The Average Gamer

Distinctly Average 16: Catheter

Machine To Be Another - Gender Swap
Facebook buying Oculus Rift is the top story of the podcast, of course. Nick’s been watching speedrun videos and Colin’s been reading up on virtual reality body swapping. We talk Nazi boxes, the invention of oil and also learn one of the five things that makes Sean really uncomfortable.


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00:00:36: Facebook and Oculus Rift
00:07:27: Games for Windows Live
00:10:16: Speedrunning and game glitches
00:14:12: The VR body swap project and Sex With Glass.
00:19:27: Catheters and surgery
00:22:49: Games are more likely to have a driving accident in their first year.
00:27:30: inFAMOUS: Second Son
00:32:12: Ground Zeroes
00:36:45: Rule 34. No, I’m not linking. You’ll have to search for yourself.
00:38:52: Iron Fisticle
00:42:55: Rumours about loaning games on Xbox One
00:44:43: Elite Dangerous, Oil and Volleyball
00:48:15: Sean goes into hysterics for a full minute.
00:50:00: Sean invents a “new” drinking game.
00:52:54: The Wolfenstein collectors’ edition
00:55:27: Sniper Wolf
00:58:00: Films from comics and Nicolas Cage
01:01:45: Assassin’s Creed Unity. We are almost certain that there will be a dance minigame set in the Moulin Rouge. Like, definitely. Probably.
01:10:07: Trebuechts and the triangular castle, Caerlaverock Castle.
01:12:54: Diving with Oculus Rift
01:15:05: Alleged questions from the listeners.
01:20:18: Ground Zeroes
01:22:20: Starship, a new studio with Martin Kenwright
01:26:15: Assassin’s Creed and Minstrels. Not just a chocolate.

Show Notes!

Here’s the comic from The Oatmeal predicting Facebook VR.

Habibe means “my beloved” when said to a man. Sean is probably talking about a hijab.

Here’s the GameSpot story about loaning Xbox One games. It’s not confirmed yet. At GDC, Phil Spencer said:

On the digital space, and the things that we’ve talked about, what that opens up…like we understand what games you own and who you are and how you move around and who you might want to loan rights to your games or gift your games to. We totally believe in that future. And any other marketplace you play in, these kind of mechanisms are out there.

Tom Daley is actually bisexual, so he may well be muff-diving.

The Ground Zeroes AI murder video

The overly dramatic XOF patch video

And ‘Allo, ‘Allo was a great TV show, despite what Nick and Colin say.