We present for your approval, the Shamoozal Game Club Episode 2. This time around we spent some time playing the Genesis classic “Streets of Rage 2″ and now we’re gonna talk about it… without apologies. You also get 3 classic tracks from the Streets of Rage 2 OST, there’s even some opinions from our outstanding community thrown in there for good measure.
The first episode of Shamoozal’s Game Club is here and ready for Transfarring to your device of choice. We set a goal of having the podcast out by the end of June and I’m pretty happy that we hit the mark. In this episode we took a critical look at the original Rayman, going over what we liked and didn’t like about the game. We also tried to showcase some music from Rayman as well as feature an awesome bit of chiptune by RushJet1. The song is Wasteland and can be found on their new album “Forgotten Music” over at Ubiktune.
Don’t forget to head to our forums and vote on the games for the next episode. The poll is between Streets of Rage 2 and Comix Zone, two Genesis classics. Regardless of which one wins, they’re both available on Steam this week for only 2 dollars, and if you own any sort of Sega Genesis Collection you probably already own one of these games. Be sure to vote!
If you’re already subscribed to our Podcast feed then all you need to do is wait for the episode to show up in your Podcast aggregator. Or, you can go a head and listen to it right here:
Phil and I have been hinting around about a new game related podcast here at Shamoozal for a pretty long time. Doing the Born Again Casual podcast was always a lot of fun and I’ve regretted that we had to stop doing it. Our personal schedules over the past year and half have made it really difficult to coordinate something, but things have started to settle down for both of us. When we started talking about doing another game podcast we both agreed that it had to be an idea worth doing. BAC was a cool format, but it was kind of a pain in the ass to pull off every week with all the video capture, live streaming and keeping the topics fresh. We knew that if we were going to start a new podcast that it had to be something different.
One of the most important things about BAC to us was that it relied on involving the audience and that’s something we definitely want to continue. Another thing that has been missing from Shamoozal for a long time was our scheduled Game Nights and its our hope that this new podcast helps to rectify that on some level.
So without further ado, we’d like to announce our new Podcast Shamoozal’s Game Club. The podcast will essentially be like a book club for classic and retro games. A poll will be posted in our forums with 2-3 games. We’ll ask our audience to vote on the game they want to play for that cycle. After a couple days (TBD) we’ll close the poll and lock in the game.
Over the next week to week and a half, we (Me, Phil, you guys/gals) will play through the game and collect our thoughts. We’d love it if the audience would offer opinions via the forums or Twitter. Then on Tuesday nights (bi-weekly) we’ll record the podcast, discuss the game and include some comments from you all as well. The podcast will be edited and released by Thursday.
After the podcast is out we’ll post a new Poll and the cycle starts again.
Now while this will be a large portion of the podcast, we’ll also be sure to hit some Game News Headlines and offer some editorials on them. We’re also going to feature Game Music and Chip-tunes on the show, spotlighting new artists as well as music from the game we’re discussing on that episode. There has also been discussions about getting some guests on the show with us from time to time to take part in the fun.
So right now the plan is to record our first episode on Tuesday June 28th. We’re going to have a poll in the Podcast Forums for the first game. Right now it’s between Rayman and Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project. Head on over and cast your vote!
We’re going to stick to games that are available through various digital distribution methods and cost no more than $9.99. In most cases we’re going to try to stay even lower than that. Your participation is optional, but we’re really hoping to build a great ongoing community event out of this… something that has room to grow.
I had a bunch of text written for this and somehow I ended up erasing it before posting it! I don’t really get what I did there, but I did it. Anyway, it’s been a long while since we had a podcast. The gang got together last weekend and we put together this episode which features our yearly Summer Movie Preview (in which we sort of hate on most of the choices this year), play a game about surviving what was supposed to be a post apocalyptic world, and in our Final Thoughts hit topics like the death of Macho Man Randy Savage, LA Noire, and the cancellation of such great shows like The Event.
Need something entertaining to listen to during the start of the apocalypse this weekend? We will be recording our semi-bi-monthly podcast this Saturday at around 9:00PM EST, and of course we’ll be doing it live which you’ll be able to watch right here on Shamoozal.com.
What to expect from Saturday night’s main event? Well it’s the fifth year anniversary of Shamoozal Radio, can you believe that? Somehow for some reason we keep this train rolling, and we’ve been doing it for five years. I don’t know if that’s an accomplishment or not, but either way, we’ll find a reason to celebrate it this weekend. On top of that we’ll be doing our big annual Summer movie preview/blowout. To help us along since most of us regular podcasting crew members won’t get to see much this summer, we’ll have JohnnyManf of Moviewiseguys along to show us what we should be watching.
The fifth anniversary, the summer movie line up, the apocalypse, it’s a chemical combustion that could never ever be recreated. In fact, this episode might be so explosive that it’ll shake the very foundations of the earth hence starting the end of the world as we know it. The crew may not make it to the Promised Land, but the hell if we won’t be riding a bolt of lightening across the stratosphere while it’s going down.
Okay, it won’t be that exciting, but stay tuned anyway, okay?
An old friend of mine from way back, Tim Erwin, started his own podcast recently called Capes & Scowls which is usually a comic centric podcast (along with other geeky topics). I had the pleasure of being asked to do an interview for the show which actually turned out to be way more than the normal interview I’ve done before. Tim dives into more than just the recent shorts, as we go into my college and art background, conversations about old Jacquo shorts from my high school days, the Zoinks, the name Shamoozal, some of our Nerdlog articles, and loads of other stuff. So if you enjoy listening to me ramble on and on and sometimes not make a good point, then you’ll love the latest episode of Capes & Scowls. It’s an hour and ten minutes of nothing but Shamoozal… and of course a touch of Lost, Nintendo, and Ghostbusters.
We’re back in our first podcast for the year. Joe was busy with family stuff so we ended up recording the podcast on a single mic in my basement. The audio we recorded there was also lost, so what we have here is ripped from what was broadcast over our Livestream channel. So, it’s kind of like a bad version of a bad version. Watch your ears. As a result, I opted to not include a snippet for our YT page this month, I was going to, but when we get loud, it’s a bit rough. Sorry about that folks.
I was going to edit out a terribly embarrassing moment where I had to leave the podcast to uhhh take care of business, but I decided to leave it in. I don’t give a shit, the people that listen to this practically expect that sort of stuff out of me anyway, so what do I care? Anyway, lots of show notes and ways to download the podcast are after this here paragraph. Yup! Also, thanks to Steve for turning this around for us, he didn’t have much to work with, but at least it was somewhat salvageable.
You’ll have to excuse me, I’m on some sort of Lost kick. I had a dream about Season 7 a few nights ago which was sadly not real (it’s okay, it was shaping up to be a nonsense season in that dream anyway) and today I grabbed The Final Season OST, which is fantastic I might add. Also, if Lost were still on, we’d totally be into a new season. God it’s painful. Anyway, that lead me to the above image.
Back to business, we’re recording a new Shamoozal Radio Podcast tomorrow evening. We’re going to attempt to go live a little earlier than normal, so expect to see us go live around 7ish (est). We’ll have all streaming details and what not up on here once we get everything ready to go. It’s been a while since the gang was in the studio together, in fact, well over two months! I guess SRP has unofficially gone back to bimonthly status. No wonder our listening audience is well… hmmm… well I guess the numbers haven’t changed that much, for better or worse.
So yes, we’ll be together, talking about things. I look forward to seeing you peeps there. Thanks!