[IndieCast] Big Game Round-up

Yeeeeeeeee-haw.

So I took a look through the historical documents, and determined that it’s been a long damn time since I did an IndieCast.  Well, technically a long damn time since I did any recording, and I’ve got a plan to fix that.  But for the moment, I managed to get James and Daniel together to talk about some of the stuff the indie scene has produced in the last few months, because it hasn’t exactly been quiet.

Do we talk about Terraria?  Of course we do.  Jamestown?  Yeah, there’s some of that.  Dungeons of Dredmor?  My heavens yes.  And a whole lot else besides; we went a little free-form on this one, but there was a lot to cover.  Breath of Death VII, Cthulhu Saves the World, Sanctum, Runespell, Frozen Synapse, Solar 2, even Garshasp makes a brief, confused appearance.  (Actually we’re the confused ones, on that.  Maybe you can help us.)

This one’s a little longer than your standard-issue IndieCast, but we’re making up for lost time.  We should be back to the regular format soon, and hope to have some sweet interviews to throw your way as well.  For now, come on and dive in.  We’ve got a lot to talk about.

[Episode 51] E3 Spree

The IM crew are not about to let E3 pass us by without getting our word in. It’s only the industry’s most important event, after all. Special guest Scott, of heavy-hitting sister show In-Game Chat, generously shares some of his first hand experience even as he recovers from the convention phage. We run down the hot – and lukewarm – titles like The Old Republic, Rage, and Battlefield 3, and wax a little philosophical about the nature of E3 and the shape it could take in the future.

No show is complete without what we’ve been playing, and this is no exception. Robert leads the way in revisiting former news makers Assassin’s Creed and Amnesia. Clayton is our crash test dummy for Duke Nukem Forever, and we try to decide if Duke’s lost that lovin’ feelin’ after all.  And roughly halfway through the show, we are graced by our first honest-to-goodness caller.

A host’s indecisiveness, a guest’s grim determination, veterans’ stalwart contributions. It’s all here in our E3 Spree.

Don’t forget the Colony of Gamers discussion thread, and follow ImmortalMachine on Twitter for your to-the-minute chance to call the show.

Hosted and summarized by James [Vigil80]
Participants are Scott [Psykoboy2], Brian[Xerxes] and Robert [Trebor]
Produced by Clayton [Voodoo]

[Episode 50] Dig-Boxering

It has been an incredibly long time since Clayton has actually hosted an episode so things are a bit different for this episode. Covered in this podcast Dig-Boxer games like Minecraft, Terraria, King Arthur’s Gold and a few others. Also in this podcast we talk about the necessity of tutorial portions of games. And, just like this summary, this recording is also quite petite.

Hosted and summarized by Clayton [Voodoo]
Participants are James [Vigil80], Daniel [danielOut] and Nathaniel [Doctor Setebos]
Produced by Clayton [Voodoo]

[Episode 49]To the Face

It is an energetic installment of the PC gaming podcast gentlemen prefer. Our regularly scheduled first segment is somewhat interrupted by a special report on the Portal 2 ARG. We briefly editorialize about some of the reactions to the way the ARG played out.

Not to worry; what we’ve been playing discussion is still intact with Sins of a Solar Empire mods and spacefaring MMOs Black Prophecy and Battlestar Galactica Online, not to mention Portal 2 proper. (Spoiler free, of course.) We also squeeze in comments on Bulletstorm, and a first impression of the Razer Onza 360 controller.

For our main topic, we discuss our favored ways to play in terms of time. From as much as possible or even all at once, to savored, bite-sized increments. Opinions divide along perhaps predictable lines, but you can hear some confessions of a game marathoner, and Clayton’s keys to fulfillment

Share your preferred playtimes with us at the Colony of Gamers discussion thread, through our Twitter feed, or via email. As you can learn in this episode’s wrap-up, it could win you a free game.

Hosted and summarized by James [Vigil80]
Participants are Eric [Ravenlock] and Robert [Trebor]
Produced by Clayton [Voodoo]