Rand(Nerds); Episode 97

Welcome to Episode 97
 We kick off by once again discussing burying one of our colleagues and how TheSuffolkRam sleeps at night.
We then finally get into the main podcast with games with been playing with – as Skazz calls it – ‘Splatoon with boobs’  in Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash. A group of Japanese girls fight in a tournament on the peach beach using water pistols.
TheSuffolkRam has been playing two games, first up is Orwell: Ignorance is Strength the sequel to the Orwell. the game about surveillance and detective work. This games focuses more on the concept of fake news and creating a narrative.
His second game follow on in the ‘strange walking simulator’ genre of game with The Norwood Suite, set in a strange hotel where you have to help people by retrieving items in order to get access to a DJ.
We somehow end up talking about TheSuffolkRam future trip to Bletchley Park and how enigma was cracked.
We finally finish off by discussing the latest voting on the EU directive with it overbearing copy-write laws. Which leads onto a discussion of what makes something successful.
We also discuss the current alive or death status of the characters of Sesame Street and how much games should guide you on.

Notes:

Splatoon with water pistols in Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash

Curate the facts and change events with Orwell: Ignorance is Strength

A strange walking simulator with a music theme with The Norwood Suite

The EU latest version of the copy-write directive, which ironically these podcast note would break.

The outcome of Elmo puppeteer charges

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Rand(Nerds); Episode 96

Welcome to Episode 96
Skazz carriers on with his Monster Hunter tread with MH: generations Ultimate, which has just been released for the switch. He talks about the difference to the Monster Hunter: World he was discussing last episode and how he prefers the gameplay in this version.
TheSuffolkRam has been curing clowns and shooting rats in Two Point Hospital. The ‘spiritual successor’/’unofficial sequel’ to Theme Hospital. he talks about the mechanics, humor and general fun he having.
Skazz talks about Valves latest update to Steam. The Proton system allows some Windows games to run on Linux. He talks about the new white-list that has been introduced for these game and how it a bit hit or miss.
Middlemesiter briefly talks about the upcoming Dark Souls Trilogy collection, Skazz and Middlemesiter talk about this hard and painful game and the joy it brings them.
TheSuffolkRam talks about a couple of TV series, first up is Mars, a half documentary/drama about how we will colonize Mars. He then moves onto Disenchantment, Matt Groening most recent animation series that try to do for fantasy what Futurama did for Sci-Fi

Notes:

Skazz preferred Monster Hunter from this year, Monster Hunter: Generations Ultimate

Save people lives with Two Point Hospital

Valve now helping Linux users to play windows games through Steam with Proton

All the pain in one placed with Dark Souls Trilogy

A strange combination of Documentary and drama with Mars

Matt Groening latest series with Disenchantment

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Rand(Nerds); Episode 95

Welcome to Episode 95

We start by discussing our upcoming north Korean Episode (if you have no idea what your talking about, it make no more sense in context)
Skazz has been playing the recent PC version of Monster Hunter World, he talk about the (lack) of changes from playing the PS4 version
Middlemeister has been playing a Rougelike/metroidvania game exploring a ever-changing castle and tickling corpses in Dead Cells.
TheSuffolkRam returns to an old game with S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Chernobyl with the Complete Mod that was finished in 2009. He talk’s about it long running history and and it in depth but buggy world.
Next is a rarity, we’ve all talk about the same film ‘Ready Player One’ we all get to approach it different ways with Middlemeister never having read the book, Ram knows a little about the book story line and Skazz who has read and loves the book.
We also make BT worry about Skazz internet browsing history and we get to see a vision of Ram future in a care home

Notes:

Everything you always wanted to know Depleted Uranium and Zebra fish but where afraid to ask

Now moved to PC with all the same bugs: Monster Hunter World

Explore a castle in Dead Cells

Pain in a game with S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Chernobyl, try it with one of the many fan-patches with Complete 2009

A possible video game ruled future in Ready Player One

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Rand(Nerds); Episode 94

Welcome to Episode 94

Skazz has been channeling his inner shining dragon with Shining Resonance Refrain. An Action RPG where he has to defeat an evil empire, and he believes is a hidden gem that being overlooked.

TheSuffolkRam has been exploring a family house and finding out the sad fate of a very strange family in What Remains of Edith Finch. A walking simulator where you explore the stores of each person through different gameplay styles.

TheSuffolkRam has started watching an series about fairy-tale creatures living in our world in ‘Grimm’.

Skazz talks about the recent released film Ready Player One. he’s not seen it yet but is not keen on it based on the things hes seen on the trailer. He talks about the story and the world and the dark future in the book.

We also discuss Ram’s laptop and how badly broken it is.

Notes:

Wield a Shining Dragons power with Shining Resonance Refrain

Weird house, weird people and a weird world in What Remains of Edith Finch 

All fairy tales are real in Grimm

Dozens of pop culture reference in a future setting in Ready Player One

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Rand(Nerds); Episode 93

Welcome to Episode 93

After finishing Ys VII, skazz has moved onto playing the original turbo cd version of Ys 1. he talks about old school game design and the various differences between the each version.

Middlemeister has been playing the most recent Assassin Creed  game: Origins. me talk about it changes form the rest of the series, and how Ubisoft games are designed. We also talk about pimping camels.

TheSuffolkRam has been been trying to survive as a civilian in a war torn country in This War of Mine. he talks about trying to survive and losing his humanity.

Middlemeister has been watching a Fringe, a J.J. Abrams series that has been talked about on Podcast before,  Middlemeister gives us his take on it. We also discuss the currently of popularity of Doctor Who

Ram carry’s on with watching his foreign language sci-fi TV series with the recently released Dutch TV series The Rain. Following a group of survivors in a world where a deadly virus is spread by water.

we discuss why we haven’t discussing splatfests and what should and shouldn’t be burnt on a fire and what we did during the Mayan apocalypse. Plus at long last, Skazz finally confronts Middlemesiter about Nier Automata. We also talk about the STALKER game series and the book and film its based on. Plus we learn about ruminant biology.

Notes:

Classic gaming with Ys on the TurboCD

Explore ancient Egypt with Assassin Creed: Origins.

Try and survive a war in This War of Mine

Still an excellent Sci-Fi series with Fringe

Make sure you bring your coat if your in the world of The Rain

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Rand(Nerds); Episode 92

Welcome to Episode 92

We start off by discussing the long running Ys game series, with Skazz talking about the most recent release Ys VIII, talking about how he has to try and escape from a cursed island by making friends and enemy’s along the way.

TheSuffolkRam has also been trying to escape from an island in the survival game The Forest. We talk about how to create atmosphere in games using the environment and NPCs and how a driving force is needed help encourage playing survival games.

We then move onto discussing our steam summer sales purchase, and for a strange change Ram has been purchased more then Skazz. We go through our lists, Skazz has been having a fighting game addiction and we discuss what controller he recommends.  Ram has a more diverse selection including a couple that annoy Skazz

We then move onto TV, with ram first talking about Travelers. created by Stargate producer Brad White. Following a group of people from the future travelling into the past to save themselves.

When then move onto another foreign language TV series with 3%, following a group of 20 year old people taking there once in a lifetime test to escape their poverty stricken world to escape to the futuristic off-shore.

 

Notes:

Escape an island with Ys VII: Lacrimosa of DANA

Also, Escape an Island with The Forest

People taking over bodies from the past to save their future in Travelers

Would you pass the process and leave to the Off-shore in 3%

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Rand(Nerds); Episode 91

Welcome to Episode 91

We kick off with us discussing Ram loudly updating dell laptop, and the joys of Windows update and how electronic devices are made, plus the joy of fixing other peoples PC’s.

TheSuffolkRam talks about our first game this week: The Room. Like a reverse escape room where he has to try and break into first a safe and then into the boxes within. We also discuss Ram’s first try at streaming on Twitch.

Skazz has a shock when Ram reveals hes never heard of the game Flashback, before moving onto discussing the various fighting games hes been playing including BlazBlue and Tekken Tag Tournament.

We talk about our recent 24 hours live stream, what we liked and our plans for changes going forward.

Ram then talks about the recent Netflix series Altered Carbon, a classic style Sci-Fi about human consciousness being able to freely transfer between bodies and the implications on society.

We also talk about how much we love speed running witch devolves into a discussion of the upcoming Fallout 76 and how we feel about playing an always online Fallout game. Plus the unknown downsides of wearing power Armour. Also, how Peter Molyneux is kept under control

Notes:

Crack open a safe and solves loads of puzzels in The Room

You watch Skazz play games here, and Ram play games here.

Enjoy speedruns with Games Done Quick

The new upcoming Fallout 76

Plus some great fighting games with BlazBlue and Tekken Tag Tournament

Missed the live stream? you can watch all the games we played here on YouTube

Finally enjoy a Blade Runner esk sci-fi with Altered Carbon

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Rand(Nerds); Episode 90

Important Announcement: Sorry guys, I Screwed up. I forgot to release this podcast before our 24 hour live stream so we talk about something that’s already happened. Sorry

Welcome to Episode 90

We carry on discussing Shroud of the Avatar from lost podcast with Bard discussing the deck system, and Skazz talking about been crafting and  breaking into musician guild and stealing pianos. We also talk about how users have help developed the game, and the friendliness of the community.

TheSuffolkRam has been playing as a French revolutionary ere falcon in Aviary Attorney. A visual novel heavily inspired by Ace Attorney with a nice drawing style based on Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard (of course i knew that, no Googling involved…..). You defend people at trials and end up taking a part in the revolution.

Skazz and Bard have also been playing Wizard of Legend. a 2D rouge-lite pixel art game. And we talk about about Bloodstain.

We also discuss out 24hour livestream that took place on the 9th June

Plus we offend some Swedish people and Bard proves where he gets his Handle from by treating us to some singing. We also discuss our like/dislike of Disney films

Notes:

Watch Skazz stream Shroud and other games here

Plus play the actual game here

Play as a falcon and defend cats in Aviary Attorney

2D rouge lite with Wizards of Legend

Plus Bloodstain

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Rand(Nerds); Episode 87

Welcome to Episode 87

We start off with TheSuffolkRam trying to not talk about Farcry 5 but hes end up doing so anyway.

Bard then kick us off property with discussing two CRPG: Arcanum and Divinity original sin 2. First up is Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura. A Victorian era steampunk, where you can play as a special person. We talk about the beautiful music and how to do a steampunk in a world properly.

Skazz talks about Nier Automata, previously discussed by Middlemeister, Skazz misses the fact he is unfortunately not able to shout at him about the game. He gives a different view on the game by discusses how the story didn’t effect him and how and the characters throughout didn’t work for him.

Bard then carries on with talking about his other CRPG hes been playing Divinity Original Sin 2. He talks about the strange cast of characters such as an undead skeleton called Fane and a human with a deamon in her head. He talks about the depth and complexity of the story and the way characters can interact with each other.

We then move onto Skazz talking about Gal*Gun 2, the sequel to the very serious, hard hitting, in depth on rails shooter about being shoot by cupid and getting charged at by hundreds of girls. He talks about the change of mechanics in the sequel, and how it feels like it should by a VR game.

Bard revives and old section by playing a recently released board game called rising sun , set in feudal japan a game about political intrigue and back stabbing your friends. We discuss other similar games like Battlestar Galataca.

We also talk about the various episodes we’ve missed and the various ways to listen to us. We discuss the recently released Kingdom Come Deliverance without any of us having playing the final release and also Skazz’s dinner

 

Notes:

Like victorain steam punk and fantisy? have a look Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura

Previous discussed with different view points: Nier Automata

Another more modern CRPG but also very good with Divinity: Original Sin 2

Only play if you can handle deeply serious subject matters with Gal*Gun2

Betray your mate and form uneasy alliances with Rising Sun

 

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Rand(Nerds); Episode 86

Welcome to Episode 86

Bard starts us off this podcast talking about the latest DLC for Armelllo, the turn bases tabletop like strategy games which we discussed a few episodes ago. He discusses the new characters including the previously kick starter exclusive ones, as well as the unlock system within the game and some of the general improvements.

Skazz has still been playing game amazingly, this time with Dragon Born Xenoverse a 3D arena fighting game based on the Dragon Ball series. We also discuss arcade game machines in the home and how well some games have aged over time.

Both TheSuffolkRam and Middlemeister have been playing Farcy 5 game set in rural Montana fighting Religious fanatics. We discuss how the game has been updated and the removal of elements from previous games for the better. and unwelcome addition of micro transaction.

We move onto TV series with Ram watching another Spanish series El Ministero Del Tempo , following a group travelling through time to stop people changing history.

We finish off by discussing the recent data breach (there a debate on the term) from Facebook and how the company you’ve been giving all your data too have been (surprisingly…) using it. We then move onto a discussion of social media in general and how much we are using it.

We talk about the correct method to delete memory from your brain and getting lost in Doom 2016 and how no one knows what Sapphire and Steel

Notes:

We return to the turn base table top like game Armello

3D fighting game Dragon Ball: Xenoverse

Religious fanatics, gun-play and bull testicles in Farcry 5

Can’t be arsed to google for Bard strange manga? if you wish to do that search click here, or just follow this link to Wikipedia.

Watch timeless? here the series it was (supposedly) stolen from: El Ministerio Del Tiempo

The TV series from the 70s no one knows about Sapphire and Steel

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