00:11 Shamus is attending an online music class
07:05 Bay’s Algebra
Yes, I’m a dad bragging on his daughter. Allow me this brief self-indulgence.
10:01 Paul’s Kerbal Space Problems
18:03 Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
23:27 Untitled Goose Game
I know that sandbox games are overused and played-out these days, but I really wish this game had more sandbox in it.
30:43 Mailbag: Lego question for Paul
I hope this email finds you well! I have a question for Paul. In an earlier episode, I remember you saying that you have a large Lego collection. I used to be very much into Lego, and all of their sets seemed very original to me (my favourtite was the Bionicle series). But when recently went into the store, I saw that 90% of the sets were based on a popular property – Star Wars, Jurassic World, etc., and all of them seemed very run-of-the-mill and unimaginative. And I was wondering: was it always like this? Has Lego run out of ideas in recent years, or is it just my nostalgia talking?
Amnyway, thanks for your time. Sorry that the question wasn’t gaming- or tech-related, but it is something I found quite puzzling.
Keep Being Awesome,
As Paul mentioned on the show: Brick Link.
39:33 Mailbag: RDR2 and Hats
The recent launch of a Rockstar games platform on PC and the re-classification of RDR2 by the Australian Classification Board has pumped rumors that we’ll be seeing a PC release for the game in the near future rather than the distant future, or never. With that being said I caught myself thinking about some of the live-streams I’ve watched of Shamus playing GTAV and his preference for assaulting people with hats to knock off. Do you believe the greater prevalence of hats in a wild west setting will make that particular behavior more fun, or less?
49:57 Mailbag: Wendy’s Game
So, Wendy’s made an RPG. Wendy’s. An RPG.
What really gets me about this is that with most corporations there would be months of fanfare, interviews with gamers, and a huge effort to tie it in with “fast food and gaming go together!” etc. It seems like in this case (and I may have missed it or have the wrong impression) they just dropped it and were like, boom, we made a thing, have fun! Which actually comes across as a lot more benevolent and respectful and almost like it was just somebody’s slightly goofy but beloved project.
What do you think?
I want to stress that this is a real thing that exists in our world, on purpose.
58:20 Aside: Chase the Chuck Wagon.
This was a real game. I played it. More than once.
The Gradient of Plot Holes
Most stories have plot holes. The failure isn't that they exist, it's when you notice them while immersed in the story.
The Loot Lottery
What makes the gameplay of Borderlands so addictive for some, and what does that have to do with slot machines?
The true story of three strange days in 1989, when the last months of my adolescence ran out and the first few sparks of adulthood appeared.
Even allegedly smart people can make life-changing blunders that seem very, very obvious in retrospect.
The Best of 2015
My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2015.