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GNR 68 – Seize the Means of Production!

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
König Pilsener
avatar David M. Nicholas
Rosé Wine

Dave and Fab discuss software development crunch, freelance journalism, music and the game Objects in Space. There’s also some geek news to wade through, of course.

Fab was a guest on FLOSS Weekly 492 together with Dan (you know, that guy from Linux Outlaws). Also, he’s going freelance with his day job by the end of the year. He’s also started a new Twitch channel. Dave’s been hit by crunch, and he says it’s as horrible as people say it is. He’s managed to work on his Kill Team stuff, though.

Fab’s been really enjoying Hulkoff. He’s also bought a ticket for Wacken 2019 as Sabaton is headlining.


Fab’s been playing Objects in Space and reviews the game.


Alex Jones is being shut down everywhere, Fab things this isn’t a good thing. Unsurprisingly, Dave disagrees. In other news, there’s now a campaign to fix PUBG. The first thing they should fix is the cheater problem.

Fallout 76 is not coming to Steam. Idiots.

We end the show with your feedback and the bombshell news that Dave has deleted his Twitter account. 😳

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GNR 34 – Slow Burn

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Buying a Fucking Hat
avatar David M. Nicholas
Punished Venom Slippers

Show Notes

Once again, Dave and Fab bring you everthing: rants, laughter, lethargy. We talk Zelda, the Nintendo Switch, Tom Hardy’s Taboo and the current Elite Dangerous beta.

David sent us some beer and Fab’s enjoying it during the show.

Fab’s been massively enjoying Tom Hardy’s Taboo. So naturally, we talk about it. You need to watch it. Watch it now!

Meanwhile, Dave’s been playing highly relevant game releases. Like Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Something, something, Punished Venom Pancake, something, something, exploding ghost soldier whale.

In more serious game news, Fab’s been trying the new Zelda game on the Nintendo Switch. We talk about that too. Joy or Con?

Dave likes watches that are slow. Which probably explains why he plays video games that are years out of date. Fab will probably never buy another watch again. Probably also because he’s spending all of his time in the current Elite Dangerous 2.3 Beta “The Commanders”, creating himself over and over again in the new character creator Holo-Me.

He even made it into the official Elite Dangerous newsletter with this shit. In other Elite news, the RPG is back and got funded on Kickstarter!

We talk about Mozilla buying Pocket and their plans for Firefox. Dave reviews Logan. We then pimp OggCamp 2017 as well as FOSS Talk Live and end the show with your feedback. Well, that and pith helmets. And pickelhauben pith helmets. Wat.

GNR 10 – The Dark Zone

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Jerhume Brunnen-G
avatar David M. Nicholas
Tom Clancy's Megaslippers

Show Notes

This time, we are entering The Dark Zone. We talk The Division, Master of Orion and the latest Microsoft and Apple news.

You need to update your Kindle (if it’s old). In other news: Why is Microsoft so shit? What the hell is the Universal Windows Platform and why did they close Lionhead?

Apparently there was an Apple thing. And a security problem with an Apple thing.

Dave really likes Tom Clancy’s The Division. Fab tries to find out why. Fab then talks about Master of Orion and Stardew Valley.

Dave will be at FOSS Talk Live in London on 6 August. He also says you should check out Icarus’ board game blog, where Icarus blogs about board games.

Fab reminisces about Lexx: The Dark Zone. As usual, we end the show with your feedback where we learn about Wileyfox.

Zev from Lexx

Yo Way Yo, Home Va-Ray,
Yo Ay-Rah, Jerhume Brunnen-G
Yo Way Yo, Home Va-Ray,
Yo Ay-Rah, Jerhume Brunnen-G
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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