In this episode, recorded on December 9, 2013, I have the awesome Qudduws (or “Q”), founder of The Button Smashers Blog and Button Smashers Podcast join me on the show. Q founded BSB to create not just a simple nerd-culture community, but a “family” of like-minded people, and this attitude shows in the overall atmosphere created on the site and in the podcasts. As a new editor on BSB, I really found this podcast to be invigorating and informative!
This episode is also special because it marks the 50th overall episode of The Gaming Goddess podcast! Thanks to all of you who have been supporting and helping the show since the beginning!
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Music in this episode came from the fan-game “Mega Man 42.”
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A little while ago, I came across a game called “Master Reboot” while researching some indie horror games. After checking out the game’s website, I had to admit to myself that the game looked really cool. It was very different from what I expect to see in most horror games, going for the ethereal and other-worldly style that was done pretty well some years ago by the makers of “The Void.” So, the ever-awesome Kelsey from Nerdy But Flirty procured me a review copy of the game and I managed to play and record/review it.
Because this was done for Nerdy But Flirty, I would not feel right reproducing the review here, but I feel totally okay with directing you to the main review on their site. So, read up, watch, and enjoy!:
Review of “Master Reboot” (Indie, PC) at NBF!
@Master_Dex returns to the podcast in this episode, recorded on November 21, 2013. This time around, we talk a little about the PS4 and XBox One and then he talks about his love for the Metal Gear Solid franchise as well as his love-hate relationship with the Killzone games. Music was hand-picked by @Master_Dex and features awesome tunes from the MGS series.
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This is just a friendly reminder about my Extra Life charity fundraising drive that is currently going on! Even if you are unable to attend the main event (more details to follow!) that starts on December 13, know that you can still donate money to the charity! All money donated goes to give kids toys and video games while they are in the hospital, and since this is the holiday season, I think this is an even more admirable goal! So, whether you can donate $1 or $100, please know that every bit you donate really helps!
My goal for this so far is pretty modest. If we can raise at least $100, I will be happy. For every $20 beyond the initial goal, I will play an extra hour of gaming for those that tune in (or watch later when it is eventually edited for YouTube). My initial plan is to play approximately 5 hours of video games starting at 7:15pm or so Pacific time on December 13, but depending on how much money we raise, I will continue playing (with short breaks) potentially indefinitely!
So, please help me make this a fun event for all that can attend and, more importantly, for the kids who this will help make a brighter Christmas season for! Donate if you can and please spread the word!
Here is the link you can use to donate. Just click “Support” and follow the instructions!:
Allahweh’s Holiday 2013 Extra Life Fundraising Marathon – December 13-XX, 2013
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!
Recorded on November 20, 2013, this episode of the podcast features @Master_Dex, who co-hosted a lot during Season 3. He comes on the show to talk some about his future (joining the U.S. Air Force!), his work with Penny 4 NASA (penny4nasa.org), and about the changes made to Kerbal Space Program. Music in this episode was hand-selected by him.
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It has been a while since I last streamed this game, but I am still very much interested in finishing the Zelda Classic fan-game “The Legend of Zelda: Isle of the Winds.” The game is a tricky one and very challenging compared to officially-released 2D titles in the series, and though I do enjoy a good challenge, I admit that there are parts of this game that seem overly unintuitive. Of course, many games in the NES era were very much so, but still, I do get frustrated in this game a bit!
Nonetheless, in this video I seek out and clear the optional Dungeon B, which affords us the Mirror Shield (which is a good upgrade to have). Then, I set out to clear Dungeon 7, and though it is tricky and requires me looking up a couple quick videos from the game’s creator, I do manage to clear it too. I thought about seeking out the four super-optional dungeons that will yield extra health, but I do not think that will be worth it.
I plan to eventually release a “complete play” video of this game on YouTube, but for now, you can watch this segment right here:
The Legend of Zelda: Isle of the Winds (Segment 7) w/ Allahweh
As you know, I did a preview piece for Nerdy But Flirty (linked in the main article) on “Avadon 2: The Corruption” a while back, but I recently had a chance to play through the full version of the game. The question is, of course, how the release version ends up performing at the end. Overall, I think it is a pretty solid game, though I would have liked to see the developers branch out a bit more than they did here.
Still, you should decide what you think for yourselves!
Click the link below to head to Nerdy But Flirty and read the review for yourself:
Review of “Avadon 2: The Corruption” (PC) on NBF!
I had been meaning to take part in some kind of charity event for a long while, but so far I had missed a bunch of opportunities. In fact, I had wanted to participate in the main Extra Life charity weekend (November 2), but missed it too. Thankfully, though, I discovered that you could raise money for Extra Life whenever you wanted, so I decided to just pick a weekend and go for it!
So, on December 13, 2013 starting at 7:15PM Pacific (10:15PM Eastern), I will be doing a live-streaming marathon (game or games are yet to be determined) in order to raise $100 for the local Blair E. Batson hospital. For a total of $100 or less, I will do at least five solid hours of gaming, however, for every $20 over my modest $100 goal, I will play at least one additional hour – potentially indefinitely! Of course, breaks may need to be taken here and there, but you get the idea!
You can actually start donating now, and that gives me a little less than one month to raise money. I really hope you can find it in your hearts to donate a little money to the charity. Plus, if I raise way more than $100 with enough notice before the actual event, I may let you guys decide exactly what I end up playing!
So, direct yourselves to this link here, support the hospital, and advertise it to your friends and networks!
This episode, which was recorded on November 15, 2013, sees Jeremy Stratton (@StratXGaming) back on the show to continue discussing affiliation, what we think is important in regards to networking and affiliation, discuss some of our less-palatable stories regarding affiliating or working with other networks, and then we get off on a tangent that leads to a discussion about “EverQuest Next” and “EverQuest Next: Landmark.”
Music from this episode was taken from the group An Endless Sporadic, so if you like their sound, visit them at: www.anendlesssporadic.com
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