Welcome to part 5 of my let’s play of Alien Isolation. Now I have a broken security tuner, I head down to IT services to try and locate a new chip, in doing so I find the Nostromo Flight Recorder and have to break out of the now lock downed IT. Plus I have my first proper stealth encounter with the alien.
Sorry in advance for keyboard noise and fan hum, we had a laptop a bit close to the recording mic.
In this episode, TheSuffolkRam has been paying a combination of two of his favorites series, Total War and Warhammer in the very originally tiled game Total War: Warhammer. A game witch combines turn based and real time strategy. He talks about the Warhammer backstory and world, explains why Skaven are the best army and why Bretonnians are not, the lack of halflings. He also discuss the pain of bad interfaces, his version of diplomacy and the joys of steam rolling across a map.
Middlemeister has been playing the game he gushed about last month with Persona 5. He talks about the combination of school life and deamon dungeon fighting, eating burgers, looking after flowers and fighting PE teachers.
Ram has broken out the ancient technology called a DVD boxed set and has been watching an old J.J. Abrams series called Alias. A early 2000s spy drama that holds up still pretty well and which rejigs itself multiple times, we also discover Ram lack of knowledge of film stars.
Middlemeister and ram discuss series 10 of Doctor Who, we give our concerns of the new companion and talk about the most recent series up and downs.
Skazz has been looking forward to Splatoon 2, hoping this time the lorry wont get stolen on its way to the UK. He also lets slip that his kids have found out that the Nintendo Switch Exists and is not looking forward to his future bank balance.
We discuss the news that Microsoft will soon be allowing refunds for downloaded xBox games.
In this feature packed podcast we kick off with Middlemeister playing his new PS4 pro, he tells us about the new optimization features and increase performance from the system. We also discuss the morale’s of updating consoles and the current state of VR.
TheSuffolkRam has been showing his slum landlord way with Project Highrise, he tells us tales on rubbish overflows, lack of lifts and OCD design.
Middlemeister has been catching up to the spin off show from the x-men legion featuring a spoiler you can guess from watching one x-men film, and a woman who can switch places with other people
Skazz has been watching one of his favorite series in Steins;gate which has recently release a dubbed version of a film that came out in 2013. A time travel anime with an incredibility confusing plot.
Middlemeister talks about the long awaited Persona 5 where you both play as a school kid who at night battles supernatural enemies.
Skazz had been playing one of Ram’s favorite games, Deus Ex. Hes having a hard time getting into it so Ram tries to sell it to using a weird cake analogy and tales on how to abuse the game.
Skazz has also been playing on private Vanilla World Of Warcraft servers,we talk about how nice the first version was ad Blizzard business practices. We also discuss other MMO’s out there including what Ram wants from an MMO
We have a brief discussion into the TV series of Westworld, with some minor spoilers
Ram has been experiencing the life of a American teenager girl with time travel powers in Life is Strange, He concluded that high school is horrible and talks about the weird way he plays these games.
We discuss the end of the WiiU, the new Nintendo switch and where it will sit in the market and its cost, the loss of LAN gaming and how gaming is now more unsocial.
Skazz has been playing a 2d side scrolling beat em up Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds, that features dropping time machines on people and characters from other tv series. TheSuffolkRam has been channeling his inner bureaucrat by stamping passports and detaining people for money with Papers, Please.
Skazz has been watching James May build lawnmowers and telephone with his last BBC series The Reassembler, we also discuss TV series presented by the other Top Gear presenters as well. Ram just finished watching the final series of Continuum,and small budget production featuring form fitting suite.
Skazz has been looking forward to a new graphics card, the GTX 1050ti and discusses his hatred of scalpers
We talk about the death of Carrie Fisher and the current morale implications of using CGI actors in films.
We look back at the recently finished steam sales, the bargains we got, and how one of us spent a little bit more then the other. We also talk about what will happen when Gabe Newel merges with steam.
Sorry for the sound quality, we had heavy rain on the roof of our studio.
Welcome to the Rand(Nerds); Podcast episode 53, our 2016 Christmas special! now with added jingle bells!
Ram has been playing in a monochrome world of Betrayer, featuring maidens in red and wind masking footsteps, while battling corrupted conquistadors and skeletons. Skazz talks about the physical release of Armello, the developers League of Geeks, and the stuff that was promised and not delivered. We also discuss the evilness of steam bundle deals and upcoming sales.
Bard had been watching Lupin the third, the modern day series of a 1960s manga set in Italy, featuring a gentlemen thief.
Finally we give out our annual game of the year awards.
Monochrome worlds and evil conquistadors with Betrayer
One of our favorite games from 2015 Armello, choose wisely where you buy it from
Sorry for the sound quality in this episode, we had heavy rain on roof of the studio.
Welcome to episode 52, In this episode Bard a has returned from the grave, but is still his happy cheery politically correct self.
TheSuffolkRam had been playing dishonored 2, a game where you don’t play as a 10 year old girl but can punch a lot of people, it also causes Ram to lose the ability to form words. We discuss why we would buy Garrett from Thief 1-3 and Corvo a drink and the great voice artist Stephen Russell. Skazz has been messing around with the modern world of emulators, and discusses how far they’ve come in the intervening years.
Ram is looking forward to the new Walking Dead game from telltale, and bard tries to explain JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
We also discuss how much we hate thief 4, robot dogs with shotguns opening doors, ‘accidentally’ killing kids in video games and anime theme hard drive analysis tools.