The 404 591: Where we ice you bro (podcast)

Wilson's knee deep in his extended vacation, so Jeff and I set out to find a suitable host to fill his empty seat and actually get an upgrade in Peter Ha, an editor at Techland.com and Time Magazine.


Peter Ha

Wilson's knee deep in his extended vacation, so Jeff and I set out to find a suitable host to fill his empty seat and actually get an upgrade in Peter Ha, an editor at Techland and Time Magazine.

He joins us on today's episode of The 404 Podcast to preview Killzone 3 in 3D and chat about the official Quit Facebook Day, emotional college students, Internet bullying, and a new drinking game that takes shotgunning to a professional level.

Sony recently announced plans to integrate stereoscopic 3D gameplay into all PlayStation 3s, and Peter tells us about his experience with Killzone 3, the first big franchise to use the technology. The third iteration of the acclaimed first-person shooter takes the action into the sky with jetpacks that add a creative element of in-flight combat previously unseen in the series.

Sony hasn't announced the release date for Killzone 3 yet, but look for Peter on a future episode of PreGame for more in-depth news and reviews.

The latest trend in public inebriation is a new drinking game called "icing," and like most of their kind, this game's rules are so simple that even a drunk can process them. It goes like this: if you're presented with a Smirnoff Ice, you must immediately drop to one knee and chug it no matter where you are, who you're with, or what business casual clothing you might be wearing.

Icing rule No. 1: All players must remove shirts prior to the game....tank tops optional. http://brosicingbros.com

If icing sounds like a drinking game you've already played, you're either a full-blown alcoholic or you went to a college in the South because that's apparently where the trouble began. More frighteningly, the game is quickly making moves to tech companies in other locales including Yelp in San Francisco and IAC's College Humor, where players are even using ninja blitz tactics and "ice blocks" to punish attempted icings in the office.

No one's sure why Smirnoff Ice is the preferred beverage currently used in the game, but icing historians do recall epic failures in early attempts at Hypnotiqing and EggNogging.

Finally, we invite you to join your fellow Facebookers on May 31 for the official Quit Facebook Day. According to the Web site, the mass exodus is a protest of Facebook's lack of respect for your data, even after Zuckerberg's privacy reset, and they even offer social-networking alternatives like Twitter and Akoha for those who just can't shut up.

What about you; are you in or out? Let us know your thoughts on this story or anything else! Leave us a voicemail at 1-866-404-CNET or send an e-mail to the404atcnetdotcom! We'll be back Tuesday with a brand new episode. Have a great Memorial Day everyone!


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