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What does Xbox Series X mean for the future of consoles? And why are Michael Bay and Martin Scorsese going direct to Netflix?

Does their latest work compare favourably to the greatest era of television ever – and which shows have had the best single season drops of all time?

All this and more, including Nic and Shay giving a mixed bag of their biggest moments of 2019.

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We’ll be back in 2020!

Nic’s been watching the fantastic Watchmen while Seamus has been annoyed at just how few people will get to watch Tokyo 2020 in 4K.

But then they’re both annoyed at Star Wars ‘fans’. Plus two happy anniversaries – RunPee at 10, and Playstation at 25!

All that and another bewildered look at the Cybertruck.

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It’s a week of nuisances for our intrepid hosts this week. Nic wants to see the death of calling anything cyber again, and Seamus is bemused by Facebook’s PR talking points chatbot for its workers.

And do drone noise regulations need federal rules before it all gets out of hand?

Plus queen conspiracies, Star Citizen and can’t we get a ‘just right’ phone plan that doesn’t apply the cinema popcorn pricing rule?

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And, as always, subscribe in your favourite podcast apps or via Spotify.

This week Nic and Seamus talk Minecraft Earth and get a little sidetracked reminiscing about the first days of Pokemon Go.

Plus Seamus delivers a double dose of good security hygiene with Brave browser 1.0 and Yubikey (by Yubico), and Nic explores the state of subscription services in gaming, including the new Telstra deal.

And the big question – is Disney giving us too much Star Wars?

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And, as always, subscribe in your favourite podcast apps or via Spotify.

This week we talk about why Seamus has quit Facebook (but not exactly deleted it), how Nic is preparing to automate his new home, and the Disney+ 4:3 ratio Simpsons problem.

Plus we talk Outer Worlds, Death Stranding, and loving games because they exist even if we never want to play them. And some breaking news around the launch of a new 16-inch MacBook Pro.

Also… while recording the show it was officially revealed that The Simpsons will indeed be on Disney+ at local launch. So ignore Seamus when he talks about it not being on there when it launches next week.

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Nic and Seamus talk Pixel 4, Sonos Move, and the whole “Is Marvel cinema?” conundrum, plus Disney, err, Plus. Seamus also has a big problem with big gaming keyboards.

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Homework: Nic wants everyone to watch at least the first episode of Watchmen before we discuss it next week!

Nic and Seamus catch up face-to-face at PAX Australia 2019 live in Melbourne to talk about the show, what they saw, what they did, what panels they were taking part in, plus a bunch of tangents are explored along the way.

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Join Nic Healey and Seamus Byrne (yes, that’s me) for the new Byteside podcast. We chat tech, games and culture, staying out of the weeds of the weekly news to explore new things, old things, fun things, sad things, whatever things just make us desperate to mull them over each week (ish).

For the first show we explore Fallout 76, D&D, esports corruption, Vampire: The Masquerade, Neal Stephenson’s latest, and that goose the whole world is talking about.

Enjoy the first episode and we’ll be back again with a show from PAX Australia this weekend!

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