Super Gamer 79 – Barkley Shut Up and Winnipeg Game Jam!

Another Winnipeg Game Jam is just around the corner, and Dear Friend Dylan Fries comes by to talk about it. We get into the philosophy and purpose of game jams, and what’s happening with the Winnitron.

Download link – Super Gamer 79 – Dylan Fries (PegJam)

Visit PegJam’s website

Super Gamer 77 – Roughdawg4, the Second Greatest Trophy Collector in the World

Okay, so I love getting platinum trophies. They give my life meaning. I’ve got a total of four.

Roughdawg4 has like 1,700 of them. Platinum. He’s got the second highest trophy score on PSN in the entire world, behind only the fabled Hakoom.

In this week’s episode, Roughdawg4 regales us with tales from the trophy hunt.

Download link – Super Gamer 77 – Roughdawg4

Check out Roughdawg4’s trophy guides at ps3imports.org

Follow Roughdawg4 on Twitter

Super Gamer 76 – Laura Intravia Returns… Again!

Super Gamer’s first ever guest is back for a third time. Laura Intravia has toured with Video Games Live and Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions, she’s featured on video game soundtracks, she’s now composed for a video game, and she’s got an opera performance at the Boston Center for the Arts coming up at the end of the month.

We talk music, we talk Smash, we talk cookies, we talk Bloodborne!

Be sure to stick around after the interview to hear a track from Arkhangel: The House of the Seven Stars, composed by Chad Seiter & Laura Intravia.

Download link – Super Gamer 76 – Laura Intravia

Laura Intravia’s website

Laura Intravia on Twitter

Super Gamer 75 – Robby Duguay

Today’s episode features the wildly talented Robby Duguay – composer, musician, nice fella! Find out what sets movie music composition apart from composing for games music, hear why jump scares don’t work in VR, and stick around to hear one of Robby’s spectacular tracks from Fossil Hunter.

Download link – Super Gamer 75 – Robby Duguay

Robby Duguay’s website

Robby Duguay on Twitter

Super Gamer 74 – Soda Popinski

I remember being giddy over real Pizza Hut logos in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade; I love pizza.

Dr. Jess Morrissette is more interested in soda pop. Dr. Morrissette has catalogued more than 2,300 soda machines in video games. Hear all about it on today’s Super Gamer!

Download link – Super Gamer 74 – Dr. Jess Morrissette – Soda Popinski

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Dr. Jess Morrissette (supplied)

Super Gamer episode 73 – Pablo Hidalgo at FanQuest

Okay, so we’re all nerds here, right?

You know how, us nerds, when we really love something we kind of feel like we know everything about it and no one else could possibly know more? We’re wrong. We should knock that off.

BUT! BUT!!! Pablo Hidalgo isn’t wrong. Pablo Hidalgo knows more about Star Wars than any of us. It’s his job — officially — as a Lucasfilm creative executive.

Mr. Hidalgo was a guest at the second-ever FanQuest, which just happened in Winnipeg a couple weeks back. I made him answer some very important questions, under threat of bowcaster. Questions like: how do you kill a Jedi?

Download link – Super Gamer episode 73 – Pablo Hidalgo/FanQuest

Pablo Hidalgo

Pablo Hidalgo receives a Distinguished Graduate Award from Red River College.

Super Gamer Podcast – Episode 72 – eSports Education

Hey Super Gamers, tune in to episode 72 to hear from the prez (Melanie Penner) and VP (Lorhiz Aquino) of University of Manitoba eSports. Hear about the group’s growth into a more competitive program, where they want to go from here, and how you can join.

Download link – Super Gamer episode 72 – U of M eSports

Super Gamer episode 71 – The Portal (of Awesomeness!)

Virtual reality + licensed venue you can book with your friends = super happy fun time!

Chris Hall is the owner of The Portal in Winnipeg, which is pretty much exactly the above equation. He’s our guest of Episode 71, and he’s generously offered 20 per cent off for bookings for Super Gamer listeners: just enter “SGP” in when you book time at https://www.theportalwpg.ca.

Download link – Super Gamer episode 71 – The Portal

Super Gamer episode 70 – Game-itoba

Okay, Winnipeg tabletop enthusiasts, there’s good news and there’s bad news.

First, the bad: JimCon, a way cool tabletop gaming convention in Winnipeg that I visited last November, is no more.

The good news, though, is there’s a new tabletop gaming convention in town: Game-itoba! It’s conveniently at the same location on the same weekend.

Learn more from Game-itoba co-chair Mike Hofer on today’s Super Gamer!

Download link – Super Gamer episode 70 – Game-itoba

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.