Greetings loyal listeners, and I guess major gaming news outlets given how things have transpired over the past week. Welcome to your vertical slice of gaming goodness and geek culture. On this weeks installment of the program we are going back to a normal show format after the past few weeks of extra long interviews with industry heavyweights. Indeed, this week we are featuring a fairly fresh faced up and coming indie developer, though he has been around for a few more years then some of our other guests. Anyway, we shall be welcoming the founder of Italian games designer Haruneko Games, Giovanni Simotti. Indeed, this developer has been kicking around for about four years and got his start in the back alleys of the Xbox Live Indie Channel, a place that Giovanni is still supporting along with Steam with his latest game, Amazing Princess Sarah, a 2D action platformer in the style of the really old-school Castlevania games. Also after a brief hiatus the Topic of Discussion is back as we talking about the original Xbox, the one from 2001, and its impact on the games industry. As always be sure to tune into the program live on Talkshoe this Thursday at 10:00 PM EST/7:00 PM PST or if you miss the show be sure to download from Talkshoe or iTunes. Also be sure to join our newly formed Steam Group linked below.
Much like the gif file embedded above this here blog, a huge wave of feels washes over me after we conclude almost 5 years of my life on this podcast. It’s no secret that I have been feeling the burn of trying to do this program week after week while feeling that the show was bereft of the purpose that spawned it. I’ve spent the better part of a decade-and-a-half trying to monitize my online endeavors, and then, just when it seemed like we might make it, the rug was pulled again and again. But one thing was certain: without the interviews and that connection MSP gave me to my friends and colleagues in the jungle that is the Internet, I felt adrift at sea. So rather than prolong the agony, just to meet an arbitrary anniversary, I decided to end it. Gracefully. It’s time to move on to other things; other shows. With that in mind, I hope you’ll join us in May when we re-launch Up Late with Mace. I always found that little show to be more about what I have become and where my art has taken me than MSP of late. So it’s time to get back to that. We’ll see you on May 21.
Greetings loyal listeners, it has been quite a long while since I made a personal update to the blog here. About two years, ah well, better late then never. Anyway, so this ends a project I have been working on for a half a decade. It has been a wild ride and its ending fills me with a wide range of emotions. I am not one for long goodbyes so I thank everybody on the cast and all of the wonderful guests we have had. I look forward to seeing all of you in our next ventures.