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Jae Onasi
01-07-2010, 05:52 PM
We made it finally!

Here's the link (clicky). (http://xfer.lfnetwork.com/lucascast.com/lucascast_episode-14.mp3)

Here are the topics (we'll add links as we go along--I didn't want to delay the release any longer).

Topics:

Games we've been playing
Jae: Siege of Mirkwood expansion for LOTRO (http://www.lotro.com/gameinfo/siege-of-mirkwood-features) and Dragon Age (http://dragonage.bioware.com/)

Favorites of 2009--Game, movie, new TV series, album, song, LucasArts game, LucasForums thread
Jae:
Favorite game: Kotor Dragon Age (http://dragonage.bioware.com/), Movie: Star Trek (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek_%28film%29), TV series: Legend of the Seeker (http://www.hulu.com/legend-of-the-seeker), Album: Shallow Life by Lacuna Coil (http://www.lacunacoil.it/) and Awake by Skillet (http://www.skillet.com/enter.php), Song: "Hero" by Skillet (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avUTaohfc3U), LA Game: Lego Indy 2 (http://www.lucasarts.com/games/legoindianajones2/), LF Thread: The forum Tales from Javyar's Cantina (http://www.lucasforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=696)

leXX:
Favourite Game: Assassins Creed II (http://assassinscreed.uk.ubi.com/assassins-creed-2/)
Favourite Movie: Star Trek (http://www.startrek.com/startrek/view/index.html)
Favourite TV Series: House (http://www.tv.com/house/show/22374/summary.html)
Favourite Album: Black Eyed Peas - The E.N.D (http://www.blackeyedpeas.com/)
Favourite Song: E.S. Posthumus - Arise (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJWgUUc-oNE)
Favourite LA Game: The Secret of Monkey Island: SE (http://store.steampowered.com/app/32360/)
Favourite LF Thread: Hi, I'm new! (http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?t=85299)

Discussion of the Top Ten Games as listed in Game Informer
GI's editors comment here (http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2009/11/25/editors-sound-off-on-top-200-games.aspx).

Bloopers

jrrtoken
01-07-2010, 07:42 PM
Well, it's better than before.

Jae Onasi
01-08-2010, 11:37 AM
What worked better for you this time? We did try to include more detail on the games and such.

swphreak
01-08-2010, 01:39 PM
Excellent episode. Made me laugh a bit. Looking forward to Episode 15's topics.

Speaking of Bones, I started watching it over the holidays and have been netflixing the seasons like crazy. Last night I watched the Yanks in the U.K. episode, and it was hilarious. Agent Booth is the best.



Here's my list of faves:


Favorite Video Game: Batman Arkham Asylum
Runner Ups: Sword of the Stars, Assassin's Creed II, Ghostbusters, Red Faction: Guerrilla


Favorite Movie: Star Trek
Runner Ups: Taken, Push, Fanboys, The Hangover, District 9, Zombieland


Favorite TV Show: Weeds
Runner Ups: Modern Family, Scrubs, Fringe, Psych, Eureka


I don't have a favorite Album or Song. I just listen to stuff.

leXX
01-08-2010, 03:52 PM
Taken is such a kick ass film, I'd have to choose that as my second favourtie of the year, and Modern Family is hillarious. Since recording the cast I've played and completed Batman, and it deserves the hype, fantastic game.

jrrtoken
01-08-2010, 04:30 PM
What worked better for you this time? We did try to include more detail on the games and such.There's nothing particularly wrong about, it could just be greatly improved upon. For example, right now the status quo seems to be "I think this game is good/bad", with then including "The graphics are good/bad, the music is good/bad, the explosions are good/bad", etc. A statement like that gives me no reason for me to believe in your original thesis that it's "a good game", and therefore I have no reason immediately deposit ~$50 into the nearest lair of robber-barons.

Next time, try this: assume that you're explaining a game to someone who has never heard of the game in-question prior to your mentioning of it just now. Summarize the basic gameplay and structure - and that includes analyzing and going into a somewhat-verbose dissertation on the formula - and then elaborate on why this game is unique from every other "Blood, Sex and Guns" on the shelf. The purpose is to convince damn near anyone into playing - and inherently purchasing - the game, and I should be quite convinced to do so before I proceed to sacrifice my hard-earned time-money.

swphreak
01-08-2010, 04:38 PM
Modern Family is hilarious. (http://www.hulu.com/watch/111076/modern-family-clown)

http://cdn.media.abc.go.com/m/images/image-util/624x351/75043a75de69554a4deefa6c3adeecb7.jpg

Jae Onasi
01-08-2010, 10:30 PM
There's nothing particularly wrong about, it could just be greatly improved upon.
Well, we can always improve on things. :) I wanted to know what you felt went _better_, however. Building on what we've done right is just as important as knowing what we do wrong.

I don't know if we want to go so far as to make it sound like a sales pitch for a game. There's a fine line between sharing our experiences with the games and sounding like the ShamWow! guy. I get your intent about adding more detail, however. The challenge is doing that in an entertaining and concise way, and getting it right on the first take, since we don't do multiple takes.

jrrtoken
01-09-2010, 09:11 AM
I wanted to know what you felt went _better_, however.Everything felt more structured and flowed rather easily. Topics didn't digress after the 2-minute mark like in previous iterations; people seemed to know more about what they were talking about, rather than ad-libbing; etc.

Jae Onasi
01-09-2010, 09:46 AM
Everything felt more structured and flowed rather easily. Topics didn't digress after the 2-minute mark like in previous iterations; people seemed to know more about what they were talking about, rather than ad-libbing; etc.

OK, we'll keep that and build on it, and try to add more info. Thanks!

Jeff
01-09-2010, 08:16 PM
Taken is such a kick ass film, I'd have to choose that as my second favourtie of the year, and Modern Family is hillarious. Since recording the cast I've played and completed Batman, and it deserves the hype, fantastic game.I just saw Taken a few weeks ago on DVD and didn't realize it had just come out this year, I was thinking it was from last year, and I actually think it's the best movie from the year. Liam Neeson is so kickass and also has basically the best voice out of any actors.

Best game: Dragon Age

JesusIsGonnaOwnSatan
01-09-2010, 09:20 PM
Quote from 'cast:
"...Tobias Reiper, who has joined the cast as 'Assistant Podcast Engineer'... that means he's Niner's bitch"

^Oh, man, I lol'd!! :rofl:

Next time, try this: assume that you're explaining a game to someone who has never heard of the game in-question prior to your mentioning of it just now. Summarize the basic gameplay and structure - and that includes analyzing and going into a somewhat-verbose dissertation on the formula - and then elaborate on why this game is unique from every other "Blood, Sex and Guns" on the shelf. The purpose is to convince damn near anyone into playing - and inherently purchasing - the game, and I should be quite convinced to do so before I proceed to sacrifice my hard-earned time-money.
Personally i think going into such for every game and every person would slow things down to a crawl. But doing it for one or two games an episode wouldnt be bad, imo. You guys have the power to make us (the listeners) buy stuff;
I bought Mass Effect after hearing about it on the cast. IIRC, leXX, after giving her opinion on the game (that it was awesome), talked about what the game was like: that it had a great story that drew you in, with crazy moral choices, and parts of the game that were so epic that it was like movie. Now that sounded exactly like the kinda game i would pay for. And it didn't disappoint.

So if you did say what a game is like, as Pastrami suggested, imo it would help listeners who are non-gamers (like me) to see whether a game is up their alley or not. :twocents:


Liam Neeson is so kickass and also has basically the best voice out of any actors.
I haven't seen Taken, but i agree, Liam Neeson's voice is awesome.
IIRC, he is in the upcoming movie Clash of the Titans as the Greek god Zeus. Totally fitting.

acdcfanbill
01-10-2010, 12:25 AM
I just saw Taken a few weeks ago on DVD and didn't realize it had just come out this year, I was thinking it was from last year, and I actually think it's the best movie from the year. Liam Neeson is so kickass and also has basically the best voice out of any actors.I saw it in 2008, which is when it came out most everywhere else. Only got delayed in the US because... I guess it wasn't Hollywood film?
It kicks serious ass though.

Darth Groovy
01-10-2010, 04:41 AM
I wanted to mention that this is the first LucasCast that was NOT engineered by Rouge Nine. Rouge Nine had to go away on holiday, so Jae and Tobias had to teach themselves how to edit, which wound up being a lengthy process. We recorded this a long, long time ago, and I think it turned out pretty good, and it seems we are getting some rather positive feedback! I will say this. With it being recorded so long ago, I was starting to worry about some of the time sensitive material. Well I was working late last night, and I sometimes listen to podcasts at work while I am working after hours in the store trying to catch up on things. I had listened to in this order: Giant Bombcast, LucasCast, and Cagcast. I am happy to say that all of the podcast I listened to were all talking about the exact same stuff! We even picked some of the same stuff as well!

So please, give extra kudos to Jae and Tobias who labored hard on this, they had to basically learn on-the-job. I think the end result was pretty darn good for a first effort.

To the best of my knowledge, Niner is back, and we should be recording Episode 15 sometime this afternoon. We got some wonderful feedback in this thread that we can build upon. I want to thank all of you for hanging in there with us and not giving up on us. One month from now will be our one month anniversary as a podcast! We don't have any grand plans at the moment, but we will try to do something special. I just don't want to make promises we can't keep. Glad you like our improvement, and I hope we will continue to grow during this new year.

Warm regards,

Grooveh

leXX
01-11-2010, 04:18 AM
I bought Mass Effect after hearing about it on the cast. IIRC, leXX, after giving her opinion on the game (that it was awesome), talked about what the game was like: that it had a great story that drew you in, with crazy moral choices, and parts of the game that were so epic that it was like movie. Now that sounded exactly like the kinda game i would pay for. And it didn't disappoint.

Reading things like this make it all worthwhile. :)

urluckyday
01-11-2010, 01:06 PM
"one, it was a Batman game that didn't suck."

Haha, that made me laugh. For that reason alone deserves game of the year.

urluckyday
01-12-2010, 12:46 AM
Btw...totally agree with Groovy (think it was groovy anyway) that Arkham Asylum is the best game of '09. I'm not done with it yet, but it's obvious that the developers did their homework and put a lot of time and effort in making it the pure Batman experience. I love the voice of Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill...that was my favorite TV show as a kid and it really took me back.

Good pick Groovy.

JesusIsGonnaOwnSatan
01-12-2010, 11:34 PM
Here are the topics (we'll add links as we go along--I didn't want to delay the release any longer).


Dont forget the links! ;)

Jae Onasi
01-13-2010, 10:12 AM
I added mine in and sent a ping to the rest of the cast to add theirs, too. :)

Bokken
01-13-2010, 12:30 PM
Favorite game: Kotor Dragon Age

:eek:

JesusIsGonnaOwnSatan
01-13-2010, 04:18 PM
:eek:

Its favorite game of 2009.

Bokken
01-13-2010, 05:44 PM
My boggling face still stands.

JesusIsGonnaOwnSatan
01-14-2010, 01:17 AM
My boggling face still stands.

Yeah, it is kind of shocking...

How could you do this, Jae?

What would Carth say?

...

What would Jolee say??!

Tobias Reiper
01-15-2010, 12:31 AM
I think that if you guys thought this one flowed nicely, you'll like Episode 15 even more.

Bokken
01-16-2010, 01:15 PM
It is not nice to tease us like that.

Tobias Reiper
01-16-2010, 09:15 PM
It is not nice to tease us like that.


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