Ep 066 – Stellaris (The Following Podcast Is Rated AQF11)

This week, Tony drowns in nouns. And, of course, we talk about UI and tooltips.

Other mentions include: Star Trek (film series), Star Wars (film series), Event Horizon (film), Stargate (TV series), Interstellar (film), Babylon 5 (TV series), Duncan Jones (director), Moon (film), Warcraft (film), Independence Day: Resurgence (film), The Avengers: Age Of Ultron (film), Civilization (series), Zelda (series), Doom (2016), Hans Zimmer (composer), TARS (fictional robot), Galactic Civilizations (series), Civilization (series), Cities: Skylines, Overwatch.

Ep 065 – Uncharted 4 (That’s What Megaphones To The Universe Are For; Three-Person In-Jokes)

This week it’s adventure on stormy seas and near misses with photo filters. And, of course, Not A Review.

Other mentions include; The Last of Us, Indiana Jones (character), Harrison Ford (actor), Regarding Henry (film), David Blaine (jerk magician), Nolan North (voice actor), Troy Baker (voice actor), Paul Rudd (actor), Robert De Niro (actor), Wave Race 64, Prince (musician), My Name Is Prince (song), The Truman Show (film), Ed Harris (actor), Jaws (film), George Miller (director), Babe: Pig in the City (film), Happy Feet (film), Terry Gilliam (director), Star Wars (film series), Tom Clancy’s The Division, Call of Duty (series), Halo (series), Clint Eastwood (actor), Hot Shots (film), King Kong (film), We Care A Lot (song), Faith No More (band), Oprah Winfrey (goddess), Colony collapse disorder (phenomenon), Lua (language), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (film), My Neighbour Totoro (film), Mark Serrels (writer), Kotaku (publication), Left 4 Dead, Monkey Island (series), Quantum Break, Shawn Ashmore (actor), Emotionally Apathetic Sully (no…), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV series), LA Noire, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Jurassic Park (film), Disney (film studio), Henry Jackman (composer), Marvel Studios, Captain America: The Winter Soldier (film), Tom Holkenborg (Junkie XL) (composer), Michael Giacchino (composer), Far Cry (series), Assassin’s Creed (series).

Ep 064 – SUPERHOT (*Law & Order Noise*)

This week Steve tells player stories that rival John Wick, Rush Hour and Hard Boiled, while learning some rudimentary skill atoms. And, of course, our sincerest apologies to darksoulsfan420.

Other mentions include; Mighty Ducks 2 (film), 7DFPS (event), Kickstarter (platform), Mirrors Edge, The World’s End (film), World Of Warcraft, Grand Designs (tv series), Australian Free To Air T.V. Series, Terminal (interaction method), Futurama (tv series), Pulp Fiction (film), ICP (band), Half-Life (series), Mass Effect (series), Alan Wake, There Will Be Blood (film), Barry White (artist), The Matrix (film series), Rocky Horror Picture Show (film), Inception (film), Jackie Chan (actor), David Attenborough, Richard Feynman, John Wick (film), Equilibrium (film), Superman (character), Uncharted (series), The Specialists (Half-life mod), Shoot ‘em Up (film), Swordfish (film), Sneakers (film), Hackers (film), Flatliners (film), Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (film), Any Given Sunday (film), Looney Tunes (series), Captain America: Civil War (film), Ken Burn’s The Civil War, The Civil Wars (band), Assassin’s Creed (series), Braid, The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom, Dead Space, Quantum Break, Dark Souls (series)

Ep 063 – Stardew Valley (No John, You Are The Author, And Then The Author Was Dead)

Tony’s love of gardening is reignited when he visits Stardew Valley. And, of course, we quote Marty McFly. Again.

1:10 – Stardew Valley
57:36 – The Plugz

Other mentions include: Firaxis (developer), Paradox Development Studio (developer), EarthBound, Deliverance (film), Steve Martin (actor), Cheaper By The Dozen (film), The Oscars (awards ceremony), Roxanne (film), The Jerk (film), The Man With Two Brains (film), Garry Shandling (actor), Link (character), Robin Williams (actor), Good Will Hunting (film), Woody (character), Toy Story (film franchise), Homer Simpson (character), Twin Peaks (TV show), The Power Of Love (song), Hyper Light Drifter, Daffy Duck (character), The Stanley Parable, Richard Lewis (actor), Chrono Trigger, Ripley (character), Newt (character), Animal Crossing, Harvest Moon.

Ep 062 – Hyper Light Drifter (“I Don’t Know How You Feel About _____, But I Think _____ Is Really Important And Would Like _____ To Be Better”)

Aaron trips the life fantastic with inspirations from expressionist cinema. And, of course, we talk about Dark Souls, but not really.

Other mentions include; The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past, Diablo, 2001: A Space Oddyssey (film), Watchmen (book), Fez, THX, THX 1138 (film), I Am the Walrus (song), The Incredibles (film), Ed Harris (actor), The Abyss (film), DMX (musician), Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (film), Tina Turner (musician), Looney Tunes (cartoon), Shadow of the Colossus, The Dark Tower (book series), Lost (TV series), Game of Thrones (TV series), The Leftovers (TV series), Alien (film), Ridley Scott (film director), Sigourney Weaver (actor), Stargate (TV series), The Fifth Element (film), Luc Besson (film director), Breaking Bad (TV series), Bastion, Dark Souls, Attack on Titan (TV series), The Simpsons (TV series), Johnny Cash (musician), Space Invaders, Bloodborne, Batman: Arkham Blank (series), FromSoftware (developer), Firewatch.

Ep 061 – Orcs Must Die! Unchained (That’s Just Shoddy Consmenship)

We talk the finer points of killbox design. And, of course, we think we’re really funny… we apologise.

Other mentions include; The Game (film), League Of Legends, EA Games, PSN (service), Gears Of War, World Of Warcraft, Evolve, Monkey Island (series), Uncharted (series), XCOM (series), Starcraft (series), Game Of Thrones, GTA III, GTA V, Hand Of Fate, Guardians of Ga’Hoole (IP), Military–Industrial Complex (concept), Dear Esther, Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture, Plague Inc., Cows With Guns (song), Supreme Commander, Excel, Tina Arena, Rube Goldberg Machine, Sergio Leone, Little Big Planet, Alan Wake, Heroes Of The Storm, Dota 2.

Ep 060 – Rise Of The Tomb Raider (“Production Value Evident”)

Tony chooses Lara Croft to talk about this week but we end up talking more about the side kick known as ‘Not Lara’ and how beautiful that avalanche is. And, of course, we do know it’s the Xbox One.

02:08 – Rise Of The Tomb Raider
01:01:32 – The Plugz

Other mentions include: Firewatch, XCOM 2, Tomb Raider (2013), Lara Croft (character), Steven Spielberg (director), Richard Linklater (director), Dark Souls (franchise), Ice Climber, Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario Galaxy 2, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Uncharted (franchise), The Walking Dead (franchise), Batman (franchise), Zelda (franchise), Super Mario Maker, Resident Evil 5, Kevin Spacey (actor), Helen Hunt (actress), Jon Bon Jovi (actor), The Sixth Sense (film), Haley Joel Osmont (actor), Edward James Olmos (actor), Joaquin Phoenix (actor), I’m Not There (film), I’m Still Here (film), Bob Dylan (musician), Cate Blanchett (actress), Christian Bale (actor), P. Diddy (musician), The Matrix (franchise), Morpheus (character), Cypher (character), Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Zoolander (film), Rise Of The Triad, Rise, Rising Thunder, Tomb Raider (franchise), Nathan Drake (character), Indiana Jones (character), The Wolf Among Us, 10 Cloverfield Lane (film), The Martian (film), Michael Bay (director), Mark Wahlberg (actor), Monument Valley, Gus van Sant (director), Elephant (film), Assassin’s Creed (franchise).

Ep 059 – XCOM 2 (The Toast Is Quite Burnt)

This week, we continue our newly-found trend of one-game-per-week, with Aaron playing XCOM 2. And, of course, this ten minutes is the first XCOM he has ever played. Hold on to your hats, everyone…

00:54 – XCOM 2
1:13:06 – The Plugz

Other mentions include: Terry Gilliam (director), Iron Man (character), Robert Downey Jr. (actor), Shane Black (writer/director), Jon Favreau (director/actor), Gene Wilder (actor), Gene Hackman (actor), Daniel Craig (actor), Dolph Lundgren (actor), Winston Churchill (politician), Inglourious Basterds (film), It’s Tricky (song), Rock Around The Clock (song), Overwatch, Blizzard Entertainment (developer), The Lego Movie (film), Björk (musician/actor), Dancer In The Dark (film), Han Solo (character), Paul Rudd (actor), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (film), The Wachowskis (writers/directors), StarCraft II, Halo (franchise).

Ep 058 – Firewatch (“Stop Eating My Spelling”)

This week, as with the next few, we’re choosing a game to talk about. Today it’s Firewatch. And, of course, we laugh, we cry, we talk a lot about story.

0:01:22 – Firewatch
1:22:10 – The Plugz

Other mentions include; NotGTAV, Fire, Walk with Me (film), Far Cry (game series), Eiffel 65 (band), Kentucky Route Zero, Sony (brand), Ke$ha (band), Taylor Swift (band), Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade (film), Harrison Ford (actor), Sigmund Freud, Inside Out (film), David Lynch, The Walking Dead (game series), Simpsons (tv series), The Revenant (film), Gears Of War (game series), Aviators (sunglasses), Hunter S. Thompson (author), Summer of 69 (song), George Orwell (author), Up (film), Vampires, Tom Green (Actor, in Roadtrip), Forest Byrnes (mascot).

Ep 057 – SHOCK: System Shock 2, Puzzle Quest (Where’s Your Life Of Pablo)

Aaron is instructed on the mysterious ways of the mouse, Tony learns some believe this world operates in cycles, of light and dark, of war and peace. And, of course, a stray exclamation point shall indicate a glottal stop.

0:00:38 – SHOCK: System Shock 2
0:37:47 – Puzzle Quest
1:19:41 – The Plugz

Other mentions include; Ken Levine, Thief: The Dark Project, Herman’s Hermits (band), Bon Jovi (band), Backstreet Boys (band), Larger Than Life (song), Hugh Jackman (actor), Paul Verhoeven (director), Titanic (big ship, didn’t go well), Anton Chekov (writer), Half-Life, TRON (film), Jurassic Park (film), Dungeons & Dragons, Quake, Call of Duty: Black Ops (series), Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Goldeneye, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six, Medal of Honor, Deus Ex, Saul Bass (designer), Star Wars: X-Wing, Star Wars: TIE Fighter, Bioshock, Half-Life 2, Far Cry: Primal, Jay Leno, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, ARMA, DOOM, Wolfenstein, Devil Daggers, The X-Files (TV series), Portal, Game Of Thrones (tv series), The Joker (character), Syria (country), Monty Python and Quest for The Holy Grail (film), Bookworm Adventures, Thief, Bejeweled, Peggle, Verby Noun (twitter bot and phenomenon), Candy Crush (series), Pastry Panic, Tetris Battle Gaiden, Puzzle Quest: Galactrix, Magic The Gathering Puzzle Quest