It’s the dross cast! We didn’t have a lot of topics and none of them were about Current Events or Hot New Releases. We only managed to answer one mailbag question.
But! Next week is the big 300. We’re going to do an all-mailbag episode, so please send us questions. Email is in the header image.
Hosts: Paul, Shamus. Episode edited by Issac.
00:00 Let’s Talk About The Weather for Some Reason.
It was a nice day.
02:13 Receiver 2
Hear me get angry on Paul’s behalf. This is the most offensive save system I’ve run into in years.
29:04 Worldbuilding in Cities Skylines?
43:34 Combat and Construction: Compare and Contrast
We talk about games where you destroy stuff vs. games where you create stuff vs. games where you do a little of both.
54:29 Mailbag: Anno 1800
have you guys ever played the latest anno game? that is some fun plate spinning/town building.
It is Anno 1800. It isn’t on steam anymore, but on the ubistore or epic. There is some light (boring) combat and a “story.” But the star is town building and plate spinning. :)
Denuvo and the "Death" of Piracy
Denuvo videogame DRM didn't actually kill piracy, but it did stop it for several months. Here's what we learned from that.
A video discussing Megatexture technology. Why we needed it, what it was supposed to do, and why it maybe didn't totally work.
Gamers Aren’t Toxic
This is a horrible narrative that undermines the hobby through crass stereotypes. The hobby is vast, gamers come from all walks of life, and you shouldn't judge ANY group by its worst members.
There's a wonderful way to balance difficulty in RPGs, and designers try to prevent it. For some reason.
MMO Population Problems
Computers keep getting more powerful. So why do the population caps for massively multiplayer games stay about the same?