Tag: wrestling

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.

civ6-1

civ6-2

civ6-3

civ6-4

civ6-5

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

GNR 16 – Gun Bants

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Is Invading Poland, Again
avatar David M. Nicholas
Sits on the Top Rope, Poised to Strike

Show Notes

This time around, it’s all about professional wrestling and invading Poland in Hearts of Iron IV.

Sorry for missing a show. We promise we’ll make it up to you over the next few weeks before we take a short holiday time-out at the beginning of July.

Dave was on Two Star Podcast.

The Rock vs. Big Show

He’s also been watching a lot of professional wrestling and we chat about faces, heels and kayfabe. Dave really digs Sami Zayn, while Fab is still a massive fan of The Rock.

The Euro is coming up. We talk about our favourite teams. Fab is obsessed with the Germany kits. We also discuss horrible OEM updater code.

Fab mentions the recent raid on the Lovoo headquarters.

This was based on research by Fab’s colleagues at c’t. In other news, Jacob Appelbaum is in serious trouble.

Fab explains why Hearts of Iron IV is censored in Germany. We also tell the story of how he got around that. He gives a brief impression of what the game is like. It basically feels like you’re commanding a real army. With all the bureaucracy and shit.

As a side effect of playing the game, Fab now really likes Sabaton.

Hearts of Iron IV

We end the show with your feedback. While discussing this, Fab mentions his bike mechanic and we get recommended a podcast called Those Conspiracy Guys.