Welcome once again to you weekly dose of gaming goodness, this week we shall be welcoming the founder of Silk Games, one Ben “Silk” Mallahan to our humble show. Silk Games are the purveyors of a most unusual title, the MMORPG called NEStalgia. Well, perhaps at the very least the artstyle is rather familiar at this point because it is an indie title that uses 8-Bit pixel art for its visuals. As is the par for the course these visual are meant to be an invocation of times long ago, in this case, the game is one giant love letter to the Dragon Quest series. Though far being stuck in the past this titel also features many of the current trappings of your modern day MMO and it is a most curious fusion. The topic of discussion this week shall be the orrginal Game Boy as we celebrate 25 years of its existence. As always be sure to tune into the program live on Talkshoe this Wednesday at 9:00 PM EST/6:00 PM PST or if you miss the show be sure to download from Talkshoe or iTunes.
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.