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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 9 – Make XCOM Great Again

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Likes His Bananas Fresh
avatar David M. Nicholas
Is a Fan of Peak Banana

Show Notes

An episode full of gaming. We discuss the two most hyped games right now: Firewatch and XCOM 2. We also bring you some security and privacy-related talk.

To kick things off, we discuss the DROWN attack and MouseJack. And Fab rants about the Apple vs. FBI discussion running rampant in the media at the moment. In other news: Black Library is selling some ace t-shirts.

Also: #MakeDonaldDrumpfAgain

Go watch Deadpool. It’s brilliant.

Dave reviews Firewatch. More precisely, he reviews the ceiling of the elevator at the beginning of Firewatch since that’s all he got to see of the game. As you can see on his Steam account, he didn’t get to run it for very long at all because of this rather game-breaking bug. Best review ever!

Firewatch Elevator

Not dissuaded by this setback, Dave goes on to review his favourite emoticons as well: the hole in the ground, the aubergine and the roasted sweet potato. Another thing he really enjoys are Games Workshop’s new long-form videos of new game systems.

Fab gives his impressions of the HTC Vive and talks briefly of the new Master of Orion game which he’s playing around with. He will talk about it in detail on an upcoming episode. Fab then goes on to review XCOM 2 and explains why he thinks it’s a very solid game, if pretty overhyped as far as he’s concerned.

To wrap things up, we look at your feedback, including one email that came in from the future.