Front Towards Gamer Radio

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After months of hunting, we were finally able to secure an interview with one of the biggest names in video games out there right now, Mr. Troy Baker. You may not know him by sight, but, oh, buddy, do you know his voice! He's been providing voices for major triple A video games for over a decade now, from taking over for Mark Hamill's irreplaceable performance as The Joker from Batman to another well dressed sociopath, Pagan Min from Far Cry 4. Shanghai Six talks with him about his bizarre start doing radio commercials, what it was like working with Kevin Spacey on the set of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and what it's like trying to put out a record (his album "Sitting in the Fire" released in October) in the day of age of rampant piracy and services like Spotify and Pandora.

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

Guests: 
Troy Baker (@TroyBakerVA)

Also, check out Troy's website where you can get his album "Sitting in the Fire"!

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: 2:00 PM

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The gang is all back together for this week's show, with Gamergirltalk coming back from reconstructive naming surgery; she will no longer be referred to as "Gamer Girl Talk" but her Xbox Live gamer tag, "Soapy Warpig". Because, you know, video games. But none of it matters, because she'll always be "Gigi" to us!

Regardless, all three of the hosts have played The Order: 1886 and have a variety of thoughts on the snippet of a gorgeous game, while Gigi rails on the dumb teenage photographer Maxine Caulfield from Life is Strange, and Quinn discusses Telltale Games and Liongate doing something in the television market, because as you all know, video games adapted for television ALWAYS work out so well.

Remember, every five-star review we get in iTunes, we'll read out in the community segment! #dangle

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Hosts:
Stephen "Shanghai Six" Machuga (@ShanghaiSix)
Quinn "Soulibon" Sullivan (@Soulibon)
XXXX "Gigi" 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: 7:26 PM

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League of Legends Diamond-ranked jungle professor FoxDropLoL stops by the podcast this week to talk about his crazy streaming/Youtube recording schedule, what his plans are for both Season 5 and the days when League of Legends is out of the gaming world spotlight, what he's been doing recently to fight the burn out associated with a Twitch/Youtube schedule...and most importantly...what exactly IS a "FoxDrop"?

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

Guests: 
XXXXX "FoxDropLoL" XXXXX (@FoxDropLoL)

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: 10:02 PM

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The boys are forced again to fend for themselves while Mama Bear Gigi takes another siesta for this week's show, likely having something to do with a work-related injury involving her 3DS and Animal Crossing. Shanghai Six gets down with Sunless Sea and a little more Darkest Dungeon, while Quinn barks about Evolve's outrageous downloadable content plan...but still loves the game. Of course, we talk about "war never changing" with the announcement of the first ever Bethesda E3 press release and the withdrawal of video game "drunk uncle" Peter "Promised-But-Failed-to-Deliver-Again" from the media spotlight after yet another debacle.

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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_257_Final.mp3
Category:Front Towards Gamer Radio -- posted at: 5:19 AM

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Front Towards Gamer Radio's host who is missing a Y chromosome is unable to attend the taping due to garbage mass transit issues, so Quinn and Shanghai do battle with an hour of air time without their Animal Crossing-obsessed co-host. Quinn talks the Grim Fandango remastered edition and how sweet the second episode of Telltale's Game of Thrones game is, while Shanghai goes over the Call of Cthulu-esque dungeon crawler Darkest Dungeon, while both of them discuss the bizarre supernatural Gone Home knock-off, Life is Strange and whether or not its worth your $20...and how badass King Abdullah of Jordan is. 

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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_256_Final.mp3
Category:Front Towards Gamer Radio -- posted at: 8:23 PM

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In an extremely meta-interview, Operation Supply Drop founder and chief program officer, Stephen "Shanghai Six" Machuga, sits down and talks with his good friend and Operation Supply Drop chief executive officer, Glenn "Commander" Banton about the future of the charity and what lies ahead, how Glenn went from a fan of the charity to the CEO in just over a year, and how he went from skinny tech-geek basketball player to champion for the military and "blackpowder therapy" enthusiast! 

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

Guests: 
Glenn "Commander" Banton (@CommanderBanton)

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_255_Final.mp3
Category:Front Towards Gamer Radio -- posted at: 7:55 PM

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The gang's all here for the show, and it gets hot and heavy right out of the gate, with Gigi talking about her torrid sexual affairs in Dragon Age Inquisition, Quinn not exactly being scared or impressed by Kojima's PT (Playable Trailer) demo or Resident Evil 2 HD, while the League of Legends fan Shanghai finally gets hands on with the closed Heroes of the Storm beta and gets to parkour around Harran in Dying Light!

Remember, every five-star review we get in iTunes, we'll read out in the community segment! #dangle

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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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Category:Front Towards Gamer Radio -- posted at: 6:25 PM

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

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

Direct download: FTGR_250_Final.mp3
Category:Front Towards Gamer Radio -- posted at: 3:57 PM