Remote Outpost Games Episode 5 – Peter McLaren (Massive Damage)

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Remote Outpost Games is a podcast celebrating the best video games in history, stranding industry figures on a remote getaway and asking them to justify which 5 games they would take with them to await rescue.

In this episode, hosts Christopher Jarvis and John Stabler talk to Peter McLaren, Creative Director of Massive Damage, to talk through his favourite games as well as own game: Halcyon 6. H6 was funded through Kickstarter and has recently had a massive update in the new “Lightspeed Edition.” Listen now and enjoy!

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Lave Radio EGX 2017 Friday, Saturday & Sunday


Lave Radio EGX 2017 Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Aired 24 Sep 2017
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On Friday I went to a Panel on the Past, Present and Future of XCOM with Julian Gollop, the original creator of X-COM: UFO Defense , and Jake Solomon, creative director of the current XCOM. At the panel I bumped into Cmdr Wishblend and spoke to her about the highlight’s of her day.

On Saturday and Sunday I spoke to a lot of the Smaller Developers including a lot of Masters students from the NFTS. These students have had roughtly 5 months to develop and build their ideas before their presentations at EGX, although they have until Chrismas to finish their project

Not every project has a website up and running for their work, especially those of the National Film and Television School, but where websites are available I’ll like them in the show notes.

Please remember that all of the audio was recorded live at the convention in a noisy environment, so I’ll apologise in advance for any audio issues.

Developer Sessions

Games

I had the chance to explore so many great games at EGX this year. Falling Sky, even though it’s a student project has a really great feel to it and I’m really interested in where Jonathan Nielssen takes it. I absolutely adored Jo Paterson’s music in May. Sunless Skies, 2000 to 1 and The Town Of Light I found myself getting immediately immersed in and I could have so easily played them for hours, which of course you can’t have at a convention, but I’ll definately be picking these up and playing some more of them when I have some free time!

Lave Radio EGX 2017 Thursday


Lave Radio EGX 2017 Thursday

Aired 21 Sep 2017
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Today I’ve been working, so I only had an hour in the evening to pop into EGX, however whilst I was there, I was lucky to have a chat with Chris who is working on Lightseekers

Author Interview with Elite: Premonition Author – Drew Wagar

With the Release of the new Elite: Dangerous novel Premonition, Chief Archivist Colin ‘PhoenixDfire’ Ford has a chat with Author Drew Wagar about how difficult it was to write, ‘THAT’ event and it’s aftermath and plans for the future.

Aired 01 July 2017
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Crew Members
Chief Archivist : Colin Ford – Cmdr phoenix_dfire
Imperial Senator : Drew Wagar

Dataslate Episode 15: Special Guest – Darren Grey.

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After a long absence, just in time for Lavecon 2017, Dataslate, the podcast on books and writing, returns!

Book news from  Allen Stroud with special guest, Darren Grey who discusses the subject of writing for games, and introduces us to his new project, Jupiter Hell.

 

 

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Dataslate Returns! Episode 14: Special Guest – Anna Smith-Spark.

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After a long absence, just in time for Lavecon 2017, Dataslate, the podcast on books and writing, returns!

Book news and reviews from  Allen Stroud with special guest, Anna Smith-Spark who will be at Lavecon reading from her debut novel, Court of the Broken Knives published by Harper Voyager.

 

 

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Salomé Aftermath Special

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On Monday the intreped Commander Fozza invited Admiral of the Fleet, Commander Paroxsym from the Premonition Allied Coordination, along with Commanders Eisen and Baroness Galaxy to join him, Ben and Colin on the Orange Sidewinder to discus Saturday’s in game event. The Chase, the Kill, the Intrigue and the Politics along with the hope for us all…

Aired 1 May 2017
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Crew Members

Head of health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodward – Cmdr Eid LeWeise
2nd Technician : Chris Forrester – Cmdr Fozza
Chief Archivist : Colin Ford – Cmdr phoenix_dfire

Special Guests
Fleet Admiral : Paroxsym from Premonition Allied Coordination
Raxxla’s Child : Eisen
Raxxla’s Shield : Baroness Galaxy

Show Notes

  • Harry Potter killed Salomé
    • ‘She was confirmed killed at 20:49 gametime on 29th April, 3303, succumbing to hostile fire from Commander Harry Potter.’
  • Drew’s aftermath
  • Quote from Children of Raxxla
    • It seems the fake news and rumors run amok before, during and after the event. Let me try to clear this up a bit. Believe it, or leave it.

      The people fighting for Salomé did not consist of a single group. PAC might have been the public face of it, but they were not directly responsible for Salomé’s flight. That was in the hands of CoR and a few of our trusted allies. PAC was tasked to organise defense fleets for Raan and Tsu and somewhat help with Salomé too independently from this more private defense force. PAC may or may not have considered SDC an ally, but they were certainly not considered an ally by Salomé’s personal guards.

      SDC was never tasked in defending Salomé, nor were they allowed to get close to her. Harry Potter and other Commanders who interdicted Salomé simply played the game well, got lucky with instancing and did their part.

      Salomé was going to give a speech at the end of the event if she survived, but as far as we know, the listening posts at Teorge are the main answers that needed to be broadcasted.

      I think it’s important to understand that there is no ‘losing’ situation for this event. Whether Salomé delivered her speech or not is not relevant to the grand scheme of things. What matters is whether we have played out an interesting narrative using in-game means. With the current results, there may not be a speech, but there may be a funeral. The story still moves forward, just in a different direction.
  • Media Coverage
  • Issues
    • PAC’s behaviour in the run up to the event was horrendous, Complaint’s of (Irony Alert) PVP Eliteism, denying people access to the event, Kill on sight order (even on their own side, who didn’t follow the rules). Drew on a couple of occasions, asked for PAC to be more inclsive which the response was ‘Don’t go running to Drew, if you don’t like our Rules’.
    • Colin was a victim to those rules, even though the event hadn’t started. In addition, Innocent cmdrs who had nothing to do with the event were targeted (According to reddit). Group I was associated with [Forge] did a sterling job.
    • SDC had spies
    • Why did the SDC get invited?
    • Why did Salome have Harry Potter (etc?) on her friends list? Was it to help with instancing and she was just accepting all?
  • In game aftermath
  • Shoutouts

Remote Outpost Games Episode 2 – James Buckle (Engage Pixel)

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Remote Outpost Games is a podcast celebrating the best video games in history, stranding industry figures on a remote getaway and asking them to justify which 5 games they would take with them to await rescue.

In this episode, hosts John Stabler and Christopher Jarvis talk to Industry Veteran and Indie Newcomer James Buckle of Engage Pixel about his latest game – Captain Kaon – and his decade-long history working on the Total War series.

Captain Kaon is a new gravity shooter inspired by Thrust and created in a homage style to the Amiga era. As part of this show we have THREE Steam keys to give away for Captain Kaon, so listen in for the rules and send us your entries!

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Obsidian Ant Interviews the Creators of Elite Dangerous RPG – Spider Mind Games


Elite Dangerous RPG is a traditional pen and paper roleplay game based upon the video game, currently in its Kickstart Campaign phase. In this show Obsidian Ant Interviews the creators behind the game, and pose them questions sent in by the community.

Aired 8 February 2016
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Writers Interview 21 – Drew Wagar – Elite Dangerous, Premonition

  Recorded 30th November 2016 Download the episode directly from here     It’s been a long 3 years since Drew graced the Orange Sidewinder with his Imperial presence. In that time 2nd Tech still hasn’t managed to fix that annoying squeak in the guest chair! Senator Drew and Fozza talk…

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