Christi and Ian slather themselves in follicle oil and pontificate on the game gluttony we seem to be caught up in at the moment. We climb the dizzy heights of interactive storytelling, point our LIDAR into the darkness before us and immerse ourselves in 360 degrees of freedom and wistful use of a couple of clown noses on a futuristic sticks. Join us on this adventure, and lather up for a good time!
Content and Timestamps
(0:01:58) Beard Oil
(0:03:19) News: Dawn of War III (PC) released
(0:04:04) News: Little Nightmares released
(0:06:04) News: Marvel Heroes Omega (PS4)
(0:12:45) News: Mario Kart 8 (Switch) Day!
(0:14:08) News: The Signal from Tolva (PC)
(0:17:36) News: Forza Horizon – Hot Wheels DLC
(0:18:54) Dishonoured 2
(0:22:08) Persona 5 (PS4)
(0:31:20) Horizon: Zero Dawn (PS4)
(0:37:18) Skyforge (PS4)
(0:44:36) Trove (PS4)
(0:53:44) What Remains of Edith Finch (PS4)
(1:03:04) Toukiden 2 (PS4)
(1:05:04) Classic FM – High Score show
(1:06:14) Scanner Sombre (PC)
(1:10:40) Starblood Arena (PSVR)
(1:17:22) Star Trek Bridge Commander (PSVR)
(1:17:52) Farpoint (PSVR)
(1:21:24) Mass Effect Andromeda (PS4)
(1:28:46) Have we reached Peak Game?
(1:36:21) Ian on Roguelikeradio.com ep135
(1:37:28) Arms (Switch)
(1:40:08) Prey (PS4)
(1:45:20) Ian’s Cheeky Gems: Cosmic Star Heroine
(1:52:32) Christi’s Cheeky Gem: Has Been Heroes (Swtich)
Christi and Ian become a bit rowdy in this episode when we get all giddy because it is “Mass Effect Day”, and theres a bit of gushing about the Switch, it’s games, and the overwhelming number of good games to play at the moment. Ian is sick of diddling all the diddlies and is desperately trying not to PSVR any time soon. Christi references Dark Souls, Ian mystically chants the word “roguelike” several times in an desperate effort to get others to join his cult.
Content & Timestamps
0:02:51 News: Switch Joycon Fix
0:08:28 Battlezone VR Update
0:12:45 Vita 2 Rumour?
0:17:07 Mass Effect Andromeda
0:30:07 Zelda: Breath of the Wild
0:40:40 Ghost Recon: Wildlands
0:52:48 Fast RMX
0:58:16 Horizon Zero Dawn
1:20:04 Nier: Automata
1:27:32 Torment: Tides of Numenera
1:33:14 Beardstrokes: State of Beards
1:34:40 The Switch
1:43:52 7 Day Roguelike Challenge 2017
1:49:04 Future: The Persistence VR
1:53:13 Ian’s Cheeky Gems: Siralim 2
l:59:22 Christi’s Kickstarter Thingy: All Walls Must Fall
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.
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.
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.
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.