Episode 32

This week the DJ reports on Sony’s Tokyo Game Show Conference teasers. But does he go to Tokyo or is he destined to remain within range of an Australian powerpoint because Professor left the battery out, just like Dr Henry Wu stopping dinosaurs producing Lysine so they couldn’t leave the island? While no animal activists complain about exploiting robots, Buck has one to talk about.

 Buck wants to talk about a Destiny 2 exploit that lets players access expansion content before the release date. Some players lost the chance to get equipment because of a bug. Did Robin Hood steal from the glitch to give to the poor?

 The Professor has some worrying news about his favourite flightless bird, the Penguin, or Pengwing as Benny Dictation Crumper Catch pronounces it. If the greatest flightless bird on Earth can’t survive climate change, what hope do puny humans have?

  Once again the DJ forgot to play a game. No marks have been awarded. The Professor played Bad North, the Viking themed RTS Rouge-Like. And Buck’s hoarding obsession has turned to bottlecaps because he’s been playing a bit too much Fallout 4.

Read More

Episode 31: Star Citizen Paywall, Killer Robot Ban & Violent ESports

So is this a Ponzi scheme or is Star Citizen just plain lost it and gotten lazy? This is how we start this week, with a debate on the fact that $200 million has been raised and nothing other than concept art has been delivered. Now there is the backlash on “charging” to access the live stream of the citizen convention. Buck gets heated and starts to rant, we all love those.

Then we look at automated killer robots and the combined call from the Human Rights Watch and Harvard Law Schools International Human Rights Clinic. The realities of automated warfare are much more demoralising than we expected. But on the bright side, war will become more like a video game and spectator sport. Now if we could only get the politicians to lead the charge onto the battle field the world would be a better place.

A hack from the Olympic committee has declared video games are too violent for inclusion at the Olympic Games despite the growing trend in eSports. Someone claims it is the presence of blood. We ask about the violence of boxing, football, wrestling and even gymnastics. Yep, gymnastics had a sickening display of physical harm and it is still there. If this doesn’t make you chuckle a little you need to check your pulse.

In games of the week the DJ has dropped the ball and leaves us high and dry. The professor has been playing Vermintide II and it is sounding Fan-FREAKING-tastic!!! Definitely a game to look into for your games rotation, so much fun set in awesome graphics. Buck played a classic in Warhammer 40k, Spacemarine and is still having fun even after all these years.

There is the usual mention of various events from history that happened this week, plus the birthday shout outs, including the legendary Freddy Mercury. Also, a thank you to Chery Gladman for mentioning us as a great Australian podcast.

Read More

Episode 26 - Fortnite, Computers and WoW

Here are the nerdy topics we discuss this week!

Fortnite Coaching

- https://gamerant.com/fortnite-parents-hiring-coaches-kids/

- https://www.wsj.com/articles/ready-aim-hire-a-fortnite-coach-parents-enlist-videogame-tutors-for-their-children-1533046708



Computer museum closure

- https://www.itnews.com.au/news/australian-computer-museum-society-collection-faces-bulldozers-499452



WoW character goes “Evillllll”

https://www.kotaku.com.au/2018/08/a-major-world-of-warcraft-character-turned-evil-and-fans-are-freaking-out/




Games currently playing


Professor ‘s game

- Gloomhaven the board game - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloomhaven 


Buck’s game

- Guns of Icarus Online - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guns_of_Icarus_Online


DJ’s game

- Quake Champions - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quake_Champions




Other topics discussed


“Ninja” blevins monthly pay

- https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/19/tyler-ninja-blevins-explains-how-he-makes-more-than-500000-a-month-playing-video-game-fortnite.html


Fortnite prize money worth $130,000

- https://www.reddit.com/r/FortNiteBR/comments/90q2bn/summer_skirmish_week_2_friday_winner/?st=JJVL3H5V&sh=ec14de5c


Twitch record broken

- https://gamerant.com/drake-fortnite-twitch-travis-scott-ninja-record/


eSport schools in China

- http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5425149/In-Chinas-eSport-schools-students-learn-pays-play.html

- https://technode.com/2018/03/23/peking-university-offers-first-gaming-course/


Study : Video gamers will be getting paid more than pro athletes

- https://ponderwall.com/index.php/2018/07/01/video-gamers-may-soon-outperform-pro-athletes/


Warcraft protest

- https://www.kotaku.com.au/2018/08/world-of-warcraft-players-are-removing-pieces-of-armour-to-protest-recent-plot-developments/


Warcraft the movie

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warcraft_(film)


Definition of a MOBA

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiplayer_online_battle_arena


PubG cheats

- https://www.usgamer.net/articles/china-cracking-down-on-pubg-cheaters-with-arrests-jail-time


Spacehulk the game

- https://store.steampowered.com/app/242570/Space_Hulk/


Is Blackwake a MOBA

- https://www.reddit.com/r/BlackwakeGame/comments/4iqed9/is_this_the_first_rpgmoba_role_playing_moba_of/


Intro

Artist – MusicCoriAnder

Song Title –  Dr Who Dance Remix

Song Link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzbkWCOUfzw



Follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/NerdsAmalgamated/

Email - Nerds.Amalgamated@gmail.com

Twitter - https://twitter.com/NAmalgamated

Read More

Episode 23 - E-Sports, NBN and Runescape

E-Sports coming to ESPN

- https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-07-11-blizzard-and-disney-partner-to-bring-overwatch-league-to-espn-other-networks



NBN jobs boom

- http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-12/nbn-provides-jobs-boom-for-esports/9979380



Runescape revenue

- https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-07-11-runescape-has-brought-in-over-usd800-million-in-lifetime-revenue



Lando in Episode IX

- http://comicbook.com/starwars/2018/07/09/star-wars-lando-calrissian-epsiode-ix-lando-calrissian/



Eau de space

- http://www.astronomy.com/news/2018/07/outer-space-smells



Elon Musk’s Cave Submarine

- https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/07/elon-musk-making-kid-sized-submarine-to-rescue-teens-in-thailand-cave/

- http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-11/thai-cave-rescue3a-elon-musk-questions-expertise-of-mission-ch/9979166




Other topics discussed


NBN Chief blames gamers

- http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-04/nbn-chief-blames-gamers-for-congestion/9832596


Kangaroo Valley Broadband Network

- http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-13/build-your-own-broadband-kangaroo-valley/9984890


Runescape Tresure Hunter

- https://www.runescape.com/treasure-hunter


Skyrim sales and revenue

- https://gamingbolt.com/skyrim-ships-10-million-650-million-in-revenue-and-becomes-the-fastest-selling-game-in-steam-history


Todd Howard’s Skyrim ports

- http://au.ign.com/articles/2018/07/10/todd-howard-if-you-want-us-to-stop-releasing-skyrim-ports-stop-buying-them


Last Jedi earnings

- http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=main&id=starwars8.htm


Futurama Smell-O-Scope

- http://futurama.wikia.com/wiki/Smell-O-Scope


Elon Musk fixes Flint’s water contamination

- https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/12/elon-musk-flint-fund-clean-water-contamination


Elon Musk vs the media

- https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2018/05/24/pravda-elon-musks-solution-for-punishing-journalists/?noredirect=on


Elon musk submarine in Thailand

- https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/10/elon-musk-takes-submarine-to-thailands-tham-luang--cave.html


Trapped Thai soccer team sedated

- http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-15/thai-cave-rescue-australian-diver-craig-challen-boys-sedation/9995830


The Black Masses official reveal trailer

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zM2tJOWaPnk



Shoutouts


Broly in the next Dragonball Super movie - http://comicbook.com/anime/2018/07/09/dragon-ball-super-movie-broly-canon-akira-toriyama-anime/


1854 - George Eastman, American inventor (Kodak camera, founder of the Eastman Kodak Company), born in Waterville, New York - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Eastman


1997 - Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize recipient, born in Mingora, North-West Frontier Province - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malala_Yousafzai



Event of Interest


1954 - President Eisenhower put forward a plan for an interstate highway system -  https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/interstate/audiogallery.cfm



Intro

Artist – DJ AJ

Song Title –  Star Wars - The Imperial March (DJ AG Remix)

Song Link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU9jdjuDA8w



Follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/NerdsAmalgamated/

Email - Nerds.Amalgamated@gmail.com

Twitter - https://twitter.com/NAmalgamated

Read More

Episode 1

Here are the nerdy topic we discuss this week!

1. Australian govt and their gaming industry lobby

2. Elon Musk falcon heavy rocket launch | Link 2

3. Red Dead Redemption 2 release date and stuff coming

4. eSports Hoyts venture

5. Game releases for this year in Brisbane | Link 2 | Link 3

6. Athena in arrow series

7. Deadpool 2 trailer

8. Jessica Jones season 2 trailer

Find us on Facebook & Twitter!

Intro Music - Artist - DEgITx feat. Matty M. Grim Reaper

Read More