Chris, Marsh, Tom Senior and Tom Francis join forces with the brand-new audio equipment that YOU bought and that Marsh PROBABLY set up correctly to talk Far Cry Primal, Overwatch, Soma, Armello, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and more.

Also: spasm dandruff, that awkward moment when you forget to include a screen in your beautiful esport stage design, the Am-Dram Gangs of Prague, and one robot’s big night out. We came, we got a large coffee, we conquered.

Show notes

  • We’ve got new gear thanks to your Patreon donations! Hooray! We have subsequently begged an actual sound engineer to come and help, so next week should sound (even) better.
  • Far Cry Primal: inb4 peyote-based helicopter/jeep-based turret sequence.
  • Road to Blizzcon Europe’s Heroes of the Storm stage: spot the missing screen.
  • Overwatch: not one to overlook! Ho ho a joke.
  • Somebody made a game about Tom Francis’ dissertation and it’s called Soma.
  • Somebody made a let’s play of a game about Tom Francis’ dissertation and you can watch it here.
  • Show me the way to Armello! I’ve been weepin’ like a murdered village full of animal people.
  • Sharpen your artisanal arm-chisels in anticipation of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.
  • Listener Aayush sends us not one but two links about the legacy of female programmers.
  • Was Jimmy Saville A Wizard?, a documentary that Marsh and Chris have no recollection of discovering.

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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.

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