A new podcast recorded under the acrid smell of burning rubber, caused by Mason’s dying dishwasher. It’s also the middle of the school semester, so we’d figure we should give a school update. We talk about learning from anecdotes and the advantages and disadvantages of playing devil’s advocate in a project group.

Mason’s been messing around with the Kinect SDK, and he has opinions to share. We also compare the Kinect’s product foibles to that of other innovative products such as Google Glass, Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard, and Microsoft HoloLens.

Activision Blizzard has announced their acquisition to purchase King Digital Entertainment for $5.9 billion, so we use this opportunity to go over how company valuation works. It’s also the start of BlizzCon, so we talk about the new Warcraft movie trailer as well as the World of Warcraft: Legion intro cinematic.

Oh yeah, and Fallout 4 comes out next week.

Games include Fallout: New Vegas, Pajama Sam In: No Need to Hide When It’s Dark Outside, and Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes.