to Nirvana for getting into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame!

Commercial Break

Our commercial this week is APEX Radio and Bret “The Hitman” Hart battling an egg to make an omelette.

Geek Culture Segment

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Review – We take a look at the Crusader Class, Act V, Adventure Mode, Nephalem Rifts, The Mystic, Art, the OST, and more!

Plug of the Week

Kripparian – The first to defeat Diablo on Hardcore Inferno MP10, avid player of Hearthstone and Path of Exile!

Kripp’s Twitch: www.twitch.tv/NL_Kripp
Kripp’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Kripparrian

Song of the Week

Urzael battle theme from Reaper of Souls OST

Length: 84:22

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Pulse!n Episode 86 – We’re Brave By Default

Pulse!n returns once again with another edition of the podcast! This is what went down this week

News

Google TV to be relaunched as Android TV
Want more RAM for your PC? How about a single 128GB stick?
360 Emulation on Xbox One?
Excavation of ET Carts given the go ahead

What The… Moment of the Week

Mazda recalls cars due to spiders

The Rapid Pulse

Just a reminder that support for Windows XP has officially ended
Hearthstone is now available for the iPad
Xbox One gains YouTube support, but no Live Streaming yet
Super Smash Bros will be out on 3DS this summer and the Wii U this winter
Fulgore has been added to Killer Instinct along with a story mode
Monopoly is about to get a dose of Zelda and Pokemon. These special editions launch on 8/21

Commercial Break

This week’s commercial break features the Forearms & Funk Podcast, and a snippet from one of my favorite animes, Desert Punk

Geek Culture Segment

Bravely Default Review – We take a look at the story of the game, the battle system, job system, graphics, soundtrack and more as we review this latest title for the Nintendo 3DS.

Plug of the Week

RetrowareTV – A Site dedicated to old school gaming with reviews, articles, and a multitude of podcasts. If you’re into gaming back in the 70s, 80s, and 90s, then this is a website you should probably check out!

Official Website: http://www.retrowaretv.com
Twitter: @RetroWareTV

Song of the Week

The Ultimate Warrior’s theme song

Length: 74:54

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Pulse!n Episode 85 – Pulse la Pulse

No April Fools here.. Pulse!n Radio is back with its Season 8 premier! Here’s what went down on this episode

News

Valve’s top VR expert joins Oculus Rift
Notch pulls Minecraft out of Oculus Rift
How to cancel your Oculus Rift preorder
Have $3000 to spend? Buy this new nVidia card
Amazon announces Fire TV
Microsoft says Windows 8.1 will only be free on tablets with screens 9″ or smaller

What The… Moment of the Week

Wolfenstein: The Order Collector’s Edition is $100 and doesn’t come with the game!? What the…?

The Rapid Pulse

The Last of Us will be ported to PS4 with Updated Graphics
No Halo movie, but a digital feature is coming later this year
Cameras are set to replace sideview mirrors in cars by 2018
Windows Phone 8.1 will have its own Siri.. her name… Cortana

Commercial Break

This week’s commercial features Radio Influence as well as Guile’s Theme Goes with Everything: Best Cry Ever!

Geek Culture Segment

Kill la Kill Review: We break down the story, character development, and the amazing soundtrack. WARNING: THERE ARE MASSIVE SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW!! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!

Plug of the Week

Sophie Chan – She is a manga illustrator who has a YouTube channel dedicated to her artwork and her dream of becoming a mangaka.

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Sophiechan90
Twitter: @Sophiechan90

Song of the Week

Light Your Heart Up (Kill la Kill OST)

Length: 115:35

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Pulse!n Episode 84 – A Geeky Battle Royal

Pulse!n Radio is back for our big Season 7 Finale!! Unfortunately, Nick wasn’t able to make the show, but we were joined by Pulse!n’s Producer and host of the Independent Roundtable, Jason Namako… the Host and Co-Host of The AFK Podcast, Simon Wan and Josh Dickens, AND, we were joined by our favorite resident cosplaying pro-wrestler/geek, Leva Bates!! In a roundtable style show, here is what we talked about!

News

Mark Zuckerburg/Facebook Buys Oculus VR for $2 Billion
Sony introduces Project Morpheus.. it’s answer to Oculus Rift
Microsoft responds by stating they’re working on an AR Headset
Diablo III Coming to Xbox One
Unreal Engine 4 now available for the public
Amazon’s Game Console isn’t a Console afterall
MST3K To make a comeback.. sort of

The Rapid Pulse

Watch_Dogs has an extra hour of gameplay on PS3/PS4
The Xbox One Titanfall bundle has been reduced to $449 at Wal-Mart
Microsoft will pay you $100 to ditch your XP machine.. up from last week’s $50
Bryce Papenbrook is the voice of Eren Jaeger in FUNimation’s Attack on Titan dub… thank God it wasn’t Vic Mignonga!

Commercial Break

This week’s commercial features APEX Radio and a clip from The Critic because I just love The Critic

Geek Culture Segment

Pulse!n goes AFK with Simon, Josh, Jason, and Leva!! We ask “What have you been playing lately?”, Things looking forward to in the coming months, we play a game of trivia and then Josh Dickens talks about Dcodering and Leva talks about her upcoming appearances at shows and events!

Plug of the Week

Anime3000 – A great site focusing on podcasts dealing with the worlds of anime and manga from news to series reviews!

http://www.anime3000.com

Song of the Week

Bravely Default – Horizon of Light and Shadow remix by DJ CUTMAN

Length: 115:07

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Pulse!n Episode 83 – Chromecast Aside Lightning Returns

News

Scientists discover Big Bang
Mark Zuckerburg asks Obama to stop spying on Facebook
Capcom reveals Decapre as new USF4 Character
Bioshock coming to your browser!
Roku launches its own Chromecast
Microsoft will pay you to stop using Windows XP

The Rapid Pulse

Sword Art Online is now on Netflix
Watch_Dogs will contain 100 Hours of Gameplay
Playstation Now game rentals are starting to appear in the PS Store
Amazon is hiking up Prime to $99/year
Vita is getting Hulu and Red Box apps
If you’re a fan of Mega Man music, The Megas have History Repeating: Red up for pre-order

Commercial Break

This week’s commercial is Forearms & Funk and MAGIC MISSILE!!!

Geek Culture Segment

We highlight the Wondershare Media Center Windows app that allows you to stream PC media to Chromecast. We talk about the pros and cons, what’s supported, what works, and more! If Wondershare isn’t your thing, we also mention how Plex is now FREE for Chromecast users!

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Review – We talk about the game.. the story so far.. the new battle system, schemata, overall gameplay features, and our colorful impressions of the game as a whole.

Plug of the Week

Mega Man Battle Network Chrono X – A fan game five years in the making as an unofficial sequel to Battle Network 6. Demo 4.0 is available with 4.1 coming soon which will add online play.

Official Site: http://www.mmbnchronox.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Megaman-Battle-Network-Chrono-X/167949956561811
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mmbncx

Song of the Week

“Indestructable” by The Next Door

Length: 88:20

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Pulse!n Episode 82 – Ellen Page Probably Hates this Review

News

Sony of America CEO, Jack Tretton, steps down
Keiji Inafune unveils Azure Striker Gunvolt
Intel’s 800Gbps Cables
Boeing Black: The Phone that Self Destructs
Flappy Bird Might be Back
pCell Makes 4G look like Dial Up
Plextor Makes an SSD for Gamers

The Rapid Pulse

Attack on Titan is up to 31 Million copies in circulation
Wildstar will be releasing on June 3
The Witcher 3 delayed until February 2015
Titanfall’s 48GB Install is the result of Uncompressed Audio

Commercial Break

This week it’s Radio Influence and a clip from The Simpsons with a spoof on Andy Griffith

Geek Culture Segment

The Last of Us DLC Review: We take a look at the campaign, the characters, the gameplay, favorite moments, and how pissed Ellen Page is at the fact that Ellie got her own story and it still has nothing to do with Ellen Page.

Plug of the Week

Josh Dickens from The AFK Podcast has created a great service called DCoderRing… You can send text as a link that will delete itself upon arrival and opening, making it a great & secure way to send messages to one another while remaining private. It uses military grade 256-bit encryption to do the job. An Android version is coming soon, but right now, you can try it out on their website.

Official Site: www.dcodering.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/dcodering

Song of the Week

“Ai Ai Ai ni Utarete Bye Bye Bye” by FLOW

Length: 73:51

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Pulse!n Episode 80 – Geek Is… Television

News

Comcast and Netflix Strike Deal to increase speed
The Godzilla Trailer happened. Thoughts.
Oculus Rift runs out of resources, stops production
Asheron’s Call goes free and more!
Atlus confirms four new Persona games for North America
Digital Revenue will overtake retail in two years
Samsung’s Galaxy S5 has arrived

The Rapid Pulse

Killer Instinct’s soundtrack is coming in March
Sony puts Ni no Kuni on sale for $9.99 ($6.99 for PSN+) making it its lowest digital price to date.
PS4 sells 322,000 units in Japan on opening weekend
Twitch streaming coming to Xbox One on March 11th
Facebook E-Mail shutting down because no one used it…. Wait.. Facebook had E-Mail?

Commercial Break

A commercial from Ghostbusters dedicated to the late, great Harold Ramis

Geek Culture Segment

Geek Is…. Television: This week we discuss our top three shows that one should watch in order to be considered a geek.

Plug of the Week

Jillian Aversa – A girl who started off as a remixer on Overclocked Remix and then evolved into a solo artist and is now currently touring with Video Games Live

Website: www.jillianaversa.com
Twitter: @JillianAversa
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JillianAversa
Video Games Live: videogameslive.com

Song of the Week

Main theme from Fairy Tail

Length: 70:48

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Pulse!n Episode 79 – Chromecast Our Podcast

Pulse!n Radio is back once again bringing you your weekly dose of Geek Culture! Here’s what was talked about on today’s show:

News

Nintedo Direct for February
FF7 Director Said he Wants to Do a Remake
Attack on Titan Smartphone App to have Side Stories
J-Stars Victory Vs – All 52 Characters Revealed
The Moon has better internet than you do
Google Fiber developing 10Gbit/s Internet
Marty McFly shoes coming in 2015
Bioshock Studio Irrational Games is Shutting Down

The Rapid Pulse

Sony sold 5.3 Million PS4s in Japan pre-launch
Ryse: Son of Rome: Mars’ Chosen Pack DLC Coming 2/28
Microsoft is testing lower priced digital games, selling them at $39.99
Metal Gear Solid V’s PS4 Version will get a Special Edition
In World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, after your free lvl 90, it will cost $60 if you want to boost any other character to lvl 90.

Commercial Break

This week we highlighted Radio Under the Influence

Geek Culture Segment

Product Review: Google Chromecast – We talked about the functionality and performance of Google’s $35 HDMI dongle as well as some of the initial round of apps since the open availability of the SDK. Apps such as AllCast, DayFrame, TubeCast, GR8CTZ, Juice, LocalCast, and Plex were highlighted.

Plug of the Week

Evan Burse / Cartoon Block – Evan Burse is a YouTuber that teaches you how to draw. His style is mainly in the American Comic Book Style, but also does Anime/Manga style as well. His video also show different methods and tricks to achieve the kind of drawing you’re looking for!

Cartoon Block Channel: http://www.youtube.com/cartoonblock
Evan’s Video Blog: http://www.youtube.com/user/cartoonblockuncut
Evan’s Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1713540701/cartoon-block-sketches-vol-1-the-art-of-evan-burse

Song of the Week

“Faraway” from the Little Busters! OST (Performed by Animenz)

Length: 84:41

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Pulse!n Episode 78 – Flappy Bird Sucks

J.J. “The Dog Whisperer” Piedra and “OneManX” Nick Gray are back with another episode of Pulse!n Radio! Here is what was discussed on this episode:

News

DARPA asks IBM to build a CPU that self destructs
New Game Engine: Outtera… can render planets seamlessly
Recapping the 2014 DICE awards
Netflix Wants in Your Head
Gamestop offers condoms and redbull for Infamous Second Son
I’ll take a Burger, some Fries and a Pod of Coke
Comcast Buys Time Warner

The Rapid Pulse

NIS America licenses Toaru Hikushi e no Koiuta for U.S. Release
Naruto was #1 Manga in bookstores in January, beating out Attack on Titan
Half of PS4 users subscribe to PSN Plus
Hayao Miyazaki nominated for the Eisner Hall of Fame
Cancel Valentine’s Day because Titanfall starts its beta on Feb. 14th

Commercial Break

This week’s commercial break is the PS4 Japanese Commercial because I love the song. No other reason.

Geek Culture Segment

We review Flappy Bird.. we talk about its success, Dong Nguyen pulling it off the market, the clones it spawned, how it became an APK and so much more.

Plug of the Week

Rock Sugar – A mash up cover band spearheaded by Jess Harnell .. the voice of Wakko Warner, Crash Bandicoot, and Spyro the Dragon as well as the announcer for America’s Funniest Home Videos

Rock Sugar’s Official Website
Rock Sugar’s Official Twitter

Song of the Week

“Before My Body is Dry” by Mika Kobayashi (Kill la Kill OST)

Length: 74:53

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Pulse!n Episode 77 – Geek Is… Movies

News

Hayao Miyazaki wins Annie award for writing The Wind Rises
Ex-Ubisoft devs unveil ReRoll and attempt to turn real life into a game.
PS4 Firmware update to unlock Sony’s 7.1 Surround Sound Pulse Headset
A flood of ChromeCast apps are coming
Nintendo considering mergers and acquisitions?
Amazon buys Double Helix Games

The Rapid Pulse

Nintendo has sold 15 Million 3DS units in Japan alone.
Thanks to GTA V, Take Two’s revenue topped $2 Billion in 2014 Q3
Speaking of GTA V.. they’ve shipped 32.5 Million Copies.
Minecraft has also surpassed 14 million copies sold on the PC alone!
FUNimation delays Season 2 of Dragon Ball Z’s Blu-Ray until March 4th

Commercial Break

We feature Radio Under the Influence, Forearms & Funk and a classic Family Guy moment in real life Jeopardy!

Geek Culture Segment

First installment of What You Need to be a Geek.. we detail our top 3 movies each that you need to watch in order to call yourself a geek.

Plug of the Week

Tristan “Arkada” Gallant / Glass Reflection
Honest anime reviews, New Gaming Channel

Glass Reflection – http://www.youtube.com/user/GRArkada
Arkada Gaming – http://www.youtube.com/user/ArkadaGaming
Arkada on Twitch – http://www.twitch.tv/GRArkada

Song of the Week

TWISTER (Gang Remix) – The World Ends With You

Length: 64:20

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