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Hosts: Paul, Shamus. Episode edited by Issac.
00:00 July 4th
For you non-Americans: Obviously you don’t observe American Independence Day, but do you have some other holiday where fireworks are a major part of the celebration?
10:12 Google Drive, Photos, Backups, and Grief
I talked to my wife after recording this show, and she had the same problem Paul and I did. So now I’m curious if anyone out there finds the Google Drive behavior to be intuitive.
48:36 Mailbag: Raytracing
Hello Paul, Shamus, Isaac
At the GDC 2018 nVidea and Microsoft promoted the upcomming “new thing” in game technology: Raytracing
They will update their APIs and Unity, Epic and Dice promised support.
What is your take on that shiny, new and expensive technology? Will it improve anything, that isn’t already accomplished? Will you try messing with it (after Pixel City Redux is completed/abandoned)?
Here is a demonstration of real-time raytracing in action:
Steam Summer Blues
This mess of dross, confusion, and terrible UI design is the storefront the big publishers couldn't beat? Amazing.
Starcraft: Bot Fight
Let's do some scripting to make the Starcraft AI fight itself, and see how smart it is. Or isn't.
Two minutes of fun at the expense of a badly-run theme park.
There's a wonderful way to balance difficulty in RPGs, and designers try to prevent it. For some reason.
Do It Again, Stupid
One of the highest-rated games of all time has some of the least interesting gameplay.