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BNOTECHCAST Episode 13: Has it been one year already?

Bastian Noffer's TECHCASTI started this podcast on February 20th 2021 and the recording of this episode took place exactly one year later live on stream. I added a bit of a AMA at the end of the news items that are discussed as part of this episode. Since there was only one week between the recording of this episode and the previous one there are only a few topics to discuss and a lot of follow-up.

Topics:

  • Steam Deck replacement parts
  • Apple’s custom SSDs very slow
  • Microsoft used the situation at Activision Blizzard
  • Simula One drops plans for Kickstarter
  • AMA “ask me anything”

The edited version will be available via Spreaker in Audio format and Video later on Odysee. The podcast will be availible again at 8:30 pm CET.

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Show links updated on March 9th, due to copy & paste error, sorry everyone!

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BNOTECHCAST Live this Sunday February 20th – 1 year #anniversary edition with #AMA

One year ago the journey for “Bastian Noffer’s TECHCAST” started with the first episode. Back then the podcast was a pre-recorded format which I changed to a live recording back in November. I am proud to say that one year after starting the Podcast I am not only continuing it, but keeping my two week release schedule for the audio version of the podcast.

Since there were no contributions for the AMA portion of todays show I will revisit some topics of the old episodes, since there are quite a few new people following the show now and probably not all of you have watched or listened to the old episodes. However I will be taking questions from chat spontainiously. Nevertheless here is our topic list for today:

  • AMA “ask me anything”
  • Steam Deck replacement parts
  • Apple’s custom SSDs very slow
  • Microsoft and Activision Blizzard
  • Simula One drops plans for Kickstarter

We will go live today at 4 pm CET over on Twitch and on Youtube. The audio version of todays recording will hit your favorite podcast platform next Sunday right in line of the publishing schedule. The edited video version will probably hit Odysee at some time this week.

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BNOTECHCAST Episode 6: The future is now

Bastian Noffer's TECHCASTThis is the start of BNOTECHCAST Season 2! Since we are recording the podcast now as part of a Twitch Livestream.

The episode will premiere again on Youtube today at 8:00 pm CET and Spreaker, as well as your favorite podcast platforms, at 8:30 pm CET.

Show notes for today:

We will kick of the BNOTECHCAST LIVE series with the following topics:
– Facebook becomes META
– Is Linux ready for the average consumer?
– Windows 11 trouble with Intel Alder Lake
– Valve’s Steam Deck delayed
– .NET Conf 2021
– Steamworks Steam Deck Developer Conference

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TECHCAST LIVE 2021-11-14 – Facebook, Linux, Alder Lake, Steam Deck, .NET

Bastian Noffer's TECHCASTToday at 4 pm CET we will kick of the BNOTECHCAST LIVE series with the following topics:

  • Facebook becomes META
  • Is Linux ready for the average consumer?
  • Windows 11 trouble with Intel Alder Lake
  • Valve’s Steam Deck delayed
  • .NET Conf 2021
  • Steamworks Steam Deck Developer Conference

The event will kick of with a pre-show of 15-30 minutes depending on how many people are joining in live. After that we will get into recording mode for the podcast itself and will end the stream with a Discussion / Q&A.

So feel free to spread the word and join me over at twitch.tv/bno2006 for todays live show. In case you can not attend live the full recording of the stream will go onto Youtube tomorrow afternoon.

The podcast version will premiere on Youtube today at 8 pm CET and it will hit Spreaker at 8:30 pm CET for your favorite podcast apps.

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My personal take on the whole digital store controversy

So what is the digital store controversy? This goes back to the Epic Games vs. Apple lawsuite that I discussed in my podcasts episode 2 back in February. The problem is that as specially in the smartphone and tablet sector you have two dominating platforms iOS by Apple and Android by Google. Both of these platforms come with their own digital software stores the App Store and the Google Play Store. Since these are the default stores most users stick to them, provided they have an option, which they don’t have on iOS. This results in Apple and Google being able to dictate the prices and conditions for sales on these stores, which is not great when it comes to competition and competitive pricing.

Epic Games is suing Apple over these conditions and ideally would like to bring their Epic Games Store, a competitor to Valve Software’s Steam Store, Electronic Arts Origin Store on Windows PC, to iOS. This lawsuit already is digging up a lot of interesting information about the industry. And I am not saying that an open market would not be beneficial as specially to us developers and the consumer at large.

The main problem for me goes a bit deeper than this general idea of the open market since we are talking about different categories of devices when we talk about digital stores. Why does the type of device matter in this discussion? – You will probably ask, since the functionality of a store and the associated business models should be the same.

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