Posts Tagged ‘Podcast’

Avellone, Vlambeer, Tornquist, More In INDIE MEGACHAT

Update: embedding fixed, and download links provided!

Rezzed was a time of magic and wonder. Indie developers of all shapes and sizes mingled with fans and each other alike, and it was nearly enough to make us all forget that we were trapped in Birmingham. Honestly though, it was a pretty strange scene. I mean, on one hand, there were devs like Vlambeer and Introversion – outfits who’ve been relatively small since day one – but on the other, folks like Obsidian‘s Chris Avellone and Dreamfall/Secret World creator Ragnar Tornquist roamed the halls. And yet, all of them could technically be considered “indie” nowadays. So I decided to gather a formidable panel of developers for an impromptu discussion about what exactly “indie” means, indie as a reaction to triple-A, the difference between bigger “born-again” indies like Obsidian and tiny outfits like Vlambeer, publishers, creative constraints, the film industry’s approach to similar issues, diversity, and heaps more.

Head past the break to hear Chris Avellone, Ragnar Tornquist, Introversion‘s Chris Delay, Vlambeer‘s Rami Ismail, and Redshirt‘s Mitu Khandaker chat about all of the things. All of the things.

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The Rock, Paper Shotcast: Rezzed And Confused

Along with all of the lovely exhibitors and visitors at Rezzed, the crowd contained every current member of RPS, although one of our number did have to leave in order to care for his offspring. But still we gathered, a band of six, and spoke of what we had seen. Below you will find the Rezzed Shotcast featuring Adam Smith, Cara Ellison, Craig Pearson, Jim Rossignol, John Walker and Nathan Grayson, with discussion of Hotline Miami 2, Sir, You Are Being Hunted, Rome: Total War 2, Gone Home, Revenge of the Sunfish, gaming’s best doors, the first digital willy and much, much more.

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The Rock, Paper Shotcast Episode 5: Drunk On Tums

Another satisfied listener

Back once again for the renegade PC games blogging masters. Adam, Alec, Jim and John gather in one virtual place to talk about Diablo III, nu-XCOM, Game of Thrones, illness, Greece, The Call of Duty Company, EA and Kickstarter, their own massive ignorance, Goebbels and the mecha-Queen of England.

Edit – 60s-style hard-panned recording now replaced with a mono/centred one for your less psychedelic enjoyment.
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The Rock, Paper, Shotcast Episode 4: Sexcast!

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Delayed by a few weeks due to, I dunno, terrorists, Adam, Jim and Alec return to their low-quality mics to discuss best SEO practices, Legend of Grimrock, Dishonored, Warlock, Carrier Command, the demise of STALKER 2, XCOM vs Xenonauts, Diablo III and, surprise surfrickingprise, how John was a bad healer in City of Heroes. Plus ca change.

Please listen to or be shown assorted places to download it below. Please. Please.
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Rock Paper Shotcast Episode 3: A Bad Ending

According to our surveys, these are typical RPS readers.

Come one, come the other one, and press your earlobes against the modern radio. It’s the awkwardly Skype-recorded Rock, Paper, Shotcast, complete with ghost-bleeps, episode 3. It’s what Marconi always wanted. You can find out about why you should listen, and even listen, below!

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The Rock, Paper, Shotcast Episode 2: TeaBoss

Kieron always wants to sit on Adam's lap

Assembling for the second ever Shotcast are these reprobates:

Alec Meer (mumbly), Adam Smith (Northern), Jim Rossignol (bored), Kieron Gillen (not Northern).

Discussed: tea, Mass Effect 3’s bugs, Half-Life, the problem with bosses, Perpetuum Online, Darksiders 2, games journalists singing Metallica, tower defence, Notch’s space game and Assassin’s Creed III.

Audio quality: Still wonky. We’re working on it. We need to get hold of some expensive microphones, soundcards, headphones and replacement larynxes, basically.

Download/streaming links: below.
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Listen! The Rock, Paper, Shotcast Sputters Into Life

Jim, uploading the podcast, yesterday
The Electronic Wireless Show is dead. Long live the Rock, Paper, Shotcast.

Brand new! In theory weekly! More confused than ever because we thought conducting it via Skype was a good idea!

Jim, John and Alec are your talking-all-over-each-other hosts in this inaugural Shotcast. Discussed – videogames, mostly. Videogames like Wasteland 2, Diablo III, Mass Effect 3, Rochard, City of Heroes, Sins of A Dark Age, Natural Selection 2 and The Secret World. Also height, hair, crying, hot drinks and why John still can’t accept that he’s a bad healer even after all these years.
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The RPS Electronic Wireless Show Episode 51

In episode 51 of the RPS Electronic Wireless Show, Jim and John catch up on the events that have taken place in the week since we last recorded. Events like the release of some games, and some games we have played. Those are the events we experience in our lives.

There’s chat about how great Tim Stone is, Jim’s racism against cat people, and we ponder why RPS readers like RPGs so much. John explains why he hates Modern Warfare 3 so much, while Jim moans about BF3’s doors. There’s thoughts on how open we really want our worlds to be, and then, perhaps not surprisingly, we turn to Skyrim. We talk Skyrim’s structure, exploration, quests and peculiarities.

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Roguelike Radio: The Binding of Isaac

I'm even repurposing a screenshot. I'm so fucking lazy!

Hullo! I used to write on this site, and then I got very tired. I sleep most the day now. It’s nice. When I’m sleeping, I get my nurse to play podcasts. This is my favourite games podcast in ages. Roguelike Radio is a Roguelike-centric podcast which plays a different one every couple of weeks and does a show about it. In this case, however, they’ve got Edmund McMillen on to talk about Binding of Isaac. And it’s so brilliant, I almost managed to stand up. But my legs failed, and I was left sprawling hopelessly on the floor. I wish I had working legs and a functioning penis, though that’s probably too much information. But honestly, unless my critical faculties are as rusty as my cog-powered cock, this is a genuinely brilliant, wide-ranging interview about McMillen’s latest. Go listen! Meanwhile, I’m going to have a little lie down. Bye!

RPS Electronic Wireless Show E3 Special

VISUAL IMAGE! Design me a better one, please.

Blimey, here’s a surprise. Dusting off our podcasting tools, John and special guest Dan Griliopoulos gather in a noisy restaurant to discuss what they’ve seen at E3 so far. Not only do you get to hear about Skyrim, Battlefield 3, Tomb Raider, Hitman, Deus Ex, Serious Sam 3, Payday, Torchlight 2, Saints Row: The Third, DUST 514, Dead Island, Batman: Arkham City, and many more, but also find out what they order, and then hear how long it takes to arrive! Hear the conversations of the neighbouring tables. Hear when Dan drops a knife on the dictaphone. Never hear anything else again.

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World of Love: The RPS Panel (& Podcast)

It looks so civilized! It wasn't.

At the recent A Winter World of Love indie developer conference in London, RPS was kindly invited by event organisers Mudlark to host a panel. We thought long and hard about the many fascinating and complex issues surrounding and facing independent games, and before too long it was entirely clear what our panel should focus on.

Winkies, of course.
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RPS Electronic Wireless Show Episode 47

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Goodness and crikey, Jim and John have recorded an RPS Electronic Wireless Show. As mentioned was in Revelation (22.4: And they shall talk rubbish and creak their chairs until Babylon rises and falls).

We’re not the sort to let themes trouble us, and as such the discussion covers dreaming, Keith Olbermann, and fancy dress costumes. There’s also an exclusive competition to win a rare prize!

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The RPS Electronic Wireless Show 46: Angry!

Well, Rage-y. id Software’s Tim Willits faces a panel of RPS readers (the same ones who fired teeny quiz missiles at Splash Damage’s Ed Stern last week) to talk Rage.

And only Rage. Honestly, when I set this up I presumed those guys would want to ask a bunch of stuff about Doom and Quake and Wolfenstein and Commander Keen. But nooooooooooooooo, they only wanted to know about the shiny new thing. FINE. You know what? FINE.
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The RPS Electronic Wireless Show 44

It’s Christmas in September! During the RPS summit yesterday the lot of us somehow found time in our packed schedule of shouting and dueling to do a podcast, making this the first RPS Electronic Wireless Show to feature five whole RPS writers. Hopefully hearing all five of us speak at the same time will finally dispel the rumours that John Walker is a character created and voiced by Kieron, Kieron is nothing but a fiction written by Alec Meer, and that I am a figment of John’s imagination. Download the podcast here, subscribe to it via RSS here, or get it on iTunes from here, abstractly, except it’s still not updating for no discernible reason. You can manually add the RSS feed to Itunes though, which works perfectly. Meticulous timetabling of our conversation follows…

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The RPS Electronic Wireless Show 43

Quinns trundles up to North London again to sit around our second-rate microphone and do another cast of pod. We talk about everything from Amnesia to Civ 5 to Starcraft 2 to answering your lot twitter questions. You can download it directly from here or subscribe to it by RSS with this. Abstractly you can subscribe onon iTunes here, but it appears to be broken now. Oh noes! A breakdown of what we cover follows…
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From The Bunker: The Bethesda/id Podcast

They’ve missed a trick not calling this Galaxy News Radio and lobbing in Three Dog soundbytes, frankly. This 22 minute chat, hopefully the first of many, features Bethesda’s king Todd Howard and id’s creative boss Tim Willits chatting about game design, QuakeCon and regrettable moustaches. It’s… well, it’s not exactly ripe with zingers and can be a bit of a tough listen, but I’m very glad it exists.
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The RPS Electronic Wireless Show 42

Don’t call it a comeback. Okay, do. With Quinns’ recent move to London, Kieron and he decided to gather in an office and mumble at one another. And then record it. And then share it. You can download it directly from here, subscribe to it by RSS with this, or get it on iTunes from here. And breakdown of what we cover follows…

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Microphoney: RPS Invades EG Podcast

It’s not really an RPS podcast. Sorry. It’s just me on someone else’s podcast. Sneaky little tyke that I am. My mouth-hole was recruited to accompany Eurogamer editor Tom ‘Tom Bramwell’ Bramwell, their writer Dan Pearson and Ignition producer Jamie Firth in a chat about topics including Dragon Age 2, Blizzard’s real name silliness, War For Cybertron, whether that OnLive stuff is a threat to the PC and whether blockbuster games are allowed more than three As.

I make jokes, mutter and find myself frustratingly forbidden from discussing the preview build of CIv V I’m currently playing. I also make a probably unwise gag about the Iraq war at one point, though they may well have sensibly cut that.