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GNR 15 – Peak Silicon Valley

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Is Administrating His Star Empire
avatar David M. Nicholas
Is in Full Google-Rant Mode

Show Notes

Google has announced things at its I/O conference that Dave has opinions about, meanwhile Fab’s been busy building an interstellar empire in Stellaris.

The Philly police has been spying on people, pretending to be a Google Street View car – badly. Meanwhile, Idris Elba has been pegged to play Roland Deschain in the Dark Tower movie.

Idris Elba as Roland Deschain

In other news: Linux Mint doesn’t come bundled with codecs any more and Schalke bought a LoL team. With Civ VI and Hearts of Iron IV, there are some great games coming up.

This podcast is now available on Google Play Music, if you’re in the US.

Dave mentions the new Hoops mode in Rocket League and asks Fab why he doesn’t like Eurovision. He then proceeds to rant about all the stupid stuff from Google I/O. Fab says he’ll create a Google Allo account called General von Klinkerhoffen. That’s an ‘Allo ‘Allo reference.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4smE5Ee7h3E

Fab talks about the developer console from hell in Doom and then dives into explaining why Stellaris is awesome. You should definitely read this Eurogamer piece on it, it’s dead funny and brilliantly written. Stellaris also has a 40K mod.

Stellaris

Follow @GamesWerkshop on Twitter, they are very funny. Also follow @MetaSlippers.

As always, we cover your feedback before we wrap up the show.

GNR 8 – Spending Time with Landing Gear

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Professional Space Jockey
avatar David M. Nicholas
Works for the Turbine People
avatar Dave Hingley
In the Bowels of Frontier

Show Notes

We’ve got Dave from Frontier on the show, he works with the nuts and bolts behind the scenes of Elite Dangerous. We also once again discuss the TV show The Expanse and Rise of the Tomb Raider.

To start off the show, we give away a copy of Tomb Raider and pimp the Belter Wiki. We also have a Steam group for GNR now, be sure to check it out.

Piece of Eight

Best wishes to Dan, who’s out of hospital now. We discuss the hack of the Linux Mint website. Dave H. is using it but luckily hasn’t updated his system in a while.

Fab talks about binge watching the whole first season of The Expanse in one weekend and how it compares to the books. Dave has now played Rise of the Tomb Raider and gives his impressions on it. We compare and contrast with Fab’s opinion on the game.

In the main part of the show, Dave H. tells us what he does at Frontier. He’s a technical artist working on Elite Dangerous and spends his days deep in the nuts and bolts of the game. We talk about our favourite ships and how fucking hard it is to land on anything in that game. We also talk briefly about Planet Coaster.

Before we go on to reply to feedback we’ve received, the other Dave wants you to back a great history book of colourised images a friend of ours is trying to fund. Go and make it happen!

The Paper Time Machine