Hiddennode – Episode 60 – Dealing With “It”

First post-Dog Days of Podcasting episode. Today we talk a bit about what’s going on in my head and why I trailed off at the end of the DDoP. The episode covers some heavy topics for me and if you’re looking for a happy show, this episode isn’t it. I drop a warner before the episode in case you’re still not sure.

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Some of the tunage I’m listening to right now:


Dog Days Of Podcast 2014 – Modern Simulation – 26

I sleepily talking about cooking today, and then get back to a talk on modern gaming and thoughts on the decrease of gaming versus casual gaming.

Check out episode 26 now:


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Today’s video is a trailer for a great recent game showing that you don’t need the best graphics to be awesome: Cave Story.


Dog Days Of Podcast 2014 – Podcastinating – 25

Talking about my own podcast projects over the years. What happened to them, why they failed, why they succeeded, and which ones are still alive.

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Today’s video has nothing to do with the podcast, just an awesome video of a guy finding himself through gaming, when his body can no longer act.


Dog Days Of Podcast 2014 – MMO’s and Imagechaos – 24

Today I have Andrew Eckhart on to talk about MMO’s, and the game we met in, Champions Online. Take a trip down memory lane as we discuss role-playing drama and evolution of communities.

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Today’s link is Andrew’s Book, The Last Mage: The Interview, available on Kindle.

Dog Days Of Podcast 2014 – F7 Lans – 23

So, the comments made in this episode are tied closely to my view points. They are focused on what was once a great awesome growing community, F7lans. Since their splintering in 2010 to F7lans and Gibbed Gaming, they haven’t quite been able to bounce back.

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Hey, check out this episode of the F7 webcast, by Duffers and Longcat. They took over things after the F7 Podcast went defunct. I miss listening to their antics.


Dog Days Of Podcast 2014 – It’s a Podcast – 21

Listening to this episode makes me want to go relisten to Wingin’ It.

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No video, but look, I did find a Way With Words show. It’s still a thing! http://www.waywordradio.org/


Dog Days Of Podcast 2014 – Among The Communities – 20

Being the oldest member of the group put me in a weird position during 2006-2007 years, when most of the members were still younger than 21, many even under 18. Those years I felt the need to act more like a mature role-model than I do now, as I felt almost parental in my concerns and hopes for the kids we gamed with. I like to think they turned out just as messed up as the rest of us did.

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Today’s video is Dakota’s and Andrew’s gameplay of Horde.


Dog Days Of Podcast 2014 – Emerald Dreams – 19

In 2006 the gaming group ran a private server of a certain popular MMO. Running the game with a small group was a lovely experience that slowly decayed through a loss of developmental focus.

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Today’s video is the Game Grumps playing PT, which has nothing to do with the podcast episode.


Dog Days Of Podcast 2014 – Dystopia and Becoming Null – 18

I started using the handle Nulloperations in the fall of 2005. I picked the name when I started to play the Half-Life 2 Mod Dystopia. TIme in this group was a mix of wide eyed optimism that became group elitism that helped the game become less and less popular. The reaction to the large gaming community Tactical Gamer helped show off just how much the Dys community pushed away new players who could help keep the game alive.

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Today’s video is the Dystopia Tutorial.

The Ramblings of a Distracted Writer