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GNR 57 – Primarch Planner

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Hates the Cold
avatar David M. Nicholas
On the Liberal Elite Radar
avatar Mike Mullan-Jensen
Passionate about Primarchs

We’re freezing in Hamburg, Birmingham and Dublin under the sway of The Beast from the East. To keep ourselves warm, we fight about women Space Marines and Divinity: Original Sin II.

It’s very cold, so we discuss our various cultural means of dealing with THE BEAST FROM THE EAST.

Fab’s been creating beautiful wallpapers from maps and fighting Pro 7, no sorry PRO SIEBEN, on Twitter. Meanwhile, Mike and Dave are discussing feminist Space Marines.

We also discuss the “Legion of Dave” by Leakycheese. Also: Sisters of Battle represent!


We’ve been putting it off for way too long, so now we finally talk about our opinions on, by many accounts the best game of 2017, Divinity: Original Sin II.

Fab mentions The Crate & Crowbar‘s D&D session. Oh yeah, and #4feldherren is back!


Elite Dangerous: Beyond is out and brings some new content. Part of that is better missions and a very, very sexy ship. Contrary to what Fab said on the show, you don’t need an Alliance naval rank to buy it. Still, it’s confusingly named the Alliance Chieftain.

Just look at that ass!

We revisit the Passion Planner. Apparently it is the best selling personal organiser on US Amazon now.


As is traditional, we end the show by talking about your feedback. And remember: Read The Shadow over Innsmouth, kids!

GNR 56 – Terrible at Torpedoes

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Must Be from the Mirror Universe
avatar David M. Nicholas
Can't Handle Torpedoes

Dave has been playing World of Warships and Fab reviews Subnautica. We also discuss how The Orville stacks up against Star Trek: Discovery.

Fab has started a German PC games podcast with his mate Martin. It is called Kantenglättung Deluxe. They are aiming to release a show every month.

FOSS Talk Live tickets are on sale right now. Dave will be there, Fab probably not since he’s a fucking slacker.


We start the show off with some news:

Firefox is starting to promote sponsored pages.

Ubuntu is collecting more user data and apparently everyone is outraged.

These flight sim devs are stealing your passwords if you pirate their planes. German story from Fab (falls du Deutsch sprichst).


In the next segment, we pitch Star Trek: Discovery against The Orville. We both like Discovery, but Dave isn’t very hot on The Orville. Surprisingly, Fab likes both series. They definitely have their flaws, though and we thoroughly talk through these.


Dave has been playing World of Warships and talks about his torpedo woes.


Meanwhile, Fab has put a good 30 hours in Subnautica so he reviews it. Not only is it beautiful, it also has a very engaging story told in a very reasonable way.


In other news, Fab has submitted a story pitch to Black Library.

As usual, we end the show with your feedback. Thanks for sending us messages!

Fab (played by Tom Hardy) and Dave (played by his Labrador).

Number One Fan Niklas sends us this amazing picture referencing the latest episode:

 

GNR 55 – Fancy Blondes

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Is Now Writing a 40K Detective Story
avatar David M. Nicholas
Is Afraid His Flat Might Explode
avatar Mike Mullan-Jensen
Is Drinking His Dad's Scotch

Show Notes

Mike’s back and brings a massive amount of Warhammer 40K topics to the table. Dave and Fab talk Star Trek: Discovery, The Witcher and how to keep drone batteries from exploding.


After the usual introductory bants, we discuss the latest the latest episode of Star Trek: Discovery and how Warhammer 40K it has become.

Fab’s been reading The Last Wish, the first book in the Witcher series and he’s started on the first game as well. There also seems to be a Netflix series in the cards.

Dave’s drone battery storage.

Meanwhile, Dave has bought a drone and is very worried the battery might explode.


The meat of the show is made up of all the Warhammer 40,000 related topics Mike brought along.

Mike’s Knights of the Crimson Grail

We talk about Mike’s Knights of the Crimson Grail as well as the books Old Earth by Nick Kyme and Black Legion by Aaron Dembski-Bowden. Aaron has a blog that is well worth reading.

Cover art of Old Earth by Nick Kyme (Image: Black Library)

Black Library has a new submission window open at the moment. This might be our chance to get published by Games Workshop and we ponder that we might make this the next challenge for the Vier Feldherren. The BL Bolthole might be of use here.

Fab is overcome by a minor rant on Games Workshop’s kerning.

We also discuss Operation SOAP and the fact that Boris Becker is missing his trophies. Yes, several of them. Oh, Boris and his shenanigans.


At the end of the show, we discuss feedback received from you, our listeners. This includes more information on the weird Xbox CPU bug Dave mentioned and also wood fire ovens.

GNR 54 – Absolutely Holdened It

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Remembers Secret of Mana
avatar David M. Nicholas
Only Plays Stardew Valley

Show Notes

Dave and Fab try to explain Meltdown and Spectre and review the newest Expanse book, Persepolis Rising. Also: Something, something blockchain.


Welcome to the first episode of 2018! To kick everything off, we give our predictions for the year.

What will be your Game of the Year?

What will be the Bitcoin price on 1 December 2018?

  • Fab: €80,000
  • Dave: $100

Will there be a bigger security fuckup than Meltdown and Spectre?

  • Fab: No
  • Dave: No

Will the nukes be fired?

  • Fab: No
  • Dave: No

Will Star Citizen come out?

  • Fab: No
  • Dave: No, the company will fold

Dave also predicts another FOSS Talk Live on 9 June 2018.


We try to explain the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. What does it all mean? How doomed are we? Some of the points discussed might actually not be completely wrong.


In gaming news, old-school RPG guru Brian Fargo is launching a Steam competitor. Does this have even a remote chance of succeeding? Something, something blockchain!

Also: Secret of Mana is coming to the PC. Holy shit!!!

Dave, meanwhile, is more excited about Viticulture.


In the main part of the show, we discuss the latest Expanse book, Persepolis Rising. We conclude it’s not the best book in the series, but it’s still damn fucking good.


Then it’s onto your feedback, before we end the episode.

(Image: Harry Benson / Express / Getty Images)

GNR 53 – Ahab’s Quest

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
The "A" Stands for "Ahab"
avatar David M. Nicholas
Is Actually Called Dave

Show Notes

Before we disappear into the holidays, we deliver a massive episode with the best of what GNR has to offer: A hilarious Mozilla fuckup, a Star Citizen rant, a Star Wars review, our Games of the Year and some video game Warhammer.


As part of the site redesign, Fab has changed the Sixgun logo and GNR album art a bit. We hope you like the new look.

In the news:

Mozilla made a lot of people really angry with a Firefox / Mr. Robot publicity stunt.

Crytek is suing Star Citizen over the CryEngine.


Fab won the #4Feldherren Turtle Race. Joe still has a huge box of shame.

Fab got an iPhone 7 as a replacement for his dead Nexus 5X. Dave reviews Star Wars: The Last Jedi. He liked it, but you probably already guessed that. Fab still can’t be bothered.


We discuss our Game of the Year. Dave’s runner-ups are: 5. Deep Sea Adventure, 4. Divinity: Original Sin II, 3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and 2. XCOM 2: War of the Chosen. Fab’s runner-ups are: 5. Prey, 4. The Signal from Tölva, 3. Heat Signature and 2. Divinity: Original Sin II.

Dave’s winner is Warhammer 40.000 8th Edition.

Fab’s winner is Total War: Warhammer II.


Fab reviews his game of the year: Total War: Warhammer II. He really, really likes it.


We revisit our predictions for 2017 from the beginning of this year. We’ll give fresh predictions for 2018 in the first episode of the new year. This episode was long as it is at this point.

For the last time in 2017, we address your feedback. Including a weird discussion of playing card suits. We will be back in January of 2018. Until then, have a merry Christmas and a bloody good party to ring in the new year!