As promised last week, we answer listener questions. As always, the show email is in the header image.
0:01:07: Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Commentary Track
Note that I WAY overestimated how much audio / video content we’ve produced. Spoiler Warning channel has 780 videos with an average length of about half an hour, for a total of 390 hours of video. Then there’s about 200 hours of Diecast, assuming an average length of 1.2 hours each. That’s a lot, but where nowhere near the 1,000 hours I guessed during the show.
To reiterate what I said on the show: I’m spread too thin to do more projects. What I really want to do is make more Reset Button videos, but producing one video takes something like 20 hours, and I know I don’t have that many spare hours.
Josh is pitching an idea that might only take me 2 hours to produce. We’d watch an episode of Trek, make a commentary track, and then you could download it and play it along with the show. Josh’s idea has the advantage that it would take me 2 hours to produce 1 hour of content. This is opposed to an article, which might take 6 hours to produce 5 minutes of reading or a Reset Button video, where it would take 20 hours to make 10 minutes worth of content.
Does Trek commentary sound like something you’d enjoy? Something that might be worth sharing? Something that might be worth another trip to the site every day? I’d love you hear your thoughts.
0:08:42: How would Bethesda respond to your show?
Dear Casters of the Die,
Do you think Bethesda would be surprised by your criticisms? Do you imagine them more as people who would say, “I know, I know, but time and money…” or as people who would laugh and say, “If our games suck so much, why are we selling so many copies?” Or something else?
0:15:46: The game the broke you.
Is there a game that “broke you” as a fan, so to speak. Turning you from young optimistic fans into the cynics we know and love.
0:31:56: Dream guest.
If you could get any guest to come on the show, who would it be?
For the record, I was talking about Mr. Btongue, and this is the video where he mentioned me. Mumbles was talking about Ability Drain. Also, don’t miss George’s trip to Japanese arcades. It’s gold. Chris mentioned Lazy Game Reviews, which is stellar.
0:42:28: Videogame websites.
Which video game websites do you like? Both for news and entertainment. I know Josh mentions Giant Bomb sometimes, what about the rest of you?
Here’s the Oxenfree video we mentioned:
Josh said we don’t know anyone at the Escapist, but the truth is there are still a few people there I have occasional contact with. I also really like columnist Liz Finnegan and John Markley, who runs the stream.
1:01:21: How I met your podcast.
Which mailbag question do you really wish you’d answered at the time but is now embarrassingly out of date or irrelevant?
My curiosity is simply how the (regular) five of you all met up and decided to do all these podcasts and let’s plays and the such. Apologies if this was answered in another diecast but I’m working backwards from present time and I’m only at 138. You guys have done alot of stuff, it’s almost overwhelming!
1:11:58: Game of the century.
What’s your favorite game from the last sixteen years? How about your favorite game that’s older than that?