Archive for December, 2011

#83 – StarCast: “Holiday Community Extravaganza”

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Episode 83

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“Holiday Community Extravaganza” – Episode #83

Special Guests This Episode:

  • Discorax
  • Achilles
  • Hipster
  • Sandman
  • OctanePro
  • Special Feature: Mork’s Holiday Message

Hosts: Garrett and Kyle

Contributers: The StarCast Community!

StarCast is proudly sponsored by:

Doghouse Systems

StarCast is proudly sponsored byDoghouseSystems.com.  It’s time for a new year and a new promotion from Doghouse.  If you use the code StarCast or Biscuit at checkout, you will get double memory on you next Doghouse System.  Getting a gaming rig with 4 gigs of ram?  Well your getting 8!  Getting 8? Your getting 16!  Kyle and I thank Doghouse for their support… and awesome codes.

Also by Allcastmedia and Best Buy.  Support StarCast and go to Tiny.cc/moregg for free shipping on 90% of their inventory, 10%-30% off select HDTVs, $20 off 12 months of Xbox Live Gold, specials on Gaming Consoles and LITERALLY hundreds of other deals

Additional support comes from StarCast.Icora.uk “Visit starcast.icora.co.uk for Starcraft Themed T-Shirts and iPhone Cases. The More sales we make, the more money comes back to The StarCast podcast. So if you want cool Starcraft gear and want to support the podcast, visit starcast.icora.co.uk”.

Sponsor an episode of StarCast at TheStarCast.com

On January 12th – MLG referee MLG Wiggins will be our guest host for episode 85.

On January 26th – EGMachine will be joining us for 87.

On February 9th – EGInControl will be our guest host.

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Speak Up Against SOPA (STOP ONLINE PIRACY ACT)

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Speak Up Against SOPA (STOP ONLINE PIRACY ACT)

Educate Yourself!
StarCast Forum Thread: Tiny.cc/EndSOPA
Wired.comArticle
EFFSOPAArticle
TechDirtSOPA
SOPAonReddit
VotingonSOPAwilltakeplacethisThursday. Contact your representatives ASAP!

Speak Up
AmericanCensorship.org will email you information on how to call your representatives regarding SOPA.
SavetheInternetPetition
FirefoxPetition

I’m not in America so it doesn’t affect me.
A lot of the companies that would be affected are in the states.
Also America has a great deal of control over the internet.

MegaUpload
DNS Takedown request from Universal Media Group.
Universal Media Group took down a music video on YouTube, done by P. Diddy and Kanye West, that supported MegaUpload and they DID NOT have rights to it.

DNS Blocking is used by China, Syria and Iran to sensor the internet.

Safe Harbor Rule
Unless the site is knowingly distributing copyrighted material they are not responsible for what their users upload.

With SOPA and PIPA (Protect IP), instead of having one video pulled from YouTube for copyright infringement.  YouTube itself, the entire site would be taken down without any due process (no trial at all).
Article: http://torrentfreak.com/universal-censors-megaupload-song-gets-branded-a-rogue-label-111210/

The majority of people debating in favor of this bill are not internet-savy people.  Should people who do not know how to even use a computer, let alone the internet, be deciding the future of the internet?

Piracy is an issue.  But using an atom bomb to deal with a small issue is not the answer.  Valve! A video game publisher who is directly hurt by piracy.  Gabe Newel the president of Valve said piracy is a service problem.  The way to defeat it is to provide a better service than piracy.

  1. Sites you visit daily could be blocked
  2. Email providers may be forced to censor links you send and receive
  3. The links and content you share on social networks will be monitored and censored
  4. Tools used by democracy activists in China and Iran will be blocked in the US one of the greatest flagships of democracy in the history of of our world
  5. Our shows StarCast and Biggest Fan could be taken down for merely mentioning copyrighted material.  I know that Kyle and I have made people, who would not of otherwise, purchase a copy of the game we do a show on.
  6. What about the next YouTube or Facebook?  These acts will stifle innovation and job creation.  One of the largest issues plaguing America right now.  Imagine another Google not coming into play because a site with pirated content shows up on their search?  Google employs a MASSIVE amount of people.  Do we really want to kill the chance for internet job creation in a time where we need to nurture every possible avenue to improve our countries job count?

#82 – StarCast: “with Matt “LookNoHands” Fink”

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Episode 82

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“StarCast with Matt “LookNoHands” Fink” – Episode #82

This Episode:

  • Community Pillars
  • Season 4 Lock – New Maps for Season 5
  • Interview with Matt "LookNoHands" Fink
  • Eye on E-Sports
  • Blizzard Cup Scandle
  • Sci-Fi in my StarCraft:
  • Sandma’s Modspot:
  • Hipster’s Community Acton News
  • Internet Dave’s Achievement of the Week
  • Listener Emails
  • iTunes 5 Star Reviews – Thank You

Hosts: Garrett and Kyle

Contributers: Solar Tornado, Murray, King Octavious, Sandman, InternetDave, Hipster

StarCast is proudly sponsored by:

Doghouse Systems

StarCast is proudly sponsored byDoghouseSystems.com.  It’s time for a new year and a new promotion from Doghouse.  If you use the code StarCast or Biscuit at checkout, you will get double memory on you next Doghouse System.  Getting a gaming rig with 4 gigs of ram?  Well your getting 8!  Getting 8? Your getting 16!  Kyle and I thank Doghouse for their support… and awesome codes.

Also by Allcastmedia and Best Buy.  Support StarCast and go to Tiny.cc/moregg for free shipping on 90% of their inventory, 10%-30% off select HDTVs, $20 off 12 months of Xbox Live Gold, specials on Gaming Consoles and LITERALLY hundreds of other deals

Additional support comes from StarCast.Icora.uk “Visit starcast.icora.co.uk for Starcraft Themed T-Shirts and iPhone Cases. The More sales we make, the more money comes back to The StarCast podcast. So if you want cool Starcraft gear and want to support the podcast, visit starcast.icora.co.uk”.

Sponsor an episode of StarCast at TheStarCast.com

On January 12th – MLG referee MLG Wiggins will be our guest host for episode 85.

On January 26th – EGMachine will be joining us for 87.

On February 9th – EGInControl will be our guest host.

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#81 – StarCast: “The Pyramid Inception”

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Episode 80

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“The Pyramid Inception!” – Episode #81

This Episode:

  • Mork’s Monkey Suit!
  • The Pyrimid (as seen on TeamLiquid forums)
  • Eye on E-Sports
  • Naniwa to join Quantic Gaming
  • MLG Season Metrics
  • Match of the Week: Liquid_HerO (P) vs. EGPuMa (T) – NASL Grand Finals
  • Blizzard Cup
  • Internet Dave’s Campaign Achievement of the Week
  • King Octavious’ Sci-Fi In My Starcraft
  • Community Action News!
  • Listener Emails
  • iTunes 5 Star Reviews – Thank You

Hosts: Garrett, Kyle and Mork

Contributers: William, Adam, Austin, King Octavious, InternetDave, Hipster, The Programmer, SDS Tash, Dr. Game n’ Watch, Kieran Bloomer, IamDiego

StarCast is proudly sponsored by:

Doghouse Systems

StarCast is proudly sponsored byDoghouseSystems.com.  It’s time for a new year and a new promotion from Doghouse.  If you use the code StarCast or Biscuit at checkout, you will get double memory on you next Doghouse System.  Getting a gaming rig with 4 gigs of ram?  Well your getting 8!  Getting 8? Your getting 16!  Kyle and I thank Doghouse for their support… and awesome codes.

Also by Allcastmedia and Best Buy.  Support StarCast and go to Tiny.cc/moregg for free shipping on 90% of their inventory, 10%-30% off select HDTVs, $20 off 12 months of Xbox Live Gold, specials on Gaming Consoles and LITERALLY hundreds of other deals

Additional support comes from StarCast.Icora.uk “Visit starcast.icora.co.uk for Starcraft Themed T-Shirts and iPhone Cases. The More sales we make, the more money comes back to The StarCast podcast. So if you want cool Starcraft gear and want to support the podcast, visit starcast.icora.co.uk”.

Sponsor an episode of StarCast at TheStarCast.com

On January 12th – MLG referee MLG Wiggins will be our guest host for episode 85.

On January 26th – EGMachine will be joining us for 87.

On February 9th – EGInControl will be our guest host.

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#80 – StarCast: “LzGaMer/Dreamhack Winter-sode!”

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Episode 80

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“LzGaMer/Dreamhack Winter-sode!” – Episode #80

This Episode:

  • Blizzard Starcraft News
  • Interview with EG.LzGaMeR
  • Eye on E-Sports
  • Match of the Week: Liquid_HerO (P) vs. EGPuMa (T) – Dreamhack Winter 2011 Finals
  • King Octavious’ Sci-Fi In My Starcraft
  • Sandman’s Modspot
  • Community Action News!
  • cVo Update
  • Listener Emails
  • iTunes 5 Star Reviews – Thank You

Hosts: Garrett and Kyle

Contributers: EGLzGaMeR, Hipster, Discorax, King Octavious, Sandman, CorruptSoul, Staff Sergeant John the V,

StarCast is proudly sponsored by:

Doghouse Systems

These guys are truly awesome, my video card exploded this past weekend.  I just got back from a week in California for BlizzCon, I’m broke.  They sent me a new video card, and I don’t even have a Doghouse System.  So go support these guys because they have helped us keep going during some hard times. Not to mention their rigs are beastly.  While you’re there, us the codes StarCast or Biscuit to get a $25 J!nx card with your next purchase.  Go to DoghouseSystems.com.

StarCast is sponsoring the NASL Finals BarCraft at the Chao Bistro!
Facebook link: http://www.facebook.com/events/318487168164280/
Where: Chao Bistro Seattle, WA
When: Sunday, Dec 4th 5-11pm to watch the NASL Season 2 Finals, and GSL Finals.
Why: Do you really need a "why" to watch Starcraft 2?

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