GWJ Conference Call Episode Seventeen

Conference Call

An Interview With Telltale Games CEO Dan Connors!, Uru Live, Hotel Dusk, Vanguard, GRAW 2, Our Favorite Classic Games and more!

Today we're joined by Dan Connors, the CEO of Telltale Games and executive producer of the Sam & Max episodes! We also delve into a bunch of new titles and some of our favorite classic games of all time. An excellent thread of the week, email and even a look at the seedy underbelly of Vanguard.

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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 a 30 second audio question or comment (MP3 format please) if you're so inclined.

The Links
Uru Live
Hotel Dusk
GRAW 2
Telltale Games (Sam & Max)
Star Control 2
Tempest
Another World
X-Com: UFO Defense

Thread of the Week:
Gameplay Traits You Like (or don't mind) That Everyone Else Whines About - kuddles

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Show credits

Music credits: 

Intro/Outro Music - Ian Dorsch, Willowtree Audioworks

"One Big Holiday" My Morning Jacket The Wired CD - 0:22:10
"Small Comfort" - Apoplexia (Benoit Casey) - 0:45:39
"The Neverwhere" - Apoplexia (Benoit Casey) - 1:04:45
"Impeller" Ian Dorsch

Comments

Hey guys, I love your podcast.
I heard you talking about XCom and I was wondering what you guys thought of the Jagged Alliance series. Personally, JA2 is my favorite game of all time (and JA2 Gold is available on Steam! Wee!) and beats the hell/pants out/off of the XCom series.
Giggity.

mrplaid wrote:

Hey guys, I love your podcast.
I heard you talking about XCom and I was wondering what you guys thought of the Jagged Alliance series. Personally, JA2 is my favorite game of all time (and JA2 Gold is available on Steam! Wee!) and beats the hell/pants out/off of the XCom series.
Giggity.

I agree, JA2 is a much better game. But you've got to give props to X-Com for being there 5 years earlier. (As far as I can tell JA1 and X-Com both came out in 1994 and I don't know which came out first.)

Like poly, I frequently use my mouse right on the fabric of my couch, and it works great. It is a Microsoft (wired) Optical Intellimouse. I may at some point get a wireless mouse and keyboard setup - do y'all recommend bluetooth or otherwise?

Also, to those of you who game on your HDTV, did you jump through any hoops setting resolutions on your computer and or the individual games? I've had some challenges in that regard...

Edwin wrote:

Certis: Braehole sent us an email.

When hasn't he sent an email?

:lol:

Well lets see....so far 50% of the thread is about my e-mail.....
What would the show be without a Braehole email, I'm thinking one up to send right now!

P.S. Kick butt show as always guys! I'm putting my computer on a 60 inch LCD HD TV. It will look great when I send it up. Certis, My wife said the same thing when I told her that my PC was going into the living room. I'm going to hide it and go all wireless, We will see how it works. It's costing so much to build, I'm having to wait an extra month to get it.

I just got around to listening to this..

Did someone actually have the audacity to say that Tempest 2K was CRAP??

omg.