Front Towards Gamer Radio

We sit down with Operation Supply Drop ambassador Malik Forte to talk about his coming up through the ranks of Walmart to his becoming a music producer and what got him in the business of being a dork for a living as a Nerdist host!

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

Guests: 
Malik Forte (@Malik4Play)

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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Quinn and Shanghai go a little off the rails this week talking about non-gaming stuff. Where do they think they are, on the Giant Bomb-cast? They do manage to handle the show deftly without Miss GamerGirl joining them again as she was called away by Scotland Yard to defuse a bomb in downtown NorthhampmansShine, as she normally does.  Shanghai gets some time in with Mike Bithell's new title Volume, while Quinn gets a hand-me-down PS3 and hands on with the Metal Gear Solid Legacy collection, which should get him up to speed with that ridiculous story.

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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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Quinn and Shanghai swing in as the dynamic duo without Batgirl Gigi this week to discuss how World of Warcraft just ain't cuttin' the mustard any more as a game type (at least for them), while Shanghai talks about crawling simulator Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, tough-as-nails space shoot-em-up Galak-z, and brick jumping simulator The Swindle! 

Make sure to leave a five-star review on iTunes if you want to be read on the show in the community segment! 

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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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Category:Front Towards Gamer Radio -- posted at: 2:59 PM

THIS PODCAST IS FULL OF HER STORY SPOILERS. DO NOT LISTEN IF YOU HAVE NOT FINISHED HER STORY!

You have been warned.

Shanghai sits down with Sam Barlow, the creative mind behind the full motion video throwback detective game, Her Story. We  discuss what exactly made him decide to break out a camera for video instead of 8-16 bit route that's so en vogue right now, what he's doing to deal with people complaining that Her Story is little more than a glorified search engine, and what the process of shooting video for a week straight with one other person, the actress Viva Seifert?

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

Guests: 
Sam Barlow (@MrSamBarlow)

Her Story landing page

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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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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Category:Front Towards Gamer Radio -- posted at: 3:38 PM