BRB UK 117: Isolated Alien Producer

This week Tim is joined by Chris “Fake Dan” Coleman and also joined by, friend of the show, returning extra special guest, Oli “I just made Alien Isolation” Smith. We then go on to burble on about…

  • Update Update – The Xbox One October Update
  • The crazy, expensive gaming period of madness known as November
  • Driveclub
  • More(dor) Shadows of Mordor
  • Super Smash Bros. on 3DS
  • Frozen Synapse Prime
  • Post-release discussion of Alien Isolation

We also then go on to talk about the Tabletop Tuesday Halloween Special (which has already happened) and Extra Life 2014 (which has also already happened but as I’m now doing my 24 hours on Saturday 1st November, so feel free to tune in and donate where you can please!)

Note that we should have a Big announcement to make regarding the future of BRB UK next week. Mostly good news and should ensure that we get these episodes out in a more timely fashion going forward.

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  1. Tim – FYI Frozen Synapse Prime may be coming to PS+ next month.

  2. WarMachine

    This was a superb show! Oliver provided some valuable insight as to how Alien Isolation was produced and additionally was an interesting and entertaining co-host. Tim was hilarious as usual and done a great job guiding the show in some direction. Chris “Fake Dan” Coleman was spiffingly delightful and eased the pain of the real Dan’s absence. All in all great job chaps keep up the great work *Salutes* My sentient diamond encrusted monocle approves :-)

  3. WarMachine said
    …Chris “Fake Dan” Coleman was spiffingly delightful and eased the pain of the real Dan’s absence. 


  4. Diarmuid said
    Tim – FYI Frozen Synapse Prime may be coming to PS+ next month.

    Yep, but I thought I saw it listed as the PS3 version (although assume this might have cross-play with the Vita version) hmmm

    Thanks for the kind words, Mr WarMachine! happy Think it came out as a good episode and yes, I think Oli makes a great guest, will have to have him back in future happy

  5.   Great show, but I still think instead of Coleman being “fake Dan”, Dan should be anointed “Fake Coleman.”

  6. WarMachine

    That would be an interesting journey into earning your title Of Genuine Colemanness.

  7. Ridcullys Hat

    Awesome show guys. Love the alien isolation talk and I also revisited the movies and am currently stuck in the medical bay bit as the damned alien keeps putting holes in my head among other deaths. My god is that game scary.

  8. Ridcullys Hat said
    Awesome show guys. Love the alien isolation talk and I also revisited the movies and am currently stuck in the medical bay bit as the damned alien keeps putting holes in my head among other deaths. My god is that game scary.

    Hey everybody, Ridcully’s Hat is back, you’ve been missed man :)

  9. I’m sorry to hear that man, hope the little lady is pulling through okay? sad

    Destiny seems to have taken up so much of my time after Extra Life that I’ve actually had to force myself to stop. Now it’s all about Freedom Wars on the PS Vita (mentioned in this episode by the lovely Oli Smith), I’ll be giving my thoughts on that soon though.

    What console are you hoping the festive jolly obese man brings you? Please say Ouya… tongue

  10. I’d quite like an Xbone too but I’ll probably go for a Wii U next for the same reason (plus the lady at home really wants one).

  11. Ridcullys Hat

    I wouldn’t mind a wiiU but I want the bone first. The other half loves Nintendo so probably get one in the first half of 2015. Probably when they announce the next console. Only really want smash bros’ personally as well as Mario kart. Seeing as their games seem more niche these days and almost completely bonkers in the usual Nintendo way. Which reminds me, I must finish Pokémon and luigis mansion.

  12. Welcome back Mr Hat! happy Sorry to hear of your continued troubles, hope that all works out okay, sir.

    Having just picked up a Wii U lately, I have to say that despite there not being many games, I am still happy to have one. Mario Kart and Bayonetta 2 make it worthwhile but also managed to nab a copy of Zombi U for £6 too! happy

  13. Ridcullys Hat

    Its great to be among you awesome chaps again mr Hibbs. Forgot about bayonetta 2 there. It does seem to be getting some excellent exclusives but it does seem to be a very specific market that Nintendo are catering to. I love Nintendo and have done for years and was one if the 5 people that had a GameCube and we all know what happened there. They still can’t shake off the ‘kids toy’ aesthetic they have been lumbered with but with that being said, the games are mostly pure quality. The one thing I really wish they would do properly is make a fully console version of Pokémon. I mean proper, not the coliseum rubbish they tend to churn out purely for the money. I think that would sell consoles. Having Mario is one thing but the fact that Pokémon helped sell more 3ds systems surely tells their bank accounts that a proper full console game is a good idea? I have no idea what their business model is but they don’t seem to be thinking entirely clearly. I will probably get one eventually but the games they have out aren’t enough to justify it. That being said, I have had my eye on a neo geo for months. Its one of those things I’ve always wanted and never owned. Purely as when I was younger, you needed to mortgage a family member to own one and have at least one game! Now they are next to nothing in some places. Unless you want that 20th anniversary machine. The gold or whatever it was called.

  14. ^ Ha! Have had similar thoughts about picking up a Neo Geo. Memories of years of staring at the back of computer magazines seeing prices that I could never afford still stir up a desire to own one! Honestly though without the nostalgia for the games I think you would get more long term happiness from a Wii U! happy 

  15. Ridcullys Hat

    A neo geo would be something I would get if I had the expendable income and room (or decent hiding spot). WiiU will almost definitely be the new year I believe. The missus loves Mario and so does eldest daughter. Youngest girl would love the game pad as she never gets a look in on the tablets in the house (and it never hurts to get them gaming at 3 years old. She loves her mickey mouse game). The boy would benefit from a kinect due to his mobility and dexterity issues plus he could change the tv and stuff with his voice (if it works) plus the games may be more suitable to his needs. If they had proper educational games he would play them for hours. The tablets get battered with the cbeebies app! Plus there is only so much mr tumble a parent can take in 2 hours!

  16. Mau

    Hi Tim! I listened to this, and it was good, so your own-podcast plug the other night is approved 😀

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