We spend a lot of time talking about what we’re playing. Conceptually the Diecast has three segments: The personal warm-up talk about what we’re playing, the supposedly informed discussion of current gaming news, and the mailbag. Often a third of the show is spent on the warmup, and the mailbag often gets pushed out. How do you guys feel about that? Would you rather more news discussion? Or more mailbag?
Not that we’re promising to change anything. I’m just askin’.
00:30 What’s everyone playing?
Josh is playing Metro: Last Light and Civilization V.
Mumbles went to NATURE and bought Magic Cards. She also played The Secret World. Here is the Banjo-Kazooie promo we talked about.
Shamus is playing Doom3 BFG edition and doing a lot of programming.
20:20 Games Journalism is tough gig with low pay and poor job security.
We begin with this story.
51:00 We talk about the Tropes vs. Women series and how it’s improving.
We don’t say anything terribly controversial here, so I hope people can keep calm. And if anyone does feel the need to object, I hope you can do it calmly.