Archive for the ‘Group Discussion’ Category

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Episode 97 – Hangout #6 – Game Music & Sound

December 4, 2016

Hey Blockers!

It’s Patreon Hangout time once again! This time around, Akago, Brian, Craig, Jim, Ryan, Tomer, Martin and myself got together to chat about game music and sound!

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We get deep into hardware and play clips form some of our favourite game music. It was a great time and big thanks to the participants and those who watched!

Keep an eye out for our upcoming guest shows on I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream, A Mind Forever Voyaging and Cyber Empires in addition to my next show on Star Trek: The Next Generation – A Final Unity. Lots of great content coming up!

Stream the show live:

Direct download:
http://umbcast.com/podcast/097-UMBCast-Hangout-6.mp3

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Episode 90 – Hangout #5 – Diamonds in the Rough

May 29, 2016

Time for yet another Patreon hangout!

This time around, Brian, Troels, Tomer and I get together to talk about “Diamond in the Rough” games! We discuss a huge number of games that didn’t receive the attention they deserved for one reason or another.
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Here’s an incomplete list of games covered, see how many you’ve heard of!

Rise of the Robots
Round 42
Dynablaster
Black Dahlia
Chronomaster
Death Rally
Labyrinth of Time
Shadowgate
Ultrabots
Rollcage
High Octane
Nuclear War
Cyber Empires / Steel Empires
Castle of Dr. Brain
EcoQuest
Clandestiny
Jetpack
Subculture
Spiderman & Venom: Separation Anxiety
Tron 2.0

and that’s not even all of them! Thanks to the guys for participating and remember, if YOU want to join in on these great hangouts, you just need to give to the show at the 5 dollar or higher level over at http://patreon.com/umbcast.

Stream the show live:

Direct download:
http://umbcast.com/podcast/090-UMBCast-Hangout-5.mp3

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Episode 85 – Hangout #4 – Feelings About Feelies

January 17, 2016

Hey Blockers!

Time for our long overdue fourth Patreon hangout! This time, Brian, Tomer, Craig, Martin and Troels chat with me about feelies, manuals, boxes, vibrators from games we loved.

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Here are a few links that cropped up over the course of the hangout (in no particular order because I don’t plan well):

Kotaku article about Martin getting his Starfox cart signed by Miyamoto:
http://kotaku.com/5730274/marios-creator-doesnt-have-a-super-nintendo

The “Rez vibrator” (possibly NSFW):
http://www.gamegirladvance.com/2002/10/sex-in-games-rezvibrator.html

“Gameplay” by Jim Cuomo:
http://www.discogs.com/Jim-Cuomo-Game-Play/release/2675355

Tomer’s collection Flickr album:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tomergabel/sets/72157602738138806/with/1774790725/

Next time, I’ll be chatting all about SimTower from Maxis, see you then!

Stream the show live:

Direct download:
http://umbcast.com/podcast/085-UMBCast-Hangout-4.mp3

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Episode 78 – Hangout #3 – Experiences that shaped you

September 13, 2015

Howdy Blockers!

It’ time for episode 78! We’re not talking about a specific game this time around. As I’ve done in the past, I got together with some of my Patrons and had a really fun chat about “Experiences that shaped you”.

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We chat about our experiences relating to either computing or gaming that affected us for the rest of our lives. We get silly, we get serious, we get deep and we talk about Sound Blasters.

As always, these Hangouts are not swear-free, so if you’re offended by bad language, you may want to wait for next week when I cover the new King’s Quest that came out a short time ago.

Enjoy!

Stream the show live:

Direct download:
http://umbcast.com/podcast/078-UMBCast-Hangout-3.mp3

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Episode 71 – Patreon Hangout 2: Remakes, Remasters and More!

April 21, 2015

Howdy Blockers!

It’s high time for another Patreon hangout. This time, Brian, Martin, Akago, Tomer, Troels and I got together to chat about remakes, remasters, spritual successors, reissues, sequels and even more all relating to our favourite DOS and pre-Windows XP games.

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As with last time, it was a blast and I have to thank the participants both for their support and their participation.

Check out the original video version here:

Support the show on Patreon:
http://www.patreon.com/umbcast

Next time, I’ll be looking at the 1996 Activision FMV adventure, Spycraft: The Great Game.

Stream the show live:

Direct download:
http://umbcast.com/podcast/071-UMBCast-Patreon-Hangout-2.mp3

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Episode 65 – Patreon Hangout: Firsts

January 18, 2015

Hey there Blockers,

This week we did something very special. I got together with some of my Patrons and we had an incredibly fun discussion (and quite a few drinks) all about our gaming firsts. Early gaming memories, first CD ROM games, first gaming machines, music, sound cards, pirating and much, much more.

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Thanks very much to all the patrons for making this discussion possible and thanks especially to Brian, Troels, Tomer and AmayriotAkago for taking two hours out of their Saturdays to participate.

Note: This is a bunch of us hanging around and drinking, so suffice it to say we swear a bit.

Watch the full video hangout on YouTube:

Support the show on Patreon:
http://www.patreon.com/umbcast

Next time, I’ll be looking at the 1993 space sim/trading game, Wing Commander: Privateer.

Enjoy!

Stream the show live:

Direct download:
http://umbcast.com/podcast/065-Group-Hangout-Firsts.mp3