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In regards to the "why do games ask us to hold buttons now to confirm stuff?" question, I'm going to guess that it's a way to get around having a separate "are you sure?" prompt for potentially destructive actions.

If I recall my game testing days correctly, Technical Requirement Checklists often require some kind of preventative measure to ensure the user doesn't destroy data. Making everything a button hold would be easier than flagging certain actions to have pop-up boxes and then having to check them all to make sure they work correctly.

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When is this Formula e race this weekend?

Can't find where or when exactly it's streaming. Why the hell does it have to be so hard to find this stuff?

Race times are almost universally difficult to find (compiling Race Around the World takes me quite a while!). But if we go off of this page and assume the times are local, then...

The Formula E Buenos Aires ePrix starts at 11am Pacific time, 4pm local (click here to see when that is in your timezone).

I think it'll be streamed on their YouTube channel for everyone (that information is also hard to find). However, if you live in any of these countries, the race may show up on television for you.

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Ah, weird! Apologies, don't know how I got that in my head!

Around 36 minutes, when @drewbert and @dannyodwyer were talking about the history of NASCAR, Drew incorrectly referred to the cars as being front wheel drive, which they aren't (and have never been). The cars were much closer to "stock" up until around 1989 when the domestic manufacturers began switching to downsized front wheel drive platforms with V6 and smaller engines. There was even a homologation rule up until the 70s, which is what resulted in crazy things like the Plymouth Superbird being put up for public sale.

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Watching the team last week browse animal videos while a game installs because they didn't prepare ahead of time or have a backup plan and then this week a podcast that I can't listen to as a podcast is a real bummer.

Whoops, sorry, looks like the link to the podcast didn't go up at the same time as the video. This is fixed now, but here's the link anyway!

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@frytup: it annoys me when I'm going to a movie with a group of friends though. Most of us get our tickets online early and then we never get seated together because people don't get their tickets at the same time.

$50 for a haircut? WTF, lol. I don't think I've ever paid more than $20.

Also, surprised that Drew hasn't heard of Digital Foundry before. I feel like they've been talked about consistently since earlier into last generation.

I've known of Digital Foundry for years, but my point was that they seem to be everywhere these days! They do great work (I've always thought of them as the gaming equivalent of DPReview), and it's super cool seeing them gain significantly more exposure recently. That they were a subset of Eurogamer was news to me, however.

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Any help on the song at the end or is it too generic?

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@unastrike man why is the premium late again?

A CBS-wide outage occurred as that video was processing. A fix is in the works. Sorry!

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@drewbert: Quick correction, even though you somewhat corrected yourself during the Call of Duty 2 demo: "Panzershrek" means "armour-terror", (not "tank-terror"); "panzer" in the WWII connotation was shorthand for Panzerkampfwagen (armoured war vehicle). The German "Panther" tank was a type of tank, (from 1943-1945) but not all German WWII tanks were "Panthers".

Ooohhh, gotcha. That makes a lot more sense! Thanks!

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@outrager said:

Is there an archive of the Drew/Alexis Extra Life stream?

There will be! It's just taking a while to process. It'll probably be up later in the day tomorrow!

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