Jurassic Radio #12: Because Aunt Betty Said So

Jul 27

podcast-logoAudacity’s a funny thing. Some weekends, it suffers catastrophic crashes every five minutes. Weekends like this one, it works like a charm. We managed to actually record our top five swords and sorcery games this week, and though that particular segment clocks in at more than 50 minutes, we’re happy enough with how it turned out.

But 50 minutes is way too long — it pushed this episode to nearly two-and-a-half hours — so we’ll be tweaking “top five” based on the number of guests in a given episode. Five people discussing five games each naturally gets unwieldy, so if we continue to record with five people, we’ll shrink it to four or three entries.

We also discuss ‘SPLOSION MAN, FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: MY LIFE AS A DARKLORD, FINAL FANTASY XI (for waaay too long), VAMPIRE THE MASQUERADE: BLOODLINES and BOOMBLOX.

In Winning Time, we debate the moral ambiguity in PIKMIN 2 and FREEDOM for the Apple ][e.

PODCAST

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Jurassic Radio #12: Because Aunt Betty Said So

00:00 - 35:56 -- What we've been playing

ACT BREAK -- Milkcan, "Baby Baby"

36:35 - 58:17 -- Winning Time, PIKMIN 2, part 1
58:18 - 1:06:35 -- FREEDOM retro review

ACT BREAK -- NOFX, "Anarchy Camp"

1:07:35 - 2:01:45  -- Top Five Swords & Sorcery-ish games

ACT BREAK -- Big D & the Kids Table, "Noise Complaint"

2:02:39 -- 2:22:11 -- The News with Gamegnathus

OUTRO -- Bad Religion, "Supersonic"

TOP FIVE SWORDS & SORCERY GAMES

Pete R. / Gamegnathus

5. HEROES OF MIGHT AND MAGIC franchise (PC)

4. TRINE (PC, PS3)

3. WARHAMMER: AGE OF RECKONING (PC)

2. CONQUEST OF CAMELOT (PC)

1. BALDUR'S GATE (PC)

Nate S./ Gamertooth Tiger

5. DUNGEON SIEGE (PC)

4. NEVERWINTER NIGHTS (PC)

3. VAGRANT STORY (PS1)

2. THE ELDER SCROLLS: OBLIVION (PC, PS3, XBOX 360)

1. BALDUR'S GATE II (PC)

Pete M. / Gameosaurus Rex

5. CHRONO CROSS (PS2)

4. XENOGEARS (PS1)

3. OTOGI: MYTH OF DEMONS (XBOX)

2. SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS (PS2)

1. FINAL FANTASY VIII (PS1, PC)

Ben P. / Benji

5. FINAL FANTASY I (NES)

4. GOD OF WAR (PS2)

3. WARCRAFT III (PC)

2. BETRAYAL AT KRONDOR (PC)

1. QUEST FOR GLORY 3 (PC)

Pat G. / Gameodactyl

5. WIZARDY (PC)

4. SHANNARA (PC)

3. THE ELDER SCROLLS: ARENA (PC)

2. BALDUR'S GATE: DARK ALLIANCE (PS2, GC, XBOX)

1. RAVENLOFT: STRAHD'S POSSESSION (PC)

SHOW NOTES

FREEDOM for the Apple ][e, Apple ][e emulator

www.thespeedgamers.com

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Gamasutra – Halo gets big eyes, blue hair

Kotaku – The 1000s of words you can’t type on XBL

Business Wire – Sam Raimi to take on Warcraft film with Dark Knight producer

Gamasutra – XBL Indie games start at a dollar

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