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Every Wednesday, Tom Franklin dive into the world of video games, movies, and TV. They discuss what is making news in their geeky worlds and also review the latest video games and movies, while throwing in some hi-jinks along the way!

Every Wednesday, Tom Franklin dive into the world of video games, movies, and TV. They discuss what is making news in their geeky worlds and also review the latest video games and movies, while throwing in some hi-jinks along the way!
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Fort Wayne, IN

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Every Wednesday, Tom Franklin dive into the world of video games, movies, and TV. They discuss what is making news in their geeky worlds and also review the latest video games and movies, while throwing in some hi-jinks along the way!

Twitter:

@BNIPodcast

Language:

English


Episodes

Cutting the Cord

10/19/2017
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With more and more services moving to the Internet, is it only a matter of time before people start dropping Cable TV for streaming services? Darrin reviews five services competing for your attention as "Cable alternatives."

Duration: 00:16:26


Are "loot boxes" actually a form of gambling?

10/13/2017
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This week, Darrin weighs in on a topic that's been growing in prominence among video game fans: loot boxes. Are they harmless fun ways to reward gamers for their in-game work, or just a form of "pay-to-win" gameplay that mimics the same neurological responses triggered by gambling?

Duration: 00:07:40


Is Metacritic so bad?

10/5/2017
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A lot of websites are starting to move away from review scores, saying they hurt a product's chance at success thanks to aggregate websites like Metacritic. But is Metacritic such a bad thing?

Duration: 00:10:06


Equifax hacked, Nintendo sued, and how you helped CMN

9/8/2017
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This week's episode of Batteries Not Included covers the recent hack of Equifax customer data, and how you can find out if you're affected, plus a stunning courtroom loss for Nintendo, and a follow-up on how you helped Darrin's efforts to raise money for Children's Miracle Network (you can still donate to that effort at GeekCavePodcast.com/ExtraLife2017).

Duration: 00:05:39