This is a special episode with a special guest. RandyIf you’re asking “who?”, then listen to the show. is on the show, and we talk about how the crew met and got this whole show started.
1:00 Dragon Age: Inquisition is for players that still appreciate the long game
8:00 Shadow of Mordor.
My column tomorrow is also on this game. And I’ve been ranting about it on Twitter as well.
25:00 Mailbag question, right in the middle of the episode:
How did you guys all meet each other? And how will that be retconned in the upcoming “Spoiler Warning: The High School Years” series where it turns out you all already knew each other?
Wide and Nerdy
And so we tell the story of how everyone joined the show.
42:00 And another!
Dear diecast bunnies,
a nice quick question: since Shamus has been playing Alien Isolation, I wondered if he was brave enough to try playing it on Oculus Rift? I’ve been told it works well and is very intense and atmospheric, but that is probably a very subjective experience.
54:00 King of Dragon Pass
For the record, I LOVE the idea of a fantasy world where you can’t tell if magic, or gods, or perhaps one of many gods is real or not. Perhaps the “truth” of the world could be randomized from game to game, so that in one game you live in a purely mechanical universe and in another game one of many gods is the true one. Advisers can come to you with stories, “The worshipers of Molag Butts have great harvests and are unbeatable in battle!” Maybe Molag Butts is real and favoring his people. Or maybe they’re unbeatable in war because their army is well-fed, and their army is well-fed because they’ve had lucky weather the last few years.
Actually, maybe that would just be really annoying. But it’s an interesting idea.
1:04:00 Hey Josh, where is that Crusader Kings II think you were gonna do ten months ago?
 If you’re asking “who?”, then listen to the show.
Grand Theft Auto Retrospective
This series began as a cheap little 2D overhead game and grew into the most profitable entertainment product ever made. I have a love / hate relationship with the series.
MMO Population Problems
Computers keep getting more powerful. So why do the population caps for massively multiplayer games stay about the same?
Could Have Been Great
Here are four games that could have been much better with just a little more work.
Do you like electronic music? Do you like free stuff? Are you okay with amateur music from someone who's learning? Yes? Because that's what this is.
Trashing the Heap
What does it mean when a program crashes, and why does it happen?