Okay, this isn’t Halloween. But we recorded the show on Halloween so… whatever? Anyway, I hope your treat/ trick ratio was favorable.
Hosts: Paul, Shamus. Episode edited by Issac.
00:00 Maybe Ross Next Week
01:08 Homestar and the Death of Flash
The characters themselves remarked on the death of Flash five years ago. I think Chrome is the only browser that will allow you to see the originals in all of their vector-animated glory.
An entire art form vanishing into the bit bucket. Alas.
Then again, there’s something satisfying about seeing atrocious broken software meet its well-deserved end. Bethesda has spent the last decade+ crowdsourcing their QA testing and bugfixes to their customers, and so it’s nice to see a little corner of the industry where quality still matters.
09:32 Amnesia Rebirth is annoying and I Quit.
It is very dark, and also your character is an idiot that will grief you.
17:24 Introducing People to VR
The true joy of VR isn’t experiencing it yourself, but in seeing someone else experience it for the first time.
34:23 Half-Life Alyx
It feels like Receiver meets Half-Life 2. I dig it.
44:07 VR: Unity Development
This is more fun than the flood of games I’ve got in front of me. We’ll talk more about this later.
45:51 TribeXR DJ School VR
I find playing this game / simulation to be both fun and mildly embarrassing. Like, there’s something childish about walking up to a DJ rack in a public place and just pressing buttons until you figure it out. Of course, the VR setting obviously isn’t really a public place with real people, but it looks like a small nightclub or whatever. It feels like someone is going to come storming in any minute and throw me out for messing with the equipment when I obviously have no idea what I’m doing.
50:16 Watch Dogs Legion
I don’t see people talking about this very much lately, and I’m not sure why. This is the first good Watch Dogs game. That’s gotta be worth talking about, right?
54:35 Mailbag: Doom Maps
Have you per chance made any Doom levels back in the 90s? I was casually browsing through Doomworld’s Top 100 Most Memorable Doom Maps. In 70th place there is the map called “Doom City”, made in 1995 by Shamus Young. Is there a story to tell?
Even allegedly smart people can make life-changing blunders that seem very, very obvious in retrospect.
A screencap comic that poked fun at videogames and the industry. The comic has ended, but there's plenty of archives for you to binge on.
A horrible, railroading, stupid, contrived, and painfully ill-conceived roleplaying campaign. All in good fun.
The Plot-Driven Door
You know how videogames sometimes do that thing where it's preposterously hard to go through a simple door? This one is really bad.
Deus Ex and The Treachery of Labels
Deus Ex Mankind Divided was a clumsy, tone-deaf allegory that thought it was clever, and it managed to annoy people of all political stripes.