Christopher Thomas Plante (that's "Christmas Plante" when said quickly) of Polygon fame joins Jeff on a very revealing episode of The 404 Show. We'll chat with Chris about the current state of gaming, including the year's best and most underappreciated titles, disappointing launch lineups, and general advice and sympathy for Nintendo.
We'll also squeeze out a few gaming confessions from Chris and read some general admissions from our listeners as well. A wonderful time was had by all today, so we hope you enjoy it as much as we did recording it. … Read more
In this very special episode of The 404 Show, Jeff Bakalar chats with professional funnymen Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon. You may recognize these fine gentlemen from their work on MTV's "The State," "Reno 911!," and other programs. The two have worked together on a number of films and are the writers of the "Night at the Museum" movies. Their latest collaboration is "Hell Baby," a horror-comedy that tells the ridiculous story of what happens when a couple who's expecting twins moves into a haunted New Orleans home.
Tom, Ben, and Jeff chat about what it was like working on "Hell Baby," how Goldeneye 007 for Nintendo 64 almost destroyed "The State," and some of their favorite "Reno 911!" characters.
With full search capabilities, ScratchPadd for Mac enables you to document ideas or anything else you'll need to refer to later, just like the Notes app that comes with OS X. While it works fine, it doesn't add anything new to the mix, giving you little reason to download it.
ScratchPadd for Mac feels like having a fully searchable Post-It notepad on your Mac. After we installed it, we perused the Help file, which seemed to describe software far more complicated than what we'd downloaded. We began typing up test notes -- called Padds in this app … Read more
We all want to be superheroes with incredible superpowers, but we all know every superhero has a superweakness. Sure, there are classics -- Superman's got his kryptonite, Green Lantern is allergic to the color yellow, and of course there's Batman's historic cat-and-mouse game with the Internal Revenue Service.
The 404 will be on the ground in San Diego for Comic-Con 2013, and we want to know which modern-day problems bring you to your knees. Register with CNET and leave a comment on this blog post telling us about your crippling SuperWeakness. Enter and you'll have a chance to win $404, which also happens to be the name of our program (for those of you keeping score).
Does the thought of making eye contact in public bathrooms keep you up at night? Are you terrified of being framed for a crime you didn't commit, or even just commitment in general? What about holidays you can't pronounce -- those are pretty crazy, right? We want to hear them all. Submit an entry by July 20 and tune in to The 404 Show the following week when we announce the winner.… Read more