Welcome to the 400th HD Podcast! Similar words were typed back in February 2006, when the fledgling HDBeat Podcast was launched, with a slightly younger Ben Drawbaugh at the helm. Richard is no slouch himself, having racked up over 200 episodes in the series, and we're also joined by former editor and HD host Steve Kim, who has a habit of dropping in on these occasions. The crew does some reminiscing, but won't be stopped from getting down to the details that have kept this show afloat for so long. There's discussion of Cox's gigabit internet rollout, Google Fiber's business plan and Amazon's Fire TV deal, which Steve is pressured into acknowledging as a must-have deal. Richard has some tips to keep your classic Xbox 360 in top shape, but it somehow manages to dredge up memories of the unending flow of quarters which Donkey Kong and its arcade brethren used to command. Please join us for this quadricentennial celebration of the Engadget HD Podcast and its nostalgic look at how far things have come since this all began.
Hosts: Richard Lawler, Ben Drawbaugh
Guest: Steven Kim
Producer: Jon Turi
Hear the podcast:
15:12 - Cox will start its gigabit internet rollout in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Omaha
17:10 - Google Fiber won't charge content providers for quicker access
18:58 - Sony's PlayStation 4 is already profitable and on course to beat the PS2's success
22:22 - Xbox One's June update adds your friends' real names and external drive support
31:11 - Old console, new tricks: Getting the most out of your Xbox 360
39:55 - Amazon invites customers to try Fire TV free for a month
41:23 - Amazon's Prime Instant Video gets its first HBO shows, right on cue
45:51 - Normandy landings recreated in Oculus Rift D-Day simulation
52:48 - This treadmill lets you walk in any direction
54:40 - ESPN mulls streaming Major League Soccer to fans without cable subscriptions
59:21 - What's on your HDTV this week: Watch Dogs, The Life Aquatic, Wil Wheaton, Mario Kart
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