Rand(Nerds); Episode 135

Welcome to episode 135, this episode Skazz celebrating his two-week anniversary.

We kick off learning about Rams Student days including being locked out and toilet roll chicken. Also a bonus tractor potential injury incident.

When we finally get onto games, Skazz admits to returning to the updated Sea of Thieves but only briefly

TheSuffolkRam has been conserving oxygen and discovering communists on distance world in Lifeless Planet

We also give a brief shoutout to Ai Dungeon, a role-playing text-based adventure where the DM is controlled by an AI.

We discuss the very poorly played game of Plague Inc. that we are all living through at the moment, including TheSuffolkRam’s mothers panic buying

Notes:

Once again, Skazz has been sailing in Sea of Thieves

Like jumping puzzles? you’ll like Lifeless Planet

Let the AI guide you in AI dungeon

Cheesy space marine player, introducing the Kroot Conga Line

The scary future of AI with unicorns!

Thanks for Listening, Come watch our next Livestream on the 28th March 2020 at 21:30 GMT on our YouTube channel  and Twitch

Cheers

TheSuffolkRam and Skazz

Rand(Nerds); Episode 134

Welcome to episode 134, with wedding bells in the air, as Skazz has got married! To celebrate, we’re joined with two guests. ex-nerd bard, and all the way from Denmark, Zabermoul.

The guests start, with Bard talking about Sea of Thieves and some of the changes since we last played.

Zabermoul has been rekindling his love of the old Burnout games with Dangerous Driving, created by some of the same devs, with gameplay like the classic entries in the series.

Skazz has been playing very little due to wedding distractions, but he’s still playing Final Fantasy VIII and the Nintendo Switch version of Monopoly. He also talks about Neverwinter Nights series of games.

Ram has been hitting Zombies with multiples of weapons in Dead Island: Definitive Edtion.

We also discuss the complex situation with children not existing after marriage, and are ostrich’s really chickens?

Notes:

Bard wasn’t dreaming, Chicken Limbo was real

Check out Zabermoul channel

Online piracy in Sea of Thieves

You too can plan your perfect wedding!

If you liked the earlier Burnout games, try Dangerous Driving

Hate fun and your friends/family? now you can experience the horrors of Monopoly on the Nintendo Switch

Smash Zombies in Dead Island: Definitive Edition

Thanks for Listening, Come watch our next Livestream on the 14th March 2020 at 21:30 GMT on our YouTube channel  and Twitch

Cheers

TheSuffolkRam, Skazz, Zabermoul and Bard

Rand(Nerds); Episode 133

Welcome to Episode 133

We kick off surprisingly discussing farming as a career, and then onto a number of topics before finally getting into a game we’ve been playing.

TheSuffolkRam has been trying to find soup and not kill his crew in 60 Parsecs.

Skazz has been playing FFVIII for complicated Valentine reasons, He talks about the remaster and the in some cases better mechanics of the game compared to others in the series.

Also, we are amazed by sewing machines working, build the quality of various machines. Ram talks about his achievements involving models. Plus, is your child a hacker?

Notes:

Save your crew, don’t forget the coup and always pack a spade in 60 Parsecs!

The underrated gem Final Fantasy VIII Remastered

The best thing about Norwich – The Puppet Man now on Youtube

West midlands police guide to id young children hacker, now disputed (watch for the autoplay video)

Watch a swearing Canadian man pull apart tools with AvE

Have your mind blown with how a sewing machine works

Thanks for Listening, Come watch our next Livestream on the 29th February 2020 at 21:30 GMT on our YouTube channel  and Twitch

Cheers

TheSuffolkRam and Skazz

Rand(Nerds); Episode 132

Welcome to Episode 132, the return of the table!

We start up talking about Outlast, we completed our final part of our let’s play and give our final thoughts on the game.

Skazz then talks about Dauntless, the free to play Monster Hunter clone with cross-play, but with some quite bad flaws.

He then moves onto the ‘Dark Souls of Run and Gun shooters’ in cup head, he personally doesn’t find it as tough as everyone says and has some issues with the game style.

TheSuffolkRam has been playing Kona, a walking simulator set in 1970 rural Canada investigating strange going on’s and looking for a murderer.

Moving onto TV, Ram has been watching Amazon Prime’s new series, Picard, 20 years on after the supernova that destroyed Romulus, Picard finds a new reason to go back into space.

We also discuss Golfing, Bojack Horseman and Vegans.

Notes:

Join Ram and Skazz as they take on Mount Massive in Outlast, Part 1 and Part 2

The monster hunter clone Dauntless

Run and Gun in Cuphead

I see frozen people in Rural Canada in Kona

Amazons new sci-fi series Picard

Thanks for Listening, Come watch our next Livestream on the 15th February 2020 at 21:30 GMT on our YouTube channel  and Twitch

Cheers

TheSuffolkRam and Skazz

Rand(Nerds); Episode 131

Welcome to Episode 131, this episode using battery power so against the clock

TheSuffolkRam has been playing Borderlands 3 using Stadia, he talks not just about the game, but also the experience of using the streaming service. He also talks about playing Destiny and how he’s an elite player.

After a small stutter with Dragonquest XI, Skazz has been playing a demake of a game he only played recently with the Pocket edition of Final Fantasy 15.

Ram has been experiencing bullet time by rewatching the late 90s sci-fi classic with The Matrix

We also discuss our listing habits and the various subscription services we partake of.

Notes:

Guns with legs in Borderlands 3

Both Skazz and Ram have been enjoying Destiny 2

Can you make it further then Skazz in Dragonquest XI

A compressed FF game with the Console version of the Pocket Edition of Final Fantasy XV

Dodge bullets in The Matrix

Thanks for Listening, Come watch our next Livestream on the 1st February 2020 at 21:30 GMT on our YouTube channel  and Twitch

Cheers

TheSuffolkRam and Skazz

Rand(Nerds); Episode 130

Welcome to Episode 130, our first podcast of 2020, and to celebrate the new decade, we’re doing a special episode for the occasion.

TheSuffolkRam and Skazz have been picking their games of the decade 2010-2019. The rules being they must new games or series released between those years. They are allowed one cheat game that breaks those rules.

For our first games, Skazz kick off with Destiny the multiplayer shooter from Bungee, the markers of Halo and Marathon, saving the universe from Aliens. meanwhile, TheSuffolkRam has been experiencing bleak Russian Sci-fi with his first choice, the Metro series.

Moving onto our next choice Skazz has gone for a blast from the past with a game he discussed on our very first Podcast, Hyperdimension Neptunia. Ram follow suit by discussing Dishonored.

Midway through our lists Skazz relive his Armored Core fantasy with the 2019 release Daemon ex machina. Ram similarly picks a game series that finished last year with Telltales The Walking Dead adventure game series.

We then move onto our penultimate choices, Skazz picking the Souls series of games and talks about the difficulty, Ram picks out the philosophic game SOMA and discuss the idea of brain downloading.

And finally, our last choice of game Skazz is split between Steins;gate, Senran Kagura, but finally settles on Asura’s Wrath. Ram finishes off with explaining his love of the Far Cry series.

Notes:

Skazz’s choices: Destiny, Hyperdimension Neptunia, Daemon Ex Machina, Souls games, Steins;gate, Senran Kagura, Asura’s Wrath

TheSuffolkRam choices: Metro, Dishonored, Telltales: The Walking Dead, SOMA, Far cry

Thanks for Listening, Come watch our next Livestream on the 19th January 2020 at 21:30 GMT on our YouTube channel  and Twitch

Cheers

TheSuffolkRam and Skazz

Rand(Nerds); Episode 129 – Christmas Special 2019

Welcome to Episode 129, our 2019 Christmas Special

Skazz has still been fighting the internet and making our favorite dictator Kim in The Sims 4. Turns out he doesn’t like Donald Trump, and has some surprising stories in his Sim Life.

TheSuffolkRam has been suffering a pretentious developer in Awkward Dimension Redux. A game that feels like the author watched some Unity tutorials, copied them and published them.

We then move onto our Christmas Activities: First starting with ‘letters’ from our ‘listeners/viewers’, plus we look at our Steam libraries and how much of our lives we need to dedicate to finishing them.

Finally, we move onto our Game of the Year, We Look through our games list from the previous year and pick out a few Honorable mentions (Skazz has a weird definition of ‘honorable mention’). We discuss our shortlist and make our final choices.

Notes:

Make your own dictator in The Sims 4

The best of teen pretentious in Awkward Dimension Redux

Find out how much of your life you would need to dedicate to complete your steam library at HowLongToBeatSteam.com

Skazz GOTY’s Astral Chain, with Daemon Ex Machina and Samurai Shodown a close runner ups

TheSuffolkRam’s shortlist includes: 7 Days to Die, Scanner Sombre, Everything, Far Cry New Dawn, Return of the Obra Dinn, We Happy Few. His final choice of Subnautica

Thanks for Listening, Come watch our next Livestream on the 4th January 2020 at 21:30 GMT on our YouTube channel  and Twitch

Cheers

TheSuffolkRam and Skazz

Rand(Nerds); Episode 128

Welcome to Episode 128

After youtube worries, we finally make a start with a beer can opening competition.

Skazz kicks us off with a lads road trip in Final Fantasy XV using google Stadia and has been stuck in technical support hell over an annoying save bug. Other then that he been having a grand old time in Top Gear meets Final Fantasy

TheSuffolkRam has been saying an emotional farewell to not just one of his favorite games series, but a character he’s been following for many years in The Walking Dead: The Final Season. When we find the end to Clementine’s story, also some reflection on the dead Telltale Studio.

We also talk about Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales new social media site WT.Social. its aims and the problems it may face.

Notes:

Final Fantasy meets road trip in Final Fantasy XV, perhaps wait until Square Enix and Google has stopped arguing over has the bug

The end of Clementine’s story in The Walking Dead: The Final Season. Good News, you can still purchase it on various platforms.

A possible challenge to Twitter and Facebook? Jimmy Wales takes them on with WT.Social

Thanks for Listening, Come watch our next podcast on the 21st December 2019 at 21:30 GMT on our YouTube channel 

Cheers

TheSuffolkRam and Skazz

Rand(Nerds); Episode 127

Welcome to Episode 127

TheSuffolkRam kicks off with demonstrating some bad mathematics and a discussion on how we listen to podcasts.

Skazz tells us about Google Stadia, the new game streaming from… well um, Google…

He talks about the tech, control pad, pricing, game content, requirements, and pricing. we also discuss some of the potential downfalls and complaints.

Ram has been killing people in creative ways and dressing up as a pumpking in Hitman 2

We also talk about Tesla Cybertruck

Notes:

Possibly the future of gaming? Google Stadia

Elon Musk loving polygons with the new Tesla Cybertruck

How will you kill everyone? explore in Hitman 2

Like programming and music? this is for you..

Thanks for Listening, Come join us on our next podcast live stream on the 7th December 2019 at 21:30 GMT on our YouTube channel or our Twitch Channel

Cheers

TheSuffolkRam and Skazz

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

Thanks for Listening, Come join us on our next podcast live stream on the 23rd November 2019 at 21:30 GMT on our YouTube channel or our Twitch Channel

Cheers

TheSuffolkRam and Skazz