The third of our Nerdcore Nights podcasts features Dr Beckmann from Kirby’s Dream Band speaking with Marcellus and Mr Benja. The first thing you should know is that aside from being a drummer, this guy really knows his stuff.
This is the second of our Nerdcore Nights podcasts. Here we have Random aka Megaran talks with us for a bit about his life, his music, and how nerdcore can grow. Learn from the former teacher how to do your thing without losing yourself. Also, the rhyming token, Roadblock, from G.I. Joe comes up in the discussion, somehow.
A few times over the years, we’ve interacted with the nerdcore community, but we never had a chance to do a proper broadcast, so Marcellus and I went down to the Ruby Room in San Diego to record a remote podcast. It was so fun, that we did two more afterwards. Later, Aubree of Tiny Nightmare Productions shows up. She gives us the lowdown on nerdcore history, her history in Southern California, and then we proceed give each other a hard time.
Theo and Benja got the chance to check out a special screening of Wreck-It Ralph, and after he saw it, we made sure to put together a quick podcast to let you know our thoughts on the movie before it came out. We’ll have two parts of this podcast, one without spoilers, and then another one where we get real.
Now that the Summer con season is winding down, we decided to post one of our off-the-cuff podcasts that we did during this year’s San Diego Comic Con. We talk about the high-levels of foolishness related to Comic Con and make our largest podcast cast ever (Benja, Jeff, Raph, Theo, Angry Marc, and Pete). This podcast has gotten the moniker of “simultaneously the best and worst podcast we’ve done”. That should speak for how stupid this podcast is.
There’s a voice in the intro that you might not know. It’s Theo, aka JR. He’s the guy in the intro talking about the meaning of life. He’s like the 5th Bone Thug that only the true fans know about. Anyway, he’s always showing up around Comic Con time, so we got him to talk a little bit about what he’s up to. And what he’s up to is trying to harness the powers of gamification.
Frank Silas is an interesting dude. He’s been making games and movies for quite a few years now, so we got together to talk about games, films, and what they can learn from each other. Also, this is one of those insightful podcasts, so you’ll listen to it and then feel good about going out and making something awesome happen.
Part 2 of our Black History Month podcast. I get together with Jeff, Raph, and Marcellus to talk some ish about black characters in games. We go across a wide variety of games and mostly complain about Japanese characterizations. Of course, we get into Native Americans, Asians, and wonder whether or not Abobo is Filipino.
In this podcast, Maggie aka Luperza aka @PurrfectStorm aka Crazy-Cool Gamer Girl is the guest. Valentine’s Day is discussed. Maggie also tells about her path into the video game industry even though she was studying to enter the medical field. She has also maintained a relationship with another gamer for nine years without either of them getting choked out with a controller cord. It gets philosophical, and a few topics are discussed. This podcast clocks in at about 2 hours. It was pretty good that way.
This is Part 1 of our Black History Month podcasts, so the crew gets together to talk about…some black shit. Marcellus, Jeff, Raph, and Mr Benja convene to cover a couple topics and have a good time. The separate experiences as three black people and one Filipino in the industry lead to an interesting podcast.
Artist Josh Lange (8-Bit Legends creator) joins me so we can talk about following dreams and laughing at problems along the way. You have to laugh at problems when you’re obsessed with fulfilling your dreams, so Josh and Mr Benja talk about that. Getting into the game and movie industries is also covered. You want to know what it’s like? Josh tells you how it is.
Sat down with Marcellus to talk a bit about moving from art school to an art job to art in the galleries. We’ve both been in the industry for a while, so we go back and forth on some perspectives. And as usual, we bring in some crazy San Diego stories and talk about how we utilize television series as an art aid.
After arguing talking about politics, Jeff started to tell me some stories about the Sega vs Nintendo days. These stories were too good, and before I knew it, we were sitting down to record. As a former Sega employee from the 90s, Jeff had a front row seat to all the action going on in the early console wars. He also tells us how he ran into a member of NWA during his time in the industry. If nothing else, YOU MUST LISTEN to the very end of the podcast to hear the final question of the Q & A portion. Jeff will tell how he worked on the voice overs for Shining Force 3. Pure Gold.
Welcome to 2012. We’re back and ready for the year. If the world does end, we’ll be completely prepared. Raph and I start into a one-on-one podcast and start talking about the nebulous “Game” that we’re all playing. There’s discussion of family, depression, and the question about the game industry being able to make changes for a better future. Is it all a game? Is it all bullshit? We’re miles away from being sure, but we have fun talking about it.
This is the second of two podcasts featuring Aly and Eric from The Gamer Girls. Why video games feel they have to push cup sizes to insane proportions to satisfy their audience? And since Raph has actually sculpted big tetays for games, so he has something to say on the matter.
After meeting up with The Gamer Girls at their Nerdcore Night a little while ago, we decided to follow up and have a podcast session with members Aly (Vegas chick), Rainbow Blast (San Diego chick), and Eric (a dude, not a chick). We learned a little bit about what they’re doing and what they’ve got in store for the gaming world.
The new Star Wars Blu Ray will be coming out soon, so we decided to go back to the archive and post a bonus podcast that a few of you may have heard in a previous life. It features Mr Benja, Jeff, Raph, and Marcellus.
Comic Con is such a big event for us that there are always stories to tell about it. This year, we have the podcast broken into two parts. This is Part 2.
Comic Con is such a big event for us that there are always stories to tell about it. This year, we have the podcast broken into two parts because of all the content we went over. And if you’re a Teen Wolf 2011 fan…we’re sorry…sort of.
At some point or another, we’ve all gotten into discussions about the Apple vs PC debate, and here’s our discussion. We all own some Apple product, but this company seems to always bring up deep-rooted feelings about computers and technology that has existed since at least sayyy…1984.
I was out at Pizza Port in Carlsbad with my friends Chris and Mike from Boston, and I started sharing some of the stories from my time in PAX East. They convinced me to go back through my audio files and find a little bit of what we had recorded. It turns out that we had enough to put together a bonus episode. Enjoy.
The 8-Bit Cubist attended PAX East in Boston as exhibitors this year. We talk about our behind-the-scenes experiences at the show and discuss some experiences with PAX and what it means to the video game industry. We raise concerns about the state of PAX in the future as it has attracted many large companies. And finally, one of us gets a stalker at the booth. It’s funny to one, but not so much to the other.
A little while ago, we were discussing the ramifications of the military’s repeal of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy, and it got us thinking that maybe some of the 8-bit characters that we’ve known for so long have not been asked and haven’t been telling of their sexual preferences. This is really important stuff, so we’ve taken the liberty of looking back at the colorful characters in videogame history.
Podcast time. We actually managed to get this one together to be in time for the holiday, which is amazing. We talk about how games have fit into our relationships. Apparently it works better for some of than it does for others. If you have any stories about your game relationships, we’d like to hear them. In the meantime, check out this episode and leave some comments. And remember, it’s all <3.
Didn’t expect to do a bonus podcast in reponse to the rape and censorship-centric Dickwolves post, but that’s what happened for this bit of bonus material for Podcast Number 008. Raph and I decided to talk it out after after a few forum comments got us started.
Podcast Number 007 is here. This one started because we were talking about the First Amendment case concerning video game sales to minors. It was recorded before Congresswoman Gabby Giffords shooting in Tuscon, Arizona. So if you’re listening and begin to wonder why we’re not addressing it, it’s because it happened in the past. We have mastered time travel, but were unable to use it in this case. Anyway, listen to the podcast, leave a comment, and we promise we’ll write something in return.
Podcast Number 006 is our first Bonus Track. This is some material that we weren’t planning on using, but was funny, so we decided to use it anway. While Raph was making drinks, we were randomly talking about our travels, the TSA, and some terrorism for good measure.
Here’s Podcast Number 005. This is Theo’s last appearance for a while, but he gets in a pretty good debate with Raph. We put in a phone call to Marcellus, talk about how good Mortal Kombat was, and wonder if games will ever have a James Cameron. It’s good stuff till the very end. Actually, the end was pretty great.
Special Guest Theo is still with us for this podcast. We get into the PAX orgy and some zombie talk.
Special Guest Theo shows up to grace us with his perspective on our shit talking. Mario Kart, Xcom, and what it means to be a nerd…or not.
Raph, Jeff, Ryan, and I continue our discussion from the first podcast. This part of the discussion focuses on games as art. We all don’t agree on the subject, but I think we make some headway by offending ourselves and probably a bunch of listeners as well.
This is the first of the 8-Bit Cubist podcast. People kept asking me to do it, and it’s fun for us to get together and do these, so I decided to put the foolishness to rest and start recording.