First Ring Daily 428: Welcome Back to the Party Boat

Posted on June 11, 2018 by Brad Sams in First Ring Daily, Podcasts with 2 Comments

On this episode of First Ring Daily, we are back into proper form, Paul kills the call, and Brad talks E3.

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2 responses to “First Ring Daily 428: Welcome Back to the Party Boat”

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    You guys might want to know that a ton of publishers are pushing back their games due to Red Dead 2 this fall. After the success of GTAV no one wants to release this fall so as to not lose to Rockstar (again). This doesn't apply to every game but I bet you Crackdown 3 (and many other games from other publishers) was postponed for this reason.

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    Paul, Brad FYI the Vudu app for Windows 10 is part of Movies Now. It is not only a great service but the only one that is on all the platforms (iOS, Apple TV, Android, Windows 10, Xbox, Roku, Fire TV); it is truly cross-platform. They have superb picture quality as well; I don't have a 4K TV to test their UHD option, but their 1080p HDX has the highest bitrate of any service I've seen and is as close to Blu-Ray as I've seen from an over the top provider. They also offer UltraViolet support, inexpensive disc-to-digital conversion for many discs, and even offer some disc+digital bundles similar to how Amazon will let you download an album immediately then send you a physical CD as well (e.g. last week I got the Fight Club Blu-Ray and a digital HDX copy for $14; don't judge).

    Given Paul's advice to consider using services from companies that specialize in what they do, Vudu is kind of a no-brainer. It has kept me from getting locked into Apple, Microsoft or Android as I've moved platforms over the years. Movies Anywhere eases some of the lock-in, but as we trim our cable I find myself buying more of the shows I want to watch-- and there's still no portability for TV series.

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