Rand(Nerds); Episode 99

Welcome to Episode 99
We kick off by discussing the upcoming national visit by long term podcast fan Kim due to come  and stay in Skazz house. Plus we briefly go over the crazy copy-write laws we discussed last time much to Middlemeister cringing.
Skazz has start us proper by playing a number of first person shooters starting off with the reboot of Medal of Honor from 2010 which took the WW2 series into the modern day. He then compares it to the single player of Battlefield 3, and has a less pleasant experience with lots of scripted NPC deaths.
TheSuffolkRam then move onto talking about haulage matter with American Truck Simulator. he talk about missing trailers and getting stuck and how the game differs from it predecessor Euro Truck Simulator 2 and is it worth the purchase.
Middlemeister has been playing the recently release Spider Man game, He talks about the new game play, the changes to the story for this version and how poor Wilson Fisk has been reduced to a tutorial villain.
When then briefly look at the news that Google is shutting Google+ for the strange reason of a ‘data breach’.  Plus a quick flashback to our discussion of TellTale game from last episode.
We also talk about the old Konami game Zone Of the Enders, slow AI drivers, the ups and downs of the MGS series plus a revelation from Middlemister about Nier Automata.

Notes:

Skazz’s preferred modern shooter, the rebooted Medal of Honor

A boring heavily scripted FPS with Battlefield 3

Drive big rigs with American Truck Simulator

Defeat all crime in the new Spider Man game

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Rand(Nerds); Episode 98

Welcome to Episode 98
We’re joined this episode by a special guest, Inky, Skazz infamous other half, also homemade beer!
Inky kicks us off with a barrage of games: Holy potatoes! A weapon shop?!, Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD, Stardew Valley, City Skylines, Reigns: Kings and Queens, Armello for switch and a game called Paper for phone
Skazz has been replaying Spec Ops: The Line, he also finished playing Dear Ester Landmark Edition, same game but with acheviments. But manily hes been talking to his child and getting stuck in a tent in A Story about my Uncle.
TheSuffolkRam surprises Skazz for the first time tonight by reveling hes played Guild Wars 2. As a gamer who only played three MMO and not for very long. He talks about about what hes likes and how the game run
Ram carry’s on the surprises by watching Steins:gate and reading Ready Player One, we discuss and compare the Film and the Book.
We then move onto discussing the recent closure of Telltale studios, why it happened, and what the future hold for there recently released Season 3 of The Walking Dead which has not been finished.
We discuss what 4chan has contributed to internet culture, missing the days of teletext and when Ram got took for a ride by a boar. Plus Valve’s future and how we guess how the legal system works in the USA.

Notes:

Inky numerous games list: Holy potatoes!: A weapon shop?!, Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HDStardew Valley, City Skylines, Reigns: Kings and Queens, Armello

Skazz replay of Spec Ops: The Line, Dear Ester: Landmark Edition and A Story about my Uncle

Ram has been playing a game you would not expect with Guild Wars 2

Pick up the book version of Ready Player One to compare yourself with the film.

The recently closure of Telltale games.

For our younger listeners who may have never got to experience the joy of Teletext

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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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