This episode (which might serve as a mid-season special?), I return to the vlog (or vidcast, if you prefer) format for a bit more personal of a session. I talk about recent internet woes and Skype issues (which is interesting because it fits perfectly with the FCC’s recent ruling about Net Neutrality), some of the games I’ve been playing lately, my thoughts on various YouTube formats, and my recent adventures into teaching Taekwondo!
Music in this episode comes from Sonic Colors, which I think has an absolutely fantastic soundtrack, so I hope you enjoy it!
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GG 07-07: “A Fireside Chat” (MP3)
I always seem to have interesting conversations with my good friend Rob Eubank, so its no surprise that this week’s episode of the podcast, in which he once more joins to help host the episode, makes for an interesting listen. Since the topic of intellectual copyright and digital media rights has been under discussion this season of the show, Rob and I talk a bit about that with him sharing his own opinion on the matter with me. We also talk a bit about Star Trek Online and the upcoming Firefly Online, and Rob teases a bit about Star Citizen, which he mentioned briefly in more detail back in Episode 4 this season.
I’m always interested to hear your thoughts on these sorts of topics, so if you want to weigh in on the matter of digital copyright, please share with me!
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GG 07-06: “A Limited Liability World” (MP3)
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask for the Nintendo 64 is actually one of my favorite of the entries into Nintendo’s long-running franchise, and since February 13 marked the release of the Nintendo 3DS remake of the game, it only seemed fitting to do a special episode focused on thoughts about the game. So, for this episode, Warren C. Bennett is back again as a guest co-host to talk about our memories of the game, to discuss the new remake for the 3DS, and to briefly talk about the fact that February 13 also happened to be the release date of the “New Nintendo 3DS.” Fun times indeed!
As to whether or not I’m going to pick up the New 3DS, you’ll just have to listen in. However, I definitely think that the 3DS itself will be the “star” of a future podcast episode, so stay tuned for more gaming fun!
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GG 07-05: “Unmasking Majora” (MP3)
Rob Eubank – recurring guest since Season 1 and co-host of Season 3 – makes his Season 7 debut on the podcast to talk with me about something I really wanted to know more about: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. In case you couldn’t guess this based on his previous stints on this podcast, Rob is a big fan of Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid series, and so I wanted to put him to the test by asking him what this new game is all about, why Kojima decided to release a prelude chapter as a stand-alone game, and what he thinks the future of the franchise itself might be.
From there, we segue a little bit into a talk about Miyamoto and his exit from the Super Mario universe, and whether Kojima may eventually decide to do something similar. Rob also brings up P.T. (or Playable Teaser), which was a funny little stunt Kojima pulled whereby we get a taste for the upcoming Silent Hills game.
Rob also mentions a game called Star Citizen very briefly, in case that’s a topic that interests you.
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GG 07-04: “Ground Zeroes w/ Master_Dex!” (MP3)
It seems like there have been quite a few non-gaming topics to cover here lately, and this specific episode’s topic is courtesy of NawkCire from Twitter. He mentioned the concept of “freebooting” and wanted to know our thoughts on it, so here my guest co-host Warren and I talk about the issue in a general sense and then talk about the wider issues with digital copyright and intellectual property theft. As Warren says, it’s a new world we live in, so there are lots of different issues to wrestle with.
In the first few minutes, you’ll also get treated to a bit of a short monologue I provide (in video format!) to address the “addiction” topic again from our previous episode. I wanted to clear up a few things so that no one would claim that we glossed over such a major topic!
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GG 07-03: “The Art of Freebooting” (MP3)
This episode of The Gaming Goddess podcast is a bit of a deviation from recent themes. Here, my good friend and returning episode co-host Warren C. Bennett joins me for a more serious topic: Addiction. Warren and I relate stories of our own experiences either first-hand or through people we’ve known that have been addicted to video games, the Internet, and several other things. I even talk about someone I know professionally who is addicted effectively to work and community service to the point of detriment to their family and home life.
If you or anyone you know is struggling with any sort of addiction, know that there are channels through which to seek help. You are not alone!
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GG 07-02: “An Addicted Lifestyle” (MP3)
The 7th season of The Gaming Goddess podcast makes its debut with friend of the show and personal friend of mine, Warren C. Bennett, joining me to talk about a wide variety of topics. Warren has been a recurring part of the show since Season 1 and it is always refreshing to have him with me.
In this episode, Warren catches us up on his latest adventures in life, discusses with me the fact that we are living in a “new world of publishing,” mentions his submission of a story to a volume of Sound & Fury: Shakespeare Goes Punk, discusses with me our thoughts on Steam‘s Early-Access policy and whether this has hurt the industry a bit, and we talk about indie gaming and my Zelda: Sword of Moria project. We also end with a mention of what Episode 2 will be about.
This was a great episode, and I am very thankful to Warren for stopping by!
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GG 07-01: “A New World of Publishing” (MP3)