086 (BG) - ALEXANDER'S BOX OF SHAME

We've gone OLD SKOOL this week as we chat at great length about GMT's Successors 3rd Edition in a departure from our usual style of tabletop gaming, and also find ourselves playing a few rounds of the Sherlock Holmes Card Game from 1991! On top of that, we give a long-overdue Gloomhaven update, and discuss the bottleneck problem the game suffers from. But we still love it. Enjoy!

Games talked about in this episode:

Successors (02:20)

Sherlock Holmes the Card Game (39:36)

Gloomhaven (53:06)

Hosted by Chris Hanratty, Euan Glasgow, and Dave McCreary

Music by Euan Glasgow

This episode recorded and edited by Chris Hanratty

085 (VG) - ROLAND GET YOUR GUN

We're back with some video game goodness, starting with Chris quickly bouncing back into the worlds of Skyrim VR and Unexplored, before explaining the weird set up to Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom and its presidential, gun-wielding main character. Dave then gives an apology to Jamie from Sludj Games (oops, we messed up) before telling an absolutely wonderful tale set in the world of Kenshi, and Pawel gets the threat of the buzzer during the continuation of his multi-part BATTLETECH review. Enjoy!

Games talked about in this episode:

Skyrim VR (02:45)

Unexplored (10:00)

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (13:09)

Kenshi (29:40)

BATTLETECH (54:47)

Hosted by Chris Hanratty, Euan Glasgow, Pawel Daruk, and Dave McCreary

Music by Euan Glasgow

This episode recorded and edited by Chris Hanratty

084 (VG) - MY TERRIBLE UNCLE

Pawel is absent this week, but has (allegedly) sent a prepared statement, which we're all sure he definitely wrote himself, to follow up his Battletech review from last episode, Other than that bit of hilarity, Chris talks about PC Building Simulator (because it was only a matter of time before this game was made) and gives an update on Fortnite Battle Royale Season 4, Euan gets his teeth into Zelda-like Swords of Ditto, and Dave has been playing surreal survival game Wrongworld! Enjoy!

Games talked about in this episode:

Battletech (02:33)

PC Building Simulator (05:18)

Swords of Ditto (18:13)

Wrongworld (31:50)

Fortnite Battle Royale (49:12)

Hosted by Chris Hanratty, Euan Glasgow, and Dave McCreary

Music by Euan Glasgow

This episode recorded and edited by Chris Hanratty and Dave McCreary

083 (VG) - MACKEREL No.1

Pawel has played Battletech and decides to daydream about the idea of it rather than the game itself, Chris talks about preparing another planet for human colonisation in Surviving Mars, Dave becomes a gun-toting fish in Ace of Seafood, and we talk about Dune in the Retro Games Book Club! Enjoy!

Games talked about in this episode:

Battletech (02:09)

Surviving Mars(21:47)

Ace of Seafood (40:30)

RGBC: Dune (50:49)

Hosted by Chris Hanratty, Euan Glasgow, Pawel Daruk, and Dave McCreary

Music by Euan Glasgow and Dave McCreary

This episode recorded and edited by Chris Hanratty

082 (BG) - CHICKEN ROSARY BEADS

This week we're talking board games, with the newly acquired complex Kickstarter game Feudum, the much lighter (pun intended) tactical tree-growing game Photosynthesis, and the story-telling adventure game 7th Continent! One of these games made us very angry... enjoy!

Games talked about in this episode:

Feudum (02:03)

Photosynthesis (29:26)

7th Continent (43:20)

Hosted by Chris Hanratty, Euan Glasgow, and Dave McCreary

Music by Euan Glasgow

This episode recorded and edited by Dave McCreary

081 (VG) - PACINO'S DESSERTS

Euan, Pawel and Dave have given podcast dad Chris the week off for his birthday, so expect shenanigans while they talk about the genre-bending 3030 Deathwar Redux - A Space Odyssey, free-to-play online RPG Path of Exile, and action RPG Bound by Flame. Also, expect a terrible Al Pacino pun if you weren't already. Enjoy!

Games talked about in this episode:

3030 Deathwar Redux - A Space Odyssey (06:02)

Path of Exile (27:20)

Bound by Flame (48:36)

This episode hosted by Euan Glasgow, Pawel Daruk and Dave McCreary

Music by Euan Glasgow

Recorded and edited by Dave McCreary

080 (BG) - EURO HEAD CRUNCH

Board games time with Chris, Euan and Dave! This week we play Bora Bora (delicious points salad), Whitehall Mystery (delicious reused theme), and Sheriff of Nottingham (delicious apples-not-crossbows)! Enjoy!

Games talked about in this episode:

Bora Bora (02:07)

Whitehall Mystery (27:58)

Sheriff of Nottingham (52:10)

Hosted by Chris Hanratty, Euan Glasgow, and Dave McCreary

Music by Euan Glasgow

This episode recorded and edited by Chris Hanratty and Dave McCreary

079 - (VG) LIFE AND DEATH

Video Games: we try to figure out what Northgard is, Chris plays a point & click adventure in which you can hack the game itself, Dave has a quick chat about Path of Exile, and then we all become student surgeons for the Retro Games Book Club. Enjoy!

Games talked about in this episode:

Northgard (02:28)

Else Heart.Break (21:08)

Path of Exile (38:42)

Retro Games Book Club: Life and Death (42:18)

Hosted by Chris Hanratty, Euan Glasgow, Pawel Daruk and Dave McCreary

Music by Euan Glasgow and Dave McCreary

This episode recorded and edited by Chris Hanratty

078 - (VG) SPACE KNICKERS

More thrilling video game chat this week, including a dramatic exit from Euan while Dave and Pawel try to take control of the podcast in a sly power grab. Enjoy!

Games talked about in this episode:

Nier:Automata (04:12)

David Lynch Teaches Typing (19:41)

Subnautica (26:55)

Alienation (43:52)

Hosted by Chris Hanratty, Euan Glasgow, Pawel Daruk and Dave McCreary

Music by Euan Glasgow

This episode recorded and edited by Dave McCreary

077 - (VG) THE BREXIT GAME

This week we're talking video games, casting our net far and wide to talk about some very different things. Also, Pawel decides to substitute one word for another, just to make everyone feel uncomfortable. Enjoy!

Games talked about in this episode:

What Remains of Edith Finch (02:12)

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (14:24)

They Are Billions (27:10)

Monster Hunter: World (45:40)

Knack (51:45)

Hosted by Chris Hanratty, Euan Glasgow, Pawel Daruk and Dave McCreary

Music by Euan Glasgow

Recorded and edited by Chris Hanratty

076 - (VG) SPEEDERMAN

Chris, Dave, Euan and Pawel are talking video games this week, with romantic roguelike Roguemance, a quick mention for Rime, more Monster Hunter: World, Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr, and in the Retro Games Book Club segment this week (with brand new theme music): Mega-Lo-Mania! Also, who the hell is Speederman? Listen to find out!

Games talked about in this episode:

Roguemance (02:52)

Rime (11:48)

Monster Hunter: World (12:57)

Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr (26:47)

Retro Games Book Club: Mega-Lo-Mania (37:50)

Hosted by Chris Hanratty, Euan Glasgow, Pawel Daruk and Dave McCreary

Music by Euan Glasgow & Dave McCreary

Recorded and edited by Dave McCreary

075 (BG) - CITADELS OF MADNESS

Games talked about in this episode: Chris, Euan and Dave bring you a board episodes this week, talking about some games that have been sitting on the shelf for a while. Enjoy!

Games talked about in this episode:

Mansions of Madness (02:20)

Seafall (18:30)

Citadels (38:05)

Hosted by Chris Hanratty, Euan Glasgow, and Dave McCreary

Music by Euan Glasgow

Recorded and edited by Chris Hanratty and Dave McCreary

074 (VG) - SOUNDSTERS

More video games chat this week with Chris, Euan, Pawel and Dave! Also expect us to confuse Pawel with chat about the dance music of yesteryear. Enjoy!

Games talked about in this episode:

Total War: Warhammer (03:30)

Technobabylon (13:45)

Fortnite Battle Royale (23:08)

Monster Hunter: World (27:28)

Streets of Rogue (45:18)

Abzu (55:47)

Hosted by Chris Hanratty, Euan Glasgow, Pawel Daruk and Dave McCreary

Music by Euan Glasgow

Recorded and edited by Chris Hanratty

073 - (VG) CHAOTIC STUPID

The first video games episode of the year brings a rambling chat about Assassin's Creed: Origins, Bounty Train, Fallout Shelter and the very first of our Retro Games Book Club section, in which we talk at great length about NetHack! We also find ourselves swerving dangerously into the contentious topic of loot boxes, giving a bit of a kicking to several modern games as we do so. Oh well.

Assassin's Creed Origins (03:17)

Fallout Shelter/loot box chat (21:20)

Bounty Train (40:30)

Retro Games Book Club: NetHack (45:28)

Hosted by Chris Hanratty, Euan Glasgow, Pawel Daruk and Dave McCreary Music by Euan Glasgow & Chris Hanratty Recorded and edited by Chris Hanratty

072 - (BG) SCI-FI ZOO

Chris, Euan, Pawel and Dave are back after their winter break to bring you some New Year board games chat! We also have a bit of an announcement about changes to the podcast for the future, so listen up at the back! On top of that, Dave has fun with his first ever podcast recording duties by twiddling all the knobs while Chris is speaking. Enjoy! Games talked about in this episode:

Zooloretto (06:55)

Hegemonic (19:30)

Century Spice Road (51:50)

Hosted by Chris Hanratty, Euan Glasgow, Pawel Daruk and Dave McCreary Music by Euan Glasgow Recorded and edited by Dave McCreary

071 - GAMES ARE FOR EVERYONE

In the last episode of 2017 Chris, Euan, Pawel and Dave are talking video games, with Pawel playing through Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, Euan taking on Streets of Rogue, and Dave playing the weirdly difficult Metroidvania game Hollow Knight! Also in this episode, we talk about our recent attendance of Games Are For Everyone in Edinburgh, a gaming event run by We Throw Switches, where Chris, Euan and Dave played some excellent, some weird, and some just plain arty games including Reigns: Her Majesty, Phogs, Virtua Walker 87, Line Wobbler, Muddledash, and more! Enjoy!

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice: 1:33

Streets of Rogue: 17:20

Hollow Knight: 28:27

Games Are For Everyone: 40:47

070 - THE ACCIDENTAL RIO GRANDE EPISODE

Pawel has returned from his Japan trip, and Chris, Euan and Dave spend a good ten minutes grilling him about it while Pawel gives them capsule toy souvenirs (live unboxing, folks!). It's then straight on to the board games, as the lads have accidentally had a very Rio Grande Sunday at the weekend, with plays of some classic Euros which they'll tell you all about: Princes of Florence, Attika, and Stone Age! Enjoy!

Princes of Florence: 12:22

Attika: 36:27

Stone Age: 49:22

Note: The next board games/tabletop episode will be in January, as we will be taking our usual Christmas/New Year break after the next video games episode, which should be out next week. Cheers!

069 - PUNCHING NORDS

Chris, Euan and Dave talk video games this week! Skyrim VR is the big new release for PSVR and Chris has a great time punching people and filling them with 10 arrows every second; Dave has a very specific reason for playing time-stopping sci-fi game Heat Signature; Chris attempts to make a successful software company in Software Inc; and Euan and Chris have a quick chat about the new Playlink feature on PS4, having had a bit of a larf with That's You!. Enjoy!

Skyrim VR: 01:20

Heat Signature: 22:16

Software, Inc: 37:35

That's You!: 51:33

068 - A NUMBER OF VIKINGS

We are finally back with a tabletop episode, this time playing something a bit unusual for us with the area control/wargame 878 Vikings: Invasions of England, and then having a bit of silly (but thematic) fun with the disc-flicking dungeon crawling game Catacombs! Enjoy!

878 Vikings: 04:05

Catacombs: 37:24

 

067 - HORNED RATS & ANNOYING ORCS

Euan takes over hosting duties for this video games episode as Chris is feeling a bit under the weather (not drunk), which starts with him verbally wandering on his continued journey through 90s gaming with Fallout, and a little bit about Command & Conquer. Pawel then talks us through Warhammer: Total War 2, the latest instalment in the planned trilogy. Also, Chris gives his dying throat a workout by taking us through the cosmetic changes to Fortnite's Battle Royale, before talking about the good and bad bits of Middle-earth: Shadow of War, and finishes up with a quick chat about ridiculously difficult platformer Cuphead. Enjoy!

Fallout: 02:01

Total War: Warhammer 2: 09:45

Fortnite Battle Royale: 29:28

Shadow of War: 38:26

Cuphead: 49:03