Alex, Tom S and Marsh swelter and sweat through a discussion of ecstatic automation in Satisfactory, the didactic bleakness of The Last of Us Part II, the long view of Humankind and dire straits in Desperados III.

  • Cherish your mucky factory in Satisfactory.
  • The Last of Us Part II sounds unplayably horrible to me, but I am tempted by its exquisite ropes.
  • The Sumerians have already won this timeline. Sorry. Play Humankind and see if you can do better – when it’s out, next year.
  • Despair and delight in Desperados III – still a fantastic stealth RTS.
  • The 494th greatest song of all time, Desperado. I think Alex did it better, tbh.
  • Explore the fecundity of my joy in Wide Ocean Big Jacket.

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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.