A brave crew of experienced message board posters on an incredible journey go beyond the keyboard and dare discuss face to face (not literally).
Listen with amazement as GelatinousEncore, CPA Wei, DrFinkelstein and Pandareus explore topics in a much more superficial way than they would have been in a regular forum thread. But it is being delivered in a newish format that allows you to get your dose of Negative World on the go, therefore is is better. Don't try to stop progress, you won't be able to!
After a musical intro composed by NegativeWorld's lord and master Zero, smile at the ineptitude of Pandareus who foolishly believed that listening to hundreds of podcasts somehow qualified him to host one! Seeing as he basically lives on the boards, you would expect him to be able to describe Negative World better. It's okay, however, as there is no way anyone not already familiar with the board will even hear him. Listen to him clumsily presenting his topic, Wiiware, first claiming that the games are fantastic only to go on about the ways the service is not.
Your eyes will be wide with amazement as you discover the true extent of DrFinkelstein's love for Animal Crossing! Nintendo has broken his heart by releasing a Wii version that lived up to the series' enormous potential, but that hasn't stopped him from coming up with ways to reignite the old flame. Hear him passionately describe them to three other dudes who only bought the GameCube version of the game for the NES classics it contained, or never touched the series at all.
Things get more grave and serious as CPA Wei presents his topic, the end of the Wii's and the DS's livespan. Our crew attempts to answer the question: Is Kirby truly a harbinger of death for a Nintendo home console? Pandareus comes prepared with a list of coming-late-in-the-gen games on past Nintendo consoles, but then forgets to make the point he was getting at. Thankfully the rest of the crew picks up the slack with their insights.
Finally, we prepare to close the podcast the same way Nintendo prepares to put their handhelds to sleep when they've run their course: Pokémon. GelatinousEncore regales us with his tales of playing his imported copy of Pokémon White, and comes up with 5 ways to improve the franchise. The whole crew then comes to the conclusion that there are way more than just five ways to end the stagnation, and seem to agree that they wouldn't be all that hard to implement. Nintendo is being lazy, and we care!
The show ends about as gracefully as it started. Breathe a sigh of relief as Zero's beats signal that the torture is over, but stay tuned for a smerdprise.
edit - We are on iTunes! Look for Negative World Podcast, and rate us!
@Pandareus We have a TON of space here, we're only using like 1% or something. I think multiple file formats would be a good idea, people who really want to listen can convert on their own, but others will think "too much work" and not bother. Having an MP3 option would probably be nice. Don't worry about space, if you guys can make episodes fast enough for space to ever be an issue well... then we have a successful podcast on our hands!
Haha, in my kitchen. I wanted optimum sound quality and couldn't record in my living room because you can hear the cars go by. I even unplugged the fridge so that you guys wouldn't suddenly hear the compressor running!
But yeah, there is no denying I could buy a better mic. I was using the one that's integrated in my laptop.
I opened the thread and the m4a automatically started to download. Is that right?!? I'll be taking a listen once it completes.
edit: In fact, every time I come into the thread it starts to download the file again. I'm using Google Chrome if that helps. Hopefully allowing users to download the podcast doesn't kill your bandwidth allowance.
Especially once we get iTunes rolling, but in general from what I understand, the podcast format holds more data like chapter markers, images, and is catered to the podcasting format of media. This day in age it should be nearly impossible for a person to not be able to play an .m4a file, though in New Forms' case, he's at work but I think we should offer at the least the m4a format and a mp3 format couldn't hurt.
I'll upload one to Negative World in a little bit.