Playstation 5 vs Xbox Series X, Amazon Opens Your Razr Box, & Embargoes That Go Too Far
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The first thing we cover on today's episode is the fact that YOU NEED TO VOTE. Then, we move on to slightly less important things like AMD's new graphics cards and how they compete against NVIDIA's RTX series. Next up is a quick peek at how Amazon bizarrely opens your Motorola Razr Box before sending it to you, followed by a chat about the hype and marketing behind Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X and why the embargoes are a just a tad crazy. Lastly, we play a little game called "What we liked and didn't like about a bunch of the latest smartphones." Did we also mention that YOU NEED TO VOTE?


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Was our Raid Shadow Legends Sponsorship a Mistake... - WAN Show January 15, 2021
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