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Make It So – This is Only a Test 535 – 1/23/20



Two big stories dominate this week: the premiere of the highly-anticipated Star Trek: Picard show and Valve answers questions about Half-Life: Alyx in a Reddit AMA! Plus, streaming service confusion, Apple’s rumored “budget” iPhone, love for Pavlov VR, and a moment of science!

Note: Picard episode 1 spoiler discussions begin at around 21:00 and end at 48:00. Watch for the red alert light!

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Pop Culture News 47:23
Technology News 1:18:15
Moment of Science 1:33:52
VR Minute 1:42:49

Christian Nönken
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Christian Nönken

10 seconds in: "NOPE, not watching this episode then."

Hoplite 22
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Hoplite 22

Disney is gonna have a real short fall in sign ups in the rest of the world, can't launch digital media in only one place these days.

a _gilling
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a _gilling

Have you guys not tried out Wolves In The Walls in VR. Thats easily the best short film in VR and is fully interactive. https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/2272579216119318/?locale=en_GB

betruet
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betruet

I really need to get my CPU upgrade before March!

Chris Stacey
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Chris Stacey

Barnacles don't carry you upwards?! What?! Please Valve – make it an option!

Scott S
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Scott S

Though Picard was fantastic

Andy Parker
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Andy Parker

i thought it was boring…with Kurtzman involved you could predict what was going to happen. Cue one Mary Sue, some really dire scripting and the usual tropes and you end up with this.

Daniel DC88
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Daniel DC88

You guys should get on the EU PCVR Pavlov servers, we will give you a run for your money! Dave is not going to put Pavlov on the Quest store because he has it in for Facebook. Voice chat is what makes online games, I’d prefer that they kept it on by default.

Sid DeHound
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Sid DeHound

Its just a Movie.

Kevin D
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Kevin D

You guys need to interview Shane, the creator of Sidequest.

TheRanblingjohnny
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TheRanblingjohnny

Watch measure of a man.

Steven Stewart
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Steven Stewart

I watched this for more than 2 minutes and can confirm I definitely chose to view it.

Comander555666
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Comander555666

lol I thought the red wine was for the show

Steven Stewart
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Steven Stewart

Over 2 hours!! Whooohoo. You have just made my day. Thanks guys.

CH R
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CH R

Fourth

Kevin Williams
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Kevin Williams

VR Minute – 1:42:47

Fizzy
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Fizzy

hi guys

ToasterBurner35
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ToasterBurner35

Appreciate it Norm!

Rade-Blunner
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Rade-Blunner

CBS: this year is garbage, we're going to transport you to the 2300s

Also CBS: we're explicitly making the show about all the garbage

TTRaven
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TTRaven

So… Pavlov Shack…

Was, still is, planned to come to the store

Dec 19th 2019 was the original plan… parties had issues pushed to Feb 2020

The delay from Feb 2020 to the absolute end date of Feb 2021 (Feb 2021 being if everything goes wrong, that’s the final final) due to Oculus slow QA
June is planed for v1.0

But still planned to come to the store

you could’ve sideloaded it a while ago through the discord, which in most Testers opinions, discord (install.bat) is the better option

Tavikles
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Tavikles

Week by Week review please!

Svante Färjh
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Svante Färjh

Pavlov Shack is coming to the store, Dave had to delay it over the holidays to get more time to apply some spit and polish for performance and clean up the UI etc. Forming parties etc should be available on release, which last I heard is sometimes in the first 2-3 months of 2020.

billix0
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billix0

Maybe Disney can do better with these VR promotional experiences for Frozen II. But it seems like two or so years ago a bunch of studios tried these with big tent-pole releases and no one was interested. I remember they had these VR short films for Suicide Squad, IT, Jurrasic World, and Hunger Games. But nobody cared.

noelsterSF
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noelsterSF

could the awkward theme take any longer?

budgetworkflow.com
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budgetworkflow.com

Picard! In Canada you can view on crave.ca from Bell, but their site has no support links. I have never seen that before. I am sad right now. My Bank Of Montreal MasterCard doesn't work with Bell. 🙁

Bill Wells
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Bill Wells

Please clear something up for me. At about 1:08:30, it sounds like they're discussing the concept of a show, but the word sounds like conceit or concede. This is not the first time that I've heard this form Norm and the gang. Perhaps I'm not hearing clearly, but what are they saying?

Lord LOC
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Lord LOC

To be clear, it was Starfleet that wound up not helping the Romulans, not the Federation itself. Picard made that quite clear.

Lord LOC
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Lord LOC

To be clear, it was Starfleet that wound up not helping the Romulans, not the Federation itself. Picard made that quite clear.

Sandra Payne
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Sandra Payne

OMG guys, you're getting to be as bad as Twitter or Facebook for near instantaneous spoilers! One week should be the bare minimum for spoilercasts, the show just came out hours ago, and then to add insult to injury it was in the middle of the show not the end so those of us who listen in the car have to just stop listening since it's not safe to try and fast forward to when it's over while driving. This has literally been the first time ever a video has annoyed me enough to give it a thumbs down on… Read more »

Arts & crafts TV
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Arts & crafts TV

Nice 💋🎈💖🤘👍❤️

Jay Pase
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Jay Pase

I know you guys are excited but it's waaaaaay too early for Picard spoilers !!! The show only released hours ago . . .

Reuben Handel
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Reuben Handel

Apparently Star Trek is getting rid of the Prime Directive because of Trump and Brexit

Sky Walkies
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Sky Walkies

The Rise of Skywalker was a financial success but a fans failure.

Marco Costantini
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Marco Costantini

"The order [of the rover names] biases the list a little bit" Norm, we love you but ease up a bit on the pedantics.

Dilun Ho
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Dilun Ho

The background color for spoilers look like the color orange to me instead of red

Adamsappletechsupport
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Adamsappletechsupport

if you had a look at asia, especially indonesia, the SE / 5s is super popular here.

Ellie Pelton
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Ellie Pelton

First, sorry!