Dune, Epic Games Store & Quantum Tunneling

In this latest episode we start with news that Dune is set to start shooting soon and the central cast is listed. It appears it is not a remake but a complete reimagining of the story, with promise it is going to be close to the book. At least it does not have Dwayne “the Rock” in it like some many other dismal remakes over the last few years. Also it is not a Disney remake or a Marvel movie so it should be completely different and fun. Next up we discuss how Epic is possibly “stealing” personal data from Steam and the possible implications involved. That’s right, Bill Gates has warned of the arrogance of software developers/studios etc catching the attention of governments and here is a prime example. This is right on the heels of Google being fined by the European Union again. We also hear about a possible link between Epic and the Chinese government from the Professor; who also raises the question of who is stealing the data. Last topic of the week is the break-through in Quantum Physics that will see a need for new textbooks to be printed. The best part about it is that some of the people involved are from Brisbane. That’s right folks, roll up and admire the great minds delving into physics and shaking the world from Brisbane. Remember to take care of each other and stay hydrated, till next time, stay Nerdy.

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Episode 38: Del Toro's Pinocchio on Netflix, Steam supporting Australian Dollars & Future Mars landing

Welcome, welcome, come on up to the slab and let us see what mischief and havoc your favourite ne’er do wells have been up to this week. First up the DJ fiendishly illuminates us on the latest plans of Guillermo del Toro, apparently Pinocchio is set to be re-envisioned by this sorcerer and his mystic arts.

Then the mad professor brings us tales of Steam announcing it is finally intending to accept the currency of the land of criminals and exiles (otherwise referred to as Australia). Although given the latest insanity from some twisted mind, Australia is all a hoax perpetrated on the unsuspecting world…mmmm, yes some people are decidedly stupid aren’t they.

Next up Buck the mad scientist carries news that there is talk of landing sites for the next Mars Rover mission. Such is how the darkness of humanity shall spread across the verse…. Beware the reapers…

Such a ghoulishly fun filled episode that will give you paroxysms of laughter and mirth… remember you have been informed of the dangers involved in listening to this dark chaos….

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Episode 34: Telltale, AI, Prince Charles and E-Sports

The DJ has returned to the show. Yay?!

            Glad to see he is alive and talking still. Buck scares everyone by being polite and friendly, not sure what happened there. Maybe someone spiked his coffee.

            At the start we get an update from the Professor about Nintendo’s save policy (still no sign of Ginger or Mary-anne but DJ looks and acts like Gilligan). We did it, yep, we started the show with two good pieces of news, and Buck was friendly, what is happening?

            Then Buck brings up the saga of Telltale games closing down, with the absurd behaviour of management. Such a shame and our thoughts are with all the employees who have lost their jobs, hope everything works out well for you all.

            The Professor tells us about how an AI has created a couple of games, so if we can combine that with all the other AI’s out there can we expect Skynet? The DJ is worried about being replaced with all the automation, there is a valid point that we can combine all the AI’s and build a new member for the show.

            Prince Charles is opposing cyborgs, he mustn’t have watched Robocop or Star Trek, so he is off the guest list, not a Nerd. Although why he was in GQ talking about the subject is beyond us, like, literally, he is not cool, fashionable and he is older the Buck, and he went to school with Noah.

            The DJ gives us a story about a bunch of wack jobs at a football game throwing game controllers and tennis balls onto the pitch in a protest against E-Sports. So please, no one help them with any tech service et cetera if they want to attack Nerds lets show them we make the world better and not to mess with us.

            On the games front the Professor has been playing Legend of Zelda on the Switch, and Buck has been slaying dragons in Skyrim. The DJ has been slack yet again and not played any games, we are unsure about if he truly is a nerd.

            We have all the regular shout outs at the end of the show, and Buck deliveries some breaking news about a crazy drunk woman from Adelaide, South Australia, who attacked KFC. She needs to just let the nugget go. We also made an important announcement and that is the show will no longer be called Top Shelf Nerds, it will be called Nerds Amalgamated.

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Episode 30: GTA Online Cheats, SCUM, Cyberpunk 2077

GTA Online cheat program blocked

- http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/324784/US_judge_blocks_sale_of_GTA_Online_cheat_programs.php


SCUM the game

- https://www.polygon.com/2018/8/27/17786564/scum-survival-game-preview-twitch


All things Cyberpunk 2077

https://www.pcgamer.com/cyberpunk-2077-gameplay-video/




Games currently playing


DJ ‘s game

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


Buck’s game

- Hyperdrome - http://hyperdrome.game/#1

- Fallout Shelter - https://www.falloutshelter.com/


Professor’s game

- Fallout the board game - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/232918/fallout




Other topics discussed


SCUM on Steam

- https://store.steampowered.com/app/513710/SCUM/


More info on Cyberpunk 2077

  1. Game overview - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyberpunk_2077

  2. Summary of the gameplay video - https://www.pcgamer.com/everything-we-know-about-cyberpunk-2077/

  3. Computer Specs - https://www.gamesradar.com/cyberpunk-2077-release-date-trailer-gameplay-new/

  4. More details about the gameplay video -http://uk.businessinsider.com/cyberpunk-2077-gameplay-demo-e3-details-release-date-2018-6?r=US&IR=T

  5. Message from the Cyberpunk 2077’s game director - https://www.cdprojekt.com/en/media/news/cyberpunk-2077-gameplay-reveal-and-message-from-game-director/

  6. Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay reception - https://wccftech.com/cdpr-comments-on-cyberpunk-2077-gameplay-reception/

  7. Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer option - http://www.gosunoob.com/cyberpunk-2077/3rd-person-coop-multiplayer-will-it-happen/


Black Desert MMORPG

- https://www.blackdesertonline.com/remastered?trcode=Ga2100&lang=en&utm_source=google&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=20180822_remaster&utm_content=banner_rem&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIlpDTkcKU3QIVB5iWCh0LCgpZEAEYASAAEgKBJvD_BwE


Firefly board games

- https://boardgamegeek.com/geeksearch.php?action=search&objecttype=boardgame&q=firefly


Fallout New California

- https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgameexpansion/256481/fallout-new-california

- https://boardgamegeek.com/image/4227794/fallout-new-california


Firefly Adventures: Brigands and Browncoats

- https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/231991/firefly-adventures-brigands-and-browncoats


Firefly: Fistful of Credits

- https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/169502/firefly-fistful-credits


Margaret Hamilton

- https://www.i-programmer.info/history/people/10030-margaret-hamilton-apollo-and-beyond.html?start=1


Hidden Figures movie

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




Shout Outs


Jacksonville shooting

- http://time.com/5378639/madden-shooting-jacksonville-florida/


“Weird Al” Yankovic given a Hollywood star

- https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/weird-al-yankovic-honoured-with-hollywood-star


Sharks attack the internet

- http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/08/15/shark_attacks_threaten_google_s_undersea_internet_cables_video.html




Famous birthdays


Katherine Johnson's 100th birthday - Mathematician on the Apollo project - https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/nasa-human-computer-katherine-johnson-100th-birthday-a8509031.html?utm_source=reddit.com



Events of interest


Aug 26, 1959 - Mark 1 mini makes its debut - https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mini-makes-its-debut


Aug 27, 1883 – Krakatau explodes - https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/krakatau-explodes


Aug 29, 74 - Eruption of Mount Vesuvius - https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/vesuvius-erupts


Aug 28, 1963 – Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech - https://www.history.com/topics/i-have-a-dream-speech


Aug 27, 1979 – Lord Mountbatten killed by IRA - https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mountbatten-killed-by-ira


Aug 28, 1845 - First Issue of Scientific American hits newsstands - http://gratefulamericanfoundation.com/facts/what-three-major-scientific-events-occurred-today/


Aug 27, 1955 - The Guinness Book of Records debuts - https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-guinness-book-of-records-debuts



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Song Title –  Dr Who Dance Remix

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Episode 29 - Steam.tv, Michael Jackson and NASA

Here are the nerdy topics we discuss this week!

Steam.tv is live

- https://www.pcgamer.com/valves-new-streaming-platform-steamtv-is-officially-live-now/


Michael Jackson dethroned

- https://variety.com/2018/music/news/the-eagles-greatest-hits-surpasses-michael-jacksons-thriller-as-best-selling-album-1202911115/?ref=hvper.com


NASA supports SpaceX

https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/08/20/2321215/nasa-supports-spacex-plan-to-fuel-rockets-with-astronauts-on-board




Games currently playing



DJ ‘s game

- Dawn of War Dark Crusade - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warhammer_40,000:_Dawn_of_War_%E2%80%93_Dark_Crusade


Buck’s game

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

- Rise of the Tomb Raider - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rise_of_the_Tomb_Raider




Other topics discussed


Steam.tv

- https://www.cnet.com/news/steam-tv-is-live-and-it-appears-to-be-valves-twitch-competitor/#

- https://www.pcgamer.com/valves-new-streaming-platform-steamtv-is-officially-live-now/


Netflix ads

- http://fortune.com/2018/08/18/netflix-ads-trailers/


Robbie Williams

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


Justin Bieber’s mom chose not to abort

- https://www.today.com/news/justin-biebers-mom-tells-why-she-chose-not-abort-17-999256


NASA supports SpaceX

- http://www.digitaljournal.com/tech-and-science/science/nasa-warns-spacex-that-load-and-go-fueling-is-dangerous/article/521526


Spacecraft cemetery

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


Aircraft boneyard

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


Biggest plane graveyard

- https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/worlds-largest-plane-graveyard-of-us-military-fighters-in-desert-can-now-be-explored-online-10077079.html




Elon musk not to take Tesla private

- http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-25/elon-musk-says-investors-convinced-him-tesla-should-stay-public/10164606


The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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


Tim Curry

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


The Three Musketeers (1993 film)

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Three_Musketeers_(1993_film)


Wreck it Ralph sequel: Ralph Breaks the Internet

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


New Disney princess

- https://me.me/i/disney-now-owns-fox-fox-owns-rocky-horror-picture-show-a9ad439226724d84ae051b57fe8fca60


Stephen King's It

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_(miniseries)


Jack Nicholson

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


Helium Beer

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fww0OPfyOfg




Shout Outs


41st anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death

- https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nation-and-world/fans-mark-41st-anniversary-of-elvis-presleys-death/


Hitman humble bundle offer : Hitman game of the year edition

- https://www.nerdmuch.com/games/158066/hitman-sale-humble-store/

- https://www.humblebundle.com/store/hitman-game-of-the-year-edition


New Season of Dr who coming soon

- https://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2018-08-21/everything-we-know-about-the-next-series-of-doctor-who/


New merch: New Shirt

- https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/3048047-nerds-amalgamated-rock-paper-scissors-lizard-spock?store_id=162400


Aug 20, 1911: 1st around the world telegram

- https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-around-the-world-telegram-sent-66-years-before-voyager-ii-launch


Aug 20, 1977: Anniversary of voyager 2 launch

- https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-around-the-world-telegram-sent-66-years-before-voyager-ii-launch


Aug 18, 1868: Helium Discovered During Total Solar Eclipse

- https://www.wired.com/2009/08/dayintech-0818/



Intro

Artist – MusicCoriAnder

Song Title –  Dr Who Dance Remix

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



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Episode 28 - Disney, Emuparadise and Discord

Here are the nerdy topics we discuss this week!

Disney shutting down 20th Century Fox

- http://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/disney-likely-avoid-genre-movies-shut-20th-century-fox/


Emuparadise shutdown

- https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/08/emuparadise-shuts-down-rom-downloads-amid-lawsuit-fears/


Discord’s own game store

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-08-09-discord-takes-on-steam-with-its-own-game-store 



Games currently playing



DJ ‘s game

- Dawn of war - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warhammer_40,000:_Dawn_of_War


Buck’s game

- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon : Island Thunder - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Clancy%27s_Ghost_Recon:_Island_Thunder


Professor’s game

- Minit - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minit_(video_game)




Other topics discussed



Discord info

- https://blog.discordapp.com/the-discord-store-beta-9a35596fdd4

- https://au.pcmag.com/news/58021/discord-goes-up-against-steam-with-new-game-store


The Smurfs

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

- https://simplymaya.com/sm-news-articles/77/55-years-of-belgian-blues-a-history-of-the-smurfs/


Emu war

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




Shout Outs


Weird Al Yankovic gets a Hollywood star

- https://nerdist.com/weird-al-yankovic-hollywood-walk-of-fame-star/


Berlin Wall built

- https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/berlin-wall-built


Berlin Airlift

- https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/record-day-for-the-berlin-airlift


Woodstock begins in New York

- https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/woodstock-begins-in-upstate-new-york



Intro

Artist – MusicCoriAnder

Song Title –  Dr Who Dance Remix

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



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Episode 27 - A.I, Code Geass and Fallout 76

Here are the nerdy topics we discuss this week!

We Need A.I.

- http://archive.fo/dNpJe


New Code Geass trailer

- http://comicbook.com/anime/2018/08/06/code-geass-sequel-film-english-sub-trailer/


Fallout 76 not on Steam

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/fallout-76-wont-be-available-on-steam/1100-6460988/ 




Games currently playing


Professor ‘s game

- ARMA 3 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARMA_3 


Buck’s game

- Stronghold Kingdoms - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stronghold_Kingdoms


DJ’s game

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




Other topics discussed


Ultrahouse 3000

- http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/Ultrahouse_3000


Code Geass show

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


Dr Who show

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


The Thing 1982 version

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thing_(1982_film)


The Thing 2011 version

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thing_(2011_film)


Quake Champions patch notes

- https://www.shacknews.com/article/106516/quake-champions-patch-notes-introduce-fiery-new-death-knight-and-redeemer-weapon


Quake Champions Death Knight bio

- http://quake.wikia.com/wiki/Death_Knight_(QC)


Warcraft III character bios

- https://www.giantbomb.com/warcraft-iii-the-frozen-throne/3030-14073/characters/


DayZ the game

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DayZ_(video_game)


ARMA 3 developers released from jail

- https://www.kotaku.com.au/2013/01/arma-iii-developers-finally-get-to-go-home-after-128-days-in-jail/




Shout Outs


JetBlue Employee quits

- https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jetblue-flight-attendant-quits-job-via-escape-slide


Marilyn Monroe 50th death anniversary

- https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/marilyn-monroe-is-found-dead


Mini fridge

- https://bluecrate.com/products/mini-mini-fridge?aff=56




Famous Birthdays


1828 - Leo Tolstoy [Lev Nikolayevich], Russian novelist (Anna Karenina, War and Peace), born in Yasnaya Polyana, Russia  - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Tolstoy


1776 - Amedeo Avogadro, Italian scientist who contributed to molecular theory, including what is known as Avogadro's law (6.022 x 10 ^ 23), born in Torino, Italy - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amedeo_Avogadro


1648 - Johann Michael Bach, German composer (In Dulci Jubilo), born in Arnstadt, Germany - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Michael_Bach




Intro

Artist – MusicCoriAnder

Song Title –  Dr Who Dance Remix

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