Gamers With Jobs Radio Episode Seventeen

Episode Seventeen - January 31st, 2006

Phantom Console, Save Heroes of Might & Magic, Full Auto, Final Fantasy XI Xbox 360 Beta and more!

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Welcome to Gamers With Jobs Radio, the video gaming podcast for people who hate podcasts. This week, Russ and Shawn ridicule both video game console manufacturers and video game consumers all in one episode! Plus, a look at Full Auto, the Final Fantasy XI beta for the Xbox 360, an in-depth look at Retro Gaming on the 360, accusations of homosexuality and more! Featuring new music tracks from Alec Harrison. Crank it up, we won't tell.

Special! be sure to take a look at The Tech of Gamers With Jobs Radio over at www.insomniacorp.com for a behind-the-scenes look at how we do that voodoo that we do, blah blah blah...

Music Track Listing:

0:01:18 - GWJ Radio Main Theme, Ian Dorsch
0:04:20 - Breakbeat, Alec Harrison
0:12:36 - Reload, Alec Harrison
0:16:42 - Green on Black, Alec Harrison
0:23:12 - GWJ Radio Main Theme (Dark Mood Remix), Ian Dorsch
0:28:19 - Waiting for Mr. 7, DJ Drunken Master
0:39:37 - Panties, Elliot Fienberg
0:45:05 - Ode to the Blue Devil, DJ Drunken Master
0:48:18 - Tantronic, Alec Harrison
0:52:33 - GWJ Radio Main Theme, Ian Dorsch

Gamers With Jobs Radio is produced by InsomniaCorp, in cooperation with Gamers With Jobs.
Original music written and performed by Ian Dorsch.
Hosting donated by thegameguru.

Comments

Wow - I had no idea how complex the hardware situation could be for the recording. I definitely didn't picture there being so many different pieces while listening to the previous episodes. Neat!

A little addition to the SaveHeroes.org story, before claiming victory on their site (which they've done) they created a "News Suppression Pact" as a threat to Ubi about what will happen if their demands were not met.

As an action of protest, following this announcement, no news or updates will be posted on our web sites. Additionally, Heroes of Might and Magic 5 information will be removed from our web sites. We request that Ubisoft officially confirms that the release date of Heroes of Might and Magic 5 will be delayed past March 2006, for a period of time sufficient to develop a balanced and fully functional game. We do not regard the announcement made on Gamespot as true until Ubisoft issues official confirmation.

Thank god the game was delayed, they were like three proclamations away from pie-facing the President of Ubisoft and lighting his car on fire.

Yoyoson wrote:

Wow - I had no idea how complex the hardware situation could be for the recording. I definitely didn't picture there being so many different pieces while listening to the previous episodes. Neat!

Indeed. That is some hardcore sh*t, Fletcher. It pays off, though -- GWJ is one of, if not the, slickest sounding podcasts I listen to. It puts to shame the variety of Ziff Davis podcasts that some of your fellow TechTV survivors put together every week, and in theory they are getting paid to do it.

Have you considered running a bit of donation drive for Insomnia Corp? I'm sure I'm not the only one who would be glad to chip in a couple of bucks to help you get the equipment upgrades you need. The wonderful show you put together every week is well worth it.

Edit: Right, so I'm a blind idiot. I see you've got a handy little donation button right there in the sidebar. Cool.

Yeah, shielded cables? So much better. I'm using Monster Cables to connect my microphone to my FireWire audio interface.

Pretty much, what my co-host and I do, is record our own voices locally, splice together when I get his track over Audacity. I'm looking for something better for OS X that I can obtain totally legally through legitimate means... legitimately. GarageBand... just doesn't sit well with me.

Don't play coy with us Logan, drop a link!

The radio thing has kind of become part of my weekly schedule lately. My work week ends on Monday night, I get up on Tuesday morning, make breafast, and listen to the show while I eat.

It's become sort of a ritual.

Full of Zest and Verve, as a Quickie should

Excellent music... and great show!

Ha! I got a "job" with another branch of that same epigone perfume company. They actually took us to a big pep rally in Dallas (maybe in Houston?), put us up in a posh hotel and fed us well for a weekend. As a bonus there were a lot of attractive girls.

I left that place after milking the free vacation and responded to a job ad for what I thought was an electronics store only to wind up in an identical place that sold cheap car stereo equipment out of car trunks. My summer job hunt finalized with me doing construction work. From a hotel full of scantily clad perfume-salesgirls to a bunch of beer-gutted sweaty construction guys making homoerotic jokes -- yeah, I won that job hunt.

InsomniaCORP wrote:

Our ears (like all of our sensory organs) are so adept at adjusting to piss-poor inputs, that we rarely notice volume differences, hums, hisses and other stuff – until it's recorded. Then it sounds like a f*cking freight train.

Particularly if one were to wail "WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANTED!" into the microphone.

Rat Boy wrote:
InsomniaCORP wrote:

Our ears (like all of our sensory organs) are so adept at adjusting to piss-poor inputs, that we rarely notice volume differences, hums, hisses and other stuff – until it's recorded. Then it sounds like a f*cking freight train.

Particularly if one were to wail "WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANTED!" into the microphone.

As if that would ever happen.

Man this was a really excellent show guys, and the music was great!

Concur, great show and great music. Too bad Mr. Harrison's site appears to be utterly diddled.

I so want a guest spot on a show if only to yell "c*cks!" at opportune times.

Send them a .wav of you saying "c*cks" so Fletcher can just insert it where appropriate.

Rat Boy wrote:

Send them a .wav of you saying "c*cks" so Fletcher can just insert it where appropriate.

This is unacceptable because I modify the timbre and pitch of each utterance *c*cks!* so as to construct ideal sonic textures and my sense of comic timing *c*cks!* is finely honed, so my actual "presence" is required to yield maximum effect. I AM NO MERE SAMPLE, BUB! I AM A REAL HUMAN *c*cks!* WITH FEELING!

ColdForged wrote:

I AM NO MERE SAMPLE, BUB! I AM A REAL HUMAN *c*cks!* WITH FEELING!

Thank you, we'll be in touch. NEXT!

Great episode guys!
Like Thin_J, I've worked the radio broadcast into my morning schedule. Tuesday is my longest commute (I work at a different office every day of the week). So I download the episode, throw it on my MP3 player and then listen to it on the way. Previously I would finish listening to the show while checking my e-mails and doing responses, but this week it finished EXACTLY as I was pulling into the office parkinglot. Excellent timing!

I'm really enjoying some of the new music on the show! I know it would probably cut into the talk-time, but is there any way to expand on that section? Maybe let the transitions run for a few more bars or something. Just a thought.

Again, Two Thumbs Up!

Rezzy wrote:

I'm really enjoying some of the new music on the show! I know it would probably cut into the talk-time, but is there any way to expand on that section?

I'm really happy to see so much positive feedback about the music. I know the artists appreciate it, too. Ian has done great work in bringing new artists to the project and I know he and I both are pretty excited about the number and kinds of music submissions we've recieved so far.

I consider music to be a very important part of the show, and we'll keep bringing you guys the best new music we can find, but Gamers With Jobs Radio will always be about the games first. We feel like we've established a pretty solid format at this point. Any changes that might be on the horizon for GWJ Radio will (we hope) only serve to enhance what we believe is already the best video-gaming podcast on the Internet. Spread the word, will ya? More people thinking that would be a good thing

Great show and I'm also liking the inclusion of all the new music. How about some other music genres, other than techno, though. I really dig Drunken Master's trip hop track in the middle of the show.

Nice to hear some real feedback from a 360 owner. I don't feel like I'm missing anything, by not owning one. I keed!

Speaking of T-Shirts, where are the GWJ ones?

They're sitting in a warehouse, waiting for me to give the green light. Pretty much

They're sitting in a warehouse, waiting for me to give the green light.

That's what I figured. Jerk.

Great show guys like always but did you have to beat up my FFXI.....