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Negative World Podcast Episode 2 - Sophomore Slump
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February 17, 2011, 06:42:26

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The Negative World Podcast hits its sophomore slump as a Pandareus confident in his abilities to lead a podcast by himself gets hit with a harsh dose of reality! Hopefully the magic of editing will make it so that no one but the people there (Paleo, Zero and Warerare) will know what really went on on that fateful day.

Before launching into each participant's topic Zero, lord and master of NegativeWorld.org, explains briefly the origins of everyone's favorite Nintendo site/forum, and even hints at future plans for the site. That's exclusive info, folks!

Then we discuss Paleo's excuse to bring up Endless Ocean, educational games and how they could motivate kids to learn more about certain topics, if only those games were of a higher quality! Zero has a lot to say about this topic as well, as teaching kids is his day job! I think that means we can legitimately call ourselves "a panel of expert". No plural.

Zero then asks each person to talk about an overlooked game of their choice. Who picked 999, Deadly Creatures, Retro Game Challenge and Disaster: Day of Crisis? Only one way to find out!

Pandareus thinks it's a good idea to ask to a bunch of people without any actual experience designing games about game difficulty and the challenge of designing games that will satisfy both gaming savants and newcomers. Selectable difficulty levels are all well and good in action games, but what kind of good does that do to Nintendo who primarily makes platformers and adventure games?

We save the best for last as Warerare recounts his day at an even where he was chased by zombies and got to play the 3DS. You are so totally jealous right now. Listen as the three other participants attempt to live vicariously through him by asking him why he looked so damn happy on that photo of him playing Face Raiders.

As usual, the best part of the podcast is when no one has started talking yet and a cool intro tune is playing. There is more where that came from, so why not check it out?

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Posted: 02/17/11, 06:42:26  - Edited by 
 on: 12/05/11, 06:34:48    
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The post above will be embellished by Simba tomorrow, but it's functional right now: the episode is up and if you suscribed on iTunes, it should have updated.

Posted by 
 on: 02/17/11, 07:56:58
perfect timing, I just finished the first one last night.

Posted by 
 on: 02/17/11, 08:17:59
Are we doing direct links too or doing everything through the feedburner?

Also who is this Zero dude? He acts like he owns the place.

Posted by 
 on: 02/17/11, 08:18:27  - Edited by 
 on: 02/17/11, 08:19:06
Zero said:
Are we doing direct links too or doing everything through the feedburner?

Also who is this Zero dude? He acts like he owns the place.

I think it's a good idea to go through feedburner because it... it does something to the files. To the tags more specifically: it uniformizes them. With two different people editing the podcast, there is a high risk that we won't put the exact same tags, which could pose problems for people trying to organize their podcasts on their iPods.

But actually, I'm not sure if it only uniformises automatically the tags for people who download it directly on the page, or only the people getting it through iTunes. Hmmm.

Posted by 
 on: 02/17/11, 08:35:16
Hey I don't sound as bad as I thought, I hope you all enjoy it. I will try and give it a proper listen later.

Edit: How long does it usually take to pop up on ITunes?

Posted by 
 on: 02/17/11, 08:48:13  - Edited by 
 on: 02/17/11, 09:02:57

It's pretty damn nearly instantaneous. If your iTunes hasn't downloaded it yet, go to your podcast library on iTunes, right-click on Negative World Podcast, then select "Update podcast".

Posted by 
 on: 02/17/11, 09:09:14
Listening to it I ummm a lot but I think us Welsh people tend to do that anyway, I apologise if it gets on peoples nerves a bit.

Posted by 
 on: 02/17/11, 09:18:45  - Edited by 
 on: 02/17/11, 09:20:21
Oh geez there is no way you ummm more than I do. I had told myself I would avoid the "you knows" and the "likes", but the likes are still there, and the you knows are replaced by ummmm.

Oh well. Baby steps.

Posted by 
 on: 02/17/11, 09:21:48
Your accent is the best, Ware. Haven't listened to it yet but I remember from the old Skype days.

Posted by 
 on: 02/17/11, 12:14:35
Cheers for the vote of confidence It was good to get involved and I really enjoyed it.

Posted by 
 on: 02/17/11, 12:26:55
Oh god, my voice. My voice.


Actually I guess it's not that weird.

Wait... yeah it is.


Posted by 
 on: 02/17/11, 16:57:32

Everyone hates the sound of his own voice. At least you express yourself really well.

Actually, I don't hate my voice as much as I used to. I have this very vivid memory of hearing my own voice as a teenager and oh my god, it was terrible. I sounded like a frickin' cartoon. A dumb-sounding cartoon character. And that made me stay away from recording devices for a while.

So compared to that memory, listening to myself on the podcast now, I quite like my voice. I just need to improve my speech.

Posted by 
 on: 02/17/11, 17:14:46

I always imagined my voice to be quite expressive but then heard it once and it was the most monotone droll sound I had ever heard. I have hated public speaking or being recorded ever since.

Posted by 
 on: 02/17/11, 17:17:33
@Pandareus I never used to be very expressive, but then I became a substitute teacher and quickly learned that if you don't walk in there and start speaking like you own the place, the kids will tear you to pieces.

Posted by 
 on: 02/17/11, 17:29:15
Sweet, I'll give it a listen soon!

Posted by 
 on: 02/17/11, 17:35:34
Listening now. I like all your voices.

Can't beat ware's, though.

Posted by 
 on: 02/17/11, 17:36:43
In retrospect I kind of rambled on for a bit long at the beginning, especially considering that the site history was already discussed a bit the week before. Ah well, it's all a learning experience. Was tons of fun to do!

Posted by 
 on: 02/17/11, 17:43:45
Hey Ware ... wanna listen to your lost voice-brother?

Posted by 
 on: 02/17/11, 18:23:50

Lol I think that more Northern England.

Posted by 
 on: 02/17/11, 19:20:58
I feel like I repeated myself a lot in the first two topics ._.

Posted by 
 on: 02/17/11, 20:57:23
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