This week, I decided that I felt like doing another vidcast episode, so I do encourage you to watch the video version if at all possible!
As Halloween draws ever-closer, I continue to play through various horror games. Last week, I talked about a game called Katabasis and previously we discussed Slender: The Arrival and The Cursed Forest. My main indie game of the week this time around is called Garden of Oblivion. The video is already on my YouTube page, so you can go check it out! I also discuss shows I’m currently enjoying (Gotham, Agents of SHIELD, The Walking Dead, and American Horror Story: Freak Show) and continue to talk about my Zelda fan-game (currently called Zelda: Sword of Moria), which you can expect a demo of soon! Oh, right…I also talk about my “on hiatus” status with Guild Wars 2.
I talked about my Extra-Life charity drive, so feel free to donate to it by clicking this link here! Anyone who donates $10 or more has a chance to receive a free indie game, such as Fight the Dragon!
If you’d like to stream or download an MP3 of this episode, head here:
GG 06-11: “A Guilding Hiatus” (MP3)
For the 10th episode this season, I felt like doing another vidcast (or vlog, if you prefer, though I don’t think it is quite a “log” though!), so as with before, you can certainly listen to the MP3 although you might enjoy watching the video too!
For this episode, I don my ACU cap with my new rank and take a couple minutes to explain the rank insignia to those that don’t know what it is. Then, I talk some about Castlevania: Lament of Innocence - a 2003 entry into the series for the PlayStation 2 that I have owned for a long time but have not played at all until recently. It’s a good game, but not without its flaws. I also talk about The Cursed Forest, a 2014 indie horror game developed with CryEngine 3. That one was pretty spooky and had a good number of quality jump scares and a creepy atmosphere.
Finally, I talk about the time period of the Gotham TV show and then talk about recording videos vs. live-streaming them.
If you’d like an MP3 of this podcast to listen to or download, you can find that here:
GG 06-10: “Lamenting Innocence” (MP3)
This podcast is slightly different from most all the others so far in that it was recorded “out of the studio.” I actually recorded this with my cell phone’s built-in audio recording tool, and all things considered I think the quality turned out rather nicely. I had a really bad headache the day I recorded this, but I had vowed not to intentionally miss out on any podcast weeks this season (short of holidays), so I pressed through. Consistency is important after all, and I think this season of the podcast has been good as a result of that.
Among the topics talked about on the show here is my recent delving into the world of the Slender Man mythos. Obviously, I was aware of most all of it, though I was a tad late to the game. I didn’t find out about Slender Man until the fall of 2013 (not super long before Halloween, in fact), and since then, I’ve really only sampled games in the genre for a few minutes and most of my knowledge came from the various Wikis out there and videos on YouTube. Recently, I did a live-stream series on Slender: The Arrival for the PC, which is now on my YouTube channel, and that’s one of the major topics of discussion.
The other main talking point is a fan-game I am working on that is set within the Zelda universe, sometime after Zelda II: The Adventure of Link on the NES. The game will start out in the town of Saria and take players to Calatia, Moria (a land mentioned in the Nintendo Adventure books), Old Hyrule, Hyrule itself, and possibly even Koridai and Gamelon for fun. Stay tuned for more information on that one (especially if you want to be a tester!).
This is also the 75th episode of the podcast, though I likely won’t do anything special really until we hit episode 100! Nonetheless, thank you – all of you – for your support!
If you’d like to stream or download the MP3 of this show, head here:
GG 06-09: “Slender Man Finally Got Me!” (MP3)
This time around on the show, I talk a little bit about the fact that Fall is finally upon us. The weather is getting cool in most places, though darned if it isn’t still pretty hot here where I am. Still, Fall is one of my favorite seasons of the year. Being that it is October, I discuss some of my Halloween-themed ideas I have for the month (which I kicked off on the night of October 2 with a cryptic retro playthrough of Tombs & Treasures for the NES on Twitch). I talk about some of the recent projects I wrapped up and some of the stuff I’ve just kicked off, as well as some of the stuff I’d like to eventually get to.
Then, as you might suspect, I talk for a little about live-streaming and then get nerdy and OCD-like and talk about color settings on TVs and computer monitors. It will likely be informative to the tech-minded of you out there, but for some you may think it goes over your head! Still, I can’t help my little obsessions like that!
I do plan to get this podcast added to iTunes sometime, but meanwhile, you can stream/download this MP3 here:
GG 06-08: “Fall is in the Air + PC Nerdiness” (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).
For those wanting to download or stream the MP3 of this episode, you can direct yourself here:
GG 06-07: “Allahweh’s Latest Flings” (MP3)
Rob Eubank (a.k.a. Master Dex) made his season debut via Skype on September 18, 2014. Rob was the show’s co-host back in Season 3 and has been on at least one episode every season of the podcast.
In this episode, Rob briefly talks about his enlistment and initial training with the United States Air Force and how much he missed being in contact with the outer world. Needless to say, Rob isn’t as much in-the-know regarding gaming and the like as he used to be, but that fact makes for an interesting topic of conversation. We also spend a little time talking about Twitch’s recent copyright policies and how they have been affecting archived footage on the website, discuss horror games a bit, and even talk about a couple of animes that Rob has been into. As always, his presence on the show was interesting and fun!
If you’d like to stream or download an MP3 of this episode, follow the link below:
GG 06-06: “The Master is Back!” (MP3)
On this episode of the podcast, the awesome Prince_Marth85 (a.k.a. Haldegon) joins me on Skype for his first appearance on the show! Marth is a huge fan of video games – strategy games and RPGs in particular – so much of his time on the show is spent discussing those specific things, as well as horror games and legal questions regarding emulation. It’s a quite varied episode of the podcast, but it was also a lot of fun to record! Hopefully you guys will enjoy it as much as we had fun recording it!
Marth is working to grow his YouTube account, so please subscribe to his channel if you can for League of Legends, Super Mario RPG, and much more!
You can also follow him on Twitch!
For those wanting to download or stream a copy of the MP3, you can find it below (yes, the show is eventually coming to iTunes!):
GG 06-05: “His Highness, Prince Marth” (MP3)