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I’m typing this early and while still at my day job because when that’s over with my time will be consumed by both inFAMOUS: Second Son and Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. Second Son being released on Friday lined up perfectly with the GameFly delivery time of Ground Zeroes, so both James and myself will be devoted to getting in as much time as we can with both titles.

Joining the two of us tomorrow night will be ArJay and Matt and we’ll be talking of all these games we’ve been playing – the two I mentioned previous along with ArJay’s time in Atlanta for Final Round plus whatever he has put into Dark Souls II. Oh, and I think at least one of us took a crack at Deus Ex: The Fall.

If you’ve dived into any of the games mentioned or some that we haven’t, why not call in with your thoughts at 334-272-9228?

We hope to see (and hear from) you LIVE tomorrow night!

Remember, all the links you need to listen or watch the show live can be found just over to the left there.

 

We’ve been doing this show for 8 years now and from the beginning we’ve made mention of someone that most of you have never heard or seen. This person exists in casual mentions and stories from the past. You may have once heard this person’s voice in a phone call, but for the most part they’ve been in the background and only part of the show in conversation.

Tomorrow night, after 8 years, James, Dennis, Matt, and myself will be joined in-studio by Kevin. It’s a pretty big deal for us as we’ve always considered him part of the show, but he’s never physically been able to be a part of the show. Until now.

Outside of that we hope to have an update from ArJay on his time in Atlanta at Final Round, plus, there’s the whole world of gaming to talk about along with your calls and questions at 334-272-9228!

We hope to see (and hear from) you LIVE tomorrow night!

Remember, all the links you need to listen or watch the show live can be found just over to the left there.

 

For the past few episodes we’ve been mentioning the fact that our very own ArJay will be heading off to Atlanta this weekend to compete in the Final Round fighting game tournament. This week, he finally got his schedule as to when he’d be competing.

First up is Soul Calibur 5. That will take place tomorrow (Friday) from 2 to 5 Eastern. He’s in Pool 4 for this game.

After that, he’ll be fighting again on Saturday from 2 to 4 Eastern with Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v2012. He’ll be in Pool 21 for this game.

Beyond that, we don’t know when exactly he’ll be up to bat, but you watch the live stream on Twitch.

We hope to have updates and possibly have ArJay on the phone with us during the show Saturday night.

 

It’s weeks like this that we figure we could probably pull off a show five days a week.

While it’ll only be ArJay, James, and myself, it’ll still be a miracle if we’re able to cover everything we want in the two hours we have tonight. There is A LOT to cover. From the situation at Naughty Dog to finally hearing something on Watch Dogs. That’s not even half of it. We’ll also be talking with ArJay about his trip next week to the Final Round tournament in Atlanta. We hope to have his schedule so you can possibly watch him compete on Twitch next week.

It’s been a busy week, we’ve got a lot to talk about, and as always the phone lines are open for this episode so you can bring your thoughts to the table for discussion. Our number is 334-272-9228.

We hope to see (and hear from) you LIVE tonight!

Remember, all the links you need to listen or watch the show live can be found just over to the left there.

 

We’re getting closer and closer to when ArJay will be heading off to Atlanta for the Final Round competition and we’ll talk with him more about that during tomorrow night’s episode.

Also tomorrow, James & Matt will go over their first impressions with Thief. They both come from the background of the original games and will likely base their thoughts in the differences of those experiences. Or not. Speaking of, have you played Thief, or anything else for that matter? Why not give us a call and tell us your experiences and thoughts?

Regardless, we’d love to hear from you! As always, the phone lines are open for this episode and you can bring whatever you like to the table for discussion. Our number is 334-272-9228.

We hope to see (and hear from) you LIVE tomorrow night!

Remember, all the links you need to listen or watch the show live can be found just over to the left there.

 

From two hosts last week to E V E R Y O N E this week!

Tomorrow night it’ll be James, ArJay, Matt, Dennis, and myself in the studio broadcasting live and we hope you’ll be there with us. Sure, you can play Pokemon through Twitch, but you’ve been able to control our show that way for a good while now – why not give it a try tomorrow night. Or, better yet, just call in and talk about whatever you’d like from the world of gaming – we take requests as well.

Not that we’ll have little to talk about. With so many people back in the studio we’ve a lot to cover with where they’ve been and, more importantly, what they’ve been playing. Along with their thoughts on the recent news from the week. Plenty to be said on Titanfall, Irrational Games, and a load of other news items. Not to mention whatever you might bring to the table in the chat room during the show or by way of the phone lines. It’s all up to you!

As always, the phone lines are open. Our number is 334-272-9228.

We hope to see (and hear from) you LIVE tomorrow night!

Remember, all the links you need to listen or watch the show live can be found just over to the left there.

 

We’re piloting our mechs all over the place at the following link.

Right, so mechs and titans. You could easily say most of the show was focused on big giant metal destruction, and it was, except for the 30 minutes or so we spent talking to Ben Ruiz from Team Colorblind. Their game, Aztez, involves no mechs or metal at all. But it does involve quite a lot of blood. If you’re curious to what the game is, find some videos, but then come back and listen to our interview to understand exactly what you’re watching and how it came to be.

As I said, the rest of the show is focused on mechs, from the Titanfall beta to our second guest of the night, Jason Hughes, from Adhesive Games talking to us about their game, Hawken – now available on Steam.

We really enjoy talking to developers, especially from places like Team Colorblind and Adhesive. You can hear in these interviews the passion they have for what they’ve created and what it means to them for you to play their games. We’ve heard it before from other small (and large) developers. It’s a privilege to speak with them and our hope is to only have more conversations with people like them. Having said that, if you know of a developer or someone working on a game you’d like for us to have on the show, let us know.

 

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We’re a lonely little show this week as it’ll just be myself and ArJay in the studio tomorrow night.

With that said, we’ve invited some friends along to help fill the void of the other hosts. Tomorrow night we’ll start things off talking with Ben Ruiz. Some of the games he’s worked on you might be familiar with (Off-Road Velociraptor Safari, anyone?), but his current project is a game called Aztez. It’s part beat-em up and part strategy. We’ll get all the details from Ben and ask him your questions!

Also tomorrow night we’ll be joined by Jason Hughes from Adhesive Games, makers of the free to play multiplayer mech shooter Hawken. We’ve been fans of the game for a long while now and the game is finally making its way to Steam this month. We’ll get all the details from Jason and ask him your questions!

Plus, we’ll have beta keys to give out for Titanfall on both PC and Xbox One, but you’ll have to listen to the live show in order to win!

As always, the phone lines are open for this episode and you can bring whatever you like to the table for discussion. Our number is 334-272-9228.

We hope to see (and hear from) you LIVE tomorrow night!

Remember, all the links you need to listen or watch the show live can be found just over to the left there.

 

We’re recording two hour broadcasts and selling them for $40 a pop at the following link.

First we have to thank Steven for calling in about his experience with the Titanfall alpha and Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. Also, another big thank you to Mr. Angus for calling in and talking about his time at Criterion studios, and also for putting up with my gushing of their work.

We won’t tell you how to spend your money. We won’t tell you that it’s wrong to pay the asking price for MGS: Ground Zeroes. Because it isn’t. It is your money to spend as you wish and I’ve personally committed far greater sins in the amount spent per entertainment value department (kickstarter projects come to mind).

While we aren’t too troubled by what Konami is charging for the game because if people will buy it, then why shouldn’t they? We are a bit concerned that it might catch on and become a regular thing. Right now, for me, it has no effect and Matt doesn’t seem to have too much of an issue spending the money on a franchise he loves – but what is this was Burnout, Uncharted, or (insert your beloved franchise here)? What are you willing to pay?

Don’t worry though, our episodes are still free, though we might hold James’ return for ransom. After all, we’ve got an E3 trip coming up.

 

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Last weekend we never actually talked about anything gaming related going on in the week or weeks to come. So, with this episode, we’re playing a bit of catch up!

Join ArJay, Matt, and myself tonight as we pull a few stories from this past week and the week before and give a bit of our perspective on them. Having Matt back in the studio without a huge celebration going on will give us time to find out what he’s been playing, plus there’s Episode 2 of The Wolf Among Us. As of this writing, I don’t know who on the show has played it so you can probably expect some spoiler free talk along with some technical issues talk as I had some myself with the PC version.

As always, the phone lines are open for this episode and you can bring whatever you like to the table for discussion. Our number is 334-272-9228.

We hope to see (and hear from) you LIVE tonight!

Remember, all the links you need to listen or watch the show live can be found just over to the left there.

 

We’re thanking you all for 8 years and 300 episodes at the following link.

It really shouldn’t be me writing this. James does these and better than me, but he was unable to attend our 300th episode due to work commitments. I can’t say what he would write here, but I know at some point he’d thank you. And I think that’s a lot of what this episode is. As much as it’s a lot of you and our guests over the years calling in to congratulate us on 300 episodes, it’s just as much all of us involved thanking you for listening for so long and over so many bumps along the way.

We’ve gone from weekly episodes to near daily episodes all the way down to sometimes monthly and even less, but you’ve all stayed with us during that time, right back to where we are now – a weekly live radio broadcast. You can’t possibly know what that means to us because we can’t properly express our gratitude for it. What we can do is give you 2 commercial free hours of your calls, past memories, and some special guests calling in.

Some of those guests we hear from in this episode include Phil Kollar, Bobby Loertscher from Zen Studios, David Hayter, John Lowrie & his wife, Ellen McLain, Naveen Nattam from Twisted Pixel, previous host Daniel who now works at Bungie, Major Nelson, & Amy Hennig from Naughty Dog.

So, for the past 8 years, 300 episodes, location changes, host changes, surplus of episodes and lack of episodes…thanks for listening. And enjoy the show…

 

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On February 2nd, 2007, In-Game Chat went live on the radio. Actual, live, FM, FCC moderated, terrestrial broadcast radio. Something that still surprises even us. Since that time, we’ve changed our name once and reverted back to our original name, done a live show for nearly every single day of the week, gone off the air, out of the studio, live from my living room, a hotel room, a trailer, a rehearsal room, a conference room, and likely a few other shady places I can’t remember at the moment.

That all just means that if we’ve been able to do a show, we’ll do a show. And we’ve done 300 of them now (it’s actually more, but there’s a few after-shows and extra contents we didn’t count). What’s more, you’ve been with us for the past 300 plus episodes. Some of you since the very beginning, some picked up on us when we had a special guest or just found us by accident. But your support over the past 300 episodes is the reason we’ve kept doing them in whatever way we can.

On behalf of James, Jeremy, Dennis, Daniel, ArJay, Matt, myself, and everyone who’s been a part of the whole of In-Game Chat, we cannot thank you enough for getting us to this milestone and supporting us for the past 8 years of broadcasting.

Tomorrow night we’ll gather in the studio where we did our very first episode and bring to you a 2-hour celebration of the past 300 with special guests, calls from previous hosts, listeners, giveaways (beta keys, anyone?), and more. We invite you to be a part of the show and call in with your memories and moments and make our 300th just that much more special. You can reach us at 334.272.9228.

We hope to see (and hear from) you LIVE tomorrow night!

Remember, all the links you need to listen or watch the show live can be found just over to the left there.

 

We’re trademarking EVERYTHING at the following link.

The topic of the episode is “things that aren’t fun to talk about because there doesn’t seem to be any silver lining”. It’s a long title for a topic, but it seems to fit the subject matter: copyright law and skeevy things that should be illegal, but aren’t.

As I said, these kinds of things aren’t very fun to talk about, so I’ll tell you a bit about next week’s 300th episode. You should really try and make the live show. There are things being planned that you’ll miss out on if you aren’t listening to the live show…or at least in the chat room. I like giving hints and using wordplay to do so, but, really, anything I give you here would be WAY to obvious, and I’m not allowed to do that.

You’ll just have to trust us.

 

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Hosts are dropping like flies for tomorrow night’s episode. It’ll be ArJay and myself in the studio with the possible appearance from James in the second hour.

Regardless of who’s there we’ll likely be talking about what happened this week with the saga of Candy Crush and The Banner…Saga and the interesting developments that seem to come daily from that situation. Plus, there’s this whole thing going on with YouTube, Machinima, & Microsoft about paying people to say good things about the Xbox One. Except, just don’t say you are getting paid to say good things about the Xbox One. Legal? Underhanded? Marketing? Will discuss what we know and what we think, but you’ll have to decided if we’re getting paid for it or not.

We want your input and opinions! Our phone lines are open during the show and you can call in and be on the air with us to give everyone listening your thoughts on the matter by calling 334-272-9228.

We hope to see (and hear from) you LIVE tomorrow night!

Remember, all the links you need to listen or watch the show live can be found just over to the left there.

 

We’ve got a lot on the list to talk about tomorrow night, but we’re not yet sure what will make the cut. There’s the little info we’ve gotten out of the Steam Dev Days along with more nominations, this time from DICE, and whatever games we have been dipping our toes in for the time being. And by “we”, I mean “ArJay, James, and myself”, because that’s who’ll be in the studio tomorrow night.

Regardless of the news, I’d like to talk about a feature of our show that makes us somewhat unique among most other shows. It’s our phone number. 334-272-9228 You can call that number during our live shows to talk to us and offer your opinion or ask us questions. It’s come a long way since we were on the air a few years back and we’d love to hear from you. Comments in the chat room are great and we love those but we can sometimes miss those or hit another topic of conversation before we see what you’ve written. The quickest and best way to give us your opinion or share a point is to call that number.

It’s something we’d like to make a regular thing, but we’ll need your help and effort to do that. So the next time you have a comment to add to the conversation or a question to ask any of us or the audience listening, why not call us?

We’ll see you (and hopefully hear from you) LIVE tomorrow night!

Remember, all the links you need to listen or watch the show live can be found just over to the left there.