In this episode, hosts Jordan Wasilka, Marie Barnes, Wesley Johnson, Patrick Young, and Randall Smith chat you up, Gentle Listener, and chat about chatting you up in person. That is, when they aren't talking over one another or arguing about which meet-up is better.
In this episode:
An early attempt to exorcise the urge to interrupt one another, staged. Say hello to Jordan and Patrick. The delights of reading Ray Bradbury, newly discovered by Jordan. The film version of Fahrenheit 451 recommended, in poor taste, by Wesley. The Dark Knight Returns preferred to The Watchmen, by Jordan and Randall. Both expect serious flaming. Batman vs. Superman, a better face-off than Batman vs. The Joker. Neither as compelling as Jordan vs. Justin on Fable 2, newly posted on InsulinFunk. Patrick, a consummate Rock Band gee-tarist, and a newly appointed administrator of Go! Gaming Giant and a new host of the G3 podcast. Vega, a terrible character in Street Fighter IV; also, Vega players terrible people. Yodel that, Wasilka. Marie still in the hunt for a job in the game industry -- send any prospects her way, folks. Good games for playing while sick. Wes heading to see Superdrag. Shadow of the Colossus appreciated. Magic the Gathering victory, related by Marie using vocal leetspeak. Halo Wars and other console strategy games discussed. Being wrong, demonstrated by Randall several times for the sake of illustration. Street Fighter IV gripes, entertained. XBL Gold not a Homeric gift from Randall to his wife. Really. The extended and rigorous examination process used to qualify potential JPAG Show candidates. The Chicago and Columbus meet-ups contrasted, much to the credit of the Chicago meetup. It really helps that I write these notes. Review of JPAG Photoshops, and notable discussion threads.
Intro and outro music excerpted from "Shapes" and "Scared Straight," by The Long Winters. You can find both songs on their CD When I Pretend to Fall. Songs used by permission, courtesy of Barsuk Records. Thanks to both John Roderick of TLW and Emily Alford at Barsuk.