Front Towards Gamer Radio

Some things, you're not supposed to talk about with folks: religion, salaries, and of course, furry conventions. Or something like that.

This week, Gigi bails out leaving the boys to fend for themselves, meaning Shanghai talks about his "finishing" Her Story and learning a new trick in League of Legends, while Quinn knits us an ever-growing scarf in the Journey up-rez for PS4 and his misadventures as an asteroid miner in Eve: Online. 

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Hosts:
Stephen "Shanghai Six" Machuga (@ShanghaiSix)
Quinn "Soulibon" Sullivan (@Soulibon)

Audio Editing: Brandon Parker (@ailerongame)

Intro Music: “Bulls of Parade” (chiptune) by Dakota Clark
Community Segment Music: “Fansong” by Dethklok
Outro Music: "Man with the Gun" by PRESS PLAY ON TAPE

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When Russ Pitts asked, "Why would you want to interview me?", it came as a bit of a surprise. Who wouldn't want to interview a gaming industry staple who's helped change the landscape of games journalism? Between his co-founding the one-and-only Polygon.com, and oh, by the way, help co-found a pretty amazing charity dealing with mental health issues, Take This, Russ has been hooking and jabbing in video games for some time now. However, his recent departure from Polygon to start his own media firm, Flying Saucer, to help launch Rock Band 4 was a definite departure from what I was expecting from when I sat down with him!

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Hosts:
Stephen "Shanghai Six" Machuga (@ShanghaiSix)

Guests: 
Russ Pitts (@russpitts)
Flying Saucer Media
Polygon.com
TakeThis.org

Audio Editing: Brandon Parker (@ailerongame)

Intro Music: “Bulls of Parade” (chiptune) by Dakota Clark
Community Segment Music: “Fansong” by Dethklok
Outro Music: "Man with the Gun" by PRESS PLAY ON TAPE

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THE GANG IS BACK! Gigi, Quinn and Shanghai are back on the mic to play another round of "Gigi, Have You Played Through The Walking Dead" (you'll never BELIEVE what the answer is!). Quinn tells us harrowing tales of "LineCon" (aka San Diego Comic Con) and running into his BFF Bill Murray, while Gigi complains about Tenbo the Badass Elephant being a little tough to control...you know, like you're platforming with an elephant. Shanghai is in a crisis of conscience about having wasted the last two years of his life playing Udyr in League of Legends and having found a brand new champion to stomp faces with.

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Hosts:
Stephen "Shanghai Six" Machuga (@ShanghaiSix)
Quinn "Soulibon" Sullivan (@Soulibon)
XXXXX "Soapy Warpig" XXXXX (@SoapyWarpig)

Audio Editing: Brandon Parker (@ailerongame)

Intro Music: “Bulls of Parade” (chiptune) by Dakota Clark
Community Segment Music: “Fansong” by Dethklok
Outro Music: "Man with the Gun" by PRESS PLAY ON TAPE

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Category:Front Towards Gamer Radio -- posted at: 5:25 PM

The last ten years of Dean Hall's adult life sounds like he may have been the individual who inspired Dos Equis "The Most Interesting Man in the World" advertising campaign: climbed Mount Everest, New Zealand Army officer, created gaming industry changing video game series DayZ, survived a year in a Singapore Survival School exchange program...the list goes on and on. 

There literally isn't enough to properly interview Dean Hall without a six-hour block of time. So we did the best we could in an hour! We do get a nibble on what is going on over at his new London studio, RocketWerkz, and Ion. 

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Hosts:
Stephen "Shanghai Six" Machuga (@ShanghaiSix)

Guests: 
Dean Hall (@rocket2guns)

Audio Editing: Brandon Parker (@ailerongame)

Intro Music: “Bulls of Parade” (chiptune) by Dakota Clark
Community Segment Music: “Fansong” by Dethklok
Outro Music: "Man with the Gun" by PRESS PLAY ON TAPE

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Category:Front Towards Gamer Radio -- posted at: 8:32 PM

Okay, so apparently despite internet fandom, finding a max resolution picture of games-journalist-turned-game-designer Anthony Gallegos? Far harder than one would expect! Here's a picture of him from his IGN days, if you didn't know what he looked like.anthony, gallegos, ign, comedy button, rebel FM, gazillion, marvel heroes,  daylight

Anyway, I sit down with Anthony "Gallangas" to discuss his bizzare transition from going to school for religious studies to creating exploding doors in video games, to his equally strange inclusion to becoming a co-host of a popular comedy podcast, The Comedy Button!

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Hosts:
Stephen "Shanghai Six" Machuga (@ShanghaiSix)

Guests: 
Anthony Gallegos (@Chufmoney)
Comedy Button Patreon
Rebel FM
Gazillion's Marvel Heroes

Audio Editing: Brandon Parker (@ailerongame)

Intro Music: “Bulls of Parade” (chiptune) by Dakota Clark
Community Segment Music: “Fansong” by Dethklok
Outro Music: "Man with the Gun" by PRESS PLAY ON TAPE

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Category:Front Towards Gamer Radio -- posted at: 5:00 PM

So funny story.

E3 ended, then Shanghai picked up everything and moved to Pittsburgh, so this post E3 podcast completely missed getting published in a timely fashion. However, figured that content is content and the boys put together a solid show, so let's get it posted up!

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Hosts:
Quinn "Soulibon" Sullivan (@Soulibon)
Robert Beach (@23Breach)
Derrick Ford (@DeltaJFord)

Audio Editing: Brandon Parker (@ailerongame)

Intro Music: “Bulls of Parade” (chiptune) by Dakota Clark
Community Segment Music: “Fansong” by Dethklok
Outro Music: "Man with the Gun" by PRESS PLAY ON TAPE

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Direct download: FTGR_283_Final.mp3
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Everyone came out swinging at E3 on Monday, from Microsoft's backwards compatibility to Sony's finally announcing a Final Fantasy VII remake; it was a bloodbath! The Front Towards Gamer crew are there to go over the days highs and lows as far as press conferences go.

Staffers include: Quinn Sullivan, Robert Beach, Derrick Ford, Morgan Park, Stephen "Shanghai Six" Machuga, and interlopers Parker Wilhelm and Lauren "Pink Assassin" discussing random events from the day.

And HITMAN.

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Category:Front Towards Gamer Radio -- posted at: 2:11 PM

Well, the first shots of E3 2015 have been fired, and they left a high water mark for the rest of the week: Fallout 4 ridiculously incredible gameplay, Fallout Shelter announced AND released on iOS after the event, Doom actually looks fairly amazing, Dishonored 2 is a thing that's happening and no one still cares about Battlecry. What did the Front Towards Gamer and Operation Supply Drop teams think of the show?

Joining us for a quick hipfire podcast with reaction are Front Towards Gamer staff Quinn Sullivan, Derrick Ford, Morgan Park, Stephen Machuga, Robert Beach and...associate...Parker Wilhelm.

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Category:Front Towards Gamer Radio -- posted at: 2:23 PM

That's right, gang, it's E3 week, and I'm currently writing this out from our Front Towards Gamer/Operation Supply Drop Los Angeles base of operations right across from the convention center (swanky!).

Before the madness ensues for this week, Robert Beach comes back on to fill the ever rotating third chair for Gigi. Robert talks about being an adorable cat knocking things off shelves in the game Catlateral Damage (see what they did there?), Quinn refuses to stop stop STOP talking about The Witcher 3's Gwent card game and a little taste of some indie fun with Sunset, while Shanghai gets stuck on vacation, but not stuck enough to get some time in with You Must Build a Boat on iOS.

Happy E3 week, y'all!

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Hosts:
Stephen "Shanghai Six" Machuga (@ShanghaiSix)
Quinn "Soulibon" Sullivan (@Soulibon)
Robert Beach (@23Breach)

Audio Editing: Brandon Parker (@ailerongame)

Intro Music: “Bulls of Parade” (chiptune) by Dakota Clark
Community Segment Music: “Fansong” by Dethklok
Outro Music: "Man with the Gun" by PRESS PLAY ON TAPE

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Direct download: FTGR_281_Final.mp3
Category:Front Towards Gamer Radio -- posted at: 7:39 PM

Sorry, no livestream this week as one of us didn't feel like putting on their face. I'm going to give you three guesses who that might be and your first two don't count.

Anyway, this week, we continue to wade through the bog that is The Witcher 3, but this time, with a different angle. Gigi and Quinn chatter on about all things Gwent related, Gigi groans about having to do gameguides for Destiny's end game content, while Shanghai gets a little time in about Double Fine's Massive Chalice (check out our review here!) while trying to not fall asleep in a flurry of Gwent conversation.

And GASP! Did we get an iTunes review? We slavishly read over it multiple times, trying to parse out meaning. Make sure to leave us a five-star review in iTunes and you'll be read on the show as well!

Hosts:
Stephen "Shanghai Six" Machuga (@ShanghaiSix)
Quinn "Soulibon" Sullivan (@Soulibon)
XXXXX "Soapy Warpig" XXXXX (@SoapyWarpig)

Audio Editing: Brandon Parker (@ailerongame)

Intro Music: “Bulls of Parade” (chiptune) by Dakota Clark
Community Segment Music: “Fansong” by Dethklok
Outro Music: "Man with the Gun" by PRESS PLAY ON TAPE

Missed last week's episode of Front Towards Gamer Radio? It's right here!

Direct download: FTGR_279_Final.mp3
Category:Front Towards Gamer Radio -- posted at: 8:03 PM