Tag: politics

GNR 27 – The End Times

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Whisky Expert
avatar David M. Nicholas
Strange Doctor

Show Notes

We’re bravely ignoring the fact that the world is ending soon to play Civilization VI and talk about spaceships and Blood Bowl.

The End Times are upon us, but at least Dave has fixed his PC. Therefore we can talk about many interesting things while we are waiting on the world to be completely fucked over in the wake of the US presidential election.

Dave tells us of his experience at EVE London, which to be honest just sounds like an excuse to get drunk. The Expanse is now on Netflix and Fab’s been watching it again in all it’s glory, which he talks about at length. He also gives away the code to unlock him as a playable character in The Curious Expedition.

Explorer Fab

We discuss the Metalcaptcha and Tim “The Machine” Wiese, who is fearsome, no matter what sport he plays.

Tim Wiese

Meanwhile, the Internet of Shit goes nuclear and some folks are kickstarting a Bud Spencer and Terrence Hill game called Slaps and Beans. Of course, Fab has to explain to the Brit who the hell Bud Spencer and Terrence Hill are…

We move on to talk about Doctor Strange and the new version of the Blood Bowl board game, which you can pre-order on Saturday. In the main part of the show, Fab and Dave have a long conversation around the good and bad things about Civilization VI.

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As is customary, we also answer some of your feedback.

GNR 26 – Grab Them by the Zapus

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Chief Hitler Correspondent
avatar David M. Nicholas
Head of the Millennial Desk

Show Notes

After some slacking, we are back with politics and entertainment news. We also review FIFA 17 and Forza Horizon 3.

We open the show by discussing how dumb people are, especially on the internet. This is cause by Fab once again having an opinion – how silly of him. In happier news, Bob Dylan got a Nobel Prize but can’t be arsed to pick it up. Bless you, Bob! Also: Zesty Zapus.

In the meantime, No Man’s Sky is under investigation for its developers having fucking lied all the time. It also has the worst Steam rating ever. In sharp contrast, Wasteland 3 will probably deliver on most of its promises.

Dave reviews Forza Horizon 3. He reckons it’s the best racing game ever, so we discuss our views on the genre in general. Fab despairs that this shit is generally so fucking millennial. We also discuss Dave’s new car. And cars in general.

Best news ever: The Expanse is coming to Netflix! Season 2 is looking great.

Fab reviews FIFA 17. He thinks it’s the best FIFA yet, especially since they finally changed the damn engine. His only regret is that his home team is missing.

Goal GIF

We end the show with your questions, featuring rollmops, the destruction of the bourgeoisie and Junkyard Sam’s amazing drawings.

GNR 23 – Forge World Dash Button

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Noch ein Bier!
avatar David M. Nicholas
Trigger Warning!

Show Notes

In this episode, we catch up with the news in the geek world. That includes Amazon’s Dash Buttons, EVE Online going free-to-play, aliens and other space news.

We’ve been playing Elite Dangerous, which is clearly the best space game. Do you play? Why not join the Ghost Division? Oh well, if you’d rather wait for Star Citizen and Squadron 42… it has been delayed. Of course it has.

Amazon Dash Buttons. What the fuck.

Aliens

We also discuss PlayStation Now streaming and the aliens that weren’t any. And Batman, Turkey.

Dave then explains EVE clone states. Basically, EVE’s gone free-to-play. Could be it’s to do with the subscribers going down. Probably is. In other news: Elon’s spacepenis exploded, Linux turned 25 (fuck me!) and OpenOffice is dying.

At this point in the show, listener Tim Fletcher injects some drama by asking our opinions on the University of Chicago letter and phil0co tells us about The Curious Expedition. Fab will review the game in the next episode.

Dave is going to Black Library Live 2016. Fab wishes he could go too. This sleep lab seems broken.

We cap the show with some feedback and say goodbye until next time when we will talk about Sabaton and other metallic things.

GNR 20 – Fucked Up Beyond All Redemption

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Backs Too Many Kickstarters
avatar David M. Nicholas
Mostly Laughs at Fab

Show Notes

In the longest show to date Fab finally tackles Star Citizen and why it will fail, we discuss the Turkish coup, Pokémon, the Solus Project and Sabaton.

We start our current affairs segment with the bad news that Sabaton’s Thobbe Englund is quitting the band. Fab’s going to see one of his lasts shows at Elbriot. In other news, we still really like Pokémon Go, the Turkish coup was whatsapped and Dave discusses the DNC hack.

The Munich attacker apparently bought his Glock on the dark web, Tor says Appelbaum sexually harassed people and a vulnerability was discovered in LastPass.

In the main part of the show, Fab, as promised, finally tackles Star Citizen. Buckle up, it’s gonna get ugly, folks. After the barrage of mortars and guns has subsided and the panzer battalion has been through, nothing much is left standing. Even Derek Smart receives a few volleys in the fray.

Sandi Gardiner:

Sandi Gardiner

Lexa Doig:

Lexa Doig

When the dust has settled, Dave talks about the Solus Project which he heard about on Linux Luddites. Meanwhile, Fab discovers that he actually used to be a lot less mellow a few years ago, to the point that he even had a character assassination piece published on him. He’d forgotten all about that shit.

As is customary, we end the show with your feedback.

Torbjörn Deadlock Skin

GNR 19 – Power Armour Gone Up its Own Arse

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Loves Himself Some Bastion
avatar David M. Nicholas
Plays a Mean Mercy

Show Notes

It’s time for another Geek News Radio broadcast. On this show: Overwatch, Pokémon Go, Brexit and girls in tanks.

We start with the depressing topic of Brexit and come to the conclusion that everything is fucked now. At least our respective holidays in Scotland were fun. With the exception of Fab’s motorbike accident.

A pretty bad bug has been discovered in some UEFI implementations and Frankie Adams looks great as Bobbie Draper. Meanwhile Matthew McConaughey looks amazing as the Man in Black.

Fab has reversed his stance on Overwatch somewhat. Turns out it’s actually a very good game. Fab and Dave have been playing it together.

Winning Team

As requested by the listeners, Fab talks a bit about Snap, Flatpak and AppImage and what each of these do. He also tries to answer Dave’s question why we need this stuff at all. He then talks a bit about Panzermadels, which as a game concept is proper mad. This leads to Dave mentioning Girls und Panzer.

Girls und Panzer

After all of this, we also must address Pokémon Go, of course. It’s the biggest thing to happen in mobile gaming since ever, really.

Pokémon Go

We end the show, as always, with your feedback. This includes a message from Terile, who sends us a lot of statistics on how the world generates energy. If you want to play Overwatch with us, our Battle.net handles are davidmn#2892 and fabsh#2786.