on Jun 29, 2014
This week we wrap up the Steam Summer sale and also share recipes and no that last part isn’t a joke.
01:00 Rutskarn has been playing…
I’ll admit I’ve been totally unfair to Origin. They’re making modest, incremental progress into the market and as someone who has been publicly hounding them to change, I really ought to at least have the decency to check out their free games.
“Nameless Bob” is now my favorite character name.
20:30 Shamus talks about Typing of the Dead.
What you’ve heard here is true: I do not touch-type. That’s pretty ridiculous for someone who types for a living. It’s like a professional driver not knowing how to operate a manual transmission. At any rate, if you’re looking to learn to touch-type, Typing of the Dead is not a good place to start.
Note the 22 minute mark when I try to explain how long it’s been since I was 15 years old. Nothing will destroy your capacity to perform simple math like making calculations based on your own age. When the left half of your brain offers up the right answer, the right half of your brain will jump in with, “Ridiculous! It can’t possibly have been that long. It’s probably… half that. Yeah. Half-ish.”
33:00 Shamus talks about Magicite.
As I’m doing this write-up, I’ve discovered that Magicite is a Kickstarted game. I should also add that if you’ve got a background with 2D platformers (like if you grew up with the NES, as I’m sure is true of most of the target audience of this game) your experience will likely be very different than mine. If you’re competent with that type of gameplay then I do recommend giving this a look. It’s got tons of charm.
39:00 Shamus is also playing Retro / Grade.
This game is my drug. Much love. Here’s a trailer:
44:00 Josh is playing A Dark Room.
48:00 Cooking tacos with Chef Josh!