About two months ago, LPGardian (a.k.a. Q) of the awesome site Button Smashers Blog left a comment in my podcast archive about how much he enjoyed “The Gaming Goddess” podcast. He got in touch with me and after some back and forth, I spoke with him on Skype and he asked if I would be interested in being an editor for BSB (or, as he put it, if I wanted to “join the family”). Since he also expressed interest in me helping host Season 3 of the “Button Smashers Podcast” in 2014, we talked about doing a test episode of sorts, basically a “get to know you” type thing.
Well, that’s exactly what this episode here is! Released on the Button Smashers Blog officially on November 24, this episode is considered a “special” podcast episode (not a numbered one from Season 2). In it, Q asks me some questions to get to know me better, we discuss the 3DS and some modern consoles a bit, talk about some of our favorite series (like the Zelda franchise), and I pick his brain a bit about Doctor Who.
If you want to get an actual MP3 of the episode, head on over to the Button Smashers Blog and follow the download link there!
Click the link here to be directed to the video on Twitch!
As you likely know by now, Jeremy Stratton is pretty big into live-streaming. In fact, he is the one that helped me figure out all the ins and outs regarding Twitch.TV and he is a very helpful person all-around. Well, he and I have been talking for some time about doing a lot of cross-over material together, and he mentioned really wanting to play “Evoland” and have me come on to comment on the experience, so yesterday I did just that!
“Evoland” is a pretty awesome indie action/RPG by a small group called Shiro and it features a very unique system – the game world evolves around you as you go! Basically, the adventure starts out in a monochrome Game Boy styled environment and continues to evolve. At the point where this stream ended, we had entered an HD state of graphics that resembled some of the stuff you might see in one of the PS1 or PS2 (yes, they were not HD, but the game uses HD graphics anyway) RPGs. It’s really awesome and has some great references tossed in there for good measure!
We hopefully next week or so will pick up with the second part of this stream, so stay tuned for that and for future awesome goodies!
Did you miss out on the Dungeon Delvers live-stream of the Ascalonian Catacombs back on February 25?
If so, worry not: Jeremy Stratton, owner of the site JustOneMMOre, has uploaded the stream to YouTube for you to enjoy!
In this video, Jeremy, Oakstout, Aristeia, Psychochild, and myself run through the Story Mode version of the dungeon and then take on one of the paths. It was a blast, and we made it through without any major issues!
Stay tuned later this week as Friday there will be another streaming event!
At 4:30 PM U.S. Central Time today (February 25, 2013), you can join Jeremy Stratton, myself, and possibly a couple others as we power through Ascalon Catacombs in Story Mode (and possibly at least one path of Explorable Mode) in “Guild Wars 2!” This live-stream event is part of the Dungeon Delvers series that Jeremy hosts as part of his meta-site Just One MMOre as Jeremy has decided that streaming is a more interactive way to handle the runs.
However, should you not be able to attend at such short notice, fear not: A link to the video will be posted later on and you can see the run then!
If you would like to join us live, head over to the Just One MMOre Twitch.TV account around 4:30 and have fun!
On February 21, 2013, I was invited to be a guest on Gamer Girls Radio‘s weekly show “This Week in Gaming.”
The topic of the week was, of course, the PlayStation 4 and it was really interesting to hear everyone’s thoughts on the upcoming console. The “First Ladies of Gaming” are certainly a very energetic bunch, and perhaps a sharp contrast to my more quiet, reserved demeanor. Yet, regardless of that, I had fun joining in and tossing in my two cents (and mainly listening, honestly, LOL). But, who knows – maybe next time I’ll be able to compete a bit more! :P
You can snag an MP3 of the show right here to listen to later!
Most of you will remember Jeremy Stratton from his guest spots on the podcast, but you also might recall him having invited me to appear on Massively TV last year to discuss various game mechanics from “Guild Wars 2″ while exploring the game. Well, this time around, Jeremy had the idea of starting up a new series that involved going through dungeons in various MMORPGs, starting with GW2, and he wanted me to be a part of it. This new series, called “Dungeon Delvers,” is being hosted by his site Just One MMOre, and will officially kick off in coming weeks, but we recently recorded a prelude to it.
In this prelude video, Jeremy, myself, and our friend Paul (aka “Oakstout” online), talk about the various options players have to get high-level gear once they hit level 80 and we discuss the purpose behind dungeons, Fractals, mention information about builds, and much more! Hopefully it will prove informative for you all that play GW2 and want to know these types of things!
Stay tuned, folks, as more stuff like this is on the way!
On October 19, 2012 I was invited by Jeremy Stratton, a member of Massively‘s “Stream Team,” to join him for an hour-long live-stream session of “Guild Wars 2.” We spent much of the session running around the Straits of Devastation and discussing builds, gear, traits, and a few other things. I’ve never done a live-stream before, but I have to admit that it was a lot of fun!
What’s more, the video was listed as being part of the set of streams being done for the site’s participation in the Extra Life charity gaming session over the weekend. Cool stuff!
Anyway, since it was live-recorded and some of you likely were not able to be around to see it, feel free to check it out at the link below:
On August 14, 2012 I was invited by Sisters Fran and Julie of the “No Prisoners, No Mercy” podcast to come on the show and talk about Guild Wars 2, which was releasing just two weeks after the recording. We were joined by Saylah of Mystical Worlds to discuss what we thought about the game and if it was the revolutionary experience we were hoping for.
It was indeed a fun show!
For those wanting an MP3 copy of the show, you can snag one here:
To find out more about NPNM, visit their site at:
To learn more about Saylah, go to:
On April 18, 2012 I had the outstanding privilege of being a guest on the long-running No Prisoners, No Mercy podcast. It was a great pleasure to get to speak with Julie and Fran on all sorts of topics, ranging from what the Myst series is really all about, the state of current MMORPGs, and a somewhat-negative outlook on the future of next-generation consoles.
There is a wide variety of music in the show, all expertly hand-picked by the hosts, and it should make for an entertaining listen.
The show’s MP3 file can be accessed right here:
If you would like to read more of Fran and Julie’s work or if you would like to listen to their other 107 podcasts, I highly encourage you check out their website!