SGJ Podcast #00: Introductions (or The Outbreak Monkey of Podcasts)

Talk Talk Talk! ;)
Talk Talk Talk! ;)

Hey y’all, welcome to the first episode of the Space Game Junkie Podcast! I’ve thought about doing one of these for a while, but never really thought anyone would wanna do one with me. Therefore, when my friend Jim from Broken Forum said “We need to do a podcast, man”, it seemed like a totally natural fit. :) Therefore, we sat down last night and talked for ages, and some of it was even recorded. ;) We talk about things like TIE Fighter, DOSBox and other gamey stuff, as well as a boatload of other topics, so please join Jim and I on the first of what we hope will be many fun podcast episodes. Don’t worry though, in the future we’ll have actual topics to keep us focused. ;)

Links to Stuff Mentioned in The Show

  • Open Broadcaster Software – The software I’ve been using to make TIE Fighter videos. Awesome stuff.
  • DOSBox Game Launcher – The fantastic DOSBox front end I’ve been using to make sure games like TIE Fighter work properly.

Thanks for listening folks, and if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to throw us a comment below, or hit us up in the forum! Thanks again!

Edit: Sorry folks, forgot to mention, we have a separate RSS feed for podcasts as well, which I hope you find useful!

Author: Brian Rubin

28 thoughts on “SGJ Podcast #00: Introductions (or The Outbreak Monkey of Podcasts)

  1. Nice Brian, congrats on the new milestone! I’ll give it a listen when I get home.

      1. Just listened to it, and very cool to hear Jim is on my side of the coast! Plus one of our team members is in NC too.

        Anyway, Brian, any interest in doing a podcast during the first week of our Insomnia Tour to follow up our video interview? If so shoot me an email when you’re free and we can hash out the details.

  2. Downloading now for the road trip later this afternoon. Let me know if you are taking guests. I’d love to come on and talk about Distant Worlds and SotS and all sorts of strategy games.

    1. Oohhhh, that’d be fun!! We look to be recording on Tuesday evenings, would that work for you?

        1. Thank you! And yay, does any upcoming Tuesday work? We will likely record around 7 PM pacific.

      1. You can still add any podcast that has an RSS feed, though, which is what I did…

        BTW you should list whatever mod was being used for System Shock 2!

        Also, is your co-host the guy who used to do The Great Debate? I used to love those…

        1. Oh I added it last night, it just needs to go through their approval process. But cool, I’m glad that works too. :)

          Not sure, lemme ask him. :)

  3. Awesome sauce. Is there an rss feed link for just podcasts that I can stick in my podcatcher?

  4. You were right in the podcast, that it really lacked any topic. I think it mainly was about “Oh, did you play this and that?” “Yes, but that and this was also great wasn’t it?”. It was enjoyable nonetheless, but mainly because of your voice is somewhat contagious and spreads fun and enjoyment.
    But to keep the podcast interesting I’d really recommend one or even a couple of topics for each podcast. Don’t necessarily stay on the topic, but have a red line and some discussions about it, maybe even invite a guess with special expertise.
    The topic about graphics and immersion might be a good start. Maybe you can also add in a couple of topics and questions from listeners. As you were talking about graphics, what do you think about music? I think you mentioned the homeworld music to which I listen regularily ( ) , but there are also other space games with great music out there. Like EVE: ( ), Endless Space, or even FTL ( ). Do you think the music of space games is particularily good? Do you think that music help the immersion in space games even more than other games? Do you know any other space games with particularily good music? Maybe you can even mix in like 20-30 second snippets of music into the podcast (it’s an audio medium after all). Maybe you can also take some different game music as intro and outro music each episode?
    With all the “awesome” comments my comment seems kinda negative, but on the upside I hope it’s more constructive. ;)

    And special thanks for the separate RSS Feed! With listening to almost 10 different podcasts an RSS feed is mandatory for me to keep it organized. ^^

    1. Hey man, thanks for the comments! We totally plan to have topics from here on out, this post was just more of a “hey, here’s who we are” and such. I love the idea of music, as I LOVE gaming music, and spacey game music. EVE has some great music, as do classics like Terminus, a favorite of mine. We can totally make that a topic in an upcoming show. :) Thanks again!

    2. “It was enjoyable nonetheless, but mainly because of your voice is somewhat contagious and spreads fun and enjoyment.”

      Oh lord, here we go…

      ***pppbbbfffttt*** Brian

  5. YEAH! This was awesome, Brian, gotta love listening to y’all go on about space game morsels while I sit back and study or whatever. Looking forward to ep 2 (or ep 1? who knows?) :)

  6. I just thought I would add that, although Brian and I have conspired on a variety of forums together over the years, what you’re hearing is actually the first time we’ve spoken directly. When I’m saying “So you want to call it Space Game Junkie Podcast? Ok, this is the show I guess” is the moment we named the show and decided “Well, since we’re talking let’s use this to submit to iTunes – cuz we’ve gotta have something.” Then you get to listen to us nerd out for an hour like people who’ve never talked before, because… right.

    1. And we’ll continue to nerd out every week because FUCKING WHEEEEEEE ;)

  7. Hi Brian, quick question – what software did you guys use to record? (I assume you weren’t physically together in the same room :D) I was looking to do one of my own. Thanks! — Peter

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