Toms F and S, Graham and Marsh gather to discuss Transistor, ‘Watch some Dogs’, Killer is Dead, Super Game Jam, and the ethics of charging for alphas, torture interrogation, and perving minigames. But not really the ethics of global thermonuclear war, mutating a lethal virus to infect more people before the authorities notice, or stacking two people up to stab them more efficiently.

  • Some pics and thoughts from the shooting of Super Game Jam, including some of the mystery game Tom made. What could it possibly be obviously about?
  • You can play the racing game about breakups by Vlambeer’s JW and Ibb and Obb’s Richard Boeser now if you get the series on Steam. Also watch them make it.
  • Ibb and Obb is out and great. Buy it and play it, online and off, with yourself and a friend.
  • Transistor is gorgeous and unique and your weapons are Wikipedia entries or possibly robot souls.
  • ‘Watch some Dogs’ is expensively made but shite to play, says Graham. His thoughts on RPS. Friend of Crate & Crowbar Chris Livingston had a happier time with it, over on PCG.
  • Killer is Dead is boring is what Tom S thinks is the case. Here’s a video of its Gigolo mode, where you have to use X-ray vision to look at someone’s tits and crotch against their will without being caught so that’s good.
  • Screenshot blog for Starboretum, a procedurally generated forest by Alex May, who worked on Eufloria.
  • Eufloria. Simple and beautiful strategy game about trees, planets and insects.
  • All of Deus Ex: Human Revolutions horrible takedowns, as referenced in our poetry-spurred discussion of videogame executions.
  • Stardock have to charge $99 for Galactic Civilizations 3, they say, because it’s not good enough to charge less. They’re actually looking out for you. Receiving all that extra money from the early adopters is just the tough, regrettable side effect of being so goddamn fair to them.

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Our intro music is by The Mandibles from their track Clambake. Many of the band members now tour as Count Bobo And The Bullion.