Episode 29 of the Impetuous Windmills Podcast is now available for download at the normal places.
We welcome back perennial guest host Sethrakles, now recently married, and devote the whole show to video games. First we discuss the effect cross-platform development has had on PC titles and PC development in general, and then we take up the question of whether it is right to copy another games mechanics and release more or less the same game under a different title. Major conclusion: don’t beta test your game by allowing the entire Internet to have access to it.
The latest episode of the Impetuous Windmills Podcast is now live. Feel free to get it at the usual places: here on our RSS, on iTunes (search Impetuous Windmills), or direct link here.
In this episode, we give 2010 a proper send-off by listing our top video games, movies, books, and music of the year. We also briefly discuss television, disturbing Japanese girl bands and their societal implications, and get sappy and sentimental for a moment. So enjoy that, and be prepared for bigger and better things in 2011.
The newest episode of the podcast is online. We have actual topical discussion this time, in a review of TRON: Legacy, to supplement the text review posted by my compatriot. Also, we discuss handheld gaming, where it is and where it is going. Hint: mobile phones.
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Opening Song: “Still Alive (8-bit Remix)” – Portal OST
Closing Song: “The Device Has Been Modified” – Victims of Science
Episode 25 of the podcast is now live. And this time, we have a special guest of note, that you may have in fact heard of. The voice of GlaDOS from Valve’s blockbuster game Portal, Ellen McClain! She chats with us about the experience of making Portal, the pressure everyone at Valve feels about Portal 2, and what it’s like being something of a video game celebrity.
ATTENTION: The podcast has now been fixed. It should play correctly all the way through.
At long last, the fabled and once-thought-to-be-accidentally-skipped episode 18 is up and ready to be heard. Many apologies for taking so long to get this posted: there were encoding problems that required much blood and sweat to correct. And it certainly wasn’t recorded earlier this week.
In this episode, we talk about how having knowledge of a subject can influence one’s reception and appreciation of a movie based on that subject. (Not the best explanation, just listen and you’ll get it.) Then we talk about god damn World of Warcraft. But we talk about how it’s addicting, and carefully calibrated to steal your soul. Because it has stolen ours.
Many apologies again, but due to traveling and the holidays, we do not have a podcast this week, either. However, next week we WILL have a podcast, our 25th episode Extravaganza, and we’ll have a special guest, more famous than any previous guest! So be sure to come back and check that out.
To placate you, I offer this piece, in which I used my fancy new Wacom Intuos4 to color the sketch I posted two weeks ago. For a first effort, I guess it came out well enough.
Many apologies, loyal readers/listeners, but there will be no podcast this week, since Sagramore is traveling and otherwise indisposed. We will return next week with our special 25 episode spectacular, so we shall see you then.
Episode 24 is now online (although it was secretly online last night). This week, due to strange coincidences, we have not one, but two special guests! We welcome back The Girl and Sethrakles, who join us in our discussions of censorship, free speech, and the transformation of poetry over the last hundred years. Enjoy.
Hey look, it’s my monthly contribution to the site, and it’s a sketch. I put so much work into this thing. Anyway, fall is my favorite season, so this is my tribute to it. The character is Diana, from a comic project Sagramore and I are working on. Enjoy.
Episode 23 is live, and on Monday* this time! This week we do in fact get to the other topic we mentioned last week. Topics this week: plot twists, what makes a good one and what makes a bad one; and history and backstory in literature, how it adds depth to the world. Enjoy at the normal places.