Bob Fearon joins Dr. Goring this month for another new and exciting iteration of The Arsecast. This time around the format is something like an uncensored radio show, with Bob and Graham talking candidly about recent indie news and games.
The audio quality is kind of rough, but a great headphone experience, as Graham’s voice is panned hard left and Bob’s hard right. It gets particularly trippy when dogs start barking and papers start rustling. Turn on, tune in, geek out.
Topics covered this month: Masturbation, racism, domestic violence, and… Hoffa.
No, I’m not kidding.
Give it a listen. You’ll feel alright.
Graham Goring, aka The Arsecast Host (or “Thunderwang,” to the ladies), has updated his delightful Arsecast blog with a feature about rip-offs – something we can’t get enough of in this community. This one’s especially great because he tears into the mother of all rip-offs, Snood. Or, as I like to call it, “Pood.” Get it? Because it looks like poo, guys.
Okay, maybe it’s time for bed.
The Arsecast has posted an interview with Robert Fearon, a.k.a. Oddbob, a.k.a. the Mersey Remakes (and Retro Remakes) guy, a.k.a. the guy who recently released Beast Invaders 3. I’m talkin’ about the guy, here.
Graham describes the interview as “more like a informal chat which veers all over the place.” As if we were expecting anything else!
Listen here if ya missed the link.
Graham Goring, The Arsecast Host, recently previewed Braid, the upcoming time-bending platform game by Jonathan Blow, which won the Innovation in Game Design award at the 2006 IGF. He had some nice things to say. Very nice. Check it out.
You might remember Braid being previewed a while ago in a similarly enthusiastic way. I was skeptical at the time, thinking it was hyperbole. But if Graham feels this way about it… I’m inclined to believe.
BONUS CONTENT: Why not chase all this down with an interview with Mr. Blow over at GameDev.net? You’ll be glad you did.
The new format is fab. I mean, it has screenshots and everything!
Now I don’t have to bother imagining how the latest match-three puzzlers look like.
BMcC EDIT: Press release in the extended…
OFFICIAL ARSECAST PRESS RELEASE:
Graham Goring, writer, producer and recording artist behind The Arsecast today announced that he likes petting cats and dogs and that he gives five pounds a month to the RSPCA. He also gives up his seat on the train to elderly people who would otherwise have to stand and regularly buys chocolate biscuits for his co-workers at the office to enjoy.
When asked about these and the many other good things he’s done, Graham was typically modest. “I, uh, really don’t like to talk about this kind of thing. All the good deeds that I do are done purely out of the kindness of my heart – I’m not seeking any kind of reward or kudos or recognition for them. I just do these things to make the world a better place. If my five pounds a month just helps save one darling little kitten, like this one… aaaww. Then it will have been worth it. Oh… and you forgot to mention my seven pound standing order which goes to Shelter every month. Y’know, for the tramps.”
If you keep listening to the Arsecast then these, and other charitable acts will continue. Capisce?
Some said it could not be done, but the new Arsecast is out!
Some news featured: The Autofire Compo 2007, Aquaria at the IGF, and blah blah blah. Does he mention Guy Balding or what?
OH MY GOSH HE DOES
I WAS JUST LISTENING AS I TYPED THIS POST
AND HE SAID MY NAME
ON THE INTERNET
Some games mentioned: G-Force, Blast Miner, La-Mulana, Super Columbine RPG and more.
Edit: There’s a prize to be won by listening to this episode, so don’t miss it. (hint: it’s a copy of Mr. Robot)
It’s Christmas! And to celebrate that fact, this Arsecast is not only late (but only so it’s nice and close to the big day – arf!) but it’s also about ten minutes longer than usual, running for a whole twelve minutes! ;)
Featured this month: Mr Robot, Ruff ‘n’ Tumble, Saucerlifter, The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz, Cortex Command, The Underside, Hero 2, Typhoon 2001, Knytt, Darkside Adventures, Ikachan, Die Die Galaxy, B-Intruders, Gamma Brothers, Paroxysm, Spud’s Quest, Return Of Egypt, Mr Pratt and Weird Worlds: Return To Infinite Space.
(From the RSS feed)