Greetings once again loyal listeners and welcome once again to your weekly vertical slice of gaming goodness and geek culture. On this installment of the program it is out great pleasure to tackle another grand legacy. Maybe not one of the highest viability but still a franchise that has been in existence for nearly 20 years now. Indeed this week we are welcoming Graham Markay, Director Of Operations at Natsume, publishers and now creators of the venerable Harvest Moon franchise. While the Harvest Moon franchise is probably where you know the name Natsume, they do have a very long and storied history dating back to the NES days and the publishing of such games as Shadow of the Ninja and S.C.A.T: Special Cybernetic Attack Team and down through the ages handling a number of games and franchises. More examples would be Tatio games like Lufia, Pocky and Rocky and Bust-A-Move or other niche products like Carnage Heart EXA, Rune Factory, Legend of the River King and Reel Fishing. A legacy that continues to this day with titles like Alphadia Genesis, Yumi’s Odd Odyssey and the upcoming A-Train: City Simulator for the 3DS. A special note of the show, this is going to be one of our episode long interviews given the size and scope of the legacy of Ron. 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, iTunes or the PodcastAddict App for Android. Also be sure to join our 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.