Podcast Episode 3: Bernd Lehahn and X3: Albion Prelude

January 2nd, 2012

Happy New Year everyone! And to kick off the new year, a very special podcast with Bernd Lehahn of Egosoft, the company behind the X games. Our main topics are the recently released X3: Albion Prelude and the upcoming X: Rebirth. I'm a big fan of open-ended sandbox games and X scratches an itch that plagued me since the days of Elite and First Encounter. A bit of a learning curve, but, as we discuss, the upcoming X: Rebirth aims to reintroduce the series for new users. But why wait?

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If you haven't tried any X game yet, check out the Official Site to find out more about their games. You can also buy X3: Albion Prelude on Steam or get the X Superbox to get every X game in one sweet package!

Posted by: Soulrift

Podcast Episode 2: Craig Morrison and Age of Conan

October 14th, 2011

All right! Looks like the podcast might become a monthly thing. And it's all thanks to my second guest: Craig Morrison of Funcom, who stopped by to talk about Age of Conan Unchained. We discuss his work at Funcom, including Anarchy Online and Age of Conan, his experience leading the game through to its current Free to Play incarnation, talk about Extra Life, and peek into the future of Age of Conan and Funcom's upcoming The Secret World! Still no luck on beta access, but I'll keep you posted if we get any keys to hand out :)

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You can also download the whole episode in MP3 format.

If you haven't tried Age of Conan yet, check out the Official Site to sign up and play. It's free, after all! They seem to have a refer-a-friend program, but it looks like I have to input someone's email directly rather than post a link on my website, so I somehow doubt I'll be making any referrals this time :(

Posted by: Soulrift

Podcast Episode 1: Scott Hartsman and Rift

September 19th, 2011

Heeeey! I've been meaning to do some podcasts and I finally got the very first done. Joining me on episode one is Scott Hartsman, Executive Producer for Rift at Trion Worlds. Or Chief Creative Officer. Something important at any rate. In any case, we discuss various topics, including Rift's launch, hacking, dynamic content, content update rate, expansion plans, the upcoming Planar Attunement system, statistics, and add-ons. And probably more, but I forgot about some of the details already. You'll just have to listen to the whole thing and find out!

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You can also download the whole episode in MP3 format. I'm trying to get a few more statistics to share other than the One Billionth Quest completed mentioned in the podcast, I'll update this post if I get any.

If you haven't tried Rift yet, here to download a Free Trial and give it a go. It's part of the "ascend a friend" program that was featured in a recent humorous Rift video... let me try to link it here...

Posted by: Soulrift

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