GWJ Conference Call Episode 287

Conference Call


Our PAX East Panel With Special Guests Jeff Green and Ken Levine!

Our first ever PAX Panel! Ken Levine and Jeff Green join Shawn, Elysium, Cory and Julian to talk about getting older in gaming.

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Intro/Outtro Music - Ian Dorsch, Willowtree Audioworks

Comments

Jayhawker wrote:
This sounded like a blast, and I am sorry I missed it.

My first home console was this:

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My dad won it as part of a sales contest.

"Second prize is a set of steak knives."

Certis wrote:
Left to right: Shawn Andrich, Cory Banks, Sean Sands, Julian Murdoch, Ken Levine, Jeff Green

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I dig that blazer, Mr. Sands. Very erudite.

Ah well, I'm just barely clipped out of Shawn's crowd photo. My favorite bit of the panel was the hilariously awkward interaction between Jeff Green and his daughter

How did this panel come to be, anyhow? Did you approach them, or they you?

I dig that blazer, Mr. Sands. Very erudite.

I kept wanting to get in a browncoat reference. What a bunch of boring black/gray sportcoats I was surrounded by.

Slumberland wrote:
How did this panel come to be, anyhow? Did you approach them, or they you?

And more importantly, will this become a regular occurrence. Will we see GWJ at PAX Prime and PAX East regularly in the future? It sure looks like you had plenty of interest.

Elysium wrote:
I dig that blazer, Mr. Sands. Very erudite.

I kept wanting to get in a browncoat reference. What a bunch of boring black/gray sportcoats I was surrounded by.

Frankly, I'm impressed by yalls attire in general.

I'm so use to seeing you, Sean, as the Corona King that only now do I believe you capable of holding down an actual job.

Wow, you weren't kidding about Cory being young

WOW Great podcast guys!!! You are now officially rock stars!! Just all around great insight by everyone. Im out in Vegas and I hope to see the next live panel out here!!
BTW does any remember intellevision?(I believe that was what it was called) In Canada that was the first video console I remember playing. I had a golf game, and Dungeons and Dragons.

What a blast it was to meet you all in person! Next time, though, I think I'll fly. That was a very long car drive. We still are not home.

Found this great article by some guy named Bruce Geryk while catching up on my gaming feeds this morning. Hits some great points about gaming acceptance that were raised during the panel, which makes me wonder... Gamers with 3 Idle Thumb Moves Ahead Jobs mega-panel at PAX Prime or next year?

Slumberland wrote:
I had the Timex Sinclair 1000. I would spend an hour typing in a program from a paperback book to then play what you'd have to stretch to describe as "games."

I think my first exposure to games/computing in general was at age 3 with an Apple IIe my dad used to bring home from his school office during the summer for me to play the standard MECC library. Unfortunately, I didn't learn how to program until a Comp. Sci. class in High School (go TrueBasic!). I don't think my family knew anything about computing magazines that had games you could code on your own, if so I probably would've been all over that.

My first dedicated gaming console was a NES from my grandparents on my 4th or 5th birthday. I vaguely remember throwing a temper tantrum that night because I didn't want to celebrate my birthday. Silly me.

zappavin wrote:
WOW Great podcast guys!!! You are now officially rock stars!! Just all around great insight by everyone. Im out in Vegas and I hope to see the next live panel out here!!
BTW does any remember intellevision?(I believe that was what it was called) In Canada that was the first video console I remember playing. I had a golf game, and Dungeons and Dragons.

My wife cut her gaming teeth on an Intellivision. Bomb Squad was her favorite.

There's a collection of remastered Intellivision games on the PS2, but I'm told it's not the same without the controller.

I just got a chance to listen to the CC and I am in it too at 1min in Certis says he is 31 and I yell "Me too!" does this make me official? Do I get my own seat on the CC now? (j/k)

doubtingthomas396 wrote:
zappavin wrote:
WOW Great podcast guys!!! You are now officially rock stars!! Just all around great insight by everyone. Im out in Vegas and I hope to see the next live panel out here!!
BTW does any remember intellevision?(I believe that was what it was called) In Canada that was the first video console I remember playing. I had a golf game, and Dungeons and Dragons.

My wife cut her gaming teeth on an Intellivision. Bomb Squad was her favorite.

There's a collection of remastered Intellivision games on the PS2, but I'm told it's not the same without the controller.


Tron Deadly Disks was probably the best Intellivision game made.

My first game was that pong machine shown in an earlier post but it was my friend's console.

Notable early games are asteroids (arcade), dialing in to the mainframe at my dad's work to play adventure. Early apple 2 games were around at the same time.

My heyday was in my late 20's to early 30's. I was a pretty darn competitive Quake and Quake 2 player. Rocket Arena was my niche for sure. Its interesting because I would consider myself in the top 10% of Quake players but the top 1% was like 20 people and the next 4% was like 50 people and then next 5% was a more muddled group of say 300 people. I was playing Quake for 2.5 to 4 hours a day during the week. It must have been like a job because I took a break and played RPG's and RTS's on weekends.

I tried to play Quake 1 about a year ago and nearly flipped out. Its so fast, I have no idea how I kept up with it.

Burger Time and Astrosmash were the best Intellivision games.