Alan, Craig & special guest Rick Lane from GameGripe.co.uk take a look under the hotrod hood of PC gaming and generally wander about the subject like a bunch of grease monkeys, stopping occasionally to kick the tyres.
(A 30.2 Mb long install, 01:05:43)
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00:00:21 A mildy amusing introduction introducing Rick Lane from GameGripe.co.uk!
00:02:11 Our introductions to PC gaming: Champ Manager, POD, The Incredible Machine & Granny’s Garden
00:08:30 Is there such a thing as PC gaming anymore?
00:11:33 PC gaming in 2011
00:12:29 PC is lean forward, Console is lean back
00:16:14 The evolution of the PC gamer
00:19:53 The Great PC Game Debate!
00:20:14 The Rt. Hon. Alan: Patches, incompatibility issues & install problems
00:22:22 The Rt. Hon. Rick: Rebuttal
00:23:53 The Rt. Hon. Alan: Designing for a non-standard platform
00:24:35 The Rt. Hon. Rick: Sort of Rebuttal
00:27:40 The Rt. Hon. Alan: Lengthy install sequences now on the console
00:28:54 INTERMISSION: Craig’s PC Gameshow: Install Round!
00:31:55 The Rt. Hon. Alan: PC Gaming is expensive
00:32:45 Cost of Rick’s PC setup
00:34:12 The Rt. Sexy. Craig: Rebuttal
00:34:14 Cost of Alan’s console setup
00:37:26 PC gaming & future-proofing
00:40:41 Disabled PC gaming
00:41:40 Are PC gamers tech obsessed?
00:45:00 PC development & streamlining at the cost of customisation
00:47:05 Piracy on the PC & the morality of Far Cry 2
00:50:00 The increasing stringencies of DRM & the alternatives
00:58:00 Mac Store, App Store, Steam & safe harbours from piracy
01:01:30 INTERMISSION: Craig’s PC Gameshow: Piracy Round!
01:04:27 A winner is ???
01:04:50 Outro: Our favourite PC games
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