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New in video games: "Project CARS" finally arrives, "Wolfenstein" gets a prequel http://tech.blog.austin360.com/2015/05/05/project-cars-wolfenstein-the-old-blood-prequel-new-in-games-this-week/
New in video games this week: “Project CARS.” An ambitious racing simulator that has been plagued by delays and the cancellation of its PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions finally arrives. The PC version is out on Thursday while...
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Episode 63 is "Statesman Shots" is up!

http://statesmanshots.blog.statesman.com/2015/04/30/statesman-shots-63-neal-pollack-on-repeat-and-mad-men/ 

Author Neal Pollack joins us to discuss his funny new book, "Repeat," to reminisce about the scruffy 90s, and to offer straight talk on what it takes to win +Jeopardy!  (which he actually did, three times). We also take a look at Mad Men in a segment we're calling "the long slow:" Is our beloved Mad Men in a rut? What's the hidden value of TV shows that overstay their welcome?

In A Chaser segment, Joe Gross talks to us about +Free Comic Book Day   happening this Saturday, and in A Toast, we talk about a creepy podcast episode, Amy Schumer on Friday Night Lights, Marvel's Daredevil on Netflix, and more. Basically, if you watch any TV AT ALL, you should listen to this episode.

We also have our VERY FIRST SPONSORSHIP, EVER!!! It involves a giveaway from Age of Adeline, and we're very excited about it. Listen for details!

Just want the audio? Check out SoundCloud-

https://soundcloud.com/austinamericanstatesman/shots-63-nealpollack

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Video games this week: "State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition," "Broken Age: Act 2"  http://tech.blog.austin360.com/2015/04/28/state-of-decay-broken-age-act-2-new-in-games-this-week/
New video games this week: “State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition.” The gory survival game is a third-person zombie thriller set in an open world. If you miss “The Walking Dead” already, this might be the game for you. Rated M for Mature. $30 for Windows...
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Review of "Xenoblade Chronicles 3D" for new Nintendo 3DS from Brian Gaar  -- http://tech.blog.austin360.com/2015/04/27/review-xenoblade-chronicles-3d-for-new-nintendo-3ds/
“Xenoblade Chronicles 3D” is an epic novel that fits in your pocket. The port of the 2012 Nintendo Wii title shows off the capability of the New Nintendo 3DS (yes, this game won’t work on the garden-variety 3DS systems) in a big way. If you’re a newcomer to the game, “Xenoblade Chronicles 3D” is an...
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Dear Mr. President. There are too many hipster children in Austin. I am NOT a crackpot! (starts at 27:19) https://soundcloud.com/austinamericanstatesman/62-shots-latorres-kshaw#t=27:19
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Statesman Shots #62: Leigh Ann Torres and Kristin Shaw on 'Listen to Your Mother'
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Long-time listeners of Marc Maron's popular interview podcast, "WTF With Marc Maron" and even viewers of his IFC TV show, "Maron" know that an angry, perplexed Marc Maron is...
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"Age of Ultron": everybody has to work a long weekend shift because Tony in R&D made a gigantic mistake. He keeps his job.
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Digital Savant Micro: So long Internet Explorer, hello "Microsoft Edge" http://tech.blog.austin360.com/2015/05/01/micro-rip-internet-explorer-say-hello-to-microsoft-edge/ 
Smell ya later, Internet Explorer. This week at a developer conference, Microsoft unveiled the successor to its oft-ridiculed web browser. It’s called Microsoft Edge and it will be released with its upcoming Windows 10 operating system...
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Here's the segment about #Uber delivery I did today with Texas Standard +KUT News radio. (Starts at 18:55) http://bit.ly/1KxImto
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Saturday Moontower Comedy Fest ​ highlights from me including "You Made It Weird"​ podcast recording with Pete Holmes and Vulcan Gas Company show. http://comedy.blog.austin360.com/2015/04/27/you-made-it-weird-vulcan-gas-co-show-part-of-saturday-moontower-highlights/
Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival has gotten large enough that missing a headliner show can often be a blessing in disguise. I was determined to see...
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Billy Corgan presents "Jon Cena and the Infinite Sadness" http://news.yahoo.com/smashing-pumpkins-corgan-write-wrestling-storylines-171522821.html
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan on Monday was named senior producer of a professional wrestling program and said he would try to push boundaries on cultural issues. The alternative rock icon will develop characters and write storylines for Impact Wrestling, a weekly television show that airs on the channel Destination America. Corgan is a lifelong fan of professional wrestling, which employs staged fights for theatrical television program...
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On +Previously.TV, my absorbing Particles recap of last night's #MadMen http://t.co/CInUypgz5c
Mad Men • A big change finally comes to SC&P and feelings are mixed, to say the least.
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We Won: Confederate Plate Rejected | Progress Texas
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The tide is turning in Texas. Yesterday, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles unanimously rejected putting the Confederate flag on Texas l

Product Review: Tumblr is easy for people new to starting websites
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AUSTIN, Texas -- It still happens once in a while that friends, family members or business contacts will ask, "How do I start a website?" It

Apple vs. Samsung: A peace treaty - CNN.com
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On an historic day in 2012, online warriors from the epic Apple-Samsung feud agreed to set aside their smartphones and resolve tensions.

SXSW adds $167 million to Austin economy this year, report says
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If South by Southwest seemed bigger than ever this year, that's because it was. The nine-day festival pumped more than $167 million into Aus

Business, Personal Finance, Technology, Employment news for Austin and C...
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A few weeks ago, I posted a link on Facebook to a story I thought was ridiculous and mean-spirited.

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