Laserbeards Gaming Podcast Episode 8

Laserbeards Gaming Podcast Episode 8

 

LB#8 Lightshow

 

He’s Dead Jim!

Christi and Ian take on the mighty Klingon Empire, whilst pontificating about the future evolution of the PS4 and it’s ramifications in expanding all our dynamic ranges.
The Beards boldly go where no other Beard has gone, into the Mindbleach Zone…
Join us, but expect perky nipple excitement.
Content and Timestamps (hours:minutes:seconds)
 
0:01:22 PS4 Pro & Slim
 0:17:36 Psycho Pass
 0:20:23 World of Magic
 0:22:24 Mount & Blade Warband Released
 0:25:52 Everspace on Xbox
 0:31:04 BattleField 1: Multiplayer Beta
 0:34:32 Verdun
 0:41:36 God Eater 2: Rage Burst
 0:50:58 Star Trek Online
 0:55:42 Star Trek Online (Resumed)
 1:06:16 Mount & Blade Warband Playing
 1:12:13 The Tomorrow Children (PS4)
 1:34:52 Recore (XboxOne)
 1:41:20 Quantum Break (XboxOne)
 1:46:00 Assetto Corsa
 1:49:08 VR – flag it for later
 1:49:50 Warhammer: Vermintide (Oct 4th)
 1:51:52 Arigami (PS4 – Oct 4th)
 1:53:08 Dragon Quest Builders (Oct 4th)
 1:57:20 Cheeky Gem: Oceanhorn
 2:01:28 Cheeky Gem: Halcyon 6 (PC)

Music snippers from Ian Bowes’ “Release Me”
Ian-bowes – Release-me

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Laserbeards Gaming Podcast Episode 7

Laserbeards Gaming Podcast Episode 7

The Brut@l Interview with Richard Wood

The Laserbeards celebrate their first guest with a revealing interview with fellow beard-meister Richard Wood of Stormcloud Games, developers of the newly released action dungeon crawling homage to ASCII roguelikes, Brut@l.

 
Either side of the Interview, Christi and Ian jibber jabber about other games, including the little known sepia coloured space walking simulator No One’s Sky. (More accurately the Zeitgeist culture shaking procedurally generated No Man’s Sky),
Join us, but beware this week is filled with a too much over-excitement and can be a bit “sweary” at times.

Content and Timestamps (hours:minutes:seconds)

0:02:09 Armello DLC & X1 Release
0:06:15 Titanfall 2 & Battlefield 1
0:11:22 The Tomorrow Children
0:17:16 Star Wars Battlefront Death Star DLC
0:22:19 Steam Controller & Link
0:29:27 No Man’s Sky
0:44:01 Brief Update on Necropolis
0:45:20 Bound
0:56:21 Brut@l Interview with Richard Wood
1:36:48 Abzu
1:40:15 Darkest Dungeon
1:46:49 Ian’s Cheeky Gems: Reigns

Music snippers from Ian Bowes’ “Release Me”
Ian-bowes – Release-me

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The Brut@l Laserbeards Challenge!!

Nearing the release of the action “roguelite” Brut@l from Stormcloud Games, we have issued the Laserbeards Challenge!

When creating a new game of Brut@l, just enter the dungeon seed “LASERBEARDS” and then fight, jump and die and let us know how you got on.

Let us know on Twitter @laserbeards

Post up your death screenshot.

Or even capture your death throes in a video and let us know the link.

Here is our very own Christi, “the Brave Bearded One”, do a Let’s Play and primes you with lots of useful information on how to play the game, and some tactical tips on how to keep on dungeoneering Brut@l style.

 

Here’s my attempt, Ian the spelkybeard, at playing an Amazon warrior ( in my mind, Wonder Woman). She made it to Level 9 and got down to Dungeon Depth 10, before succumbing to lack of health, food and luck in the poisonous mushroom swamps of Hell.

 

Keep your torch aflame, your nerve sturdy and your jumping light and bouncy.

Pay your respects to the ASCII. Homage to the Roguelike.

Drink in the unidentified potion!

Enchant your bonker!

Everyone enjoys an Enchanted Pee!

See you in Brut@l!

Laserbeards Gaming Podcast Episode 6

Laserbeards Gaming Podcast Episode 6

 

Top of the Stack!

Christi and Ian take the plunge into deep waters, exploring the marine wildlife and battling with the brutality of a modern roguelike. Brewing magnificent potions and enchanting their bonker with sparklies.

Join us, we can guarantee it will be Brut@l

 

Laserbeards Lightshow #6

 

Content and Timestamps (hours:minutes:seconds)

0:01:51 Battleborn:Pendles
0:15:53 Marvel Ultimate Alliance Re-release
0:21:00 Ark:Survival of the what now
0:26:59 Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup
0:37:02 Riptide GP: Renegade
0:42:08 Abzu
0:56:20 Overwatch Summer Games
1:03:04 Everspace
1:12:18 Brut@l
1:43:31 Cheeky Gem: Videoball
1:48:50 Cheeky Gem: System Crash
1:52:57 Cheeky Gem: Brut@l

Music snippers from Ian Bowes’ “Release Me”
Ian-bowes – Release-me

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Laserbeards Gaming Podcast Episode 5

Laserbeards Gaming Podcast Episode 5

 

Catching none of them!

Christi and Ian tackle some contentious subjects including the viral AR craze sweeping the world about catching them all, in a back alley somewhere. We equally praise and hound some free to play games, and we dabble in the world of defining what a roguelike is.
Christi gets in some low blows, and Ian takes a roasting regarding his “buyers remorse” over Necropolis.
Content and Timestamps
0:00 Breaking News: Xbox ONE S
0:02 Pokemon GO  [1]
0:16 Magazine Buyout
0:28 Neverwinter PS4
0:36 Killstrain PS4
0:48 Adr1ft
0:59 Monster Hunter Generations
1:07 Gaming Youtubers: DasTactic [2]
1:16 Gaming Youtubers: PaulSoaresJr [3]
1:19 Roguelikes & Roguelites [4]
1:38 Brut@l
1:42 Future: Deus Ex Mankind Divided
1:44 Future: Attack on Titan
1:46 Future: God Eater 2 – Rage Burst
1:49 Future: Sword Coast Legends
1:50 Cheeky Gem: Crush Your Enemies
1:55 Cheeky Gem: Necropolis

Music snippers from Ian Bowes’ “Release Me”
Ian-bowes – Release-me

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Links

[1] Raph Koster’s Article “AR is an MMO

[1] Raph Koster’s followup Article “I really did mean MMO

[2] DasTactic’s Youtube Channel

[2] DasTactic Extra Youtube Channel

[3] PaulSoaresJr Youtube Channel

[4] Roguelikes: The Berlin Interpretation

[4] Roguelikes: Darren Grey’s “Screw the Berlin Interpretation”

[4] Roguelikes: Slash’s “Classic Roguelike”

[4] Roguelike Radio

[4] Temple of the Roguelike

[4] RogueBasin

[4] 7 Day Roguelike Challenge

[4] Angband Anonymous (G+ group for eternally recovering roguelike-aholics.)

 

Laserbeards Gaming Podcast Episode 4

Laserbeards Gaming Podcast Episode 4

 

Warming our Sporrans!

 

 We face the challenge of a BrExit decision, whilst trying to remain wistful and cheerful about gaming.

Christi and Ian wax lyrical about the summery offerings served up by Steam and the other shinies that seem to distract us constantly… all the while fending off the memory loss of old age and an arthritic claw-like grip on our controllers.

LB#4 Bearded lightshow

Content and Timestamps

1 Bloody BrExit!(0:01:30:04)
2 Steam Summer SALE(0:08:38:15)
3 News!(0:15:41:29)
4 Prison Architect on Consoles(0:15:54:00)
5 Elder Scrolls Online Text Chat(0:18:45:15)
6 Battleborn Premium DLC(0:21:54:26)
7 The ‘O’ Word Again(0:22:48:00)
8 FREE Banner Saga II on X1 (0:35:02:00)
9 Games with Gold(0:39:16:00)
10 Mount and Blade Warband Delayed(0:41:13:00)
11 Alienation Local Co-op(0:42:24:00)
12 Pirate Based MOBA(0:43:59:00)
13 Kill Strain MOBA(0:46:54:00)
14 Firewatch (0:49:16:00)
15 Dishonoured(0:59:32:00)
16 Umbrella Corps(1:05:30:00)
17 The Technomancer(1:12:07:00)
18 Hawken & Titanfall Revival(1:17:24:15)
19 Van Helsing II on X1(1:35:51:00)
20 Deathtrap(1:38:45:00)
21 God Eater Resurrection(1:40:58:00)
22 Brut@l(1:45:20:00)
23 Cheeky Gem: Soulcaster/Soulcaster II(1:47:46:00)
24 PULSAR: Lost Colony(1:50:38:00)

Music snippers from Ian Bowes’ “Release Me”
Ian-bowes – Release-me

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