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Jeff 04-13-2009 12:05 PM

LucasCast: Episode 4
 
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Episode 4 is all about Game Developerís Conference which took place two weeks ago in San Francisco. We talk about the biggest happenings including the announcement of Onlive, what Nintendo has been up to, the Game Developerís Choice Awards, how Dragon Age looks so far, and the iPhone as a gaming platform.

Release date: 13 April 2009

Download page: www.lucascast.com/episode-4/

Summary:
  • What games we are playing
  • How will OnLive change the industry?
  • Nintendoís announcements at GDC
  • Game Developerís Choice Awards
  • Dragon Age GDC Demo Impressions
  • The iPhone changes everything
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Comments:

Make sure to let us know what you think of the show! Post comments in this thread, and if you have any questions you'd like answered on a future episode, email us at questions@lucascast.com or use the contact form on our website.

We hope you enjoy this episode of LucasCast!

Taak Farst 04-13-2009 12:08 PM

It's very good, very informative - best one so far IMO.

Funny too! :D

and welcome to the podcasts rhett! ur awesome!

Edit: And thanks a bunch for recommending rock band Jae Onasi - I went to stockport with m8s after listening to this and bought it! its loads of fun!

and damn u moeller and groovy, riddick aint out in uk for 11 days yet!

jrrtoken 04-13-2009 06:06 PM

World of Goo is awesome, and shall always be awesome, for it is awesome. Amen. :carms:

I'm surprised, and shocked, that you guys didn't mention Snatcher from Hideo Kojima; It was definitely the best Sega CD game, and has a much better plot than any of the Metal Gear games.

And yes, Dragon Age does look generic. Not only is it set in the oh so redundant high fantasy realm of lack of creativity, the dialogue, so far, looks truly pathetic. I also haven't seen the most important aspect of them all: dragons. I mean, when you have a game called Dragon Age, a title that literally translates as "Age of Dragons", you'd think that there would dragons everywhere. If the only dragon in the game is the final boss, then there wouldn't be much point to naming a whole franchise after one measly dragon.

EnderWiggin 04-13-2009 09:51 PM



For Grooves :D

_EW_

edlib 04-14-2009 11:16 AM

Hooray! An edlib shoutout! :D

;)

Pertinent links:

The LucasForums Group on Facebook.

The LucasCast Fan Page on Facebook.

stoffe 04-14-2009 02:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PastramiX (Post 2613878)
I mean, when you have a game called Dragon Age, a title that literally translates as "Age of Dragons", you'd think that there would dragons everywhere.

Indeed, you can barely take two steps without stumbling over a dragon in China during the Year of the Dragon. :¨:

Personally I prefer to reserve judgment about a game until I've had a chance to look at it. Sneak previews and teasers rarely give a decent impression of what the final game will be like, in my experience. :)

Lynk Former 04-14-2009 04:08 PM

@ PastramiX: If I was there I would've mentioned Snatcher and I would've busted some heads over that Zelda bit.

XD

RoxStar 04-14-2009 06:53 PM

I will be sure to send you an electronic mail for the next one :)

M@RS 04-14-2009 07:37 PM

Congrats to Boba Rhett! :D

Boba Rhett 04-14-2009 09:21 PM

Hehe, Thanks. Not many seem to have noticed that particular news in there. :D

EnderWiggin 04-14-2009 09:52 PM

Oh, sorry Rhett :)

Congratulations! (you should have made a thread in the Swamp or something!)

Also, it was good to have you finally on the Cast, stick around. Your pantsless humor is enjoyed by many :D

_EW_

ChAiNz.2da 04-15-2009 04:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EnderWiggin (Post 2614433)
Your pantsless humor is enjoyed by many :D

Yes. Let's just hope the LucasCast sticks to audio.. if ever they should migrate to video... :eek:

Gratz Rhett on the engagement! How much did it set you back to bribe her to say 'yes'?

>.> * runs *

Marius Fett 04-15-2009 08:38 AM

Congratulations Rhett! :D

@ChAiNz, what would we all have to do to get you in on the Cast? :p

Darth Groovy 04-16-2009 05:56 AM

Hey boys and girls!

Glad you got a kick out of Episode 4. My favorite parts were towards the last 15 minutes of recording where Niner launched his rants about how a cell phone is a cell phone, get off my lawn! Niner is a very funny guy! Also remember though, that Niner is the one that makes these podcasts sound professional by cutting out all of our screw ups, and moving things around so they flow better in the cast. He is a pure genius at what he does!

Easter is over, so we are back on schedule with recording. Due to my job, and the powers that be, we are recording Episode 5 on Friday instead of our usual Sunday record time. That means Episode 5 should be up for download by Monday of next week. We will have most of the usual suspects on our discussion panel, with the exception of Darth Moeller, who has some serious school issues to tend too. If you have been wondering why Lynk Former has been absent, it is due to his new job which unfortunately due to Australian time zone differences, removes him from recording time. I am sure he won't be gone for good, but for the time being, we brought in acdcfanbill to take up his space on the recording end. Also, Boba Rhett will be back for Episode 5. I am sure Lynk will be back in time. However, after all, I did promise that there would be a "revolving door" of cast members between episodes. PLEASE keep the emails coming in, and continue to tell all of your friends about lucascast.com! The more fans we get, the more feedback, and the more topics we will address! And I promise you, no more KOTOR references in the next podcast! :p

Also, just curious, would you guys like us to do more audio effects like we did with the bit from A New Hope on Episode 3? They can be a bitch to put together, but we are always trying different things to make the cast more interesting to you folks. Keep those emails coming, and spread the word for us!

BloodWarp 04-16-2009 11:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darth Groovy (Post 2614956)
Hey boys and girls!

Glad you got a kick out of Episode 4. My favorite parts were towards the last 15 minutes of recording where Niner launched his rants about how a cell phone is a cell phone, get off my lawn! Niner is a very funny guy! Also remember though, that Niner is the one that makes these podcasts sound professional by cutting out all of our screw ups, and moving things around so they flow better in the cast. He is a pure genius at what he does!

Easter is over, so we are back on schedule with recording. Due to my job, and the powers that be, we are recording Episode 5 on Friday instead of our usual Sunday record time. That means Episode 5 should be up for download by Monday of next week. We will have most of the usual suspects on our discussion panel, with the exception of Darth Moeller, who has some serious school issues to tend too. If you have been wondering why Lynk Former has been absent, it is due to his new job which unfortunately due to Australian time zone differences, removes him from recording time. I am sure he won't be gone for good, but for the time being, we brought in acdcfanbill to take up his space on the recording end. Also, Boba Rhett will be back for Episode 5. I am sure Lynk will be back in time. However, after all, I did promise that there would be a "revolving door" of cast members between episodes. PLEASE keep the emails coming in, and continue to tell all of your friends about lucascast.com! The more fans we get, the more feedback, and the more topics we will address! And I promise you, no more KOTOR references in the next podcast! :p

Also, just curious, would you guys like us to do more audio effects like we did with the bit from A New Hope on Episode 3? They can be a bitch to put together, but we are always trying different things to make the cast more interesting to you folks. Keep those emails coming, and spread the word for us!

I'd love to hear something like the rogue squadron thing - i Laughed when Jae said "Jae Onasi, Standing by" - love her accent haha

..I have no ideas what to do apart from the rogue squadron though :P

edlib 04-16-2009 12:32 PM

You could have a couple of you (Lynk and Lexx p'haps?) recreate the banter and dialog from the cutscenes from Jedi Outcast with Kyle and Jan. :p

Or just use pithy quotes (if you can't get legal clearance to use the actual sound clips...) from the soundtracks of various LA games in general.

The LA adventure games would be an almost endless source of these (Sam and Max, Monkey Island, and Grim Fandango could keep you set for years of episodes to come...

Jae Onasi 04-16-2009 01:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BloodWarp (Post 2615063)
I'd love to hear something like the rogue squadron thing - i Laughed when Jae said "Jae Onasi, Standing by" - love her accent haha

..I have no ideas what to do apart from the rogue squadron though :P

I didn't know I had an accent. Sounds totally normal to me. :lol:

Astrotoy7 04-16-2009 02:13 PM

Firstly, a huge CONGRATS to Rhett on the engagement! Is she allowed in 'The Man Room'?? Don't ever allow her to put throw rugs and pillows all over it, like some gals are prone to do....

Wow. Ep4 was super! Good to see Rhett and Bill in there ;) great to see edlib get a shout out and Im fast getting used to being mentioned without being mentioned(Rebel Assault crawl correction) :xp: Edit: heard it... sorry I missed it! Cheers for the mention Grooves ;)
It indeed wasnt James Earl Jones, but I wouldnt rip on RA2s audio too much... considering it was designed for Sound Blaster 16 era hardware ;)

The blooper reel was hilarious, as was groovys terrible Oz accent. It must be said that pulling off a less exaggerated Aussie accent(unlike Steve Irwins for example) is pretty hard. It's like how its easier to emulate a Texan accent as opposed to a Boston one, simply because we are used to hearing the Texan more from Tv, movies, news.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darth Groovy (Post 2614956)
Also, just curious, would you guys like us to do more audio effects like we did with the bit from A New Hope on Episode 3?

IMO, that type of stuff is fantastic. It also maintains a SW element to the podcast. The opening/closing jingle is in a very different style, so having a little Star Wars nod would be fun to acknowledge what actually brought us to LFN ;)

eg. just as an idea(based on something similar I heard elsewhere, but with yoda as the focus)
Following the opening jingle intro, you could add a little clip of a cast member doing Ackbars It's A Trap bit. The person chosen for this must have the worse possible Ackbar impression, which you could further reveal by playing back everyones effort in the blooper real.


mtfbwya

Jae Onasi 04-16-2009 05:06 PM

Hey--we mentioned you by name, Astro. I've listened to the cast twice now and noted your name both times. I think Steve Irwin's accent isn't too hard to mimic, but I'm one of those people who can hear something and repeat the sound pretty well, unless it's a Spanish R. I can make the Arabic sound 'ayn' but not a Spanish R. Go figure.

I can do a pretty decent Yoda. Can you imagine me as a soprano Ackbar, though? :lol:

M@RS 04-16-2009 07:41 PM

Lexx got me curious... So, I looked into No One Lives Forever 2... And found this... :D The Far Cry pun was great Rhett... :xp:

http://image.com.com/gamespot/images...0screen001.jpg

Taak Farst 04-16-2009 07:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jae Onasi (Post 2615204)
Can you imagine me as a soprano Ackbar, though? :lol:

I laughed a lot at that question..answer is I can(t) - dunno - but im obsessed with ur accent naw.

Astrotoy7 04-17-2009 02:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jae Onasi (Post 2615204)
Hey--we mentioned you by name, Astro. I've listened to the cast twice now and noted your name both times.

Drats! Another male multitasking failure! I was trying to watch a soccer match via sat when I was listening to it. I must listen again when time permits..

Quote:

unless it's a Spanish R. I can make the Arabic sound 'ayn' but not a Spanish R. Go figure.
My partner has *exactly* the same problem. Im currently learning a bit of Spanish. Getting her to say brother = "hermano" [ERR-MA-NO] is one of my favourite passtimes.. she always says ELMANO. I dont think her tongue curls properly, which is a tragedy for me at many levels :(

Quote:

Can you imagine me as a soprano Ackbar, though? :lol:
That and an Ackbar with a South London(IIRC) accent by Lexxy would also be quite interesting ;)

mtfbwya

Kusanavi 04-17-2009 10:36 PM

Great podcast as always! Grats Rhett! Also, come on, how could you not mention Snatcher when talking about Hideo Kojima's previous games? :(

leXX 04-18-2009 09:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by M@RS (Post 2615254)
Lexx got me curious... So, I looked into No One Lives Forever 2... And found this... :D The Far Cry pun was great Rhett... :xp:

http://image.com.com/gamespot/images...0screen001.jpg

Now doesn't that look awesome? :D

Quote:

Originally Posted by Astrotoy7 (Post 2615479)
That and an Ackbar with a South London(IIRC) accent by Lexxy would also be quite interesting ;)

West London. ;)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kusanavi (Post 2615616)
Great podcast as always! Grats Rhett! Also, come on, how could you not mention Snatcher when talking about Hideo Kojima's previous games? :(

I did say Snatcher.

M@RS 04-18-2009 11:52 AM

^ It does look like a lot of fun. :D

Kusanavi 04-18-2009 12:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by leXX (Post 2615704)
I did say Snatcher.

Oh, my apologies then, LeXX. I guess I was too distracted by Niner and his MGS hate. :rolleyes: I'll pay more attention next time.

Rogue Nine 04-18-2009 01:02 PM

MGS4 is a corny movie with interactive interludes. If I want to watch a movie, I'll pay $10 to watch one in the theater instead of $60 to watch one try to pass itself off as a game on my TV. :xp:

Astrotoy7 04-18-2009 02:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by leXX (Post 2615704)
West London. ;)

Ah, this explains why you havent dropped an ''eazy now rudeboy'' yet!![/watches too many British cop shows] ;)

Seeing you are a West Londoner, does that mean you're a Chelsea FC gal? ;)

btw Lexxy, I am also a "glass half full'' type too, esp when it comes to new initiatives that streamline technology(like OnLive). Its only for banks & politicians that Im cynical to the core on :p

mtfbwya

leXX 04-18-2009 04:27 PM

Hell no! I'm an Arsenal fan (even though we lost today :().

TriggerGod 04-18-2009 04:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by leXX (Post 2615704)
Now doesn't that look awesome? :D

Sword fighting with a chinese chick in a house that is being torn apart around you? **** yeah.

Awesome episode guys! Congrats rhett!

Astrotoy7 04-19-2009 08:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by leXX (Post 2615782)
Hell no! I'm an Arsenal fan (even though we lost today :().

A West Londoner supporting a North London club....I didnt know such a thing was allowed ! ;)

mtfbwya

leXX 04-19-2009 09:10 AM

I guess I should've been more clear, I'm from North West London. ;)

LordOfTheFish 04-19-2009 10:28 AM

Great podcast guys! By far my favorite. Oh, and gratz to Rhett!

acdcfanbill 04-19-2009 12:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by leXX (Post 2615991)
I guess I should've been more clear, I'm from North West London. ;)

Was it the south east part of north west london?

swphreak 04-23-2009 05:05 PM

I second the AvP2 game night idea. It'd be sweet if we could get a decent sized group.

Great podcast!

jrrtoken 04-26-2009 09:30 PM

So... has Ep. 5 been put on hold, scrapped, dropped in the sewers, or suffered some other dastardly fate?

Darth Groovy 04-26-2009 09:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PastramiX (Post 2618512)
So... has Ep. 5 been put on hold, scrapped, dropped in the sewers, or suffered some other dastardly fate?

*knocks on forehead* Hello McFly? Is it Monday, where you live? Otherwise you are too early to the party. Check back in a few hours.

JesusIsGonnaOwnSatan 05-06-2009 03:24 AM

this 'cast made me want to go out and get the games mentioned, especially no one lives forever, which i have seen around, but never paid too much attention to.

i absolutely agree with jae on all her points on the left behind game and christian video games.
@groovy: i take it that your comment that video games are satanic was a joke. right?


great job on this one! :thumbsup:


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