Marsh, Tom F and Chris talk about their terrible marriages, Marsh explains why no-one dies in the new Hitman beta, Tom recounts his overpowered XCOM team’s most humiliating defeat, and Chris brags about his score in Devil Daggers. Also discussed: Californium, Prospekt, Street Fighter V, the Vive’s price, and good gaming coffee table books.
- Californium is a game about a messed up writer who can move between realities, which explains why Marsh likes it.
- Californium is indeed a real element, a man-made radioactive metal first synthesised at the University of California.
- The various GIFs and vids we discuss from the Hitman Beta, collated by PC Gamer.
- Prospekt is an unofficial continuation of Opposing Force’s story, made in Source. Marsh doesn’t think much of it.
- The PCG Weekender is on March 5-6 in London, you can try the Vive there, and tickets are on sale now.
- Tom’s calamitous attempt to complete a tricky XCOM 2 mission using his B-team of misfits and noobs.
- Devil Daggers is £4, and it is hell.
- Street Fighter V is out, but missing much of what it needs.
- Gaming coffee table books, courtesy of Marsh:
- A Brief History of Videogames
- Britsoft: An Oral History
- The Bitmap Brothers: Universe
- Death By Video Game
- Dark Souls: Design Works
- You Died
- Raising The Bar
- Masters of Doom
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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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