Super Gamer episode 69 – All Star Gaelic Football

Today’s guest is Peadar McMahon of Mojopin Studios. Mojopin is making a Gaelic football game, and is looking for funding. Gaelic football is awesome, but Peadar says an old video game franchise of it on PS2 was not. Mojopin is shooting for awesome with its game. Check out the Kickstarter here.

Download link – Super Gamer episode 69 – All Star Gaelic Football

I forgot to ask Peadar about the leniency refs give in Gaelic when it comes to dribbling the ball. To me — someone who has seen very little Gaelic and knows very little about the sport — it looks like Gaelic refs follow the NBA rulebook when it comes to travelling.

If one of you fine listeners can fill me in, leave a comment below.

Super Gamer episode 68 – Ubisoft Winnipeg

Get the deets on Ubisoft’s announcement that they’re opening a studio in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This episode features Ubisoft Canadian Studios CEO Yannis Mallat, managing director of Ubisoft Winnipeg Darryl Long, and New Media Manitoba’s Louie Ghiz.

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Super Gamer Episode 67 – Tommy Tallarico

Video Games Live kicked off its 14-show, 12-city Canadian tour in Winnipeg, MB on Monday. At the show, I got a chance to speak to VGL creator and performer (and industry icon) Tommy Tallarico. Have a listen, and find out why Mr. Tallarico thinks Beethoven would be a video game composer if he were alive today.

Download link – Super Gamer episode 67 – Tommy Tallarico and Video Games Live

The video includes: the orchestra, led by Bryan Deans, playing Metal Gear Solid; Jason Paige singing the Pokemon theme song (with Tommy Tallarico on guitar); Winnipeg’s own SuperFX playing Halo; and … a box?

(By the way, I can’t seem to sing the Pokemon theme song without switching to the Transformers movie theme. “I know it’s my destiny. Pokemon! Oh, you’re my best friend — FROM THE EVIL UNICROOOON!”)

Super Gamer Episode 66 – Wizard Mode

Pinball is way deeper than it looks. Did you know each machine comes with instructions? I learned this with a visit to Forth in Winnipeg to speak to David Morris and Kevin Peden of the Manitoba Pinball League. Listen in!

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Check out the Manitoba Pinball website.

Super Gamer Episode 65 – Elwyn and the Clonosaurus

Some of you may know that Alberta, Canada has a Dinosaur Provincial Park: a UNESCO World Heritage site where tons and tons (heck, tonnes!) of fossils have been found. But did you know you can explore that park in Minecraft? It’s true!

Today’s episode is with Elwyn Galloway, a geophysicist who worked on the Minecraft versions of both Dinosaur Provincial Park and the area around Peace River, Alberta.

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Download the Dinosaur Provincial Park Minecraft model here.

Super Gamer Episode N64 – Elizabeth LaPensée

Fantastic episode today with guest Elizabeth LaPensée. She is a designer, artist, writer, and researcher, and some of her work will be part of the family arcade tomorrow at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, as part of the Symposium on the Future Imaginary, a multidisciplinary arts event centred around the theme: how do Indigenous people imagine themselves in the future. The event is being livestreamed here.

Take a listen:

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Super Gamer Episode 63 1/3 – JimCon

Winnipeg’s annual tabletop gaming convention, JimCon, was this past weekend. I did a bunch of investigative journalism — found out what’s REALLY going on (turns out they’re playing board games and having a great time). Take a listen!

(Guests: Michael Hofer, Jim Buchanan, Cliff Stornel)

Download link – Super Gamer Episode 63 1/3 – JimCon

Also check out Cliffside Games!

Super Gamer Episode 62 – Bold Extra Life

It’s the official Extra Life stream day! Extra Life is, of course, a charity benefiting Children’s Miracle Network hospitals (as of this posting they’re up to $6.8-million!). Here in Winnipeg, Bold Commerce is putting on a big ol’ all-day event, and I checked it out earlier.

It was great! More players than I expected, and a very enthusiastic attitude. Plus, a guy shaved his beard (and another guy was apparently going to glue the trimmings to his face but I wasn’t around for that part).

Anyhoo, check out the stream here if it’s not too late.

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Super Gamer @ C4 2017

Day one is in the books! I’m off to provide delightful commentary for Overwatch at AYBOnline’s BaseLAN event.

Take a listen to some of the cool stuff I saw on Friday: first, Jaime Smith from Range Plus One talks about Fatal Velocity — an awesome looking speed-shooter –, then Luke Thiessen talks The Frontier LARP! Enjoy.

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Super Gamer Episode 61 – WinnipegVR and BLAM!

Hello Super Gamers! To borrow a phrase from Conker’s Bad Fur Day, this episode is ‘time sensitive. It’s… sensitive… to time.’

BLAM! is an art show I went to on Friday, Oct 20 in Winnipeg, and it’s going on until Sunday, Oct 22 — so you still have time! Check it out, there was some great comic-book-and-nerd-culture-inspired work. I spoke with Robert Wilson, who was dressed as Dr. Emmett Brown, and had an art exhibit there (but just for Friday, sorry!).

To learn more about BLAM!, head here.

But hold on, this episode features not one but TWO totally unrelated interviews. It starts with Dan Blair from Bit Space Development, talking about their new app WinnipegVR, which lets you take a virtual tour of some key spots in Winnipeg, like Investors Group Field.

Learn more about Bit Space Development and WinnipegVR here.

Download link – Super Gamer Ep. 61 – WinnipegVR and BLAM!

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DJ King Cabernet rocking the BLAM! 4 at Forth opening. He played Electric Light Orchestra just as I looked at a Dr. Who painting, which is amazing for a reason Dr. Who fans will know.