on May 23, 2016
There’s no Diecast this week. Sorry. We just didn’t have time. But! What is this Diecast you see below? That’s part two of the Diecast from last week. So it’s like you get a Diecast this week, except it’s… older.
Episode edited by Issac.
Remember this exact quote of what Chris said on the show, “Overwatch is for scrub casuals who need to git gud.”
11:03 Final Fantasy X
I really hope you’re not tired of talking about FFX, because there’s more of that coming.
33:36 Mailbag: Fallout 4 Survival
Greetings Rutskarn, Shamus, Campster, Mumbles etc
Have any of you tried the new survival mode for Fallout 4, if so, what are your thoughts?
44:44 Mailbag: The Silmarillion
Shamus, you are the foremost expert on the Lord or The Rings, judging by how eloquently you analyze it as well as by how many copies of the book you have used up over the years.
Have you read any of the other Middle-Earth material, like the Silmarillion or the Short Stories? If so, how do they compare to the Hobbit and LOTR?
47:30 Mailbag: Violence
What do you think of the fact that violence, usually killing and being killed, is the primary way the player interacts with the universe in most games, and do you think that has had any spillover effect on other media?
I kept wondering about that after finally seeing the new Star Wars and being bugged by how many people the heroes kill onscreen, as opposed to being in far-off explosions or the camera cutting away before the killing blow, like what happens with most of the villains’ kills. The amount of points where the protagonists are stuck in a place where they just have to kill everybody else in the area to proceed just felt like a videogame.
57:22 Mailbag: First Edition D&D
Rutskarn’s discussions of second edition AD&D and its eccentricities reveals to me one fundamental fact: he has never delved deep into first edition AD&D. Perhaps he could be challenged to write a series, or even just a post, based upon a reading of the 1st edition Dungeon Masters’ Guide? It would be highly entertaining.
See you next week for the start of season 2!