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Live From The City Of 1000 Tears – Cool Hand Bigger Luke

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We all travelled to Leeds, city of a thousand tears, to visit Catsman. We played a lot of board games (both digital and physical), went to an arcade and played with a 3D printed gun.

People who talked on this podcast: Animitch, Specs, Mooglepies, ShinyMissingno, Catsman and special guest Half-Heusler Alloy.


  • 2:00 – Princess Diana PS4 Theme
  • 6:47 – News: Warcraft 3, Delays and Crunch
  • 21:04 – The Names of Jacob Rees-Mogg’s Children and What Their Superpowers Are
  • 27:29 – Hentai Mike’s Pervtastic Quizathon
  • 1:01:19 – Catsman’s Conundrum: Bad Levels in Good Games
  • 1:20:49 – Specs Conundrum – Some weird thing about elevators
  • 1:39:12 – Mitch is unhappy about the gaming section in The Metro
  • 1:55:55 – The Doom Movie and Rayman cartoons
  • 2:13:32 – Onwards And For The Rest Of My Life – Bigger Luke

Our next book-club game is Disco Elysium which will be a special, superlong book-club hosted by Woolyshambler.

This episode was edited by Catsman. Please excuse any problems with audio quality as live recordings are always a bit tricky to master. I think it sounds good though so screw the haters.

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E.Y.E. Divine Cybermancy had a really good hacking mini game. You had to fight the thing/enemy’s AI (with differing levels of difficulty depending on their stats) that were trying to hack you back back simultaneously, and if you lost the mini game you got hacked yourself, with effects ranging from having silly cartoons flashing across your field of vision to lethal brain damage. If you got hacked back, you had to hack yourself to gain control again. Hacking consisted of lowering the enemy’s defense, attacking it to lower its HP, buffing your own defense and raising your own HP, and was pretty quick-paced. Like everything else in that game it was poorly explained and an interesting revelation once you got it working.

On March 6, 2020 at 5:09 pm


The outcome of EYE’s hacking is cool, but IU wouldn’t say the mini game itself is that great. I remember it as just clicking a choice of 3 buttons as a reaction to how the AI was interacting with you. If your stats are high enough, you can hack stuff really quickly though, which is good.

On March 6, 2020 at 7:48 pm


Actually it’s much easier than that, the AI is highly predictable and there’s a very easy dance of moves that can hack anything, given time. Once you see behind the curtains it’s disappointing, but at first it’s exciting.

On March 8, 2020 at 8:34 pm


Yeah, I remember just doing a sequence of 5 things to hack stuff because it pretty much always worked.

On March 8, 2020 at 9:15 pm