It’s Monday, which means you get another hour of my droning voice and stumbling digressions. And also Paul, when he’s not giving me the silent treatment. This week we’re talking about Starcraft 2 tournaments in the age of COVID, Neverout, and Six Days in Fallujah.
Hosts: Paul, Shamus. Episode edited by Issac.
00:00 The book is “Done”. Now the REAL work begins.
I showed off the cover last week. The one change I’m going to make is that the N7 logo will be replaced with a TM symbol.
05:50 Starcraft 2 Games.
Here is a link to the janky-cam footage I was talking about, where green-screened hosts are projected into a fake environment.
14:32 DaVinci Resolve Reprise
19:25 NO TMBG DRM FTW
Any They Might be Giants fans out there? They’re probably my favorite band that I never listen to, for all the reasons I described on the show.
23:51 Neverout (game)
The trailer sold me on the game. Thankfully, Paul was there to un-sell me before I did something foolish.
27:35 A NEW CAR!
A 2014 Toyota Prius. I haven’t driven it yet. In fact, I’ve only been inside it for a few minutes. But I will say that Heather seems happy and it looks nice in the driveway.
37:25 Mailbag: Six Days In Fallujah
I don’t know if you watched the gameplay reveal for Six Days In Fallujah. Probably not. I’m tossing aside the genre and, errr, themes for the time being, but there was one moment, closer to the end (around here https://youtu.be/VF0c9SwewpA?t=144), where they demonstrated the proc-gen generation not just for the individual rooms, but also for the whole map of a district. I know that you, Shamus, is a big proponent of this approach, and I wonder what do you feel about the implementation of this technology here (at least, from what was shown here).
Best regards, DeadlyDark
P.S. Still in shock, that a dozen years later, I’ll finally see this title released.
I know that games that deal with current events are a hot-button topic. And games that deal with current events that are themselves a hot-button topic, is an even hotter button topic. Hopefully we can talk about this without anyone going crazy.
44:08 Mailbag: Pixels Dice
while cruising around on the information superhighway I ran into a neat little project called Pixels*, they’re making neat LED dice that you can program to create neat effects.
While meetups for some dice rolling are still going to be a couple of months out, I thought you (being the Diecast) might like it.
Grand Theft Railroad
Grand Theft Auto is a lousy, cheating jerk of a game.
Linux vs. Windows
Finally, the age-old debate has been settled.
C++ is a wonderful language for making horrible code.
So what happens when a SOFTWARE engineer tries to review hardware? This. This happens.
The product of fandom run unchecked, this novel began as a short story and grew into something of a cult hit.