Look at us, ma! On the pretend radio! Again! This week’s podcast is the Gillen (sweary) and Meer (muttery) show again, this time also featuring a special guest – sometime RPS contributor Quintin Smith, with his big, floppy hair and everything. Download it directly here, browse the archive or subscribe here, or grab it from iTunes shortly here. Beneath the cut: I gamely attempt to to decipher Kieron’s monstrously illiterate notes (apparently Fahhyuhi = Fallujah) into a running order.
0m – Who we are, why we’re here and what we hope is satire about Rockstar but might just be slander.
5m – Demigod! And the not understanding thereof! We are really good at menus.
12m – How the people of internet solve gaming problems we otherwise probably wouldn’t have realised existed, and how they can ruin games – Empire: Total War and Thief 3 are our case studies. God bless/damn the internet.
16m – The US/UK strategy game divide, and a big old jabber about Deuteros.
23m – We discuss the ethics of Six Days In Fallujah, and the news that Konami have dropped it. And Kieron repeatedly says ‘Fallujah’ wrong.
30m – Kieron makes that gag about World In Conflict’s Bannon coming out of the toilet yet again.
34m – Quintin froths about fascinating indie MMO Wurm Online – perhaps the closest there is to a massively multi Dwarf Fortress. Possibly with even more digging.
40m – Alec and Quinns compare notes on Dead Space, with some mild disagreement. There’s also talk of how we’re all so trained towards headshots in shooters, and what games buck that trend.
42m – The dread spectre of Stalin vs Martians. It’s pretty telling that we only spend a minute on this.
43m – Kieron spills Sims 3 details, and the human wreckage he’s created by building RPS Sims.
47m – On Borderlands’ new art style, and whether folk are justified in getting excited about a game for purely aesthetic reasons. We almost come close to making a serious point, but tragically become distracted by curry.