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Nov 23, 2016

Length 1:04:56

"We missed you soooooo much! In all seriousness, we're finally back after a long hiatus and we're so glad to be back. Join Splicepoint and Danimal in catching up on what's been going on for the last few months. We talk Gamescom, CitizenCon, and touch on the beginning of CIG's 4th Anniversary!"


0:00 Intro - Welcome Back
2:48 Broken Radar
3:08 Happy Hour
6:30 Toast (El Danimale)
7:01 Toast (Splicepoint)
8:03 Comms: Procedural Generation
11:05 Comms: CIG Releasing Internal Schedule
12:30 Comms: Patch 2.6 (Incl. Star Marine)
19:15 Comms: Ship Sales - UEE War Bond Editions
20:50 Tangent: EVE Online now F2P
25:15 Comms: Timeline & Ships (Cutlass Rework, Pipeline, Sales)
41:25 Comms: Tevarin
45:30 Comms: Anniversary
47:20 GTYSPWWTPSC  (Overwatch, Rocket League, Planet Coaster, Wow:Legion, Golfing With Friends, The Division, Dark Souls, This Is The Police, EVE: Valkyrie)
55:37 HOTAS Talk
1:02:55 Outro, Credits, Housekeeping


Audio Credits:


Production Note"Danimal cut the show together and, let's be honest, he's rusty. Send your complaints his way. Also - we're glad to back. Come hang with us in discord, we never left over there!" - Splicepoint

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Aug 19, 2016

Episode 15: No Man's Sky with Those Three Guys

Length 1:07:27

"Splicepoint and Danimal are joined by Erris from the Imperial News Network to discuss the release of No Man's Sky including thoughts on procedural tech and other space sims (Elite, Star Citizen)."


0:00 Intro
3:15 The (Informal) Radar
3:57 Happy Hour
9:10 Toast (Erris)
10:55 Comms: No Man's Sky Release
31:55 Procedural Tech
55:30 Hype Trains and Other Games
1:02:55 Outro, Credits, Housekeeping


Audio Credits:


Production Note"So Gamescom just happened... don't worry - there'll be a Data Spike on the current happenings soon (tm)!" - Splicepoint

Thanks for Erris for joining us - if you want to check out the Imperial News Network, we highly recommend it! ImperialNews.Network

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Jul 18, 2016

Length 59:53

"Splicepoint and Danimal are joined by an old friend, ODSK, to find out what he knows about Star Citizen, and bring him into the UEE Fleet."


 

0:00 Intro
1:04 The Radar
1:42 Happy Hour
5:05 Toast (ODSK)
6:48 Comms: Recruiting ODSK to the Fleet
57:18 Outro


Audio Credits:


Production Note"Danimal has a new mic and we have a new team member, ODSK! Huzzah! Come hang with us in Discord. Our inaugural Data Spike 'Flight Night' was a great time! Link to discord at DataSpike.me" - Splicepoint

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Jun 20, 2016

“With the release of Star Citizen alpha patch 2.4 came the beginnings of persistence in the ‘Mini-PU’. For the first time we have the ability to customize our characters, purchase and equip clothing, buy weapons, earn currency (via alpha UEC aka aUEC). Further, the default control bindings for mouse and keyboard have been given a complete overhaul. Join the Data Spike team as we discuss the latest and greatest in Star Citizen’s development.”


 

0:00 Intro
1:50 The Radar
2:15 Happy Hour
3:12 Toast (Splicepoint)
4:30 Comms: Patch 2.4 takeaways
11:07 Comms: General 2.4 talk and hopes for 2.5
34:15 Outro


Audio Credits:


Production Note: “Yes. I did let the outtro run after the outtro music intentionally. I thought you should all hear Das Langerman struggle with Audacity. Also, quite serious about joining us in discord! We have really enjoyed getting to know all the community members that stop by to spend time with us. As always, thanks for listening – fly safe out there!” – Splicepoint

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May 27, 2016

Episode 12: All That Ore and More - Mining in Star Citizen

Length 50:55

”We talk mining in Star Citizen--What we know, what we'd like to see, and how mining is shaping up to look compared to other resource gathering games.“ 


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0:00 Intro
2:21 The Radar
3:41 Happy Hour
5:50 Toast (El Danimale)
6:58 Comms: Mining in Star Citizen
48:16 Outro


Audio Credits:


Production Note"I got nothing this time. Still playing with the new recording method. We think it's sounding good, but let us know if you feel otherwise!" - El Danimale

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Apr 15, 2016

Episode 11: Aggressive Negotiations - Aliens and the UEE in Star Citizen

Length 1:02:52

”We talk aliens and xenophobia, or more like how NOT to be xenophobic. We touch on the brief history of the UEE, introduce the alien races, and discuss how they might come into play in the Persistent Universe.“ 


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0:00 Intro
1:35 The Radar
2:22 Happy Hour
5:49 Toast (Das Langerman)
6:23 Comms: Aliens and their role in Star Citizen
9:23  The Banu
16:32 The Xi'an
29:00 The Vanduul
40:45 The Kr'Thak
42:20 Discussion: Aliens and Star Citizen
1:00:08 Outro


Audio Credits:


 Production Note"Tinkering with a new way to record. Let us know if you hear anything funky or odd so we can not have it happen next time!" - El Danimale

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Mar 18, 2016

Episode 10: The Star Citizen Community feat. Dolvak

Length 55:26

"We catch up with original backer, former /r/starcitizen moderator, Imperial News Network director Dolvak to catch up about the history behind the Star Citizen subreddit, highlight some great community members over on the subreddit in our 'Gold Citizen' segment, and argue a little bit about the Sabre in our tenth installment of Data Spike!"

 


0:00 Intro
1:40 The Radar
2:14 Happy Hour
4:10 Toast...? (Dolvak)
6:00 Gold Citizen (reddit users: Alluran, Eskel_Gorov, FauxShizzle, Kanetu, Cptn.Canuck, Firespikez)
10:25  G-Locked feat. Dolvak

13:55 /r/StarCitizen Subreddit History

16:10 INN Origins
20:42 Growth of the Community and the Current State of the Space/Sci-fi Genre (SQ42, Sci-Fi Genre, X-Files Spoilers, other Space Games, peripherals, TrackIR)
27:34 We ask Dolvak to talk about how the role of INN and content creators in general will change once Star Citizen has its official launch and we talk the future of INN.
34:14 "Open Development" and Crowdfunding as a model for game development
44:29 The Sabre showdown between Splicepoint and Dolvak
50:00 What to expect from INN for the rest of 2016
53:40 Outro


Audio Credits:


Thank you to Dolvak for joining us for episode 10; and seriously, if you haven't checked out INN, give them a look - they do great stuff for the Star Citizen community. ImperialNews.Network


Production Note"Thanks for listening. We're still working on getting a regular schedule together but we've loved all the support from everyone lately. Please let us know what you think of the show or come chat with us. We're now on Discord - check us out! Fly safe out there!" - Splicepoint

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Mar 4, 2016

Episode 9: Life of a Spaceman

Length 1:04:13

"The Data Spike gang talks life and death in the Star Citizen PU!"


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0:00 Intro
1:27 The Radar
2:19 Happy Hour
4:35 Toast (El Danimale)
5:58 Data Spike Racing Challenge Results
10:04  Comms: Life (and Death) of a Spaceman
1:01:45 Outro


Audio Credits:

 


 

Original Reddit Thread by Reddit user /u/magicmethod


Production Note: "If that cat had nine lives, she just used 'em all." - Cousin Eddy

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Feb 17, 2016

Length 51:54

"The Data Spike gang talks what we know about racing and what CIG can do to make sure that they nail racing in Star Citizen!"


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0:00 Intro
0:57 The Radar
1:18 Happy Hour
3:15 Toast (Splicepoint)
4:08 Comms: Uber in Star Citizen?
9:46 Comms: Racing in Star Citizen
48:12 Outro


Audio Credits:


Production Note: "Who of the Data Spike team would win in a race? Go vote in our twitter poll! We're going to race before next episode and announce the winner!" -Splicepoint

Let us know what you thought about the show!
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Feb 1, 2016

Episode 7: Resplendent Ports and Cacti Hauling; The Star Citizen Economy

Length 1:03:50

"Chef's resplendent port meets Splicepoint's cargo-hold full of cacti in this Data Spike episode about the Star Citizen economy!"


0:00 Intro
1:25 The Radar
2:10 Happy Hour
5:30 Toast (Citizen Chef)
6:15 Comms: The Star Citizen Economy
1:00:10 Nav Check: Star Citizen Persistent Universe and Squadron 42 splitting February 14th! 
1:01:30 Outro


Audio Credits:


Production Note: "We used a new software platform to record this time around - think it solved a lot of our mic issues! Let us know how it sounds on your end." -Splicepoint 


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Jan 14, 2016

Episode 6: Star Citizen's "Endgame"


Length1:23:56

"Data Spike's first episode of 2016 is jam packed with discussion about the future of Star Citizen's endgame. We invite a guest, game developer Cptn.Canuck, onto the show to talk development and his views on what he'd like to see after a few months in the PU when it goes live, and we catch up in Comms about some of the things we're hoping to see too!"

 


 

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 1:51 The Radar
  • 2:39 Happy Hour
  • 5:25 Guest Spotlight (Video Game Developer and DOTA2 streamer Cptn.Canuck joins us to talk endgame!)
  • 41:52 Comms (Endgame Roundtable)
  • 1:24:41 Outro

 



Audio Credits:

 



Thank you very much to Cptn.Canuck for coming on the show! Canuck is a DOTA2 streamer over on twitch and is active in the SC community. You can also find a link to his post (as discussed in the show) here. Check out his stuff, send him any thoughts you might have, thank him for joining all of us!



Production Note:"Narrowing in on our mic issues - thanks for sticking it out! We've now ruled out hardware as the culprit and we're turning our attention to software. Also - let us know how the show is flowing for you! We're liking the way this episode went! While you're at it - give a huge thank you to El Danimale for allowing me to take a break this episode, he cut together our show this episode! Thanks Danimal!"-Splicepoint

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Dec 22, 2015

Episode 5: Haters Gonna Hate

Length 45:06


"The whole gang is back together and we introduce a new
segment to our show format, laughs are had, points and participation ribbons are awarded, lots of edits were made in post, microphones pop; it's the Holidays with the cast of Data Spike...what did you expect?""


0:00 Intro
1:47 The Radar
2:47 Happy Hour
4:15 Comms (2.0, 2.1 PTU, December Livestream, Freelancer Redux, Reliant Variants, Age of SC Community)
23:45 Data Spike
42:38 Outro


Audio Credits:


Production Note: "We finally fix some mic popping and then people leave
their desktops for the Holidays and it's back!" -Splicepoint 

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Dec 8, 2015

Episode 4: The Great Melting

Length 39:30


"Splicepoint and Danimal throw out the format and talk comms in Episode 4 of DataSpike! Splicepoint is crashing his way through the PTU in 2.0 with a new mic from Cyber Monday and Danimal and Splice both are enjoying a couple new ships in their hangars from the anniversary sale. "


0:00 Intro
2:52 Drinking problem? What's the problem?
6:16 Anniversary Sale Aftermath
7:00 Reliant - Interior/HUD
8:40 The Great Melting (ie. Splicepoint's Anniv. Sale Outcome)
Carrack, Banu MM, We sucked at EVE, Sabre
12:00 PTU 2.0
14:00 Almost $100M - Reward Speculation - #LTIisDead
20:50 Chrome Extension for Hangar on RSI by Citizen Alluran (HangarXPLOR)
21:35 Reworked Freelancer
25:17 New Gameplay Trailer
26:52 HOTAS Talk
33:54 Repair Design Document
38:10 Outro


Mentioned This Episode:


Production Note: "I think the mic popping is gone....right guys?" -Splicepoint 

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Nov 21, 2015

Episode 3: Star Citizen Turns 3! Anniversary Sale & 2.0!

Length 1hr 03min
"Anniversary Sale Info, SQ42 updates..............OH AND 2.0 DROPPED! We're here to give you the rundown!"


0:00 Intro
1:05 Episode Breakdown
1:53 Drinking problem? What's the problem?
3:52 NEWS
4:11 Anniversary Sale Info
11:32 Anniversary LiveStream Misc. Details (Development Pipeline, HOTAS, etc.)
15:22 2.0 to the PTU! Details.
21:05 Avenger Warlock Variant: EWAR
23:30 Million Mile High Club
26:00 Development Efficiencies & New Ship 'Crucible' Talk
26:42 Quick SQ42 Updates (Mark Hamill Interviews on the Web, Co-Op)
33:52 COMMS
34:20 Anniversary Sale Plans
40:40 Das_Langarman calls in!
44:40 Citizen Chef calls in!
48:10 Does pledging big ships ruin the game for you if you don't earn them in game?
57:10 Will Industry meta-game be too tedious?
1:02:05 Sign offs & Last Words
1:03:41 End


Anniversary Sale Link: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/transmission/15067-AnniVERSEary-Sale-Kickoff

Anniversary Livestream Playback: http://www.twitch.tv/starcitizen/v/26605051


Production Note: 2.0 is here and we're super hyped! Just Danimale and myself this time around - we fill you in on the anniversary sale if you missed it. For those of you who were able to catch up on the live stream feel free to skip forward to Comms to get in on more of our discussion rather than providing updates!

Speaking of which - how do you guys like the format? Do you want less news and more comms? How are we doing? Let us know what's most interesting to you. Thanks for listening! -Splicepoint and the rest of the gang.

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Oct 18, 2015

"In a lengthy episode meant to fill you in on all sorts of activity going on in the 'verse, Splicepoint, Danimal and the Chef bring you good tidings from Citizen Con 2015 and all the incredible content that's due to drop just around the corner!"

0:00 Intro
1:24
Episode Rundown
1:52
Introducing Citizen_Chef
3:44
Drinking problem? What's the problem?
4:37 NEWS
5:10
AtV 2.2
8:46
1 Million Citizens / $93 Million
10:16
PU Alpha
19:20
ICFS Modes
22:10
…and more!
22:53
ARK StarMap
26:42
Squadron 42
31:08
Star Marine
31:45
1.3.0 on the PTU
34:00 COMMS
34:24
Size of the 'Verse
42:06
Derek Smart, The Escapist, Forbes
47:38
New Ship: The Sabre
50:57
Under the Radar: Avenger Variants
54:37
Where to Find Us
55:14
Sign offs & Last Words
56:05
End

Production Note: It was a LONG episode! So much going on we didn't feel like we wanted to cut it short! Hopefully it's all relevant and interesting to you guys. We are still working through some of our audio kinks from the first episode - hope to improve with each 'cast! We didn't get the time to rework our audio bits and bobs so that's been pushed into a future episode. Give us a listen and let us know how we're doing - feedback makes us better. Thanks for stopping by!  -Splicepoint and the rest of the gang.

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Oct 7, 2015

Episode 1: "Wingmen of Questionable Stature"

Splicepoint, Danimal and Langerman bring you a brand new Star Citizen podcast, Data Spike! In our inaugural episode we introduce the show and ourselves, cover a brief bit of news, and discuss our hopes for CitizenCon.


Show Outline:

  • 0:00 Lead-in and Intro
  • 0:52 Introduction to Data Spike Podcast
  • 1:47 Introductions to El Danimale, Langerman, Splicepoint
  • 5:11 Drinking Problem
  • 5:52 News: $90 M & Almost 1M backers, Derek Smart / The Escapist, The Endeavor
  • 12:18 Comms: CitizenCon Hype
  • 16:53 Where To Find Us
  • 17:51 Outro & Lead-out
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