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.

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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

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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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