Rand(Nerds); Episode 69

Welcome to episode 69

In this episode Skazz has not been playing anything due to the summer holiday. So it left to Middlemeister and TheSuffolkRam to pull it all together.

We kick off with Middlemeister, who’s been playing the heavily patched Mass Effect: Andromeda, searching out into the galaxy to find and terraform golden planets. We discuss improved game play, semi fixed facial animations, exploring planets and the new Nomad vehicle.

Ram has been playing a simple, funny first person adventure puzzle game with Maize, he talks about Russian stuff bears and trying too hard at humour.

Midddlemeister talks about the upcoming release of the Snes mini, the dangers of game and console pre-orders and once again how much we hate scalpers

Skazz talk about the next splatfest, how ice cream was fighting ice cream and the future choice of mayo vs ketchup and his dislike of Perl. He also looking forward to the new Steinsgate game Chaos;Child

We celebrate the future passing of Adobe Flash. We look at its past and also talk about other older pieces of software. we also take pots shots at JavaScript and how its so ingrained in the web. We also splurge into a discussion into Piracy and why people do it.

We also discuss our various Methods of character creation and the business possibility of battle pig, the changers to PlayStation plus, a brief Game Of Thrones talk including t-shirt news, splatoon 2’s splatfest, how rubbish NowTv app is and MySpace

Notes:

Now patched and almost fixed: Mass Effect: Andromeda

Find the sereicts of sweetcorn with Maize

Watch out for scalper with the Snes Mini

The new Steins Gate Chaos;Child

Read about the joys of Flash and JavaScript

How one line of code can ruin everything, Tom Scott shows us how

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Rand(Nerds); Episode 68

Welcome to episode 68, still no middlemeister, but were assures he will reappear soon.

We been playing anumber of gam,e this episode, kicking off with a game TheSuffolkRam’s was asked to play by Skazz, Stardew Valley. A re-imaging of the harvest moon series, with the player taking on the deed of a farm. Ram find himself getting tire by half seven the morning, and in the game as well. He talk about his frustrations with the game, dungeon diving, and non required housing for sheep plus discussion about minecraft.

Skazz has been playing Spaltoon two, delivered on time with no issues (well one…). Hes been painting ground, firing new weapons and putting up with people complaining about voice chat. He also tells us his answer to one of life most important questions – Ice Cream or Cake.

Ram has also been playing The Long Dark, a survival game set in the winery mountains of Canada, He give us a tale of his life in the wilderness, involving train tracks, sprained ankles, wolves, fishing and dysentery.

We then move onto news, with the annocment of new Doctor Who is going to be played by a female actress. Ram give his mixed views on the news and the reaction from the community.

Notes:

Practise farming and dungeon diving with Stardew Valley

Paint the town red… sort of, with Splatoon 2

Death by wolves or dysentery? your choice in The Long Dark

The new Doctor Who

 

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Rand(Nerds); Episode 67

Welcome to episode 67, First of all and apology’s for the background and 4G noise, we messed up with the mic placement bit

We start off by briefly talking about a game Skazz has not been playing, Tokyo Twilight Session FE (Post podcast we find out he had the name wrong), but leads us nicely into talking about the Nintendo Switch. We discuss build quality, some of it neat features and the exuberant cost of it accessory and games. Speaking of which, we go through a smattering of game available on it including Mario Cart 8 Deluxe and Lego’s city undercover. Skazz then moves onto the upcoming splatfest for Splatoon 2 and eating shellfish.

TheSuffolkRam has been having flashbacks to the late nineties with Doorkickers, a top down real time strategy, but with the neat twist of being able to pause at any moment and enter a planning phase similar to Rainbow Six

Ram then move onto talking about a political drama hes been watching with Designated Survivor. He talk about president Marty Sue, Convoluted plot lasting too long and his dislike of the series 24

It also time for us to compare our steam sale purchases, with Skazz having brought a few more then Ram (more then even he could believe) and also this year gimmick – Sticker books!

Finally we look at the news of Tencent putting restriction on the Honour of Kings game for under 18, we discuss gaming addiction, attitude to gaming changing and overreactions, as well as our modern safety culture

Notes:

Turns out Skazz had the name wrong, it Tokyo Mirage Session FE

A tactile real time strategy to scratch all the Rainbow six feelings with Doorkickers

President Marty Sue presiding over an US in turmoil with Designated Survivor

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Rand(Nerds); Episode 66

Welcome to episode 66

We kick off with an amazing event, Skazz has been playing a game! We’ve mentioned it before, and rouge like FPS starting wizard called Ziggurat. Carrying on with the previously discuss games, TheSuffolkRam has been playing the Sims 3. He talks about designing himself in game, issues with fire, the correct priorities of households purchases. Him and Skazz triad stories of trapping and killing sims and slapping clowns. Middlemeister has also been playing a rouge like with Steam world Heist, raiding ships and shooting robots.

 

We then move onto discussing the recent E3 show (with Skazz abstaining), talking about corporate EA, Long winded Microsoft conferences. A cartoon like Bethesda and a slightly weird Ubisoft. Skazz and Middlemestier then lead us with the Sony and Nitendo conferences and we pick our games of E3.

We have a brief look and the start of the Steam sale

Notes:

A game from the past episode with Skazz playing Ziggurat

Design your own sim and set fire to things with The Sims 3

Rouges like fighting with SteamWorld Heist

Watch the various E3 conferences here: EA, Microsoft, Bethesda, Ubisoft, Sony and Nintendo

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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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Rand(Nerds); Episode 64

Welcome to episode 64

Meddlemeister kicks us off this week with Resident Evil 7, looking for his girlfriend at an old plantation mansion featuring a scary family who like to kill or cut off each others limbs.

TheSuffolkRam has been playing the game that had a strange history in Prey, hes been having flashbacks to the polymorph from Red Dwarf and explains how he links games to alcohol.

TheSuffolkRam has amazingly been watching an Anime, along with Skazz called Blame!. Based on manga of the same name, set in a future with a city that decided to kill all its inhabitants.

Middlemeister has been watching a very violent show set in a wild west style town of Banshee, with a ex-con taking on the role of a sheriff and trying to reunite his ex girlfriend

Middlemesiter talks about the upcoming Farcry 5, one of Ram Favorited series which he managed to miss the announcement, this time set in america and featuring cows and tractors

We briefly discuss Alan Wake disappearing from Stem due to its music license running out. and also talk about the upcoming xbox pass and how most of us wont be touching it.

Notes:

Be scared by a psychotic family in Resident Evil 7

Prey with a cameo of the Polymorph from Red Dwarf

Watch the film in either sub or dub with Blame!

A more violent series then Westworld? apparently so with Banshee

You can’t buy Alan Wake from steam

And if you must, the upcoming xBox pass

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Rand(Nerds); Episode 63

Welcome to episode 63, A surprisingly long episode despite our lack of stuff to talk about

Middlemeister kicks us off by talking about Nier Automata, hes been battling robots from the moon, and switching between a number of games modes

TheSuffolkRam has not been playing games due to windows update, not graphic card, no sound, and not getting old games to play. He did manage to trey playing Alan Wake and the proceed to hate it. He did also try and play Pippa Funnells the stud farm inheritance, but could only get the poster maker working

Middlemesiter has been watching the TV adaption of Neil Gaiman American Gods series which includes people getting eaten by lady parts.

We also talk about the upcoming E3, the necessity of VPN’s in modern days and the advantages and disadvantages of them. and also the hack of the NHS and other systems by the WannaCry program

We also go off on one of our biggest tangent ever, thanks to out live stream viewers where we discuss and even give praise for windows, achievements in games, the state of out local high street including a massive review of various supermarket brands and other uses for RS components robotics kits

Notes:

A game Middlemeister has been enjoyingNier Automata

A game recommends not the play with Alan Wake

A bit spartan this week as we didn’t talk about much stuff you’d actually be interested in

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Rand(Nerds); Episode 62

Welcome to episode 62, this month coming through the miracle of restream

In this episode Middlemeister has unfortunately gone ill so its back down to Skazz and TheSuffolkRam to keep things in order.

Ram has been chatting to a lonely 1980s AI in Event[0] in order to get home to earth. A enjoyable but very short expensive game so hes not got alot to say.

Skazz has been playing a game with school kids who turn into weapons on a deserted island (yes it is Japanese) in its got lot s of story, hit lot of people and good looking graphics but lot of typos in Valkyrie drive.

Skazz has been watching ‘The Finder’ a spin off from the highly scientific and realistic forensics series Bones. it features a man who find ‘things’.

In other news we reveal that getting middlemeister onto the podcast and getting rid of weird news has causes us to be kicked off our network, but don’t fear, we setting something else up for the futrue. Also how you can come speak to us on Discord.

We discuss the Humble Bundle monthly subscription, the Game of Thrones/X-Com cross over children series Animals of Farthing Wood, whats allowed on YouTube, ringing horses and how Ram’s mum plays games.

Notes:

Talk to a lonely computer with Event[0]

Japanese school kids turning into weapons with Valkyrie Drive

A almost bearable forensic series Bones

The spin of series to the above with The Finder

Traumatize yourself and your children with The Animals of Farthing Wood

Help support charity and get lots of games with the Humble Monthly Bundle

Come speak to us on Discord

And yes, Kim is on Twitter (we’re sure it really him)

And as requested, what Ram did on the farm:

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Rand(Nerds); Episode 61

Welcome to episode 61

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.

Notes:

A total war game with magic and orcs? try Total War : WARHAMMER

A TV series using the Total War Engine, with Time Commanders

Get a job in a flower shop and fight daemons with Persona 5

Old school J.J. Abrams spy series Alias

And the actor Ram was surprised has become quite big: Bradley Cooper

Hopefully it wont get stolen this time, Splatoon 2

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Rand(Nerds); Episode 60

Welcome to episode 60

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.

Notes:

Increase power with the PS4 Pro

Reach to the sky’s with Project High rise

Spin off x-men show Legion

Looking for a confusing complex Anime with time travel, try Steins;gate

The upcoming game where you can play as a school student: Persona 5

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