This episode of The Gaming Goddess podcast is, in my opinion, a very special one. You see, for a while now behind the scenes, myself, Jeremy Stratton, and Warren Bennett have been making plans for an upcoming retro and indie-gaming community called Zero Friction. For a while, this was just something we casually discussed and didn’t share much with others, but now we already have the structure of the site up and are making plans for its formal launch, so this episode, featuring Jeremy Stratton as my guest, marks the site’s official public announcement!
Zero Friction was born of a desire to do something different and not have to fit in with the mainstream and “tow the line.” All of us who have been involved with its development know this all too well, and we wanted to create something unique where we could be ourselves and write about whatever we wanted. The site will focus on retro games, indie games, fan-games, and much more. It’ll be our place to share with you!
So, I really think this is a great episode and I hope you enjoy it. Please stay tuned for links to preview the site and its official launch, coming very soon!
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This time around on the podcast, my good friend Jeremy Stratton is back to finally spend an episode talking about Net Neutrality with me. We had planned to do this back in March, but our personal schedules created several missed connections and we only just now got around to it. But, I think our dialogue is really good. Jeremy and I both have friends with strong opinions on this topic and we ourselves have some personal experiences to relate. But, please don’t take this as any overly-negative bash session on any one company. Rather, understand that this is an issue that we think affects lots of different groups and is certainly worth dedicating some time to discussing!
The podcast will be taking a week off due to my attending a week-long training exercise with the military, so there won’t be a podcast episode published on April 17. Rather, you can expect the next episode to go live on April 24.
Meanwhile, be sure to follow Jeremy on Twitter and also YouTube. He puts out some really great (and relaxing, in my opinion) content and is preparing for the upcoming launch of a brand-new website experience!
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This week, I take the time to produce a vidcast special of the podcast so that I can have a nice face-to-face with you guys and talk about some of the stuff going on lately with me. First off, I talk about some of my upcoming military training (in a non-specific way, of course) since quite a few of you have asked on Twitter what all we’d be doing for a week’s time. Then, I talk about the whole Netflix Zelda thing for a little longer, discuss my shift towards more video production rather than having certain video genres be live-stream only, talk about some of the recent evolutions of sites like The Button Smashers, and much more! There’s a lot jammed into under 30 minutes here!
Recently, I decided to record some of Demonicon: The Dark Eye for the PC, so pretty soon you’ll have a new Long Play series to look forward to! :)
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So, what’s the deal with this “Net Neutrality” stuff anyway? Well, in this episode I actually take a more detailed look on it, share my thoughts on the whole debate (and play a little Devil’s Advocate on behalf of some friends), and talk about some personal experiences I’ve had with Comcast/Xfinity (who, sadly, is the only game in town in terms of non-DSL/satellite internet). Then, I shift things a bit to talk about Nintendo’s recent partnership with DeNA, bringing Nintendo media to smartphones, tablets, and computers, and ultimately their desire to create some kind of “shared Nintendo experience” between those devices and dedicated game consoles so that no matter where you go or what you have with you, you’ll have some quality content to experience. And, finally, I update you guys on the status of my Zelda fan-game, Sword of Moria (short version: expect another major demo as soon as late-April 2015!).
Music for this week’s episode consists of fan remixes of tunes from Donkey Kong Country 2!
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This time on the podcast, I have the honor of having long-time listener and supporter of the show, Eric, join me as my guest. Although this is Eric’s podcast debut, some of you may know him already as Shooter-90 on YouTube or as NawkCire from his WordPress Blog. He’s an all-around awesome guy, and after taking some time to get to know him and find out the origins of his online handles, we talk a bit about Net Neutrality and share our experiences on the topic, discuss some of our ongoing projects, and make some plans to collaborate in the future.
All-in-all this was a great episode! Be sure to follow the links above to check out Eric’s work and get to know him some more!
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It’s been a while since Jeremy Stratton has been on the podcast (Season 4, in fact, back in November 2013), but in this episode I have the pleasure of having him make his return to the show as my guest! Jeremy has had a lot going on in his life, but he’s recently gotten back into the gaming and media world a bit, keeping his Twitter and Google+ profiles active and getting back into Let’s Play content.
This episode goes all over the place in spots, but one of the main things we made a point to discuss was Steam‘s new broadcasting service they’ve built into the client. Jeremy talks about his basic understanding of how it works and what some of the future features might be, and we discuss things we’d love to see added to the overall Steam experience (local videos, anyone?).
Eventually, we plan to record an episode about Net Neutrality for the podcast, but that’ll be something you’ll just have to look forward to. Expect a bit of that topic coming in Episode 10 with a new first-time guest!
Music for this episode comes from an obscure Castlevania clone for the Japanese PC-98 called Rusty (C-Lab, 1993) – a game definitely worth checking out!
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My good friend Warren Bennett joins me for another week of The Gaming Goddess Podcast to discuss his recent adventures into the publication world. Warren has a short story he has written that will be published in the upcoming Sound & Fury: Shakespeare Goes Punk anthology due out on March 15, 2015. While I could attempt to summarize his story here, I think it’d be best to simply listen to the episode and hear it directly from him. :)
Warren and I also talk about the various themes within the “punk” category, such as Cyber, Bio, Art Deco, Diesel, and the ever-popular Steam. We discuss the origins of these genres, what they might mean to us, and how they can apply to a very broad spectrum of media types.
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GG 07-08: “Shakespeare Goes Punk” (MP3)