Greetings once again loyal listeners and welcome once again to your weekly vertical slice of gaming goodness and geek culture. On the first part of this week’s installment of Fragments of Silicon, which will take place live this Wednesday at at 9:00 PM EDT, we shall be welcoming co-founders of Michigan based developer Underbite Games, Cory Heald and Brian Lentz, to the program. Currently they are working on a turn based strategy game with a very adorable art design and flourished with a hint of randomness and dice rolls in Super Dungeon Tactics. On the Topic of Discussion, we continue with the retrospective on Duke Nukem by talking about the lesser known spin-offs that got released in the time between milestones. As always be sure to tune into the program live on Talkshoe this Toesday at 9:00 PM EDT/6:00 PM PDT or if you miss the show be sure to download from Talkshoe, iTunes or the PodcastAddict App for Android. Also be sure to join our Steam Group linked below.
Weekly Dose of Silliness
I just wanted to note that we finally made it through 11 seasons of Moonhawk Studios Presents. Season 12 is a ways off, first week of January, to be precise. We plan to return to the days of having minor (and major!) Internet celebrities in a bid to once again improve our visibility profile. With that in mind, PettyFan has stepped into the role of Associate Producer and will be securing those individuals.
A big shout out to our crew from the past two seasons since we have been back: Adam Dayton (co-host/Producer), The Gollux (co-Host), PettyFan (co-Host, Associate Producer), Elemental Ogre (co-Host/Producer) and Twilight Winter (Guest Host). We hope to see all of you in January when the newest, biggest and baddest season of MSP debuts. Until then, on behalf of the crew at Moonhawk Studios Presents, I’m your host “Mac Paladin” saying thanks for listening, and stay safe out there, kids!
As you can see from my infrequent posting here these days, I sometimes forget the content on my webpage. When we originally began serving Project Wonderful ads on this site, there was little worry that one of the more tasteless ads might crop up on our box. So having a “network ad” that appeared, even on my adult comic websites was “no big deal”. Clearly, with our advancement in ratings, media and profile, that is no longer the case. Also true that Project Wonderful’s policy shift toward “whatever…” will necessitate a slightly more “sanitized” space where adult materials are not appropriate.
I’m not a fan of censorship in any of it’s forms, but I also recognize people’s desire and right to not freely associate with materials and ideas they do not condone, as well as the negative impact this has on the market value of “family friendly” venues. We may not have the nicest language or ideas on either MSP or Fragments of Silicon, but we do recognize the need for restraint when it is necessary. With that in mind, I do sincerely apologize for letting my attention wander when it comes to the advertising displayed on the site. Fragments of Silicon lost a wonderful guest tonight over that lack of vision on my part, and all I can do at this point is offer my sincerest apologies and express that a valuable lesson in vigilance has been learned here. The entire ad box has been removed from the website, and in the future, I will keep a more watchful eye on the marketing placed on this site as well as my others to ensure they are “content appropriate”. My hope is, when the dust has settled and the memory of this egregious mistake has faded, they will opt to give our programming another shot.
Thank you, and good night.
Michael C. “Mac Paladin” Prokop
Host, Moonhawk Studios Presents
Our Indiegogo campaign is ending in about 38 minutes, as of this writing, and a funny thought occurs to me. In spite of the fact that we came up short of our goals, through sheer grit, determination, and a little bit of enthusiastic sell-smithing on my part, this thing is actually happening. Most, if not all, of our actors are staying with us, and there will be just enough money left to pay the band. I’m not sure if I can adequately convey my feelings about how this is shaping up, so I will sum up simply by saying that I am very excited that this is going forward, and I hope that you all will enjoy partaking in the first step toward making Starship Moonhawk into something the mainstream can enjoy.
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