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1×11 hellyeah! show: shall we play a game?

In this playful episode of the hellyeah! show, we discuss the recent BlackBerry service outage, the iPhone 4S and Siri, and Instapaper before Alan launches into a preview of this fall’s video game release lineup.

Check out the show notes after the break…

Welcome back, BlackBerry

  • three day outage
  • 12 free apps as compensation
  • another embarrassing CEO video
  • BlackBerry still can’t do IMAP, hello?

iPhone 4S

  • a nice bump but not ground-breaking
  • or is it?  Siri is wildly popular, resulting in network issues for AT&T (shocker)
  • STSS: http://s—
  • what a personality!


  • “save for later”
  • nicer formatting, especially useful for mass transit commutes
  • chrome extension: instachrome is my favorite
  • comparison with Apple “Read Later” feature?
  • new instapaper 4 iOS apps launched TODAY

Alan’s fall video game preview

The Good

  • NBA 2K12 (PC, X360, PS3)
  • Batman: Arkham City (X360, PS3)
  • Uncharted 3 (PS3)
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PC, X360, PS3)
  • Saints Row: The Third (PC, X360, PS3)

Too Soon To Tell

  • Forza 4 (X360)
  • Battlefield 3 (PC, X360, PS3)
  • Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (PC, X360, PS3)

These Will Probably Suck (or already do)

  • RAGE (PC, X360, PS3)
  • Rocksmith (PC, X360, PS3)
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PC, X360, PS3)
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic (PC)


Alan would like to know what we're telling them this week.