Goodbye WordPress!

Hey, all! Recently, we’ve decided to phase out the dinosaur that is the WordPress blog (this thing you’re looking at right now) and focus instead on more interactive social media. Please keep up with Fangamer’s daily goings-on at any or all of these places:

Most of the blog-type stuff we’ll be posting in the future can be found on tumblr. Hope to see you around! :)

The Return of Office Cam!

OfficeCam was a staple of the Fangamer community. Every week we’d plop down on our green couch, and chat with you – Until we moved our office earlier this year. Now that we’ve had time to settle into our new office, we’re bringing back Office Cam! Including: video premiers, twitter questions, live art, and the never before attempted Fangamer Game Show! Join us this Friday for something new, at the old time 8:30pm EST.

For those of you who missed our office cam finale earlier this year, here’s the video:

Podcast #140: EarthBound Discussion

Shigesato Itoi’s EarthBound / Mother 2, is one of those rare games that profoundly resonates with people. Everyone has their own unique experiences with this game, and we wanted to hear from our listeners, what those experiences are. We also discuss EarthBound’s themes of wisdom, courage and friendship.
Lindsay Nelson is a translator, bringing articles about Shigesato Itoi from Japan to America. She joins us to talk about living in Japan for 5 years, and meeting the creator of the Mother Series. She also discusses her work unofficially translating Saori Kumi‘s novelization of Mother 2.
Next week is Preemptive Strike, part of our war month. We’ll be discussing the appeal of war games, violence, and why they’re not necessarily bad. The writer from Extra Credits, James Portnow, will be joining us on that show. Leave us a voicemail about war games. 503-446-CAST #fgpc #fgpcast
Thank you everyone for calling in about EarthBound!
Next week’s show topic:
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Podcast #137 Game Club: Silent Hill 2

In the spirit of Halloween, we play Silent Hill 2 for Game Club. We discuss the game’s theming, controls, story, and gameplay for both PS2 & PS3 versions.

Matt Hawkins and Jeffrey Benson do their first Game Movie Club, and discuss the Silent Hill movie, directed by Christophe Gans and written by Roger Avary.

Part two of this game club will be on Oct. 22nd. Let us know what you think, by posting in our forums, tweet @fangamer #fggc, or leave us a voicemail at 503-446-CAST. This year for Halloween your loving podcast hosts, Jeff Charlie and Ben will be dressing as the Sailor Scouts. What will you be for Halloween? Let us know.

Next week’s episode is Scared: non-horror games that scared us.

Scared: http://fangamer.com/forum/Fangamer/Merchazawa/Fangamer-Podcast-138-Scared

Silent Hill 2 Game Club part 2:

http://fangamer.com/forum/Fangamer/Merchazawa/Fangamer-Podcast-137-139-Silent-Hill-2-Game-Club

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Podcast #135: Fun Games

 
Fun mechanics are what keep us playing video games. Sometimes the mechanics leave such an impression on us, that they transcend the game itself. Charlie and Ben share  their personal experiences, of when a game’s mechanics transcended off the screen, and into their real lives. From Grownlanser to Pokemon and Animal Crossing.
We’re trying our new format this week, please let us know what you think. If you’d like to contribute to our program, send us an email at [email protected], or a voicemail at 503-446-CAST
Next week will be on Fan Works – What separates fan-art from artwork? Talk about this in our forum: http://fangamer.com/forum/Fangamer/Merchazawa/Fangamer-Podcast-136-Fan-Works
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