Greetings once again loyal listeners and welcome once again to your weekly vertical slice of gaming goodness and geek culture. This week we shall be welcoming to the program a true veteran of the Video Game Industry and a maven of the Austrlian development community, this week we shall be welcoming Tom Crago CEO of developers Tantalus and Straight Right. Tantalus is prolific developer whose history spans back twenty years and specializing in a whole host of products, from conversions of the Wipeout franchise on the Sega Saturn, to creating the Top Gear Rally title for the Game Boy Advance to working on licensed titles to numerous to mention in this space to the creation of original IP like Funky Barn they have run the gamut. Recently a new label has been crafted and forged along side Tantalus, Straight Right which has up to this point specialized in conversions of AAA games to the Wii U. The Topic of Discussion this week shall be about HAL Labratory, creators of the Kirby franchise who just turned 35 years old. Also, with this show, we shall beginning our Night Dive Studios Grand Classic Giveaway and we have 5 codes of System Shock 2 ready to be dispersed though our various outlets, starting with the recording of this program. 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.