“Robotnik’s Rules!” - Sonic the Hedgehog #3 
Dr. Robotnik > Doctor Eggman, forever and ever.
Bryan has posted this in the KGB offices. I told him it was lowering morale and he added it to the sign.
Television and music is what this show is all about — Bryan saw The Killers, the guys discuss new Daft Punk, Kurtis runs down every upcoming TV show in existence all before getting into a story about making love to a hornet’s nest. Also, Angelina Jolie makes the news and listener questions.
Show Notes: Coming Soon
No one is saying that it is some new idea and Microsoft is the ultimate evil for it, I’m saying that I would have no reason to purchase the Xbox One if they’re the ones controlling the price on everything… especially if a PS4 doesn’t have these limitations.
Hell, I’m not even too sure that I’ll be getting a PS4 either.
During today’s Xbox One press conference, Wired revealed that Microsoft’s new console will have a system in place that forces you to install the game to the hard drive. This would allow you to play the title straight from the console without the actual game-disc involved whenever you’d like, which sounds like a great idea except for the fact that the disc itself would become useless for another user unless a fee was paid:
“Microsoft did say that if a disc was used with a second account, that owner would be given the option to pay a fee and install the game from the disc, which would then mean that the new account would also own the game and could play it without the disc.
But what if a second person simply wanted to put the disc in and play the game without installing – and without paying extra? In other words, what happens to our traditional concept of a “used game”? This is a question for which Microsoft did not yet have an answer, and is surely something that game buyers (as well as renters and lenders) will want to know. (Update: Microsoft called Wired after this story was originally published to say that the company did have a plan for used games, and that further details were forthcoming.) [X]”
Obviously, this Microsoft’s way at fighting against the robust used market that profits directly from second-hand selling of video games. However, the aforementioned fee for doing something as simply borrowing a game from a friend or renting through GameFly or a RedBox kiosk really bugged me since there was no mention of how much this Xbox One would charge the user for such a heinous crime against the industry.
Enter Microsoft corporate vice president Phil Harrison to explain how this will all work in an interview with Kotaku:
“‘The bits that are on that disc, you can give it to your friend and they can install it on an Xbox One,’ he said. ‘They would then have to purchase the right to play that game through Xbox Live.’
‘They would be paying the same price we paid, or less?’ we asked.
‘Let’s assume it’s a new game, so the answer is yes, it will be the same price,’ Harrison said.” [X]
As someone who regularly purchases and rents titles through GameFly, I don’t believe that I will be supporting this new Xbox One if this is what they plan on doing with the system. I was actually very intrigued at all the hype surrounding this new console before the conference, but the always Kinected news along with the second-hand fee just absolutely kills it for me.
What a terrible, terrible move on Microsoft’s part.
Co-Host Bryan’s thoughts on Microsoft’s new Xbox One.
Xbox is live streaming their new system reveal at 1pm est/10am pst today.
Show Notes: Coming Soon
- This Week’s Show Music
- KGBcast’s Facebook
- Me & Prime
- Caitlin on the KGBcast
- The Tree of Joey Lawrence
- The Best of Roseanne Halloween
- Elisabeth Shue vs Katherine Heigl
- Caitlin on GTA V
- Kurtis’ Gamertag
- Bryan’s Gamertag
- Gavin’s Gamertag
- Marvel Once Again Controls Rights to Ghost Rider and Blade
- Iron Man 3
- will.i.am, World’s First Hologram
- Free Comic Book Day
- Fantastic Four: Isla De La Muerte!
- How Disney Tried To Own ‘Día de los Muertos’
- Abu Dhabi
- Marjorie Hemmerde, 106, Enjoys ‘Living In Sin’ With 73-year-old Boy Toy
- War Machine
- Cut Man
- Classic Superman
- Challengers of the Unknown
- The Tour: Kiss and Mötley Crüe
- Alice In Chains & Guns N’ Roses
- The Great Googa Mooga
Mecha Urkel and the BTK Killer
I don’t even know what we were discussing when we came back from break on Episode 55. That happens a lot. Maybe you can figure it out!
The discussion led to us reminiscing over Mecha Urkel from Family Matters and Gavin’s bad jokes. Also, Kurtis saw a horrendous Made For TV movie about the BTK Killer and he thinks he can do a better job.
To hear the rest of our talk about BTK, Prometheus, the Green Lantern redesign, Type A personalities, and the woman who’s baby was eaten by a dingo, check out the rest of the episode here.
KGBcast presents: Bates Motel the Sitcom
We’ve improved Bates Motel for your viewing pleasure!
V/H/S/2 Red Band Trailer hits the web!
Blood, guts, and boobs abound in this new red band trailer for the horror sequel V/H/S/2. Careful, the new trailer is a bit spoilery and definitely NSFW, but the film is great!
Check out our four flaming skull review here! Also, make sure to listen to our KGB Quickcast, where I got to sit down with four of the filmmakers (Simon Barrett, Jason Eisener, Adam Wingard, and Eduardo Sánchez) and discuss their upcoming film.