By: Patrick Alexander 26/03/09 05:48:08 AM

Our podcast ran away like a naughty podcast, but now it has returned home:

Downloadable MP3 here; RSS feed here.

Good discussion in this one, but as usual we must apologise for the dodgy audio quality, especially in the first third of the show, which for stupid reasons was particularly afflicted. And then a lawnmower starts going in the background, because Patrick is in Brisbane at the moment, and that’s what people do for fun in Brisbane – they mow the lawn. And they get snarky if you don’t mow yours. This is what Australians get on a high horse about – grass. All the cricket on TV is a bad influence if you ask me.

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SHOW NOTES

Programme
(Blue text indicates music)

0:00 – Intro and sporting banter
2:45Wii Fit chat-chit
5:40 – This is about where the lawnmower comes in
9:17Cool Cool Toon and rhythm games
19:55Cool Cool Toon soundtrack – Yussa Yussa
23:00Cool Cool Toon, Ouendan, rhythm games, and parody vs. tribute
37:25 – Rhythm games: Making music better and also our brains
44:52Castlevania IV soundtrack – Submerged City
47:12 Castlevania IV discussion
51:30 – Attorney-General Michael Atkinson vs. Kotaku AU
1:11:43 – Wrap-up
1:14:02Ninomojo – Edge soundtrack – Kakkoi!

General Links

IGN’s infamous God Hand review
Michael Atkinson’s letter to Kotaku AU
Michael Atkinson’s further trolling

Music Links

Edge soundtrack – and a donation button, if you’re so inclined
Channel Nine’s Wide World of Bluey

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By: Dan Staines 31/01/09 11:49:13 AM

Row, row, row your pod, gently down the stream:

Downloadable MP3 here; RSS feed here.

Apologies in advance for the audible pops and clicks – apparently my mic is a giant piece of shit. I need to buy a new one, but I have no idea what kind to get. Suggestions, as always, are appreciated.

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SHOW NOTES

Programme
(Blue text indicates music)

0:00 – Intro and grumbling
1:26
The Legend of Princess by Konjak
10:36 – Player-generated vs. designed narratives
16:26Street Fighter is rad
18:45Street Fighter 3: Third Strike – Gill's Stage
22:31 – The insanity of Kaz Hirai
45:11 – Nobody – Live at Magfest
49:28 – Chiptunes and SID music
52:13 – Great inauguration, but where were the videogames?
60:15 – Wrap-up
62:51 – Dan Staines – Titan

General Links

Konjak's site (developer of Legend of Princess and Noitu Love 2)
Hirai: We're the "official" industry leader
A glimpse into the horror of Home courtesy of UK: Resistance
Game Diary - January 21, 2009: Video Games’ Inauguration Irrelevance
Barack Obama Inauguration Site, Rendered Via ‘Fallout 3′
Obama Rep: White House Tech Is In An ‘Atari’ State
Obama Family Brings Gaming One Generation Closer to the Presidency
 

Music Links

The High Voltage SID Collection (enormous collection of SID music)
The Electromagnectic Music of Jupiter

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By: Patrick Alexander 20/01/09 10:49:36 PM

Steamy, streamy version:

Downloadable MP3 here; RSS feed here.

Dan, bleary and bug-eyed, finished editing this episode in the early hours, and the result is a leaner, tighter episode than the first couple, with ripped abs and hot buns. Let us know what you think on the forums. (Or by email or by blogging about it or whatever.)

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SHOW NOTES

Programme
(Blue text indicates music)

0:00 – Intro and cephalopods
2:27Spelunky by Derek Yu, and other games too
16:15 – De De Mouse – hill girl steps
25:53Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat, and ‘emergent rhythms’ in games
35:50Metroid Prime 2 – Hydrodynamo Station
40:34 – Criticising criticising games journalism / N’Gai Croal is a cool guy
53:00 – Shout-outs; a swipe at Kotaku just out of habit
56:49Animal Crossing – 1:00pm
1:00:58 – Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens

General Links

The Other OctoPodcast
Spelunky
/ TIGSource
Yuji Naka and his bored, resentful staff
Games Journalism Symposium (v. important!!!)
Total Gamer sorta-retrospective (scroll down; it’s a list of links)
Robotronic Dynamite!
This Little Piggy
/ Shadaloo insignia (and wallpaper)

Music Links

De De Mouse / De De Mouse MySpace

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DAN EDIT: The Nicholas Nickleby bit was a bit soft before, so I fixed it – the new file is now up. Hooray!

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By: Dan Staines 23/12/08 12:41:25 PM

Thanks to Jink from the forums for the name – and to everyone else who made a suggestion. You're all winners as far as I'm concerned. (But only Jink is the actual winner.)

So, yes: new podcast! Here is the streaming version:

And here is the downloadable version. Listen. Enjoy. Love. And when you're done, leave us some feedback.

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SHOW NOTES

Programme
(Blue text indicates music)

0:00 - 1:39: Introductions
1:39 - 8:04: Christmas in Japan (Also: KFC)
8:04 - 19:21: PlayStation Home and Little Big Planet
19:21 - 38:24: Patrick Goes to the 8-bit Cafe 3rd Birthday Party
38:24 - 40:37: YMCK - Panic Racer 005 (Excite Bicycle Mix - Revolution)
40:37 - 54:15: Animal Crossing City Folk
54:15 - 1:07:08: Is Nintendo Racist?
1:07:08 - 1:18:33: Flowering Hype
1:18:33 - 1:20:17: Mass Effect - Vigil
1:20:17 - 1:39:05: Game Design: Moral Dilemmas
1:39:05 - 1:41:30: Wrap-up and Well-wishes
1:41:30 - 1:44:14: Estradasphere - Super Buck Jazz

General Links

8-bit Cafe
8-bit Cafe Birthday Celebration Programme (with band links)
Is Nintendo Racist?
Flower's a Breath of Fresh Air
Fallout 3 Megaton Video

Music Links

YMCK English Homepage
Mass Effect Original Soundtrack (buy it for God's sake!)
Estradasphere – Super Buck Jazz (via Overclocked Remix)

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS, EVERYONE!

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By: Dan Staines 06/12/08 08:55:34 AM

Truly we did! Here is the streaming version:

And here is the downloadable version.

Now, as Patrick and I are both new to the casting of pods, we're still trying to figure out what works and what doesn't. So! If you have any suggestions to help us improve the show (and ultimately we would like to make it a show), then by all means, post it in the forums. Or, if the idea of interacting with a group of strangers on the internet terrifies you, you can also email us. Either way is fine.

On a related note, if anyone can think of a good name for our podcast, we'd appreciate it if you could tell us. Whoever comes up with the best name (i.e., the one we end up using) will win a prize of some sort. Not sure what yet. A t-shirt, maybe? A drawing? Who knows! It'll be good, though!

FORGETFUL RETARD EDIT: Here is our special, soon-to-be-iTunes-enabled podcast feed. Naturally, you'll find out when there's a new podcast if you subscribe to our regular feed too, but you know – there it is anyway.

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