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2014.09.15 – TNN – Gaming Edition

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Tech Net News and Opinion Gaming Edition

Most of us at indienation.fm are gamers of one type or another.  In fact we have had several gaming news shows in the past.  Some will be returning in the future and a few new ones to be added.  Of course there are a lot of variants to gaming.  For the tech news show, we tend to focus on video and online gaming.  However, keep your browser and podcatcher tuned here as we roll out more shows themed around RPGs and tabletop games as we head into 2015.

2014.09.15 – Tech Net News and Opinion

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2014.09.15 – Tech Net News and Opinion

This is the recording of our weekly news show.  In this episode we discuss some Celtic music news, Android news, Chrome OS app news, net neutrality, Minecraft, Microsoft, writing on maps from the era of Columbus, and more.

 We opened with two from  Ceil Moss

  • As Far as the Eye Can See from the album of the same name
  • Lies a Lurrighan

You can find this band at:

TGGN 6-4-2013

POSTED ON December 22nd  - POSTED IN Gaming, Through Gamer Goggles
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Through Gamer Goggles News – 6-4-2013

 

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English: The exhibit hall of en:Origins Game Fair 2007 in en:Columbus, Ohio. Category:Conventions (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The music in this week’s podcast is by Brother Love.  You can find him at brotherloverocks.com.  We must caution the listener not to go to brotherlove.com which currently re-directs you to Brother brand printing supplies but, in the past, it was a porn site and is definitely not safe for work.

 

WotC won’t be in the exhibit hall at Gen Con.

 

The Examiner

 

2 mobile titles from Wizards

 

Gamersaurs
Origins game fair

 

Guests

 

http://www.seditionwars.com/

 

Titanium Wars

 

 

 

 

Through Gamer Goggles News

POSTED ON March 26th  - POSTED IN Gaming, Through Gamer Goggles, Zombie
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Hey listeners it has been awhile since we have aired Through Gamer Goggles News, but we wanted to let you know it’s coming back.  That’s right next week, Tuesday April 2nd, we will return at 9:00 P.M. Eastern.   We will take a look at one of the recent Kickstarter project from GreenBrieR Games Zpocalypse.  Jeff Gracia from GreenBrier Games will be joining us live discuss the semi – cooperative board game and its future.

Through Gamer Goggles News (TGGN) 4-9-2012

POSTED ON April 11th  - POSTED IN android, Apple, Entertainment, games, Gaming, Hardware, iphone, Through Gamer Goggles
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In this episode of Through Gamer Goggles News we featured the music of Jonathan Coulton.

From KICKSTARTER

THERE BE MONSTERS

“Map Monsters is a free-to-play location-based adventure game designed by the venerable Richard Garfield, creator of Magic: The Gathering, Schizoid, King of Tokyo, and many other fantastic video and analog games.”

The Article includes a back story on the game before going on to gameplay.

The game uses location via GPS devices. Unlike other games the GPS device will be a secondary mechanic. In other words travel isn’t necessary, but those that do will progress quicker.

The world is the map

Virtual world travel, players will be allowed to travel the world from their living room.

You never know what you will find when you explore a new location.

Items will have a scarcity, or a rarity. Some items will be abundant in areas forcing players to travel in order to trade.

Players will be able to build mileposts, mines, and farms.

Create friends to trade with and use their roads and more.

It will be available for Ipad and I phone 1st.

The will be funded if they can find enough contributors to reach 40k.

More info at Bodsix

Bodsix on facebook

Through Gamer Goggles News (TGGN) 3-12-2012

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Through Gamer Goggles News Episode 003

We opened this week’s show with a video game related song My Atari from Sudden Death who is better known as Devo Spice.  Devo Spice is a member of The FuMP which is short for Funny Music Project.

Video Games Good for You

From the Wall Street Journal 

“Videogames can change a person’s brain and, as researchers are finding, often that change is for the better. A growing body of university research suggests that gaming improves creativity, decision-making and perception. The specific benefits are wide ranging, from improved hand-eye coordination in surgeons to vision changes that boost night driving ability. “

Other points to note

  • Women that play video games are better able to manipulate 3D objects

  • Violent games have the strongest beneficial effect, But they are a two-edged sword. Compulsive video gaming can lead to obesity, introversion, and even depression. What was the name of that Bobby Brown song? Every gamer needs to listen to this while they play Don’t Worry Be Happy

  • According to the article the average gamer is 34 and plays about 18 hours a week.

We then played Pac Man by Devo Spice with Worm Quartet Both are members of The FuMP.

Ninja Zombies….

POSTED ON March 15th  - POSTED IN Entertainment, site

Yes you read right that says ninja Zombies… they are  just the coolest thing ever a new breed of Zombies coming for your braiiiiiins…. they are faster, stealthier and just down right cool ! This resident Zombie gives this a thumbs up  and can’t  wait until its out check out the Trailer at : Vimeo and please visit them on Facebook yeah they are that good the ninja Zombies are on Facebook too .  Ivia beyondhollywood.comt’s so nice to know there are still gentleman zombies out there …  The GentleMan Zombie : cyanide and happiness @ Explosm.net wanted to put a little humor in your day even Zombies like to giggle especially this Zombie :) Now to leave you with a song one of my favorites by The Hooters -All you Zombies youtube

So when you go to sleep tonight just remember the Zombies have united and now have a new breed the ninja Zombies…. so if you hear scratching at your window…. ;)

Until next time your Resident Zombie Cleta

Legislation Proposed for Video Game Warning Labels

POSTED ON January 29th  - POSTED IN Government, Law, New Media Order, news, Opinion
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In an effort to continue to evoke laughter in the war on stupidity and responsibility, with seemingly much counsel from the Department of Redundancy Department, Representative Joe Baca has re-introduced a video game warning label bill.

House Resolution 400 would add a warning phrase to video games with certain ratings.  This bill is very similar to a bill Baca introduced 2 years ago that never even made it to the floor.  If passed, some games would be labeled “WARNING: Excessive exposure to violent video games and other violent media has been linked to aggressive behavior”.

I have heard these claims before but, to date, I can find none of them that link to any studies or research that prove this.  Besides, this whole thing is kind of deja vu and redundant.

Excuse me, if the game is already rated, how is it not labeled already?  It seems a bit overly redundant to me, it is as if I would say the same thing twice.  Is the original rating not a warning? (heh)

You can follow House Resolution 400 over at GovTrack, it has currently been referred to committee.  I hope that it ends just like the earlier bill submitted. May this redundant act too die in committee.

While I admire a “never give up” attitude in certain areas, I think that the lesson that this is just another stupid, unwarranted law, should have been learned two years ago.

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