I don’t know if anyone is still out there reading this. If you are, thanks for sticking around. We’ve given you no reason to stay, and we apologize.
The Slamcast, while not dead, is pretty damned dormant. Both Charlie and I have new homes and new jobs, both trying to live the dream. As such, our schedules don’t click. Additionally, my affinity for wrestling has waned again (save for Ric Flair’s retirement a few months back. I haven’t cried that much in ages). I’ve left the door open for my love to rekindle. Gotta find an indie near me, or get some new ROH DVDs. That’ll help 🙂
So, while there won’t be any new Slamcast episodes for the foreseeable future (or the rememberable past) I have gotten the itch to podcast again. The topic and cohost will be different though.
I’m looking at doing a video game related podcast with my lovely significant other Amy. Amy had an NES growing up, but didn’t have another console to her name until we got a Wii this past Christmas. She’s missed three generations of consoles, and only dabbled in PC gaming minutely (read: She played a lot of Sims 2). She had a GameBoy Color, playing a Game and Watch collection occasionally.
Now, between the Wii, the DS (she tends to whip my ass in Tetris DS, and the New Super Mario Bros minigames, and Mario Kart DS, etc, etc), emulation (Why, oh why did I introduce her to Puyo Puyo?) and PC gaming (we’re running a Diablo 2 campaign right now), she’s back in the gaming fold. Since meeting her I appear to have corrupted her into a hardcore gamer.
But there’s still this big gap in her gaming resume. And the goal of this new podcast is to expose her to all the stuff she missed. We’re going to sit down with some beers (or other alcohol-enriched beverages) and Amy will play a game she’s never seen before from SNES, Genesis/SegaCD/32X, TurboGrafx16, Playstation, N64 or Gamecube. We’ll add more consoles if I can get my hands on them.
We’ll also have some special shows where we play against each other, or we might record some of our Diablo 2 adventures. While Amy plays and gives us unfiltered (and likely NSFW) comments on what she’s playing, we’ll try to discuss gaming news and try to give a little history of the games we’re playing.
Music will be provided by my good friends in Makar. I met these folks while appearing in their music video for “I Hate My Job,” and they’re awesome people. Check out their website and while you’re there, peep the video. I’m the heavyset, er, heavy guy on he couch in a few waiting room scenes.
I’ll throw a sample of the show into the old Slamcast feed for the few folks still subscribed. Again, thanks for sticking around. It’s weird logging into Feedburner and seeing people still checking the RSS 🙂
The show doesn’t have a name yet, or a release schedule, or a website. I’ll try to set all this up over the holiday weekend.
I also regret that I’ll be taking down the Slamcast episodes archived here. I’ll be hanging on to them in case anyone wants them in the future, or if the Slamcast rises from the ashes. I’ll make a separate post when that happens.
So, for Charlie Dreamer, we say Good Night, Charlie Dreamer. So long, farewell!