1:00 Christopher is playing Goat Simulator
8:00 Joshua is still playing Dark Souls.
17:00 Joshua also played BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea DLC. Both of them. Together.
31:00 Dr. Jarenth has been playing Netrunner.
35:00 Shamus is playing Terraria.
38:00 Shamus and Josh talk about Archer.
Here is the Archer YouTube channel, to give you an idea of what the show looks like. Note that in the latest season they’ve abandoned the spy motif for a Miami Vice motif. Haven’t seen it yet myself. Netflix releases typically lag behind broadcast television.
After seeing the Machine for Pigs episode, I felt I should ask: What’s the most minimalistic game that you enjoyed enough to recommend? Conversely, what’s the most complex game that you can recall engrossing you?
Shamus chronicles his development adventures quite well for us, but what about the rest of you? Have you dabbled in game development at all and what did you think?
Even that stupid text adventure you wrote in high school could be fun to talk about.
This is my favorite question in ages. It turns out all of us have dabbled in game development. Also I talk a bit about the programming I’ve been doing lately.
I’m sure this topic will come up in the show itself, but I figured I’d try to make sure of it.
What do you guys think about Facebook buying Occulus? I mean, a global megacorporation that knows everything about everyone taking over the industry leader in virtual reality is basically the setup for almost every cyberpunk setting ever, right?
– Ed (Kavonde)
Quakecon 2011 Keynote Annotated
An interesting but technically dense talk about gaming technology. I translate it for the non-coders.
id Software Coding Style
When the source code for Doom 3 was released, we got a look at some of the style conventions used by the developers. Here I analyze this style and explain what it all means.
MMO Population Problems
Computers keep getting more powerful. So why do the population caps for massively multiplayer games stay about the same?
The Death of Half-Life
Valve still hasn't admitted it, but the Half-Life franchise is dead. So what made these games so popular anyway?
Resident Evil 4
Who is this imbecile and why is he wandering around Europe unsupervised?