Tag: xcom

GNR 50 – if (fuckYou()) fuckYou();

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
XCOM Addict
avatar David M. Nicholas
Pixel Pusher

Show Notes

This time on Geek News Radio: Linus Torvalds calls people “fucking morons”, Dave reviews the Google Pixel 2 and Fab plays XCOM 2: War of the Chosen.


Audio on the last episode was sub-par. This was due to a stupid mistake on Fab’s part. Rest assured, he has been sufficiently punished. Ouch.

Just in case people were actually expecting some news from a show that has this concept prominently featured in its title, we start the episode off with some – for a change:

Linus Torvalds yells at security people. Again. (Fab had some fun with this. Also: Finnish dishwashing racks.)

Session-replay is evil.

Quad9 promises to be a secure DNS.


We evaluate Firefox 57 again. This time after we’ve actually used it.

Dave reviews the Google Pixel 2.

The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL (Image: Android Authority)

Fab talks about XCOM 2: War of the Chosen. He’s preparing another campaign starring his Twitter friends. If you want to take part, tweet him.

   

   

This Elite gamer group probably has the best logo known to man and Thargoid.


As is our custom,  we end the show with your feedback, including this great meme by NiklasMM the Great:

You must also heed the following message by Big Man Tyrone, Supreme President of Kekistan. Remember, this podcast has its own army.

GNR 49 – Columbo on the Orient Express

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Not Unlike Columbo
avatar David M. Nicholas
Rather Like Poirot

Show Notes

Fab and Dave talk about the new Firefox release, the movie Murder on the Orient Express and review the game Heat Signature.

Firefox has released what they say is their “biggest update ever.” We evaluate it, based on having used the new version for about five minutes.

Fab has seen the new Murder on the Orient Express and liked it a lot. Kenneth Branagh’s moustache should get an Oscar.

Dave hasn’t seen the new movie but still thinks he prefers David Suchet as Poirot.

As promised, we review Tom Francis‘ game Heat Signature. Unsurprisingly, we really like it. Even though it can be punishing as hell.

Fab would like to point out that he unlocked the Everything Gun before it was cool.

We end the show with you feedback. Including the fact that X1101 likes Nikola and this fucking thing:

What. The. FUCK.

GNR 32 – Reverse Hardness

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Lives in Elite Dangerous
avatar David M. Nicholas
Wishes He Had Green Raisins

Show Notes

The Roci’s ready to roll. We’re wearing onesies and we’re talking The Expanse, Elite and really old video games.

A crazy show needs crazy attire, so we made the onesie the official, on-brand clothing of this episode of Geek News Radio. This is why Dave is wearing a custom made fox onesie.

Meanwhile, Fab’s in his Elite Dangerous flight suit.

Fab thinks pretty much the best name for anyone ever is Wubbo Ockels. Also, if you don’t like spoilers for The Expanse (in its book or TV form), use the time codes in the audio player above to skip ever the next segment.

We discuss the first two episodes of season 2 of The Expanse, which are amazing.

We follow up with more Expanse things as Fab reviews Babylon’s Ashes. There are now Expanse comics, too.

A year after Fab reviewed the game, Dave finally picked up XCOM 2. He likes it. We also talk about Elite Dangerous again, because it’s the only game Fab plays now.

Speaking of Elite, Fab gives an impression of the Elite Dangerous RPG, which now got funded. You can learn more about it on this episode of Lave Radio.

Dave talks about The Man in the High Castle and Fab gets finicky about uniforms.

We finish the show with answers to your questions.

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.