In loving Memory of Preta's Mobility: Mid 2011-Late 2011
Shockingly, I am running a bit behind schedule. However, as you can see in the picture above, I feel like I have a good excuse. That’s Preta, a puppy our friends found that we offered to hold onto while we tried to track down her owners. A week into the process, her owners were nowhere to be found, and we had ourselves a new dog. She is apparently a mixture of Chihuahua and Italian Greyhound, and while we were hoping she’d grow more on the Greyhound side of things, six months later I have come to accept that I own a very tiny dog. Unfortunately, she doesn’t exactly think of herself as a very tiny animal, and will occasionally decide to jump out of my arms and at something she sees through a window, which is why she is in the giant phallic cast you see above.
But anyway, PSGCast Episode 2 is in the editing bay (and will be for a fair bit. There is roughly two and a half hours of audio to sort through for a good 90 minute podcast) and Episode 3 has a recording date. Episode 3 is where we face the music and play three very mediocre games in a row, but that will at least mean a quick turn-around time. Expect a podcast and a RSS feed here in a few days.
Meanwhile, I finished writing about Hillsfar over on the sister website. If you are interested in obscure cash-in mini-game collections, I can think of a thousand worse words to read.
(Crossposted on both blogs)
Both projects are moving along smoothly, they have just hit some snags due to hitting crunch time in both work and school. Hillsfar should be up on Chronomancy within the next week, and episode 2 of the PSGCast (A Thanksgiving sized feast of banter and snide opinions about the games of 1988) is set to record over the holiday break.
Click on the delightful Golden Axe cover art to listen!
While we are currently having some issues with figuring out the hosting/I am having issues figuring out how to make an iTunes feed, I feel like it’s time to finally give the people (well, person) what they want and post the first episode of the PSGCast! Brandon, Roscoe, Austin, and I spend approximately 75 minutes discussing the dubious merits of Sega’s last games for 1989 – Sword of Vermilion and Golden Axe. Since we are currently plagued by very minor technical difficulties, I am just posting this on my dropbox account until we have an RSS feed and everything set up like a real, professional endeavor. But first, a few show notes:
- There are, as expected, some audio issues. But for four people trying a podcast for the first time, I think it is actually a fair bit more entertaining than it has any right to be. We’re still narrowing down the programs we’ll use for the process, so expect episode 2 to be much smoother.
- We also immediately and without regrets blow past my original goal of finishing up in a half hour. I really should have known better.
- The Golden Axe score system and one man’s battle to exploit it for dubious gain is explained here.
- Thanks for your patience, gentle reader/listener! I would like to have an RSS feed up for it before long, but right now that is out of my hands and I wanted to make sure people could listen to it before I headed out for the weekend. Future episodes will probably be once or twice a month, but the turn-around time won’t be this long.
Because I know you are all just dying to know, the first episode of PSGCast is currently in the editing bay. For a bunch of people who are barely familiar with the concept of talking to their fellow human beings, it’s surprisingly listenable!
In the meantime, why don’t you head over to Chronomancy and read about my suffering at the hands of Heroes of the Lance?