Rand(Nerds); Episode 65

Welcome to episode 65

After a slightly wobbly start we start again more organised and back with using paper show notes. We kick off with TheSuffolkRam have been trying to prove he not a machine in The Turing Test by being lead through a series of test chambers with an AI talking to him.

Middlemeister has been catching up with some older game with The Witcher 3 and Metal Gear 5, Playing card games and sneaking around bases. We talk about our preferred Metal Gear Games and the relevant pros and cons of Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 including game play and some crazy boss battles. We also talk about stealth games, including one of Ram most liked game with Thief.

Ram’s been watching a bizarre Urban Fantasy with the 1990s TV series Neverwhere. A Neil Gaiman series made originally for Comic Relief, and featuring people who can open doors and eating rats, it is also incredibly hard to find.

We briefly mention the death of Peter Sallis and the passing of Roger Moore

We find out what Skazz does to homeless people and how it ties into his game addiction. Ram and Middlemeister share their childcare tips, We flashback to the Space Barbarian film devised due to lack of sleep, Middlemeister rapidly brings our podcast to a close.

 

Notes:

A Portal/Talos Principle cross over game with The Turing Test

Card gaming in The Witcher 3

Sneaking round bases in Metal Gear Solid 5

A strange Urban Fantasy: Neverwhere

Some recently loss to the world with Peter Sallis and Roger Moore

See Water in that catches fire

 

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TheSuffolkRam, Skazz and Middlemeister

TheSuffolkRam Rant’s – E3 2017 – Ubisoft Conference

TheSuffolkRam take a look at Ubisoft conference. Featuring a collaboration of Nintendo and Ubisoft with Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battles, Another watch of The Assassin Creed Unity game. Racing with the Crew 2. Hes surprise to find South park is still a thing with two games from them: South Park The Fracture But Whole and South Park Phone Destroyer. What looks like a VR horror game with Transference. A PvP pirate game in Skull and Bonds. A action rhythm game with a weird show, Starlink including expensive toy ships with parts you’ll likely lose. Steep a Snowboarding and Skiing game. He get very excited about Farcry 5 including dogs that fetch guns and a return of the buddie system from Farcry 2. Finally, the long awaited sequel to a 15 year old platform with Beyond Good and Evil 2.

TheSuffolkRam Rant’s – E3 2017 – Bethesda Conference

Welcome to another of TheSuffolkRam’s opinis video on the E3 conferences, this time looking at Bethesda. He discuss the new VR version of there games Doom and Fallout 4, The new creation club feature, his lack of interest in Collectable card games, Skyrim coming to Nintendo switch. How much he can’t wait to get back into the shoes of Daud in Dishonoured: Death of the Outsider. E-sport with Quake champions including the upcoming tournament. and the weird set of bizarre videos with The Evil Within 2 and Wolfenstein 2: The new colossus.

TheSuffolkRam Rant’s – E3 2017 – EA Conference

TheSuffolkRam has just watched the EA conference from E3 2017, He give his thoughts on the announced games including the Battlefield 1 expansion set in Russia, FIFA 18 and he shows up his lack of knowledge of sports. Need for Speed Payback a game he thought was about racing. A Way out, a co-op game form the makers of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. The next Bioware game Anthem, NBA another sports game he knows even less about and Star Wars: Battlefront 2.

Doctor Who: Season 10 – Episode 9 “Empress of Mars” – Review

Welcome to TheSuffolkRam’s review of Doctor Who Series 10, Episode 9 – “Empress of Mars”.

The Doctor, Bill and Nadole visit NASA just as they find a message on Mars written in English from the late 1800s. The Gang head to Mars to find out why, and in doing so run into there old enemy/alias the Ice Warriors.

He discuss the B-Movie vibe of the episode, how well he was engaged with the story and his dislike of Ice Warriors.

Discussing Doctor Who Season 10 Episodes 5-8 -SPOILERS-

Welcome to the next episode of out discussion of the next four episode of Doctor Who. A big Spoiler warning, we discuss everything in the episodes “Oxygen”, “Extremis”, “The Pyramid at the End of the World” and “Lie of the Land”. You can also watch our discussion of the previous 4 episodes here

We start with talking about oxygen and the neat concepts in the episode. including the interesting twist of the Doctor going blind. We also mention the series current restrained use of of CGI, the character of Nardole and his just right use and the author of the episode.

We then move onto talking about Extremis and discuss the possibility that we may actually be living in a virtual reality. We discuss the first appearance of the Monks and the intelligent of his companions. We look at the start of the new arc. And we almost forget to discuss Missy in the vault

During our discuss of the “Pyramid at the end of the world”, we talk about how the episode plays on into our fear of disease and viruses, poorly designed laboratory and incompetent scientists and also the power of the Monks.

Finally we finish up our episode round up discussing the Lie of the Land, Ram talks about one of his more outlandish theories about Bill which both confuses and not agreed by Misslemeister. We have different opinions about the episode conclusion of the end of the Monk arc and how Michelle Gomez steal all the scenes. plus we get visits by Ram dogs.

We then have a discion about the rest of series with the upcoming Ice Warrior episode by Mark Gatiss and our different opinions on his skills as a writer. We look at Stephen Moffat tenure as Doctor Who Exclusive producer, and the incoming Chris Chibnall. We talk about Doctor Lite episodes and who we want as the next doctor.

Notes

Watch the BBC 4 reinterpretation of The Quatermass Experiment Live