Thursday, 28 April 2011

Hey, Let's Videogames! Episode 3!

We're trying to get a proper schedule down for this. We promise. Between funemployment, steaks, and the fact that we're still learning how to do this magical podcast thing, we've been slow in getting out episodes up. On behalf of D, I apologize.

But behold! The podcastening has begun!

Episode 3 is our best one yet. We talk at length about checkpoints, and what is acceptable in terms of how much progress a game should allow you to lose. Spoiler: We generally disagree.

Download the episode through the link below, and be sure to send in your answers for our question of the week! We want you to talk to us about humor in games. What works? What doesn't? How does videogame humor differ from humor in other media? We need to know, because we're going to record Episode 4 next week, and that's our topic.

Enjoy the show, and let us know what you think.

Hey, Let's Videogames! Episode 3

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Reminder: Submit your replies for Episode 2's community response!

Last time, on Hey, Let's Videogames!

Mike asked the community: What should the consequences be for death in videogames? What kinds of penalties are acceptable? How should death affect the game?

Now, it's time to answer the stuttering fool! Send your replies to heyletsvideogames at gmail dot com, or reply to @HLVGPodcast on Twitter with your responses! You could have your stuff read on Episode 3! Your opinion counts to us, because without you, we need to find something else to kill ten minutes. Keep us from doing something stupid with that time and support your local podcasts!

Oh, and a proper banner/layout for this blog, plus an icon for our Twitter around, should be coming soon. If you want to design something yourself, feel free. I love free stuff. That's why I enjoyed that Cold Steel DVD so thoroughly.

We out!

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Hey, Let's Getting Going!

Hello, and welcome to the first two episodes of Hey, Let's Videogames!

D and I have been hard at work over the last month, mapping out where we want the show to go, what we want to cover, and how best to present that content to you. Then we threw it all out the window and decided to go with a loose format and some alcohol abuse.

This resulted in our first two episodes, which you can download below. We hope to have the podcast up on iTunes once we get the minimum number of episodes, but for now, you can find them here. There's a marked jump in quality between Episodes 1 and 2 (in our opinion) and the more we do this, the better we'll get. Scout's honor.

So please, enjoy, and let us know what you think. We'll be back with another episode soon, and we hope to settle into a regular schedule once we get our rhythm going. Thanks for your patience! Tell your friends! Tell people you don't like, too.

Hey, Let's Videogames! Episode 01

Hey, Let's Videogames! Episode 02