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)
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)
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)
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).
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GG 06-07: “Allahweh’s Latest Flings” (MP3)
It’s been a little bit since my last regular, non-scheduled post here on the blog, but that’s because I was enjoying some time with my family out of town. It was nice to be able to get away for a while, relax, and not have too much to really worry about. Christmas was indeed very nice and was spent visiting with my parents, grandparents, and aunt and uncle and we all had a great time. Also, despite people saying that they hope that Christmas gets smaller and that people stop feeling obligated to buy huge gifts, I think this year was the biggest Christmas yet!
Ah well, that’s just how things go sometimes!
Regardless, I am rather tired now and will be relaxing and taking it easy over the next few days. I do suspect, though, that posting will pick up again here on Allahweh’s Domain after the first of the year and sometime in the near future I will pick up with Season 3 of “The Gaming Goddess” podcast. The podcast is a lot of work, though, and I am still considering what the format will be like for the Spring 2013 season. I may consider doing it every-other week or possibly finding someone to regularly help with the show. If the latter is something that interests you, do let me know in coming weeks.
For now, though, I wish all of you a wonderful New Year and I hope that 2013 is a great year for us all! ^.^
With the Holidays here already, I felt it to be a good idea to tell you that Allahweh’s Domain will not receive any further posts until after December 27, mainly due to the fact that I will be out of town visiting family for Christmas. While I could try and update this blog now and then while away, I would rather not have to feel obligated to do so and instead simply be able to relax and enjoy myself while away!
Still, this isn’t to say that this site will have been forgotten while I’m gone or, more importantly, that you will have been forgotten. Rather, I did have a little something for you guys that I will schedule to go live on Christmas Day – it’s a neat, very rare PC game that was produced in such limited quantities that it is almost impossible to find these days. The image associated with this post may give you a clue as to what this game is, but mum’s the word for now. Just be sure to check back here on December 25 to secure your copy while you can!
Meanwhile, don’t forget that the digital album for Season 2 of the show is available for you to purchase, so if you missed my post about that, do check it out now and secure your copy. Keep in mind, though, that if you pay for it now, you won’t receive it most likely until December 28, but I will see what I can do.
Merry Christmas, and do enjoy your time off! ^.^
So, this is it, the end of our journey…For Season 2, that is!
Indeed, with Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, and all of the stuff that it all entails, I won’t really have gads of time to donate to keeping the podcast going in the meantime. Yet, if all goes as currently planned, “The Gaming Goddess” podcast will return for its third season sometime in late-January of 2013.
What will this new season be like? You’ll just have to wait and find out!
In the meantime, today’s episode focuses on the Lost Shores event in “Guild Wars 2” that starts on November 16 and we are once again honored to have Mark Matthews (aka “Virtual Aristeia”) on the show to discuss it with us. We also talk about the fact that people seem upset that this new area and its new dungeon will introduce a new tier of gear at level 80 called “Ascended” – an obvious reference to GW1. These people feel it is either way too early to introduce more to achieve like that or they feel lied to about GW2 having GW1’s philosophy about vertical progression.
And, of course, we even muse about possible Holiday events for the game!
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