In this episode, we can’t decide on one item for each topic, so instead we bring you a grab bag of grab bags. Jay talks about backwards aircraft carriers and the origin of the minimap, John tells you about news which was fresh when we recorded and old when we publish, and new audio setup reduces Jay’s obnoxious breathing noises by up to 80%.
In this episode, Jay picks a horrifyingly punny title, we agree that shotguns are for door locks, beanbags, and pigeons clay and live, John picks older items in a gaming topic than Jay for once, and we discuss the only pitiful species of hornet in the world.
Clashes and 11 Days of Christmas, Marshall L. Michael III
A Gripen-C (payload 11,400lb) can indeed carry an empty A-4F (weight 10,450lb). We couldn’t find payload figures for the Gripen-A in our admittedly abbreviated after-show research.
After yet another month of failing to finish our special project, we knock together an episode at the last second to keep our monthly schedule going, sort of like this.
Merry Christmas! We dive into our wishlists for a very special special episode.
We’re back to our normal format for a very late November episode. Join us for some griping about one thing which really isn’t tacticool, some games which we don’t understand, and the case of the missing quals.
PC Gamer writes up some terrible adventure game puzzles
This month we bring you a very special edition of the Crossbox Podcast! Listen to us chat about game design and the Battle of Midway.
In this episode, Jay rambles for a full half hour on a gun topic (a Crossbox first!), we trash a three-gun group whose rules specify what color your magazines are (and are not) allowed to be, we make a connection between Bond and Longstreet, and we decide that the French aren’t so bad after all.
Jay’s Goldeneye Source review in one line (approximately): wow, how old-school. I don’t remember it taking this many bullets to kill someone. Oh, right. I always used the P90. That’s why.
Civil War II
Your Korean tank…
… and IFV
And the Gripen
In which we have no special theme for you, but we do have: a squee-worthy news topic immediately following a weighty warlike one, some further competition kit chit-chat, some defenses of indefensible procurement errors, and a proper savaging of a game that we describe as, “Factorio, but boring,” as well as, “EVE Online for shut-ins”. Listen and see for yourself.
Glock trigger connector improvement
Geissele AR trigger
History of the Abrams and MBT-70
John’s Leopard 2 reference of choice
Armiger Solutions: our match sponsor!
Kytex-brand Kydex gear (that isn’t confusing at all)
What Price Glory, purveyor of reproduction military kit
This month, radio gremlins do not replace our show with something straight from 1940, we talk about artillery through the ages in more ways than one, and we report on hitting the dusty competition circuit.
Japanese license-built Krupp 12cm howitzer
7.7cm Krupp field howitzer, pre-hydraulic recoil, used by the Boers in the Second Boer War, still superior to British artillery in South Africa
Artillery causes 80% casualties in the Donbas war
Three Kat articles
Intro to Glockblaster
Operation Barbarossa began 75 years ago today. Join us for a look back to June, 1941, in inimitable Crossbox style.