Okay, this isn’t Halloween. But we recorded the show on Halloween so… whatever? Anyway, I hope your treat/ trick ratio was favorable.
Hosts: Paul, Shamus. Episode edited by Issac.
00:00 Maybe Ross Next Week
01:08 Homestar and the Death of Flash
The characters themselves remarked on the death of Flash five years ago. I think Chrome is the only browser that will allow you to see the originals in all of their vector-animated glory.
An entire art form vanishing into the bit bucket. Alas.
Then again, there’s something satisfying about seeing atrocious broken software meet its well-deserved end. Bethesda has spent the last decade+ crowdsourcing their QA testing and bugfixes to their customers, and so it’s nice to see a little corner of the industry where quality still matters.
09:32 Amnesia Rebirth is annoying and I Quit.
It is very dark, and also your character is an idiot that will grief you.
17:24 Introducing People to VR
The true joy of VR isn’t experiencing it yourself, but in seeing someone else experience it for the first time.
34:23 Half-Life Alyx
It feels like Receiver meets Half-Life 2. I dig it.
44:07 VR: Unity Development
This is more fun than the flood of games I’ve got in front of me. We’ll talk more about this later.
45:51 TribeXR DJ School VR
I find playing this game / simulation to be both fun and mildly embarrassing. Like, there’s something childish about walking up to a DJ rack in a public place and just pressing buttons until you figure it out. Of course, the VR setting obviously isn’t really a public place with real people, but it looks like a small nightclub or whatever. It feels like someone is going to come storming in any minute and throw me out for messing with the equipment when I obviously have no idea what I’m doing.
50:16 Watch Dogs Legion
I don’t see people talking about this very much lately, and I’m not sure why. This is the first good Watch Dogs game. That’s gotta be worth talking about, right?
54:35 Mailbag: Doom Maps
Have you per chance made any Doom levels back in the 90s? I was casually browsing through Doomworld’s Top 100 Most Memorable Doom Maps. In 70th place there is the map called “Doom City”, made in 1995 by Shamus Young. Is there a story to tell?
Revisiting a Dead Engine
I wanted to take the file format of a late 90s shooter and read it in modern-day Unity. This is the result.
The Middle Ages
Would you have survived in the middle ages?
Marvel's Civil War
Team Cap or Team Iron Man? More importantly, what basis would you use for making that decision?
Bethesda felt the need to jam a morality system into Fallout 3, and they blew it. Good and evil make no sense and the moral compass points sideways.
Zenimax vs. Facebook
This series explores the troubled history of VR and the strange lawsuit between Zenimax publishing and Facebook.