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  • unmanneddrone 1:11 am on March 18, 2012 Permalink
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    @bowlisimo and, hell, anyone else: Three Moves Ahead podcast on Wargame: European Escalation! Have a listen if you’ve the time or inclination.

  • unmanneddrone 2:28 am on January 7, 2012 Permalink
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    @angryjedi I’m in love with Pierce, for his delicious and refreshing politically incorrect outlook.

    And Britta. For turning it into a snake.

    EDIT: @mjpilon Sir, I don’t know if it’s up your alley or not, but considering you’re a Civ fan and have more than a few strategic metatarsels in your body, Three Moves Ahead is a great podcast on strategy games and boardgames. Been listening since the fuzzy beginning, and with new and improved production values, Rob Zacny, Julian Murdoch (of Gamers With Jobs – another decent podcast), old host Troy Goodfellow and the occasional appearances by Bruce Geryk and Tom Chick, make for a great panel in discussing not only particular strategy games, but the greater strategy realm. Things like a focused show on diplomacy, on end games, the role of the tutorial in the genre etc. etc., as well as having guests on – like Randall Bills, old Battletech hand to discuss the boardgame, the lore and whatnot, or Brian Reynolds or Vic Davis.

  • unmanneddrone 5:31 am on May 3, 2011 Permalink
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    I will iterate that I don’t find Lee offensive, but the conversation – even as a light entertainment podcast – has never been particularly engaging. I don’t find Lee a good host, especially with his penchant to somehow drum up points of contention or ideas out of fairly inane suppositions. I recently tried out a number of different, lower-key podcasts to see their style of presentation. I think it was our dear Squad Leader @RocGaude who put me onto the Avault Podcast, and they don’t do a bad job for interviews…but it’s a decent popcorn filler with nice production values. I’d say the closest thing I’ve found to a rapid-fire ESPN-level roundtable that doesn’t really mess about is the Epic Battle Cry Skirmish. It’s got a decent pace, has good interviews with full-version supplementary addendums and while it won’t set the discussion world on fire, the Battlecry Skirmish seems like an earnest production.

    My old standbys, one in hiatus at the moment, are Three Moves Ahead (specialist strategy genre podcast with a nice range of guests and hosts who damn well know their onions – to quote George Stobbart) and the soon-to-return Visiting The Village. Because, outside of dear @angryjedi, we need more British opinions on the digital airwaves.

    And of course those rapscallion Minotti boys.

  • zegolf 3:16 pm on March 23, 2011 Permalink
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    One of the podcasts that I have on my feed reader is the Mobcast. I really only keep it on there for the occasional Davison or Minotti cameo, but this past Mobcast featured Clifford B. I have to say, he was actually really insightful and one of the best guests I’ve heard on the show. I honestly think the guy has a innovative look into the industry and really seems to recognize how it has changed and where it’s going.

    Just thought I’d pass along a recommendation to check it out, even if that’s the only episode that you listen to from their list.

  • mjpilon 1:05 am on September 10, 2010 Permalink
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    @unmanneddrone Happy to be of service 🙂 I have never laughed so hard as I did when they did their “Rabbis on a plane” bit…. recently brought back in their history of the world episodes this summer 🙂

  • unmanneddrone 1:02 am on September 10, 2010 Permalink
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    @mjpilon I’m a dedicated Bugler after your recommendation, sir. Good show indeed. Thanks for the heads-up.

  • unmanneddrone 1:05 pm on September 9, 2010 Permalink
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    @zegolf There’s a few different angles to look at this, and one of them doesn’t apply to Giant Bomb…it’s the struggling service providers. While I quite like the Bombcast, I certainly wouldn’t pay for it.

    A good example of a paid subscription service in regards to a podcast is the wonderful Mysterious Universe show; two guys (out of Sydney, surprisingly) who do a great job with a free podcast, but for subscribers of their ‘Plus’ setup, they get an added hour of reporting and stories as an addition to their weekly podcast, plus a follow-up weekend edition that isn’t available outside of the subscription. What’s more, this is their primary source of income, so they do a great job on all accounts.

    The Giant Bomb guys? I only use subscribe to the podcast, I don’t hang around the site. With you on this one, Zegolf.

    @RocGaude or anyone else who’s in need of a further podcast recommendation…I’ll throw Mysterious Universe up there as one of those oddities you might need to round off that balance of tech news and culture. You might be a massive sceptic when it comes to anything X-Files-y, but these guys are cheerful and eloquent non-kooks who would be as quick as you to dismiss baloney. http://mysteriousuniverse.org/

    Their podcast is on iTunes.

  • unmanneddrone 11:10 pm on August 24, 2010 Permalink
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    @mcstabwithlies Then we must play some FS! Word on the street is, we’re getting a UI overhaul in the next update. And whereabouts are you in Oz at the moment?

    Thanks also to @mjpilon and @scribl for The Bugle and Planet Money recommendations. Going to give them a whirl on the drive to work this morning.

    It must be said, I love the breakfast buffet the SoS Squawk puts on. Lots to read and consider.

  • scribl 10:02 pm on August 24, 2010 Permalink
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    As for podcasts, I just started listening to NPR’s Planet Money. It’s layman economics with a sense of humor, and each episode is usually only 20 minutes long.

    If you want to check it out, I’d recommend the recent episode, #201, where the hosts play Monopoly with two PhDs and argue about the lessons it teaches kids about capitalism.

    OK, $2 for Plain Sight? I can’t say no. Now I’m wondering if I shouldn’t just spend the extra four bucks and gift it to a bunch of friends.

  • RocGaude 4:40 pm on August 24, 2010 Permalink
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    The DLC debate should fall under the “hot shit/horseshit” segment. I can’t wait until you guys hear the new segment we’ll be introducing next episode. It’s straight off of @feenwager‘s dome so you know it’s…well, Feen shit.

    Remember folks, be sure to tag your topic ideas under the “squadcast” tag. If you don’t, it’ll get passed over.

    @mjpilon I just put it in there. Looking forward to it. Thanks to @beige for the tip on finding Future Tense. Worked like a charm.

    Speaking of podcasts, just finished listening to the latest episode of The Nerdist. I was very entertained despite some belly-achin’ about how hard “internet celebs” have to work but it’s definitely worth keeping in the queue.

  • unmanneddrone 1:57 pm on August 24, 2010 Permalink
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    @beige Andrew Denton, eh? A curious product of the government broadcaster! Has his fingers in a lot of creative projects. I was going to ask you about where you hanged your hat within Terra Australis! But yes, the tsunami of at least console-centric DD titles is a pleasant thing to drown within, and much easier on the pouch of dubloons. There’s some gems hidden all over the place, too, outside of the – dare I say it – triple AAA XBLA/PSN…er…WiiWare (Bit.Trip stuff, right?) games.

    Oh, here’s a thing. I like to balance my lefty podcasts with a bit from the conservative side of things, so whilst getting my fill of Counterpoint – the ABC Radio National’s semi-conservative/small L-liberal (I know, I know, it’s heinous to consider Liberal and Conservative being bedfellows, but it’s really a different kettle of fish), there happened to be a tail-end talk about Libertarian ideals within video games and science fiction literature. It was a relaxed discussion, but Bioshock (of course) was discussed, along with Ultima 5. Throw in Heinlein’s The Moon is a Harsh Mistress and a few other golden tomes to seal off a rather nice little chin-wag.

    If you’re keen for a listen, it’s only about ten minutes or so. http://bit.ly/bjhmMb

    The interviewee, Ben Hourigan, has a couple of interesting essays up on the Institute of Public Affairs website. http://bit.ly/cbVai1

  • zegolf 1:54 pm on August 24, 2010 Permalink
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    Stemming from an article I saw on Fark earlier today, I’d like to see the Squadcast talk about gaming controversies and whether or not they were overblown, and what the squad’s take on some of them would end up being. Right now, the whole Medal of Honor Taliban thing comes to mind, but you’ve got the Hot Coffee Mod, No Russian, and even the Mass Effect Sexbox scandal.

    Just a thought.

  • unmanneddrone 3:29 am on August 24, 2010 Permalink
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    @RocGaude I think a little digging might be in order to find Future Tense. I’ve got it subscribed to in iTunes, it might need to be precluded with “ABC Radio National” in the iTunes Store search, if that’s any help.

    Visiting The Village is a great little audio production, as one of the Mode 7 guys is Paul Taylor, a UK DJ/electronica artist, so it’s no slouch in the aural department. Plus they’re funny, and share that cordial good-natured British humour we find genetically sewn into the DNA of the angriest Jedi.

  • RocGaude 2:56 am on August 24, 2010 Permalink
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    @unmanneddrone That’s what I hear. 😉

    Thanks for the podcast tips. I’ve thrown the first suggestion into the podcast queue but the second one isn’t available on iTunes. Lame.

    Here’s the non-gaming stuff I have subscribed to:

    You Look Nice Today (already heard and is funny as hell)
    Tech News Today (now that I’m back in the tech world, makes sense to listen to this)
    TED Talks (audio only)
    The Nerdist (new)
    Slate Magazine (new)

    Typically, it’s pretty tough for me to listen to gaming podcasts anymore because I’m constantly listening to them with “creator’s ears” and critiquing them too much to enjoy them. The Bombcast, Idle Thumbs, A Life Well Wasted, and the Irrational podcasts are about the only gaming ones that I dabble with these days.

  • unmanneddrone 2:30 am on August 24, 2010 Permalink
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    @RocGaude Season 2 of the SoS is a perfect salve to the loss of Idle Thumbs, I hear. The internet is going crazy over it, you might have heard of it? Speaking of which, what are the download numbers like?

    Can I throw two recommendations your way to fill at least an hour of your commute? I’ve mentioned Visiting the Village before, but it’s well worth checking out – http://bit.ly/96hA5y. A snappy, savvy, intellectual and relatively short little gaming broadcast by the Frozen Synapse guys commenting on the more…well…SoS-esque ideas and topics of the day.

    The other isn’t really game related, more a great future-tech/media and net-savvy weekly report by the Australian Radio National station. Another brief, half-hour dip into all manner of things.

    According to them: “Future Tense is essential listening for those interested in exploring the social, cultural, political and economic fault lines arising from rapid change. The weekly half-hour program/podcast takes a critical look at new technologies, new approaches and new ways of thinking. From politics to media to environmental sustainability, nothing is outside its brief. Future Tense explores the issues and provides critical analysis, offering an insight into how our world is changing and how we in turn are learning to adapt.”

    Last episode was the growth of the Space Elevator industry, the trials and tribulations of where we are right now and the steps companies are taking with carbon nanotubes, laser power-supplies etc. etc. Very interesting. http://bit.ly/9qw3kH

    Those two might be your bag.

  • RocGaude 2:17 am on August 24, 2010 Permalink
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    I’m buying Scott Pilgrim on the 360 this week. Did all of my Canuck buddies already pick it up for the PS3? Hopefully not ’cause I need a guided tour through the salty streets of grimy Toronto. I hear that place is seedier then a blackberry.

    @feenwager I should have boot camp up and running this weekend so I can join in on the PC action, too. I don’t want to be one of those assholes who’s always bitching about why nothing’s on Mac when there’s a perfectly viable option built right into OS X. You know the type, right?

    Idle Thumbs is apparently kaput once more since a show regular is relocating to Boston. Major, major drag especially now that I’m back to my 2 hour daily commute again.

  • RocGaude 5:31 pm on July 16, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: media is not dying, recommended podcasts, screened   

    So, the Giant Bomb guys have moved from Sausilito to San Francisco along with the rest of the Whiskey Media crew. Although the distance is negligible (just over the Golden Gate bridge), this is an interesting development because it means that this little media company-that-could has just landed some seed money and are poised for growth. I hope that other sites (like Bitmob) are able to land a similar deal. This would be great news for an industry that desperately needs it.

    On a side note, Screened (Whiskey Media’s movie/TV site) has a solid podcast called Behind the Screened Door hosted by Alex Navarro and Matt Rorie. If you’re like me and find that most film-based podcasts are pretentious and dull, give this one a shot.

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