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Esports Time to Shine and Doom Eternal Impressions
Mar 27 • 21 min
In This Episode…Another week of lockdowns and there’s a new episode of Digital Coffee! This week, I talk about the latest gaming news and esports, Epic Game Store and Doom Eternal impressions. Enjoy!Show Notes● [01:07] Another Streamer is signing…
Games You Should Play While During the COVID-19 Quarantine
Mar 20 • 20 min
In This Episode…Gamers are ready for this quarantine. Get your coffee cups ready, because, I have a list of games you should play while quarantined. We may not have to go to work, but, working and having fun is part of working from home. Plus, new updates…
Cancellations, Updates, and Loot Shooters
Mar 13 • 23 min
In This Episode…More events are being canceled because of the COVID-19 virus. It’s sad to see some many events being canceled. However, it’s a great time to game with many businesses telling their employees not to come in. We’ve got Command and Conquer…
Let’s Not Overreact and Halo CE Returns
Mar 6 • 21 min
In This Episode…Halo CE is finally here! It’s been about two decades since Halo was released and it looks better than ever! Plus, why we all need to be prepared but chill out about this virus. We need to stay home and play more games!Show Notes● [00:49]…
Updates Galore and When Should a Game Change
Feb 28 • 33 min
In This Episode…It’s that time! A freshly brewed episode of Digital Coffee is here! There are many updates this week that I took the time to go through what was important to you! Today’s main topic is when you should fundamentally change a game. We’ve…
Ninja is Wrong
Feb 21 • 20 min
In This Episode…Being an athlete can be tough, especially if you are an influential figure like Ninja. He said something that people are split. I for one think he could have expressed himself in a better way, find out what I’m talking about the latest…
Where the Gaming Industry is going
Feb 14 • 30 min
I go over stats from Facebook Gaming’s recent study on the gaming market as a whole. It’s some great insights for marketers. I also talk about COD MW season two, Division 2, Anthem rework, a new game from Riot and more!Show Notes● [01:08] LOL developer is…
PC Gaming Industry Revenue Down in 2019 and My Best and Worst Games
Feb 7 • 31 min
In This Episode…We are already in month two of 2020 and this week I discuss what games I liked from 2019, and why was gaming revenue down in 2019. There are many factors involved and partly because Epic chose to confuse consumers, and, bad games getting…
What I’m Looking Forward to in 2020
Jan 31 • 27 min
In This Episode…Digital Coffee is all new and ready for 2020! It’s the first episode of 2020. This episode talks about what I want to see from the gaming industry in 2020. It’s always better games, but, what games and how publishers go about it, is…
This is Digital Coffee
Jan 30 • 1 min
Welcome to Digital Coffee! If you ever wonder what this podcast is all about, this is the best intro for you! Enjoy some coffee and let’s talk about PC Gaming For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy
Why I don’t want Award Shows
Dec 20, 2019 • 15 min
In This Episode…It’s almost the end of the year. That means people will say the dumbest things during award shows. Developers can be the worst. This week I’m talking about why I don’t watch or go to award shows. It seems to be pointless and I’ll tell you…
The Epic Farce: A Tale of the Epic Game Store
Dec 13, 2019 • 21 min
In This Episode…I discuss the latest new games, gaming updates and news. Personally, I like that GOG Galaxy 2.0 is in open beta. It’s the best game launcher I’ve used so far. However, Epic is terrible and so is the gaming and tech media for attempting to…
Why are there few women in esports
Dec 6, 2019 • 26 min
In This Episode…There’s been a lot of talk about women in esports. For some, it’s an important issue. For others, it doesn’t matter. However, the influencers are talking about it. I talk about data behind who plays on what platform. The motivation behind…
The Force is strong with Fallen Order Review and Gaming Lists
Nov 29, 2019 • 32 min
The holiday season is in full swing! You’re probably searching for the best video games to get yourself or a loved one. This week I talk about the best video games, both new and old to get and a review on Jedi: Fallen Order. Is this the best Star Wars…
The Best PC Gaming Gifts For Your Gamer Part 2
Nov 22, 2019 • 24 min
I continue giving my list of some of the best gaming gear to buy this holiday season. Last week I went over the mice, keyboards and headsets. This week is about stream decks, capture cards, lights, and green screen. Everything to get your gamer into…
The Best PC Gaming Gifts For Your Gamer
Nov 15, 2019 • 31 min
The holiday season is almost here! It means that you are scrambling to find gifts to get your gamer, or, your the gamer that needs to find gifts that your loved ones can get you. You’re in luck! This week, I’m talking about the best gaming mice and…
Blizz the Con and Why Marketers are NOT to Blame for the Bad Games
Nov 8, 2019 • 28 min
BlizzCon came and went with some announcements on that were not a surprise. Blizzard is releasing Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4. However, they are a long way off for a release date. I talk about those games and why people need to stop blaming marketers for all…
We Need a New Innovation in Downloading Games
Nov 1, 2019 • 29 min
It’s getting ridiculous. The download file sizes for video games is insane. Call of Duty Modern Warfare is 128 GB. Red Dead Redemption 2 is 100 GB. There needs to be a new way to download games. I talk about this and why with data caps, it’s getting…
My Top Ten Scariest Games
Oct 25, 2019 • 29 min
Halloween is almost here! It’s time to break out the top ten lists of the scariest games. I’m not a big fan of these games, but, there some fun to be had. Even though I get scared of these quite easily, doesn’t mean I have not played most of the scariest…
The China Conundrum
Oct 18, 2019 • 28 min
Principles. It’s hard to keep. We’ve seen this recently with Blizzard and the Hong Kong protests. Blizzard has had a rough few weeks. I discuss why it’s important to reverse their decision and why they are right to keep things about gaming. Listen…
The Future of Gaming? Look to the Cloud!
Oct 8, 2019 • 25 min
Gaming is at an interesting crossroads. We are seeing great strides in the esports industry, and, cloud gaming is finally coming of age. It’s not there yet, but, it’s getting its time in the sun. Find out why I think the future will be cloud gaming, and…
Why Gamers are to Blame for DLC and Microtransaction and Pin this Gaming Companies
Oct 4, 2019 • 31 min
Another AAA game another controversy. Ghost Recon: Breakpoint and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019 have an image problem with gamers. However, it’s a business decision to continue selling microtransactions. The problem is with gamers. We do buy them. The…
A Perspective on the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Controversies
Oct 2, 2019 • 15 min
I talked briefly about the two controversies plaguing Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2019. After seeing furthermore information about it’s understandable why gamers are upset. However, I’m going to take a different approach and try to explain why the “higher…
COD: MW 2019 Outrage and Why Subscription Services will Win the Future of Peripherals
Sep 27, 2019 • 24 min
Oh boy! Another dramafest for gamers. COD: Modern Warfare has one part of a mode that is exclusive. So? Why does it matter? I share my opinion on this episode. The reason I break from the rest of influential gamers is because there seems to be a narrow…
Your Next New Game will Require a Subscription
Sep 20, 2019 • 30 min
Before steam, getting new games on PC require a gamer to go to the store. It was yours after the transaction was complete. Now, we have several digital distribution sites, and, no one really owns anything anymore. Excluding GOG or Good Old Games, once you…
HOW-TO: Write a Contract for Influencers
Sep 13, 2019 • 24 min
The last part of the series. This week, I’m discussing contracts. The worst part in getting a stream team together. I discuss breaking up contracts into the groups in the excel spreadsheet and what is the most important parts of the contract. Show…
HOW-TO: Contact Steamers To Join Your Team
Sep 6, 2019 • 24 min
You’ve got a list of the streamers you want to work with, great! Now is the time to contact them. In this episode, I go through some tips on how to effectively contact them. Do not be the marketer who gets no response!If you don’t care about what the…
HOW-TO: Start a Streamer Affiliate Program
Aug 30, 2019 • 26 min
For many, gaming companies and gaming peripheral companies, having been influenced program is essential. Many gamers love to watch streamer play their favorite games, this also can help boost sales on games or peripherals. Getting the right streamer is…
Video Games are Not Your Scapegoat
Aug 9, 2019 • 31 min
Video games get become the convenient scapegoat when horrific acts of violence happen. The problem is there are many studies but few find significant link between acts of violence and violent video games. It’s fortunate that politicians seem to always…
The Diversity of First Person Shooters
Aug 2, 2019 • 23 min
It seems the FPS genre is the healthiest it’s been in years! This week I go over the dynamic there is in the FPS genre. I’ll discuss why the FPS genre is the diversity and the latest in gaming news!Thinking back, I’m amazed about how many different types…
The Rise of Neutral Marketing
Jul 26, 2019 • 37 min
Time and again, we see marketing going off the rails. It’s due to most agency being in major cities and not understanding the makeup of their audience. It can be to score awards or give some social points from the minority. MARKETING is about growing a…
Why I’m Not Excited for New Games
Jul 19, 2019 • 41 min
Every year we get loads of new games coming out, and, every year it seems like I care less and less about them in general. The industry seems to be going too generic. Everything seems like the same premise, the same plot. Nothing new, except for…
Video Editor Showdown: DaVinic Resolve vs. Adobe Premiere
Jul 12, 2019 • 29 min
If you’ve ever been wondering if there is a better or cheaper alternatives to Adobe Premiere, then this is the episode for you! Adobe has built impressive software over the years, but, the subscription model seems like a waste of money. If you feel like…
Steam Summer Sale 2019 is Here and Rage 2 Review
Jun 28, 2019 • 35 min
Rage 2. It’s a game no one expected to get a sequel. The first Rage was fun, but, no one saw this coming. A new developer is creating this interesting open world game full of enemies to kill in creative ways. Find out if it’s as good or better than the…
The State of Social Media in 2019
Jun 21, 2019 • 34 min
Social Media. It’s the one topic everyone talks about, but, no one knows how to fix it. Calls from both sides claiming how bad it’s gotten and business caught in the middle trying to decide which side is “right.”As a private citizen you don’t have to…
E3 2019 Lackluster Show and How to Fix “Toxic” Culture
Jun 14, 2019 • 33 min
E3 2019 is here! That means gaming publishers releasing their slick gaming trailers for gamers to get excited about. Except, this year, was ok, Sony skipped out on the press conference and there was something different about this year’s show. Find out why…
STARTING OR UPGRADING A PODCAST: CHOOSING THE RIGHT SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS AND TOOLS
Jun 7, 2019 • 45 min
Starting or upgrading a podcast can be hard. Choosing the right tools can be difficult. This week I dive into what social media platforms are available and what tools to use!Never be on every single Social Media, but, do not put all your eggs in one…
Battle of the Digital Distribution Sites: Origin
May 31, 2019 • 24 min
There are some many digital distribution sites, it’s hard to keep track. Most are vanity programs that only showcase a publisher’s game. As more publishers flock to getting their own digital distribution site up and running, is it worth installing them?…
STARTING OR UPGRADING A PODCAST: CHOOSING THE RIGHT SOFTWARE, PODCAST HOSTING SITE, OR WEB
May 24, 2019 • 70 min
Starting or upgrading a podcast can be hard. Choosing the right tools can be difficult. This week I dive into what tools for hosting a podcast, content creation, launching a live video, websites, and on demand printing companies.There are a lot of…
Battle of the Digital Distribution Sites: Bethesda Launcher
May 17, 2019 • 31 min
There are some many digital distribution sites, it’s hard to keep track. Most are vanity programs that only showcase a publisher’s game. As more publishers flock to getting their own digital distribution site up and running, is it worth installing them?…
STARTING OR UPGRADING A PODCAST: WHAT VIDEO EQUIPMENT SHOULD YOU BUY
May 10, 2019 • 63 min
You’ve got your audio setup for your podcast, now you want to do video. What is the best setup for you? Should I get a DSLR or a webcam? What’s a stream deck? Find out all you need on this episode of Digital Coffee.Show Notes:What to…
Why Loot Shooters Should Be Single Player Only
May 3, 2019 • 38 min
Loot shooters gained popularity with the launch of the original Borderlands. It morphed the shooter genre to emphasis loot. It was a great game and the sequel made it even better. Then came the live loot shooters. Destiny tried to take the formula and…
STARTING OR UPGRADING A PODCAST: WHAT AUDIO EQUIPMENT SHOULD YOU GET
Apr 26, 2019 • 93 min
Podcasting is becoming the biggest industry in audio. There are some many options and finding the right equipment is the first step to creating a great podcast. This week, we are discussing the audio equipment to buy for a podcast. Let’s dig in and find…
Is Steam A Monopoly?
Apr 19, 2019 • 39 min
The big conversation in gaming about Steam and Epic Gaming Store. There are gamers are both sides claiming steam is monopoly and Epic is good for competition. The other side’s best argument is hovered around choice. This week we look at the economics of…
Let’s Address this RGB PC build and Tech News
Apr 12, 2019 • 22 min
Ahhh PC building can be difficult if there is not enough information on particular products. RGB has been a stable in PC gaming for several years now. The new evolution in RGB is Addressable RGB. There is a difference and even the connection is different.…
Exclusively Epic, Battlefront 2 and looting through Division 2
Apr 5, 2019 • 33 min
Epic Games, what can be said about them. They are the ones that have created a great gaming engine, several popular gaming franchises, and the most popular game in the world right now. However, all that goodwill is being burned because of their…
It’s all about the Apple products and services
Mar 29, 2019 • 25 min
It’s that time again! Apple has announced new products and new services for Apple fans to buy. 2019 is the year that Apple fully goes into the subscription-based model. Plus, the return of the iPad Mini. Many people thought this product was dead, but,…
So Much Loot, So Many Problems. Plus, Anthem Review
Mar 22, 2019 • 32 min
Loot shooters, they are a sub-genre of shooters that emphasizes on getting loot and has some RPG elements. Their premise sounds great, but, many developers do not make them great. We have Destiny, Division, and now Anthem. They have so many problems with…
Digital Coffee’s First Episode of 2019
Mar 15, 2019 • 44 min
It’s been a long time coming, but, Digital Coffee is back! This week I am discussing my predictions for tech, marketing, and gaming. Tech moves fast and sometimes we miss the finer points and even major highlights in these industries. This week, I go over…
midweekmarketing3.28.18
Mar 28, 2018 • 28 min
Controversies are always going to happen. The problem is, most advertisers/marketers do not care if it doesn’t affect the bottom line. They say how terrible it is just to get leverage on a company.Topics Discussed:Facebook Showdown Custom Audience in…
The State of Social Media in 2018
Mar 26, 2018 • 33 min
Show Topics:Facebook and the terrible messThe reaction to the Facebook messTwitter’s unclear rulesWho is running this business?YouTube is going to piss off peopleWhat you should do about it.Like this show? Support me on Patreon or Maker Support. For…
Twitter Needs Helps, Snapchat and Instagram are in trouble, and Bumble Censors
Mar 12, 2018 • 26 min
It’s always a sticky situation when companies try to censor their users. It happened with Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Now it’s Bumble’s turn. The CEO wants to ultimately censor the net because she somehow has the moral authority to do it. Banning one…
Twitch and equality? Hunt: Showdown, Overwatch and more!
Feb 26, 2018 • 23 min
I love that gaming gets so much attention. Twitch is a powerhouse in the gaming industry, and they even have grants, but, seriously where’s the equality? I thought that’s what silicon valley is all about? No? Ok, well I discuss this and more!Show…
Snapchat Redesign woos, Russian mania and Peter Thiel Says Goodbye to Silicon Valley
Feb 19, 2018 • 22 min
Redesigns of social media rarely are met with customers happy. Most people hate it, and others do not care. Snapchat has an uphill battle, but, most people will deal with it.What I Talk About:Snapchat RedesignWhy People Hate itWhy It’s Not a Big…
Why It’s Important To Be Clear About Your Policies
Feb 12, 2018 • 20 min
Marketing can be difficult. Writing policies for a group of forums can be tedious and unclear. I found following the law is the best way to write policies. Why is it so hard to many to understand this? I talk on this on the new episode of Morning…
Digital Coffee is Back!
Feb 4, 2018 • 39 min
Digital Coffee is back! 2018 is already an interesting year. This year we have people going crazy over Net Neutrality and being wrong about the whole policy. Find out why they’re wrong.Topics:Net NeutralitySnapchat EcommerceRobhinhood and CryptoFacebook…
Why the Tech Media All Sounds The Same, How to do an online debate and online dating is terrible
Oct 2, 2017 • 36 min
Today’s EpisodeThe tech media seems all the same. They are all the same political ideology and talk less about tech and more about social-political topics. I want tech to be about tech. We do not need more of this. I miss when tech was tech!Show…
The Death of Digital Advertising
Sep 27, 2017 • 32 min
Today’s EpisodeDigital Advertising is the beard and butter of online businesses. However, we’ve been abusing this for so long, that people are not wanting to see it. What went wrong? I will talk about this in the new episode.Topics I will Talk…
The Equifax Epic Fail and The iPhone X, “eh” effect.
Sep 20, 2017 • 28 min
Today’s EpisodeEquifax is plain awful. A company that stores very personal information should have done a better job at safeguarding that. Now, we have to deal with their mistake. Find out what I say about this and the iPhone X.Show Topics:The Equifax…
Why Content Standards and Marketing Plans are important and PR Fail of the week!
Sep 14, 2017 • 30 min
Today’s EpisodeIt happens. Lots of companies have a PR fail or two. Sometimes it’s a bad decision and sometimes it’s a stupid decision. Be sure you mitigate the stupid decisions. Be sure you do not make the stupid decision. I also talk about content…
Gamescom and Matt Lee and Destiny 2 Beta impressions
Sep 3, 2017 • 39 min
Today’s EpisodeShow Timeline:Rebuttal on Matt Lees Presentation at GamescomVideoMy thoughts about Destiny 2 betaHighlights of the Show:Matt, you look like you created this in 15 minutesYou make a lot of assertions without factsMatt, what is the…
Snapchat is doing fine, and Marketing go back to the basics
Aug 28, 2017 • 35 min
Today’s EpisodeSnapchat has been under fire by not doing as well, as many people would have liked. However, that’s not true. Snapchat is getting more younger demographics than Facebook. The only saving grace for Facebook is Instagram. We could see the…
Tech Companies to Everyone: We have the right way to think.
Aug 20, 2017 • 45 min
Today’s EpisodeIn the beginning of the tech industry, they were the misfits, the ones people did not understand. Now, they are the elites, telling people what business they can run, people they can love, and share. These companies are proving that the…
Amazon Prime Day a hit and the latest in marketing news
Jul 17, 2017 • 23 min
Today’s EpisodeIt’s an interesting time in marketing. We are moving closer and closer to a multi-strategy based upon sight and sound. There will be other avenues, but, this is where the new frontier is at. Amazon helped start this at the home and the…
The Internet Strikes back and New features from Snapchat and Instagram
Jul 9, 2017 • 38 min
Today’s EpisodeNew features from Snapchat is a good sign. They’ve taken a beating in the stock market and for user growth. I talk about this new Instagram feature and more tech news here.Show Timeline:New IntroQualcomm and Apple battle it outIndia wants…
Twitter updates, Periscope super hearts and staying hungry
Jun 26, 2017 • 47 min
Today’s EpisodeTwitter update was a little surprise, but, it was a minor change. People got mad, but, Twitter needs to find a way for new users. We shall see if people like. I sure they will ignore it.Show TimelineTwitter changes a littleYouTube hits…
E3 Aftermath: Booths, Press Conferences, and Games
Jun 18, 2017 • 25 min
Today’s EpisodeE3 Aftermath is here. It was an interesting show. Full of great and terrible press conferences. Luckily, the booths were great. The biggest problem is VR. VR has a movement problem. I hope they can figure this pain point. Let’s get the show…
What to Expect When You’re Expecting E3
Jun 10, 2017 • 28 min
It’s E3! That means we get to see the best… er, most hyped games announced. This is my first year going, so, I’m expecting to see lots of great and probably weird things. Tell what you’re expecting from E3!Show Timeline:What I’m expecting from…
Tech leaders, it’s time to stop thinking you know better
Jun 4, 2017 • 37 min
Today’s EpisodeIt’s terrible that tech leaders run their mouths and are completely wrong. They’re great when they stick to tech. However, they keep running their mouths and I will be here to say, “you’re wrong.” They are wrong. Find out why they’re…
Happy Birthday Overwatch, Far Cry 5, and the SJW takeover of games
May 28, 2017 • 35 min
Today’s EpisodeSJWs takeover was a slow malicious turn to terrible writing. It has infected Bioware. Bioware was a great developer. Their stories were always top notch. The reason, they had a checklist. SJW’s usually want to give a long list of things…
Marketers, stay politically neutral. Facebook’s new rules.
May 21, 2017 • 56 min
It’s a new episode of Morning Marketing! This week I will talk about Facebook’s ridiculous community standards for articles. Google updates and more! Enjoy!Show Timeline:Salesforce adds EinsteinFacebook adds new rules for articlesFacebook now targets…
Google is turning stupid and we will pay for it
May 7, 2017 • 43 min
Today’s EpisodeI’m back! You can Google it! Ha! This is Digital Coffee 2.0. It’s a new day and only once a week. I would love to do daily, but, a full-time job does not make this possible. However, Google is not on my good list. They are close to being…
Please stop nitpicking Mass Effect and the hope for Destiny 2
Mar 24, 2017 • 40 min
Today’s EpisodeMass Effect is out! People love and love to hate it. It’s all nitpicking. People have short memories. I wish people would understand that Mass Effect games have always had weird facial animation. However, they forget some other aspects of…
Live streaming got easier on Facebook, Coffee Meets Bagel gets serious
Mar 22, 2017 • 31 min
Today’s EpisodeLive streaming is what every social network clamors to make. It is a great way to get users to stay on their site longer. Facebook wants to make sure they continue their dominance as the king of social networks. They released their live…
Overwatch community is awesome, Blizzcon update, BF1 DLC gets released
Mar 17, 2017 • 30 min
Today’s EpisodeBF1 DLC is finally here for premium members and it is interesting. I am not sure about the new mode, but, the maps are pretty good. They have a good mix of open tank battles and confined spaces for infantry. I still have to play more of it…
It’s a tech world full of cheap labor and Russian hacking!
Mar 15, 2017 • 35 min
Today’s EpisodeRussian hacking. It’s always big news! The media has a fascination with the Russia. I do think it’s time for them to break-up. However, the Department of Justice released a statement claiming Russian involvement with the Yahoo incident. It…
Zenimax lawsuit gets interesting, No Man Sky update, Middle-Earth Shadow of War Impressions
Mar 11, 2017 • 34 min
Today’s EpisodeMiddle Earth details were finally released. They did not disappoint, this game looks to expand on the last Middle Earth game. We shall see in August if the game can live up to its hype, or become the next No Man’s Sky. Speaking of No Man’s…
I dig into Vault 7, hate on Instagram and vulnerabilities in tech
Mar 8, 2017 • 33 min
Today’s EpisodeVault 7, it sounds like a new vault from Fallout, but, it’s not. The bombshell dropped on Tuesday about what the government is up to. It’s usually no good. It was discovered that the CIA is spying on everyone. They can do some terrible acts…
This episode: Ryzen and the gaming numbers, Middle Earth is back
Mar 3, 2017 • 43 min
Today’s EpisodeThe AMD Ryzen chips launched this week to some interesting benchmarks. The funny thing is the benchmarks are not bad for gaming, they are not better than Intel. Every benchmark I have read has the frame rates above 60 frames per second.…
Video Cards, CPUs, Snapchat IPO, Facebook tools oh my!
Mar 1, 2017 • 53 min
Today’s EpisodeSnapchat IPO is here! People are wondering if this company could rival Facebook. Twitter has not been a great contender for a while. They are still figuring out who they are and time is not on their side. This could be the best contender to…
Facebook mid-roll ads, Instagram adds more pictures, Hootsuite buying
Feb 27, 2017 • 39 min
Today’s EpisodeHootsuite is a popular social media scheduling tool. It recently got into ads with its purchase of AdEspresso recently and now its buying another company. It’s an interesting time for the company. It also looks like Hootsuite and Buffer are…
Twitch releases their stats, my impressions of the BF1 update and For Honor Review
Feb 17, 2017 • 35 min
Today’s EpisodeBF1 or Battlefield 1 got its winter update. It was a great update. I personally do not care about ribbons. I think they are useless and people will get plenty of these ribbons. I never cared for them in BF3 and BF4. It’s a personal opinion.…
Verizon goes back to unlimited, Facebook and autoplay and PewDiePie against the media
Feb 15, 2017 • 70 min
Today’s EpisodeLike him or hate him, PewDiePie is a huge influence on YouTube. It’s funny how the media loves to hate him. They do not understand that he is trolling them and does not care. He has over 50 million subscribers on YouTube. Unless he does…
Facebook activity down, Google hurt ads? Plus, political marketing
Feb 13, 2017 • 28 min
Today’s EpisodeGoogle ads, they are effective. Even Google has figured out the right formula for their own products. However, Google ads to affect ads. This is going to be an increasing problem the more Google pushes into products. Companies should try to…
E3 opens up to the public, Activision lays off some staff, Mass Effect dialogue
Feb 10, 2017 • 38 min
Today’s EpisodeActivision lays off some staff from its developers. This is because of Call of Duty and missing Q4 projections. It’s sad and unfortunate to hear people losing their jobs. However, Call of Duty is in a rut. It has had some upgrades to the…
Senator live streams, Twitter marches to censorship and Netflix blunder
Feb 8, 2017 • 56 min
Today’s EpisodeNetflix blunder is nothing new now. This is the same thing every business is doing. Hate a specific group because it is socially acceptable. The best argument is that if you did this to any other group, that would be horrible. However, why…
Why some companies completely missed the point of the Super Bowl
Feb 7, 2017 • 37 min
Today’s EpisodeThe Super Bowl. It’s a time for people to get together and enjoy two teams fighting for a title. One of the reasons why the Super Bowl got so popular is because of the commercials. Businesses decided to make their commercials spectacles…
PETA protects fictitious animals, Blizz and the ban hammer and Windows Coolness
Feb 3, 2017 • 43 min
Today’s EpisodeOh PETA. I grant you that you do some good work, this is not it. We are in the real world, so, why are you picking a battle in a fictitious world? PETA when after the world that is in a constant world. The only reason why they would take on…
Tech media stop virtue signaling and Apple, Google, Facebook shut up
Feb 1, 2017 • 42 min
Today’s EpisodeOh, tech media, what the hell is your problem. Yes, you should not bow to all of your reader’s whims, but, berating them is not good for your business. If your readers are telling you to report on tech more than politics, that may be…
Starbucks virtue marketing and why your customers are not monoliths
Jan 30, 2017 • 42 min
Today’s EpisodeStarbucks virtue marketing. It’s similar to virtue signaling. Too close from what I’ve seen. This is a way for a company to capitalize on a political controversy for monetary gain. They have done it before and will do it again. The problem…
Prey, Overwatch, Resident Evil 7, playing games over watching movies
Jan 27, 2017 • 39 min
Today’s EpisodeResident Evil 7, what can you say about it? It was very different from Resident Evil 6. I played and finished the game this week. It scared the hell out of me. I was very gruesome too. If you cannot stand lots of gore, this is not the game…
Facebook less personalized and why the media hates facts, logic, speech?
Jan 25, 2017 • 39 min
Today’s EpisodeFacebook is doing it again! They are copying Snapchat, but, really, just taking Instagram stories and putting it on Facebook. So, they are copying, the copy. They are putting new ads in Messenger and doing away with a personalized trending…
Google+ and LinkedIn update and why business should say about politics
Jan 24, 2017 • 34 min
Today’s EpisodeIt happened, LinkedIn update is a great step forward in 2017. They unveiled their new web design and it looks great. They were talking about it for months and now they are rolling it out. I will add that I do not have it yet. It’s a really…
DICE BF1 DLC, Overwatch explains PTR and Division Last Stand
Jan 20, 2017 • 43 min
Today’s EpisodeDICE had some teases for gamers with the BF1 DLC. It was a quick preview of a new tank and maybe a new elite class. I have and I am still enjoying BF1, I wondering what new items this DLC brings. What is known about the DLC is the French…
Vine is dead, Twitter sells Fabric, Evernote updates and more
Jan 18, 2017 • 73 min
Today’s EpisodeThis week we say goodbye to Vine as a social network. It will only live as a camera app now. It’s not surprising given that Twitter did not put enough resources into it after the initial buy. The main culprit was live video. Live video…
Wake up to new live features, ads in stories and fake news
Jan 16, 2017 • 41 min
Today’s EpisodeFacebook announced new live features for brands. Now you can live stream through your brand page on the web. This means brands can do better live video with better equipment. My brand page does not have it yet, but, social media companies…
Welcome Resident Evil, Nintendo Switch up the game, lawsuits, lawsuits
Jan 13, 2017 • 53 min
Today’s EpisodeNintendo Switch, am I the only one that things it’s Wii U 2.0? or maybe, maybe this is what the Wii U should have been. I talk about PC gaming but this is important to discuss. The relaunch of the Nintendo console is interesting. The Wii U…
Facebook combats fake news, Twitter dashboard gone and photos with fingers
Jan 11, 2017 • 61 min
Today’s EpisodeTwitter is on a roll. Not a good one, though. They announced Twitter dashboard will shut down. Yes, the dashboard app seemed interesting. Allowing brands and businesses to monitor, tweet and schedule all in one app. 2017 is not starting off…
Amazon sells big, Facebook has new prompts and Vine is no more
Jan 9, 2017 • 21 min
Today’s EpisodeVine is shutting down soon. This is not a surprise to anyone. The social platform was not supported by Twitter and it focused on live streaming. The audience dwindled and it is shutting down. It will live on as a camera, but, take a…
Gamer’s Cafe sips on CES, Overwatch, and Long War 2?
Jan 6, 2017 • 48 min
Today’s EpisodeThis episode of Gamer’s Cafe sips on CES, Overwatch and more. CES is a big event and sometimes a weird one. However, there can be some great new tech coming out. AMD is releasing some promising new addition to its line and Nvidia’s new…
I travel down the rabbit hole of CES 2017, full of weird tech.
Jan 4, 2017 • 53 min
Today’s EpisodeIt’s January and that means CES is back! CES 2017 seems to be about the smart fridges and convincing people about making their homes smart. It’s bigger this year. LG and Samsung are trying to persuade people into an always-connected life.…
Happy New Year! Today’s Episode is looking for the digital marketing future
Jan 1, 2017 • 44 min
Today’s EpisodeHappy new year! Well, 2016 is done and now it’s time to find the digital marketing future! Yes, I will go through some marketing news and give you my predictions of 2017. The marketing industry is going through a transition and it is a…
It’s time for the Best of 2016 Gaming List!
Dec 30, 2016 • 42 min
Today’s EpisodeOh, 2016. You had some memorable games this year. This episode I talk about my best of 2016 gaming list. I have my list and I did check it twice. This was the best game to come out of 2016. It was a good year for strategy and first-person…
Today’s Tech News and Looking for a Bright Tech Future
Dec 28, 2016 • 48 min
Today’s EpisodeWell, look at that, 2016 is almost done. Isn’t it glorious? Yes! This episode is going to be looking ahead to the tech future! Plus, some tech news. I will look back at what happened in 2016 and what I want to see in 2017. There are just…
Celebrate a Techie Christmas Digital Coffee Style!
Dec 25, 2016 • 43 min
Today’s EpisodeWe end a techie Christmas Digital Coffee style! That means there’s a new episode on Christmas! That’s right, my gift to all my listeners is a new episode on Christmas! Enjoy this latest episode of me looking back on the year. I will share…
Battlefield 1 & Rainbow Six Siege updates, your Christmas list
Dec 16, 2016 • 52 min
Today’s EpisodeChristmas is almost here! If you’re scrambling for a Christmas list full of games, this is for you! It’s hard to know which games are good and which ones to avoid. This goes for people not in the know with the gaming industry. Not every…
Talking about AMD, Evernote, Twitter, and Internet of Things
Dec 14, 2016 • 36 min
Today’s EpisodeAMD finally unveiled their newest CPUs. AMD seems to be on the rise and their stocks have been doing very well. The RYZEN processors have a chance to take on Intel. We won’t know how good or bad these chips are until 2017. It looks like AMD…
The festivities begins! Plus, why I hate time exclusives
Dec 9, 2016 • 28 min
Today’s EpisodeHappy Holidays everyone! It’s a great time of year. However, timed exclusives are the worst! They the scrooge of the gaming industry. I think it’s dumb and publishers need to stop doing them. Just launch everything at the same time. I do…
Pebble is no more and Fitbit you suck for your deal
Dec 7, 2016 • 47 min
Today’s EpisodeThe rumors were swirling for weeks about Pebble being acquired. Well, their tech was acquired. That means there no more Pebbles. Fitbit bought the tech and engineers but did not care about anything else. This means Pebble is refunding all…
Pinterest Showcases and what the Web 3.0 might be
Dec 4, 2016 • 35 min
Today’s EpisodeThe web is an everything changing environment. We are in 2.0 and now web 3.0 is upon us. It seems to be more about voice search and AMP. This could change, but, we are in an interesting. Yes, everything changes quickly; sometimes more so…
Talking about the Game Awards, Overwatch, Rocket League, and more!
Dec 3, 2016 • 39 min
Today’s EpisodeThe Game Awards was on Thursday. I did not see it because I was busy. I do think most people do not watch this because of many reasons. They seem to be like all the other awards shows out there. I rarely watch any of them. Why? I really…
Reddit doomed? Or lacks understanding of free speech
Nov 30, 2016 • 51 min
Today’s EpisodeThis is getting tiring. Reddit is becoming the place to never have a thought or a wrong thought. The CEO of Reddit did something wrong. He should be punished for his dubious actions. If he really wants to heal Reddit and the country; maybe…
Is it time to rethink the Brand Voice?
Nov 26, 2016 • 29 min
Today’s EpisodeBusinesses care about their brand voice. It is the only thing customers know about the brand… usually. This is the way the company conveys its message to the world. Businesses spend hours on getting it right. However, have we gotten it all…
This is What Should Be On Your Christmas List
Nov 25, 2016 • 37 min
Today’s EpisodeYes, Christmas is right now the corner! This episode I give a short list of games and gear you should have on your Christmas list. If you missed any of these games, you should have them on your list. Also, looking for a new mouse or…
Twitter Bans It’s Own CEO? Plus, More Tech News!
Nov 23, 2016 • 33 min
Today’s EpisodeOh, the Twitter bans strike again! This time they ban their own CEO. I find this poetic justice for all the random bans they’ve been throwing out lately. People with the wrong idea get banned. Twitter, remember you became popular because of…
Overwatch is free, Ubisoft hates stories and my review of Dishonored 2
Nov 18, 2016 • 41 min
Today’s EpisodeUbisoft can we talk? Ubisoft hates stories? Apparently, they do not want to write narratives anymore. I cannot remember the last game I played where the story was good. Ubisoft hates stories. They do not want to create interesting…
The First Episode of Coffee For Two: I Interview Julie LaCroix
Nov 17, 2016 • 37 min
Today’s EpisodeCoffee For Two is here! It’s going to be a once a month interview show. Yes, this is a new section of the podcast where I interview Julie LaCroix. She is a great person that helps anyone out with figuring out your career path. It’s a great…
Twitter hates ideas and BLU is spying on you
Nov 16, 2016 • 48 min
Today’s EpisodeTwitter hates ideas. This is a problem to me. I think the best of Twitter was they allowed people to express their ideas. It didn’t matter if you were right, left, center, or didn’t care. The problem is Twitter wants groupthink. It thinks…
Facebook changes ethnic affinities and Learning from GrubHub’s mistake
Nov 12, 2016 • 31 min
Today’s EpisodeOh, GrubHub. This is not your week. The CEO needs better training from his PR team. This will be one of the worst blunders the company has done. I know you may not like political ideologies, but, having people not agree with you is a good…
I smash the Titanfall 2 review and Pharah could fly forever?
Nov 11, 2016 • 39 min
Today’s EpisodeThe review happened. I finally played enough of Titanfall 2 to give my review. It was an interesting game. I liked it, but, you have to listen to the show to find out the rest. The interesting part I found this week was Pharah being able to…
This is the new normal. They build it up and put ads on it.
Nov 9, 2016 • 34 min
Today’s EpisodeSocial media and ads are part of the game. Facebook and LinkedIn are open the floodgates on their messaging services. If you are tired of ads, well, you have to accept them more. Good or bad this is the new normal. We at the point of social…
BlizzCon, Overwatch new character and Battlefield 1 Review
Nov 4, 2016 • 39 min
Today’s EpisodeYes, I finally played enough of Battlefield 1. In this episode, I give my Battlefield 1 review. If you want a first-person shooter that is not set in the modern or future setting this could be a game for you. Yes, I’m still playing this and…
Adobe goes to the Max and Microsoft hearts, Teams!
Nov 2, 2016 • 29 min
Today’s EpisodeAdobe announced the new update for their Creative Cloud. Some of it was cool, but the best updates, Project Felix. This new program will help us 2D/3D pictures to create something photo realistic. This is great news for graphic designers.…
The Reason Why You Should Have A Diverse Social Media Plan
Oct 29, 2016 • 30 min
Today’s EpisodeSocial media plans are important for any business, brand, or personality. It’s good to have a goal or plan for your business. Social media companies are fickle and they change all the time. It’s a good strategy to be on more than one social…
I give my Battlefield 1 Impressions. Titanfall 2 may not sell well
Oct 28, 2016 • 39 min
Today’s EpisodeThe numbers for Titanfall 2 appear to not be good. The analysts are saying that it will not sell well. Titanfall 2 will sell. They are not denying that they are concerned about why they released so close to Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty.…
Talking about the DDoS attack, bullying and AT&T/Time Warner deal
Oct 24, 2016 • 39 min
Today’s EpisodeThe DDoS attack is a wake-up call. This happens quite a bit in the gaming industry. DDoS seems to happen monthly. However, seeing this happen on a bigger scale is scary. The other problem is a terrible security for wearable technology.…
Live-Streaming is big and how to handle a bad boss
Oct 22, 2016 • 33 min
Today’s EpisodeLive streaming is showing great potential for businesses. It’s also scaring the TV news media. The Presidential Debates showed an increased interest in watching these debates live and online. The rise of live streaming was quick. In a few…
Red Dead Redemption 2 announced. BF 1 and Civ 6 out now and more
Oct 21, 2016 • 44 min
Today’s EpisodeRockStar finally announced Red Dead Redemption 2. The first game was a great ride. It was one of the best western games out there. However, they need to bring this game to the PC. The first one never made it to the PC. It was a sad and a…
Taking the politics out of tech and clown porn
Oct 17, 2016 • 51 min
Today’s EpisodeOh, politics. You rear your ugly head. The tech industry and the tech media have been terrible about being balanced. They always go to the extreme left. I do not condone only subscribing to one side. However, California is blue. Yes, we are…
Why Your Content Matters More Than Your Words
Oct 15, 2016 • 33 min
Today’s EpisodeIn marketing, content matters. It’s important. It matters how you treat potential candidates. In the long run, they could be your future customers. That’s if you treat them well. If you don’t, they will never and tell their friends not to…
Overwatch Spooky Loot, New Character Leak and Battlefield 1 Early Access
Oct 14, 2016 • 54 min
Today’s EpisodeBattlefield 1 Early Access. I really do not like EA is doing, but, who’s surprised about this. I am excited for Battlefield 1. It looks like the best one of the series. It’s an interesting time because we are seeing the Halloween loot from…
Note 7 Is The Worst And Facebook Loves Work And Ads
Oct 10, 2016 • 47 min
Today’s EpisodeThis has not been the best week for the Note 7. It seemed Samsung had it all under control. However, they now have to halt production to figure out what is going on. This looks bad for the brand and will probably sink the brand for a while.…
Doom 2 Mod Unloved Gets Some Love and Overwatch new hero
Oct 7, 2016 • 30 min
Today’s EpisodeSometimes mods get a second life. That’s the with the Doom 2 mod Unloved. It is on a new engine and on Steam. It looks like a fun time. So give Unloved some love! Yes, I wanted to do that. Rocket League gets an update. Overwatch is getting…
Talking about the Google Event. Yes, it’s mostly about that.
Oct 4, 2016 • 34 min
Today’s EpisodeIt finally happened. The Google Event finally revealed what we all knew. Yes, there was not surprised. Google announced the Pixel phone to no one’s surprise. It looks like a great phone. The best vanilla Android out there. I am sad they…
It’s International Podcast Day. Plus, Ubisoft cares about quality?
Sep 30, 2016 • 43 min
Today’s EpisodeIt’s International Podcast Day! One of the best holidays of the year! Ok, it’s not really a holiday, but I love it. Show love to those you know. I also talk about the latest in gaming news. It’s funny that Ubisoft cares about quality.…
Google ups its Analytics Game and Facebook lies about it
Sep 28, 2016 • 50 min
Today’s EpisodeGoogle has released a lot of new features for its analytics software. Prior to this, you could only use the optimizer, data source for the 360 program. Now, they have released beta versions that will help SMBs understand their customers…
Who’s going to buy Twitter? Why Snapchat Spectacles could be a hit.
Sep 26, 2016 • 41 min
Today’s Episode Spectacles, that was not that big of a shock. It was an interesting move for Snapchat. This could help them boost their user base or turn into another Google Glass. There will be an issue with privacy and people not knowing if you are…
Gamer’s Cafe gets the low-down on Star Citizen
Sep 23, 2016 • 35 min
Today’s EpisodeA promising game, Star Citizen seems to be in trouble. I love space games, but, this game may never see the light of day. A new report showcases the damaging saga of Star Citizen. There were lots of people that supported this game, but,…
Tweets are longer except in Ads and Pinterest makes promoted pins easier
Sep 21, 2016 • 23 min
Today’s EpisodeAds, they are a valuable tool This is what will drive sales for businesses. Social networks have their ad programs. They are mostly good if you have a great marketer doing some great ads. We are at an interesting time. The better campaign…
Leaked Pixel photos, Twitter releases longer tweets and GoPro’s new product!
Sep 19, 2016 • 34 min
Today’s EpisodeTwitter has finally issued its “longer tweets.” That’s right, the media in your tweets will not account against your character count. It’s been a long time coming. They should have done this years ago. Still, at least we get it now. It’s…
Battlefield 1 biggest beta ever and old gamers hate competing
Sep 16, 2016 • 34 min
Today’s EpisodeGamers are an interesting breed. We crave excitement and a challenge, but, not all the time. It gets worse as time goes on. The older we get, the more we do not want to compete. Games are fun and sometimes you just want to have fun. Not…
Twitter get longer tweets and tips on writing a crisis plan!
Sep 14, 2016 • 34 min
Today’s EpisodeNobody ever wants to be in a crisis, but, many businesses find themselves in one. The honest truth, your company is going to be in one. That’s unfortunate, but, there are ways to be prepared. The best way is to have a crisis plan. This will…
Talking about the demise of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Sep 12, 2016 • 34 min
Today’s EpisodeThe Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is not having a good year. It was released to a lot of praise, but, that quickly turned into exploding phones. Now government agencies are telling to not to use this phone. I was thinking of buying one, but, not…
Hail To The King, Baby. Duke is Back!
Sep 9, 2016 • 33 min
Today’s EpisodeDuke Nukem is back. I mean, the glory days of Duke Nukem 3D. Those were the days. FPS were new and exciting. There were many developers trying new things. It was a great time in gaming. Most FPS have a formula now. You do not have to look…
Twitter not in good shape and why you need to look at that data
Sep 7, 2016 • 30 min
Today’s EpisodeData is air for marketers. It is what we need to run a business. Without knowing what is going on, we are lost. Guessing cannot be a major part of marketing. Even the smartest people can be wrong. Data and analytics are the tools every…
Today I discuss Battlefield 1 Beta and Deus Ex Review
Sep 2, 2016 • 41 min
Today’s EpisodeBattlefield is back, or, in beta form. It’s great to see this series go back in history. World War 1 is rarely talked about. Most people do not even know who was involved and why the world was at war. There’s only one other game that has…
The Reason Why Having a Brand Voice is Important
Aug 31, 2016 • 28 min
Today’s EpisodeBrand Voice, it’s an important aspect of marketing any business. However, many companies do not seem to have it. The problem can be many things. The marketing person does not know about it. The business hires an unseasoned marketer. The…
Today I discuss the iPhone 7 and Apple’s Lawsuit
Aug 29, 2016 • 29 min
Today’s EpisodeThe iPhone 7 will be announced next week. That’s great news for a lot of Apple lovers. There are a lot of you too. However, Apple is in hot water over the “touch disease.” It is a nasty glitch for the iPhone. It basically makes the touch…
Today is about Reviews No Man’s Sky and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Aug 26, 2016 • 32 min
Today’s EpisodeTwo of the most anticipated games came out this month. Deus Ex and No Man’s Sky. They were talked about with enthusiasm. However, reality has set in and people are not happy about them. People had high expectations for No Man’s Sky and it…
Marketing Blend talks about the best apps to run your business
Aug 24, 2016 • 27 min
Today’s EpisodeBusiness has more options than ever before. It’s knowing what tools to use. I gave my short list of tools that I use to stay ahead or at least keep going. I do have a full-time job. If not for the tools I use, I would not be able to do…
Digital Coffee celebrates Linux’s Birthday and talks about diversity
Aug 22, 2016 • 38 min
Today’s EpisodeLinux is an interesting operating system. It does not follow the other ones, but, it is influential in the tech industry. The OS has loyal followers that push out new patches constantly. It powers many devices we use today and it shows the…
This episode has New Games, VR, Updates and blunders
Aug 19, 2016 • 36 min
Today’s EpisodeThe latest blunder in a long line of blunders in the gaming industry is Metal Gear. What the heck? I do not understand why they made it a co-op zombie game. This just sounds slapped on. I know the creator of the series left, but, come up…
Instagram goes after Snapchat and Pinterest hearts video
Aug 17, 2016 • 29 min
Today’s EpisodeVideos are taking over all the internet. People love to consume it. YouTube was the start of the revolution, but, it has crept into every social network. Pinterest introduced video ads. It’s an important part of the marketing strategy. If…
Digital Coffee talks about why it’s important to be secure
Aug 15, 2016 • 33 min
Today’s EpisodeIt’s tough to be secure in the tech world. We hear about big companies being the target of another hack. Even the government cannot stop people from hacking their servers. It’s tough for people to know who to trust. However, there are many…
Gamer’s Cafe Boldly Goes into the RiffRaff of Gaming News
Aug 12, 2016 • 29 min
Today’s EpisodeOh, the gaming news! Today is an interesting day. There’s always something dumb going on. This Riot drama is weird. A company that sells cheats doxes someone. It has a weird vibe. It’s a weird news item this week. The great and terrible…
Facebook has no love for ad blockers
Aug 10, 2016 • 28 min
Today’s EpisodeAd blockers, the necessary evil of online browsing. Most people use it to do anything on the web. Ads have become a problem. They are disruptive to the flow of posts. There are full-page ads that disconnect the consumer from the content.…
My Two Bytes on the State of Tech
Aug 8, 2016 • 31 min
Today’s EpisodeTech, it’s an interesting topic to discuss. There’s always something great and terrible happening. It’s in a constant state of change. It is the best analogy of life. We are all in a constant state change. Life demands us to change or die.…
This episode is a QuakeCon Doom, Quake, and Prey explosion!
Aug 4, 2016 • 24 min
Today’s EpisodeThere’s been an explosion of news coming from QuakeCon. Today, they revealed Prey and Quake Champions gameplay trailers. They got me excited for these games. Quake is bringing back the old school shooter vibe. This is lacking in many…
It’s a fact, native ads suck and Facebook loves ads
Aug 3, 2016 • 27 min
Today’s EpisodeI’ve said it before, marketers and advertisers do not make great ads. They are usually ok, but, mostly bad. The new reports show that publishers and marketers care about the impressions than trust. If we do not find a way to make them…
Digital Coffee shares a story about Instagram and Snapchat
Aug 2, 2016 • 1 min
Today’s EpisodeGather around techies! Let me tell you a story about Instagram. They made a Snapchat clone. The very least copied a feature. It’s called Instagram Stories. Yes, now Instagram has a 24-hour destructible picture. This story does not end. Not…
No Man’s Sky Patent Trouble and Valve says no to betting
Jul 21, 2016 • 35 min
Today’s EpisodeValve is in a terrible situation. CS:GO is a great game and has made Valve lots of money. However, this betting scandal is not good. It has hurt Valve’s reputation and gained them a lawsuit. The problem is Youtuber’s. The fact that they…
You can make viral videos and why video matters on social media
Jul 20, 2016 • 39 min
Today’s EpisodeViral videos, they are what every company wants and some, cannot produce. Everyone tries to go viral and sometimes it works, other times it goes nowhere. There are even some instances that it goes horribly wrong. Making great content can be…
Pokemon Go gets a DDoS Threat and Twitter gets verified
Jul 19, 2016 • 43 min
Today’s EpisodePokemon Go, who would have thought it would be such a huge hit. It’s so big, that hackers want to take it down. Now brace yourself, you will not have it for one day. I know, there’s some tissues in the bathroom. This is a credible threat.…
Nostalgic with Nintendo Mini! Overwatch new character and rules
Jul 14, 2016 • 30 min
Today’s EpisodeNintendo is doing things right. First, it’s popular Pokemon Go and now, Nintendo Mini. Yes, I want to play some classic games. This is great news. Even though we have to wait until November, this Christmas season is going to be awesome!…
Go for Pokemon. Marketers Want in on the Action
Jul 13, 2016 • 47 min
Today’s EpisodeOnce, again I am talking about Pokemon Go. Marketers are wanting in on the action. They see a goldmine in the popular game. Even though I am skeptical about how popular it will remain, there’s big business in it. This idea is not new.…
Digital Coffee, on the hunt to catch tech or Pokemon
Jul 12, 2016 • 32 min
Today’s EpisodeWho knew people wanted to catch virtual pets? Well, Pokemon Go is a hit and people want to it, more than go on dates. So Tinder, you have met your match, and it has swiped left. There were some privacy concerns with Pokemon. The biggest…
Gamer’s Cafe talks No Man’s Sky, Evolve and TF2 more like debated!
Jul 7, 2016 • 23 min
Today’s EpisodeEvolve is an interesting game. It was an interesting concept that was bogged down by numerous DLCs. That lead to gamers no liking the game. It was a mess. Now, the developer has decided to go free-to-play. Hoping this will bring more gamers…
My thoughts on the future of Facebook and Twitter
Jul 6, 2016 • 30 min
Today’s EpisodeSocial media these days, its always seems like we are being duped as businesses. Even the future of social media can be murky at times. Facebook is the worst offender. Facebook was great for businesses in the beginning, but, since they are…
The Story of the Terrible Government and Their Incompetence.
Jul 5, 2016 • 36 min
Today’s EpisodeAgain, the government fails. It has made Android weak and compromised the encryption all for law enforcement. It’s just another example of the government failing to recognize its shortcomings. We also have a potential president not being…
Competition hits Overwatch and Doom Goes Back To Its Roots
Jun 30, 2016 • 32 min
Today’s EpisodeOverwatch is a huge success for Blizzard. It beat out League of Legends. Blizzard announced its competitive mode. Most gamers were waiting for this since launch. It’s a competitive game, so it is a perfect match. It will be interesting to…
The Great Hack and the Government Want to Spy on Us More.
Jun 21, 2016 • 50 min
Today’s Episode:It’s happened again. Another company hacked. A hack or hacking is a factor in business. No business is immune to it. However, Acer was the worst. A tech company not aware their system was compromised is pretty bad. A whole year! The…
Today is all about the good and bad of E3 2016
Jun 16, 2016 • 28 min
Today’s EpisodeE3 is always a hype train running on extreme hype. E3 2016 is no exception. There were many memorable moments, as well as, forgettable ones. Publishers and developers spend countless hours creating the best demos and trailers for gamers to…
Pinterest buys Fleksy and Why you should care about Local Search.
Jun 15, 2016 • 45 min
Today’s EpisodeDo you ever feel like marketing is becoming a daily event of catching up with new features, rules or programs coming out? I know I sometimes feel like that. The good news is, there are places like this to help. I also found businesses like…
I talk about the new updates coming from Apple (WWDC)
Jun 14, 2016 • 37 min
Today’s EpisodeTech buyouts, they happen. Tech companies see they cannot compete with the big guys, or are offered a great package. Either way, the user is forced to with find another app. LinkedIn was acquired yesterday, and it seems like a good/puzzling…
Reviewed: Hitman and Witcher 3 Blood and Wine, plus E3 predictions
Jun 9, 2016 • 40 min
Today’s EpisodeE3 is right around the corner and that means games are going to announce for the first time to the public. This is usually the preemptive strike for holiday games. We all know that Call of Duty is going to be released in November, that is…
Facebook Pages get an update and Pinterest is great for shoppers!
Jun 8, 2016 • 30 min
Today’s EpisodeSocial media designs are always changing. Pinterest, Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook all go through it; some are better received than others. However, it is a fact of technology. Another fact is how much traffic each site brings. Some are…
Digital Coffee has a new redesign, no wait, that’s Twitter
Jun 7, 2016 • 29 min
Today’s EpisodeNew things are coming. In the age of technology we all want shiny new things. Twitter redesigned its Android app and it is great. Twitter finally realized it was better to use the strengths of Android. I do like the new design. Switching…
Cheaters hate Overwatch, Battlefield 1 was almost not made
Jun 2, 2016 • 31 min
Today’s EpisodeHistory is not our strong suit. That seems to be the reason why Battlefield 1 was considered to be risky. EA thought that younger people did not know we even had a World War 1. Yes, the reason for the war is complex and many complicated…
Instagram changed it’s relationship status and it means business
Jun 1, 2016 • 31 min
Today’s EpisodeToday’s Instagram is finally getting their business together… er releasing business pages for its platform. Instagram business was unveiled yesterday and most brands are going to love it. It’s a long time coming and should help brands…
Talking about why social media companies are not for free speech
May 31, 2016 • 44 min
Today’s EpisodeSocial media companies have a problem. They were once the champion of free speech and no they only give it lip service. I am fine if they do not adhere to the strict code of free speech, but, claiming you are for it and then not backing it…
No Man’s Sky delayed, Overwatch review and plus the Division update
May 26, 2016 • 27 min
Today’s EpisodeThe month of May has seen a few games released. We had Doom, Battleborn, Overwatch, Total War, and Homefront. Then announced this month we had the new Witcher DLC and Hitman episode 3. That’s six high-profile games released this month. It…
I review Doom and get excited about Witcher 3 DLC
May 19, 2016 • 41 min
Today’s EpisodeThese days games seem to be getting more expensive. Not only do gamers need to by the base game, but there are season passes. The problem is developers and publishers seem to make less content for the game released and wait for the DLC to…
Google i/o starts today and a new Facebook study
May 18, 2016 • 36 min
Today’s EpisodeGoogle io is here! The best part of it was the announcement of Firebase 2.0. It is shaping up to be a great tool. There are a few great tidbits. One, there is an analytics tool optimized for mobile. Two, it can be used for iOS and Android…
Wading through Google/Oracle case and discussing tech news
May 17, 2016 • 30 min
Today’s EpisodeOpen source, it is what drives tech. However, some companies would rather say they “champion,” open source only with their words. Oracle is one of those companies. I have never been fond of them, but, their litigation-happy company needs to…
Battlefront Outer Rim DLC free weekend and Civ 6 announced!
May 12, 2016 • 37 min
Today’s EpisodeThe march to E3 continues! We are less than a month away from E3 2016. However, many game developers have decided to announce their games prior to the big event. Civilization 6 was announced this week and it looks to be another great game.…
Instagram goes black and white and more marketing news
May 11, 2016 • 39 min
Today’s EpisodeChatbots, they are going to take over social media. They are the new customer service automation. Instead of calling a machine, the customer, is going to chat with a machine. It’s the natural evolution of automation. Where be canned…
Digital Coffee and the quest for Windows updates to stop!
May 10, 2016 • 69 min
Today’s EpisodeThere always seems to be a lot going on in tech these days. Microsoft is going to stop bugging you to update to Windows 10. The biggest drama is Facebook silencing conservative views. Facebook has denied these charges, but, I would not be…
Talking about Overwatch and Battleborn impressions so far
May 5, 2016 • 37 min
Today’s EpisodeWe are in the month of May. That means several high profile games are coming out. It also is the month of big reveals. Activision has released a trailer for the next Call of Duty and Sega has released a trailer for Dawn of War 3. Tomorrow…
Creating content is hard, that’s why I talk about it today!
May 4, 2016 • 28 min
Today’s EpisodeCreating content can be tough. It is, to me, like chasing the sun. We are always trying to find/create the best content to get noticed. However, everyone is doing that. That is tons of competition and how does a small business do it well? I…
The tale of upgrading your computer gone wrong and more!
May 3, 2016 • 26 min
Today’s EpisodeI learned a valuable lesson this weekend, that is if you want to update your BIOS in your computer, flash it. This weekend I wanted to install a new graphics card; the problem was, the motherboard did not like it. I was not booting to…
No Man Sky’s needs no story and Hitman review
Apr 28, 2016 • 25 min
Today’s EpisodeNo Man’s Sky looks poised to become an incredible game. The tech behind it is worth a playthrough. It is interesting that they went with no story in the game. I agree with their decision to not add a story. The whole point of No Man’s Sky…
Social Autopsy is bad for business and the web
Apr 27, 2016 • 28 min
Today’s EpisodeThere’s a new trend going on in tech. It has only recently started in the last 2 years. The need to police speech. Social Autopsy is one of those bad platforms. They claim it’s to keep people “safe,” and making sure people are held…
The problem with The Division and exploits
Apr 21, 2016 • 23 min
Today’s EpisodeCheating, exploits, hacking, they’re all a part of gaming. The Division has been in the news lately about different exploits. You can do a quick Google search of any game and find companies offering cheats. It’s fine if it’s a single player…
Snapchat accused of blackfacing and the age of outrage
Apr 20, 2016 • 29 min
Today’s EpisodeDoing business today can be a complicated mess. That’s not to say it has never been complicated. However, businesses have to be careful about what they say, do, think, feel and place. Even employees have to watch everything they do.…
LinkedIn tries to be cool, podcasts have landed on Google Play Music
Apr 19, 2016 • 29 min
Today’s EpisodeIt’s already been an interesting week in tech. We have LinkedIn’s new app, EFF going after the government, EU fighting with Google and its only Tuesday! I think it’s great to see LinkedIn courting young adults. They really need to figure…
I talk about my impression of BattleBorn and why people hate
Apr 14, 2016 • 24 min
Today’s EpisodeGames and gender, it’s a tricky subject. Everyone wants to feel like their character is an extension of themselves, but, that means developers have to spend time and resources to make that happen. For big developers, that’s not a problem.…
My thoughts on Facebook’s Conference and where social is going.
Apr 13, 2016 • 36 min
Today’s EpisodeWelcome to another change is social media. Yes, live streaming is going to be the new “darling” of social media. 2016 is the year that we see brands divert more resources into live streaming. This means most brands cannot sit on the…
What is Facebook? Talking about Facebook’s Conference
Apr 12, 2016 • 41 min
Today’s EpisodeToday we get to hear all about how Facebook is going to take over the world! Or, the internet is probably where this is going. Facebook’s Conference or the F8 conference is back, and it has nothing to do with Facebook. What? Yes, Facebook…
Gaming news galore and wondering what’s wrong with The Division
Apr 8, 2016 • 36 min
Today’s EpisodeGaming news aside, the Doom closed beta was last weekend and I had fun trying it out. It was great to get back to the old arena shooter feeling. It has been sorely missed. There is some aspect of the game id needs to fix, but I do not think…
It’s time to talk about your e-newsletter…
Apr 6, 2016 • 25 min
Today’s EpisodeIt’s time to talk about your e-newsletter. Yes, I know, you’ve got it under control. The thing is, you may not. I talk about what it takes to start one and maintain it. There are few key points to doing an e-newsletter. I would start with a…
Curious case of tech news: Twitter, Facebook and bots
Apr 5, 2016 • 35 min
Today’s EpisodeIt seems like every day, we get more and more bots. Slack was one of the companies that made them popular. Now, other companies are implementing bots. Skype is doing it, and now, Kik. I think we are beginning to see the consumer side of AI…
Tackling diversity, The Division, Doom, and gaming news
Mar 31, 2016 • 40 min
Today’s Episode:Diversity. It’s all the talk in every group in America. The conversation is usually about the lack of it. Gaming is not impervious to these one-sided arguments. Rarely researched, people throw out diversity for the sake of news. The way…
Social media news and please stop spamming Instagram
Mar 30, 2016 • 32 min
Today’s EpisodeToday on Marketing Blend, I talk the social media news that matters. Snapchat’s update and the impact it will have on social media as a whole. Snapchat is getting popular with brands. I have seen more and more brands jump into this space.…
Brewed up the best tech news and awesome opinion.
Mar 29, 2016 • 47 min
On Today’s EpisodeThere’s a lot of new updates floating around today. Snapchat has unveiled it’s newest version of chat. This makes it easier for people to chat with each other and adds more engagement too. Snapchat is becoming the go-to for many young…
Algorithmic feeds are here! Do you like it?
Mar 28, 2016 • 32 min
On Today’s Show:Today on Marketing Blend I talk about the algorithmic feeds. Yes, they are taking the social media world by storm. It’s as big, loud, thunderous feed, full of things you may “like.” The free gravy organic reach train is coming to an end.…
Gamer’s Cafe talks about betas, games, and Curse update!
Mar 28, 2016 • 21 min
On Today’s Episode:Hey, Gamer’s! There’s a lot of games coming out over the next two months. Here are some coming out in the next two months: Doom, OverWatch, Battleborn, Banner Saga 2 and more! It’s a great time to game. There’s some much gaming on the…
The best 15 free tools to get your business running!
Mar 19, 2016 • 29 min
Welcome, new and old marketers to Marketing Blend. Today is, The best 15 free tools to get your business running! I am here to give you a list of a great free tools to use to get your small business, new business off the ground! Most business owners have…
Gamer’s Cafe hates bad storytelling and demands better!
Mar 18, 2016 • 31 min
Warning: Rant Incoming!Gamer’s Cafe hates bad storytelling and demands better! When making a game, storytelling is important. I feel most games do not try or do not give enough time to develop a great story. Gaming is not the only industry with this…