Guard Frequency Episode 144 | De Plane! De Plane! … with Millions of Nostalgic Sheep

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Greetings Citizens and Civilians, you’re tuned to episode 144, of Guard Frequency — the best damn space sim podcast ever! This episode was recorded on Friday 4th November 2016 and released for streaming and download on Tuesday, November 8th 2016 at GuardFrequency.com

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In this week’s Squawk Box, we discuss everyone’s favourite fighter! No, not the Scorpion, the other one. Next, we check out what news from your favourite space sims has hit the Flight Deck as we cover:

After that we’re debating pop-culture references in games before finally tuning into the Feedback Loop and letting you join in on the conversation.

This Week’s Community Question

  • Are developer-created “Easter Eggs” referencing other IPs tributes to historical legacies and extra bonuses for fans? Or are they just immersion breaking laziness to make up for mediocre world-building?

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Comments (3)

  • seannewboy

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    Loved the show.

    I love easter eggs as long as they are not too obvious, or shoved in your face.

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  • Amontillado

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    Easter eggs done well, and by that I mean in such as manner as they could seamlessly exist in the fictional world without being a reference to something else, are great.

    If your immersion is ‘broken’ by seeing AMD (in this case standing for Accelerated Mass Design) on the side of a spaceship, perhaps your immersion is lazy, not the developers.

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  • CodeDragon5

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    I like Easter eggs. They do have to be done well, and some of the best ones have to be found off the beaten path. I also think that they don’t necessarily break immersion and are quite realistic when in a game about the future. Whenever we do make our actual voyages into the deep black, people are going to name stations and planets like Terra and Tatooine and Nimrod.

    … After they use Spacey McSpaceFace.

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