Hosts: Shamus, Josh, Rudeskarn, Campster. Episode edited by Rachel.
Reader Jared recently went through the Diecast archives – all 119 episodes – and noted who was there and who hosted. This resulted in some interesting trivia:
Shamus has attended 116 episodes and hosted 49 episodes.
Josh has attended 117 episodes, partially attended 1 episode, and hosted 31 episodes.
Chris has attended 108 episodes, hosted 7 episodes, and partially hosted 1 episode.
Rutskarn has attended 75 episodes, partially attended 5 episodes, hosted 30 episodes, and partially hosted 1 episode.
Mumbles has attended 44 episodes, partially attended 1 episode, and partially hosted 2 episodes.
Jarenth has attended 10 episodes.
SuperBunnyHop has attended 3 episodes.
Krellin and PushingUpRoses have both attended 2 episodes.
Arvind, Randy, and Glitch have each been in 1 episode.
Thanks to Jared for putting that together.
2:04: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has ironically united us over the preorder deal.
Here is the trailer:
13:42: Shamus talks about Narcos, a Netflix series about Pablo Escobar.
I might have over-sold the “historical accuracy” angle a bit too much. Compared to a typical Hollywood movie, it’s amazingly faithful. But it’s clear artistic license was taken in parts. But in the broad strokes, the major events are all as true as the Wikipedia pages that describe them. Also, there are a lot of little strange details that feel like they must be true, simply because they are so oddSpoiler: The DEA agent finds a newly-orphaned baby at a crime scene, takes it home and keeps it. It’s so random and unexpected, and not part of some overarching “boy I wish we could have a baby” plotline with his wife. If it was just added for drama, the writer probably would have tried to make it more dramatic and less perfunctory..
21:47: Josh talks about the Stargate franchise.
27:25: The Hitman Movie, and also the Hitman games because of course we bring those up.
42:33 Mad Max and Train Hats.
Here is an overview of how the Fallout 3 ride-able train is actually a hat worn by an NPC below the tracks and no that’s not a joke.
 Spoiler: The DEA agent finds a newly-orphaned baby at a crime scene, takes it home and keeps it. It’s so random and unexpected, and not part of some overarching “boy I wish we could have a baby” plotline with his wife. If it was just added for drama, the writer probably would have tried to make it more dramatic and less perfunctory.
Are Lootboxes Gambling?
Obviously they are. Right? Actually, is this another one of those sneaky hard-to-define things?
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.
Batman: Arkham Origins
A breakdown of how this game faltered when the franchise was given to a different studio.
Game at the Bottom
Why spend millions on visuals that are just a distraction from the REAL game of hotbar-watching?
Why Batman Can't Kill
His problem isn't that he's dumb, the problem is that he bends the world he inhabits.