One of my best friends is Jenna. Jenna is awesome. Jenna’s partner is Gabrielle – he is also awesome. Over the last few years Gabrielle has found much joy and solace playing Battlefront 2 with a great group of people from all over on Xbox Live. When I heard the other day that Xbox had decided once and for all to end it’s live support for the original Xbox – I immediately thought of Gabrielle. In many ways this is the end of an era for him, and unfortunately he had no control over its demise. This video is a tribute to Gabrielle and his fellow gamers.
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In hanging out with some friends a week ago, I realized that the reason I can participate in a discussion about the sports in the Winter Olympics is because I played this Atari game as a kid.
The snow has been falling in New York City. It’s time to go talk to some old friends, and maybe even do some weeding.
I’m asked many times if I have a favorite game. That question feels so hard and so unfair sometimes. Why do I have to pick one? But I guess there is a game that stands out from the rest for me, and that game is Psychonauts.
In this very special episode I team up with Lee from Still Gaming and review one of the best games ever. And oh yeah, if you haven’t gotten to play Brutal Legend yet, you have some gaming homework to do. That game is pure gold.
The episodes just keep coming – at a break neck speed for us… so much so that it’s been up on the site ThatGuyWiththeGlasses.com for a week before I even had a chance to post about it here. We’ve been trying to get episodes out every other week. This is such a great goal for us, but also very time consuming in many ways – as we are also freelancers and have lots of other jobs and rehearsals to go to outside of filming LMG.
Since airing the episode a week ago I’ve been getting a ton of great DS and Game Boy game suggestions. Keep em coming! There are definitely crowd favorites that are making themselves known that I’ll have to check out – and also some very intriguing lesser known titles. Mmmmmm… I love getting a new console/gaming system – being able to explore a whole new group of games is so exciting.
Hey there internet!
here it is – the latest episode of Little Miss Gamer… I had a blast making it and putting the playlist together. The whole idea is to play the playlist at the same time as you’re playing the game. Give it a whirl and let me know what you think!
Items of note for this episode:
It was EXTREMELY HOT in our apartment… and in order to get good sound we had to close the windows. Oh the sacrifices we make for good video.
What is that adorable plush toy in the background at the beginning of the episode? Why it’s Konjoined Kitty! Made by my good puppet friend Michael Schupbach!
This was an idea I had kicking around for a while… would you like to see more playlists in the future?
I know it’s been a while but I’m back in action and bringing you a new episode of LMG for your persusal.
I’ve been working on this episode for a little while, but about a week ago when it was just about done and ready to post – I lost my voice – completely – and was unable to do the voice over bit about the world champion. Ack! I also had to postpone my podcast session with Lee. It was crazy. I was on vocal rest for 3 days and didn’t talk to anyone – lots of typing and hand gestures. Besides the fact that I wanted to be able to finish up this episode and record the next podcast with Lee – I had an audition on Thursday that I needed to be able to sing for… luckily I’m pretty much back to normal. I’d say I’m at about 90%. I still think I sound a little… what’s the right word here… husky? sultry? hmmmm, not quite sure – but you get the idea.
In other news – Little Miss Gamer merch? One of the viewer mail questions was asking if I was planning on selling Little Miss Gamer shirts. I’ll tell ya – it’s up to you guys and gals. Would you like some merch? If so what kind of merch would you like? I ask because we do all the handling of everything ourselves – so any t-shirts, posters, or dvd’s that are purchased through our PBC Productions store is hand packed and mailed by yours truly. This also means that all the store merch currently lives in our small NYC apartment – so anything we get needs to sell so that it doesn’t create a space issue. The feedback that you provide will weigh very heavily on our decision – so please please please let us know.
Our goal for LMG is to create two new episodes a month, so be prepared for more in the near future!
I know I could have just called the episode “Recessionware” and not had such a long title, but this is my first top 5 of anything and I kind of wanted to showcase that a bit. Now mind you, I’m not conforming to some kind of Top (insert # here) fad – I had been thinking of doing an episode like this for a while and the top 5 format seemed to be to best way to deliver the information.
Some of you may think that a top 5 list is an easy episode to create – that these things just kind of happen. That you wake up one morning and say – you know what – we’ll do a top 5 list and it will be this this this this and this. Well let me tell you… that is not what happened in this episode. All sorts of research and decision making went into this list. Much like a mix tape (or mix cd, or even *gasp* a playlist) much thought and careful selection needs to go into such a list. Research was done, lists were put together, lists were taken apart, and the final list that you are viewing is the one that I thought was the best at the time. I’m sure months from now I may look at this list and think, ah man – can I do a trade? But right now I’m feeling pretty good about it.
Who knows – maybe we’ll do another top 5 cheap or free games list in the future… hey internet folks – you have any thoughts on that? Feel free to chime in.
Oh and before I forget – The Game List with Links:
Hey Everyone – today I am happy to release a brand new episode of Little Miss Gamer: Me and My Simon. The idea had been floating around for a while now of shooting something with me playing Simon on the subway. I guess I came up with it because I was always seeing folks playing their DS’s and PSP’s and I just thought – how can we make this funny – I don’t have a DS or a PSP – but I do have a Simon! It just seemed so out of place and bizarre that it worked. Needless to say we had a blast shooting the episode – and yes – Tom Green and BlackWolf are both in it! You never know who you’re going to run into when you’re walking through Central Park! This episode is a clear example of taking a small idea and running with it a bit and trying things to see if they work. There was a lot of improv in this episode, and even my batteries in my Simon started to fail me toward the end of the day – but truth be told Simon never let me down. He was a trooper throughout the whole thing and I’m proud of the little (irrr not-so-little) guy. Would love to know what you guys and gals thought of this episode – and I hope your having a great Sunday! I’m off to go perform some puppets and then film some more Little Miss Gamer!
Till next time – keep playin!
Today I am happy to bring you a new episode – ADAM & Z. The ADAM was technically my very first gaming console. My parents bought it from this amazing toy store that used to exist in Rochester called “Kiddie City”
My parents were totally sold on the ADAM – which boasted both a video game system and a home computer:
Unfortunately the computer aspect never really worked out. I briefly remember on one lone evening my attempts at trying to type out a letter to the tooth fairy on the archaic and incomprehensible word processing program – getting extremely frustrated, and failing miserably. I think that was the last attempt myself or my family made at trying to make that printer be anything else other than a huge power strip.
The gaming aspect however is really what I enjoyed. In fact – for a system that was purchased for my entire family – it was me that used it the most – I played those games so much – to this day I believe that my Tapper skills are still pretty great, probably because I’ve been playing the game since I was five years old. There’s something to be said for practice. I also think that this console taught me patience, as many of the games were frustrating and hard and took a lot of trial and error and were of course (as were many early games) very unforgiving.
One of the reasons I wanted to do this episode is that whenever I’ve talked about the ADAM with a group of gamers very few, if any, have even a clue about the consoles existence. I suppose for me – it’s important to remember what made you the gamer you are today. I wonder – do you have any consoles or games that were very important to you that no one has ever heard of?