The Walruscast 8 – The Jazz Dragon

As a game master, do you ever find your players slow to advance the plot? Do they refuse to stop haggling with the local blacksmith? Do they keep walking past that lever without investigating it? Do they just not get down and funky when required? Then The Jazz Dragon is here to help. Garunteed to bring funk, groove, and sagely jazz-based advice to any game!

In this episode:

  • Pandy is trying out the six day week suggested in this XKCD strip
  • Team Fortress 2 is now free… no, really
  • The TF2 meet the team videos
  • Starwars Galaxies is going away, upsetting all of sixteen people
  • Nox
  • Andrew forgets to makes notes of most of the topics discussed

This week we will be playing: The Ur-Quan Masters (aka. Star Control 2)

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The Walruscast 7 – Bacon Bound Hiphopogryph

This week we are joined by no one. Forever alone. We do introduce a new our first recurring segment though, which may be stolen. Fuck hole.

In this episode:

  • The Duke of Nuke, the video Pandy refers to is here
  • Neverwinter Nights, which is by the best developer ever – Bioware!
  • Discussion on the shapes and sizes wizards come in
  • Character customisation and World of Warcraft’s overabundance of dragons
  • Knights of the Old Republic 2, which isn’t by the best developer ever
  • Magic: the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers: Attack of the Subtitles: 2012
  • We introduce our first assignment, an idea totally ripped off from the excellent Video Games Hot Dog podcast
  • And fuck hole

This week we will be playing: Nox

We will be playing online, look for servers with names along the lines of [Walrus]Quest, the password will be “walrus”. Nox isn’t available on any digital distribution services sadly, but if you order the discs you can download the files whilst you’re waiting for snail mail to catch up. The link provided includes all the patches, the free expansion (which we will primarily be playing) and a noCD patch (required to play on vista of windows 7, yes even if you have the CD, we’ve tried). Playing online will ask you to register, the game’s original servers no longer exist so you can enter any login information without registering and it will work as long as no one else is using the same name as you. Any additional technical issues can probably be fixed by a quick peruse here.

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The Walruscast 6 – Utility Belt of Holding

This week we are joined by special guest James Lorimer – of our new intro fame – in order to celebrate the birthday of one of our hosts. Who is it? Myke? only time will tell.

In this episode:

  • We are recording on Myke’s birthday, party hats were mandatory for the entire recording
  • Links to James’ goods forthcoming
  • Our guest talks about Battlefield and Deadspace
  • We whinge about Jubilee yet again
  • The Saxxy awards can be found here
  • Myke plays a crappy phone game
  • Infamous vs Prototype
  • Myke rants about PC gamers, everyone else rebuts
  • John Gabriel’s Greater Internet Fuckwad Theory is invoked
  • And bears. I think
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The Walruscast 5 – Exterminate Spiderman

Children, despair not, you have survived the week and as a reward we deliver unto you episode five of the Walruscast. As an extra special bonus, we’ve even managed to stop escalating episode lengths. Progress!

In this episode:

  • The Marvel Overpower card game
  • We show Jubilee the love she deserves
  • We talk about Portal 2 yet again, we promise we aren’t getting paid to do that
  • Little big Planet discussion starts
  • We talk about some SOE PC games for half an hour
  • Little Big planet discussion ends
  • Myke has a man crush on the Starwars Galaxies emulator project
  • We finish up with Frozen Synapse, the buy-one get-one free deal can be found here
  • Something else? Maybe? Yeah, something else for sure
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The Walruscast 4 – Trollboob.jpg

Episode four has arrived, on time for once, but only just, no thanks to those meddling kids. We, uh, may have ran over time. Again.

In this episode:

  • We are joined by special guest Sam, who as far as you know has never been on the ‘cast
  • Techno Nazi
  • The game review score discussion, le sigh
  • We each answer the most important question we will ever face
  • Red Dead Island
  • Red Undead Island
  • Andy recommends Xpadder to Myke and any listeners looking to use console controllers with PC games
  • A new element is discovered – crows
  • Cockroachcaine
  • Myke, Sam and Pandy talk about attending the Collectormania convention
  • Plenty more unspeakable shenanigans
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The Walruscast 3 Round Two – My Name Is URL

We record episode three again, with devastating effects. It isn’t our usual recording day, we’re using an experimental audio set up and it’s starting to get pretty late; what could possibly go wrong? Well…

In this episode:

  • We engage wrestlemode
  • Balai mentions Infinite Eve Online Universe Toolbox or something
  • The Classycast makes a guest appearance during a not-break
  • A little Portal 2
  • Webcomics are mentioned, kind of. This is the Penny Arcade Andy refers to
  • A teaser for our new podcast – The Porncast – is released
  • Stealth vs Running and Gunning
  • Hitman needs cooperative play
  • Mark lies about throwing knives
  • Edit at Mark’s request: The Chief spits some whack shit about throwing knives
  • The Saint’s Row phenomenon
  • Some bullshit
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The Walruscast 3 – Silence Is Golden

This week we were plagued not by audio issues in the recording, but setup issues during the recording. Three hours were invested into coaxing our new audio rig into life, which was very embarrassing in the presence of a guest to the show. Eventually we decided to revert back to our previous configuration temporarily. Fate, it would seem, had other plans, and by fate, I am of course talking about Audacity, which decided that saving was for losers; creating empty folders apparently being where the real action is at.

TLDR: No episode this week, sorry.

The Walruscast 2 – Open Air Brothel

Late as always, and undoubtedly rife with audio issues, here is episode two. Joined by special guests Allan and Shagal, who may just be one person, this is easily the best episode that has a two in it that we have recorded to date.

In this episode:

  • We open with… a contents page?
  • Myke was in Shanghai and has no interesting stories about it
  • Discussion of box art
  • A new Batman gadget is unveiled
  • Andy has been dealing with some tech support lines recently, expect to see him arrested for murder within the week
  • The BBC got hipster all over Andy’s television (image)
  • Making fights in games scary, specifically pen & paper RPGs
  • …And plenty more sports fans!
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iTunes

The Walruscast has been approved for iTunes! Horray! If any iTunes users out there would leave us a rating or review on our page, it’d be greatly appreciated.

Episode 3 Episode 2 will, like all episodes thus far, be delayed, this time it isn’t waiting for editing, but waiting for everyone to all be in the same country. We promise that it won’t spend as long in the cutting room as previous episodes though, so our rambling and lies will be up to date.

The Walruscast 1 – The New Elvis

We’re down to a paltry week later than intended this time around, progress! The audio issues from the previous episode should be resolved now except in a few places, and all email adresses mentioned in the episode are real, so good times. We still have that lame intro though.

Edit: It seems the music from the first break lasts a few seconds too long. Sorry about that guys.

In this episode:

  • We discuss the third Humble Bundle
  • Andy says some mean things about Kick It, despite it being a work in progress
  • Quick Save – All games need it
  • The Chief volunteers his eyes for a very special cause, if you’d like to help out, please contact him at penisfund@spacewalrus.net
  • Anti-piracy methods we approve of
  • The Bee Gees. A fair bit of this discussion had to be cut from the episode due to yet more audio issues
  • Myke and Andy reveal their inability to memorise the months in the year
  • Controversy!
  • Difficulty in games
  • Min/Maxing
  • Open world RPGs vs the more linear approach
  • Some other topics
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