on Jan 26, 2015
“This week, let’s plow through the backlog of mailbag questions,” I said. Everyone agreed this was a good idea. And then over an hour later we’d managed to cover two.
2:00 Rutskarn has played The Secret World. For some reason.
Here is the comic I mentioned: The Critical Miss Guide to Dressing Like an Adult.
We also talk about The Elder Scrolls Online going free-to-play.
16:00 Shamus is playing Batman: Arkham City. Again.
In this anecdote, I sort of jumbled my Arkham Asylum and Arkham City memories all together.
27:00 Campster is at MAGFEST.
36:00 Josh is playing Destiny
I cut a good five minutes of show where we ranted about cable internet providers while I was experiencing 30-second lag. It sounds funny, but it was actually just really confusing and annoying and filled with lots of awkward pauses.
Dear the Diecast,
How important do you think that the name of a game is? Are there any great games that were crippled by terrible names? And can you think of some awful games which sounded cool because of there name.
Also which Sci-Fi franchise fans has Chris not annoyed yet? I still have fond memories of Blakes Seven if he wants to have a pop at that.
We didn’t answer the second half of the question, but I’ll answer it now. I watched Blake’s Seven as it was shown in bits and pieces on PBSIn the USA, PBS is sponsored by government grants and private donations, with no commercials. It’s where all the “arty” stuff ends up. And also BBC shows. in the 80’s. The show seemed to be heavy on continuity, so watching the episodes at random was a terrible way to experience the show. All I remember is that there weren’t seven characters and none of them were named Blake.
56:00 We stop Josh from trolling us with more cooking advice by doing another email.
My favorite part of open world games is their emergent nature. Everyone seems to have a story of something crazy or funny or cinematic that happened to them while playing that was never scripted.
Do any of you have a favorite emergent game play story?
Keep up the good work.
 In the USA, PBS is sponsored by government grants and private donations, with no commercials. It’s where all the “arty” stuff ends up. And also BBC shows.