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?
The Best of 2016
My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2016.
The Truth About Piracy
What are publishers doing to fight piracy and why is it all wrong?
Do It Again, Stupid
One of the highest-rated games of all time has some of the least interesting gameplay.
The Best of 2017
My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2017.
Two minutes of fun at the expense of a badly-run theme park.