In which we have nothing to lose but our chains. Marsh tearfully defends Heroes of the Storm’s scrubland, Tom Senior is dragged back to Diablo III’s sublime hell, and Naked Punished Tom Francis extracts further delights from Metal Gear Solid V.

Also, it’s triples all round as we celebrate the launch of Chris Thursten’s new website about being a professional wizard. Also also: Will we ever have enough time on this Earth for the mono-game? What academic R&D efforts does gaming most stridently demand? Which games will be first against the wall when the revolution comes? And what are our most anticipated gaming atrocities?

Show Notes

  • PC Gamer Pro: come for the hot eSports takes, stay for the mucky butter.
  • Marsh wants Heroes of the Storm to be a game for people who are casual about being serious, but it seems like it’s turning into a game for people who are serious about being casual or serious about being serious. Or something.
  • Diablo III: Cow Clicker with amazing clicking just got even more amazingly clickingier.
    I wish I was playing Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain right now. It is a very good game and also a large game.
  • The Witcher 3 is also a large game and we’re all going to die soon. Oh god.
  • Chris Remo provides a live guitar accompaniment as Nick Breckon plays Far Cry 2. Twang!
  • Miguel Cepero is the mighty brain behind Everquest Landmark’s procedural cathedrals.
  • Introversion’s abandoned game Subversion had a pretty amazing city generator.
  • PROCJAM is a forthcoming game jam with a focus on procedural generation. It’s run by Mike Cook and Marsh made a free graphics pack for participants to use.
  • Jack the Ripper features in the latest announced DLC for the unreleased Assassin’s Creed game set in London whose subtitle I can’t be bothered to recall or look up.
  • From Hell remains the single greatest work of both fiction and study on the facts of the Ripper case.
  • Buy and/or listen to Count Bobo’s new album here. Ah, the sweet, sweet sound of bat milk.

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