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The Fun Waste of Time
90 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Episode 41: Home Theater Xperience - Featuring "The Pyle Family Theater"!
In this episode of “The Fun Waste of Time,” we’ve got an exciting Home Theater Xperience coming your way! Home theater MEGA-fan, Matt Blair of Brolic Media joins in to assume co-hosting duties and featured in this episode is the PHENOMENAL theater of fellow home theater and gaming enthusiast, Jaremy Pyle. Jaremy is a big fan and avid member of the home theater community, who enjoys nothing more than talking shop about this AWESOME hobby! We were excited to sit down with him to get into the weeds about what he’s done in his fantastic space, as well as, talk video games from the home theater perspective. He’s also done some pretty cool things in his media/living room that we discuss as well. There’s all this and much…much more in episode 41 of “The Fun Waste of Time”! FWT Website: thefunwasteoftime.com FWT Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Be sure to follow us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and all other major podcast platforms! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/.../the-fun-waste.../id1451146727 Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-fun-waste-of-time Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1mGfr5SCtIl1n2QscqxrA6 Google: https://podcasts.google.com/?q=The+fun+waste+of+time Website Address: https://thefunwasteoftime.com/episodes
112 minutes | May 4, 2021
Episode 40: Home Theater Xperience - Enthusiasts and Fans Discuss Their Home Theaters!
In this episode of “The Fun Waste of Time,” Home Theater Xperience is back and in a BIG way! It’s completely dedicated to home theater with some phenomenal guests and fans of the hobby joining in the fun. Matthew Blair of Brolic Media joins in to co-host the episode and shares some recent remarkable updates made to his theater, as well as, some great news on the professional front. Hussain Pasha of “gameroomtheater” makes his debut and discusses the fantastic design ideas and concepts he’s implemented not only in his awesome theater, but his EXTRAORDINARY game-room as well. You’ve got to see and hear it to believe it! New friend of the show and fan of the hobby, Arjun Sud of “dreamyourdesigns.com” hangs out to discuss his passion for home theater and the awesome components he chose for his theater. Listen in as this phenomenal panel of like-minded fans and enthusiasts of the home theater hobby share their experiences and discuss the state of the hobby, as well as, movies, game-room/mancave design and other FUN topics. There’s all this and much…much more in episode 40 of “The Fun Waste of Time”! FWT Website: thefunwasteoftime.com FWT Email: email@example.com Be sure to follow us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and all other major podcast platforms! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/.../the-fun-waste.../id1451146727 Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-fun-waste-of-time Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1mGfr5SCtIl1n2QscqxrA6 Google: https://podcasts.google.com/?q=The+fun+waste+of+time Website Address: https://thefunwasteoftime.com/episodes
98 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Episode 39: Outriders - Deep Dive Review and Impressions!
In this episode of "The Fun Waste of Time," the fellas review and give deep-dive analysis of third-person co-op looter shooter, Outriders. As the only major new video game release in the first quarter of 2021, Outriders has been polarizing for video game fans and enthusiasts due to its server and technical issues upon launch. Even with that said, its core fundamentals and game mechanics have been fairly rock solid and, for many…fun to play. As a result of this, the game has garnered an enthusiastic and thriving community. However, is Outriders worthy of recommendation? Well, listen in as "The Fun Waste of Time" crew breaks down their thoughts and impressions of the game, as well as, their rationale for the review grade each of them gave. There's all this and so much more in episode 39 of The Fun Waste of Time! FWT Website: thefunwasteoftime.com FWT Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Be sure to follow us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and all other major podcast platforms! Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/.../the-fun-waste.../id1451146727 Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-fun-waste-of-time Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1mGfr5SCtIl1n2QscqxrA6 Google: https://podcasts.google.com/?q=The+fun+waste+of+time Website Address: https://thefunwasteoftime.com/episodes
114 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
Episode 38: Awesome Co-op Games Releasing First Half of 2021! Plus, Zack Snyder Justice League Spoiler Talk!
If you not only want to hear us talk about these awesome fun topics, but want to see our "lovely" faces as we do so, check out our new "The Fun Waste of Time" YouTube channel! In this episode of "The Fun Waste of Time," the fellas discuss the video game industry's shift to placing more emphasis and resources into co-op gaming experiences, while at the same time still supporting the competitive multiplayer gaming community. With an influx of fantastic co-op games preparing to release in the first half of this year, the crew shares the fantastic co-op games they're most looking forward to playing. In movies and TV, Zack Snyder's Justice League has finally dropped and the fellas give fantastic detailed and SPOILERIFIC insight into their impressions of the film. Listen in to hear how each of them graded the Joss Whedon and Zack Snyder versions of Justice League! There's all this and so much more in episode 38 of "The Fun Waste of Time"! Be sure to follow us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and all other major podcast platforms! FWT Website: thefunwasteoftime.com FWT Email: email@example.com
103 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
J.J Abrams is Rebooting Superman for Warner Bros.?!
In this episode of "The Fun Waste of Time," the crew discusses Crystal Dynamics next-gen release of their tent-pole game, Marvel’s Avengers. Will new and improved next-gen features and the recently announced expansion, “Operation: Hawkeye Future Imperfect” be enough to bring new and returning players back to experience the updated version of the game? You won’t believe all the fun these guys have had playing next-gen and updated last-gen co-op games on the new systems. If you believe, on average, discussions on the show get a bit heated...well, you need to listen in as the crew shares their experience playing co-op games together. Their competitive nature comes alive, even as they discuss working towards mutually beneficial team-based objectives in game. The crew also shares their excitement after seeing the first few trailers for Warner Bros. next big blockbuster release, Godzilla vs. Kong. Who is Team Godzilla and who is Team Kong? In addition, the fellas discuss the recent announcement that Ta-Nehisi Coates, author and writer of numerous critically acclaimed books and articles on American society, culture and politics, is penning the Warner Bros. / J.J. Abrams reboot of Superman. Do the crew believe Henry Cavill will return to the role or will the role be re-cast? There’s all this and so much more in episode 37 of “The Fun Waste of Time”!
30 minutes | Feb 12, 2021
Episode 36 Part 2: Movies and TV - WandaVision Impressions are Divisive!
In Part 2 of “The Fun Waste of Time” episode 36, the crew talks movies and TV. They have an in-depth and emotionally heightened discussion regarding their impressions of the Marvel Studios TV show, WandaVision. Who was not a fan of the show at its start? Have they changed their minds now that the show is at its half-way point? Listen in to this fun-filled and passionate discussion to see who YOU most agree with! The crew also discusses movies and TV shows they’ve watched over the last few weeks. Were they fans of the Denzel Washington, Jared Leto and Rami Malek HBOMax thriller, “The Little Things”? There’s all this and much more in Part 2 of “The Fun Waste of Time” episode 36!
106 minutes | Feb 12, 2021
Episode 36 Part 1: Most Anticipated Video Games of 2021!
In Part 1 of “The Fun Waste of Time” episode 36, the crew breaks down their “Top Five” most anticipated video games of 2021. Each member’s highlighted games could not be more different from their fellow cast-mates’ selections and shows the varied, eclectic and wide range of genres the fellas are into. In addition to discussing their most anticipated games, the crew also shares their updated impressions of the next-gen PlayStation and Xbox consoles now that the systems have been out for three months and they all have experience playing both. Has their impressions of the systems improved over the last few months? Has their system of preference changed at all? Listen in to find out! There’s all this and so much more in Part 1 of "The Fun Waste of Time" episode 36!
111 minutes | Jan 23, 2021
Most Anticipated Movies and TV Shows of 2021!!
The first “The Fun Waste of Time” episode of the new year has dropped! In this episode, the crew counts down their MOST-ANTICIPATED movies of 2021! Listen in as the fellas get into a heated, passionate and contested debate about their movie selections and where they fall on their lists. Due to a massive amount of blockbuster movies dropping in 2021 as a result of most 2020 movies getting pushed back to the following year, the crew struggles with where to place all of these fantastic films on their “Top 10” and “Top 5” lists. The crew also counts down their “Top 5” most-anticipated TV shows of 2021. You wanna talk about a great problem to have? There is so much phenomenal content dropping this year, the crew could only fit a small fraction of the shows they're most looking forward to on their lists. First World Problems! There’s all this and much, much more in episode 35 of “The Fun Waste of Time”!
47 minutes | Dec 25, 2020
Home Theater Experience (Short): Kaleidescape, Zappiti, Plex and Blu-ray Collecting!
This is a condensed and abbreviated version of episode 34 of The Fun Waste of Time, which is a dedicated "Home Theater Experience" episode. The topic of discussion in this shortened version is our favorite platforms to consume movie and TV content. The platforms discussed are Kaleidescape, Zappiti, Plex and Blu-ray collecting. If you have time, you can listen to the entire ninety-minute episode, which not only covers the main topic in much more detail, but other fun and interesting topics affecting the home theater community as well. However, if time is of the essence, this forty-five minute segment of episode 34 may be a better fit for your schedule. If you'd like to see the home theaters of this episode's guests, be sure to visit thefunwasteoftime.com on the Episode 34 web-page and photos of their theaters can be viewed there.
94 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
Home Theater Experience: "Home Theater Panel" Our Favorite Movie Player Platforms!
In this episode of “The Fun Waste of Time,” we’ve got another fantastic “Home Theater Experience” coming your way! We’ve gathered a phenomenal panel of home theater enthusiasts from around the country (U.S.) to discuss the merits, advantages and disadvantages of their favorite movie player platforms. The panel gets into a detailed and meticulous discussion about Kaleidescape, Zappiti, Plex and Blu-ray collecting. Listen in as they provide insightful commentary about why their platform of choice works best for their individual home theaters and, more specifically, their lifestyle. In addition, the panel shares their thoughts on the state of content streaming and streaming platforms from the home theater enthusiast's perspective. The panel also talks shop about Warner Media’s recent announcement regarding their 2021 theatrically released movies coming to HBOMax day and date. Is the panel excited about having the option to experience these MEGATON blockbuster movies first in the comfort of their immaculate home theaters? Do they want this trend to continue?! There’s all this and much…much more in episode 34 of “The Fun Waste of Time”!
134 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
WB Blockbuster Movies on HBOMax Same Day as in Theaters!!
In this episode of “The Fun Waste of Time,” the crew has a fantastic discussion about the AT&T/Warner Media announcement that all Warner Bros movies in December and throughout 2021 will be dropped on HBOMax day and date of theatrical release. Will the crew chance going to the commercial theater to see some of these blockbuster heavyweights on the big screen or play it safe and just stream the content in the comfort of their homes? How does this affect the home theater community? The fellas also get deep into whether Disney will have a response to this aggressive move by Warner Media to build up their HBOMax subscriber base. There are rumors floating around that Disney will pull a similar move with its theatrically released movies by having them debut on its streaming service, Disney+. Do the crew believe this is something Disney would do? You won’t believe what they have to say! In video games, the Square Enix Marvel’s Avengers video game and its failure to recoup its development costs is discussed. Based on their experiences with the game, the crew predicts whether Square will be able to breathe new life into the game with its post-launch content and plans. Will it be enough to get its player base to return and turn a profit for Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics? More time has been spent with next-gen consoles and games. The crew share if the start of the next generation of console gaming is living up to expectations or if it’s been more of a disappointment. There’s all this and so much more in episode 33 of “The Fun Waste of Time”.
27 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
Home Theater Experience: Kaleidescape Owner's Review!
In this dedicated "Home Theater Experience" episode, the Kaleidescape Movie Management and Movie Collection System is reviewed. "The Fun Waste of Time" crew gives their hands-on impressions and final thoughts on the premium movie player platform. Is it worth the excessive price tag? Listen in to find out! There's all this and more in this "Home Theater Experience" episode of "The Fun Waste of Time" podcast!
88 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
Xbox Series X, PS5 and Kaleidescape Movie Management System Impressions!
In this episode of “The Fun Waste of Time,” the crew discusses their first-hand impressions of next-gen consoles, Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5! Each member of the crew had the opportunity to play with at least one of the consoles and shares their unfiltered opinions. Does it really feel like we’re in the next generation of gaming or more like a small iterative upgrade? Vin Diesel’s most recent movie, “Bloodshot” didn’t catch fire at the box office. However, Sony Studios and the film’s producers want another shot at a big screen release to try and launch their alternative to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Valiant Comics Cinematic Universe. The crew discusses whether a Bloodshot sequel is warranted, or should Sony just hang the towel on their dreams for a Bloodshot franchise. In "Home Theater Experience" this episode, the crew reviews and shares impressions of the Kaleidescape Movie Management and Movie Collection System. Is the platform worth its excessive price tag?! Be sure to listen in to find out! There’s all this and so much more in episode 32 of “The Fun Waste of Time” podcast!
102 minutes | Oct 22, 2020
PC vs. Console Gaming! Is One Better Than The Other Next Generation?
In this episode of “The Fun Waste of Time,” with just a few weeks until the release of next-gen consoles, the crew dedicates this episode to talk about all the fantastic video game news that dropped over the last few weeks! The crew shares their unfiltered opinions about the reveal of Xbox and PlayStation’s user interface. Which system made the best first impression and has it changed any minds about which system to get first? With Microsoft and Sony embracing PC as a platform to release their games, the crew gets into a detailed and passionate discussion about the merits of PC gaming in relation to console gaming. The crew dives head-first into discussing the advantages and disadvantages of both PC and console, as well as, argue their points for the platform they prefer. NBA 2K21 recently released a new next-gen gameplay trailer that highlights updated features for the game. With next-gen features like ray-tracing, improved character animations, better ball-handling and higher frame-rates, are these improvements enough to justify the seventy dollar price tag? The crew also spends time talking about all the recent games they’ve been having a fantastic time playing! Listen in as they discuss their experiences playing co-op games cross-platform on console and PC. Was anyone’s gameplay hampered or held back due to not having a cohesive shared experience on one platform? There’s all this and much…much more on episode 31 of “The Fun Waste of Time”!
141 minutes | Oct 2, 2020
Massive Gaming News and JVC RS3000/NX9 Native 4K Projector Owner's Review!!
In this episode of “The Fun Waste of Time,” the crew discuss all the FANTASTIC gaming news that’s dropped over the last month! Xbox and Playstation, have finally announced console prices along with launch games for their consoles. Which platform makes the strongest case for consumers to early adopt their console? Did any of the crew join in the console preorder fiasco to get their console of choice?! Microsoft recently bought one of the biggest video game publishers in the industry for a whopping $7.5 billion dollars. Do the crew think this acquisition is enough to help Xbox take the lead from PlayStation this upcoming gaming generation? Home Theater Experience this episode has an EPIC fan and owner’s review of the phenomenal JVC RS3000 Native 4K/8K E-Shift projector! Paired with a 165” diagonal Stewart ST130 G3 Acoustically-Transparent Screen and a Lumagen Radiance Pro video processor, does this extremely high-end, high-dollar projector warrant its asking price? In movie news, the crew discusses Marvel Studios' announcement that they’re making Ant-Man 3! The studio recently revealed that Jonathan Majors, star of HBO Max hit series, “Lovecraft Country” has been cast in a major role and fans are speculating on who he could be playing. There’s all this and so much more in episode 30 of “The Fun Waste of Time”!
91 minutes | Sep 16, 2020
Home Theater Experience - Home Theater Owners Unite!
In this episode of “The Fun Waste of Time” we’ve got a phenomenal dedicated “Home Theater Experience” for you! Industry veteran and long-time home theater enthusiast, Mike Garrett, from AVScience, makes his first appearance on the show. Mike gets deep into his passion for the hobby, shares in-depth details about design and aesthetic choices in his theater and imparts a bit of Audio/Video knowledge inquiring minds and home theater fans will want to know. Our second guest, Matthew Blair, of Brolic Media, was one of the first YouTube content creators to produce a series of detailed videos chronicling his experience building his most recent magnificent theater! He meticulously detailed and tracked his build experience over a number of years and gives thoughtful insight into the build and design process. Listen in as these fantastic guests share their thoughts on the home theater hobby, successes and challenges building their theaters and advice for those in the planning, build or upgrade phase of constructing their home theater!
113 minutes | Sep 1, 2020
Awesome Announcements and Reveals at "DC Fandome" Event!
In this episode of “The Fun Waste of Time,” the crew gets into a heavy and heated discussion about the awesome announcements made at the Warner Media “DC Fandome” event! They share their thoughts and impressions of the most popular announcements and reveals to include the latest "Wonder Woman 84" trailer, video game studio WB Montreal’s "Batman: Gotham Knights" James Gunn’s "The Suicide Squad" movie, Zack Snyder’s first footage of "Justice League: The Snyder Cut", video game studio Rocksteady’s next big game "Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League" and Matt Reeves’ panel and teaser trailer for "The Batman". The crew also gives a brief, but heartfelt tribute to Chadwick Boseman, best known for his portrayal of “King T’Challa” in “Marvel’s Black Panther”. They acknowledge and discuss his contributions to the comic book and film community, as well as, his impact on entertainment and pop culture. In video games, the discussion centers around Sony’s attempt to garner enthusiasm for the Playstation 5 by opening preorders to Playstation owners before any price details about the console have been revealed. Did any of the crew take the bait and put their name in the hat to be the first of the early adopters? Listen in to find out! There’s all this and so much more in episode 28 of “The Fun Waste of Time”!
96 minutes | Aug 11, 2020
The "Batman: Arkham" Developers Are Making A "Suicide Squad" Game!
In this fun-filled episode of “The Fun Waste of Time” the crew discuss popular game studio, Rocksteady’s, most recent announcement and gift to the video game community! The developers responsible for one of the most revered super-hero video game franchises of all time, the “Batman: Arkham” series, recently announced their next big project to be DC’s “Suicide Squad”. Is the crew excited for Rocksteady’s next major entry in the super-hero genre? “Home Theater Experience” makes its return! In this episode, PlayStation exclusive “Ghosts of Tsushima” is reviewed and graded for its story, gameplay, visual fidelity and audio immersion. Is this game worthy enough to recommend that you play it in your theater or game room? In movie talk, the crew discusses the unprecedented agreement between movie studio, Universal Pictures, and the nation’s largest theater exhibitor, AMC, to decrease the theatrical release window. Under the agreement, movies showcased in commercial theaters can be streamed on premium-video-on-demand just after seventeen days of release. Does the crew think this agreement is a good thing for film fans or do they feel it’s one step closer to being the nail in the coffin for commercial theaters? HBOMax is preparing to premiere its next big television event, “Lovecraft Country”. The show takes viewers on an epic supernatural adventure through 1950's Jim Crow America. It addresses racial disparity of the day, while at the same, mixing in heavy elements of fantasy, sci-fi and horror. After reviewing the fantastic trailer, does the crew believe they’ll invest time watching this show on a weekly basis, after the season completes or not at all? In “Comic Book Pull List,” the crew prepares for the “DC Fandome” event debuting August 22nd, 2020. What announcements will Warner Bros. and DC make regarding its comic book, TV and movie properties? The crew joins in the fun and speculates on what they think we'll see! There’s all this and much much more in episode 27 of “The Fun Waste of Time”!
152 minutes | Jul 29, 2020
Home Theater Experience: "Home Theater Owners" Panel Discussion!
In this special episode of “The Fun Waste of Time” we’ve got a FANTASTIC dedicated “Home Theater Experience” episode for you. It’s an in-depth home theater panel discussion with popular “AVS Forum” Blu-ray reviewer and contributor, Ralph Potts, seasoned A/V industry veteran, Craig Peer of “AVScience” and up and coming home theater YouTube personality, Jiles McCoy of “Home Theater Fanatics”. The panel gets into deep-dive conversation about their individual theaters. They give detailed insight into room dimensions, equipment, design, aesthetic choices, acoustics, seating, control systems and other aspects of their home theaters. In addition, the panel spends time sharing their favorite movies and demo material that best shows off their magnificent theaters. If you’d like to see photos of their awesome theaters as you listen to the episode, head over to “The Fun Waste of Time” website and open the “Episodes” tab. All photos can be viewed on the “Episode 26” page. There’s all this and so much more in episode 26 of “The Fun Waste of Time”!
153 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
The Last of Us Part II Deep-Dive Analysis and Review!
In this episode of “The Fun Waste of Time,” it’s a full house! The crew is joined, once again, by the “Home Theater Gamer” Brad Pipkins and it’s an action-packed episode with a lot of great topics. The crew discusses rumors about Michael Keaton’s potential casting as Batman in the upcoming Warner Bros film, “The Flash”. They speculate on which version of Batman he’ll play, an older “Batman Beyond” Bruce Wayne or the “Flashpoint” Batman, in which Thomas Wayne (Bruce’s father) dons the mantle. In TV news, the crew discusses the surprise announcement of a “Fallout” TV show based on the popular video game franchise. Will the game’s world and premise make for a compelling TV series? Is the crew excited about the show premiering on streaming platform Amazon Prime as opposed to network TV? Will the “Westworld” creators treat the property with the respect it deserves? All questions asked within the episode. Comic Book Pull List returns! The conversation centers around whether Warner Media will dismantle its DC Universe streaming platform or reposition it for another purpose. TV shows and movies are being pulled from DC Universe and sent to other streaming platforms and networks. With limited live-action TV shows, animated features and movies will DC Universe survive Warner Media’s internal restructuring with most resources heading over to HBO Max? In video games, NBA 2K21 is the first game to raise its price on next-gen consoles. Will other game developers and companies follow its lead and raise the price of their games as well? Is NBA 2K21 the right game to take the lead on the price hike? The crew has some very strong opinions about this. Listen in to hear what they have to say! To close the show, the crew go in deep with their spoiler-filled review of “The Last of Us Part 2”! Feelings and opinions about the game vary drastically from one member to another. Did the crew feel it was a worthy follow-up to its marvelous predecessor, the first "The Last of Us"? You’ve got to hear it to believe it! There’s all this and much more in episode 25 of “The Fun Waste of Time” podcast!
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