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Old 29 May 2012, 09:56   #201
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150 - Congrats [ Show youtube player ]. You are the man! Kudos!

And a fitting topic for the occasion: Evil, mean and grimey PIRACY.
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Old 04 June 2012, 11:07   #202
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Old 05 June 2012, 10:18   #203
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Wow, I was about to say that Matt chatted with the last sane person on the planet, but DRM "borders on marxism"?
Where does poor old Marx come into play with money grabbing capitalists doing their very thing? WTF?
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I agree the Marx comment was a bit off, - a bit like they banter 'socialism' around as a bad thing, it's just a tag word these days for anything 'authoritarian' (or whatever) in the way of big government, and the original meaning (share and share alike, maybe) has been almost lost. It's like they get Marxism and Communism mixed up, mostly as a result of media brainwashing for such a long time.

Anyway I thought 151 was an AMAZING INTERVIEW - and so interesting! If I was a little blasť about the Fat Man then this more than made up for it. I could certainly hear more from this guy. What was his postcast link again?

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Old 21 June 2012, 19:12   #205
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An interesting interview, but sometimes of the wrong reasons. Some of the philosophy and insights into RPG gaming is top notch stuff once the interviewee has relaxed a bit.

Though it strikes me that (apart from Megan Gaiser) Matt has still yet to exclusively interview a natural born fem.

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Old 21 June 2012, 20:04   #206
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And Jessica Chiang in #49. At least I think so. Is this relevant? I suppose it could be. Only time and Matt will tell. And Jenell of course. Her artwork is really top notch, and she's really multi-talented.
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"Is this relevant?" - well, not really relevant (that's why I put it in very small letters) but an interesting point.
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Old 06 July 2012, 21:52   #208
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Resistance is futile, role playing gamers are everywhere. (And they may even get you a job.)
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Old 12 July 2012, 14:57   #209
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Yeah, Matt discusses a Sierra classic in depth and obviously is in a top form. I must admit that I had a difficult time with this one (mostly because it is f**ng hard.) But it brings back lots of nice memories in EGA.

Sierra VGA adventures weren't all that bad. They did a great job with Gabriel Knight and some others. Just the remakes were a bit meh.
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Very nice one. The best interviews come from people that I've never heard of. Strange.
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Old 23 July 2012, 13:01   #211
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Very nice one. The best interviews come from people that I've never heard of. Strange.
I can imagine that it is because they haven't had to answer the same questions a million times before because they've not been interviewed as often (or ever)
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Old 23 July 2012, 23:19   #212
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Yeah, I think it's a lot to do with people who haven't been interviewed to death. If they've been through the process enough times, they have canned answers to everything and aren't very enthused. It's more fun when you can hit people with questions they aren't used to being asked or didn't expect. That's why I never give them a list of questions beforehand!

Heck, I love it when I get a blank look followed by a long uhh followed by ACTUAL THOUGHT.
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Old 24 July 2012, 04:30   #214
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Do you guys remember Dave Warhol?

I don't know. Maybe I'm weird. But I played the HELL out of F/A 18-Interceptor and actually made money selling a cassette recording of Dave's Top Gun-esque score at school!

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I'm not 100% sure Dave got what I was saying, but my point is that there are people out there--maybe I'm a freak, so be it--who actually prefer the sound of the SID or the Amiga over a real orchestra. To me, these computers are musical instruments in and of themselves. I don't care if something is "more advanced." Who cares? That's not the point. Give me the vintage, soulful sound, the sound that the composer INTENDED. That's what I am tuning in to listen to.

I just cant' seem to find ANYONE who agrees with me. Am I just nuts? Or is there just something about the way these quote unquote, "primitive" machines sound that is just appealing? I don't want it to be updated or remixed. I just want to hear the authentic sounds of these glorious instruments.

Sorry if I'm being ridiculous with this, but I am *sick to death* of people who claim that Amiga and Commodore 64 music is worthless junk composed by people who just didn't have access to sampled music. @$@ sampled music. I want to hear the synths.

I know, I'm weird.
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I find the 'primitive' sounds very appealing and I've been known to listen to for example chiptune internet radio stations, but for me nostalgia weighs in a lot. The 80's, the C64, the Amiga... that's what I grew up with so it will always hold a special place in my heart.

Whenever I hear an Amiga tune or something that sounds like an Amiga tune (Depeche Mode's "Just can't get enough"!) I instantly get all the emotions back I experienced back then as a kid - a happy, problem free time filled with awesome games that were also totally new and original.
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Do you guys remember Dave Warhol?
Nope, never heard of him. But as soon as you said "Pool of Radiance soundtrack" I was a hooked.
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Hi Matt.

I listen to chiptunes all the time, and got loads of them (in their original format of course) on my harddrive.
So, yes, you are nuts, just like the rest of us .

I also disagree that the Amiga sounds "primitive", just listen to,
for example 8-Bit Jungle, very high quality tunes in my opinion.
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Never thought anything was wrong with with Amiga sound. Or Atari for that matter.

Synthesizer is not a substitute for "real" instruments. Take Jean Michel Jarre's popcorn song for example. But then, if you're used to a game with Soundblaster Midi and then try it in Roland or GUS it's stunning.
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Old 20 August 2012, 18:59   #219
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Huh, no one? Time to catch up with Matt.

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Thanks Gil, I saw these when they first came out, Matt seems a bit late this week with his installment...
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