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Nerds Amalgamated

That's Not Canon Productions

Nerds Amalgamated
80 minJUL 21
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First, Dev-i-boy found a list of Valve games that never came out. These games were created in the dark times before Half Life: Alyx was announced, and include some interesting looks at what Half Life 3 could have been.

You can't go to Comic-Con this year, but you can watch it online. There's a great program with tons of shows including comics, television and gaming news. It's also probably the most accessible Comic-Con ever, since you don't need to leave your house and the shows are free.

First the robots came for the car factory jobs, and I said nothing. Then they came for the Playstation 4 assembly jobs, and I said "Cool, that's some nice tech". Sony has almost fully automated their assembly line and only use four people on the ends of a single assembly line that makes one console every 30 seconds. It's awesome.

Esports are stressful, and high skill players show the same signs of stress as their analogue counterparts. This doesn't surprise the Nerds at all, but it's an interesting study.

This week, Professor played a chaotic real time dice rolling game, DJ kept the peace in Agents of Mayhem and Dev-i-boy got distracted by job applications. Wish him luck.

Half-Life projects cancelled before Alyx, including Half-Life 3

- https://www.pcgamer.com/at-least-5-half-life-projects-were-cancelled-before-alyx-including-half-life-3/

Comic-Con @ Home program guide

- https://bleedingcool.com/comics/wednesday-programming-for-san-diego-comic-conhome-is-up/

- https://bleedingcool.com/comics/thursday-programming-for-san-diego-comic-conhome-is-here/

- https://bleedingcool.com/comics/friday-programming-for-san-diego-comic-conhome-is-here/

- https://bleedingcool.com/comics/saturday-programming-for-san-diego-comic-conhome-is-here/

- https://bleedingcool.com/comics/sunday-programming-for-san-diego-comic-conhome-is-here/

Near fully automated Playstation Factory

- https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/PlayStation-s-secret-weapon-a-nearly-all-automated-factory

- https://vdata.nikkei.com/en/newsgraphics/sony-playstation/

Stress and Coping in Esports and the Influence of Mental Toughness


Games Played


– Project: ELITE -https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/171726/project-elite

Rating: 4/5


– DNP (Did Not Play)

Rating: TBA


– Agents of Mayhem -