The GWJ Conference Call Episode Three!

Conference Call

Madden 2007, The Hidden, Corporations, Games And YOU, Demi's Report From PAX, Neverwinter Nights 2, Sam & Max, Forum Topic of the Week and more!

This week we have a very special Conference Call as Cory "Demiurge" Banks joins us to talk about his three day excursion to the Penny Arcade Expo. He tells all about his hands-on time with Neverwinter Nights 2, Sam & Max, bear-like game journalists and more! We also discuss our relationship with corporations, what we've been playing and our very first audio mail. All this plus the excellent music stylings of Ian "Podunk" Dorsch!

Read on for some links to what we're talking about and how to contact the show.

To contact us email [email protected]! Send us your thoughts on the show, pressing issues you want to talk about or whatever else is on your mind. You can even send 30 second audio questions or comments (MP3 format please) if you're so inclined.

The Games
PAX
Madden 2007
Ninety Nine Nights
The Hidden - Source
Neverwinter Nights 2
Sam & Max

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Show credits

Music credits: 

Intro/Outro Music - Ian Dorsch, Willowtree Audioworks

My Morning Jacket The Wired CD
"Dc 3000" Thievery Corporation The Wired CD
"Relaxation Spa Treatment" Dan The Automator The Wired CD
"Under Major Influence" New Delhi FM Daylight Confusion
"Impeller" Ian Dorsch

Comments

I just want to point out that I made a mistake on the show, Ninety Nine Nights is made in Korea, not Japan.

I would just like to point out our first audio e-mail kicked ass. It brings a smile to my face everytime I hear it!

Thanks to all those who listen, I hope you enjoy the show.

Was the site down for couple of hours?

Nei wrote:

Was the site down for couple of hours?

Was for me. I certainly couldn't get here.

<*Legion*>
I ALMOST DIED

I can never get in before 9 AM anyways but yea it wasn't working for me either.

Thanks for having me on, guys. I'll try to sound less dead next time. Three days of PAX with little sleep and lots of Bawls will make anyone sound like they've been hit by a Mack truck.

Demiurge wrote:

...little sleep and lots of Bawls will make anyone sound like they've been hit by a Mack truck.

I wonder sometimes...I wonder.

Edwin wrote:

I can never get in before 9 AM anyways but yea it wasn't working for me either.

I've been getting intermittent MySQL errors from the host all day, usually exceeding max_connections.

Me too. It was horrible.

Yeah, some hiccups today, we're working on it.

CLEAN THE TUBES!

Another great episode, guys. Hurrah for Hidden! We need to get another Hidden night in sometime.

How long is the episode supposed to be? Mine cuts off at 81:35, and I still haven't heard Demi's PAX report.

hmm. It's not showing up on Itunes for me...

That's weird, Winamp was showing 81:35, but cutting off much earlier. I had to DL it three times before I got the complete show.

Sephirotic wrote:

hmm. It's not showing up on Itunes for me...

I have a few podcasts that refuse to update through itunes once in a while if I don't re-add them from scratch.

Podunk wrote:

That's weird, Winamp was showing 81:35, but cutting off much earlier. I had to DL it three times before I got the complete show.

I almost wonder if the site being down throughout the day has had some effect, hard to say since the files are hosted off-site.

I wouldn't trust the file if you were trying to download it through GWJ itself today as the site has been going down a lot. I downloaded the episode through itunes and it seems to play fine.

Hrmm... but the file isn't hosted here, it's hosted at gameguru...

Good show!

rabbit wrote:

Hrmm... but the file isn't hosted here, it's hosted at gameguru...

Both you and Certis are correct, the only thing I can think of is that Guru's server was also having problems. I really don't know why people are getting bad files. I downloaded the file through Itunes myself when it first came out and everything worked like a charm. I played the file using several programs just to check too and I had no issues.

I would suggest trying to download the file again if the version you have didn't play all the way through. Sorry about the problems, and I hope everyone is able to get a good working copy. File size should be 56 megs or more acurrately 57,375 KB

Obisidian "bashing" Bioware over NWN1? Will wonders never cease?

Good show as always. You old timers and your bitchin' about dying and "save points" and such. You all probably thought Ninja Gaiden Black was too hard too, didn'tcha! DINCHA!

Sissies.

:þ

Stylez wrote:

Good show as always. You old timers and your bitchin' about dying and "save points" and such. You all probably thought Ninja Gaiden Black was too hard too, didn'tcha! DINCHA!

Sissies.

:þ

Yes, it was hard. Stupid game..

Vrikk wrote:

Yes, it was hard. Stupid game..

How dare you... Sir, I say Sir, I challenge you to a duel! Katanas at dawn?

It took me almost 3 months of relatively regular play to beat it on hard. (70% of that time was stuck on Alma on hard). But I did it! Worship me!

We have seen episodic content before, albeit in a particularly obscure game. In the early days of freeloader.com, they had an episodic Wing Commander style came called Halcyon Sun. The devs released one mission every few weeks, and although it wasn't particularly groundbreaking in a graphical or narrative sense, it was episodic content far before Valve started bandying the term about.

You all probably thought Ninja Gaiden Black was too hard too, didn'tcha! DINCHA!

According to our review, that's exactly what we thought. Dumb, annoying game.

Elysium wrote:
You all probably thought Ninja Gaiden Black was too hard too, didn'tcha! DINCHA!

According to our review, that's exactly what we thought. Dumb, annoying game.

Clearly you aren't Ninja material. I hear Barbie's horse adventures is backwards compatible!

/banned

Dude, you are such a snob. Ninja Gaiden is a great game, but you have to admit it's pretty dumb how brutal it is. Now you have to beat Devil May Cry 3 on hard. Then maybe, maybe I'll be impressed.

Ninja Gaiden in not that hard... as people make it out to be. Yes it's chalanging... but also fair since the game provide you with all the tools to deal with the enemies.