Front Towards Gamer Radio

For most people, the art of "speedrunning" a video game is a dark, dark one that seems impossible to all but the craziest and most dedicated of gamers. How else can you explain the hundreds upon hundreds of hours of training in a single game to find a glitch or a new critical path to find a way to shave six seconds off your completion time? With this level of curiosity, Shanghai Six sits down with Dark Souls 2 speedrunner who goes by the handle Oginam, who at this year's "Awesome Games Done Quick", beat the game in just over an hour. Yes, you heard me right. An hour. 

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

Guests: 
"Oginam" @Oginam_TV
Oginam's Twitch Channel (where the magic happens): http://www.twitch.tv/oginam

Audio Editing: Brandon Parker (@ailerongame)

Intro Music: “Bulls of Parade” (chiptune) by Dakota Clark

Direct download: FTGR_252.mp3
Category:Front Towards Gamer Radio -- posted at: 6:41 PM

The first Front Towards Gamer Radio interview in over a year, and we kick off 2015 with a doozy! Do you like Dark Souls? Well, what about a stylized, 2D Dark Souls? Well, look no further, because James and Michelle Silva, the two-headed juggernaut that makes up Ska Studios, has just the answer for you with Salt and Sanctuary! The Silvas also talk about where they came up with the concept of one of their first big hits, The Dishwasher, the transition from being an Microsoft developer and jumping over to Sony for the PS4, and why they changed their name from the original studio name, Totally Screwed?

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

Guests: (Wow, haven't had to type this section in awhile!):
James Silva: @jamezilla
Michelle Juett Silva: @shelldragon
Ska Studios: http://ska-studios.com/

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: 7:14 PM

The big "TWO-FIVE-ZERO" and fortunately, the whole gang shows up for the momentous occasion! Four and a half years of podcasting later, and I feel the three of us deserve medals (hence the picture this week!). 

Anyway, for the big show, Gigi continues to duck The Walking Dead in lieu of some unwanted sexual advances in Dragon Age Inquisition (oooh, hair sweater), Quinn apparently gets stuck on a desert island and manages to play through the entirety of a Final Fantasy on his iPhone, while Shanghai Six, as per the contract, complains about his losing streak in League of Legends and discusses the bizarrely humorous (and cheating bastard) roguelike game that is Dungeonmans on Steam.

And as always, leave those five star reviews on iTunes and we'll happily read them out during the show! 

Oooh, and we made the jump to Stitcher as well now, so if you're not a big iTunes fan, you can get your fix there as well now!

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Hosts:
Stephen "Shanghai Six" Machuga (@ShanghaiSix)
Quinn "Soulibon" Sullivan (@Soulibon)
XXXX "Gigi" XXXXX (@GamerGirlTalk)

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_250_Final.mp3
Category:Front Towards Gamer Radio -- posted at: 3:57 PM

Quinn and Shanghai two man the show this week as Gigi claims she’s helping sick zombies in Zimbabwe during recording time, so the two make a go of it talking about the new year. Shanghai continues his drive through Dragon Age Inquisition on Nightmare difficulty (surprise, it’s no joke) and dipping one gnarled toe back into the World of Warcraft pool, while Quinn discusses how he almost went to CES and is actually playing…Star Wars Galaxies? Wha…?

AND WE GOT ITUNES REVIEWS! WHOO-HOO!

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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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Direct download: FTGR_249_Final.mp3
Category:Front Towards Gamer Radio -- posted at: 7:21 PM

 Well, you bastards, you really went and did it this time. All Shanghai Six wanted was a single iTunes review for the holidays to show co-host and Miss Know-it-All Gigi that someone among the hundreds of listeners we get a week could prove that you actually exist. To prove to her that you're not just a collective of several hundred computers accidentally set to download the show each week automatically. But could you do it? No. Not one.

I don't even know why I'm writing, you're not reading this, are you? ARE YOU?

Well, I believe in you, so I'm not killing us all just yet. In the meantime as I decide whether to commit murder/suicide on all the cast members when we hit episode 250, we talked about the truckload of games that Gigi got for Christmas, Shanghai's violent flu that kept him in bed and playing bizarre anime games on the Vita like Danganrompa: Trigger Happy Havoc (damn fine game, mind you), and Quinn actually took some time out to noodle around on Rocksmith to learn a thing or two about guitars.

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Hosts:
Stephen "Shanghai Six" Machuga (@ShanghaiSix)
Quinn "Soulibon" Sullivan (@Soulibon)
XXXX "Gigi" XXXXX (@GamerGirlTalk)

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_248_Final.mp3
Category:Front Towards Gamer Radio -- posted at: 3:45 AM

ATTENTION: Front Towards Gamer Radio fans, we need your help!

Show host Gigi doesn't believe that anyone is listening to the show, and we need to prove it to her that you are! She thinks that we can't get a SINGLE five-star iTunes review for Front Towards Gamer Radio by the time our next show goes live (episode 248). It's Christmas time, so we're asking to show her that she's wrong and people ARE in fact listening to the show! We've got several hundred downloads every week, so unless hundreds of computers are simply downloading the show and never listening to it, this should be a simple request! If you've already left a review and want to help, simply go back in and update it!

1. Click here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/front-towards-gamer-radio/id368387326?mt=2
2. Click "View in Itunes"
3. Click on "Ratings and Reviews"
4. Click "Write a Review" and let's show this lady how we do things in Brooklyn!

And what do we want you to write? We simply want you to write into your review to ask Gigi to finally play through The Walking Dead by Telltale Games.

All right, folks, let's get after it! Happy holidays!

- Stephen "Shanghai Six" Machuga

Okay, now that we've got this out of the way, this week's show has Gigi, Shanghai and Quinn discussing the vacuum of games post holiday, including Quinn's time jumping back into Eve: Online, Shanghai getting back into the swing of League of Legends and continuing to grind through Dragon Age: Inquisition on Nightmare difficulty, and Gigi talks about her time in Game of Thrones...yes, the zombie lover has played through Game of Thrones and still has NOT played through The Walking Dead (hence the iTunes review request :P)

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Hosts:
Stephen "Shanghai Six" Machuga (@ShanghaiSix)
Quinn "Soulibon" Sullivan (@Soulibon)
XXXX "Gigi" XXXXX (@GamerGirlTalk)

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_247_Final.mp3
Category:Front Towards Gamer Radio -- posted at: 3:48 AM

Down a host, Quinn and Shanghai wonder what they're going to talk about without their British sidekick Gigi...and then proceed to vomit on the microphone for a full hour about the news coming out of both the Video Game Awards and the Playstation Experience! Who says the end of the year has no news to talk about? Also, Game of Thrones, how Tales From the Borderlands put Quinn to sleep and, of course, the 100 hour RPG on everyone's plates, Dragon Age Inquisition!

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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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Direct download: FTGR_246_Final.mp3
Category:Front Towards Gamer Radio -- posted at: 10:57 PM

The gang gathers to have Gigi talk about nasty Americans with their nasty American traditions, including Black Friday fun and Thanksgiving! Unfortunately, she's so busy being smug about being British and proper that she didn't play anything worth except of course, "Fancy Life" (aka Fantasy Life). Quinn chats about his time with Telltale's Game of Thrones and beating Dragon Age Inquisition, while Shanghai gives the once over to King Pagan Min in Far Cry 4 and a trip in the way back machine with Gigi on what in the hell the Persona system is in Persona 4 Golden!

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Hosts:
Stephen "Shanghai Six" Machuga (@ShanghaiSix)
Quinn "Soulibon" Sullivan (@Soulibon)
XXXX "Gigi" XXXXX (@GamerGirlTalk)

Audio Editing: Dylan Tierney (@phazon117)

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_245_Final.mp3
Category:Front Towards Gamer Radio -- posted at: 2:26 AM

Shanghai and GiGi are out this week which leaves Quinn to come in and pick up all the pieces with our Reviews Editor, Rhys Egner, and our community mannager, Elle Therio. Elle starts off with talking about how the new Goat Simulator update is filled with lies and bullshit; then Rhys makes the obvious comparison that Goat Simulator is just "Just Cause with Tongue." After that we discuss how Ubisoft can't seem to finish a game on time, and talk about our possible game of the year, Dragon Age Inquisition. Also, Rhys and Quinn get really excited about Just Cause 3...like "four year old girl meeting Elsa at Disneyland" excited.

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Hosts:
Quinn "Soulibon" Sullivan (@Soulibon)
Rhys "Triscuitable" Egner (@Triscuitable)
Elle "xSparr0w" Therio (@xSparr0w)

Audio Editing: Brandon Parker (@aileronrollgame)

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_244_Final.mp3
Category:Front Towards Gamer Radio -- posted at: 5:50 PM

The boys struggle to find themselves in a world without Gigi, who is off writing reviews for GamesRadar this week. Instead, Shanghai Six talks about ALL the games, including finishing off Sunset Overdrive and the glory that is Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, popping in Lords of the Fallen and getting some time in on Civilization Beyond Earth while waiting on Assassin's Creed Unity to ship for next week. Quinn talks about how he thinks Stan Lee is a racist old man and his hate of Titanfall. We probably shouldn't have him back on the show. :)

Like what you hear? Subscribe to Front Towards Gamer Radio here on iTunes!

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

Audio Editing: Brandon Parker (@aileronrollgame)

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: FTGR243_More_Like_KKKomikaze.mp3
Category:Front Towards Gamer Radio -- posted at: 7:15 PM