The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion discuss Jason’s return to the new and (possibly) improved No Man’s Sky (0:55), then bring on colleague Justin Charity to talk about celebrity streamer PewDiePie’s latest offense, indie developer Campo Santo’s response, the uncertain symbiosis between streamers and publishers, and why gamers get toxic online (5:55). Then they bring on NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory systems engineer Molly Bittner to discuss her work on NASA's Cassini and Europa Clipper missions, what it’s like to talk to a spacecraft, how she finds time to play games while working at NASA, and her thoughts on Hellblade as well as Destiny 2, Mass Effect, Kerbal Space Program, and other space-based games (22:40). Lastly, Ben and Jason welcome The Ringer’s Rob Harvilla to reflect on the 30th anniversary of the release of the original Metroid, share his impressions of the newly released Metroid: Samus Returns, and explain why Metroid might be gaming’s greatest space series (53:13).
NASA Engineer Molly Bittner on Cassini and Space-Based Games
Plus: Rob Harvilla explains why ‘Metroid’ might be gaming’s greatest space series
In upending the Nets’ season with Friday’s trade request, Irving is exhibiting the very behavior that discourages teams from trading for him in the first place
Kyrie Irving Trade Demand Reaction With Kevin O’Connor. Plus, Other Potential Trade Deadline Deals With Mo Dakhil.
Wos and Kevin O’Connor talk Kyrie Irving’s request to trade from the Brooklyn Nets ahead of the deadline. Later, Wos is joined by Mo Dakhil to discuss other potential trade deadline deals.
Olivia Kaiser joins to discuss the injury she received while filming and her relationship with Nelson Thomas
WWE superstars met with members of WWE’s Next in Line program during Royal Rumble weekend to discuss building a new foundation for the sports entertainment company
Rachel, Callie, and Jodie discuss this week’s Bravo news. Plus, Heather Gay joins to talk about the tumultuous season and her memoir ‘Bad Mormon.’