Remember that next week I’m having SoldierHawke on the show. She does blind play-throughs of iconic games on her YouTube channel. Currently she’s playing Jedi: Fallen Order, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and the Half-Life remake Black Mesa. If you’ve got a question for either of us, then the email is in the header image.
Hosts: Paul, Shamus. Episode edited by Issac.
00:00 No Man’s Sky is still a disaster
Whelp, that didn’t work out. I guess I’ll come back in 2021 and see if things are any better.
Someone out there really needs to make a non-broken, non-horrible version of this game.
It sounds like Paul is still having fun?
This game came out in 2016, but I’m just discovering it now. It’s a lot more interesting than I would have guessed based on the premise.
41:28 Circuit boards
I made fun of Paul’s employer for having a special setup that nobody understands, but this entire website suffers from a bad case of exactly the same thing. If I ever dieMy doctor assures me this could happen, but he’s been wrong about it so far., this site would be one good automatic WordPress update from obliteration. There are so many special systems and bits of custom code, I’m not sure anyone would have the time to figure it all out.
55:24 Mailbag: Games for our Kids
My daughter, age 11, recently purchased Minecraft. It’s the first video game she’s ever bought and the first (commercial) game she’s ever played that I haven’t played first. What games do your kids play that you’ve never touched? How do your kids learn about new games?
 My doctor assures me this could happen, but he’s been wrong about it so far.
The Loot Lottery
What makes the gameplay of Borderlands so addictive for some, and what does that have to do with slot machines?
Starcraft: Bot Fight
Let's do some scripting to make the Starcraft AI fight itself, and see how smart it is. Or isn't.
A wild game filled with wild ideas that features fun puzzles and mind-blowing environments. It has a great atmosphere, and one REALLY annoying flaw with its gameplay.
The No Politics Rule
Here are 6 reasons why I forbid political discussions on this site. #4 will amaze you. Or not.
In Defense of Crunch
Crunch-mode game development isn't good, but sometimes it happens for good reasons.