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Welcome to lab notes, by playlabs. lab notes is hosted by Jarod (Inkd), the General Manager of playlabs at the Hawk. Evan (ev0n), gaming prodigy, and Neil (Spoonman), the CEO of Dignetix – the parent company of playlabs. All life-long gamers that are truly invested in the success of everyone that interacts at the lab. In each episode, they discuss what is happening at the lab and dig into some current events. Join our Discord server and head over to the podcast channel to send us a message. Not on Discord, text or call 248.946.5885 to send us a message.

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An Inside Look at Collegiate e-sports

Join your hosts this week for a deep dive into collegiate esports and learn about the inner workings of a competitive esports environment. We’re joined this week by guest, Andrew Murphy, the Esports Coordinator & Coach at Northwestern Missouri St…

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The playlabs 420 Special

This week on labnotes your Jimmy from the Tech IT Out podcast joins our hosts as they discuss gaming related 420 topics including the best strains to enjoy while gaming, a few weed related games on steam, and some of their best experiences while gami…

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Can Consoles Keep Up?

This week, your playlabs crew discusses the rumored PS5 Pro and why they believe people should think twice about purchasing it. They also share their thoughts on how consoles are losing their viability in homes all over the world and why we should ju…

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DLC and Games on TV

This week, your lab notes hosts discuss the different kinds of downloadable content (DLC) and what they think makes it worth paying for. They also discuss the upcoming Fallout series coming to Amazon Prime, and the successes and failures of TV video …

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Skill Based Match Making Revisited

This week on labnotes we revisit Skill Based Match Making after Activision’s reveal of their critera for matches that are made. We also discuss the hyper-popluar Palworld and how it has, or hasn’t, affected our personal gaming choices. And we’ll make…

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13 Year-old Esports Pros?

The guys discuss the recent RLCS age change and how this impacts young gamers, esports, and parents. Plus, good stuff on the horizon for 2024 at the lab. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We’ll see you next year.
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The Game Ads and Fntastic 4

Let’s talk about award shows, trailers, and the whole early access thing. Be sure to hop into the Discord channels and let us know what you think. Should playlabs have our own awards show? Do you buy early access games? Should Jarod refund everyone’s…

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Trailers, Loot, and Cases

The guys get together this week to talk about the super-quiet game announcements and the theory behind a 12-18 month wait. Coach Jarod gives you some tips on starting a new game or champion. Evan educates his father on how cases and keys work in CS2….

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Trailers, Loot, and Crates

The guys get together this week to talk about the super-quiet game announcements and the theory behind a 12-18 month wait. Coach Jarod gives you some tips on starting a new game or champion. Evan educates his father on how cases and keys work in CS2. A unique gambling concept they plan on hiding from…

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Skill-based Matchmaking (SBMM)

Joined by Brendan and Zach, the guys discuss SBMM. Going over unique implications of the matchmaking process and how we feel about it. It’s an interesting discussion and one that we’re sure will have people lining up on both sides. Join our Discord a…

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Evan Nosakowski – MW3 – Game Awards

This week on labnotes we talk MW3, Game Awards, and upcoming new releases we’re looking forward to with our special guest, Evan Nosakowski! 
 
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Hosts: Neil (Spoonman), Jarod (Inkd), Evan (Ev0n)
 
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Bill McAllister – Call of Duty MW3

This week on labnotes we are joined by Bill McAllister of Podcast Nation
Bill tries VR for the first time as Neil and Jarod share their thoughts on the rapidly evolving technology.
Call of Duty MW3 has been released and we can’t wait to hear your tho…

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Bill McAllister – Call of Duty MW3

This week on labnotes we are joined by Bill McAllister of Podcast Nation Bill tries VR for the first time as Neil and Jarod share their thoughts on the rapidly evolving technology. Call of Duty MW3 has been released and we can’t wait to hear your thoughts! Be sure to drop by the podcast channel…

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Joe Howard

We sit down with Joe Howard to talk about his gaming plans and his take on the physical vs. digital debate. Get your lab notes each Friday on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever your ears find a home.
 
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ABKMSFT

Exclusives and pre-orders, where do you land? We chat a bit about the recent acquisition of Activision by Microsoft (Xbox) and whether they will move those IPs to exclusives. Then a short chat about pre-orders and the value they add (or don’t).
 
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Friday the 13th

What’s your favorite scary game, Sidney? Join Neil and Jarod as they discuss the scary side of gaming on this Friday the 13th. Share your feedback on Discord, Twitter (X), or text us at 248.946.5885
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Jarod Ericksen

Our special guest on this episode is none other than playlabs General Manager Jarod Ericksen! We’ll get Jarod’s backstory and history of gaming, and find out how he landed at playlabs.
Get your lab notes each Friday on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or whe…

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Garrett Livernois

Garrett from Grand Finals Gaming joins us to talk about the fighting community and a unique playlabs event. We’ll also discuss recent industry developments in terms of esports and competitive events as well as the upcoming game release season. Drop i…

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Dre Thompson (AmiiboKing) Part 2

We continue our conversation with Dre (AmiiboKing). Neil and Dre discuss his journey to fitness and what he’d like to bring to the gamers of the world. We wrap up with our “frustration” over the onslaught of game releases we’ll see at the end of year…

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Dre Thompson (AmiiboKing) Part 1

Smash godfather, AmiiboKing, gives us his lab notes on how he got started, the state of esports and how it pertains to the FGC, and what his future plans are. We’ll also discuss recent industry developments in terms of esports and competitive events….

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lab notes by playlabs trailer

thanks for checking out lab notes by playlabs. each week we’ll discuss all the cool stuff we have going on for our community. both online and at our esports center in Farmington Hills, MI. we’ll interview some local and national gamers, industry prof…

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