Hey Somethings! Been spending a fair more time on my PC over the past few months, mostly due to working from home and many of the social things I’d been doing previously having been shuttered, so I decided to put together a list of what’s been keeping me sane lately.
Now, I’ll start by saying ‘I’m not a hardcore gamer’. Consoles were never really my thing.. my last console was an XBox One S… prior to that.. a PS2 and a Dreamcast. I do most of my gaming PC, but I’m much more a ‘casual gamer’ That being said, here’s what I’ve been playing lately…
Elite Dangerous : Horizons
This game is SLICK. It’s a space sim that has combat, exploration, resource and commodity trading, all with some stunning visuals and great ships. It’s a bit of a ‘thrown in the deep end’ to start, but fairly easy to catch up with as well as having great resources online. The single player is fun, but forming a “Wing” with friends who play is where it’s at.
Dead By Daylight
Been playing this game for almost a year now, and to be fair I don’t play it as much as I did when I started. It’s a PVP based “Survivors vs Killers/Hunters” game (for those unaware) and… let’s just say that I’ve turned off the ‘post game chat’. Back in my OG Xbox days, I will admit my friends and I used to talk a lot of trash over Xbox Live…(a LOT of trash). 70% of DBD post game chat is… beyond that. The Cross-System play means you often wait less time for matches to pop, and the console players (currently) can’t chat. On the upside, they have a number of licensed properties… so if you ever wanted to play AS Freddy Kruger (The Nightmare in the game), or try to escape from Amanda from SAW, it’s certainly worth checking out.
I had played a fair amount of Rocket League back on the ole Xbox One S, and picked it up once again off Steam recently. Since it’s migration to Epic Games, the game has added a lot, and I mean a LOT. Weekly challenges for cosmetic drops, new game modes, it’s definitely been keeping it fresh and still something I’ll get in at least a few matches a day on.
7 Days To Die
Long-time friends from NH had been playing this for years when they introduced me to this roughly 4 years ago. While we don’t go in for public servers, we do have quite a bit of fun on a local private server. For those unaware… think Minecraft, but not 8-bit looking. Oh, and with lots of zombies that know EXACTLY where you are every 7 days and will stop at nothing to feast on your brain. While we had taken a bit of a break earlier this year, we’ve introduced some new friends to it and that has brought the excitement level back a lot. One of our ‘5-6 nights a week’ gaming games. Come for the zombie killing, stay for the camaraderie.
What are YOUR go-to gaming jams? Let us know!
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We’re getting ready for our October Spooktacular episodes, so we headed into the vault and got you an episode that you have never ever ever heard.. we’ve discussed toys before, but we are talking about some of the toys that really were our gateway to other things.
So settle in with your Pet Rock, pet your Sea Monkeys lovingly, and make our logo with your Lite Brite… it’s time to toy it up!
Okay, here we go!
We roll down stairs, roll better in pairs,
We’ve come to hijack your brain…
Whether it’s a slinky or a log, the boys are back and they brought alllll their toys with them, and unlike that little shit Denny across the street who’s parents got him the knock-off Gobots that don’t actually transform into anything, we’ve come to share!
So what were the things that you fondly remember as the toys of your youth? The dolls, figures, projects, and games that you occasionally see on listicles and go, ‘AWW MAN, I HAD THOSE!’ and then find out that the piece you remember fondly sticking up your nose is now worth a cool grand in mint condition.
So be careful not to step on a Lego…
Ok, here we go!
The Somethings know some people.
I mean, we’ve been around the world long enough to have collected a small and powerful group of friends… or at least people who keep cashing the check.
This week we have the honor and distinction to talking with friend and game designer Andy Parks of Quixotic games about his new Kickstarter, Dungeon Alliance.
Do you like board games? Do you like dungeons? Do you like beans? Do you like George Wendt?
Well two out of four of those are featured prominently in this episode.
Our music today deserves a plug too.. as Hatton discovered it, and it’s badass:
RichaadEB (ft. Josiah McDaniel)
Okay, here we go:
It’s a race, it’s a chase, hurry up and feed your face!
Ok, so that’s the best I can do to tie this episode to Thanksgiving. The Somethings are coming to you with another nerd passion that has in recent years entered a golden age, board games! Some folks stopped playing games when they were little kids, but guess what, those people are boring. We’ve been rolling dice for a long time and we want to talk about some of our favorite old games, new games, and the universe of boardgaming that is close to our hearts. So grab your Meeple, you’ll Boggle at the Monopoly we have! You Catan’t miss it!
Throughout the show we make mention of friends of the show, Quixotic Games and we wanted to point out their games in case you want to check them out:
From the Somethings to all of you – Happy Thanksgiving!
Our parents might have suggested that video games are a passing fad, but as most of us know, they have become the premier entertainment du jour for many, and the Somethings are no different. Over the years we have all collected unending amount of time wasting bleepblorp machines, so why not stroll down video gaming memory lane with the boys as they talk console games.
Now, you might remember we talked COIN-OPs.. and one day we’ll talk COMPUTER.. but this is all about 8 bit 16 bit 32 bit PUNCH! From NES to PS3, and everything in between.
Console Games coming atcha!
SHALL. WE. PLAY. A. GAME.
Two Podcasters Need Food Badly!
BODY BLOW BODY BLOW…. UUuuuuuUPPERCUT!
That’s right, the Somethings are going back to a time where you would put quarters on the screen to tell people you were next. A time when people stood in front of screens and dropped crazy amounts of money to have lights and sounds blare into their face while they tried to get a plumber to find some dame in a castle. Crazy right? Thankfully we’ve evolved wayyyy past that.
Welcome to our episode about old school coin operated arcade games!
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