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How To Murder Time 157: The Left Hand of Darkness

It’s time for the Hugo show, so this time we’ve been reading The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin. The book won in 1969 and is the tale not understanding a culture while trying to recruit them into a federation of planets.

How To Murder Time 156: Another Rant Time


This week we’re discussing who’s really in control when you play a game with The Stanley Parable, the odd release of F1 2016 on iOS, Guildwars 2 and the abomination of ship design that is Battlestar Galactica Squadrons.

How To Murder Time 154: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress


It’s Hugo time again, so we’re joined by Toerag and Days again to talk about the 1966 Robert Heinlein classic The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, which won in 1967.

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How To Murder Time 154: Walking Towards, well, something


It’s another what we’re playing, and this week we’ve been busy with more Guild Wars 2, Lego Dimensions and Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes. Tim has also finally been finding out what Dear Esther is all about, while Jon is back with Mafia 2 because it was easier than buying the newly released third game.

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How To Murder Time 153: Does Length Matter?


This week we’re taking a look at game length. Is there such a thing as too short or too long, and what effect does that have on our enjoyment and perceived value?

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…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redshirts_(novel)
http://whatever.scalzi.com/2012/05/31/a-note-about-the-format-of-redshirts/
http://www.slhuang.com/blog/2012/10/03/an-open-letter-to-john-scalzi/

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.