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How To Murder Time 152

It’s another what we’re playing show and this time we’ve been spending time in Guildwars 1 and 2, as well as year 2 of Lego Dimensions and Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes.

How To Murder Time 151: Redshirts

It’s Hugo book time so we’re joined again by Days and Toerag to look at another winner. This episode we’re looking at the 2012 Novel Redshirts by John Scalzi. It’s the tale of a starship that certainly isn’t the Enterprise and what it’s like to be a red shirt on that ship, especially if you’re unfortunate enough to be selected for an away team…

How To Murder Time 150

It’s that time of year again, so Jon is back to shouting at Anna in Forza Horizon 3 while also playing The Bunker, a full FMV game that amazingly doesn’t suck. Tim on the other hand is being overly cruel to Kerbals and the group is back in Guild Wars 2.

How To Murder Time 149

This week Tim is talking about nostalgia and Jon is quietly disagreeing with some of the conclusions.

How To Murder Time 148: Minecraft makes me sick

We’re talking about what we’ve been playing again, and it’s a colourful mix of Destiny, The Solus Project, Both Minecraft and Dirt Rally in VR and Tabletop Simulator with not everybody in VR. That’s a lot of VR.

If you want to read along for the next Hugo podcast in a few weeks then the book in question is Redshirts by John Scalzi, we’ll mention future ones at the end of each Hugo show.

How To Murder Time 147: The Demolished Man

This week we’re expanded the team with @StMistaken and @Dr_Toerag for the first of our new monthly looks at the winners of the Hugo award for best novel. We’re starting at the very beginning with Alfred Bester’s The Demolished Man, the very first winner back in 1953. It’s a tale of committing a murder in a society where telepaths can read your mind before you commit the crime.

The Demolished Man
Alfred Bester
Interview with Bester

The games chat will be back next week.

How To Murder Time 146: Procedurally Generated Space

It’s a trio of space games this episode, with Starbound, No Man’s Sky and X: Rebirth. Two of those games didn’t have the best of launches…

How To Murder Time 145: Inside and Hugos

This time on the podcast Jon has been playing Inside, the next game from the people who made Limbo, and Tim has been too busy voting in the Hugo awards to play any games so he talks about the best novel category instead.

How To Murder Time 144: Pokemoning up our Tabletop

Staying in with Tabletop Simulator, Going out with Pokemon Go, Kickstarting System Shock and co-op in Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And “accidentally” dropping children in rivers. Don’t ask.

How To Murder Time 143: Bye Bye Planetside

It’s a sad day as Planetside has closed so Tim went back for a last look. Meanwhile Jon has been playing Saints Row The Third in co-op and we’ve both been playing on the new Minecraft server. Lastly there’s a bit about boardgames as we’ve not mentioned them for a while and some thoroughly enjoyable games of Cube Quest and Ticket To Ride have been played.