00:11 Shamus is attending an online music class
07:05 Bay’s Algebra
Yes, I’m a dad bragging on his daughter. Allow me this brief self-indulgence.
10:01 Paul’s Kerbal Space Problems
18:03 Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
23:27 Untitled Goose Game
I know that sandbox games are overused and played-out these days, but I really wish this game had more sandbox in it.
30:43 Mailbag: Lego question for Paul
I hope this email finds you well! I have a question for Paul. In an earlier episode, I remember you saying that you have a large Lego collection. I used to be very much into Lego, and all of their sets seemed very original to me (my favourtite was the Bionicle series). But when recently went into the store, I saw that 90% of the sets were based on a popular property – Star Wars, Jurassic World, etc., and all of them seemed very run-of-the-mill and unimaginative. And I was wondering: was it always like this? Has Lego run out of ideas in recent years, or is it just my nostalgia talking?
Amnyway, thanks for your time. Sorry that the question wasn’t gaming- or tech-related, but it is something I found quite puzzling.
Keep Being Awesome,
As Paul mentioned on the show: Brick Link.
39:33 Mailbag: RDR2 and Hats
The recent launch of a Rockstar games platform on PC and the re-classification of RDR2 by the Australian Classification Board has pumped rumors that we’ll be seeing a PC release for the game in the near future rather than the distant future, or never. With that being said I caught myself thinking about some of the live-streams I’ve watched of Shamus playing GTAV and his preference for assaulting people with hats to knock off. Do you believe the greater prevalence of hats in a wild west setting will make that particular behavior more fun, or less?
49:57 Mailbag: Wendy’s Game
So, Wendy’s made an RPG. Wendy’s. An RPG.
What really gets me about this is that with most corporations there would be months of fanfare, interviews with gamers, and a huge effort to tie it in with “fast food and gaming go together!” etc. It seems like in this case (and I may have missed it or have the wrong impression) they just dropped it and were like, boom, we made a thing, have fun! Which actually comes across as a lot more benevolent and respectful and almost like it was just somebody’s slightly goofy but beloved project.
What do you think?
I want to stress that this is a real thing that exists in our world, on purpose.
58:20 Aside: Chase the Chuck Wagon.
This was a real game. I played it. More than once.
The Best of 2011
My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2011.
Silent Hill Origins
Here is a long look at a game that tries to live up to a big legacy and fails hilariously.
Silent Hill Turbo HD II
I was trying to make fun of how Silent Hill had lost its way but I ended up making fun of fighting games. Whatever.
Mass Effect Retrospective
A novel-sized analysis of the Mass Effect series that explains where it all went wrong. Spoiler: It was long before the ending.
Secret of Good Secrets
Sometimes in-game secrets are fun and sometimes they're lame. Here's why.