Posts Categorized ‘Best Damn Podcast Ever’

Sep 19

Hideki Naganuma is an acclaimed videogame music composer best known for his work on the Jet Set Radio series. However, he also produced tracks for other lesser known games like Sega Rally 2006, Ollie King, and Sonic Rush. Blending elements of techno, funk, hip hop, and madcap sampling of the big beat genre, Naganuma’s style is often both wildly eclectic yet instantly recognizable.

I’m a die hard Naganuma fan and decided to produce this mix in honor of the re-release of Jet Set Radio on Xbox 360 and PS3. While not all encompassing, I think it gives you good taste of his defining uptempo tracks. It’s a bit wild in parts for sure, but I included some visual elements in the video to break down what’s happening in the mix.

Be sure to check out Naganuma on iTunes and Amazon – Sega just re-released the original Jet Set Radio soundtrack.  Also, check out this recent interview with him over at RadioSega.net

Finally, to download the mix as a video or MP3, use the links below.

MEDIA LINK: Quicktime Video   Audio MP3

 

Feb 28

After being fired from his industry job, indie game developer Justin Fic has just 3 months to create his next hit game for the uDevGames competition. This short documentary explores the ups and downs of the indie developer experience.

To download Kung Fu Killforce, visit Dojotron.com or the Mac App Store.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/Video-TheMakingOfKungFuKillforce.mov

Oct 10

This week’s episode is a blast from the past, as Buck and Fic reminisce of Steve Jobs, uDevGames, and our days many years ago at InsideMacGames.com.  Though there’s no Miller this week, with Buck now living in New York with Fic, this show quickly devolves into some wild tangents and ends up over 2 hours long!

Miller and Fic also have entered games into this years uDevGames competition, which is happening this week!  To download Fic’s Kung Fu Killforce or Miller’s Flying Sweden, head over to uDevGames.com. And make sure to vote for both before the contest ends this Thursday!

News: Steve Jobs Passes Away, Fifa 12 Sells 3.2 Million Copies in One Week, Apple’s Siri Posed to Become Self-Aware, Gears of War 3 DLC Detailed, Unreal Engine Running via Flash, TV Networks Coming to Xbox, Wii Self-Defense Trainer Announced

Tapes: The Binding of Isaac (PC/Mac), Gears of War 3 (360), Wizorb (Xbox Indie Games), Mercury HG (XBLA), Sleep No More (Alternate Reality Game?)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode96.mp3

Sep 19

Only five episodes until episode 100!  What does that mean?  Well none of us are entirely sure at the moment, but we’ll think of something.  Either that or just do whatever you guys suggest in the forums.  Honestly, we’re awful at this whole, “preparing” thing.  So enjoy episode 95 while we prepare 96 for a few more months.

Also on this week show, we discuss Sony’s Vita and new tablets, the merits of in-game advertising, and question the role of civilian violence in war games.

News: Sony Showing PS Vita Games at Tokyo Games Show, Study Shows Violence Negatively Affects In-Game Advertising, LA Noire’s Team Bondi = Dead, Sony’s Tablets Still Blow, DICE Axes Civilians from Battlefield 3, Child of Eden Gets Bundled with Kinect, and Square Enix announces Deus Ex Inspired Clothing.

Tapes: Deus Ex Human Evolution (360/PS3), Sword and Sorcery (iOS), Stacking (XBLA), Catherine (360/PS3), Hole in the Wall (XBLA)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode95.mp3

Sep 7

“Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these courageous couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” – Some dude.  Who was not at all referencing the lackluster speed at which these episodes are often posted.

Also on this week’s show, the hosts are noticably less drunk, Blake goes off on a long tangent about Atari Pinball, and Justin Fic reminisces of dressing up as a pirate and accosting evangelical Christians and babies.

News: Steve Jobs Steps Down from Apple, Halo CE Anniversary to be 3D Compatible, Deux Ex Human Revolution and OnLive Snubbed by Gamestop, Mortal Kombat Collection coming to XBLA and PSN, and More Developer Trashtalking over Vita and 3DS.

Tapes: Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (360), Forget Me Not (iOS)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode94.mp3

Aug 25

In the videogames industry, lawsuits happen.  In fact, they happen a lot.  If only there was some way to sort through all the legal documents and bureaucracy.  But perhaps Minecraft designer Notch has the best idea yet for settling legal battles: Quake 3 Deathmath.

Also on this week’s show, we discuss emulators and the importance of accuracy in game preservation, William refuses to read news, and Sudosushi promises to set up our store by next week.  Totally.

News: Sony Says Mobile Gamers Moving to Vita, Heavy Iron Studios Somehow in the News, PS3 Pricedrop, Infamous 2 Announced, NFL Sunday Ticket Coming to PS3, Nintendo Releasing New Wii in Europe, Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Releasing November 18th, Bethesda Sues Minecraft – Notch Suggests Settling Grievance Via Quake 3 Arena Deathmatch, Battlefield 3 Not Releasing on Steam.

Tapes: The Last Rocket (iOS), Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (XBLA), Ninja Baseball Batman (MAME), Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon (360/PS3).

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode93.mp3

Aug 20

Game designer.  Podcaster.  Fashionista.  Handsome be-deviler.  These are all words that have been used to describe William Miller.  But perhaps none are more fitting then the moniker he received from a listener many years ago – “The Silent Glue

Sure, Miller may not have the obscene depravity of Justin Fic, nor the drunken esoteric ramblings of Blake Buck.  And indeed, sometimes he is simply coding and not paying attention to the show at all. But without him, BDPE lacks a certain zest.  Or maybe it’s just your heartburn.

News: Nintendo Bringing Mario to iOS?, Battlefield 3 to Require Origin on PC, Age of Conan Doubles Revenue after Moving to Free Model, Google+ to Add Games, Just Dance 2 Sells 5 Millon Copies, More Minecon Details, Rage for PC to have Always On DRM

Tapes: Bastion Recap (XBLA), Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon (360 & PS3), Gaming Sales Charts (Not an actual tape)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode92.mp3

Aug 14

On this week’s show, we interview Mike Ambrogi of Final Form Games, the developer behind the indie sensation Jamestown.  Topics of discussion include the history of Final Form Games, the team’s design process, Jamestown’s marketing and distribution, and address the rumors of a release on a new platform.

We had so much fun chatting it up with Mike, the interview ran twice as long as expected.  And afterwards, we still had to do the rest of the show – so this week’s episode is a monster, weighing in at almost two hours!  Hopefully you can still fit all 110 megs of it on you Samsung Yepp.

News: New Scribblenauts Rumors, Call of Duty Black Ops Runs Out of Ideas – Puts Zombies on Moon, Microsoft Pushing Kinect on XBLA, Diablo III Shipping This Year?, Mincraft Convention Announced, Borderlands 2 Announced

Tapes: From Dust (XBLA), Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (XBLA), Zookeeper (Arcade) – Can you beat this heat?

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode91.mp3

Aug 5

Sometimes, things go missing.  Your keys, your pet frog, your virginity at that 98 Degrees concert. Or in case of former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi, 300 million dollars in stock. Luckily, Nintendo has a trick up it’s sleeve – a wily yet cantankerous crimefigther by the name of Mauchilock.

Though he may look docile, he has the heart of a samurai. On his desk. And if you gamer sissies give him any lip, he’ll boot your company from his platform for the next decade.

Also on this week’s show, we discuss the role of non-video gaming, Blake gets bitten by spiders, and Justin Fic gives us some details on his new game, Kung Fu Killforce.  If you want a sneak peak, be sure to check it out in the forums.

News: Nintendo Drastically Cuts 3DS to $170, Iwata an other Nintendo Execs take Paycuts, Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Ships 4 Million Units, Ubisoft Claims DRM is Effective, Evo 2011 in Las Vegas, and Sony Ships a Surprising Number of Units Last Quarter.

Tapes: Fic Visits Arcade Exhibit at the NYC Museum of Modern Art, Stacking (XBLA), Atari Greatest Hits (iPhone), Bastion (XBLA)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode90.mp3

Jul 29

Sure, everybody knows internet funnyman Blake Buck. Professional podcaster, standup comedian, and top pick of his graduating class for ‘Most Likely to Become and Alcoholic’. But few people know of his forerunner, the legendary Ben Buck.

In many ways, Ben Buck is like the beta version of Blake Buck.  While similar at first glance, he’s not quite as quick, doesn’t have as many features, and is definitely more bulky. But then again, Blake is more often covered in bugs.  At the very least, Ben Buck makes a fine substitute for William Miller this week, who is still trapped in a box of Captain Crunch.

Also this week, Justin Fic and Blake Buck reminisce on some of their favorite classic arcade games, and discuss how perhaps games today have lost touch with the importance of controls and innovation that defined the arcade era.

News: Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 Announced, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record Announced, Darkness 2 Delayed till 2012, Ex-Irrational Games forms new indie studio, Ubisoft Embraces Used Game Pay Wall, Goldeneye 007 Coming PS3 and 360

Tapes: The Barcade / Mr. Do (Arcade), Galaga Legions DX (XBLA), Fry’s (not actually a tape) / Alone in the Dark Inferno (PS3)

If you have any feedback, send your email to feedback at best damn podcast ever dot com, call the listener line at 845-BATTLE-9, or head over to the forums.

MEDIA LINK: http://www.blakebuck.com/media/BDPE-Episode89.mp3

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