GWJ Conference Call Episode 66

Conference Call

Tons Of Games, Jenga Wii, The Witcher 18+ Edition, Special Guest Todd "Sephirotic" Robinson Tell Us About Game Industry Myths And Toasters, Calling Out The Cowards, Your Emails and more!

This week Sephirotic joins us to talk about learning your way into the gaming industry, dispels myths about game development, tells us some stories and shames us all with his radio voice. Rob also gets Rock Band so you're safe from any further tirades ... about Rock Band anyways.

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.

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Show credits

Music credits: 

Intro/Outro Music - Ian Dorsch, Willowtree
Audioworks

"Sunflower" - Zoo (Workbench) - Workbench-music.com - 0:41:30
"A Little Piano Tune" - (Workbench) - www.workbench-music.com - 1:06:20

Comments

wordsmythe wrote:

Denouement

How about a link that works?

Thin_J wrote:

I shoot guns. All the time. Just for fun!

:P

I don't shoot as much as I'd wish.

I didn't get around to listening to the podcast until this morning, but I hope to god Elysium and Rabbit tear Certis apart for his smug dismissal of Portal's greatness. I didn't choose it as my #2 for the year because of the song, I chose it because everything that happened in the game filled that song with so much meaning and emotional release.

Yeah really. Certis, you honestly believe that Portal won GWJ community GotY just for the end song? Shameful!

You know, it was hard to pick it up, but I did mention I was using hyperbole to make a point in regard to the mint comment. I think Demi drowned it out a bit. I don't recall saying that the song was the ONLY reason Portal was getting all these game of the year nods, but the song and the cultural phenomena played a part in it. I'm sure when Sean gets back I'll get mine, but anyone responding as if I said it was a bad game or people only liked it because of the song are off the mark.

Certis wrote:

I'm sure when Sean gets back I'll get mine, but anyone responding as if I said it was a bad game or people only liked it because of the song are off the mark.

I didn't interpret you as saying that, but you certainly sounded like you were saying that you think people thought it was GOTY material only because of the internet meme stuff associated with, which to me felt like someone saying people wouldn't be praising BioShock so much if it weren't for the old-timey music in the background and people saying "Would you kindly..." all the time. I guess I'm just on edge because some people seem to be stating things to the effect that something can't qualify as a game of the year because it doesn't have a set of arbitrary rules as to what makes an "excellent" game.

I guess I'm just on edge because some people seem to be stating things to the effect that something can't qualify as a game of the year because it doesn't have a set of arbitrary rules as to what makes an "excellent" game.

That's all crowning something Game of The Year or "excellent" is. Doesn't matter if it's Portal, Bioshock or Mario. I think Portal is an excellent game, but I don't think it's better than a number of really, really good games this year.

Certis wrote:

I think Portal is an excellent game, but I don't think it's better than a number of really, really good games this year.

Quoted for truth.

I loved Portal with a passion, don't get me wrong. And it is definitely in my top 10 of 2007, but probably not my top 5. There were just too many great games out this past year, Portal being one of them (just not the best of them).

Certis wrote:

I think Portal is an excellent game, but I don't think it's better than a number of really, really good games this year.

I think Portal is better than practically every other game this year, but (and I'm saying this from a completely objective standpoint) my opinion is more valid than yours, therefore Portal is GOTY. I'm sorry, but you can't argue with logic.

I surrender!

kuddles wrote:
Certis wrote:

I think Portal is an excellent game, but I don't think it's better than a number of really, really good games this year.

I think Portal is better than practically every other game this year, but (and I'm saying this from a completely objective standpoint) my opinion is more valid than yours, therefore Portal is GOTY. I'm sorry, but you can't argue with logic.

Except with metalogic. Or with not logic...from which logic must have arrived.

Nice job Todd!!!! I just listened to the podcast and it's nice to hear Todd made the show. Sephirotic is very nice guy and should be added to the podcast more often for sure. Great show guys, now back to work.

Thanks Brae! I don't suppose that you'll be in SF in the near future?

Sephirotic wrote:

Thanks Brae! I don't suppose that you'll be in SF in the near future?

Dear Diary,
JACKPOT!

Quintin_Stone wrote:
wordsmythe wrote:

Denouement

How about a link that works? :D

Accursed percent codes! (Link fixed.)

wordsmythe wrote:
Quintin_Stone wrote:
wordsmythe wrote:

Denouement

How about a link that works? :D

Accursed percent codes! (Link fixed.)

Don't feel bad. Some of us are good at technical stuff, others are good at... um... wait, what are you good at again?

Quintin_Stone wrote:
wordsmythe wrote:
Quintin_Stone wrote:
wordsmythe wrote:

Denouement

How about a link that works? :D

Accursed percent codes! (Link fixed.)

Don't feel bad. Some of us are good at technical stuff, others are good at... um... wait, what are you good at again? ;)

I believe he's good with them thar words and such.

boogle wrote:
Quintin_Stone wrote:
wordsmythe wrote:
Quintin_Stone wrote:
wordsmythe wrote:

Denouement

How about a link that works? :D

Accursed percent codes! (Link fixed.)

Don't feel bad. Some of us are good at technical stuff, others are good at... um... wait, what are you good at again? ;)

I believe he's good with them thar words and such.

I always imagine him hammering new words together out of worn-out old words, like a blacksmith. Except that squishing new words together from old ones is more of a German thing than an English thing. We just hyphenate our compound adjectives and allow them to lose the hyphen after enough usage. Or we did before the internet and people that have never heard of Bill Walsh were allowed to "write." Argh!

It's fairly simple. You heat the words in fire until they're nice and soft. Then you take them out and beat the sh*t out of them with a hammer.

Eventually Liam Neeson shows up and you kill a priest, I think.

wordsmythe wrote:

It's fairly simple. You heat the words in fire until they're nice and soft. Then you take them out and beat the sh*t out of them with a hammer.

Eventually Liam Neeson shows up and you kill a priest, I think.

I'm all down for killing priests.