Open Forum Radio – Episode 448

OFR Season 10 (Episode 16) – OH MAH GAWD

Tuesday, March 17th  2019 10:00 EST.

Introduction & Roll Call: TMO, Whiskey, Derek, Vladz,  

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  1. Someone stop the match!! – The Division 2 is awesome – Oh My GAWD!!!!
    1. Devious is level 17 (I think) and dying A LOT. Not having fun.. I’m only level 7. Normal is hard and feeling good in the streets but even side-missions are brutal AF. The game is difficult, but oh so sweet. I’m level 3, almost a 4, working on side missions in the first area right now. The AI will make you work, have to stay in cover, and move around, otherwise they will surround you, and they will kill you.
  1. Avengers: Endgame – Official Trailer
  1. At GDC Google unveils first details of Stadia streaming service The company’s Phil Harrison offered the example of watching a trailer for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey on YouTube, then being presented with a ‘Play on Stadia’ button to click. He claims the game will launch as quickly as five seconds later, with no need for downloads, patches or installs.
    1. Watch Google’s Stadia Event In 5 Minutes
    2. While this test was limited to 1080p, Google claims Stadia streams can be played in up to 4K at launch at 60fps, complete with HDR and surround sound. And there are plans to introduce 8K streaming in the future, with the company believing its adoption to be inevitable.
    3. Google has partnered with AMD to build custom GPUs for its data centres that will power games played via Stadia, claiming the tech has 10.7 teraflops of power — more than the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X combined (which offer 4.2 and 6.0 teraflops respectively).
      1. Switch between devices on the fly, as demonstrated on stage by someone moving from phone to tablet to PC.
      2. Stadia will be compatible with all existing USB controllers and keyboards, but Google is launching its own dedicated controller specifically for the service.
      3. Stadia’s controller has 2 unique buttons.
        1. a capture button that enables players to share their gameplay by uploading it to YouTube. In fact, Google says sessions will involve two simultaneous streams — one for the end user, and one directly to YouTube, both at 4K and 60fps.
        2. The other button is a Google Assistant button that can be used to search for help while playing games.
      4. Running on multiple GPUs
      5. Split-screens on their own instance, multiple screens possible
      6. StyleTransferML
  1. Xbox Live is coming to iOS and Android, but not Switch (yet) “Our goal is to unite the two billion gamers,” states Choudhry. “But we don’t have any specific announcements as it relates to Switch today.”
  1. Under the Gunn – Disney rehires James Gunn for Guardians of the Galaxy 3 after firing him over old tweets

Our World (Top Things you saw, heard or played) Gotham: Ssn 2, Queer Eye: Ssn 3, NBA 2K19, Whiskey Cavalier One Strange Rock – Netflix, The Division 2, Footloose, LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS  on Netflix, (Dudes, Netflix is the freakin’ BOMB with awesome content… if it wasn’t for my wife… I’d cut that dang cord), and  My video/song of the week Badflower – Heroin  The Division 2, Captain Marvel, The Package on Netflix, happy birthday to my late Grandpa (i love and miss you), Happy St. Patrick’s day OFR Nation  , cod blops 4 , geostorm , more kitchen work done , grillin n chillin on new grill , plus the weather broke and now it has exposed the brown dead grass, leaves , branches and all the winter crap that comes with springtime cleanup , before we can kick back and party and enjoy summertime   my pick for this week my favorite song to get me hype for avengers is detroit spinners The Spinners – “RUBBERBAND MAN”


Shout-outs: 😎 🖕  Family, friends, friends of the show OFR Crew  🖕 😎 My boy’s Spring Break trip. My other son – LOVE Happy 11th Bday to my daughter Bailee, AMP, Pete Davidson for the upgrade  ofr crew , roseanne my girl , extreme shaft new job kickin ass , rocketchip , holy headshot. meef j ,dragon 59 , alfred on a reunion for gamerhusbands talking about doing a show or 2 OFR, Henry & Blue, AMP, My youngest kid back from Spring Break in Cabo and 4.0 mid-term grades, my oldest kid – just being awesome and saving me about $900 on home/auto insurance a year. Yeti mic.