Did you think we’d gone? Admit it, you thought we had completely checked out. But Brandon and me? We recorded our 208th show last week. It’s been up since Sunday night. I’m just the wanker who didn’t make time to tell you about it. But I digress. With wedding shenanigans (and you’ll hear all about those) behind us, we’ll be back on our every other week format. This show features Brandon’s descent in the privacy-free world of Watch Dogs. The man’s inner-voyeur has been set loose and we should all be very, very afraid. There’s also a long look at Transistor and how the beauty of its world enthralls Brandon, but he sees enough short-comings to believe it not quite as awesome as Supergiant’s opening masterstroke, Bastion.
After the break, a quick sidenote…
Not podcast related, but obviously I’ve not written any original for a good couple of months. I’m afraid the time and passion just hasn’t been there, grateful as I am that Mike and Matt continue to keep this from being a podcast-only site. We’ll see how that changes now that I’m no longer neck deep in wedding planning, but in truth I’m also trying to decide where my energy for writing is best spent. Is writing about games the best outlet for me? And if it is, is it time to go back into the world of paid game writing as opposed to posting here? Frankly, if I’m going to pen words about games, I could use the extra scratch at my disposal.
So, these are questions I’m struggling, but really, more and more I think I think I’d like to get back to some creative writing, something I’ve not done in nearly 20 years. I think before I die, published or no, pure rubbish or no, I’d like to be able to at least say I’d penned a novel. And, realistically, the only way I do that is at the expense of both game writing and game playing. On the other hand, thinking I should do that and doing it are two entirely separate things and writing a quick 1,000+ words on games every couple of weeks is something I know how to do. The other… not so much.
Whatever the case turns out to be, however, the podcast will roll on, I assure you. So enjoy the show, and we’ll be back with episode 209 in just (over) a week’s time!