GWJ Conference Call Episode 100

Conference Call

Mercenaries 2, Final Fantasy Tactics A2, Special Guest Ken Levine!, A Mystery Song ... , Fun, Frivolity, Your Emails and more!

Triple digits, baby! This week we celebrate our 100th episode with friend of the show and PAX keynote speaker Ken Levine! What else could we possibly have in store for you? Well, I'd hate to spoil the surprises. Big thanks to Podunk as usual for his rocking tunes and Slumberland for ... well, you'll find out.

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Show credits

Music credits: 

Intro/Outro "GWJ CC More Cowbell" - Ian Dorsch, Willowtree Audioworks

Mystery song - Slumberland - http://www.luckyghost.com - 1:11:35

Comments

I wondered when that would show up! Great show guys as always!

Mother says: Treat every show like it's your 100th and you'll go far.

Great job guys, and keep up the good work!

Thank you for letting “musicians with jobs” like myself be a small part of your show

Happy Birthday & here’s to another 100!

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Higgledy wrote:

Ding!

Gratz on 100 episodes. Great show.

Ding!

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Good job guys, keep it up! Including Ken!
Also, loved the Andrew Ryan bit, Mr. Fisher

Great show guys and congratulations.

I'm not trying to be a downer, but I cringe a bit when you all start patting yourselves on the back about how great your own podcast is compared to other ones out there. It's true, but stay humble.

Pulviriza wrote:

WAR!!!

Seriously, I wish more people were more sensitive to us Aussie's.

'Grats.

I think the Yanks were upset because we got Spore first...

PoderOmega wrote:

I'm not trying to be a downer, but I cringe a bit when you all start patting yourselves on the back about how great your own podcast is compared to other ones out there. It's true, but stay humble.

Try listening to the Joystiq podcast some time. Jesus Christ that thing's painful

PoderOmega wrote:

Great show guys and congratulations.

I'm not trying to be a downer, but I cringe a bit when you all start patting yourselves on the back about how great your own podcast is compared to other ones out there. It's true, but stay humble.

That was less about being judgemental and more about trying to fill in the conversation. It's the equivalent of picking up the ball and charging straight into the bleachers. I was kinda hoping Rob would cut it

Awesome episode, great way to cap off a hundred shows. Thanks guys.

Great show as always guys. Look forward to it every week.

After listening to the mystery song, no one can sing that song again without musical accompaniment. It'll just never sound the same again.

Can you put the Slumberland song out separately, like as a podcast with the only content being that song? I seriously want it in my iTunes library.

I'm shocked and dismayed no one put Ken Levine's feet to the fire during the talk about X-COM, though I find it interesting how he kept referring to Apocalypse (Certis' favorite, no less ;)).

PoderOmega wrote:

I'm not trying to be a downer, but I cringe a bit when you all start patting yourselves on the back about how great your own podcast is compared to other ones out there. It's true, but stay humble.

It's the one time we get to do it. The rest of the time we'll be going back to nervous and lacking in self-confidence.

So, this is TOMBSTONE, but now that I see it, I think Ken's talking about a BB shooter from the same early '70s era that I can't remember the name of.

You know, as soon as you guys mentioned it, I tried Wikipediaing it and couldn't find a thing.

boogle wrote:

I just read Stranger at the right point in my life for it to really resonate. I have friends who shrug it off as existential wankery, but I think its great. BOOKS

Fixed that for ya.

indy wrote:

Can you put the Slumberland song out separately, like as a podcast with the only content being that song? I seriously want it in my iTunes library.

OOh, Ooh! Yes Please!

Rat Boy wrote:

I'm shocked and dismayed no one put Ken Levine's feet to the fire during the talk about X-COM, though I find it interesting how he kept referring to Apocalypse (Certis' favorite, no less ;)).

Hmmmmm, right. They probably had to promise not to.

How do you follow up having Ken Levine as a guest? Hmm... how about getting on Jeff Green? Apparently he's going to be a guest on next week's show. Aces!

Congrats on the 100th guys! I've heard every episode at least once and I can't wait for the next 100!

Nijhazer wrote:

How do you follow up having Ken Levine as a guest? Hmm... how about getting on Jeff Green? Apparently he's going to be a guest on next week's show. Aces!

Yeah I can't wait for next week show as well especially if it has Jeff Green, he's always enjoyable thought it would be really cool to get shaun elliot on as well sometime.

This was a great episode guys

Great show guys, congratulations on 100.

Enjoy it while it lasts though, the war drums are indeed beating down under!!!! Give up Levine and we might accept a surrender.

I actually had the home version of Tombstone. Just as described in the show-- two guns facing each other and two guys at the end of the barrel. If you hit the target near the guys' feet, they'd pop off the guns and you had your winner.

It was awesome.

Incidentally, I'm surprised nobody listed the Wii-fit email as their favorite moments from the last 100 shows.

When that guy berated Rabbit for not pre-ordering his copy of Wii-fit, then Ely read the part where he disclosed he worked at Gamestop, I laughed so hard I had tears rolling down my face.

Man, that was some funny stuff.

Absolutely killer show, once again my fellow commuters looked at me strangely as I laughed aloud several times. You are the best thing on the internet currently, please keep at it as long as it's fun.

And yes, "Games you can play right now" is the show's best section.

Nijhazer wrote:

How do you follow up having Ken Levine as a guest? Hmm... how about getting on Jeff Green? Apparently he's going to be a guest on next week's show. Aces!

How did you know?!

Good show as usual. E Hunnie appreciates being able to put faces to voices--with the exception of Ely. She usually responds to Cory Demiurge Banks's comments with "Oh, that's our Cor-Cor!"

I just thought he'd appreciate my sharing that.

Mini recap:
- Ken says Rob should have just shacked up with random girls as a means of finding lodging during PAX.
- Ken says that the problem with the current games model is that it amounts to "one night stands" between gamers and games, and the industry needs to find a way to make that more of a long-term relationship.

Intriguing!

rabbit wrote:

Doing the podcast remains the highlight of every week for me.

You poor, sad old man. (You know I kid out of jealousy.)

boogle wrote:

BOOKS

Indeed.
For the record, I'm also a big fan of Stranger in a Strange Land.

wordsmythe wrote:
boogle wrote:

BOOKS

Indeed.
For the record, I'm also a big fan of Stranger in a Strange Land.

I am too but some scenes felt like Heinlein was working out his feelings about a recent class on historical philosophy.

Not that I can complain, my most reread book is probably Starship Troopers, and that was Heinlein when he was fascinated by fascist governments and had just watched a movie on the Red Menace.

My experience us that Elliott adjusts to his room he was voice of reason on 1up yours. I've asked him to join us several times and we just haven't gotten the schedules lined up. We will though.

bnpederson wrote:
wordsmythe wrote:
boogle wrote:

BOOKS

Indeed.
For the record, I'm also a big fan of Stranger in a Strange Land.

I am too but some scenes felt like Heinlein was working out his feelings about a recent class on historical philosophy.

But wasn't the book in large part about a man taking a fresh look at, and trying to come terms with, human notions of ethics and philosophy?