Conference Call

GWJ Conference Call Episode 214

Half-Life, Thief: The Dark Project, Everquest Beta, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Baldur's Gate, The Best Games of 98, The Future of PC Gaming, Your Emails and more!

What would happen if the GWJ Conference Call was recorded in 1998? Let's find out!

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Show credits

Music credits: 

Intro/Outtro Music - Ian Dorsch, Willowtree Audioworks

Everquest Main Theme - Sony Online Entertainment - - 31:04
Fallout 2 Main Theme (Louis Armstrong - A kiss to Build a Dream on) - Interplay - - 1:00:53


I love this, and then I hated myself for loving it. And then I loved hating myself for loving to hate this. Seriously guys, stop trying to do things that fall outside our expectations.

I believe I enjoyed this better than most, because the software on my phone will occasionally glitch and download old podcasts, so I was thoroughly duped and not looking for slip-ups. I was grinning like a fool during most of it.

An amazing podcast! I loved it and I was impressed you guy all stayed in character so long and so consistently. It was like a a gamer's play, or our warped version of 12 Angry Men.

Ah yes, 1998… when PC shooters were still relevant and fresh. When I still grew my hair out and parted it to the side like a dork before the hair-loss. When I had no money, so I played Half-Life and Baldur's Gate II several times through. When I turned 21 and suddenly was able to date hot 19 year old women who wanted free booze.

1998… when I had genuine patience. Ah, good times.

"It's not changing the world." Cute. "Screw Half-Life." Forward slash gasp!

"I don't even know if we'll have time to play other games." I know, right? Oddly enough I still have games from 1998 sitting waiting to be played while I busy myself with MMOs. "It's kind of a big deal." Yup.

This show reminds me that the GWJ people have very good memories. How the heck can you remember the intricate details of Fallout 2 or Half-Life? I am impressed.

Even in the mixed bag that was C&C4, the Nod Obelisk of Light still puts a smile on my face when it fries infantry.

Funnily enough, iMacs are still stupid, but at least they got prettier.

"This is the best show ever." Yup!

I´m confused....