Big Red Barrelcast 41: Playstation Wow

The Big Red Barrelcast returns to tickle your ear drums with their ramblings! On this weeks episode, Dave, Kev and PacManPolarBear blabber on about Subway, CES, and Steam Machines. Don’t forget to visit our sponsor Insert Coin Clothing and cover up your nakedness by using discount code BIGREDSAVINGS15 for 15% off your order!

This time, they pontificate about:

  • Sandwiches
  • CES
  • Battlefield 4 DLC
  • War Thunder
  • Steam Machines
  • Pizza
  • Titanfall 6v6
  • Playstation Now
  • Shout outs
  • Some lovely bonus content for BRB podcast app owners.

We’d love to give you all some sort of incredible hug immediately followed by a polite conversation about how cool you are, but frankly we can’t afford the travel expenses. So, while we save our pennies, cents, and whatever the heck Canadians use, we’ll offer you some download links to help bide the time. Subscribe here. Here’s the RSS feed.  Leave an iTunes review here. Download the mp3 here.

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  1. teppischfresser

    Do you guys realize that the Steam OS is available for any computer? You don’t have to buy a Steam Box. I think the Steam box is just a marketing scheme for Steam, not an actual way for Valve to make buckets of money. Dave, it’s not just for gaming! you can install LibreOffice to do office work if you need to.

    On another note, Kev mentioned that there are only a fraction of games for Linux; that’s true, but it was the same story for Mac OS when that first started. I don’t remember the episode number, but one Rooster Teeth host mentioned he switched to a Mac just because a few (<10) of his games were on Steam for Mac. And not to mention the games are running faster on Linux than Windows in some cases, AMD and Nvidea just pumped up their open-source driver development which will also push the proprietary driver progress, and Valve have already said they are working on ports for many more games and will be developing their new titles for Linux. Give it time brother…

  2. A confused missus had to ask me what a steam box was when I had the pod going during the NFC Championship game.  Thanks Obama.

  3. Zombellic

    I agree stream box is going to fail in terms of mass market.

    Most people I know who game have no idea what steam is hell I get fed up of having to explain to people who have owned PS3s for years what PS+ is and why the should have it. I’m into gaming and am good at the googles and I still find PC gaming to be far more hassle than it’s worth.


    I find it funny the number of newly last gen consoles I see for sale on Facebook “with 9 games”  usually 5 CODs and 4 FIFAs.

  4. What I wanted to get from a Steam Box was PC games on a console-like device. I work in IT and even I find the constant tinkering required to run a PC game library to be a confusing mess so I hoped it would circumvent that.

    At the moment, I am happy to stick with my PS4 but if some manufacturer makes the right device (I’m looking at you, Razor) then I may take the plunge.

  5. Pepe Thunder

    I wanted to clear something up about what Pacmanpolarbear was saying about The Witcher and decisions not carrying over like Mass Effect. This is inacurate. Witcher 2 recognizes Witcher 1 saves and every choice you make actually transfers, for example, If you dont have saves for W1 then W2 starts by stating that King Foltest is leading a siege to get his B\*stard children back because his only heir (the Strigga girl from the W1 intro) had to be put down by Geralt on her second strigga curse. However, you CAN break her curse in the first game and thus she marries another king and now Foltest is leading the siege because he does not want that other king to take over his kingdom after he married his daughter. There are quite a few instances of these, much like Mass Effect, and it will carry on over to Witcher 3.

  6. ^ Wow. How did I not know that? You’d think I’d have clued in via gaming news or friends or something. It never even occurred to me since I had played the original Witcher game long before the enhanced edition came out and ended up playing Witcher 2 on a different rig with no Witcher 1 saves available. I’m absolutely floored. Thanks for clearing that up. Now I have even more reason to replay the series from the beginning.

  7. Pepe Thunder

    Believe it or not, after typing that in I got excited myself and reinstalled the first game. I’m in the process of OS upgrade (if you can call win 8.1 an upgrade…) and was picking which games I actually want on my system.

    On another note, I went with Win 8.1 because I’m setting up my PC to run entirely with a controller through Xpadder. The tiles in win 8.1 start menu are a perfect interface for that. I’ll be working on a controller profile with the “toggle walking mod” for witcher 1. If you are interested in playing it from the couch (and if I’m able to figure out a good layout) and can hook you up. Which BTW, I got ME3 working with a controller if you are interested in that one.

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