Thursday, 18 December 2014

Chuckle-Bits Radio: Episode 11 - Xmas 2 - Metal Gear Linda Lovin' Goblins Instead




Here it is, the last episode of Chuckle-Bits Radio before Christmas, and what a stinker it is. I was in a rush you see, and left a few odds and ends in that should've probably been cut out. But at two hours in length, at least it'll give all you weary Christmas travellers something to listen to.

Chuckle-Bits Radio: Episode 11 - Xmas 2 - Metal Gear Linda Lovin' Goblins Instead (Official Site)


And that's that!

Stevie and I intend to continue this podcast as long as people keep listening. Since sticking to our fortnightly schedule we've somehow managed to rope in some new listeners. As a result, our last three podcasts were downloaded roughly one hundred times each, which is honestly amazing. Of course, that excludes the last episode, which for some reason was only downloaded about fifty times.

Probably because William was in it.

Eww.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

TSSZ: Vertical Slice - Doom, Gloom and Sonic Boom




TSSZ's controversial column is back, and this time I'm ... kinda, sorta agreeing with Sonic fans about Sonic Boom...?

Check out the new article, Vertical Slice - Doom, Gloom and Sonic Boom, and have a read of the excerpt below:

But lets say Sonic Boom somehow becomes profitable over the Christmas period and Sega of America decides to greenlight future seasons of the TV show. It’ll only result in more half-baked tie-in videogames. After all, if the creative mind behind Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter couldn't work with whatever resources Sega provided, who can?

The alternative is that the entire Sonic Boom franchise flops, in which case I suspect Sega Sammy will considerably downsize Sega of America. I mean, it’s not like Sega of America has actually done much recently aside from Sonic Boom.

That and battling Gearbox in court over Aliens: Colonial Marines

Go read the article in full over at TSSZ.


More From Vertical Slice:


Vertical Slice: So Called Journalism [TSSZ]
Vertical Slice: Anything But Shadow [TSSZ]
Vertical Slice: Sonic Fans are LOVE [TSSZ]

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Super Awesome Retro Videogame Pizza Party



Winter is cold, dark and depressing.

During the winter months most of us leave the house before sunrise, and return home after dusk. Abandoned by our own sun, we're left wandering, cold and alone, through the gloomy rigamarole of modern life. And when the supermarkets tell us to, we'll buy and give gifts to people we don't care for in a vain attempt at altruism. And all the while the world grows colder, and dar–

Huh, what…? Sorry, someone's just handed me– Oh, right, okay.

Winter is great and you can be great too by reading this blog post about my super awesome retro videogame pizza party!

Monday, 8 December 2014

Chuckle-Bits Radio: Episode 10 - Brunt, My Favourite Love Predator



Say it ain't so – Chuckle-Bits Radio Episode 10 is already here? But it's only been two weeks!

Apparently young Stevie and Michael have actually been able to bang out three fortnightly podcasts in a row, with Episode 10, Brunt, My Favourite Love Predator being the latest. Hmm, we'll see how long that lasts.

Chuckle-Bits Radio: Episode 10 - Brunt, My Favourite Love Predator (OfficialSite)


Why is Michael being described in the third person? I dunno. Anyway, this episode mostly exists in order to embarrass Stevie about that one time he got awkwardly drunk round Michael's house. With nothing else planned, the dashing young Michael persuades his brother William to tell everyone his old Vietnam stories. And then Stevie does a shit rap.

Don't forget to touch with Stevie and myself:
 @TheStevieGrant and @MegaWestgarth on Twitter.

Listen previous Chuckle-Bits Radio episodes via my "Published Works" page.

Friday, 28 November 2014

Chuckle-Bits Radio: Episode 9 - War and Fanfiction





Oh dear, Chuckle-Bits Radio Episode 9 is here. This time Stevie and I talk about the importance of remembrance, how Soul Reaver isn't as entertaining as I remember, and we make a bunch of awful Michael Caine impressions.

Chuckle-Bits Radio: Episode 9 - War and Fanfiction (Official Site)


Oh, and I should probably mention that we spend almost an entire hour talking about fanfiction, both totally legit and actually legit. You've been warned.

Don't forget to touch with Stevie and myself:
 @TheStevieGrant and @MegaWestgarth on Twitter.

Listen previous Chuckle-Bits Radio episodes via my "Published Works" page.