GWJ Conference Call Episode 336

Conference Call

Starcraft II: Heart of The Swarm, Tomb Raider Finished, SimCity Update, Ridiculous Fishing, Twitter Questions, A Reading by Graham Rowat, Your Emails and more!

Join Shawn, Elysium and Cory as they talk Heart of the Swarm and answer your burning Twitter questions and emails!

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.

Chairman_Mao's Timestamps
00.01.19 SC2: Heart of the Swarm
00.14.05 Ridiculous Fishing
00.17.23 SimCity Update
00.26.58 Tomb Raider Finished
00.28.25 The Leprechaun Trap; A reading by Graham Rowat
00.35.15 Twitter Questions
00.51.51 Your Emails

PAX East Schedule
Tomb Raider
GWJ Plays Heart of The Swarm
Ridiculous Fishing
The Leprechaun Trap

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Show credits

Music credits: 

Waking Up - Dexter Britain - - 28:25

Coactive (Short Edit) - SGX - - 51:21

Intro/Outtro Music - Ian Dorsch, Willowtree Audioworks


I'll just reiterate:

First, When you decide to change your OWN behavior because of something YOU believe, that's not censorship. It's really not. We did not bow down to the man. We each took a look at our own language and made our own call, and it happened to be in similar directions. Censorship is when someone else says "you can't say this."

It's our damned show, we COULD say whatever we want. We DECIDED not to say certain things. We could DECIDE to only ever talk about WoW, or never use the color "blue" in a description, and it wouldn't be censorship.

Second, the very fact that we can have this respectful a discussion about something this charged without devolving into the normal internet crap is proof positive of one thing: if you emulate what you want out of a group, you get what you want out of a group. A-Fn-Men.

Kudos once again for clarifying that, rabbit. The way to change the world is one person at a time: with yourself.

Don't need clone posts. Thread in P&C with this post here. - Certis

I'm a little behind in my podcast listening but thanks to some inconsiderate coworkers and an open office concept I've been catching up.

First, thanks for cleaning up you language a bit. When my daughter was born and I had to start driving her home for a half hour to fourty five minutes every day I suddenly realized how foul mouthed every gaming podcast on the Internet can be. I expected some to be off limits for our rides home but even GWJ surprised me at times. Hopefully it'll be on the safe list.

Second, has anybody tried out Kerbal Space Program yet? I'd be willing to gift a copy on steam to somebody if they were interested. Might make a great game to play with one's kids if they had any sort of interest in space.

The game is following the basic minecraft buisness model of releasing the alpha early to help raise money. It's pretty open ended at the moment as the campaign mode is a feature for the future.

As far as playing it, imagine taking the Spore creature creator, striping out all the stretching parts and fill it with rocket engines. This is the first part of the game where you assemble your rocket (or space plane, but those are broken). Next, you launch it into space. The flying is pretty realistic but also fairly accessable. So far they've built a whole solar system for you to explore.

Third, you've got the Kerbals themselves. They're cute and you'll probably send hundreds of them to their death.

Who can say no to a face like this?


The Club Teamwork crew seems to be into it, and I respect those dudes' opinions. They've passed a few fun YouTubes my way.