After spending a week in Los Angeles, I’m back in the Chicago studio with the hottest news from E3 2015. Charming new IP, fan-requested favorites, and the future of virtual reality were all on display, and I have the latest details for Jill, Jesse, and The Morning AMp audience. Star Fox Zero? Dark Souls III? Oculus Rift? For Honor? Unravel? Rock Band 4? Destiny: The Taken King? Star Wars Battlefront? It’s all here! You can listen to the entire segment using the SoundCloud player above.
After months and months of seemingly endless preparation, the video games industry’s best and brightest are ready to show the world what new titles and technologies they’ve been working on for the past year at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. E3 2015 started off with a *BANG* at the five major press conferences, and I have the scoop for Jill, Jesse, and The Morning AMp audience. You can listen to the entire segment using the SoundCloud player above.
While Silicon Valley is typically known for its phone apps and social media platforms, there is another technological revolution developing there that could change the world forever — eliminating the need to eat. Food alternatives like Soylnet and Schmilk are becoming more and more popular, and I have the first-hand scoop for Jill, Jesse, and the listeners of The Morning AMp. After that, we dive (literally) into Nintendo’s newest franchise Splatoon. You can listen to the entire segment using the SoundCloud player above.
Over the past few years, Uber has been finding itself in courtrooms across the country as government agencies try to figure out how to classify the popular ride-sharing service. Is it a transportation company? Is it a technology company? Well, lawsuits in Texas and California have added another question to that list: does the Americans With Disabilities Act apply to Uber? Me and my new theme music break down the legalese for Jill, Jesse, and the listeners of The Morning AMp. We also dive into Destiny’s new expansion titled House of Wolves as well as the incredibly excellent The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. You can listen to the entire segment using the SoundCloud player above.
Last week, YouTube began sharing initial details about how it plans to maintain its position as King of Online Video. With a new paid subscription model, will enough people want to pay for the popular video sharing service for the company keep up with Netflix and HBO Now? Well, I have the scoop for Jill, Luis, and the loyal listeners of The Morning AMp. We also discuss the return of the “klassic” video game franchise Mortal Kombat as well as the remastered version of 2014’s Dark Souls II. You can listen to the entire segment using the SoundCloud player above.
It’s no secret that Twitter isn’t always the friendliest place, but imagine if you could just hide all the trolls from your timeline. That’s the future Twitter is hoping to create by using its new “quality filter” option, and I have the scoop for Brian, Jill, and the loyal listeners of The Morning AMp. I also have some long-overdue reviews for Ori and the Blind Forest and Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number. You can listen to the entire segment using the SoundCloud player above.
After a nearly five year run on The Morning AMp, co-host and friend Molly Adams is leaving public radio and taking on her next big challenge: TV. Brian and I (and new co-host Jill Hopkins) will still be delivering the goods, but I got to hop on the mic for a few minutes (starting at 29:20) to say my goodbyes and reminisce about being family tech support. Despite the sadness, I do manage to get a few minutes to talk about my love for Bloodborne if you fast-forward to 31:38. You can listen to the entire segment using the SoundCloud player above.