Archive for October, 2011

Episode 20 – Kicking Your Friends In the Face

AJBS, A Jumps B Shoots, Best Bout Gaming, Wizwars
We here at the podcast carry on while Steve is enjoying his break in Australia. Things turn violent (not really) when we talk with Ethan Husted and Angel de la Paz of Portland’s game tourney organization Best Bout. We explore all that goes into competitive gaming, the benefits of couch gaming, how to effectively troll in Bomberman Ultra, and Angel mentions League of Legends like 50 times. Things get surprisingly friendly for a conversation about beating the hell out of people sitting next to you on the couch. Also, plenty of love for Atlus and all of the long, hard, brilliant gaming they bestow upon us. FIGHT!

Featuring music from Wizwars

Episode 19 – How to Buy a Halo with Ed Fries

AJBS, A Jumps B Shoots, Ed Fries, Halo 2600, Microsoft, Robot Science
Halo 2600
may just sound like the fan project you’d never see, but thanks to Ed Fries—current head of 3D imaging modeler Figure Prints and former VP of Microsoft Studios who can include an instrument role launching the original Xbox, creating Xbox Live and bringing Bungie on board as a first-party developer in his legacy—playing as an aesthetically anachronistic Master Chief is now possible. We had a chance to talk with him about his globe-trotting experiences during Xbox’s formative years, as well as Halo 2600 and his philosophy on game design, from an interview at the 2011 Portland Retro Gaming Expo.


Featuring music from Robot Science