Seasons of this podcast seem to quickly come and go, and somehow we’ve already reached the end of the line for Season 7! Yet, this season has had a very solid run in my opinion and since January we’ve managed to sneak in a total of 18 episodes, covering a wide range of topics! I feel like the show has grown and evolved some, and I think Season 8 (which will hopefully finally be available on iTunes!) will be something to really look forward to. :)
Meanwhile, for this season’s finale, my good friend and long-time supporter of the podcast, Jeremy Stratton, joins me to talk about two very important topics. First, we talk about the fact that our rating system for reviews of video games and other media is “broken” (spoiled by an Academic way of thinking of grades). Then, we move on to another detailed discussion about journalistic integrity and ethical journalism, make light mention of Kotaku and other places, and get into the reasons why “ethics policies” shouldn’t be necessary on websites (rather, they should be inherent), but that recent events have necessitated everyone laying all these cards out on the table. Good, or bad? Listen in and see what you think! We’d love to hear your thoughts!
Both of these topics stem from recent discussions involved in the creation of our soon-to-be-launched indie and retro-gaming website Zero Friction, and as we talk about on the show, it’ll be ready here very soon and all of us that are involved in the creation of the site are very proud of what we’ve accomplished!
Season 8 should kick off in late-August or sometime in September, so be on the lookout!
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As we approach the end of Season 7 of the show, I’ve wanted to allow this season to go out with a bang. Leading up to this, I’ve invited long-time friend of the show and a great personal friend of mine, Warren C. Bennett, to join me here for another long, but very fun and varied episode!
In this session, Warren and I start off by discussing the relative success of Shakespeare Goes Punk, which he contributed to earlier this year. We then move on a bit to talk about the idea of “gaming fatigue” (and the odd idea of getting that from watching Let’s Play videos), the upcoming Zero Friction website and our thoughts and plans for it, retrogaming as a whole, our thoughts on indie-gaming and what defines an “indie game,” a few other random gaming topics (such as Shroud of the Avatar), our current gaming adventures, and his recent love for the PlayStation 4!
Stay tuned, as Episode 18 (due in a week or two) will mark the closing of Season 7…And will be the 99th episode of the show!!
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This time on The Gaming Goddess podcast, I decide to have another more personal episode that I initially prepared as a video/vidcast/vlog episode and then tailored into an MP3 for those that just needed a more convenient way to listen. But, I do make it worthwhile! In the first segment of the episode, I show off my little computer nook, talk about some of the visible memorabilia present (Zelda, Mario, and Mega Man figures, a map of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, a map of the original Final Fantasy, and more!), and a little about the content production that goes on here.
Next, I take a little bit to talk about the obsessive dive I can make when it comes to video and content production, discuss my recent frustrations with Open Broadcaster and Bandicam, and then talk about how, much to my dismay (though it is a bit bittersweet), my recent “problems” were actually simply due to a failing hard-drive!
Ah, the woes of technology!
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This time around on the podcast, I spend a bit talking about my latest “obsession” – taking older games on the GameCube, Wii, and PlayStation 2 and through the magic of high-powered emulations and modern hardware, rendering them at Ultra HD resolutions at a full 60 FPS with additional filters that make amazing, crisp visuals. Of course, all of this has been done using the Dolphin and PCSX2 emulators, and I talk about the processes involved with all of that.
Then, after a short musical intermission, I return to talk about the recent death of Rachel Bryk and what her passing means for the Equal Rights movement. I actually wrote a more in-depth piece on this earlier, but I still feel that it deserves mention on the show.
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This episode of The Gaming Goddess podcast is, in my opinion, a very special one. You see, for a while now behind the scenes, myself, Jeremy Stratton, and Warren Bennett have been making plans for an upcoming retro and indie-gaming community called Zero Friction. For a while, this was just something we casually discussed and didn’t share much with others, but now we already have the structure of the site up and are making plans for its formal launch, so this episode, featuring Jeremy Stratton as my guest, marks the site’s official public announcement!
Zero Friction was born of a desire to do something different and not have to fit in with the mainstream and “tow the line.” All of us who have been involved with its development know this all too well, and we wanted to create something unique where we could be ourselves and write about whatever we wanted. The site will focus on retro games, indie games, fan-games, and much more. It’ll be our place to share with you!
So, I really think this is a great episode and I hope you enjoy it. Please stay tuned for links to preview the site and its official launch, coming very soon!
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This time around on the podcast, my good friend Jeremy Stratton is back to finally spend an episode talking about Net Neutrality with me. We had planned to do this back in March, but our personal schedules created several missed connections and we only just now got around to it. But, I think our dialogue is really good. Jeremy and I both have friends with strong opinions on this topic and we ourselves have some personal experiences to relate. But, please don’t take this as any overly-negative bash session on any one company. Rather, understand that this is an issue that we think affects lots of different groups and is certainly worth dedicating some time to discussing!
The podcast will be taking a week off due to my attending a week-long training exercise with the military, so there won’t be a podcast episode published on April 17. Rather, you can expect the next episode to go live on April 24.
Meanwhile, be sure to follow Jeremy on Twitter and also YouTube. He puts out some really great (and relaxing, in my opinion) content and is preparing for the upcoming launch of a brand-new website experience!
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This week, I take the time to produce a vidcast special of the podcast so that I can have a nice face-to-face with you guys and talk about some of the stuff going on lately with me. First off, I talk about some of my upcoming military training (in a non-specific way, of course) since quite a few of you have asked on Twitter what all we’d be doing for a week’s time. Then, I talk about the whole Netflix Zelda thing for a little longer, discuss my shift towards more video production rather than having certain video genres be live-stream only, talk about some of the recent evolutions of sites like The Button Smashers, and much more! There’s a lot jammed into under 30 minutes here!
Recently, I decided to record some of Demonicon: The Dark Eye for the PC, so pretty soon you’ll have a new Long Play series to look forward to! :)
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