Haven’t made any real gaming posts in awhile, but I’m still on the scene. Thanks for the e-mail support. More stuff coming soon.
There are a few podcasts that are now part of my weekly routine. Among them are just about everything on This Week in Tech and a few technology and gaming related podcasts. But the GFW (Games For Windows) Radio podcast on the 1up.com Network is one of the shows that I must listen to each week. If you’re not a hardcore gamer, you won’t pick up the references. I don’t even buy PC games anymore and I still have to check out these guys. It’s gotten to the point where I listen when I’m home, because when I’m walking down the street or on the bus, people look at me like an idiot while I put my head down with muffled laughter.
The show has a great all-around cast, but the stars are Jeff Greene (Editor in Chief of Games For Windows Magazine) and Shawn Elliott. Also rounding up the crew are Sean Molloy, Darren Gladstone and Ryan Scott. So, what’s the appeal? Well, first off, it’s a good gaming podcast for anyone who’s moderately interested in the interesting discussion around the decline of PC gaming. They’re completely unbiased in their comments towards PC gaming and have quite a few interesting theories around how things have gotten to this point. Their discussions aren’t exclusive to PC games, and this makes the discussion more thought-provoking as they can effectively contrast the differences between how game publishers are treating each platform.
What’s most appealing to me is the fact that it’s basically a group of five nerdy guys who are making fun of other nerdier guys. In order to joke about how geeky the really hardcore World of Warcraft crew is, you have to know a bit about them. And, of course, that leads to self-incrimination. But these guys don’t seem to care. And the whole ride is quite entertaining.
The above is a snippet from the first part of the show (and the reason why I can’t listen to this thing while among the non-gaming public). Hilarious stuff. (Well, to me anyway.)