This time around, I decided to make the podcast episode a bit more personal by doing it initially as a vidcast. There’s just something about being on camera and making it more like a chat amongst friends that gives it that personal spin. As I note in the episode, it’s not something I always want to do, but it feels right sometimes.
Anyway, this episode focuses mostly on projects I have recently finished and things that are on the horizon. I talk about the conclusion of Illusion of Gaia and also Ys Origin, and then talk about the possibility of covering Terranigma, my upcoming series on Torchlight and Torchlight 2, and a few other things. I also get into my recent interest in the show Da Vinci’s Demons and what I thought about Gotham, which is cool.
Finally, I talk about the value of an audio episode vs. a video one and talk about my thoughts regarding appearing on camera (basically, just a general unease at times, since things are more laid back when just chilling over audio, as I know my friend Q can relate).
For those wanting to download or stream the MP3 of this episode, you can direct yourself here:
GG 06-07: “Allahweh’s Latest Flings” (MP3)
Rob Eubank (a.k.a. Master Dex) made his season debut via Skype on September 18, 2014. Rob was the show’s co-host back in Season 3 and has been on at least one episode every season of the podcast.
In this episode, Rob briefly talks about his enlistment and initial training with the United States Air Force and how much he missed being in contact with the outer world. Needless to say, Rob isn’t as much in-the-know regarding gaming and the like as he used to be, but that fact makes for an interesting topic of conversation. We also spend a little time talking about Twitch’s recent copyright policies and how they have been affecting archived footage on the website, discuss horror games a bit, and even talk about a couple of animes that Rob has been into. As always, his presence on the show was interesting and fun!
If you’d like to stream or download an MP3 of this episode, follow the link below:
GG 06-06: “The Master is Back!” (MP3)
On this episode of the podcast, the awesome Prince_Marth85 (a.k.a. Haldegon) joins me on Skype for his first appearance on the show! Marth is a huge fan of video games – strategy games and RPGs in particular – so much of his time on the show is spent discussing those specific things, as well as horror games and legal questions regarding emulation. It’s a quite varied episode of the podcast, but it was also a lot of fun to record! Hopefully you guys will enjoy it as much as we had fun recording it!
Marth is working to grow his YouTube account, so please subscribe to his channel if you can for League of Legends, Super Mario RPG, and much more!
You can also follow him on Twitch!
For those wanting to download or stream a copy of the MP3, you can find it below (yes, the show is eventually coming to iTunes!):
GG 06-05: “His Highness, Prince Marth” (MP3)
This week’s episode of the podcast is less about a strict gaming or geek culture-related topic but rather about something more personal: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. This is a topic that I’ve examined before through writing, and given some of my recent dealings with falling into OCD habits, I thought it deserved to be revisited. Further, I thought making a podcast episode dedicated to my struggles with the disorder and my observations regarding it (as well as sharing other stories I’ve read online about similar struggles) would make it even more personal.
So, I hope you enjoy this more unique episode!
As always, if you want an MP3 to stream or download later, you can find that below:
GG 06-04: “Obsessing about Obsessing”
This week’s podcast was recorded a little earlier than I initially expected, but the reason for that was that I was planning to be out of town Friday through Monday visiting family over the extended Labor Day weekend, so I wanted to make sure to get a good episode out rather than skip over it this week. :)
In this episode, I return from talking about heavy issues to getting into the meat of an oft-overlooked series of action/adventure/RPGs called Ys. Interestingly, Ys is a series that I really do love, however I have only played a handful of the series’ games and completed far less than that (a mere one game, in fact). Yet, this is a series steeped deep in lore, taking place in Earth’s antiquity and having a rather complex storyline to draw you in. Further, this fits perfectly with the fact that I recently started streaming Ys Origin on the PC - a new Let’s Stream series that you should totally check out!
For those wanting to stream or download the MP3 of this podcast, you can find it here:
GG 06-03: “Ys Origins” (MP3)
My good friend Alexander Tullus (@TheTwelve) brought to my attention the recent craziness involving one Zoe Quinn and her affairs and interactions involving members of Kotaku and Rock, Paper, Shotgun, and a video by the InternetAristocrat that summarized this and gave his own thoughts on the subject. Alexander was curious what my reaction would be after I watched that video and, once I did, I decided that the best way to address it would be to make it the subject of a podcast episode! :)
So, in this episode, I examine what Quinn’s actions represent, discuss whether or not this is truly a unique thing that represents a failure in game journalism as a whole, and discuss my thoughts on reviewership and journalism as fields. I think you may find my take on it is refreshing and logical, and ultimately that it just makes a lot of sense. I don’t sit here and deplore Quinn for what she did, nor do I tear down the folks that were involved with her, but rather I speak about what her actions reflect and how they might represent how things have been for a very long time.
As always, your own thoughts are welcome!
If you’d like to listen to this podcast episode or download it for later, you can find it below:
GG 06-02: “Quinn & The Death of the Fifth Estate” (MP3)
The Gaming Goddess podcast is kicking off its sixth season after a rather short break here with a special video episode! Some of you may be wondering why it was that I was bringing the show back so soon, yet you can thank Q of the Button Smashers Blog for encouraging me to get back into it when I appeared on Episode 52 of the Button Smashers Podcast! So, in this episode, I talk some about this new season of the show, give a couple quick reviews (in particular of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, now that the series on that game is over, on my Tecknet 1080p webcam, and a pair of Gamester Gear headphones I was recently given by the company). I also talk about the reasons for why I have switched over from Twitch to YouTube Live and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of those two services. And then, you know, I get into a couple random topics and talk about some ongoing and upcoming projects of mine :)
For those wanting an MP3 of the episode to listen to or download for later, you can find that below:
GG 06-01: “Changing Things Up” (MP3)