Monday, July 20, 2009

Yet Another Podcast Appearance! (yeah, same guys)

I have quickly become a fan of the Digital Cowboys podcast. I've been listening ever since Alex approached me about coming on the show. This week's episode is a fun little deviation from their usual format: they've pooled the guests from multiple episodes and given them each a chance to rant on something they hate about video games.

I actually had a hard time thinking about something to hate. Sure, there's the standard complaints about DLC money-grubbing, Quick Time Events and everything Activision does, but that seemed too easy. In the end, I chose to whine about game difficulty. I'm not great at thinking on my feet (as you may have noticed with all the stuttering I do in these shows) but I think it turned out well. It's a solid episode, so go to that fancy new website of theirs and check it out.

And if you haven't seen it yet, those guys made a great little Project Natal/Milo spoof too.

One of the things that has surprised me is how much I actually consider these guys to be buddies of mine now. I've appeared on their show like twice and played a few hours of Rock Band with them (they aren't lying when they say Paul is a top-tier vocalist), but I already feel like I've made some new friends. And that's pretty damn cool.

In lecture news, the script is coming along nicely. I think it's going to end up being a shorter episode, but James has really nailed it this time. I'll keep you guys posted!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Busy Busy Busy

I've thoroughly enjoyed reading all the commentary on the new lecture over the last few weeks, both here and on other sites. Hearing all the feedback and seeing debates spark up everywhere is the best part about this whole series.

Soon after the release of Video Games and the Female Audience, James sent me two drafts for new episodes, both awesome. I've started writing the script for the first one, but I also recently started a new job. Keeping up with that, school and life in general has kept my hands tied over the last two weeks.

For those of you who might have been hoping for more "Game Design Corner" episodes, the lecture after next will grant your wish. Stay tuned!