Episode 6: Collection Obsession, Motion Gaming, SSI Goldbox, Persuasive Games

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It's that time of the month again--Armchair Arcade Radio time, that is! Check out Episode 6, which features over 2 hours of retrogaming eggnog spiced with rum and boasting a nutty (as a fruitcake) aftertaste. This episode features exclusive content from Chip Hageman, Rob Daviau, Nathan Tolbert, Bill Loguidice, and yours truly, Matt Barton.

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Segments and approximate times below:

  • Chip's Picks: Steel Storm Ep. 1, Space Chunks, Rocky Memphis, and more (00:04:09)
  • Bill's Motion Gaming, continued: Sega Activator, XaviX XaviXPORT, and more (00:13:35)
  • Rob's Collection Obsession (00:40:07)
  • Nathan on the SSI Goldbox series (01:05:34)
  • Matt on Unit Operations and Persuasive Games by Ian Bogost (01:18:48)

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Show notes:

Chip's Notes

Best of:
Steel Storm Ep.1: : http://www.steel-storm.com/content
Space Chunks 2 : http://www.crunchyfrog.com.au/spacechunks2
Rocky Memphis : http://rocky.ovine.net

New Reviews:
Knight 'n' Grail : http://www.binaryzone.org/retrostore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cP...
Dungeon Master R.T.C. : http://www.ragingmole.com/RTC
* Yes, I know I said Hall of Heroes... It's Hall of Champions. I'm just glad I didn't call it the Justice League. :-)

Honorable Mentions:
3D StarStrike : http://www.starstrike.urbaninteractive.net
7th Swarming of Machines : http://www.drpetter.se/project_swarm.html

Matt's Notes

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Rob Daviau
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heh,

Just started listening and MATT I wanted to say that your idea about having a TARDIS is BRILLIANT! I want one to, I mean I would have the time in the world to play and finish all my games then just zip right back to where I started, not to mention inside the Tardis I would have all the room to store my collection! Though I never thought of that I can certainly relate to thinking "Damn if I only had power over time and space! I would freeze time and play until I could play no more!"

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i listenned to the whole

i listenned to the whole podcast

just happened to be on and downloaded it first. give me a metal!!!!

i like rob. i so agree about collecting, its got me in trouble with all my stuff all over teh house. My girlfriends is so mad at me all the time. you talk about being a cupple, nd I wish we could be. She just bitches at me all the time about it. bitch !!! almost like a mom sometimes boy what is this shit put it away and dont connict it to the tv i'jm like biatch mind your manners! and now shes pregnit hope its not mine 11!!!

dudes imma sorry my grammar is so bad. but you said you want feedback so imma try my best. i am really so sorry I wished I could write better, I'm embarrased plus weed

chip is pro

bill is i odnt know i felled esleep

nathen i never heard of that games

mat is a douche

all i have to say thank you

Redditor (not verified)
I've been refreshing the site

I've been refreshing the site regularly for a week now waiting for Episode 6!
I have a long drive coming up and the topics look interesting.
I see Christina is MIA again, hope she isn't gone for good?
Bill you should do another segment together when your Active Gaming series is done.

(I apologize for however left that obnoxious comment.)

Bill Loguidice
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Thanks for the comments,

Thanks for the comments, Redditor. Yes, next episode I would expect the full team to be in place. When our schedules allow and taking into account a potential guest contributor, we should typically have 7 - 10 segments under full strength. That's a lot (potential three to four hour show or so), but again, each month will have something different to offer.

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Matt Barton
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You know, I'm starting to

You know, I'm starting to think we're going to have to start cussing to get this show off the ground. Maybe getting that vaunted "explicit" designation would drive some people to download and give it a listen.

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Bill Loguidice
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OK
Matt Barton wrote:

You know, I'm starting to think we're going to have to start cussing to get this show off the ground. Maybe getting that vaunted "explicit" designation would drive some people to download and give it a listen.

F*ck off, Matt!

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Promoting
Matt Barton wrote:

...would drive some people to download and give it a listen.

Here, I'll do my part:
http://www.reddit.com/r/gamenostalgia/comments/exbdv/ep_6_of_the_armchai...

I like the one big download, but I know a lot of people are cursed by slow connections.
Did you ever do a survey of how many people would be interested in a separate broken up download?

I gave in and gave the podcast a listen yesterday and it delivered on the promise of awesomosity.
It sounded like Nathan's mic kept trying to run away from him though. ;)

Bill Loguidice
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We initially did a lower

We initially did a lower bitrate version along with the full version, but it's difficult to imagine a scenario where even a couple hundred MB download would be a problem for anyone, so we just standardized on the single download. At the very least, we've never heard of any complaints, and certainly there are tons of other shows (and video podcasts) that are far longer and larger.

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Plan B
Bill Loguidice wrote:

We initially did a lower bitrate version along with the full version...

That's right. I forgot about that. I was just brainstorming.
I'm down to Plan B: A BAKESALE!

Nathaniel Tolbert
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My mic had legs and I couldn't keep up....
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It sounded like Nathan's mic kept trying to run away from him though. ;)

Yes, sorry about that. I was recovering from surgery and in quite a bit of pain, so it was difficult to sit still in one place, so yes the mic did get away from me on many an occasion. I did what I could to correct the audio, but it clearly wasn't enough. Next time I will record at the table in the dining room where there are no swiveling chairs. I hope that will help. :)

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