Tag: video games

GNR 46 – Schleichfahrting Around

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Post-Smartphone
avatar David M. Nicholas
Wants Updates

Show Notes

Fab and Dave discuss Gamescom, the classic games Schleichfahrt and AquaNox as well as hipster blog platforms and Season 2 of The Expanse.

Dave tells us about his holiday is Scotland and how he enabled Let’s Encrypt for his Ghost blog. Fab’s been trying to set up Hugo. Dave’s also compiled a new list of the podcasts he’s subscribed to. We also get into an Android/iPhone discussion for some reason.

Fab reports from Gamescom (even though that’s been over for weeks now), including how saw Sabaton and reported on Angela Merkel opening the trade show. After that week, Fab is really fed up with YouTube influencers now.

Speaking of games, Fab revisits his favourite game ever: Schleichfahrt. This game is known by the horrible game Archimedean Dynasty in the Englisch speaking market. It’s available on GOG.

There were two sequels: AquaNox and AquaNox 2: Revelation. THQ Nordic is now working on a reboot called AquaNox: Deep Decent.

The second season of The Expanse is now on Netflix. If you haven’t seen it already, you should do so immediately. We recap why we like it so much. It’s so much better than Game of Thrones.

Dave bought a Nintendo Switch with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. He’s been enjoying the console a lot.

At the end of the episode we address your feedback.

GNR 39 – Permanent HOTAS

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Foxtrot Alfa Bravo
avatar David M. Nicholas
HARAMBE-1

Show Notes

Fab reviews Prey, Dave asks poignant questions about the new Star Trek series and there’s a lot of harmony all around. And an epic rant. We must have a rant.

Right off the bat, our two hosts fall into a massive rathole concerning personal developments. Fab got a new tattoo and is happy that his bike has been repaired.

He also got a 3D print of The Expanse‘s Rocinante from a colleague.

Meanwhile, Dave has been watching a screening of the first Harry Potter movie scored live by an orchestra. In other news, if you haven’t yet, subscribe to airproud95. He’s amazing. Officially our new favourite YouTuber.

Oh yeah, that arctic seed vault we talked about recently is in trouble.

At long last, we get to the main part of the show. Fab reviews Prey, which as far as we can tell, has next to nothing to do with the other Prey it’s loosely based on. Fab really likes it (the new Prey).

After this, we discuss the return of Twin Peaks and the Star Trek: Discovery trailer.

We have mixed feelings about what we saw. On one hand it’s exciting, on the other the ship looks quite shit. In an old school sort of way. And there are other problems with it, of course.

You didn’t send us much feedback, but we address what we have before ending the episode.

 

GNR 38 – Space Prole Revolution

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Space Trucker
avatar David M. Nicholas
Space Peasant
avatar Emma Haley
Space HR

Show Notes

Dave’s friend Yue joins us on the show to geek out about EVE Online. We also talk Dark Tower and a bit of Warhammer 40,000 of course.

At the start of the show, Fab gushes over the new Dark Tower movie which is coming soon.

Elba and McConaughey are already having fun on Twitter with it. Fab’s re-reading the books in preparation.

Apparently, BioWare is scaling down the studio responsible for Mass Effect: Andromeda. We kind of predicted this. In Warhammer news, Fab’s finished reading Fall of Cadia and Dave has bought Shadow War: Armageddon. And GW is now actually funny.

These days, Dave is explaining EVE Online to GQ.

And because he’s so knowledgeable on this, Yue and him are putting on an EVE event in Manchester later in the year. And you’re all invited!

We chat about this and also about EVE Fanfest, which both Yue and Dave visited. And there’s plenty of other EVE Online talk, of course. Join Omi Galactic. Or even better: Play Elite. (Yeah, Fab’s writing the show notes. Harr harr!)

We end the episode by addressing your feedback.

GNR 37 – One Serving of Proto-Paste a Day

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Fried Brain!
avatar David M. Nicholas
Whitewashing!
avatar Mike Mullan-Jensen
Rødgrød med fløde!

Show Notes

Mike, Fab and Dave discuss the changes coming to Warhammer 40K with 8th Edition, review Dawn of War III and talk current events in the Elite Dangerous galaxy.

First of all, Fab and Dave discuss the new Ghost in the Shell movie – it’s been so long, Dave has already forgotten he’s seen it.

We then discuss with Mike the changes coming to Warhammer 40,000 with the Gathering Storm and 8th Edition. Will 40K get similar books to the battletomes in Age of Sigmar? What are they doing to the galaxy?

Fab reviews Dawn of War III, which he’s played for a bit.

In the second big part of the show, Mike and Fab discuss their love for Elite Dangerous and try to convert Dave away from EVE. Fab explains what the recent Salomé event was all about.

Who is Harry Potter and why is he such a dick? Mike explains how he was killed by him… twice. And also tells us other interesting tales from wilderness space.

Mike then drinks Tyrkisk Peber and reads funny Danish sentences to scare Dave off the show.

  • Rødgrød med fløde.
  • At plukke frugt med en brugt frugtplukker.
  • Fem flade flødeboller på et fladt flødebollefad.
  • Vestens vilde ville vide, hvad vestens hvide ville vide.

We end the show, as always, by answering your feedback.

 

GNR 35 – More Mass, More Effect

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Krogan Connoisseur
avatar David M. Nicholas
Femshep Fanatic

Show Notes

Fab and Dave talk about Mass Effect. A lot. Both Andromeda and the original trilogy.

By way of an introduction, we tell you about our booze habits. Nothing new there. Dave then explains why Battle Beast are awesome (he saw them live in concert the other night). Also: Who would’ve believed Games Workshop would sort out their merchandise game one of these days? Banging.

In space news, you can now visit the Trappist-1 system in Elite. Space nerd boner guaranteed!

We then dive into the meat of the show, a massive conversation about Mass Effect: Andromeda and why it’s shit. And why Dave loves it nonetheless. We also discuss the original Mass Effect games. Fab’s been taking a page out of Dave’s book and has started, highly relevant chap that he is, to play through the first game.

Here are some impressions of Dave’s green-haired Ryder going about her business:

And this is what Fab’s Shepard looks like in the first Mass Effect. That’s ten-year-old tech.

The facial animations are better than the ones in the new game, believe it or not. Case in point:

We also mentioned some other images on the episode which Fab came across while we recorded:

After all of that, Dave mentions the Kickstarter for Rampunctious and Fab reports that he backed Bellingcat. We also stole the idea of a Book of Grudges from The Crate & Crowbar.

We end the show with your feedback. You can get in contact with us in a variety of ways. Until next time, suckers!