SGJ Podcast #48: Drowning in Immersion



Hey folks, welcome to the latest episode of the Space Game Junkie Podcast. I apologize for getting this up so late, as Jim sent it to me days ago, but I had the busiest weekend ever, so I didn’t really have time to put it up until now. I also don’t have time to do the detailed show notes this week either (I might have to pair those down in general since they take an awful long time sometimes). :( On a happier note, Jim and I talk about a lot of awesome stuff, like news, games we’re playing and immersion in video games, based on our own experiences plus those you — our awesome readers — shared with us. It made for a great discussion, and we hope you enjoy it. :)

As always, you can leave comments below, or contact us at if you’d like to contact us directly. Also, while I’m thinking of it, we’re thinking of doing some kind of write-in show, so hey, write us with questions you have and we’ll answer ‘em on a future show. ;) Thanks for listening, as always folks! :)

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SGJ Podcast #36: Delving into the Depths of Despai…er…Darkstar One

Ring of Boredom...

Ring of Boredom…

Hey folks, welcome to the latest episode of the Space Game Junkie Podcast. This week — at Jim’s behest — we spent time looking at one specific game and talking about it’s…let’s say ups and downs. The game Jim chose was Darkstar One from 2006. Jim chose this because I’ve never spoken highly of it, and he wanted to find out why. Join us, won’t you?

You can also see the video we recorded below from the SGJ channel:

We hope you enjoy either the audio or video versions of the podcast (or both, go crazy!). ;) We also invite you to subscribe to us via iTunes or RSS, and look forward to your comments below. Also, we’re opening up the floor to ideas/topics/guest you’d like us to cover, so if there’s something you’d like our podcast to cover, please let us know. Thanks for listening!

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Audio Q&A: John Harper, Author of “And Here the Wheel”, an Official Elite: Dangerous Novel



When the Elite: Dangerous Kickstarter was running, one of the reward tiers was a “Writer’s Pack” in which authors would get to contribute an original piece of fiction in the Elite: Dangerous universe. It was through this I found out about “And Here the Wheel“, an original novel by John Harper set in the game’s universe. I contacted John a while back to do a written Q&A, but as I stiiiiiink at writing questions for those things, I eventually offered to do an audio Q&A instead, since those are more fun and dynamic. Him being in Wellington, New Zealand and me in Los Angeles made the timing it a bit tricky, but we finally worked it out. I therefore invite to listen to my first interview with an author ever, John Harper, author of “And Here the Wheel” in which we talk about nearly all things Elite as well as the book itself. :)

John also asked if I could promote his publisher’s IndieGoGo campaign, and since the sound like awesome folks, I figured I’d do so. ;) Thanks for listening!

PS. I think it’s funny how my first interview with a composer, Artem Bank, was in text and my first interview with an author is in audio. ;) Just a funny thought, really…


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Spacey Gamey News and Deals 8/10/13-9/3/13: A News Post So Big I Hope It Doesn’t Break the Site…

Help Me Puppy! I'm Burred in News!

Help Me Puppy! I’m Burred in News!

Holy crap, newsiness! It’s been a while since I posted some of this stuff, but DAAAAAYUM has life been crazy. Work has been INSANE, home life has been busy and I had a weird slightly-depressive funk I had to work my way through (nothing bad, just turning 40 stuff mostly), but things are balancing out again, which means it’s time for NEWS, and hooooooly crap is there a ton (over 180 items). Several weeks worth of stuff from all over the map (so much so that this post will likely be written over a mult-day period). This post will be so damned big I’ll have to put it behind a cut just to help make the front page look sane, so here goes…
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SGJ Podcast #19: Random Rambly Bits of Randomness, and Physics!

This Episode Makes About as Much Sense as This Picture.

This Episode Makes About as Much Sense as This Picture.

Hello folks, and welcome to episode 19 of the Space Game Junkie podcast! This week, Jim and I have no guest, and you know what thaaaaat meannnnns. WE TALK ABOUT EVERYTHING. Well, almost everything, both on and off topic, and we kinda have a topic, but we skim it because I’m neither prepared nor intelligent enough to discuss it at length. ;)

As always, please throw your thoughts our way, as we love to hear them, and thanks so much for listening! Enjoy!

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Spacey Game News 6/15-26/13: The Oops-I-Did-It-Again Edition

Stack of Newspapers

So Much Freaking News!

Hellooooo my friends, how are you? Let me tell you, on my end? Life has been craaaaaaaaaay to the freaking zeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Seriously, I’ve not been this busy with work and life in a long damned time, but things are stabilizing again, and I’ve been saving up all the news I’ve been finding JUST so I could vomit it all out to y’all in a huge-ass post. I’m a little loopy today, so prepare for some weirdness. ;) Enjoy! ;)

Then, in related news, there’s a guest blog post on the Star Trek Online blog looking at diversity in Star Trek, as well as a soundtrack album of music from various Star Trek video games. No kidding! Finally, as part of Atari’s bankruptcy sale, they’re selling the IPs for Master of Orion and Star Control for $100,000 each, along with some others. Wowie.

That’s it folks! Thanks for your patience and your patronage and I’ll strive to make future updates more regular. :) Have an awesome day!

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