Tag: rocket league

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 7 – Lara’s Hair

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
In Love with Lara's Hair
avatar David M. Nicholas
In Love with His Pixel C

Show Notes

Fab and Dave are in love. Fab’s in love with the beautiful graphics of Rise of the Tomb Raider, while Dave wants to marry his new Pixel C.

Before we get into the show proper, we reminisce about playing Rocket League with some listeners, which was great fun. Even though we were losing a lot. We also would be remiss, if we forgot to mention what we are drinking. Dave’s having coffee and rum on the side, Fab’s having coffee Jim Holden style.

If you haven’t already done so, you should check out our episode on the Belter language with Nick Farmer, who’s the linguist on the team of the TV show The Expanse. If you are interested in learning more about the language, you might want to visit the Belter Wiki. Please help us to create it, as well!

We discuss Rise of the Tomb Raider at length, which Fab thinks is the best looking video game to date. He also liked the 2013 reboot a lot and thinks both Rhianna Pratchett and Camilla Luddington did an amazing job on both games. The new one outclasses the original reboot in pretty much all respects, though. It is great!

Fab is enamoured by Lara’s voice to such an extend, that Dave thinks it triggers ASMR for him.

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After that love fest, Dave gives us his impressions of the Google Pixel C. He really, really likes it and has blogged about it a lot. It has some downsides, but overall Dave likes it very much. Fab has other uses for a laptop and is not convinced.

Before we wrap it up, we talk about your feedback. Feel free to ask us questions and comment on the show. Until next time!

GNR 5 – Bitcoin is Fucked

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Has One Last Question
avatar David M. Nicholas
Believes in the Greater Good

Show Notes

This time on GNR, we talk about the recent troubles in the Bitcoin community, Dave reviews Guitar Hero Live and Fab gives his impressions on Star Wars VII. There’s more than two hours of show here and, as usual, lots of other things get covered too.

Both Dave and Fab have released The Kraken. And they thank Bytemark for keeping the servers running.

We had a lovely time playing Rocket League and would like to repeat the experience with you, the listener! Please join our Discord server if you are interested. Speaking of video games, Dave reviews Guitar Hero Live for us and compares it to similar games. Oh yeah, there are Blu-Rays of The Expanse coming

Fab then talks about Mike Hearn’s recent opinion piece on the Bitcoin community. It all seems to be about block sizes. Is Bitcoin fucked now? Probably. Maybe not.

If you think we swear too much, meet the master:

Fab has controversial opinions on Star Wars VII. He thinks it’s too retro and the copying of Episodes IV – VI went way too far. Also, there are the usual J. J. Abrams problems with loose ends, things that make no sense and deus ex machina. Fab’s rather watching some more Columbo. Dave’s happy about Robot Wars coming back.

Before we end the show, we answer your emails and tweets. We are especially excited about this tweet by Nick Farmer, who created the Belter language for The Expanse:

The books we mentioned are: The Horus Heresy series, the The Dresden Files, Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds, the Mars Trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson, Otherland, the Culture series by Ian M. Banks and stuff by Peter F. Hamilton.

See you in two weeks. Until then, keep Dan in your thoughts.