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Clod of War

Clod of War

By Christi MacPherson
Two complete clods, nattering about all of the games they play way too much of.
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S3E5 - Sony Report Card. Nearly a year after the PS5 launch.
Hi! After a bit of a "rest" we're back with episode 5, which is all about Sony PlayStation, and how it's done over the nearly a year since the launch of the PS5.   In this episode, we noodle around Sony's acquisitions, the apparent risk-averse stance they've been taking, and dream about a game industry free of Uncle Jim. Of course, in between recording and me getting off my butt to edit, some news happened. Just remember, we actually predicted some of these things, it's just that I was too lazy to get the episode out in time.  Because "resting".  Don't forget to check us out on Twitter. We're @ClodOfWar over there.   Here's Christi's latest sim-racing video too! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV8R8dJ33A4&t=31s  CREDITS:   This podcast was produced by Dan Densley and Edited by Christi MacPherson. It was presented by both of those idiots.  Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):  https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/game-over  License code: 90OUI0S2A7V23LDO
01:18:07
October 01, 2021
S3E4 - Some possible futures. Xbox GamePass.
We're continuing our new format for Season 3. Episode 4 is all about Game Pass, the Xbox game subscription service that could change the way we consume games forever.  In this episode, we try to divine all possible futures and take a peek at how it could affect the games we love, both positively and negatively. We also cast an eye on the other competitors in the space and offer unsolicited advice about how we feel they should proceed ;) Don't forget to check us out on Twitter. We're @ClodOfWar over there. Here's our youtube channel: Clod Of War - YouTube Here's Christi's latest Phantom Abyss video too! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ta9VxN2600&t=3s CREDITS:   This podcast was produced by Dan Densley and Edited by Christi MacPherson. It was presented by both of those idiots. * Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): * https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/game-over License code: 90OUI0S2A7V23LDO
01:26:33
July 14, 2021
S3E3 - E3 2021 / Is E3 Dead Now?
E3 2021 means we're veering slightly from the new format to talk at length about what we thought of everything we saw at E3. It's fair to say it wasn't the event's finest year but there were still some interesting developments in there. We also ask the question "Is E3 Dead Now?". Some folk may not like our conclusion ;) CREDITS:   This podcast was produced by Dan Densley and Edited by Christi MacPherson. It was presented by both of those idiots. * Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): * https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/game-over License code: 90OUI0S2A7V23LDO
01:20:45
June 22, 2021
S3E2 - V.R. Past, Present, Future.
We're continuing our new format for Season 3. This time around Dan and Christi go in for a deep dive into the past, present, and possible futures of VR. You'll be surprised by how long the technology has been around, be informed of the pitfalls of the current VR landscape, and maybe even come away enthused for the future of the technology. Don't forget to check us out on YouTube and Twitter. We're ClodOfWar on both sites. Here's Christi's latest sim-racing video too! https://youtu.be/ZP1zNuvi6yc Further Reading (research material for the main part of this episode):   VR history Simulation Sickness Farpoint design issues CREDITS:   This podcast was produced by Dan Densley and Edited by Christi MacPherson. It was presented by both of those idiots.  * Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): * https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/game-over  License code: 90OUI0S2A7V23LDO
01:40:18
May 18, 2021
My First Year In Sim Racing: or Sim Racing and Dealing with Long Term Loss
BONUS EPISODE The hardest thing about making this piece, by far, was hitting the publish button. NOTE: There's also a video version of this if you'd rather just listen. Just follow the link to our YouTube channel here.  ----------    A year ago I made a fairly biographical piece about finding sim-racing and how it helped through the beginning of lockdown. I also touched on my father's life as a racer and how I felt about sim racing through that lens.   This is a follow-up video, one year on. In it, I talk about how wonderful it's been to dive deeper into sim racing over the last 12 months and - bizarrely - how it's helped me deal with something I've struggled with for 19 years; the loss of my father, and how that tinged my enjoyment of motorsport.    The past 12 months (13 months really, as the video was made one month into my journey) have been great. I truly believe that sim-racing is an incredible hobby, even a vocation. It's helped put me back in touch, in a way,  with memories of my dad, in a pain-free way; and for that, I'm eternally grateful.   Music credits:    Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):  https://uppbeat.io/t/jacob-nicou/flowy  License code: IUUJMTZO6HYQ7BIM   Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):  https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/change  License code: W32F19UZEWDTAO1Q
12:43
April 26, 2021
S3E1 - What On Earth Is Going On At PlayStation?
It's the beginning of Season 3 and as Dan and Christi return they change up the format a little.  This time around they go in for a deep dive into the bizarre inner workings of the corporate ladder at Sony and speculate wildly as to how that could affect our experience of PlayStation as gamers for the foreseeable future. Don't forget to check us out on YouTube and Twitter. We're ClodOfWar on both sites. Here's Christi's latest iRacing video too! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c4KmbmQ-bo Further Reading (research material for the main part of this episode): https://gamedaily.biz/article/1256/shawn-layden-departs-sony-amid-restructuring-confusion-and-potential-power-struggle https://www.mcvuk.com/business-news/michael-denny-departs-sony-to-become-studio-head-of-tt-games/amp/ https://www.polygon.com/2019/11/7/20953178/sony-worldwide-studios-shuhei-yoshida-playstation-hermen-hulst-guerrilla-games https://metro.co.uk/2021/04/02/playstation-japan-studio-everyone-who-left-and-what-theyre-doing-now-14348578/ https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/29/21540786/sony-playstation-jim-ryan-psvr-headset-timeline-ps5 https://blog.playstation.com/2021/02/23/introducing-the-next-generation-of-vr-on-playstation/#sf243317607 https://www.wired.com/story/playstation-ceo-vr-ps5/ https://www.psu.com/news/sony-interactive-entertainment-sees-multiple-leadership-changes-promoting-those-involved-with-psvr-development/ CREDITS:  * Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): * https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/game-over License code: 90OUI0S2A7V23LDO This podcast was produced by Dan Densley and Edited by Christi MacPherson. It was presented by both of those idiots. 
01:18:54
April 07, 2021
Season 2 Episode 10 - The Season Ending, Year Ending, Next Gen Beginning Episode!
Ok it's a few days late but I had Xmas to do ok? It's the end of one of the crappier years in living memory, but gaming kept us going. Join Dan and Christi as they finish season 2 with another long one. I'm thinking we're congenitally incapable of keeping it brief, so maybe 90 minutes is the target we should stick to.  An hour seems impossible! This episode we talk about! The new gen! It's here! It's ace! Nobody can get one!! What's coming next, after The Game Awards (without the awards bit)! What ON EARTH happened to Cyberpunk?! Random gibberish! We'll be back in February with Season 3, after a well-earned break during the traditional gaming lull that is the new year. On that note, we hope you've had a great Xmas and have a wonderful new year. May it be better for all of us. See you in 2021! Note: a couple of news items broke after recording that change things a little. Sony fixed their PS4/PS5 game identification issue for one thing. I've left these unedited as it's a record of what things were like at launch though. -Christi You can see the fruits of Christi's creative boredom at our Youtube channel Please do say "hi!" over there! And also over on Twitch! Sending good vibes from all at Clod of War. Stay safe, and get gaming. We may be distancing but we're not distant. ❤ Our excellent new theme tune is La Calahorra, by Rolemusic. It was made available via Creative Commons License ( attribution 4.0) on freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/ We also used an additional sound effect called Jingle Bells.wav from freesound.org by Jared Gibb on a Creative Commons 0 licence. 
01:40:45
December 28, 2020
Season 2 Episode 9 - The extra-long "NEXT GEN! EXCITE!" episode!
It's nearly next gen time, so why on earth is Christi grumbling so much? Find out what bugged him about the games news this month. And find out why Dan is so excited! This episode we talk about! Sony UI! Party Chat! Amazon! How amazing NoClip is! Hades! VR exercise! Christi keeps going on and on about DLSS! Dan and Christi demonstrate how to tough it is to be an aging bloke with a fading memory! On that note, in the podcast Christi briefly mentions Lors of the Rings... he meant The Hobbit okay? You can see the fruits of Christi's creative boredom at our Youtube channel Please do say "hi!" over there! And also over on Twitch! Sending good vibes from all at Clod of War. Stay safe, and get gaming. We may be distancing but we're not distant. ❤ Our excellent new theme tune is La Calahorra, by Rolemusic. It was made available via Creative Commons License ( attribution 4.0) on freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/
01:19:53
October 20, 2020
Season 2 Episode 8 - THE EVER SO SLIGHTLY INSTANTLY OUT OF DATE EPISODE ( Just a wee bit).
Hello dear listener! We've fixed our audio, so much better than last month! Things be crazy in the gaming world this month.  We yet again delayed in case Gamescom delivered some big news to no avail, and then just hours after we recorded and before I edited, MS dropped the motherload on us. I've updated the episode, but y'know some of it will now be valuable only to gaming historians centuries hence, as a record of how much we whined about Sony and Microsoft playing chicken. That said, it's still a good 'un and hopefully worth your time! We've got Gamescom and MS Flight Sim and a whole bunch of other stuff to drench your ears with this month! You can see the fruits of Christi's creative boredom at our Youtube channel Please do say "hi!" over there! And also over on Twitch! Sending good vibes from all at Clod of War. Stay safe, and get gaming. We may be distancing but we're not distant. ❤ Our excellent new theme tune is La Calahorra, by Rolemusic. It was made available via Creative Commons License ( attribution 4.0) on freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/
01:02:11
September 08, 2020
Season 2 Episode 7 - THE BIG BUT SLIGHTLY DISAPPOINTING XBOX EPISODE
Before we start let us apologise right now for the audio quality. We both had some quite spectacular tech issues which led to us having to apply ungodly amounts of noise reduction. This led to Dan, who already had his head in a bucket, also sounding like he was underwater. We'll try to resolve this for the next one, promise. However, it's worth persevering because we have a LOT of good stuff in this one. Like what are Microsoft really playing at here. Where does this leave us with SONY; And is Christi still playing games like he has NO attention span (YES). Also, what's going to be worth your time next month? All that and more rubbish besides. Join us as we delve into the most interesting developments in games in YEARS. You can see the fruits of Christi's creative boredom at our Youtube channel Please do say "hi!" over there! And also over on Twitch! Sending good vibes from all at Clod of War. Stay safe, and get gaming. We may be distancing but we're not distant. ❤ Our excellent new theme tune is La Calahorra, by Rolemusic. It was made available via Creative Commons License ( attribution 4.0) on freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/
01:45:53
July 30, 2020
Season 2 Episode 6 - THE BIG SPECIAL PS5 EPISODE
We've managed to get an episode out! We delayed things to cover the PS5 news, and then that got delayed and so did we... um... again. Don't you worry about that though, we're still bringing you the most interesting gaming news and complete speculation to be found in a podcast! Join Dan and Christi for some utter nonsense. It's a long one this time. Including: PS5 stuff and lots of it! Summer of gaming stuff! What's incoming, and lots more. You can see the fruits of Christi's creative boredom at our Youtube channel Please do say "hi!" over there! And also over on Twitch! Sending good vibes from all at Clod of War. Stay safe, and get gaming. We may be distancing but we're not distant. ❤ Our excellent new theme tune is La Calahorra, by Rolemusic. It was made available via Creative Commons License ( attribution 4.0) on freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/
01:46:26
June 16, 2020
Season 2 Episode 5 - Staying in, having fun.
It's the end of April 2020! Well it was... we didn't get round to recording until the beginning of May though. Don't you worry about that, we're still bringing you the most interesting gaming news and complete speculation to be found in a podcast! Join Dan and Christi for some utter nonsense. Including: Phil Harrison is still a thing! Christi's further Adventures in Sim Racing! Summer Games Fest! Dualsense! More! You can see the fruits of Christi's creative boredom at our Youtube channel Please do say "hi!" over there! Sending good vibes from all at Clod of War. Stay safe, and get gaming. We may be distancing but we're not distant. ❤ Our excellent new theme tune is La Calahorra, by Rolemusic. It was made available via Creative Commons License ( attribution 4.0) on freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/
01:05:04
May 05, 2020
Bonus episode: Adventures in Sim Racing 1
Christi explains why motorsport has always been his comfort blanket, and how he's managed to wrestle that blanket back from the current crisis with the help of sim racing. Sending good vibes from all at Clod of War. Stay safe, and get gaming. #DistancedNotDistant. ❤ Our excellent music ( Towel Defence Ingame and Towel Defence Ending ) was by SawSquareNoise on Free Music Archive. Sound effects and ambient noise was obtained from freesound.org and created by Jakob Thiessen, Heigh-hoo, and baidocin. It was all made available via Creative Commons License ( attribution 4.0) 
13:59
April 14, 2020
Season 2 Episode 4 - Distanced Not Distant
t's the end of March 2020!  Join Dan and Christi for some utter nonsense. Including: Nintendo Direct Mini! Christi's Adventures in Sim Racing!  Animal Crossing! Nioh 2! Doom Eternal! More! Sending good vibes from all at Clod of War. Stay safe, and get gaming. We may be distancing but we're not distant. ❤ Our excellent new theme tune is La Calahorra, by Rolemusic. It was made available via Creative Commons License ( attribution 4.0) on freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/
01:06:42
March 31, 2020
Season 2 Episode 3 - Leap Late
It's the (late, we know) February 2020 episode! Season 2 Episode 3. Including: The impact of the current health crisis on gaming. What we’re playing. Hunt: Showdown. Bloodroot. Next-gen rumours and shenanigans.  Note: This is now a re-edited version of the original upload.  Volume levels ( overall; and for me and Dan individually should be much improved. ) Hopefully, the glitching is gone too but I suspect that was an anchor FM issue.  Our excellent new theme tune is La Calahorra, by Rolemusic. It was made available via Creative Commons License ( attribution 4.0) on freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/
55:50
March 03, 2020
Season 2 Episode 2 - The Battle of The Phils
It's the January 2020 episode! Season2 Episode 2. Happy New Year dear listener! Dan and Christi look forwards, AND backwards; over what happened this month, and what’s likely to happen next in the world of games. Including: Where’s Phil Harrison? The gaming Doldrums! What xCloud just did to Stadia! Game Pass! And much more! Enjoy! Apologies for slightly iffy sound quality. We had issues during the editing process. It’ll be rectified next time! Our excellent new theme tune is La Calahorra, by Rolemusic. It was made available via Creative Commons License ( attribution 4.0) on freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/
47:36
January 29, 2020
NewsClod 20th January 2020
It’s time for the next in our semi-regular roundup of the week’s most interesting gaming news. Or at least, the gaming news Christi found most interesting. This week: xCloud! Loot boxes! Delays! Valve! More! Also as promised, links below: God fall gameplay (via Gamespot) NewsClod returns! A regular ( let's see how difficult it is before I commit to weekly, fortnightly or whatever) roundup of the weeks most interesting gaming news. Or at least, the gaming news Christi found most interesting. This week: Stadia! Delays! Ring fit adventure! Game pass! And more! Also as promised, links to the videos I mentioned: Godfall (via gamespot) https://youtu.be/-PiBsRkGAgo https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-01-20-dad-modifies-xbox-adaptive-controller-so-his-daughter-can-play-zelda-breath-of-the-wild https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-01-20-nhs-mental-health-director-calls-for-loot-box-ban This podcast was performed, edited and produced by Christi MacPherson. It features the music track Towel Defence In-game by sawsquarenoise on Freemusicarchive.org. And sound effects by EFlexMusic on freesound.org both via a creative commons license.
12:08
January 24, 2020
NewsClod 17th January 2020
NewsClod returns! A regular ( let's see how difficult it is before I commit to weekly, fortnightly or whatever) roundup of the weeks most interesting gaming news. Or at least, the gaming news Christi found most interesting. This week: Stadia! Delays! Ring fit adventure! Game pass! And more! Also as promised, links to the videos I mentioned: https://youtu.be/FkklG9MA0vM https://youtu.be/swbEiGWakZE This podcast was performed, edited and produced by Christi MacPherson. It features the music track Towel Defence In-game by sawsquarenoise on Freemusicarchive.org. And sound effects by EFlexMusic on freesound.org both via a creative commons license.
18:37
January 17, 2020
Season 2 Episode 1 - The Very Long Catch-up
It's the December 2019 episode! Season Episode 1. Merry Xmas dear listener! After almost a year away, Dan and Christi look forwards, AND backwards; backwards, AND forwards; twirling, twirling always twirling ( it's a Simpsons reference people). Anyway, they look at the best of 2019 in their eyes, and then towards the veritable cornucopia of gaming that's coming our way this year. And yes, I do know that I’ve just rehashed the description from the last episode! Including: What the hell happened with Shawn Layden? Cloud gaming. Cross platform utopia. Our fave games of the year, and our most anticipated of the next. It's a good one folks, we couldn’t keep to our usual one hour limit (90 mins just this once) because there was so much to catch up on. Enjoy! Our excellent new theme tune is La Calahorra, by Rolemusic. It was made available via Creative Commons License ( attribution 4.0) on freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/
01:36:49
December 27, 2019
Episode 11: The Crystal Ball Episode
It's the January 2019 episode! Happy New Year dear listener! This month, Dan and Christi look forwards, not backwards; backwards, not forwards; twirling, twirling always twirling ( it's a Simpsons reference people). Anyway, they look at the best of 2018 in their eyes, and then towards the veritable cornucopia of gaming that's coming our way this year. It's a good one folks. Enjoy! Our excellent new theme tune is La Calahorra, by Rolemusic. It was made available via Creative Commons License ( attribution 4.0) on freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/
01:01:23
January 18, 2019
Episode 10: December '18
It's the 10th full episode of Clod of War! The podcast for that subset of the human population who love video games AND who are arthritic buffoons. This week Dan and Christi cover a wide range of topics from Warframe, to Battlefield, to Tetris, to why it's so important to have your MIC ON DAN; and that's not an exhaustive list either. We had some gremlins so apologies if the levels are a bit, well, not level. We're going to be moving to a monthly episode, because let's face it, we have lives to live. So expect our next one to be in January, folks! Have a great new year when it comes! Our excellent new theme tune is La Calahorra, by Rolemusic. It was made available via Creative Commons License ( attribution 4.0) on http://freemusicarchive.org/ freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/ Explodey FX courtesy of EFlexMusic at freesound.org https://freesound.org/people/EFlexMusic/
01:02:53
December 11, 2018
9: Opinionated Idiot Is What I Am
It's the 9th full episode of Clod of War! The podcast for that subset of the human population who love video games AND who are arthritic buffoons. This week, Dan and Christi cover the new Xbox streaming announcement, the Assassin's Creed paid for XP boost, CoD Blackout and more. If you're listening on the Anchor FM app then don't forget you can send us some lovely applause and even better, voice messages. If they''re interesting or entertaining enough, we might even include them in the next episode! Our excellent new theme tune is La Calahorra, by Rolemusic. It was made available via Creative Commons License ( attribution 4.0) on freemusicarchive.org http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/
54:46
October 22, 2018
Episode 8
It's the 8th full episode of Clod of War! The podcast for that subset of the human population who love video games AND who are arthritic buffoons. This week we talk about crossplay developments, conferences cancelled and announced, Harry Potter, an updated Switch and more. If you're listening on the Anchor FM app then don't forget you can send us some lovely applause and even better, voice messages. If they''re interesting or entertaining enough, we might even include them in the next episode! Our excellent theme tune, "Pixel Party" Music is by Eric Matyas, www.soundimage.org
58:52
October 11, 2018
7: Argumentative ****
It's the 7th full episode of Clod of War! The podcast for that subset of the human population who love video games AND who are arthritic buffoons. This episode is definitely not safe for work. We talk about Nintendo Online and have a rare ten minutes of heated exchange where Dan is clearly wrong. But we also have a lovely time before and after that talking about TGS, DQXI, silly season and much more. If you're listening on the Anchor FM app then don't forget you can send us some lovely applause and even better, voice messages. If they''re interesting or entertaining enough, we might even include them in the next episode! Our excellent theme tune, "Pixel Party" Music is by Eric Matyas, www.soundimage.org
01:18:48
September 26, 2018
6: Proto-ninja
After a series of minor disasters this week we've finally got the 6th full episode of Clod of War! The podcast for that subset of the human population who love video games AND who are arthritic buffoons. This episode Dan, and Christi ( Ian was taking a sledgehammer to his linux setup): Strange Brigade, Nintendo's Direct delay plus the leaks, the CCP buyout, and some of the run up to next week's Tokyo Games Show, plus more waffle. If you're listening on the Anchor FM app then don't forget you can send us some lovely applause and even better, voice messages. If they''re interesting or entertaining enough, we might even include them in the next episode! Our excellent theme tune, "Pixel Party" Music is by Eric Matyas, www.soundimage.org
01:00:04
September 12, 2018
NewsClod: 7th September 2018
Welcome to the 7th September episode of our short form weekly news bulletins. Approximately 10 to 15 minutes to round up the weekly games news that you might have missed. This week Christi keeps you to date on Nintendo, Spiderman puddles, new MMO news and slightly underwhelming Witcher news, among other things. Give it a whirl and let us know what you think @clodofwar on twitter, or via voice message on the anchor app! As promised here's my new mastodon account if you're where all the cool folk are: @Pixelchristi@nineties.cafe Our brilliant Newsclod theme tune is courtesy of Erik Matyas at soundimage.org Bleeps and bloops courtesy of audiosoundclips.com Thank you all for making your work available on creative commons. Podcasts like this wouldn't exist without you. Whether that's a good thing... I'll leave to others to decide. Here's the Japanese Red Cross link: http://www.jrc.or.jp/english/donate/
09:54
September 07, 2018
5: Gamescom 2018
It's the 5th full episode of Clod of War! The podcast for that subset of the human population who love video games AND who are arthritic buffoons. We're back to our normal schedule after a string of summer holidays in exotic lands and keeping children entertained during their time off. So how do we recharge after all that? We waffle about games, that's what we do! This episode: Gamescom 2018, Nintendo developments, Microsoft rumours, and Dan drops Christi in it, forcing him to waffle on about a subject he wasn't expecting to have to waffle about. If you're listening on the Anchor FM app then don't forget you can send us some lovely applause and even better, voice messages. If they''re interesting or entertaining enough, we might even include them in the next episode! Our excellent theme tune, "Pixel Party" Music is by Eric Matyas, www.soundimage.org
01:19:34
August 26, 2018
NewsClod: 24th August 2018
Welcome to the 24th August episode of our short form weekly news bulletins. Approximately 10 to 15 minutes to round up the weekly games news that you might have missed. This week Christi dishes up LOTS of Gamescon news, and it's been a big week for news. Along with a game suggestion to help you chill this weekend. Give it a whirl and let us know what you think @clodofwar on twitter, or via voice message on the anchor app! As promised here's my new mastodon account if you're where all the cool folk are: @Pixelchristi@elekk.xyz Our brilliant Newsclod theme tune is courtesy of Erik Matyas at soundimage.org Bleeps and bloops courtesy of audiosoundclips.com Thank you all for making your work available on creative commons. Podcasts like this wouldn't exist without you. Whether that's a good thing... I'll leave to others to decide.
10:40
August 24, 2018
NewsClod Special: Gamescom 2018 Day 1
This is a special (and slightly testing the waters) episode of our NewsClod bonus series. Day 1 of Gamescom 2018 has just passed and Christi's going to try and take you through the best of the day's events. And believe us when we say he took a hit for you when he watched the Inside Xbox episode so that you really don't have to. Give it a whirl and let us know what you think @clodofwar on twitter, or via voice message on the anchor app! Our brilliant Newsclod theme tune is courtesy of Erik Matyas at soundimage.org Bleeps and bloops courtesy of audiosoundclips.com Thank you all for making your work available on creative commons. Podcasts like this wouldn't exist without you. Whether that's a good thing... I'll leave to others to decide. This might be carried on through this week as there was so much news today that a normal NewsClod Friday episode couldn't really cover it. We'll see how it goes. Be aware that this is a little more rough and ready than normal.
12:35
August 21, 2018
NewsClod: 17th August 2018
Welcome to the 17th August episode of our short form weekly news bulletins. Approximately 10 to 15 minutes to round up the weekly games news that you might have missed. This week Christi Serves up LOTS of Quakecon news, a couple of exciting Switch developments, to name just a few things. It's been a big week for news. Along with some gaming suggestions to accompany the weekend beers. Give it a whirl and let us know what you think @clodofwar on twitter, or via voice message on the anchor app! Our brilliant Newsclod theme tune is courtesy of Erik Matyas at soundimage.org Bleeps and bloops courtesy of audiosoundclips.com Thank you all for making your work available on creative commons. Podcasts like this wouldn't exist without you. Whether that's a good thing... I'll leave to others to decide.
15:27
August 17, 2018
NewsClod: 10th August 2018
Welcome to the 10th August episode of our short form weekly news bulletins. Approximately 10 to 15 minutes to round up the weekly games news that you might have missed. This week Christi buttles you news about Nintendo Online, Diablo, Amazon UK being b*****s and more. I promised to link my video on Dead Cells so here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jk-HBQkYblA Give it a whirl and let us know what you think @clodofwar on twitter, or via voice message on the anchor app! Our brilliant Newsclod theme tune is courtesy of Erik Matyas at soundimage.org Bleeps and bloops courtesy of audiosoundclips.com Thank you all for making your work available on creative commons. Podcasts like this wouldn't exist without you. Whether that's a good thing... I'll leave to others to decide.
14:18
August 10, 2018
Sidecast - Cosmic Star Heroine
Ian explains why Cosmic Star Heroine is a step forward in retro JRPG's and tries to give some insight into the layered mechanics, and wonder presented by this Cyberpunk spy story with a cast of many interesting personalities. Brief intro/outros by HyperDuck Soundworks https://hyperduck.bandcamp.com/ Background music "Sunrise at the Stream" by Erik Matyas of soundimage.org
11:43
August 07, 2018
NewsClod: 5th August 2018
Welcome to the 27th July episode of our short form weekly news bulletins. Approximately 10 to 15 minutes to round up the weekly games news that you might have missed. This week Christi returns as NewsClodder after a week away on holiday. We cover Octopath Traveller, Sony resignations, ZX Spectrum related disasters and more. Give it a whirl and let us know what you think @clodofwar on twitter, or via voice message on the anchor app! Our brilliant Newsclod theme tune is courtesy of Erik Matyas at soundimage.org Bleeps and bloops courtesy of audiosoundclips.com Thank you all for making your work available on creative commons. Podcasts like this wouldn't exist without you. Whether that's a good thing... I'll leave to others to decide.
09:09
August 05, 2018
NewsClod: 27th July 2018
Welcome to the 27th July episode of our short form weekly news bulletins. 10 to 15 minutes to round up the weekly games news that you might have missed. This week Ian stands in for Christi, like a boss. Give it a whirl and let us know what you think @clodofwar on twitter, or via voice message on the anchor app! Our brilliant Newsclod theme tune is courtesy of Erik Matyas at soundimage.org Bleeps and bloops courtesy of audiosoundclips.com Thank you all for making your work available on creative commons. Podcasts like this wouldn't exist without you. Whether that's a good thing... I'll leave to others to decide.
08:41
July 27, 2018
NewsClod: 20th July 2018
Welcome to the third episode of our short form weekly news bulletins. 10 to 15 minutes to round up the weekly games news that you might have missed along with the odd suggestion for what might be worth playing this weekend. Give it a whirl and let us know what you think @clodofwar on twitter, or via voice message on the anchor app! I promised I'd link it so here it is. The Eurogamer article on Crackdown 3: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-07-04-four-years-after-it-was-announced-crackdown-3-is-in-a-tough-spot Our brilliant Newsclod theme tune is courtesy of Erik Matyas at soundimage.org Bleeps and bloops courtesy of audiosoundclips.com Thank you all for making your work available on creative commons. Podcasts like this wouldn't exist without you. Whether that's a good thing... I'll leave to others to decide.
15:03
July 20, 2018
4: The cheapskate episode.
Welcome to the 4th full episode of Clod of War! The podcast for that subset of the human population who love video games AND who are arthritic buffoons. This time around Dan, Ian and Christi get to grips with the good, the bad and the ugly of free to play. We wax lyrical about Warframe and PS Now, rejoice at the return of Shuhei, and Ian gets a bit "funny" about Demon Gaze ( although to be fair he's more interested in the dungeon crawling). If you're listening on the Anchor FM app then don't forget you can send us some lovely applause and even better, voice messages. If they''re interesting or entertaining enough, we might even include them in the next episode! Our excellent theme tune, "Pixel Party" Music is by Eric Matyas, www.soundimage.org
01:22:56
July 16, 2018
NewsClod: 13th July 2018
Welcome to the second episode of our short form weekly news bulletins. 10 to 15 minutes to round up the weekly games news that you might have missed along with the odd suggestion for what might be worth playing this weekend. Give it a whirl and let us know what you think @clodofwar on twitter, or via voice message on the anchor app! Our brilliant Newsclod theme tune is courtesy of Erik Matyas at soundimage.org Bleeps courtesy of audiosoundclips.com Other effects courtesy of jovanovich and Iamgiorgio at freesound.org Thank you all for making your work available on creative commons. Podcasts like this wouldn't exist without you. Whether that's a good thing... I'll leave to others to decide.
14:38
July 13, 2018
Sidecast: Jurassic World: Evolution Interview (with Ian's nipper)
In this sidecast, Ian quizzes his nipper over the ins and outs of Jurassic World Evolution, raising cool dinosaurs, balancing their needs with the visitor ratings and ticket sales - and planning for safety whilst being able to react to problems arising. Jump in the jeep, and be chased by the spectre of the T-Rex of the Fatherly Inquisition! Music by Erik Matyas, soundimage.org
38:53
July 10, 2018
NewsClod: 6th July 2018
Welcome to the first episode of our short form weekly news bulletins. 10 to 15 minutes to round up the weekly games news that you might have missed along with the odd suggestion for what might be worth playing this weekend. Give it a whirl and let us know what you think @clodofwar on twitter, or via voice message on the anchor app! As promised here's the link to the DualShockers transcript translation: https://www.dualshockers.com/nintendo-no-problems-switch-production-20-million/ Music by Eric Matyas www.soundimage.org Sound effects courtesy of Audiosoundclips.com
09:09
July 06, 2018
Sidecast: To niche or not to niche
Spelunk your way to the bottom of the niche gaming crevasse, bathe in the crystal shimmer of the forgotten gems, lose yourself to the murk of obscurity, and be rescued by the calm uplifting arms of mainstream gaming. Join Ian on his journey from frustrating fanaticism to charmed contentment.
08:36
July 05, 2018
3: July 1st - Where do we go from here?
Welcome to the latest episode of Clod of War! The podcast for that subset of the human population who love games AND who are arthritic buffoons. This time around Ian, Dan and Christi devour the promise of what's to come. Including: What's happening with cross-platform play? Eh, SONY? Rumours abound about PS Now. Where the heck has Shuhei Yoshida gone? Where the heck has Dave Jones gone? When and what is the next gen? And a little bit of chat about the games we love right now, including Ian's foray into Conan Exiles. If you're listening on the Anchor FM app then don't forget you can send us some lovely applause and even better, voice messages. If they''re interesting or entertaining enough, we might even include them in the next episode! Our excellent theme tune, "Pixel Party" Music is by Eric Matyas, www.soundimage.org
01:10:25
July 02, 2018
Sidecast - Caves of Qud Roguelike Beginners Guide
Bonus episode: Have you ever wanted to explore a vast world of exotic wildlife, and discover tribes of sentient anthropomorphic mutants, investigate or battle with rogue cybernetic lifeforms, desperately survive a future decaying world or evolve into a new being, able to exploit selection pressure? By Darwin's beard I'll teach you the first steps to take as you begin your adventure of boundless possibilities in the Caves of Qud. Roguelike curious people welcome, water or batteries not included. Lots of Love, Ian. cavesofqud.com Our superb sidecast music, "Rockin' Pong" is by Eric Matyas, www.soundimage.org
27:44
June 20, 2018
2: E3 2018 pt 2 - Sony, Nintendo, the end of gamer christmas
Welcome to the latest episode of Clod of War! The podcast for that subset of the human population who love games AND who are arthritic buffoons. This time round Ian, Dan and Christi pick over the carcass of the rest of E3 2018. Could Sony and Nintendo provide an answer to the surprisingly strong Microsoft conference? It should be no surprise that our three hopeless chumps have some fairly strong opinions on the matter. We'll be aiming to produce a new episode every two weeks from now on; at least until the next big conference rears its noggin. If you're listening on the Anchor FM app then don't forget you can send us some lovely applause and even better, voice messages. If they''re interesting or entertaining enough, we might even include them in the next episode! Our excellent theme tune, "Pixel Party" Music is by Eric Matyas, www.soundimage.org
01:10:13
June 18, 2018
1: E3 2018 pt 1 ( Microsoft conference and more)
Welcome to the very first Episode of the Clod of War podcast! The podcast for that subset of the human population who love games AND who are arthritic buffoons. This time round Ian, Dan and Christi mostly look at the start of e3 and pick the bones of the Microsoft conference clean of all the info they found interesting. Plus, they chat about the games they're currently digging to round things off. Our excellent theme tune, "Pixel Party" Music is by Eric Matyas, www.soundimage.org P.S. apologies for munging Crackdown into Crackdown 3. Christi was rusty. :)
01:06:13
June 13, 2018