Friday, December 21, 2012

Episode 14: The Year We Made Contact

Thank you for joining us on our 2012 "Best Of "show!!!  It is hard to believe that another full year of games has passed, and in this episode, we discuss the best, and the worst games we played in 2012.  The gamers three, go over their lists of games they played, and pick their favorite handled, biggest disappointment  platform exclusive, and Game Of The Year.  We couldn't do the last show of the year without our crowd favorite "Triple Barrel Shotgun" round.  This weeks question comes from fellow podcaster and gamer, Mike Buffington, from the Technical Earth Syndicate podcast.  Mike asked us "If you could go back to a certain time in gaming, when would it be?"  We would like to know what your favorite moments in your gaming history are, so please leave us a message either here or on our facebook.

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Thanks for helping us make 2012 a great year!  Have a happy holiday, and a happy and safe new year!


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Dan Clark - Editor/Producer/Co-Host
Heath Aldrich - Producer/Media/Co-Host
Greg Braun - Co-Host/ Hockey aficionado

Friday, December 14, 2012

Episode 13: Warp Factor Dragon

Hello everybody, thank you for joining us again for another episode of the First World Podcast!!!  This week Dan goes way retro on some old Sega games, and climbs some blocks in 3DS's new release Crashmo.  Heath played nothing...  Well, he did take on some challenges on New Super Mario Bros.U, and achieved on of his gamer goals, and final bought Earthbound.  Greg, trying to fill the giant hole in his heart and soul that only the NHL could fill, so he dove head first in to the first Castlevania game for the DS.  We then discuss the differences and similarties of Sci Fi and Fantasy video games.  Which type of game would you rather play?  Let us know in the comments below or send us an email at

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Greg Braun - Co-Host/ Hockey aficionado

Monday, December 10, 2012

Music Selections: Episodes 11 and 12

Hey all!

Again I forgot to post the music selections for the last 2 episodes, and considering the last episode, Score!!!, was all about music, I can't let it slide. So here ya go!

Episode 11:

Song 1: Theme from Star Wars
Song 2: Title screen - Trine 2 (WiiU,PSN,XBLA,Steam)
Song 3: Acorn Plains - New Super Mario Brothers U (WiiU)
Song 4: Shy Guy Jungle - Paper Mario Sticker Star (3DS)
Song 5: Labyrinth Zone - Sonic the Hedgehog (Genesis)

Episode 12:
(Fun episode, as I got to use my top 2, all time favorite game songs on one episode!)
Song 1: Theme - Black Ops 2 (Agnostic)
Song 2: Overworld - Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Song 3: Adder's Lair - Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (WiiU,PS3,Xbox360,3DS,Vita)
Song 4: Legend of Zelda Theme - Zelda 25th Anniversary Orchestra
Song 5: Song A - Gauntlet (NES/Tengen version)
Song 6: Moon - Duck Tales (NES)
Song 7: Praying Hands - Castlevania 2: Belmont's Revenge (Gameboy)
Song 8: Suicide Mission - Mass Effect 2 (PC,PS3,Xbox360)

All caught up! Hope you enjoyed! Look out for another great episode this Friday!


Friday, December 7, 2012

Episode 12: SCORE!!!

Welcome back to another exciting episode of the First World Podcast.  Tonight's episode marks our three month anniversary, which is a life time in middle school romance years.  Dan and his lovely wife, Steph, go really fast with Sonic, and some of his closest Sega friends.  Heath shoots a lot of MFers in the face, and is a bit ashamed by liking it.  Greg goes back and plays some hits from last year, including Mario, and Deus Ex.  We all have a lively, stream of consciousnesses conversation about music in video games.  And we finish up the episode with the ever popular Triple Barrel Shotgun question, which this we was;  Which 3 video game character would you like to go to lunch with?  Let us know in the comments below.

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Episode 11: The Empire Strikes Greg: Special Edition

Not so long ago, in a galaxy not to different from the one you are in, three gamers set out on a quest to bring the world together, one game at a time.  Greg, accompanied by his trusty pet Trilobite, dived head first into a land of orcs and monsters, only to be whisked away to another universe by an Imperial Cruiser (???).  Dan, and his three companions are confronted by a giant frog thing, and have to draw boxes to solve the puzzle.  He continues his conquest of the undead on the streets of London, bashing in skulls, one zombie at a time.  Heath, ate some crazy shrooms and crawled through a warp pipe, he spent the remainder of his days jumping on koopas and goombas (not racist).  He also reallized that he was in love with the digital characters that in habit the world of the Walking Dead (GOTY???).  Fate must have been in play, by bring these three gamers together, in one room, to discuss the video game review process, and how it can be improved.  They were then asked a question at Triple Barrel Shotgun point by The Great Listener, (Jason, thanks for the question!!!) What was the most frustrating level that you have overcome?  Let us know in the comments in the comments bellow.
Greg's pet Trilobite

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Friday, November 23, 2012

Episode 10: Wii for U, and U for Wii

On November 18th, 2012, Nintendo changed the face of the industry once again with the launch of their new home console, the Wii U.  With pre-orders in hand, Heath and Dan, are the first in line at their local GameStop to get their hands on the new hotness.  This cast follows the discussion on owning a Wii U for the first 30 hours, unfortunately, without Greg, who was at band practice.  We talk about the system's launch, the games we got, and the Wii U's functionality, spoiler for you, it isn't the Netflix app. We finish the episode with the Triple Barrel Shotgun question, what is your favorite hair in a video game?  We would like to know.

We now have had more time with the Wii U, so if you have any questions, or would like to talk with us about the Wii U (or anything else for that matter) please email us at or message us at  If you were lucky and picked up a Wii U, you can friend Heath and Dan by adding their Nintendo ID's Tizona and Haldrich (guess who is who).  Please subscribe and rate us at iTunes, and/or Podbean, and follow us on Twitter @1stWorldPodcast.

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Musical Selections (All bumper songs this week were recorded directly from game, off the WiiU Gamepad)
Song 1: Donkey Kong Crash Course - Nintendoland (WiiU)
Song 2: Octopus Dance - Nintendoland (WiiU)
Song 3: WiiU E-Shop (WiiU)
Song 4 (tiny bumpers around interview): WiiU Friends List (WiiU)

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hey all! Just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to all of our fans and listener and friends! We are supremely thankful that we got this project off the ground and even more that all of you take an hour or two out of your week to listen! Thanks all! Enjoy your day (and hopefully a game or two!)


Eat, Drink, fight monsters!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Digital Pizza - Music

Hey folks! Forgot to add the song selection from this weeks episode. Here it is!

Song 1: 3 A.M. Big Apple - TMNT: Turtles in Time (SNES version)
Song 2: Rookie and Popple - Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga (GBA)
Song 3: There's Nothing I Can't Steal - Code of Princess (3DS)
Song 4: Want You Gone - Portal 2 (PC, PS3, Xbox360)
Song 5: Let's Dance (David Bowie) - Elite Beat Agents (DS)

Woo! Probably the only time it will be appropriate to play a Bowie song on the podcast, so I had to take the opportunity! Hope you enjoyed the show and tunes!


Friday, November 16, 2012

Episode 9: Digital Pizza

This week, Dan throws the group a curve ball and we change the topic of the show, 10 minutes before we recorded the episode.  To make up for the change in plans, he warms our hearts with some pizza!!! (it was half and half for all of you analog lovers out there)  Greg completes Uncharted 3, while the revolutionary war seems to have him stumped in Assassins Creed 3.  Heath completes Resident Evil 6, and will not speak of it again... Until next week.  Dan kicks it up a notch and plays 3 power house titles, Code of Princess, Assassins Creed 2, and Paper Mario: Sticker Star.  We continue our conversation to our feature topic with Dr. Dan on Digital Distribution. The Triple Barrel Shotgun question of the week is "Which 3 game franchises would you bring back from the dead?"

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Episode 8: Paper Assasins

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In this weeks episode, Dan, Greg, and Heath discuss the history and the importance of the 2D side scroller.  Heath goes retro, and plays one of his all time favorite games, Super Mario World, on the original Super Nintendo.  Heath also continues deeper into Artorias of the Abyss, literally, and gets to experience a huge chunk of it.  Dan Jumps into Assassins Creed, instantly jumps out and jumps into Assassins Creed 2.  Dan also finally finishes Last Story, so every body should send him a big congratulations.  Greg starts to explore the world of Assassins Creed 3, but gets distracted by one of his favorite games series, Uncharted (3).

Our discussion of 2D side scrollers takes all of us on a trip down memory lane, and gives us hope for the future of gaming.  We finish up with our Triple Barrel Shotgun question of the week, which is ;  What is your 3 favorite side scrolling characters?  Please let us know, email us at

And this is the link to Dan's recommendation for There Will Be Brawl

In a correction from the episode, Heath makes the claim that Mark of the Ninja is on PSN, it is not, Heath is a dumbass.

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Music in this episode is Bald Eagle for the intro.
Super Mario World - Overworld
Last Story - The One Ruling Everything
Uncharted 3 - Drake's Theme 3.0
Cave Story-Title Screen
Ghouls and Ghosts- Arthur's Theme

Thank you for listening!!!


Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Musical Stylings of First World Podcast

One of the most fun parts of editing and creating this podcast is adding the music into the bumpers. Finding and recording the right song for the moment is one of the hardest, but more creative aspects of making this podcast. Now, by popular demand...of Threeyees, and I'm sure others were thinking it, here are the songs (or at least the games they are from) used in each episode so far. From now on I'll try and make sure the songs are in the show notes of each episode. Enjoy!

 First World Podcast theme - Wind up dead in a Camaro - Bald Eagle

Cookies and Beercast:
My first time editing so both bumper songs are just songs by my old band Witch's Hat.

Neon Boogaloo:
Song 1: VVVVVV - Pushing Onwards (3DS)
Song 2: Double Dragon: Neon - Mango Tango/Neon Jungle (PS3)
Song 3: Sonic the Hedghog 2 - Metropolis zone - (Genesis)

Song 1: Kirby's Dreamland 2 - Coo's Theme (Gameboy)
Song 2: Final Fantasy VI - Mog (SNES)
Song 3: Borderlands 2 - Doomsday by Nero (Agnostic)
Song 4: Goldeneye (N64)
Song 5: Mario Kart 7 - Rock Rock Mountain (3DS)
Song 6: Kirby's Dream Collection - Gourmet Race to Green Greens: Chamber Music (Wii)

Spoil(er)s of War(craft):
Song 1: XCOM: Enemy Unknown (Amiga, PSX, PC)
Song 2: Metroid 2:  Return of Samus  (Gameboy)
Song 3: Last Story - Battle Music (Wii)
Song 4: Final Fantasy VII - One Winged Angel (PSX)
Song 5: Final Fantasy VI - Wild West (SNES)

Pocket Power!:
Song 1: Linger in Shadows (PS3)
Song 2: Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow  (DS)
Song 3: Pokemon: Red/Blue - Title Screen (Gameboy)
Song 4: Metroid 2: Return of Samus - End Theme (Gameboy)

More Guts, More Gory:
Song 1: World of Warcraft - Darkmoon Faire (PC)
Song 2: Linger in Shadow - Hidden Part (PS3)
Song 3: Cthulu Saves the World - Battle Music (PC)
Song 4: Silent Hill 2 - Theme of Laura (PSX)
Song 5: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - Dracula's Castle (PSX)

PO-V-MO: Red Edition
Song 1: Liberation Maiden - Tokyo (3DS)
Song 2: Final Fantasy VI - Johnny C Bad (SNES)
Song 3: The Unfinished Swan (PS3)
Song 4: Angry Birds (Mobile)
Song 5: Super Street Fighter 2 - Guile's Stage (SNES, Genesis, Arcade)
Song 6: Katamari Damacy - Katamari Nah-Nah (PS2)

WOO! That was exhausting, considering I forgot where half of these songs came from (I'm looking at you Rock Rock Mountain) Hope you all enjoyed and keep listening for more awesome songs (and I guess us talking about stuff).

Friday, November 2, 2012

Episode 7: Po-V-Mo: Red Edition

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Gotta catch the newest episode of the First World Podcast. This week we talk about some great games we are playing, including Dark Souls DLC, a crazy E-shop game from Grasshopper, and in depth with the ultra cool Xcom: Enemy Unknown. Than we slide into our impressions of our first ever chance to play a Wii U in the wild.

Our Feature discussion is on mobile gaming and how super effective it has been in the world of portable gaming and beyond.

Finally we use our Triple Barrel Shotgun attack to talk about some super moves we wish we had in real life!

Oddly, for all the Pokemon references in this description, we don't talk about Pokemon at all.

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Friday, October 26, 2012

First World Podcast episode 6: More Guts, More Gory

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It's that time of year, where all the leafs on the trees turn orange, and fall to the ground.  Your kooky  neighbor starts putting out pumpkins and Halloween decorations, and the reanimated corpses of the dead come crawling up your street to eat your brains.  That's why we here at the First World Podcast have recorded this special horror themed episode, so you can properly prepare yourself for the hoards of the undead that will soon be upon us.

We would also like to invite you to join in on some of the horror by playing this game Slender: the Eight Pages.  Play in the dark, with your headphones in, and let us know how you fair.

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Have a fun and safe Halloween everyone!!!


Friday, October 19, 2012

First World Podcast ep 5: Pocket Power

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Welcome back to another episode of the First World Podcast.  In this weeks episode, Dan and Heath spend a Sunday morning talking about the legacy that is portable gaming.  We start at it's birth in the 70's, and follow it to present day glory.  If you don't have nearly as much time for sit down console/pc games, then this episode is for you.

We also spent some time talking about an analog program called Munchkin.  We don't feel that we could have done a great job explaining the game, so we give you all this video to give you a deeper look at the game.

I think this is the episode of Radio Free Nintendo that has the portion on the Game and Watch series.  Give it a listen, it is a great podcast.

Tune in next week where we will be having our Halloween celebratory Zombiecast!!!  Feel free to send us links to cool games that are horror focused games at  As always, subscribe to us on iTunes, or subscribe to us on Podbean.  Thanks for listening!!!


Friday, October 12, 2012

Spoil(er)s of War(craft)

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    Heath, Dan and Greg summon a discussion on the wide world of Role Playing Games in this episode. We talk everything from favorite characters, the educational value, and the decline of Japanese and rise of Western RPGs. The gang also talks what they are playing, including an in-depth look at the new WoW expansion and Heath and Dan do battle over the polarizing Resident Evil 6.

(My apologies for any audio issues on this one guys. we continue to try and tweak our production to find the best sound, and sometimes I fall short. Hope you all still enjoy!- D)


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Check out the sweet new First World Podcast logo.
Mad props to our friend Ada King for bringing our vision to life! What do you all think?


Friday, October 5, 2012

First World Podcast Episode 3: Multipass

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Welcome to another episode of First World Podcast.  This week we discuss our favorite multiplayer games with our good and guest host Greg Braun.  We tackle the tough issues, such as tea bagging, trolls, and friend punching.

My friend Josh wanted to know where to go for app store updates, so here is the link  At the bottom of the page there will be a place for you to sign up for a weekly newsletter that will keep you up to date.

As always, subscribe, rate, and comment to us at iTunes.  Please feel free to join the conversation by leaving comments here, or emailing us at  Thank you very much, and we will be back next week.



Here is that link again for direct download of the cast without using the iTunes.
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Sunday, September 30, 2012


Just checking out some RSS feeders and IFTTT recipes to keep the blog/facebook up to date! Nothing to see here folks!


Super Clark Bros.

   On Christmas, 1991, my older brother had asked for and received an Nintendo Entertainment System. From that day forward, my love affair with video games began, in large part with my brother Michael leading the way. From letting me hold the second controller and “play” Super Mario Bros along with him, to helping me through my very first RPG (Phantasy Star 3), and even when he accidentally erased my Pokemon Blue save file, he has been a part of my gaming upbringing.
   Michael passed away in 1999 at 18 in an accident. Today would have been his 32nd birthday. As today wore on, and I played video games like I always do, my thoughts turned to him and the fact that if not for him, I wouldn't be a lot of things. Musician, devoted brother to our little sister, beard enthusiast. But most of all, without his influence I may never have found comfort and camaraderie in video games. I'll always have him to thank for the. Miss you bro.


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Episode 2: Neon Boogaloo

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Episode 2 coming at you like a one-inch punch from a lady in a power suit. Heath and Dan talk games they are playing, dissect the current end of generation console market, and bare their secret shames. Again, we have a few hiccups and pops in the recording, but we are getting better and better, and thank you all for listening!
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Episode 2 is in the can and almost ready for the inter-webs!
Please remember to find us on iTunes and rate/review us!
Stay tuned for Episode 2: Neon Boogaloo


Friday, September 21, 2012

First World Podcast: ep 1 Cookies and Beercast

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Our first podcast is live!!!  I will first say that there is a bit of popping later on in the podcast, we are not sure what it is, and are unable to edit it out, so, sorry, we will try harder next time.  Have fun listening to us, and hopefully it will be on iTunes soon.  Leave us some comments below, and if you want to be part of the conversation, send us an email at



Monday, September 17, 2012

First Podcast Coming Soon!!!

Dan and Heath have finally done what no one ever asked for, they have started a podcast.  We have a lively discussion about what we are playing now, the impending release of the Wii U, and our favorite first day purchases for games.  We hope to see you all soon on our debut podcast for the First World.