Like a book club, but with video games.

Next podcast book-club game = Liero

Quake is over and it’s time for a real time knock-off of Worms. We’ll be playing Liero, which means “earthworm” in Finnish. It was originally for MSDOS and was playable by two people on the same keyboard. We’ll be playing this version: because it allows us to play online together. Our first session is planned for tomorrow (04/08/19) in the afternoon (BST starting some time after 15:00). There will be a stream and we’ll export it to youtube.

If you want to join in with us then join our discord at and we can give you the details. Be warned though, Woolyshambler told me that when he was in high school, he was the best Liero player in the world. He was quite drunk when he told me that, but he often is and I trust the guy.

We’ve recorded a podcast recently and it’ll be going up at some point. We don’t have a date set for recording the next one yet.


We’ll likely play Liero and other games at similar times on Sunday afternoons if anyone is interested in joining in future.

Image result for liero

“Live” from Mitch’s house – Gentlemen Discussing Vidya

Listen on Youtube

Download for later

Japanese Animation Mitchell invited us to his house. While his dad was out and therefore unable to hear us being absolute nerds and using his personal computer to browse for anime porn, we recorded this podcast.

People who talked in this episode: Shinymissingno, Mooglepies, Woolyshambler, Qazi, Animitch, Catsman and Specs.


  • 00:00:00 Noughtiescore
  • 00:02:58 Intro
  • 00:03:57 Game segment – Who is the little fuckle?
  • 00:16:43 Deodorant and what do you want to smell like?
  • 00:23:44 Sonicfox vs UK parliament
  • 00:29:50 Discussion of the Sonic The Hedgehog cartoons/anime
  • 00:50:32 Cuphead releasing on the Tesla
  • 00:52:26 COD’s ridiculous naming structure followed by a lament over Barkley 2
  • 00:58:47 Discussion about Death Stranding
  • 01:10:56 Discussion about Pokémon SwSh
  • 01:18:30 Xbox deodorant
  • 01:20:48 Game segment – Booru Royale
  • 01:31:54 Outro

I’ve chopped up the segments with various bios sounds. If you can tell me what they all are in order then you will win the coveted prize of 1 Spoint.

Our next book club game for discussion will be Quake.

Thanks very much for hosting us, Animitch!
There’s lots of videos from the meetup on our youtube channel Here
Watch us stream at
Join our Discord at:


This episode was edited by Specs with audio mastering by Catsman.

Episode 72 – Tickle Me Hitler

Listen on Youtube

Download for later

People who talked during this podcast: Catsman, Mooglepies, Rustyheadphones, Specs, Woolyshambler (AKA Happyman) and ShinyMissingno.

In this episode, the Gentlemen discuss topics such as: Detective Pikachu (in a fairly spoiler free manner), Wario Land 4, Baba Is You, Playstation Commercials, satellite marketing and recent dreams that the podcasters have had.


  • 00:00:00 Pre-nonsense
  • 00:01:45 Nonsense
  • 00:07:03 Intro
  • 00:07:42 Detective Pikachu
  • 00:19:12 Book Club Game discussion: Wario Land 4
  • 00:38:16 Censorship talk
  • 00:46:30 Baba Is You
  • 00:52:28 Mario Maker
  • 00:53:45 Ads in the night sky
  • 00:56:44 Comments
  • 00:59:34 Sony advertising retrospective
  • 01:05:59 Talk about cloud based gaming
  • 01:09:18 Outro
  • 01:10:52 Dream talk and blindness

Some fun links and images:

Pepsi satellite advertising

Blind video game (Shades of Doom)


You can see more of these terrible adverts just by googling “Weird playstation adverts”.


The stuff at the end of the blogpost:
Our next book club video game will be Quake.
Please feel free to write comments with ideas for discussions, video game book club suggestions and anything else that comes into your mind. I’m actively monitoring comments now so if your comments amuse me, I will mention them on the podcast.

This podcast was edited by: Specs

PS: Woolyshambler (AKA Happyman) has been putting together a series of podcasts about Pokémon, which you can check out at our YouTube channel.
Watch us stream at
Join our Discord at:– the best place to read our dreams and participate in our memes.


PPS. Catsman has a new album out: Never Obsolete

Next video game book club: Quake


We’ll be playing Id Software’s “Quake” as our next video game book club game for the podcast. Here’s a link to me playing it:  Watch on Youtube


I’m currently about 1/3rd through editing the latest podcast. The next one will be a special “live” recording from Japanese Animation Mitchell’s home. We might also do some E3 reaction broadcasts if I can convince everyone that it won’t be garbage.


If you have any indie or classic games that you would like to hear us discuss on the podcast then please leave us some comments. The more free the games are, the more likely we will play them.

Interview with the developers of “Yo! Noid 2: Enter the Void”

You may have already heard the interview as part of episode 71 of the “Gentlemen Discussing Vidya” podcast.
I’ve now turned that interview into a video with footage from the game, as well as the original “Yo! Noid” and a few other bits and bobs.

“Yo! Noid 2: Enter the Void” was developed as part of a community game-jam.
Taking aspects of the lore from Domino’s Pizza commercials featuring “The Noid” as well as the original “Yo! Noid” on the Nintendo Entertainment System, the team behind the game managed to craft something unique and fun to play which has a great sense of humour.

You can download the game and find links to the contributors’ various websites here.
I’d really urge you to go and play it. A single character casual playthrough won’t take much more than 30 minutes and it’s well worth it.

Join our Discord

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36