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!
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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!
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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 :)
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GG 06-01: “Changing Things Up” (MP3)
On the evening of June 28, I felt compelled to do one more episode of The Gaming Goddess podcast for the season, despite having claimed that the 10th episode may have been the final one for Season 5. And, to boot, I decided to make this one a video episode as well. The main reason for this was that I felt that we needed to end the season on a strong, personal note, and given the wonderful support I have had from fans of the podcast and friends of the the sites I work with, I felt a personal message with a thank-you was the best way to go about this.
So, once again, thank you guys for all your support of all the things I do, and me as an individual.
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GG 05-11: “Thank You From Jess” (MP3)
The podcast this season has been a bit more erratic than I would have liked, but nonetheless it is still going strong, I think! As it turns out, my life has been busy lately and I’ve had other projects that have kind of stepped into the foreground, but nonetheless I do care about the podcast as it is a staple of this site!
This episode, recorded on June 17, 2014, is a “traditional” podcast episode rather than a video podcast. I wanted to show that I still believe in the fundamental roots of the podcast format, and I think it also is much easier to record. Doing videos requires editing of course, but also when you are on camera there is a different dynamic. Here, I can just relax and record what comes to mind, keeping it chill and enjoyable. That’s not to say that I don’t like doing video logs and the like – I do – but I also enjoy doing it this way!
In this episode, I talk about how out of touch I had been with this year’s E3, discuss a few things that I liked hearing about from it, talk about some of my ongoing projects (like my new series on The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings), and more. It’s a nice, laid-back, and conversational episode.
Music in this episode was provided by YouTuber TheLegendOfRenegade and consists of Mega Man remixes.
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GG 05-10: “Projecting with Allahweh” (MP3)
Lately, I’ve been doing a bit of thinking about what I want to work on as far as my gaming side of things goes. I’m one of those people that likes to have projects to work on and goals to work on fulfilling, and I realize that lately I have had other things going on, and these things have kind of detracted from me getting to work on things I would like. Also, I think that having stuff to focus on can be therapeutic in a way because it gives you focus and helps you not keep thinking about stuff you shouldn’t be, or dwelling in negative stuff or whatever the case may be.
Of course, one thing I need to do is work on and finish Season 5 of the podcast. However, I don’t want to just rush it out and have a half-assed podcast season, which I was almost afraid might happen this spring. There’s no set date that it has to be finished by, and what happens with it is totally up to me, so I should just relax and do what I think is best with it. This means I will be open to having some guests come on the show again, and I know some of you reading this may be interested in coming on and helping continue a rockin’ season of the podcast. So, give that some thought.
Another thing is that I need to get back into doing more live-streams and video content, but particularly live-streams. I’ve been really lax about that lately, and I apologize. I know that people have had a really good time with some of the streams I have done and I would like to continue bringing fun content to you all. It’s just a matter of getting into the spirit of it again. It does take drive, for one, and it also takes feeling in a certain sociable mood to actually do it. I definitely want to kick off Series 2 of The Retro Play Show as I know a lot of people have looked forward to it, but I’d also like to do more stuff that features Guild Wars 2, some other games, and also maybe some horror games. I always thought that could be cool to do! :)
I’ve also got to focus on getting the Extra Life drive up and running. So far, it has only raised $40, and I really want to hit at least $200 by the end of the year. We just need to buckle down, get the word out, and have some fun! :)
So, that’s a quick rundown of my thought process here. Let’s strive to bring more awesomeness to the table! :)
This episode, recorded on May 6, 2014, is basically me catching everyone up on all the things going on in my life.
The podcast had taken an unexpected break from March to May, despite being mid-season, so I lovingly called this a “mid-season break” so I would not feel quite as bad. Here, I explain why I’ve been so busy lately, what all has been going on with me, and then talk about some drama I had to deal with from a guild I was previously (until recently) part of in Guild Wars 2.
I do get a bit personal this episode, but this was really therapeutic for me!
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