TL;DL 17: This is just a really good podcast about videogames

Times get tough, Lives need to be lived. 2012 was a year for a lot of things, but one of them didn't really involve recording a podcast. I checked, the last TL;DL podcast happened on August 15 2011. That was a long as time ago. So we decided to get back into the swing of things if only because 2012 was over. Contenders Bonbolapti, Ossi, Bene, ApathyLad, Aurahack, Vidiot and quiet newcomer Erz gather and squabble like children. Goddamn Children. Normally we'd also have DolphinButter on the mic, but he had the equally important job of recording.Oh yeah, and we still haven't mastered Ventrilo, so expect some really weird ass cuts.

Plus the fact that we haven't done this in a long time, also introduces the longest podcast we've probably ever done!

  • What is probably a compliment to our professionalism, We start the podcast over spilt tea.
  • Game of the Year Talk? Nah, it's been done. So let's just discuss the fundamentals of Indie games and Triple A games.
  • UNGREATFUL CHILDREN
  • NEXT GEN STUFF
  • I already forget what's being talked about on this podcast.
  • Some Dishonoured talk
  • Frog Fractions begets Furry-dom
  • Serious Pokemon Discussion.
  • FFXIII-1-2-3
  • what's to look forward to in 2013? Serious topics are Serioused.
  • Such Serious Topics are Serious Zelda talk.

That's all we got for now, I know it's been a long as time, so honestly, thanks for living. I'm also thinking that since I have proper internet space now, I'll be able to archive all the TL;DL episodes and set up something on iTunes... that's how it works right?

UPDATE: EDIT: GUESS WHAT: OMG: iTUNES LINK MOTHER EFERRSSSSS

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Edited by bonbolapti

Times get tough, Lives need to be lived. 2012 was a year for a lot of things, but one of them didn't really involve recording a podcast. I checked, the last TL;DL podcast happened on August 15 2011. That was a long as time ago. So we decided to get back into the swing of things if only because 2012 was over. Contenders Bonbolapti, Ossi, Bene, ApathyLad, Aurahack, Vidiot and quiet newcomer Erz gather and squabble like children. Goddamn Children. Normally we'd also have DolphinButter on the mic, but he had the equally important job of recording.Oh yeah, and we still haven't mastered Ventrilo, so expect some really weird ass cuts.

Plus the fact that we haven't done this in a long time, also introduces the longest podcast we've probably ever done!

  • What is probably a compliment to our professionalism, We start the podcast over spilt tea.
  • Game of the Year Talk? Nah, it's been done. So let's just discuss the fundamentals of Indie games and Triple A games.
  • UNGREATFUL CHILDREN
  • NEXT GEN STUFF
  • I already forget what's being talked about on this podcast.
  • Some Dishonoured talk
  • Frog Fractions begets Furry-dom
  • Serious Pokemon Discussion.
  • FFXIII-1-2-3
  • what's to look forward to in 2013? Serious topics are Serioused.
  • Such Serious Topics are Serious Zelda talk.

That's all we got for now, I know it's been a long as time, so honestly, thanks for living. I'm also thinking that since I have proper internet space now, I'll be able to archive all the TL;DL episodes and set up something on iTunes... that's how it works right?

UPDATE: EDIT: GUESS WHAT: OMG: iTUNES LINK MOTHER EFERRSSSSS

Posted by aurahack

200mb?! Dude, what bitrate was this recorded at? ._.

Posted by bonbolapti

@aurahack: that's a good question. I hadn't realized the size till I started downloading all the old ones. I think I'mma fix that.

Posted by Ossi

Had a great time on the podcast and hell yea it was long! That's probably what happens when we build up a years worth of stuff to talk about.

Posted by bonbolapti

@Ossi: and I'm sure we've only scratched the surface a bit :P

Posted by Arbie

Was so much fun :-)

Edited by captain_clayman

Is this on itunes?

EDIT: Apparently not. Put it on itunes. I'm always down for new podcasts.

Edited by bonbolapti

@captain_clayman: that's something that I'll get around to doing, we haven't been able to for a long time because we've had no proper webspace to use.

Posted by Daveyo520

I hear this is a podcast.

Edited by I_smell

First time listening: The way every microphone clicks in and out is really really distracting.
 
lol thanks for not talking about Mass Effect 3. Hey did you know FEZ and Retro City Rampage were in development for years before they came out? As those games started to form, the whole idea for indie retro games wasn't really tired yet. So that's kinda sad for those guys.
 
Hey a few minutes in, this aint bad!!!!!!!!!! Usually listening to some dude's podcast is like 1-star awful and I quit out after 10 minutes, but if this can get over the hump of having that awkward Skype-conversation pausing stuff then yeah I could listen to every episode.

Posted by Daveyo520

@I_smell: Just don't listen to the never released episode 0.

Posted by Arbie

@Daveyo520: Sounds dangerous!

Posted by Daveyo520

@Arbie: It is! My stupid voice is on it! I am also sure no copies exist.

Posted by Arbie

@Daveyo520: That's a shame. I'd have liked to hear it. =]

Posted by Daveyo520

@Arbie: Ask Bon, he may have kept it for some reason.

Posted by bonbolapti

@Daveyo520: A pretty good one too.

@I_smell: thanks! and I agree about the stilted audio. Ventrilo has a serious lag problem when it comes to recording, we just have to get back into the habit of holding the talk button down a little longer.

Edited by I_smell

lol it's funny how someone tries to get Arbie to join in like once every 30 minutes.
 
So here's an interesting addition to the Zelda conversation: Everyone's first Zelda game is surprising.
The big open fantasy format is great for exploring, and not knowing what you'll find. When you meet the gorons for the first time, or swim to the bottom of Lake Hylia it's brand new. When you bomb the first crack in a wall it's exciting because you think about all the times you've seen that before and the world gets that much deeper.
BUT- in every game after that they do the same things. Playing your second Zelda game, you're already looking out for red boulders, and you can already guess what this boomerang-shaped hole in your inventory is. There's no discovery or exploration any more, or there's much less of it, because we all know that you can walk on lava if you wear the red tunic before we even put the disc in.
 
FEZ was a game heavily inspired by Zelda, and that TOTALLY DID have the sensation of slowly figuring out where you are, piecing together the boundaries of the world, and uncovering a bunch of genuine secrets. I think Zelda should do the Bioshock Infinite thing of just throwing everything out: no more Death Mountain, no more Hookshot, no more Ganon, and make a game where you don't know how high the cieling is, and you can't already guess what the "ice dungeon" is gonna be like before you get there.
I thought I'd write this down cos you guys all seemed unified on keeping all that stuff there, and I feel the opposite way. Note though I've not played every Zelda game.

Posted by Arbie

@I_smell:I like the idea you're putting forward about Zelda. =] I can't remember who said it but they spoke about wanting to see Zelda move forward from where it seems to be staying. I love Zelda as it is, but you're right. I think I'd love it more if it were to change, yet still of course keep its Zelda-ness about it. I seem to keep going back to OoT rather than buying more Zelda games because in OoT that's the Hyrule I liked. Or, maybe a more accurate thing would be to say, that's the nostalgic feeling I liked! I didn't care much for being able to control weapons with the wii-mote, if anything I found it a nuisance. I want to see Link in a different era, but then I don't want to see him dual-wielding shotguns... well maybe! I guess I'm just one of those people who wants something different but doesn't know what they want! Oh wow, imagine renegade or paragon Link? I always liked Dark Link... =p

Posted by Fattony12000

At this rate, I'm just going to have do a 3 hour podcast all by my fucking self aren't I?

@bonbolapti: DLing now. Looks meaty! You should try Mumble or Skype or some other dope recording software instead.

Posted by Aegon

@Fattony12000 said:

At this rate, I'm just going to have do a 3 hour podcast all by my fucking self aren't I?

@bonbolapti: DLing now. Looks meaty! You should try Mumble or Skype or some other dope recording software instead.

We should all have podcasts, no?

Posted by Fattony12000

@Aegon: EVERYONE DO A SOLO PODCAST AND THEN I'LL DO A MASH UP OF ALL THOSE PODCASTS TOGETHER.

Posted by bonbolapti

@Fattony12000: We've done the skype thing before, which is why we're doing it in vent apparently. what's the benefit of mumble compared to ventrillo?

Posted by Apathylad
Posted by bonbolapti

@Apathylad: cute

Posted by Xeiphyer

Sick shoutout to me!

Next time i'll totally join in!~

Posted by bonbolapti

@Xeiphyer: Next time, in a tomorrow kind of way? lawlawlawl

Posted by Xeiphyer

@bonbolapti: I gotta work sunday so I wont be around. I'll be free monday/tues though.

Posted by SecondPersonShooter

Who do I see about getting on this podcast next time? I miss all you guys.

Posted by bonbolapti

@SecondPersonShooter: I usually just talk my head off about it on the twitter, if anything, it keeps you posted!

Posted by charlie_victor_bravo

That one dude has a scarf while he is indoors. He is no pilot. I am not downloading this.

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Posted by I_smell
@Fattony12000 said:

@Aegon: EVERYONE DO A SOLO PODCAST AND THEN I'LL DO A MASH UP OF ALL THOSE PODCASTS TOGETHER.

That actually sounds really funny, if everyone just guesses where the conversation went.