So, what’s the deal with this “Net Neutrality” stuff anyway? Well, in this episode I actually take a more detailed look on it, share my thoughts on the whole debate (and play a little Devil’s Advocate on behalf of some friends), and talk about some personal experiences I’ve had with Comcast/Xfinity (who, sadly, is the only game in town in terms of non-DSL/satellite internet). Then, I shift things a bit to talk about Nintendo’s recent partnership with DeNA, bringing Nintendo media to smartphones, tablets, and computers, and ultimately their desire to create some kind of “shared Nintendo experience” between those devices and dedicated game consoles so that no matter where you go or what you have with you, you’ll have some quality content to experience. And, finally, I update you guys on the status of my Zelda fan-game, Sword of Moria (short version: expect another major demo as soon as late-April 2015!).
Music for this week’s episode consists of fan remixes of tunes from Donkey Kong Country 2!
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This time on the podcast, I have the honor of having long-time listener and supporter of the show, Eric, join me as my guest. Although this is Eric’s podcast debut, some of you may know him already as Shooter-90 on YouTube or as NawkCire from his WordPress Blog. He’s an all-around awesome guy, and after taking some time to get to know him and find out the origins of his online handles, we talk a bit about Net Neutrality and share our experiences on the topic, discuss some of our ongoing projects, and make some plans to collaborate in the future.
All-in-all this was a great episode! Be sure to follow the links above to check out Eric’s work and get to know him some more!
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It’s been a while since Jeremy Stratton has been on the podcast (Season 4, in fact, back in November 2013), but in this episode I have the pleasure of having him make his return to the show as my guest! Jeremy has had a lot going on in his life, but he’s recently gotten back into the gaming and media world a bit, keeping his Twitter and Google+ profiles active and getting back into Let’s Play content.
This episode goes all over the place in spots, but one of the main things we made a point to discuss was Steam‘s new broadcasting service they’ve built into the client. Jeremy talks about his basic understanding of how it works and what some of the future features might be, and we discuss things we’d love to see added to the overall Steam experience (local videos, anyone?).
Eventually, we plan to record an episode about Net Neutrality for the podcast, but that’ll be something you’ll just have to look forward to. Expect a bit of that topic coming in Episode 10 with a new first-time guest!
Music for this episode comes from an obscure Castlevania clone for the Japanese PC-98 called Rusty (C-Lab, 1993) – a game definitely worth checking out!
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My good friend Warren Bennett joins me for another week of The Gaming Goddess Podcast to discuss his recent adventures into the publication world. Warren has a short story he has written that will be published in the upcoming Sound & Fury: Shakespeare Goes Punk anthology due out on March 15, 2015. While I could attempt to summarize his story here, I think it’d be best to simply listen to the episode and hear it directly from him. :)
Warren and I also talk about the various themes within the “punk” category, such as Cyber, Bio, Art Deco, Diesel, and the ever-popular Steam. We discuss the origins of these genres, what they might mean to us, and how they can apply to a very broad spectrum of media types.
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GG 07-08: “Shakespeare Goes Punk” (MP3)
I always seem to have interesting conversations with my good friend Rob Eubank, so its no surprise that this week’s episode of the podcast, in which he once more joins to help host the episode, makes for an interesting listen. Since the topic of intellectual copyright and digital media rights has been under discussion this season of the show, Rob and I talk a bit about that with him sharing his own opinion on the matter with me. We also talk a bit about Star Trek Online and the upcoming Firefly Online, and Rob teases a bit about Star Citizen, which he mentioned briefly in more detail back in Episode 4 this season.
I’m always interested to hear your thoughts on these sorts of topics, so if you want to weigh in on the matter of digital copyright, please share with me!
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GG 07-06: “A Limited Liability World” (MP3)
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask for the Nintendo 64 is actually one of my favorite of the entries into Nintendo’s long-running franchise, and since February 13 marked the release of the Nintendo 3DS remake of the game, it only seemed fitting to do a special episode focused on thoughts about the game. So, for this episode, Warren C. Bennett is back again as a guest co-host to talk about our memories of the game, to discuss the new remake for the 3DS, and to briefly talk about the fact that February 13 also happened to be the release date of the “New Nintendo 3DS.” Fun times indeed!
As to whether or not I’m going to pick up the New 3DS, you’ll just have to listen in. However, I definitely think that the 3DS itself will be the “star” of a future podcast episode, so stay tuned for more gaming fun!
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GG 07-05: “Unmasking Majora” (MP3)
It seems like there have been quite a few non-gaming topics to cover here lately, and this specific episode’s topic is courtesy of NawkCire from Twitter. He mentioned the concept of “freebooting” and wanted to know our thoughts on it, so here my guest co-host Warren and I talk about the issue in a general sense and then talk about the wider issues with digital copyright and intellectual property theft. As Warren says, it’s a new world we live in, so there are lots of different issues to wrestle with.
In the first few minutes, you’ll also get treated to a bit of a short monologue I provide (in video format!) to address the “addiction” topic again from our previous episode. I wanted to clear up a few things so that no one would claim that we glossed over such a major topic!
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GG 07-03: “The Art of Freebooting” (MP3)