Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Season 2 Episode 13 - Award Show Superstar Cake Party

It's that time of the year folks! The end! 2013 is rapidly closing and the First World Team has a special 2 hour year in review episode. First, we are joined by our good friend Michael Buffington from the excellent Technical Earth Syndicate podcast , and a recent bear wrestling champion Greg Braun, to discuss this years major news and hardware releases. Next we deep dive and discuss every single game release in 2013 that we had the pleasure (or in some cases misfortune) of playing.

Finally, we wrap up the show with the above mentioned Award Show Superstar Cake Party, where we each hand out awards for everything from Best music, best story, biggest letdown and of course

GAME OF THE MILLENNIUM UNTIL NEXT YEAR!

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ABCD and THE BUFF

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Season 2 Episode 12: Atlus Hugged

Welcome back to the First World Podcast. With the recent news of Sega purchasing Atlus, we figured we would talk about their history and pedigree, and share some of our memories of Atlus games.  Dan played more Shin Megami Tensie IV and finally joined Greg in Marvel Heroes.  Heath played Steamworld Dig and Terry Cavanagh's Don't Look Back.  Madison was in an ass kicking mood and played some Street Fighter X Tekken, and tried out the XBox One's new Killer Instinct. Finally we take a trip back in the Way Back Machine and revisit one of the most controversial entries in the Final Fantasy series with Final Fantasy 8.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Season 2 Episode 11: The Snow Must Go On

Welcome back to the First World Podcast.  Greg was unable to make it to recording this week, so we rocked it as a power trio.  It is winter, and in St. Louis, it has started to be cold as balls, so we figured it would be a good time to talk about snow levels.  Heath got another Humble Bundle and was playing Rymdkapsel.  Dan beat The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, so he picked up on sale Shin Megami Tensei IV.  Madison took advantage of a holiday sale and got a new laptop and played some games.  We wrap up the episode with our FDA* approved Triple Barrel Shotgun Round. This week we ask the question; What in video games are you thankful for?  Let us know in the comments below, or on our Facebook page.


Check out Physics Punk Pedals who custom built Heath a kick ass Bit Crusher pedal with custom Link graphics on it, for Solid State Disaster.  It totally rules!  Here are his store https://squareup.com/market/physics-punk-pedals 

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Season 2 Episode 10: Fail

Welcome back to the First World Podcast. This episode, since we are all super excited about the release Xbox One and PS4, we figured that we would talk about the failed consoles. We also are trying a new format for our Now Playing segment without breaks.  Dan played Democracy 3, Heath played Super Mario 3D World, and we all played The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.  Xbox One came out on Friday, and we talk about it's reception. We finish up with a Triple Barrel Shotgun Round where we ask the question:  What is your favorite real world achievements?  Let us know yours in the comments below, or our facebook.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Season 2 Episode 9: Why Didn't Anyone Buy Us PS4's On Friday?

Welcome back to the First World Podcast.  PlayStation 4 came out on Friday, Xbox One, or the Xbone as we so lovingly call it, comes out this Friday.  We figured we would talk about the response of the PS4 and the expectations of the Xbone.  Dan couldn't make it to the podcast this week, so, Brett Aldrich stepped in to tell us a little Android title called Aquaria.  Heath dug into Shadowrun Returns, and gives some advice on how to make money on GTA5. Greg also played Shadowrun Returns, and is starting to have a better time with Disgaea.  Madison is still chipping away at Pokemon, but went back to Dragon's Crown.  We finish up the episode with a new segment called the Way Back Machine where we talk about some of our favorite classics.  For our debut game, we went with the ever popular Super Mario Bros. 3.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Season 2 Episode 8: May The Triforce Be With You

Welcome back to the First World Podcast.  This week we are tackling the legacy of The Legend of Zelda.  Madison is slowly progressing through Pokemon Y and Disgaea D2, and finally played a newer game, Front Mission 4.  Heath played the lack luster Castlevania: Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate, and the wonderful Tiny Death Star.  Dan played Batman Arkham Origins, and encountered a ton of bugs, which is really too bad for such a great game.  Greg played a bunch of games, but really wanted to dig into Blizzcon this week.  We wrap up the episode with a very secret revealing Triple Barrel Shotgun Round.  This weeks question is; What is your favorite unannounced next gen console feature?

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Editors Note : The amazing Zelda music used in this episode is from the incredible album by Vomitron called "No NES for the Wicked". You should buy it and love it.

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ABCD

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Season 2 Episode 7: Beta Blockers

Welcome back to the First World Podcast. This week, Madison could not make it to the episode, so we have a great friend of the podcast Brad Deles.  Brad played Batman: Arkham Origins, and Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag.  Making up for lost time, Greg took up another full time job playing Pokemon XY, and completed it!  Heath spent some time with Into The Dead, finished Hotline Miami, and jumped back into GTA 5.  Dan, keeping his promise to Madison, and downloaded Disgaea for the PS3, and loves it.  Our main feature topic is Beta testing in video games.  We wrap up the episode with our ever popular Triple Barrel Shotgun Round.  This week we ask the question;  What is your favorite in-game collectable?  Let us know in the comments below, or on Facebook.


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ABCD (Aldrich, Braun, Clark, Deles)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Season 2 Episode 666

Welcome back to the First World Podcast. It is Halloween here in the states, so we figured we would have a horror cast again, and talk about all things scary.  Dan, got a chance to finish last of us, and we have some spoilers, so proceed with caution.  Madison has been power grinding in Pokemon Y and Disgaea D2.  Greg, bought a new 3DS XL, and in the process of transferring all his files, he lost his Pokemon save file, and had to start all over again, so let us have a moment of silence for Greg's Pokemon...  Heath wrapped up this Now Playing segment with a crazy lil' game called Hotline Miami.  We finish the episode with the ever popular Triple Barrel Shotgun Round.  This week we ask the question:  What is your favorite secondary costume in a video game.  Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook.
It's a beautiful sight.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Season 2 Episode 5: Full Contact Gaming

Welcome to another episode of the First World Podcast.  This week we talk about the wonderful world of competitive gaming.  Madison plays some more of Disgaea D2.  Heath purchased the newest Humble Bundle and played a lot of Incredipede. Everyone talks a lot more about Pokemon X and Y, this time dive more into the way that we play the game.  We wrap up the episode with our crowd favorite Triple Barrel Shotgun Round where we ask the question:  What is your favorite video game swag?  Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook page.
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ABCD

Monday, October 14, 2013

Season 2 Episode 4: Pokéstravaganza!!!

Welcome back to the First World Podcast.  This week we change up the format of the show, and go all out Pokémon!!! We first talk about the history and lineage of the Pokemon series, so if you are not too familiar to the Pokemon series, this will get you caught up.  We all downloaded the newest Pokemon game for our 3DS's late Friday night, and have been neck deep in Pokemon X and Y.  Spoiler alert!!! We love it.  We then we wrap it up with Single Barrel Shotgun Round where we ask; If you were a new Pokemon, what would you be?  Let us know in the comments below.
Thanks Obama
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Monday, October 7, 2013

The NeverEnding Something

Welcome back to the First World Podcast! We are down a man this week, but picking it up with some super-sized now playings! Greg tackles the underrated puzzler, Might and Magic Clash of Heroes. Madison shotguns all of Bioshock Infinite in one big burst of vigorous gameplay. And Dan surprises the crew with a much anticipated review.
Hint: Dan didn't play Uncharted the board game...
Today we tackle the myriad way games tell stories. We jump from classic cut scenes and text, to the advent of the FMV and the current crop of amazing story driven games, such as Last of Us, Beyond Two Souls, and Bioshock Infinite.
Finally we have an all villain round of Random Encounters, featuring one of the most one sided, and sadly hilarious battles yet.

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B,C,D

Monday, September 30, 2013

Season 2 Episode 2: The Other Guys

Welcome back to the second season of the First World Podcast.  This week we talk about the third tier of "consoles," including the newly unveiled Steam Machine.  Madison took some time this week and finally finished the Last of Us.  Greg was blessed by the game gods, and managed to get Dan's old Wii U, and played Earthbound.  Heath finally found the "carrot" monsters, in Final Fantasy 14, and finally loved it.  Dan got the new Zelda bundle Wii U, and played one of the greatest games ever made, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD.  We wrapped up the episode with our ever popular Triple Barrel Shotgun Round.  This week we ask the question;  What games deserve a direct sequel?  Let us know in the comments below.



Listen to Gamewave podcast at http://gamewavepodcast.com/, it is a fantastic show all about the love of chiptunes, and tell them we sent you.

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Season 2 - Episode 1: Platinum Plated

Welcome back to the First World Podcast. Thank you for joining us on the start of our second season. Greg "Awesome" Braun spent some time playing NHL 14, with classic '94 results.  Heath "That's a High Score" Aldrich ran over some grandmas, and crashed some cars in Grand Theft Auto 5. Dan "Fuckity-Fuck" Clark played some 8 bit horror with Dead Pixels, and didn't win a dollar.  Madison "Mad Queen" Davis spent some time on her recent Ebay win on Lunar Silver Star Story, and showed off her new piece of tech with the Nexus 7.  We spend some time this week talking about the legacy of Clover studios, which turned into Platinum games.  We wrap up the episode with our ever popular Triple Barrel Shotgun Round: What developer would you like to make what game?  Was that confusing enough?

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Episode 50: Fifty Shades of Great

Well folks, we made it.  Far beyond our initial expectations, the First World Podcast has made it to the tender age of 1 year old!  It has been a wild ride, and we couldn't have done this with out you, yes you, the listener.  This episode, we changed the format a bit.  We kick off the episode with a year in retrospect on the show, telling you some secrets that started the show, and what have kept it alive.  Followed up by a great interview with ex-Lucas Arts QA tester Tammy Williamson, a follow up from episode 27.  Next, we do and extended Inbox 360 segment, were we answer all of your question.

Now for the surprise we have been hinting at.  This episode we would like to introduce our new segment, Hall of Game.  Over the course of this year, we have played some amazing games.  One of them stuck out miles above the rest, and that game was called Faster Than Light.  So, in order to properly celebrate FTL's induction to the Hall of Game, Dan and Heath had a Skype interview with FTL co-developer Justin Ma.  We wrap up the episode with our thanks, and if we missed someone, please forgive us, so many of you have contributed in some way over the course of the year.

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Thank you all again so much for all your support, we would not be here if it weren't for you listeners.

ABCD


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Friday, September 13, 2013

Episode 49: Rogues Gallery

Welcome back to the penultimate episode of our first year of the First World Podcast.  This week we talked about cult classic genres, and if we will be seeing any of them make a comeback.  Heath went to the Magic Celebration, and got his ass kicked by lots of 17 year olds.  Dan got swept away in the wonderful world of Pikmin 3.  Madison finally beat Silent Hill 2 for the first time, and started playing FTL.  Greg, has given up on this world and has left for the land of Eorzea as he starts to really dig into Final Fantasy 14.  We end this week with our ever popular Triple Barrel Shotgun Round.  This week we ask the question:  What is your favorite video game soundtrack?  Sound off in the comments below, or let us know on Facebook or Twitter.


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Friday, September 6, 2013

Episode 48: One Dollar Bob.

The time was 10:00 AM on a Sunday morning, and the First World Podcast crew gathered for a special, early morning episode of the First World Podcast.  This week we had a rousing discussion on the price points of consoles and video games.  Dan played the Legend of Fae, but spent most of his time being excited about the 2DS.  Greg dug deeper in to the reborn world of Final Fantasy 14: A Relm Reborn.  Madison caught some more Pokemon, and scared herself half to death with the Silent Hill HD Collection.  Heath didn't play anything new, but he did spend some time with his comfort food, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.  We wrapped up this early episode with another installment of Random Encounters, and we need your help to break a tie;  Who would win in this battle, Optimus Prime vs. Jeff (from Earthbound) ?  Let us know in the comments below, or on our Facebook page.

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ABCD (Aldrich, Braun, Clark, Davis)

Friday, August 30, 2013

Episode 47: My Little Sony

Welcome back to another action packed episode of the First World Podcast. This week the grumble of gamers takes a quit trip down memory lane for a retrospective on Sony and the Playstation brand . But first, Madison gets delightfully scared with the Silent Hill HD collection, while Dan narrowly avoids zombies and dysentery in Organ Trail (click the link to play for free!). Greg plays "the greatest sci-fi game of all time" and Heath plays the worst FF7 spin-off with Crisis Core.

Finally we debut a new segment we call "1 out of 10", where the worst games we have ever played are discussed for both amusement and as a stark warning to all our listener friends.



Speaking of terrible things.....

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Episode 46: Hands Holding Hands

Dan's back bitches!!! And so is the First World Podcast.  With Madison's recent badass birthday haul, walking away with a sexy blue 3DS XL, we decided that it would be appropriate to talk about Handhelds again.  Madison had an all portable week and played a ton of Pokemon White Ver. 2.  Dan, after borrowing Greg's Vita, got to play Gravity Rush while he was on vacation, but was instantly distracted when he got home by Duck Tales Remastered.  Heath and Greg had a very different week in gaming then Dan and Madison, they got totally lost by the Magic The Gathering game on PC, because it is fantastic.  We finished the episode with a very silly Triple Barrel Shotgun Round where we asked the question;  What intellectual property would you like to be made into a game?  What type of game would that be?  Let us know what you would want in the comments below.
Every kids (and adults) dream....


In a couple of episodes we are going to be celebrating our one year anniversary of the First World Podcast, and we would like you guys to give us some input on what you would like us to do for the shindig.  So, feel free to write us, leave us comments, tweet, or Facebook your suggestions.

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First World Podcast is
Dan Clark - Editor/Producer/Co-Host
Heath Aldrich - Producer/Media/Co-Host
Greg Braun - Co-Host/ Hockey Aficionado
Madison Davis - Co-Host/ Mad Queen

Friday, August 16, 2013

Episode 45: You Complete Me

Welcome back to a special episode of the First World Podcast.  Dan was on vacation this week, so the rest of the cast had the pleasure of talking about being a game completionist with special guest host, Mike Cracchiolo.  Mike spent sometime playing Star Control 2 while he wasn't doing his damndest to complete NHL 2013. Heath and Madison went to Sonic Boom 2013 and got to play Sonic Lost World before it comes out later this year.  Madison had a killer birthday, and got a 3DS XL, and also filled her need for arcade beat 'em up's with Dragons Crown.  Greg, being inspired with the pc game Magic 2014, started playing the regular old school card game Magic the Gathering.  We wrap up the episode with a very relevant Triple Barrel Shotgun Round, where we ask the question; Which video game have you spent too much time on?  Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook page

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Friday, August 9, 2013

Episode 44: H2Awesome

Que the water level music! This is very aquatic episode of the First World Podcast were we tackled the important topic of water levels in video games.  Dan kicks of our Now Playing segment with another of his fabulous purchases from the Steam sale, Evoland.  Madison gets her retro on and plays Shining Force 2 as part of the Sega Collection for the PS3.  Greg let his secret out on The Secret World, and kept of playing Shadowrun Returns.  Heath, in trying to loose 15lbs, started riding a exercise bike while playing Project X Zone, and also started playing Ogre Battle.  We wrapped up the episode with the return of the Triple Barrel Shotgun Round.  This week's question is, what video game would you like to see become an amusement park or ride?  Let us know in the comments below.

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Friday, August 2, 2013

Episode 43: Damn it feels good to be a gamer

Welcome back to another exciting episode of the First World Podcast.  This week we have a free form discussion about what it is like to be a gamer in the year 2013.  We encourage you to write in and tell us what you think about this as well.  Madison and Greg both spent some quality time with the cult classic reboot of Shadowrun Returns.  Dan and Heath both got their 16bit RPG on with Earthbound, and Dan also played a cool FPS puzzler called Antichamber.  We finish this episode up with our final installment of Inside the Gamers Studio, and this weeks focus is on Dan.  Let us know what you would like us to do next week for our closing segment.
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Friday, July 26, 2013

Episode 42: SIMply... AWESOME

Ladies and gentlemen, the wait is finally over, EARTHBOUND IS HERE!!!  And the First World Podcast is back with a new episode.  Greg, engaged his inner conspiracy theorist in The Secret World.  Heath went back to a Game Boy Advance classic, Metroid Zero Mission.  Dan's youth has finally come full circle with the Virtual Console re-release of Earthbound, and everyone rejoiced.  Madison, in hopes to get some studying in for today's topic, played Towns, with malnourished results.  The feature topic is a genre of games that is often overlooked in the game space, but has always been there, and will always be there in some form or fashion, and that genre is Simulation games.  We wrap up the episode with our third installment of Inside the Gamer's Studio, and this week we focus on Heath.



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First World Podcast is
Dan Clark - Editor/Producer/Co-Host
Heath Aldrich - Producer/Media/Co-Host
Greg Braun - Co-Host/ Hockey Aficionado
Madison Davis - Co-Host/ Mad Queen

Friday, July 19, 2013

Episode 41: Digital Pizza the 2nd

Welcome back to another exciting episode of the First World Podcast.  This week we planned on doing a different topic, but the summer Steam sale derailed us, and brought us back to the topic of digital distribution.  Heath had a full week of gaming and beat The Last of Us, also got to check out The Walking Dead: 400 Days.  Dan took full advantage of the iOS App Store anniversary and played all 5 of the free games, but really loved Where's My Water. No, seriously, he really liked it.  Madison filled her time while downloading all of her Steam games with a tower defense game called Revenge of the Titans, and finished up her week with Boarderlands 2.   Greg, also took advantage of the Steam sale, and got a special MMO called The Secret World.  We skipped doing a Triple Barrel Shotgun Round, or a Inside the Gamers Studio, to do a new segment we called Mailbox 360, where we read some of the great letters we got for episode 40 All That Violence.



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Greg Braun - Co-Host/ Hockey Aficionado
Madison Davis - Co-Host/ Mad Queen

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Retro Repurposing: NESputer


By Madison Davis

This is my attempt at using an old skool NES as the case for a modern computer.  
Everything you need... Sort of.
 Parts used for this build:

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor   100.00
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75M-ITX Mini ITX  FM2 Motherboard  90.00
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory 60.00
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk  80.00
Power Supply: Athena Power 400W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified Mini ITX Power Supply  80.00 (not pictured.  I purchased this micro ATX power supply but it was just too big to fit in my build.  I returned it and ordered a smaller power supply).
Total: $410.00

I also purchased a few parts here and there as I needed them, such as a 40mm fan, fan grill, power/reset buttons, power and hdd LED.

Parts already in my posession:
Windows 7 home premium and 500gb hdd.

I became close friends with my Dremel.  Had to gut the Nes to make room for its new parts!


Because of the large amount of parts I was shoving in this case, I decided to place the hard drives under the motherboard. The hard drives pictured are just a few small capacity I had laying around to use as a mock up instead of risking damage to my SSD.  I separated the hard drives from the motherboard with crafting foam to avoid any shorting out.
Using the NES buttons with shiny new switches
Dremeled out the area for the back plate.  Fits like a glove! 

Fitting The top with the bottom.  Also, cut out the spot for the power supply.  This was an extremely tight fit, I had to do a ton a sanding to allow the case to close properly with the PSU.  I also utilized the venting on the top of the case, opened it up a bit for better airflow and allowed it to be used as an intake.

Look at all those wires!  Tsk tsk.  Messy!

So I cut down the power supply wires and soldered it all back together. First time soldering anything, I am very proud of myself!

I cut a vent in the top of the case right above the CPU fan, I was heavily concerned about heat and airflow.  
It runs cool enough now with lid closed.  I added the HDD activity light under the lid as well as the case badges proudly showing my quad core AMD and SSD.  I ended up breaking the original red LED so I used a yellow one that I had laying around for the power. light.  I added a 40mm fan where the controller ports used to be.

A screenshot of some of her specs, she runs fast and stays cool!  I have her hooked up to the TV in my living room, when people see her they are at first surprised I have an NES hooked up and then they realize she is not a run-of-the-mill NES.

This was my first time attempting anything even remotely like this.  I've seen some of the NES computers online, but never anything as powerful as a quad core.  Making space was definitely a challenge and it took me about 6-8 hours of labor to get everything cut and fitted.  I'm sure I could have done it faster but I really had no idea what I was doing.

Enjoy
 - Maddy