Rand(Nerds); Episode 126

Welcome to Episode 126

We kick off with discussing the game we played for Halloween, Outlast, we discuss how a great story can have poor execution and poor environmental storytelling, and how other games do it better. As well as some of the better animation and moments.

TheSuffolkRam starts talking about a game he didn’t end up playing with Bear With Me, an old school style point and click adventure in a Noir style with an interesting premise but some poor writing and design choices.

He then moves onto a more interesting game with Inside, an indie game with both and interesting style and story open to interpretation and some beautiful animation and lighting effects.

He then talks about I Am Monther, a sci-fi film released this year with some fantastic CGI and an old fashioned storyline

Notes:

Cliche survival horror game Outlast. Plus check out our let’s play here

Very old school style point and click adventure in Bear With Me

An excellent example of environmental storytelling in Inside.

Low budget but excellent design with I Am Mother

In case you through lift were terrifying enough, have a look at a machine room-less lift

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Rand(Nerds); Episode 125

Welcome to Episode 125

Skazz Kicks off the podcast proper talking about committing bicycle suicide and maiming his polygonal person in Lonely Mountains: Downhill.

TheSuffolkRam has been stacking bales badly and bemoaning the lack of interactions with animals in Farming Simulator 19.

Skazz has also briefly played some of We Happy Few to Ram surprise, we discuss the differences to our play-styles and where the game went wrong.

We also discuss My Little Pony, Rooms of death, lift shafts, the sea, why doors and the most dangerous thing in the world, powering future Rand(Nerd); episodes, our campaign to rename engineers to Tech Priests and Ram’s embarrassing confession.

Notes:

Polygonal physics fun flinging yourself down a mountain in Lonely Mountain: Downhill

Play with crops and animals in Farming Simulator 19

Behold TheSuffolkRam’s stacking

David Mitchell explains farming

Get terrified of lift shafts with Mr Matt and Mr Chay

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Rand(Nerds); Episode 124

Welcome to Episode 124

We kick off discussing TheSuffolkRam new career as a Bass Guitarist and piss off some violinists

TheSuffolkRam kicks us off by discussing toddler simulator Among The Sleep, the beer then kicks in and we end up discussing action films, pubs, placements of washing machines, how to solve Brexit and our global warming survival plan.

Skazz has been playing a game needing a re-release in Brutal Legend saving a band by upgrading headbangers, he then moves onto the disappointing Jump Force a limited three-on-three fighting game.

With very little background knowledge we take the dangerous move to discuss the ongoing censorship of china related criticisms, featuring Blizzard censorship of the winner of a heath stone tournament and Disney deleting Winnie the pooh

We then move onto a film review of El Camino, the Breaking Bad film set directly after the final episode of the series. He also talks about listening to the audiobook Eisenhorm: Xenos by Dan Abnett

We also discuss why Skazz is banned from plugging in electrical devices.

Notes:

You too have a superpower! the ability to tell the difference between boiling and non-boiling water

Escape horrors as a baby in Among The Sleep

Save the band with Jack Black in Brutal Legend

Disappoint game Jump Force

Blizzard shuts down a pro-Hong-Kong player

Want to know about Winnie the Pooh? You won’t find anything at Disney website (link is set to https://winniethepooh.disney.com )

Find out what happened to Jessie in El Camino

A 40k audiobook following the inquisition with Eisenhorn: Xenos

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Rand(Nerds); Episode 123

Welcome to Episode 123

TheSuffolkRam has returned from the muddy fields of his Land Rover show, he talks about how segregation is alive and well in car shows and the new defender and some stupid ‘features’ of his car.

Ram has finally moved on from We Happy Few and moved onto underwater survival sim Subnautica. Previously discussed by Bard many years ago, we discuss turning fish to bottles and drowning people. Also how Ram has no idea how to make a room.

Skazz gives his final thoughts on Daemon X Machina and how flying ruins everything, and what he wants from a mech game, he also talks about Astral Chain.

He then talks about the awful port of Dragonquest to the switch and the quality of the sprites compared to the original

We also discuss Jesus’s nationality and who make the tea on Elvis’s private island, region locking plus how mad divers are.

Notes:

Love 4×4’s? perhaps like Ram you’ll fall in love with the new Defender

Avoid the leviathan in Subnautica

Fancy being terrified by hydroelectric dams? here a selection of videos of them

Skazz refreshes his game from last time Daemon X Machina and Astral Chain

Which Dragon Quest looks better? The new switch version, or the original NES

Yes, you can play Doom in a browser

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Rand(Nerds); Episode 122

Welcome to Episode 122, Skazz is solo this time as TheSuffolkRam was an idiot and doubled booked an Land Rover event, so this podcast will be a more shorted affair

Skazz talks more in depth about Astral Chain, the game he mentioned last podcast. He then talks about Daemon X Machina an arcade mech similar to the Armored Core series and a game hes been looking forward to for some time.

Notes:

The newest game from Platinum games with Astral Chain

An arcade mech game with Daemon X Machina

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Rand(Nerds); Episode 121

Welcome to Episode 121, Our 6th birthday podcast

As is tradition, we kick off discussing nothing in particular including mafia dons, being stuck outside Skazzs house and the dangers of combine harvesters, as well of buying computer chairs and recently open shops near TheSuffolkRam job.

Skazz has not being playing many games due to being kicked off YouTube and surprisingly not for something he said, but he has been able to play Astral Chain bonding humans and daemons like creatures together with a weird control system.

TheSuffolkRam is still playing We Happy Few having moved onto the next act, He briefly discuss how the game changes things up for the next section and how he has encountered some more bugs.

He also been playing the classic Red Dead Redemption and talks about theme horse naming and his disappointment with auto aim.

Ram has been watching new and slightly disappointing Sci-Fi series ‘Another Life’ featuring Battlestar Galactica actress Katee Sackhoff

We also talk about classic shooter Timesplitters, the John Wick series of films and the upcoming Breaking Bad film. Plus, bonus, Ram fucks up maths.

Notes:

Not an ad for life insurance, but some strange cheese

Our name would be valid in PHP, and sort of in C++

Bond with Chimera’s in Astral Chain

Yes he still playing it, We Happy Few

Grand theft horse in Red Dead Redemption

Classic arcade shooter Timesplitters

Netflix Sci-Fi series Another Life

Revenge for dead dogs in John Wick

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Rand(Nerds); Episode 120

Welcome to Episode 120

We kick off with talking about Skazz’s going cold turkey on sugar. We also discuss the UK sugar tax and companies reactions to removing out lovely sugar

For a brief change, we start off talking car racing with TheSuffolkRam regaling us about his visit to the British Touring Car Championship and how he found the day. Plus, a bonus talk on other sports

TheSuffolkRam has still been playing We Happy Few, he gives a brief update and some of the strange things hes been doing.

Skazz has nearly finished his Ys game playing by playing Ys 7 and currently Ys 5, the most disliked of the Ys games. Skazz discuss if the reputation is valid based on playing an English translation.

Ram has been watching part three of Money Heist, which follows on from the first two after the gang succeeded in robbing the Spanish Mint, one of the group get captured and held for torture.

Ram also play with dragon-fire by discussing the ending of Game of Thrones

Notes:

You too can go see a few seconds of cars going around a track with the BTCC

Still on the Joy in We Happy Few

Is Ys 5 that bad? You can now play it in English thanks to a fan translation

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Rand(Nerds); Episode 119

Welcome to Episode 119

We kick off with discussing the one and only technique to hack anything as shown to us by Hollywood, plus some more traditional methods. We also talk about the further decline of brick and mortar stores. and the advantages and disadvantage of e-books

TheSuffolkRam has been revisiting an game he’d played previously with ‘We happy Few’ a survival game set in an alternative 1960 England were we lost the war and the population have taken to swallowing happy pills in order to cope.

Its no surprise that Skazz is still playing the Ys series of game with Ys 6: VI: The Ark of Napishtim, hes been testing to see if a bug with cut scenes not playing on linux happens on this version of the game as well.

We also discuss steam machines and where it all went wrong

Ram has been watching the recent Amazon tv series ‘The Boys’ based on the comic of the same, if shows us a world  were if superheros were real but also a bunch of dicks+

Notes:

Remember to take your Joy in We Happy Few

Play with cut-scenes by not playing on Linux with Ys 6: The Ark of Napishtim

If superheros were a bunch of bastards in The Boys

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Rand(Nerds); Episode 118

Welcome to Episode 118, Once again, sorry for the audio issues, we through we had sorted but failed to..

Skazz kicks us off talking about replaying Final Fantasy 7, and how going back to an old favorite game is sometimes a bad idea. We discuss how going back to games our tastes have changed and how viewing old games with modern eyes is sometimes not a good idea

TheSuffolkRam then talks about running a citys emergency services in 911 Operator and the trial and problems with bad interfaces.

We also look at the news that Frank Spotnitz (Man In The High Castle) is traing to adapt the Eisenhorn series of Warhammer 40k book to the TV. We discuss how well the 40k universe does and does not lend itself to being adapted and how we hope they don’t change the source material.

We also discuss our future as cameo artists in films, and the last of the splatfests – order vs chaos.

Notes:

Relive FFVII, but be careful what you wish for

Save the city with 911 Operator

Can the creator behind ‘The Man In The High Castle’ bring Warhammer 40k to the TV?

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Rand(Nerds); Episode 117

Welcome to Episode 117, sorry for any popping noises in the audio.

We kick off with a debriefing on our 24hour livestream discussing all the various games we played and our thoughts on them. Including: Farcry New Dawn, Full Metal Furies, Amnesia A Machine for Pigs, Late Shift, Overcooked, Monster Hunter Universe, and Return of the Obra Dinn

TheSuffolkRam talks about a game that didn’t make it to the livestream, but he purchased so is determined to play: Football Manager 2018. Despite knowing next to nothing about football, but alot about making number go up, he tries his hands at managing Norwich City Football Club and gets to meet Delia Smith

Skazz has been playing numerous games. First up Samurai Showdown, a fighting game that heavily discourages button mashing. Then, most recent installment of the Mortal Kombat series, Mortal Kombat 11. Skazz talks about the inclusion of the story’s and weather that’s a good or bad thing.

Skazz has also been playing the game the formed the metroidvania genre of games types with the remastered version of Castlevanina: Symphony of the Night. He talks about

We also discuss the lack of Lizardmen in Blood Bowl and the lack of Pigs in the warhammer race Beastmen.

Notes:

Make everyone hate you by speaking to them aggressively in Football Manager 2018

Skazz tactical fighting game with Samurai Showdown

Get board of fatalities in Mortal Kombat 11

Re-experience the ‘fun’ of Castlevania Symphony of the Night in the remaster

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