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00:01:00: We talk about why we started this show and why that plan has failed.
But it must be fun, because we keep showing up every week anyway.
00:02:58: No Man’s Sky
This is the trick that doubled my framerate on the PC.
A day after recording this, and my experience with the game continues to improve. People sometimes mock Final Fantasy games for having the problem of “It gets good after ten hours”, because ten hours of lousy gaming is still ten hours you’d rather spend on a fun game. When I say “It gets good later” it’s not because I’m trying to talk you into buying the game. I’m just sharing my experience.
It’s hard to recommend this game, because while it’s a very unique and novel experience, the price tag is kind of high. $60 is a big gamble on an unknown like this.
01:03:27: Rutskan Tries His Hand at Coding Text Adventure
Quakecon Keynote 2013 Annotated
An interesting but technically dense talk about gaming technology. I translate it for the non-coders.
PC Hardware is Toast
This is why shopping for graphics cards is so stupid and miserable.
A Lack of Vision and Leadership
People fault EA for being greedy, but their real sin is just how terrible they are at it.
Trusting the System
How do you know the rules of the game are what the game claims? More importantly, how do the DEVELOPERS know?
The Best of 2012
My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2012.