Saturday, June 5, 2010

Audio Noise: The Beast That Now Slumbers Under The Sea

Hey everyone and welcome to a Tokyo smashing edition of the Dispatch!

For this one, we are going to look at things with our ears as we take a look at one of the many podcasts I have enjoyed over the years. For the first Audio Noise segment, I decided to go with one of my favorites that is unfortunately no longer being produced and hasn't been for a couple of years now. It is still a very interesting listen and gives you a glimpse into life on the other side of the big blue, so without further ado let's look a little closer at...

The Godzilla Gaming Podcast

Focus: Roleplaying Games
Audio Quality: four of five atomic monsters
Content Quality: five of five atomic monsters
Average Length: one to one and a half hours
Squeaky clean for your listening pleasure

The Godzilla Gaming Podcast started in the beginning of 2006 and ran for two and a half years before time zone changes and an entire ocean forced them to stop recording. Hosted by an Australian named Cam and an American named Mike, their 'cast give us a glimpse into the world of RPG gaming in Japan. In addition to some interesting advise on gaming issues that you might run into anywhere in the world, they also did game reviews for a number of oldies but goodies and talked about what its like gaming in Japan. From herding the cats for a game to snacks you'd find at the table, the Godzilla Gaming Podcast is a really interesting listen that I highly recommend checking out.

As I mentioned earlier, they are unfortunately not recording any more as Mike has moved back to the States. They did manage to keep recording the show via skype for two years after he had left but in the end it seems that it was proving to difficult to keep it going. Their last post says " Cthulhu, Godzilla's always out there!" so who knows, maybe there will be more podcasting goodness in the future from Mike and Cam. Even if there isn't, the show is definitely worth checking out so hop on over and give them a listen!

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