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)
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)
This week’s episode of the podcast is less about a strict gaming or geek culture-related topic but rather about something more personal: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. This is a topic that I’ve examined before through writing, and given some of my recent dealings with falling into OCD habits, I thought it deserved to be revisited. Further, I thought making a podcast episode dedicated to my struggles with the disorder and my observations regarding it (as well as sharing other stories I’ve read online about similar struggles) would make it even more personal.
So, I hope you enjoy this more unique episode!
As always, if you want an MP3 to stream or download later, you can find that below:
GG 06-04: “Obsessing about Obsessing”
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!
For those wanting to stream or download the MP3 of this podcast, you can find it here:
GG 06-03: “Ys Origins” (MP3)