Episode 371: The Bitcoin Corruption of Austin Walker

There comes a time in every PC owner’s life where you have to make some tough decisions. Well, for the better part of the last two years, one Rob Zacny has been slowly stemming the oncoming waves of failing computer components but his PC has finally bitten the dust. That means he’s spent the last week exploring the world of Cloud Gaming, and found that landscape treacherous. Austin’s way of saying “new year, new me” is to finish off some old games, revisiting Hitman 2 and Star Wars The Old Republic to finally put those to bed. Patrick is learning the beauty of HDR with new forms of streaming games to his phone, Cado is becoming his best hacker self in EXAPUNKS, and Rob is finally in on a little known rogue like deck builder called Slay the Spire.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://play.acast.com/s/vicegamingsnewpodcast/episode371-thebitcoincorruptionofaustinwalker

I am already angry that Rob would dare compare Gundam to bitcoin.

HDR is legit the best bang for your buck improvement if you’re in the market for a new TV. It’s such a minor processing overhead that even the base PS4 can do it and really does make a game pop. Not only the sun effect like Patrick describes, but also in differentiating darkness in night scenes. I’m currently playing Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and I’ve found a great delight in approaching forts at night and feeling like a true predator peering through the inky blackness that blinds my prey.