Like I said on the show, it’s about time to have SoldierHawk back. She’s playing Dark Souls and Spec Ops: The Line right now. I guess she hates smiling? Send in questions for her. Or for Paul and I. Whatever.
Hosts: Paul, Shamus. Episode edited by Issac.
00:00 So Paul…
Like I said in the show, I’m planning to have SoldierHawk on the show again. I don’t have the date lined up, but it’ll happen in the next few week I imagine.
02:57 E3 Aftermath
Boo hoo. Poor Shamus had to watch videos about videogames all week.
06:23 Conventions, tradeshows and the quirks of congregating with thousands of other people.
And do we still need them in a world with internet? (Spoiler. It would seem so.)
14:05 Paul needs a new web-host.
So do I.
17:30 Shamus signed up for Origin Access and then…
While I didn’t say so during the show, Oxygen Not Included is in Early Access and is therefore still a bit rough around the edges. It’s stable and smooth and I haven’t found any bugs, but there are balance / pacing issues if you play long enough to reach the late game.
In putting together these show notes, I could find no record of this game. No Wikipedia entry, no reviews, nothing on YouTube, no list of it in the common lists of 4X games. On the other hand, searching for a 4X game named “Space!” is like searching for a movie named “Fantasy!” The title is perfect for confusing search engines and no combination of quotes and boolean operators was able to get Google to give up the goods.
Anyone else heard of this?
40:15 Path of Exile
A while ago you wrote about Diablo 3 and about how you didn’t like it. I bounced off of it pretty hard too, but recently I’ve been playing Path of Exile again, and I was wondering if you’ve ever given that game a look.
It’s faster paced that Diablo 3, and the mechanics are more interesting. It’s generally held as a better successor to Diablo 2 than Diablo 3 was The game doesn’t waste your time with cutscenes or ham-fisted melodrama, but there is some interesting lore if you pay attention and listen to the various audio d\tidbits that are laying around.
It’s also free to play without any obtrusive monetization schemes (it’s mostly cosmetics and stash size), and still being updated regularly.
Some of the best,
42:35 Left Handed Gaming
Stuck on a train listening to your comments on keyboards and controllers. Just wondering if either of you are left handed? And if so do you use your mouse with your right hand?
Personally I use mouse left handed and find a number of games extremely hard to play due to their keyboard mappings.
46:04 Tabletop Games
So… the name of the blog is TwentySidedTale, and the name of the podcast is DieCast. When’s the last time either of you played a pen and paper tabletop RPG? What are you’re best/worst experiences with the genre?
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