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# 341 “Free Fly Griefer”

Playlist:
Jim
– Star Citizen

Logun

  • Borderlands 2
  • Songs of Conquest
  • Black Friday Haul

Curls

  • Fall Guys with the youngin
  • Got my christmas present early
  • Generating a lotta art
News:
Ubisoft says game-interrupting ads were a mistake

AMD Radeon Anti-Lag feature getting gamers banned?

3D Printers for Kids

Ryzen 7800X3D for $299

Steam Autumn Sale

Fortnite “New Beginning” Next Month

The Expanse telltale series

https://heroicgameslauncher.com/

Topics:
What ya watchin?
Jim

  • Holiday themed movies and tv

Logun

  • Invincible 
  • Antman and Wasp: Quantumania
  • Star Wars Despecialized Edition (fan made)
  • Trying to understand why HDR does not work on my PC to TV setup

Curls

  • Mrs. Doubtfire
  • Lots of youtube
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# 340 “Back Again”

Play list
Jim

  • Starfield 300+ hours
  • Star Citizen
  • Ryzen 9 5900x, a tale of misery and woe, and wasted money.  Bought a Ryzen 9 5950x and will RMA the 5900X.  Then pop that one in my main, when I get a replacement. 

Logun

  • EldenRing 140hrs
  • Vampire Survivor
  • Halls of Torment
  • Last Epoch
  • Marvels Midnight Suns
    • Not my kind of game Art work, Combat style, and not into cards
  • Civilization IV
    • UI doesn’t scale on large screens
    • Could not get mods to work
  • Assassins Creed Directors Cut
    • Can’t run on big screen
  • Heroes of Might and Magic V
    • Cannot finish the game due to bugs :/
  • Songs of Conquest
    • Early access 
    • Turns base strat inspired by HoM&M
  • Borderlands 2
    • Fffffffuuuuuuuck I’m stuck. If I play in Hard mode I one shot everything. If I try Ultimate Vault hunter mode then every enemy is a bullet sponge. Golden keys do nothing to improve my current play level
  • New computer build
    • Currently have 7700K from 2016. GPU is 3080Ti. 
    • Thinking about moving to 7800x3d – DDR5 and Nvme Gen4
    • Keeping mobo at 650 level for Gen4 vs 670 and getting Gen5 no noticeable difference.
    • Use case is gaming only
  • Solidigm P44 Pro

Curls

  • Heavy into music
  • Doing AI art now with Stable Diffusion (started last week)
  • Games?
    • Starfield (finished)
    • Slay the Spire
    • Horizon Forbidden West (finished)
    • Dead Space Remake (finished)
    • The Calisto Protocol
    • Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands (finished)
News
Star Citizen Free Fly Event and IAE

New Squadron 42 Trailer and News
– Game is feature complete and in the polishing phase.  No release date yet.

Steam Deck OLED

Topics
What are we streaming or movies we’ve seen?

Jim

  • Shameless TV series
  • ReReRe watching the Expanse
  • Indiana Jones and Dial of Destiny
  • The Witcher
  • Ahsoka

Logun

  • Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
  • Star Trek Deep Space 9
  • Castlevania Nocturne
  • The Witcher
  • Loki
  • Secret Invasion
  • Ahsoka
  • Invincible
  • Gen V
  • Blue Beetle
  • Spiderman Across the Spiderverse
  • The Flash

Curls

  • Star Trek Strange New Worlds
  • Star Trek Discovery
  • Star Trek Picard
Community News
The discord server has a new name “Flynn’s Arcade”  click the link below to join us.  If you want to talk about games, or interact with us, join our Discord.
Credits:
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Intro-music: Skate by Kamiku

Outro-music: Battle of Pogs by Kamiku

The opinions expressed in this podcast are that of the individual and NOT the opinion’s of The AFK Podcast as a whole

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# 339 “Adulting Sucks”

Play list
Curls

  • A whole lotta a little bit here and there
  • Tiny Tina
  • Borderlands 3
  • Making Music
  • Hackintoshing
  • Plotting next upgrade New Builds
  • Entered a beat contest (Soundcloud)

Jim 

  • Halo Infinite  on PC
  • Space Marine (Steam Deck)
  • Got Fable 3 working on Steam Deck (looking forward to my second playthrough)
News
Homeworld 3 Delayed

Alan Wake 2 in October

Star Trek Resurgence released

Total War Pharaoh Announced

Topics
NVME m.2 all the things.  4tb NVME prices continue to drop.  

  • I’m pulling all SSD’s out of my machine and replacing them with m.2.  Makes for higher performance  an extremely clean build with a whole lot less wires.  Basically every machine has a 1tb OS NVME drive and a 4tb NVME game drive.  The editing machine has an NVME raid card with 4 2tb Samsung 970’s in raid 0.  Any rig with only 1 nme slot was given a 4tb nvme card. This was only an issue on 2 micro ATX rigs.  
  • Finally retiring older desktops and laptops from the x58 era.  
  • I have a ton of used  SSD’s that I’ll be dropping into my server projects.

What are we streaming?

Jim

  • Below Deck
  • Ancient Aliens
  • History’s greatest mysteries
  • Alone
  • Black Adam
  • John Wick 4

Curls

  • Star Trek Picard
  • Star Trek New Worlds
  • Power: Book II
  • Youtube
  • The Diplomat
Community News
We are on Twitter @theafkpodcast  

If you want to talk about games, or interact with us, join our Discord.

Listener Emails:
iTunes/Google-Play Shout Outs:
Credits:

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Additional Support for the show:

Podsafe music courtesy of freemusicarchive.org

Intro-music: Skate by Kamiku

Outro-music: Battle of Pogs by Kamiku

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# 338 “Flynn Solo”

This week Flynn explains the reason for the long break.

Jim
– Reasons for the break.
      – Space Marine (Steam Deck)

  •  CodMW Multiplayer (Season 3)
  • COD infinite warfare
  • Halo Infinite Campaign.
  • Chat GPT loves us.  We had no idea.
  • pup-ternity leave

    News:
    Bluesnews.com this week. 

    Topics:
    Any new tech purchases?
    Jim
    3 builds in progress, doing build videos
      – Podcast, streaming, editing rig 

       – VR Rig (Valve Index)

       – Guest Rig

       – Main Rig PSU and storage upgrade
      – Cool Extended Battery for Steam Deck

    What are we streaming?
    Jim

    • The Departed
    • We own the city
    • Parks and Rec..again
    • Yellowstone
    • High Score documentary

      Community:
      Flynn is committed to Streaming the podcast weekly, even if I have to go solo.  If you’re a member of the community and would like to be on the podcast for an interview (community spot light) please DM flynn in Discord.   Flynn will be returning to Twitch streaming at least twice a week to start.  Possible limited series on YouTube.  

      If you want to talk about games, or interact with us, join our Discord.
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      Podsafe music courtesy of freemusicarchive.org

      Intro-music: Skate by Kamiku

    • Outro-music: Battle of Pogs by Kamiku

      The opinions expressed in this podcast are that of the individual and NOT the opinion’s of The AFK Podcast as a whole

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# 337 “Holiday Special 2022”

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This week we discuss;

Play list
Jim

  • SWTOR
  • MW2 Multiplayer

Logun

  • God of War Ragnarok
  • Vampire Survivor
  • Installing Launchbox and spinning the retro games back up

Curls

  • Metroid: Prime
  • Overwatch 2
  • Linux Game testing on laptop
  • PC Building Sim 2
News
Mysterious Star Wars Game Testing in Sweden

Nvidia Killing Game Stream

Steam Winter Sale Next Week, Gaming Nominations

Chris Metzen returns to Warcraft as an advisor

Amazon Games Publishing next Tomb Raider?

The Withcher III Next Gen update released

AMD Radeon RX 7900 and RX 7900 XT Launch

The Game Awards Games of the year 2022

Topics
What are we streaming?

Logun

  • Black Adam
  • Karate Kid (Netflix)
  • Andor (Disney+)
  • Christmas movies
    • Guardians of the Galaxy
    • Family Man
    • Jingle All the Way
    • Scrooged
    • Christmas Carol (Muppets and Disney)
    • Die Hard

Jim

  • The Black List (Ray Reddington is my role model)
  • Christmas Movies
  • Top Gun Maverick
  • Hunter Killer

Curls

  • Ready to Love
  • From Scratch

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Additional Support for the show:

Podsafe music courtesy of freemusicarchive.org

Intro-music: Skate by Kamiku

Outro-music: Battle of Pogs by Kamiku

The opinions expressed in this podcast are that of the individual and NOT the opinion’s of The AFK Podcast as a whole

 

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We’re Still Here

We are still here and will return as soon as possible.  After 12 years of service Flynn’s podcasting rig up and died.  He is in the process of rebuilding the rig and the podcast studio.  Back Soon!  — The AFK Podcast.

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# 336 “Silent Hill Remakes”

This week we discuss:

Play list
Jim 

  • SWTOR (Trooper Class Story. Last one I have left to play.)
  • Total War Britannia
  • Bought a Ryzen 7 5800X at 40% off on Amazon.  Will Replace my 5600X which will replace my 3600X which will replace my 2600.  Hardware shuffle.
  • LAN cache server update.  Performance just keeps getting better.

Curls – The Medium

  • Sleeping Dogs
  • Working on Music

Logun

  • Spiderman Miles Morales
  • Hotwheels

Additional Support for the show:

Podsafe music courtesy of freemusicarchive.org

Intro-music: Skate by Kamiku

Outro-music: Battle of Pogs by Kamiku

The opinions expressed in this podcast are that of the individual and NOT the opinion’s of The AFK Podcast as a whole

News
Gone Gold – The Callisto Protocol

New Tales from the Borderlands Released

AMD RDNA 3 Stream Next Month

Intel 13th Gen CPUs Released, Reviewed

Crysis Remastered Trilogy on Steam Next Month

A Plague Tale: Requiem Arrives

Kerbal Space Program 2 Entering Early Access in February

Silent Hill 2 Remake Announced

Silent Hill F, Silent Hill Town-fall, and Silent Hill Ascension Revealed

The Sims 4 is now F2P and the next one is in development

Ghostbusters Spirits Unleaded

CODMW II Specs

Topics
What are we streaming?

Curls – youtube

  • In the Dark
  • SVU

Jim

  • Picard
  • Halo
  • Blacklist
  • LOTR Rings of Power

Logun

  • LoTR: Rings of Power
  • Star Wars Rebels
  • Avengers Earths Mightiest Heroes

 

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# 335 “Face-Lift”

This week we discuss;

Play list
Jim –  Total War Thrones of Britannia

  • Bioshock remastered on Steam Deck
  • COD infinite warfare on Deck
  • Studio/LAN room rebuild progress

Curls

  • Not much gaming this week
  • Mostly working on music in my little free time
  • Trying out Nobara Linux on my laptop

Logun

  • Hotwheel Unleashed
  • Spiderman Miles Morales
News
Overwatch 2 attracts 25m players in 10 days

New Steam Mobile App?

Bayonetta Voice Actress calls for boycott

RTX 4090 series is out.

4080 12GB has been “unlaunched”

Topics
What are we streaming?

Jim 

  • Rewatched Andor
  • Rewatching Kenobi
  • Rewatching Star Wars Films
  • Lord of the Rings Extended Editions

Curls

  • Youtube
  • In the Dark

Logun

  • She-Hulk
  • Lord of The Rings: Rings of Power
  • Star War Rebels
  • Cobra Kai Season 5
  • Cyberpunk Edge Runners
Community News

We don’t closely monitor twitter anymore.  If you want to talk about games, or interact with us, join our Discord.

Credits:

You can find the AFK podcast at theafkpodcast.net  There you will find links to our Twitch stream, YouTube, and Discord.  Join our Discord for more pc gaming and hardware discussion.



Additional Support for the show:

Podsafe music courtesy of freemusicarchive.org

Intro-music: Skate by Kamiku

Outro-music: Battle of Pogs by Kamiku

The opinions expressed in this podcast are that of the individual and NOT the opinion’s of The AFK Podcast as a whole

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New Sponsor

As of November 1, 2022 The AFK Podcast is happy to welcome our very first and primary sponsor Singular Tech Pro, LLC.  As part of the sponsorship Singular Tech Pro will be updating and maintaining our website.  Let’s face it, we are long overdue for a facelift.

Singular Tech Pro, LLC is a managed I.T. services company that works with small and rural businesses in the Northern Illinois area where The AFK Podcast is based.  Please use the link above to pay them a visit and learn more.

— Flynn

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