Gamers Union | No Life Podcast

Workers Party

In this episode we discuss how the gaming industry is looking at unionizing workers, and how the CEO of Take Two is out of touch with him employees. We also take a look at Facebook's Cryptocurrency known as Libra. That and much more here on No Life. Make sure to follow us over on Twitch at

E3 2019 in Review [ No Life Podcast ]

E3 2019

In this weeks episode of No Life Podcast, it's all about E3. We break down each and every conference at the show, and rank them on a scale of 1-10. Who had the best show? Who had the worst? And was E3 and overall failure?


The AMD Takeover [ No Life Podcast: Ep. 84 ]

Tons of interesting news. First Wayne talks about his new addiction. Cities Skylines. Then we discuss what's going on at Rockstar and the "groping" allegations. Next we laugh about how Mario Maker 2 is leaving out friends from multiplayer. We also discuss if games these days are just too long. And in tech, it's all about AMD. We discuss the awesome news coming from Team Red out of Computex 2019. Catch up here.

Sony Bets Big on PS5 | Huawei is Cancelled [ No Life Podcast: Ep. 83 ]

A lot of tech news in this episode where Sony starts to leak info around the Playstation 5, and then in tech we discuss how Trump banned US companies from dealing with Huawei. Check it out!

MordWho? | OnePlus 3a Pro [ No Life Podcast: Ep. 82 ]

In this episode Wayne talks about how he loves to hate and hates to love Mordhau, he rips open Rage 2, and then in tech we look at the impressive One Plus 3a Pro.

Vice City Returns? // Facebook is cool now [No Life: Ep. 81]

In this episode we talk about how the next GTA may finally return back to Vice City, and in tech, has Zuck redeemed himself? Or only now become even more of a meme? Check it out here and make sure to subscribe for more.

Is the 2019 Macbook Pro the BEST Iteration of the New(Old) Design?

A New Way to Upgrade?

Apple has secretly released ANOTHER incremental update to their latest Macbook Pro line. This time adding 8th & 9th gen Intel processors, Vega graphics, and a slightly tweaked keyboard switch design. There are a few things from this release that really intrigue me. One of the biggest is how Apple has switched to this incremental update circuit. Normally, products would be updated yearly, sometimes every two-years, sometimes every FOUR years as the case with the Mac Mini. I hope this new update pathway means that Apple will constantly update their products with the latest and greatest tech, and this is something to be excited about (hopefully). Unfortunately, this means your products will become obsolete much quicker. I mean, some people just bought their new Vega Macbooks in November, which was a small 6 month period. But to be honest, I much prefer this method, over the long wait of dated hardware. Give me new, and give it to me as much as possible.

If It's Broke, Only Slightly Tweak It...

Next we move onto some of the hardware itself. The BIGGEST upset is that these new Macbooks utilize the same chassis and design. I'm not too upset over it as some others, mainly because I love the design of the Macbook and I believe it's still to date the best on the market. It's an extremely premium built machine. But that also means the same flawed keyboard design that has plagued many before. That's right, they did not change the Butterfly-switch mechanism. What they did do was upgrade the materials. According to iFixit, the keyswitch cover seems to have had their materials upgraded, as well as this tiny metal "snapple cap" dome that impresses when pressed to register the keys. It seems this piece has had just a slight material change.


Finally, one of the reasons you'd buy these upgraded laptops is for the new performance. So the 13" packs in 8th gen Intel chips, up to Quad Core i7 2.8ghz , Intel 655 iGPU, and 16gb LPDDR3 RAM. And the 15" packs up to a whopping 9th Gen i9-9880H 8 core 2.4ghz chips, Vega 20 graphics, and 32gb DDR4 RAM. The first time the Macbook has had octo-core chips in their bodies. Now the performance of the 13" Macbook will be great for productivity. In fact, it's one of the only times I'm actually considering downsizing and going with that model. According to benchmarks from Apple Insider, it seems like the base model machine is able to just barely edit 4K video.

But the real draw is the 15" with its big performance improvements. Benchmarks from Geekbench show impressive numbers with a single score of 5879 and multi-core score of 29184. Obviously this doesn't tell nearly the whole picture, but the raw numbers do look good. One of the biggest concerns of using this same tired design is thermals. This design has had its fair share of criticism for essentially throttling performance tremendously, before an update helped clear it up. The previous 2018 Vega update also seemed to address the issue by at least maintaining base clock speed. Well taking a look at the thermals from channel MacDoesStuff, things are looking really impressive, where the machine stays much cooler, under 90c, and sits at a boosted clock of 2.8ghz under load.

Worth It?

This is really difficult. To get the best performance, you'll need to shell out some big dough. If you're a 4K video editor or power user, we're talking above $3500. Not only that, but it seems like Apple is close to completely redesigning all of their tech, including their iPads and iPhones. It would suck to shell out $4000 and 6 months later a brand new redesign comes out with much better performance and cooling. But then again, you're getting one of the best laptops on the market. No one does build like Apple, MacOS is a pleasure to use, and the size and portability means you're not lugging around some clunky loud beast everywhere you go. That comes with an obvious premium. Personally, I've been leaning more towards the 13" models to hold me over until a complete redesign. I own two very powerful PC's and portable power isn't a necessity. But I'm in the minority. If you're in need of a new computer, and you need the portability of a laptop, with the power of a desktop, the 15" top-end spec is one of only a couple choices to choose from. Maybe the other is an XPS or a Razer, where you'll be paying around the same price, but getting much more performance and thermal overhead, at the sacrifice of MacOS and some thinness. So it's a tough choice. All I'll say is, no one does display better than Apple. If you're in video editing/photo work, I can't recommend anything else at the moment.

The Playstation 5 Has Been Revealed [ NoLife Podcast: Ep. 79 ]

Next Gen

On this episode of NoLife Podcast, its all about the new Playstation 5 Rumors. Come check it out. Don't forget, you can also listen by subscribing to No Life on iTunes and any other Podcatcher out there.



Sekiro is TORTURE [ NoLife Podcast: Ep. 78 ]

Hard and Harder

In this episode of the No Life Podcast, Wayne dives deep into Sekiro, and we discuss what difficulty means in videogames, and most of all, what it means in the 'enjoyment' of a video game. Then in tech we talk a bit about NAB 2019 rumors, like the Canon SL3.



F@#$ It We're Doing it Live! [ No Life Podcast: Ep. 77 ]

Now on TWITCH!

In this new episode, we finally bring the show LIVE both to Twitch and YouTube. Make sure to head to and click follow to stay updated on our new live streams, and catch No Life podcast live. You can also watch the show live over on our YouTube if that's your platform of choice!