Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Strategy Informer: Tammeka's Radial-G

My latest Kickstarter Profile article is live. Go read it over at Strategy Informer: Tammeka's Radial-G.

This time around I've left the shores of Indonesia and the USA to focus on a team of developers much closer to home -- Brighton, UK. It's within this famous seaside town that indie devs Tammeka Games are furiously working away at their VR videogame Radial-G.

Radial-G jumped out at me purely because of my own longing for the continuation of the seemingly defunct Wipeout and F-Zero series. But once I'd read over Radial-G's Kickstarter campaign page I realised that the truly interesting aspect of Tammeka's story is in the team's combined experience working in the "AAA" sector of the videogame publishing world, and the reasons they left it.

All of that and more is discussed in my new Kickstarer Profile article over at Strategy Informer, so go take a look!

Monday, 21 July 2014

Chuckle-Bits Radio: Episode 5 - 35 Minutes of Gay Porn

After an unbearable drought of high quality audio-listen-sound experiences, Chuckle-Bits Radio is back! And as you can probably guess from the title, Episode 5 features a 35 minute long intelligent discussion about the representation of gender in pornography. It's interesting, I swear. We also talk about this new thing that all the kids are on about called video entertainment mediums, or something like that. You can skip that part.

Chuckle-Bits Radio: Episode 5 - 35 Minutes of Gay Porn (Official Site)

Previous Episodes:

Episode 4: Wall of Guest feat Julian Hazeldine (Direct Download)
Episode 3: Summer of Sonic 2014 (Direct Download)
Episode 2: Carry On Bestiality (Direct Download)
Rezzed Special (Direct Download)

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Mr. Burn's Last Exit to Springfield: Dental Plan

Children are getting their teeth checked. It is discovered, oh no! When Marge informs Homer, he tells her not to worry about the cost, as the union had won a dental plan woof woof woof I am the yellow lemon man from the telly and I eat the jelly from bones of the children.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

MegaWestgarth's By The Victors Episode 11

In the eleventh episode of MegaWestgarth's By The Victors I talk the possibility of self-publishing and the fear of starting my novel. I also have a spot of tea.

By The Victors Episode 11 (Direct Download)

MegaWestgarth's By The Victors is a solo podcast project put together by me, Michael Westgarth. It's a short, ten minute podcast on the subject of creative writing from the perspective of an unpublished creative writer. Previous episodes can be found at the bottom of this page.
MegaWestgarth's By The Victors theme, "square and enjoy", by Goto80. Used under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Saying No to Dark Souls

Three evenings ago I punched my right leg numerous times and with great force. I stood up, the joints in my hand cracking as I squeezed them into sweaty fists. Nasal discharge oozed into my moustache and flecks of spittle flew from between gritted teeth.

In those brief moments I felt anything could happen. Fortunately my girlfriend Emma was there to sympathise with my loss and remind me that it's just a game.