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ESH Podcast # 314: Will The Death Star Get Big Round Ears

D-E-A-T-H S-T-A-R It is so hard to cover ever awesome thing that happens in the nerdverse, but our lovable sistahs do it with as much class and sass as they can muster. Panda spent some time with real people this week as she wandered again into the world of Table Top Gaming. Cards Against Humanity […]

CES 2012: It Begins

Electronic Entertainment Expos are exhausting. There are way to many people. Not enough places to take a break and sit down. There isn’t enough time to take a break to sit down in any case on any day, so that last statement really shouldn’t matter. Four hours in you realize you aren’t going to make it to all of the appointments you set up nor are you going to be able to see much of anything because you my friend, are a single, solitary, mere mortal.

It’s a crushing realization. So, “what keeps you motivated to continually subject yourself to attending events like this?” you might ask. (You are so polite.)Razer Logo Why, all the new gadget announcements (like the one Razer made today) that restoreth my nerd soul and keep me trekking through Central Hall, when I really just want a Dove bar and a back rub.

Earlier today, Razer announced a prototype tablet device that they believe will change the mobile gaming world. They just might be on to something. Razer has always been know for turning out high performance gaming gear: easily customizable PC keyboards (Anansi), better-than-pin-point precision mice (Naga), and – to be frank – one of the better Xbox 360 controllers I’ve ever owned (Onza). Recently, Razer kicked the game up another level buy creating what they call “the world’s first true gaming laptop” (the blade) which is just a dirty, sexy, beast of a machine. Go ahead and click that link. I’ll wait until you get back to finish what I have to say.

That thing is just sick, isn’t it? Now that we both had a second to nerd out about that gorgeous gaming machine neither of us will ever own in this reality, let’s focus on a new device from Razer that isn’t quite part of this reality either.

Mistress Fiona

Project Fiona announced today at CES in Las Vegas is a prototype tablet gaming rig that the fine (read amazeballs) development team at Razer have been showing off (and are open for developers to partner with to craft some fantastic gaming experiences with) today at their booth in South Hall 3. I’ll give you the short list of why this device intrigues me. (Yes, me, the non-PC gamer.)

  1. The device will have an Intel Core i7 processor
  2. It promises to deliver Dolby 7.1 surround sound
  3. It offers both multitouch and dual honest-to-god physical controllers

In this one prototype, Razer has addressed the complaints of many mid-level to hardcore gamers that demand more than what the current mobile gaming juggernauts can provide. Gamers outside of the casual group (and even some within the group) will tell you that on their current mobile devices’ sound outright sucks. If the damned thing doesn’t have any physical buttons it should, and if it does have buttons it doesn’t have a touchscreen which makes it utterly useless. The really picky ones will mention that it doesn’t have enough power to run better looking, faster/lengthier games…which is why they went back to PC gaming/their console. I will even admit that I have fallen into that last group myself a time or two, but what Razer offers with this new prototype is unadulterated power in an ultra-portable form.

If you still aren’t very curious about the device, I’ll ask you to remember that Project Fiona is estimated to release at a sub-$1000 price (mathematics proves $999.99 ≠ $1000.00), it will run a full-on “hybrid” PC environment, and feature a 1280×800 screen resolution.

I haven’t been hands on with the device myself yet, but hope to put my little paws on it soon. Until I do, hit up the gallery and enjoy the nerdc0re photos.

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Like I said, they just might be on to something.

Episode 276: Things That Whrrrr and Bzzzz and Brrrr

For once I think Navi has a point…Oh and before I forget Watch Out!

It’s that special time of the week where the sistahs come together and share their most treasured thoughts with the interwebs.

pffffft…I couldn’t even keep a straight face as I typed that. So with that here comes the pipping hot fresh episode of the ESH.

This week’s episode finally puts us in 2012 with some of Ninja and Panda’s thoughts on the ever-glorious CES.

But before we get to the good bits–and trust me I’m going to give it to you– I want to share with you guys the hilarity that was all of the titles that were in the running for next top ESH title.

Honorable Mentions for this week’s episode:

I Like the Idea of Physics, I Just Can’t Do It

I Have a Red Flag Flapping in the Breeze In the Back of My Mind

I Don’t Like How Much Power You Have

You Should Be Exposed For the Chicken-Eating Ho Lover You Are

Bohemians! Hippies! People From California!

There’s No More Room In the Bag of Sound — It’s Full of Sound

It’s Like Matching Bras and Panties

That Was Going To Be an Amazing Podcast Title, But You Stopped Yourself

It’s Been Dead More Than Two Years and the Word “Vista” Still Causes Laughter

Can you guys tell who said what? (I can-but I’d be cheating)

Now without further interruptions, here is ESH Podcast Episode 276: Things That Whrrr and Bzzzz and Brrrr

Episode 272: I Want a Fluffy Muff For Christmas

Holiday shopping season is here, and this week the ladies of ESH share their purchase recommendations for the geeks/nerds/gamers nearest and dearest to you.

Gadgets

NinJa leads off with the AppleTV. At $99 dollars it’s a fantastic gift for the geek/nerd that wants their entire iTunes collection available on the living room (or man cave) big screen TV.

Panda chimes adding a gadget specifically aimed at gamers with the Astro Gaming Headset, and goes big by adding in the Astro Mixamp and PS3 conversion cable to make this gift the one headset to rule them all. A40+Mixamp bundle $279, additional PS3 chat cable $9.99. (Roughly $290 total.)

Anime

NinJa recommends Trigun: Complete Box Series from Amazon.com (Now listed at $38.99) and Eden of the East Complete Series in a BluRay/DVD combo pack on Amazon for $19.49.

Panda recommends BluRay/DVD combo pack found on Amazon for $34.99.

Games

For the games list, you are just going to have to grab a beverage and enjoy ESH Podcast Episode 272: I Want a Fluffy Muff for Christmas

Episode 234: This Is What Happens When We Miss a Week

We’re back, and with a new tangent filled episode for your enjoyment. Join the ladies this week as they talk Verizon iPhone, Thuggies, Tron Legacy and the “anime” feature flick, Princes.

NinJa kicks off the show with some thoughts about the recent release of the Apple iPhone 4 on the Verizon network and what she hopes it will mean for those who stick with the device on AT&T before going on to her new-found fascination with the Canadian created Thuggie

That get’s followed up by Pandalicious’ reaction to the Danish live-action/anime hybrid feature film, Princes which is currently available on her favorite streaming service, Netflix. To say that Princes is NSFW is an understatement. According to NinJa, it’s just pure “not safe for watching!”

Just take a listen to the episode and decide for yourself. Grab that cup of awesome and enjoy ESH: Podcast Episode 234: This Is What Happens When We Miss a Week.

Episode 233: Bulletstorm: It’s Perfect for Black History Month

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Hello Monday, it’s time for a new episode of the ESH Podcast, are you ready?

In this week’s episode the ladies from the Land of ESH discuss a bunch of things, but mostly talk about Epic Games upcoming release of the game Bulletstorm

After delving through all of the expletive-laden and gore-filled details they can remember from their hands-on time with the Bulletstorm demo on Xbox 360, the ladies then move on to explore Pandalicious’ new-found Netflix addition: the FX show Damages and her first reaction to the new XtendPlay Controller Enhancement from Xwerx*. Then NinJaSistah rounds out the show with her thoughts on Sony’s PSP2 NGP device announcement and the state of mobile gaming from the console makers.

It’s a fun show that just can’t help but start off on a tanget, so grab a cup of go juice and enjoy ESH Podcast Episode 233: Bulletstorm: It’s Perfect for Black History Month

Episode 231: Suction Cups For The Win!

Suction Cups FTW!

Another Monday, another episode of the ESH Podcast is ready for consumption… and this one is about the sistah’ CES 2011 experience.

Curious? Of course you are.

In this episode the ladies breakdown what they thought about what they saw at CES 2011. Sure, they weren’t there physically, but they did have some eyes and ears on the ground thanks to Evermore and our Las Vegas FreeLoader freelance writer. The episodes contains some thoughts about Speck, Dijit, Jawbone, our friends, Blue Microphones, Scosche and soooo much more.

Don’t Wait!

Get Episode 231: Suction Cups For The Win!

Episode 231: Suction Cups For The Win!

Suction Cups FTW!

Another Monday, another episode of the ESH Podcast is ready for consumption… and this one is about the sistah’ CES 2011 experience.

Curious? Of course you are.

In this episode the ladies breakdown what they thought about what they saw at CES 2011. Sure, they weren’t there physically, but they did have some eyes and ears on the ground thanks to Evermore and our Las Vegas FreeLoader freelance writer. The episodes contains some thoughts about Speck, Dijit, Jawbone, our friends, Blue Microphones, Scosche and soooo much more.

Don’t Wait!

Get Episode 231: Suction Cups For The Win!

Episode 230: 3D Is Dangerous for Your Turtle

Ah, Tuesday, we meet again. At least this time you brought a brand new episode of the ESH Podcast with you, so that’s cool.

This episode has gadgets, and anime so get ready!

In this week’s episode the ladies do a brief summary of CES 2011 – which ends up not being so brief – before jumping in the anime series’ Last Exile and Eden of the East Both anime series get high praise from NinJaSistah, while Panda is a little more on the “meh” side as she didn’t do her homework, but it’s still more fun than going to the dentist.

So grab a cup of “go” juice and enjoy ESH Podcast Episode 230: 3D Is Dangerous for Your Turtle