SGJ Podcast #58: The Beauty of Open Freespace

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  1. This was a really good interview – I must admit, this is only the second of your podcasts I’ve watched/listened to (and about the third or fourth podcast ever for me). I intend to rectify that. I guess I’m a Luddite in some ways, but I eventually learn.

    Also, that Icarus trailer was _awesome_. I noticed it was using Two Steps From Hell’s Freedom Fighters, the same music from my favourite of the Deus Ex: Human Revolution Trailers. Fitting, considering all the Icarus references there. But I must admit, I’ve been somewhat disappointed in the performance of the primary- Dammit, started reliving the first DE’s opening cutscene. Sorry. I meant to say that I must admit I was expecting it to end with “It’s not the end of the world… but you can see it from there.”

    • Brian Rubin says:

      Thanks for listening/watching man, glad you enjoyed it. :) And yeah, can’t go wrong with Two Steps from Hell.

      • Actually, it is Michael McCann – Icarus and it is indeed main theme of Deus Ex: Human Revolution (listen to it here:,
        while Two Steps From Hell – Freedom Fighters ( is the music from Star Trek 2009 trailer (
        Both tunes sound pretty similar due to their epic nature, no wonder it’s so confusing :)
        Thank you.

        • Just listened to Icarus, and while they do sound similar, I can definitely tell which one is from DX:HR! I thought that the differences between Freedom Fighters and what played on HR was down to the guys at Eidos Montreal putting in extra stuff, but Icarus is not only the right song, but – while Freedom Fighters is great in its own right – Icarus sounds a lot better, at least to my ears.

          Thank-you very much for the information, and I’ll have to listen to the rest of McCann’s stuff!

  2. Matt Weber says:

    Call this a shameless plug, but you mentioned that you would be interested in playing a mod set before the Shivans show up, showing the fighting between the Terrans and Vasudans, well, one was released only a week or so after the podcast. If you’re interested, check it out here:

    • Brian Rubin says:

      Hey Matt, welcome to the comments, and thanks for the heads up. I’ll totally give this a whirl. :)

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