8: "French for Good Gravy" with Shaun Musgrave

This episode's guest is Shaun Musgrave.
Talking points include:

  • A hot take on Nintendo's localization methods.
  • Being angry at Sony.
  • At least Microsoft is cool?
  • Remember Zookeeper? Also, getting old.
  • Shaking and moving.
  • Eric did a bad thing.
  • Upgraded consoles.
  • Theatrhythms of all kinds.
  • Eric did a fun thing.
  • Black cats delivering things.
  • VVVVVV
  • Ducktales
  • Mobile Final Fantasy
  • Lots, and lots of Bravely Default mixed with some Bravely Second chat mixed in.

You can find Shaun on Twitter at @shaunmusgrave and writing for Touch Arcade, Mediacraft and his own blog Post Game Content. You can also support Shaun via Patreon.

7: "Strange Rat Circus" with Dereck Welch

Eric is joined by his college buddy Dereck Welch to chat about Famicom games along with game corruption and bugs.

Topics in this episode include:

You can follow Dereck on Twitter at ximwix and he also helps run the Famicom World forums.

6: "He Carries Around an Orb" with Anne Lee

Anne Lee joins to chat about a Sailor Moon RPG, recording your gaming history and helps Eric understand the finer points of the otome game genre.

Topics on this episode include

You can find Anne on Twitter and read her stuff at Chic Pixel. Don't forget to support her work as well!

5: "Let Daddy Fail" with guest Daniel Feit

  • Interpreting is hard
  • The Witness
  • Sam & Max Hit the Road
  • Lucas Arts and Olde Time Internets
  • Mortal Kombat Secret found 23 years later
  • Noby Noby Boy
  • Wattam
  • Keita Takahashi's cat controller

    The game would begin with the family suggesting to Granny that she wear the cat because, for example, her knees looked cold. Embedded in the cat is the capability for it to communicate wirelessly with other cat controllers (on other Grannies' knees) in the neighborhood. When the cat connects to another one, "..the onboard a.i. kicks in." This causes the cat to speak, paraphrased as "meow, meow, grandma, meow". Takahashi explains that the family are required to participate in the game by pretending that they haven't heard anything, because of this – Grandma begins to build the perception that she is able to communicate directly with the cat.

  • Firewatch
  • Pony Island
You can follow Daniel Feit on Twitter @feitclub feitclub.tumblr.com and should avoid forgetting the .tumblr at work or other public places.

3: "That's Where Your Childhood Friend Lived" with Elliot Gay

Elliot Gay joins Eric to talk about the world of kusoge, Steins;Gate 0, SMT4 Final and a Very Special visual novel.

Topics in this episode include:

You can follow Elliot on Twitter, read tons of game news at his blog Doki Doki Kusoge and support him via his Patreon.

2: "Constant Aeirth Dying" with Mohammed Taher

Mohammed Taher from Brave Wave comes on the podcast to chat about his recent trip to Japan, what he's been playing and of course his beloved Mega Man.

Topics on this episode include:

You can find Mohammed Taher on Twitter and support his music label Brave Wave by picking up some really awesom tunes by amazing composers.

1: "Zelda on a Bus" with Shaun Musgrave

Episode 1: "Zelda on a Bus" with Shaun Musgrave (2016.01.11)

Eric welcomes Shaun Musgrave to the first episode of A Podcast Draws Near. They talk about David Bowie, Pokémon, Mother 3, the death of Hudson, Spider Man games, LJN, sad Ninja Turtle story arcs and The Force Awakens (~spoilers~).

You can find Shaun on Twitter at @shaunmusgrave and writing for Touch Arcade, Mediacraft and his own blog Post Game Content. You can also support Shaun via Patreon.