Man, today sure streaked by at breakneck speeds. So, I didn’t have time to put together a promo image for this evening’s repurposed content… but that’s OK, since it’s just a chapter intro from GSQ5: required for completeness, but hardly anything to get worked up about.
In more interesting news, the latest episode of the latest iteration of the 1UP Friday podcast is now up. Er, I say “more interesting,” but I don’t know if people still listen to podcasts these days, and I can’t blame you if you don’t because honestly they’re not usually very good. That being said, Games, Dammit! has already become my favorite podcast participation experience (outside of our Retronauts PAX panels) simply because it’s so diametrically different from where 1UP’s Friday show began. It’s still four dudes sitting around talking about the week’s video game news, but none of us particularly think that forced debate and strawman arguments makes for “good radio.” Heck, half the participants don’t even keep up with current releases. Probably half the air time is spent on random side diversions.
In fact, my main role on the show seems to have become “distracting color commentary leading to discussion of random foods or old movies,” which I think annoys Frank to no end, though he’s a good sport about it. I actually hated being on the show the first week, because my efforts to bring some discussion of import/RPG obscurities to the mix fell flat and elicited no discussion whatsoever. But after that, I re-calibrated my attitude to “don’t give a crap,” and the whole thing became a lot more enjoyable. I have no idea if that makes for good listening, but at least the recording sessions are fun. I wonder if perhaps Retronauts would have turned out better if I’d been more apathetic about it, too? I guess we’ll never know.
P.S.: Subscribers, I’ve just finished up a 12-page treatise on Final Fantasy VI, and with it the next bonus book. I need to dummy up a placeholder cover, but as soon as that’s done I’ll be submitting this latest book for proofs. I just might be able to get these dudes out by year’s end! So please let me know ASAP of any changes of address since last time… especially those of you whose addresses turned out to be $1.60 of wasted postage last time (coughcoughshivamcough).