Episode 45 – Giant Nobots

December 13, 2015

Tflat,1000x1000,075,fhe beeps are quelled until next year! Our last episode is an extra special one thanks to the return of the hardest working podcaster in the biz, Joe Mastroianni! (seriously, the dude’s doing 3 podcasts in 3 days!)

Our intent was to talk about mechs and gundams and other sorts of big stompy robot duders but we had so much fun shooting the shit that we never got around to shooting each other’s limbs off.

Next year we’re going to try our darndest to keep each episode to 2 hours max! Wish us luck, eh?

The song at the end of this week’s show is Wallace Bled by Saor Patrol from their album Full Throttle. Fucking bagpipes.

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65535 thank yous to everyone who’s made this show such a joy! Huge thanks to cohost Chris for whom we’re keeping the host seat warm. Thanks to the intelligent and hilarious people who joined us as our guests. And thanks most of all to you, the listeners, for your feedback and letters and ears! BEEP!

Episode 44 – Nomosaic

December 5, 2015

getThese shows ain’t getting any shorter, eh? This week we get around to discussing modding, total conversions, and game hacking. Lots of letters and a voicemail this week – thanks a million, listeners!

The song at the end of this week’s show is Skywall by Derek Duke from World of Warcraft.

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Episode 43 – Doucheboard and the Doodlakine Dork Vortex

November 29, 2015

cedricCrikey, Graham! It’s a poooisonous snake. Luckily we have the inimitable Jess Haskins and Francisco Gonzalez to tame it with witty and insightful observations about storytelling and narrative in games. We also had some great discussions about journals, audiologs, environmental storytelling, story pacing in open worlds, and of course Francisco makes with the ha ha with his many funny accents.

The song at the end of this week’s podcast is I’m Not Your Personal IT Guy by Devo Spice (thanks Father Beast!)

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Episode 42 – Of Paperdolls and Man Purses

November 22, 2015

CUMcCn-UEAId8jhInterface with this, bub! We’re talking about UIs and the ways games communicate information to players this week. Thanks to all our listeners who contributed comments via Twitter – we loves ya!

Apologies from Brian for being so scatterbrained this show. He’s still collecting his marbles after a week of being icky sicky.

The song at the end of this week’s show is I Want To Marry An Archaeologist from The Dagger of Amon Ra.

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Episode 41 – Jane Jensen’s Morpheus

November 15, 2015

phantThere’s no better follow-up to a Friday the 13th than to scareify ourselves talking about the games we hate. We welcome Darth Helmet and the Space Quest Historian himself Troels Pleimert for a foul-mouthed miasma of head shaking and regret.

Also, we apologize for spending so much time discussing wonderful games that we adore. We’ll strive to invite more jaded guests in the future.

The song at the end of this week’s podcast is Morning Light by Alchemy from his new album Wasted Talent.

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Episode 40 – Happy Little Barfarama

November 7, 2015

889540a40debce92b4c8015c4d7767a2_400x400Satya Nadella seriously poops in Brian’s cornflakes this week – he vents with great vengeance and fuuuurious anger at Microsoft for giving OneDrive the shaft. We also talk about emergent gameplay and doing stuff we oughtn’t!

The song at the end of this week’s episode is Phart Noquer by Quasimojo of Chill Productions.

P.s., please submit articles for the next MPC magazine to squarefm@demodulated.com!

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Episode 39 – Alas Poor Stallman, I GNU Him

November 1, 2015

updatestbirdIt’s a huge pleasure to have Robert Menes join us this week to talk about Linux and Linux accessories. We discuss the philosophy of free open source software, alternatives to commercial software, gaming in Linux, and veer off on a wild meandering tangent for a good hour or so to talk about the finer things. Robert was an awesome guest and seasoned podcaster so you can expect a densely info-packed show!

The song at the end of this week’s podcast is Musical Induction by Replay (available in a free open source MOD format, of course!)

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Episode 38 – I Just Peed A Little

October 25, 2015

alanAaaaahhhhhhhhkago is back to spookify us with frightening game recommendations! Boo and eek and other scary noises and shit! Also Octobery things like candy and pumpkins and having to wear a jacket for the first time in a while. Autumn is great but I kinda miss summer. Short pants, amirite? It’s kickass getting to show some knee.

The song at the end of this week’s episode is Loop 1 by Tim Follin from the game Contradiction.

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Episode 37 – We Coulda Gone Gold By Now

October 18, 2015

hqdefault[1]Phew!! At 3.5 hours this was our longest show ever, but time absolutely flies when we’re talking with our dear friend Troels Pleimert. Troels, Bianca, and Brian are all hobbyist game developers with more ideas than finished products, so this week we talk about games we’ve conceptualized or started but never finished.

The song at the end of this week’s episode is Com Win by Taku Iwasaki from the SNES game Aerobiz.

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Episode 36 – Corpse Party

October 11, 2015

hellknightDum dee doodily dooAAH! Don’t sneak up on me like that! I was just skipping down the street singing a happy song and you jumped out at me from behind a corner! Aww man, you made me drop my sandwich. Look at the mayonnaise smeared on the sidewalk. Why did you have to startle me like that? I mean, now I gotta go buy another sandwich from around the corner, but maybe I’ll get it without mayo this time. Too fattening. But, like don’t scare me. We’re talking about scary games with Amayirot Akago today!

The song at the end of today’s podcast is Isolated by Chiasm from the game Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines.

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