Tag: politics

GNR 80 – Geil on Main

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
avatar David M. Nicholas

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Dave and Fab sit down to talk about Destiny 2, drawing on the iPad, Dicey Dungeons and Brexit, of course.

Lots of interesting stuff is happening in our community. The Discord now has a servitor (thanks, Niklas!) and Fab has started a daily tech news podcastHe’s also a Twitch Affiliate now. And if Fab wasn’t busy enough, he’s started a Sunday column to round it all out – it’s German, though.

Aside from Star Trek Discovery coming back, there’s also a Michelle Yeoh spinoff in the works.


Fab reviews his 10.5″ iPad Pro and drawing on it with the Apple Pencil.


Dave has been playing Destiny 2 on the PC and explains why he likes it a lot. He also gives a quick review of Dicey Dungeons.


We have no feedback, as the previous episode hasn’t aired when we recorded this.

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GNR 79 – The Fresno Bee

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Bowmore
avatar Mike Mullan-Jensen
Sharps Wolf Rock

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Mike and Fab sit down for three hours to discuss current politics and how journalism is tied up in it. There’s also some Elite Dangerous talk.

We start the show with Fab talking about the Distant Worlds 2 expedition he’s part of in Elite Dangerous.


In the main part of the episode, Mike and Fab discuss current affairs and how the changing journalism landscape is influencing all of our lives. Things we mentioned:

Seth Abramson’s definition of metajournalism:

My Twitter feed is what’s called “metajournalism” — a metamodern form of post-internet digital journalism that acknowledges that we all have too much information to process daily. Instead of despairing, however, metajournalism tries to find a way to see and use all available information to make better journalism. How does metajournalism do this? By seeing and using the entire field of information on a given subject — say the Trump-Russia investigation — whether the information comes from the United States or elsewhere, from print media outlets or digital outlets, from a verified Twitter account or a New York Times article from a decade ago. The idea is that, as long as all of the information that is seen by the metajournalist is accurate, it can be used to reconstruct false narratives into accurate ones. We’ve already found this to be true time and time again in the Trump-Russia investigation: conventional journalists, pressed for time and faced with a tsunami of digital news sources, are unable to see the entire field of information on the topics they’re writing on before they write about them. The result is that they miss information or connections that many of their readers — having seen a different part of the field — don’t. Unfortunately, when this happens many readers presume bad faith on the part of the journalist. “How could you have gotten that fact wrong!” they cry. “Either you’re biased, or you’re a liar!” By comparison, the metajournalist presumes good faith on the conventional journalist’s part, while acknowledging that conventional journalism makes it inevitable that any given reporter will miss a substantial sector of the field of information they’re working within.


After all of this, you probably have a lot to digest. We do end the show quickly, but do address some of your feedback from the past few weeks.

Matt sent us a picture of the Ultramarines he’s painted because the show got him into Warhammer 40K.

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GNR 78 – Mars Pattern Titanium Liver

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Earl Grey
avatar David M. Nicholas
Australian Merlot
avatar Mike Mullan-Jensen
McGargles Sean's Export Stout

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Merry Christmas and a happy Brexit, everyone! We wrap up 2018 in style and look forward to 2019 with a massive two and a half hours long show.

After immediately slipping into a Magic discussion with Dave, Fab recommends Springsteen on Broadway on Netflix to everyone because it made him cry. There’s also a great interview with Bruce in Esquire magazine.


Fab gives a quick overview of playing the Battlefleet Gothic: Armada II beta. It looks quite promising.


Games Workshop has started a video series called Angels of Death. Of course it can’t possibly compare to the original.

They’ve also started a 40K podcast and hey, it’s an actual podcast! Like, with an RSS feed! Wonders never cease…


We wrap up 2018 with a look back at the year and our podcasting. We also make some wild predictions for 2019, because history tells us that this must be done.

Mike

  • Death Company Primaris Marines will enter the lore
  • Another Primarch will surface: Russ, The Lion, Fulgrim or Lorgar
  • Primaris Marines will enter the meta as cost reductions have started with Vigilus and Chapter Approved
  • Hollywood execs decide that it is time to reboot the Avengers and make a new Mario Brothers movie
  • There will be a niche market for pre-apocalypse party sets or survival gear in the UK
  • Trump will be impeached or resign

Dave

  • Microsoft won’t buy Canonical in 2019
  • No Deal Brexit is coming
  • Leman Russ will return to 40K

Fab

  • Microsoft will buy Canonical in 2019
  • The only people in the EU who will even notice Brexit are those ordering from Games Workshop or Amazon UK
  • Magic Esports will be very successful and paper Magic tournaments will profit from it
  • Star Citizen won’t come out in 2019


We have no feedback this time as, again, the previous episode wasn’t released when we recorded this one.

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GNR 77 – Hit Them with the Parliamentary Mace

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Übersee Hopfen IPA
avatar David M. Nicholas
Shiraz from South Australia

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As part of our pre-Christmas recording marathon, another episode hits the airwaves. This time, Fab and Dave are talking Brexit, Magic: The Gathering, esports and Pokémon: Let’s Go.

We start the show with some inevitable Brexit discussion and wonder what would happen, if Andy Serkis replaced Theresa May.


Obsidian Entertainment has announced The Outer Worlds. And it looks like it could beat both Fallout and Mass Effect at their respective games…


We digest the latest news that Magic: The Gathering is going all in on esports. It then slowly sinks in that the Pro Tour is dead.

This turns into some general Magic chat, including our recent playing experiences on Arena. Here’s the Izzet Drakes deck Dave’s been playing.


To round out the show, Dave reviews Pokémon: Let’s Go and explains what the latest Pokémon hype is all about.


We have no feedback this time as the previous episode wasn’t released when we recorded this one. We’ve been on a mad podcast recording binge.

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GNR 72 – People with Money are the Problem

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Earl Grey, hot
avatar David M. Nicholas
BrewDog Punk IPA

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It’s been some time, but we are back. Fab and Dave talk Magic the Gathering, Rise of Industry and Linux kernel shenanigans. Fab also reviews Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

We’ve been away for a while, mostly because Fab was launching Hollywood Outlaws and because of that is currently rebuilding the Sixgun website. He’s also been really busy with work. Since he’s leaving soon for a holiday in the US, expect the episode draught to continue for a bit. We promise we’ll make up for the missed episodes at some point.

Our first topic this time is Doctor Strange, which Fab has finally seen. Dave reviewed it back on episode 27.


In the main part of the show, we discuss the code of conduct for the Linux kernel and Linus Torvalds’ sudden change of heart concerning sweary emails.

Dave revisits Two Point Hospital which he had mentioned on the show before. Fab, meanwhile, has been getting back into Magic the Gathering, because Dave told him about Magic the Gathering Arena. He’s now enjoying this quite a lot. If you’re interested in Magic or game design in general, Fab recommends the excellent Drive to Work podcast by Magic head designer Mark Rosewater, also known as Maro. He also gave a great lecture on game design at GDC 16.

We then have more games content, as Dave reviews Rise of Industry (which he didn’t like at all) and Fab reviews Shadow of the Tomb Raider which he loved. After we recorded the show, Fab also wrote a long review of the game on his blog.


We end the show by talking about your feedback.

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