Digital City Podcast 54: Taxi cellphone ban; Nintendo's holiday gamble; and the Ballad of Balloon Boy

Episode 54 of the Digital City, where we discuss NYC's plan to stop taxi drivers from using cell phones; Nintendo's big plans for Mario; Washington's high-tech subway system; and show off the best Balloon Boy Web games.

Episode 54 of the Digital City, where we discuss NYC's plan to stop taxi drivers from using cell phones and Washington's suddenly high-tech subway system.

Scott talks about his meeting with Shigeru Miyamoto , and Nintendo's big holiday gamble on New Super Mario Bros., while special guest Jeff Bakalar expresses his frustration with Jack Black's Brutal Legend .

And, in a nod to the hottest story of last week, we show off the very best Balloon Boy Web games (ok, the only Balloon Boy Web games we could find), and host the world podcast premiere of the parody song "The Ballad of Balloon Boy."

Related links:
>> Nintendo does Hard-core/casual with new Mario game
>> Will Brutal Legend rock your world?
>>Balloon Boy Takes Flight (For Real) in Two New Games

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Dan Ackerman leads CNET's coverage of laptops, desktops, and Windows tablets, while also writing about games, gadgets, and other topics. A former radio DJ and member of Mensa, he's written about music and technology for more than 15 years, appearing in publications including Spin, Blender, and Men's Journal.

 

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