BRB UK 180: The Schlerfinator

It’s a podcast life for us, it’s a podcast life for us…

It’s another edition of the Big Red Barrel UK podcast and the whole team is back together (in accordance with the prophecy). Dan is here once again to talk about Destiny stuff, Tim will probably cover everything else and Coleman also turned up.

Together our heroes will inform and entertain using only their mouth words, some of which include:

  • Activision are hit with layoffs
  • Chris Schlerf leaves Bioware for Bungie (he also has a cool surname)
  • Destiny 2 may be on the way but Destiny isn’t done yet
  • Nintendo opens sign ups for a new account type
  • KNACK 2 HYPE!
  • All the Fallout 4 DLC news
  • When can we get PlayStation VR?
  • Dan revisits Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
  • Tim is still stuck on XCOM 2
  • Coleman tries out the Hitman beta and gets hooked on Klaus
  • Nobody plays Street Fighter V

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Comments

  1. loweth1

    You ever consider stealing the booms word of the week, I’m curious how that would go.

  2. loweth1 said
    You ever consider stealing the booms word of the week, I’m curious how that would go.

    Why have just one word when you can use multiple?

    Moist, Juggernog, Bassically, HI, etc.

  3. Aurochs

    Saw ‘Knack 2 hype’ in the notes and had to check I hadn’t slipped into an adjacent dimension. Was very relieved to hear that was sarcasm! Cheers for the episode. 

    My standout gaming moment (and possibly the highlight of my life so far) was on a ferry to Norway when I was about 13. They had an arcade and me and this other kid, whose name I can’t at all remember, managed to complete Time Crisis II on a single credit. Boom.

  4. Rommie

    I was listening the podcast at work and kept hearing Mack 2; I only realized at the end what you guys were talking about.

    Anyway, my standout gaming moment would be Vivi’s story arc from Final Fantasy 9. Much sadness, but very deep stuff. That game left a very strong mark in our entertainment medium’s transition to more mature themes, while still being accessible to young audiences.

    I’m sure BRB UK’s ‘word of the week’ schlergment would rapidly exceed expected quota.

  5. Love some more destiny. Need to fuel the destiny addiction. I already have thrown my wallet at the ps4 take what you want just give me my damn bond en then I am finally 320 . love my new pink ghost it’s so pretty

    Verry enjoyed the podcast

  6. Josh

    My stand out moments in gaming :

    1) Completing “Mile High Club”, CoD 4 on veteran in a record setting (well out of my friends) 56 mins from first attempt to completion. I occasionally have echoes in my mind of someone, who I always thought sounded to me like the comedian David Mitchell, shouting “Tango down in section 1 alpha” and “Xray down”

    2) Not sure if it counts… the Halo 4 debut trailer… I was playing the E3 drinking game at a friends… Strange nerve endings showed up, me and friends were convinced it was some kinda Deus Ex thing, or mass effect…. then I heard “Wake Up John”, I squealed I was so happy

    Other notable mentions are

    3) My 3km headshot on Battlefield 3 (god i wish I’d had a capture card back then)

    4) Reaching No. 1 on the blacklist on Need for speed Most Wanted (2004) 

    5) Playing Titanfall for the first time, I know alot of people didn’t much like the “Campaign” but i thought the people attempting to talk as well as titans going nuclear was really awesome

  7. loweth1

    My stand out moment was in Halo 3 we were on Zanzibar doing assault, me and a friend both got into a hog, raced to the enemy base jumped the big windmill naturally, narrowly missed by a spartan laser, slammed the hog into the one of the doors, killed a guy got to the bomb place area looked down, looked around, both looked at each other and suddenly realised we forgot the bomb.

  8. Ricardo Kirkabon

    Dammit COLEMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!

    Stand out moments (in no particular order):

    1) Battling UNATCO forces to try and save my brother Paul. Did not see that coming. The good guys were bad guys and I didn’t know who to trust. Deus Ex was a great game.

    2) First time a Sectoid Commander mind controlled one of my soldiers in XCom.

    3) The final GDI briefing before the last mission of Command & Conquer with the General looking so tired!

  9. Hey we went over on recording and didn’t actually give our own stand out moments in gaming, so I’ll give mine.

    Treasure Island – I’ve said a couple of times on the show that the Commodore Plus/4 was one of my first computers and this was my favorite game for it. My stand out moment is the first appearance of Long John Silver, who provided my first ever jump scare in video games (well I was about 4).

    The Secret of Monkey Island – Playing for the first time, this was the game that took a six year old Coleman’s interest in video games and turned it into an obsession.

    Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater – The first time I went up against the end and my mind was blown by the various mechanics and variety in ways to beat him.

    There are so many more to go through (probably should write an article on the subject) but these are the strongest in my mind.

  10. stingo

    I understand that when Street Fighter V works it is really good. But the problem is that its working happens not nearly often enough.

  11. Did not think anyone would notice…

    Two moments in my gaming history came to mind when Coleman brought up Standout moments

    1. At the age of ten, I was invited to a roller rink for some classmates birthday party and I spent the majority of it and the 20 dollars I got from my parents on the TMNT arcade game, and this was back when it was only a quarter a go.

    2. I was actually pretty crushed when in The Darkness game that you couldn’t save Jenny.  

    Good show chaps, schlarf yous later.

  12. The Q?! said
    1. At the age of ten, I was invited to a roller rink for some classmates birthday party and I spent the majority of it and the 20 dollars I got from my parents on the TMNT arcade game, and this was back when it was only a quarter a go.

    Oh damn! TMNT was a game I played at 5 years old, used all my pocket money playing it and proceeded to have a temper tantrum. My Mother then banned me from playing arcade games, which stuck until I was about 13/14.

    Imagine the sad sight of a young Coleman wandering around arcades and watching the games he wished he could play.

  13. Coleman said
    Oh damn! TMNT was a game I played at 5 years old, used all my pocket money playing it and proceeded to have a temper tantrum. My Mother then banned me from playing arcade games, which stuck until I was about 13/14.

    Imagine the sad sight of a young Coleman wandering around arcades and watching the games he wished he could play.

    I know what that looks like, that was also me.  Would bike uphill for 4 miles to the local arcade and just wistfully watch others play games, and dream about how someday, that could be me.  

     

    Off topic, you give a crap about comic book cover variations?  Saw Dark Knight III issue three on sale for 115 euro and am a bit flabbergasted. 

  14. The Q?! said
    Off topic, you give a crap about comic book cover variations?  Saw Dark Knight III issue three on sale for 115 euro and am a bit flabbergasted. 

    I used to pick up variants back when I was a collector but not so much now. The problem is that there’s now just so many variants per comic that you’d need to have a lot of disposable income to pick them all up on release.

    Now I just grab my singles with the regular covers – which are not only £1 cheaper but in most cases the look better than the “limited edition” variants.

  15. stingo said
    I understand that when Street Fighter V works it is really good. But the problem is that its working happens not nearly often enough.

    Funnily enough, myself and Mr Hibbs have since played Street Fighter V and will be talking about it on the next show. thumb

  16. stingo

    Coleman said

    stingo said
    I understand that when Street Fighter V works it is really good. But the problem is that its working happens not nearly often enough.

    Funnily enough, myself and Mr Hibbs have since played Street Fighter V and will be talking about it on the next show. thumb

    Cool. Giantbomb’s been giving this game a fair amount of attention, so it will be interesting to get another point of view.

  17. Coleman said

    I used to pick up variants back when I was a collector but not so much now. The problem is that there’s now just so many variants per comic that you’d need to have a lot of disposable income to pick them all up on release.

    Now I just grab my singles with the regular covers – which are not only £1 cheaper but in most cases the look better than the “limited edition” variants.

    Your LCS charges more for “bog standard” variants? Mine is cover price or if a biggie like DKIII they do a points-loyalty thing. I picked up the 115 euro one for a lot of points instead of real monies.   

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