Posts Tagged ‘ bit shifter

Episode 81 – Whatcha’ Playin’ 07-22-13

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Rich kicks off the episode in the bath of the Summer Steam Sale. He talks about retro platformer Oniken and noir-styled puzzle platformer Gunpoint. Matt finally beats The Last of Us and takes a moment to reflect on the feelings and mature writing of Naughty Dog. Spoiler free, promise. Matt then takes us into the world of printed text (what?) as he describes his latest book purchase Super Mario Bros. 3: Brick by Brick – a combination personal essay and psuedo-strategy guide by Bob Chipman. Steve then, on the heels of his latest piece about E3, Los Angeles and the industry, describes game journalist burnout and why he’s taking a break. From games, not the podcast… we still love him.

Featuring music from the classic chip album Information Chase by Bit Shifter.

Episode 36 – Blip Festival 2012


Blip Festival is often considered three nights of the world’s best chip music. For the artists, visualists, vendors, and die hard fans it’s more of a chip summer camp, with everyone who was once shrouded by the veil of the internet appears in person. With everyone gathered together it becomes a homecoming, a way for people to connect with others in a way that wasn’t possible in every day life. This is the chip scene; for this Blip I talk with the chip/bent trio Burnkit 2600, Atari/Commodore/Game Boy virtuoso cTrix and master of visualizations, Batsly Adams, on topics from artist specialties and their favorite hardware and software to the nuts and bolts of how they work and their opinion on the scene today. I want to thank all of them for breaking away from the schedule of the festival to sit down and talk with me.

– Matt

Featuring live performances by Bit Shifter, Burnkit 2600, and Chipocrite from the Chipmusic Chronicle

Episode 16 – PAX 2011: The Wrap-up

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Photo courtesy of Cynthia Griffiths

Matt and Steve are joined by 2 Player Productions‘ Paul Owens to recount their overall impressions and experiences with 2011’s Penny Arcade Expo. Among the topics discussed are Grasshopper Manufacture‘s new games, the indie-centric PAX 10, Nintendo’s first-party 3DS offerings (as well as the joy of Mii Plaza conversations) and 2PP’s time taking footage of Minecraft’s Mojang for their upcoming documentary.

Antichamber
Spy Party
Retro City Rampage
The Splatters
Jamestown
Word Fighter
Sine Mora
Black Knight Sword
Lollipop Chainsaw

Featuring music from Bit.Shifter

PAX 2011 Special – Day 2

AJBS, A Jumps B Shoots, Spy Party, PAX 2011, The Splatters, Retro City Rampage, Bit Shifter
Spy Party

Day 2: A Jumps B Shoots’ PAX 2011 coverage continues with more indie dev interviews as Matt talks to the creators of Word Fighter, The Splatters, Spy Party and Retro City Rampage.

Featuring Bit Shifter’s Strange Comfort from Bit.Trip Flux (Gaijin Games).