on Nov 3, 2014
For the last two weeks I’ve had horrible internet connections during our recording sessions. Egregious throttling, lag spikes, etc. Very frustrating. This has made dialog even more problematic than usual. I’ve tried to clean up the interruptions and overlap as much as possible, but there’s only so much you can do in post. Please be patient.
1:00 Chris is hosting!
This is a running gag every week, where Josh tries to get Chris to host. These crazy kids and their shenanigans.
2:00 Let’s talk about re-releases!
In my talk on re-compiling games I was trying to think and talk at the same time, which is never a good sign. Having digested the topic a bit more, I’ll refine my points on C vs. C++ thus: C is easier to read, easier to follow, and easier to debug, but only if your code is sufficiently small. My problems with C enter in as the codebase grows in complexity. The proliferation of side-effects and the lack of overarching structure eventually makes the project harder to understand than a comparable C++ project. (Note that some of this is stylistic and not mandated by the language itself.)
This is by no means a definitive statement on either language, but my view on how the two languages apply to the world of games. If you’re taking databases or operating systems, then I have no idea which is best or how they scale.
23:00 Far Cry 4 dev says 1080p debate is a “weird echo chamber”
The fact that this would come from someone using the Cry engine – the poster child for the juvenile graphics-over-gameplay mentality – this comes off not just as dumb but as shockingly hypocritical. It’s like the team behind Games for Windows Live complaining that it’s a pain in the ass to need to log into Steam to play your game.
35:00 Rutskarn is here and suddenly we’re talking about 7th guest.
Here is the Pushing Up Roses video I mentioned in the show, which gives a pretty good look at Night Trap and the controversy that surrounds it:
I will say that it’s really offensive to me that people complained about the nudity and violence the game didn’t have. Especially when they could have spent that time complaining about how bad it obviously sucked. Even the tiny clips are hard to watch.
To Rutz…with a z:
So you gotta corpse in a dandy suit as your internet avatar. There a story behind that?
Yo! Last Errant Sigz wuz a month ago bro! …and it was repost! Wuzzup wit dat? You quitting da vidz homes?