Comic-Con 2008: The Panels

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I was lucky enough (read patient enough to stand in 6000-member lines for hours)  to attend a few panels while I was at Comic-Con this year, and I happened to bring an audio recorder with me. Without further adieu, I present the complete panels for “Watchmen”, “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”*, “Zack and Miri Make a Porno”, “Heroes”**, “LOST”, and “Fringe”.

Watchmen

[podcast]http://m.podshow.com/media/14145/episodes/120888/thedrilldown-120888-08-05-2008.mp3[/podcast]

Dr Horrible’s Sing Along Blog (featuring Joss Whedon)*

[podcast]http://m.podshow.com/media/14145/episodes/120889/thedrilldown-120889-08-05-2008.mp3[/podcast]

Zack and Miri Make a Porno (featuring Kevin Smith)

[podcast]http://m.podshow.com/media/14145/episodes/120896/thedrilldown-120896-08-05-2008.mp3[/podcast]

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Heroes**

[podcast]http://m.podshow.com/media/14145/episodes/120897/thedrilldown-120897-08-05-2008.mp3[/podcast]

LOST

[podcast]http://m.podshow.com/media/14145/episodes/120898/thedrilldown-120898-08-05-2008.mp3[/podcast]

Fringe (featuring J. J. Abrams)

[podcast]http://m.podshow.com/media/14145/episodes/120899/thedrilldown-120899-08-05-2008.mp3[/podcast]

* Arrived late to the panel already in progress.

** not including audio from the Season 3 premiere, which took up most of the panel.

The Drill Down 051: Shining With the Sungoddess

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This week we welcome Digg submitter Sungoddess808 on the show as we discuss Microsoft’s new attempt at changing their image, Rumors about a Digg sale (again), the tragic end to a spam king, the death (and rebirth) of Scrabulous, and Delicious 2: Electric Boogaloo

[podcast]http://m.podshow.com/media/14145/episodes/120695/thedrilldown-120695-08-02-2008.mp3[/podcast]
Show Links
The “Mojave Experiment”
Google Walks Away From Digg Deal
Digg Recommendation Engine Updates
Escaped spammer dies in murder-suicide
Scrabulous Gets Wiped Off Facebook
Scrabulous goes for bonus points, relaunches as Wordscraper
Delicious 2 cleans up social bookmarking
Tattooed Zune Boy buys a black 80GB iPod Classic

The Digg Community’s Concerns With Digg

We, the undersigned (comment to join) are ready to find out if there is more to social bookmarking than Digg. We are going to stop submitting to Digg. The alternatives are plenty – now is the time to venture into new territory. As we organize we will evaluate and find a new space.

When a digital identity, like a Digg account, becomes penalized through its consistent interaction with a website we assume that site falls into one of two categories. Either (a. The site in question is ill-suited to become a healthy social network. or (b. The premise of the social network is such that it is based on competition.

Digg is, in part, a game. It always has been – and that is one of the reasons we love it. That it helped us share useful, entertaining or interesting content only made it that much more fun.

Unfortunately the rules to the game have never been under the community’s full control. As far as we can tell, the rule-makers barely listen to us. The latest change in the algorithm, along with rumors of secret editors, auto-buries, etc., have led us to believe it is time to break ties with Digg.com.

Here are a list of the main charges against Digg: Continue reading “The Digg Community’s Concerns With Digg”

Report From E for All 2007

I attended E for All 2007 this weekend. E for All is the new videogame expo, open to the public, that replaces the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), since E3 has closed itself off to all but industry professionals and media.

I have to say that as someone who has attended nearly every E3 since its inception, I was incredibly underwhelmed by this new incarnation. Nintendo and EA were the only top-tier developers in attendance, and where the expo used to fill the entire convention center, now it only fills most of one hall.

The good news for me was since audience attendance was also relatively sparse, the wait to play the games was pretty short. Super Mario Galaxy, The Simpsons Game, and Link’s Crossbow Training were the standout games for me. Rock Band and Metal Gear Solid 4 also looked promising.

I intended to record an episode of The Drill Down at the show, but honestly there wasn’t enough gripping content to justify a podcast. I did however take plenty of pics. Take a look…

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