NicheCast – Episode 09

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So you’re a regular visitor at Niche Gamer? The obscure games, the niche games, the weird games, whatever you want to call them, we love them and we know that you love them as well. We only cover these games on our regular feed, and we only cover them on our podcast as well.

The topic of the week for this podcast is whether or not Kickstarter funded developers are legally bound to come out with a finished product after taking everyones’ money. This is in response to the recent Yogventures debacle over on Kickstarter, in comparison to other developers (like Tim Shafer and Double Fine, pictured above) who repeatedly get funded on the platform and repeatedly deliver solid games.

I wanted to apologize for the file size of this week’s podcast, it’s kind of large at roughly 90MB. We’re in the process of getting the final issues with our post-production ironed out. However, we’re still trying to iron out issues with recording and latency (as we do it over the ‘net). We do have plans to meet up physically to do podcasts then, but it’s usually down to whether I can do it or not.

You can enjoy our podcast below, or you can download it here (right click and save as).

The songs featured in today’s podcast are quite eclectic, the intro song being the Prelude Overture (Prelude 序曲) featured in many classic movies of Chinese origin (performed by the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra), and the closing track being Starline by Genki Rockets, only this time it’s the Child of Eden mix (as featured in the game itself).

I have some left over Playstation Now beta keys for the Playstation 4. There are four in total, and details on how to win them are talked about somewhere in the podcast :) It’s quite simple really, and it will be a first come, first serve basis – and for North American PSN owners only.

Please write in to Niche Gamer-cast @ Niche Gamer (click to open a new message with your preferred email provider) with any questions, comments, music recommendations, and so on that you guys have. We will respond to any emails we get on the air during the next show!

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  1. nonscpo
    July 21, 2014 at 12:27 am

    So youse guyz want improvements for the podcast, well my recomendation is to double check the file before setting it for download. In episode 1, 2, and 9 the file author was left blank and as a result after download all those episodes where split from the rest of the downloaded episodes (Had to manually add the authors name to keep all episodes together…minor anoyance).

  2. Brandon Orselli
    Brandon Orselli
    July 21, 2014 at 12:42 am

    I know I need to update this as well, the issue is that I keep having conversion problems when I export the file. I need to find something that works and is simple haha. But I apologize for that, that kind of thing infuriates me as well and I’m sorry :(

    Was the format on this one ok? I was sure that it carried the metadata over…

  3. Alistair
    July 21, 2014 at 4:45 am

    Will you talk about ESRB on this week podcast about the CG issue.

    & discuss my photo what PEGI told me, there no big different between ESRB & our PEGI they both sing on the same page. Because the games has passed ERSB there we got it uncut too.

    There was 2 games in EU had issues it was not PEGI to order cuts, it was Sony & unbisoft the games were South Park & beyond two souls & each one I did not buy them.

    Another poster said putting more fog over the shorts will make it more erotic & another poster on NISA said by toning down a game would give the go ahead for children that they’ve try to protect will end up buying it because it being edit make it safe for them. & most cases the children that do not bother with adult games will be curious, “why what up with the censorship” by word of mouth.

  4. nonscpo
    July 21, 2014 at 11:50 am

    This one came out alright, with a little bit of patience and polish im confident that this podcast will come out great.