The podcast gets a name. Ben and Tao run through the ups and downs of moderating a 90s era cyber space in the sci-fi web simulator, Hypnospace Outlaw. Topics include the early internet, nostalgia, when puzzles become too puzzling, minigames, microtransactions and pseudo-currencies, music genres, and the limits of satire. Spoilers from half way through, clearly delimited.
Content Warning: PEGI 12. Bad language. Hacking, piracy and heavy censorship.
The original soundtrack is mostly by Jay Tholen. It’s available on Spotify.
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