• Miserable Podcast of Secrets #2

        "Are You Slamming the Japanese Out of Nowhere?"

        Unfortunately, my uncompressed part of the podcast was lost - either by my accidentally deleting it or because of a crash, so there wasn't even a chance to splice all the voices together. The good news is, the group copy we have is decent. Be warned: there are two horrible splices at the beginning (one much more noticeable than the other) and the ending is a bit abrupt. Other than that, we did a better job this time on the technical side.

        On the menu:
        • Sloppy introductions
        • Pronunciations
        • The Japanese and their plastic desserts
        • Is your phone mocking you?
        • Why is Nintendo losing money?
        • Mzo's Stockholm syndrome
        • Gamers' and developers' investment in games
        • Metal Gear Solid retrospective - bathroom humor, convoluted storylines, the secret of super stealth walking, and "Nanomachines!"
        • The gamer's secret to immortality
        • Sonic Generations - "a little bubble of 'awesome' to 'suck'"
        • Arkham City DLC
        • 50% of us have played Kawaii Pet Megu
        • Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and the direction of the series
        • Voxatron and Stealth Bastard
        • The perils of context-sensitive controls
        • Blackwell Deception - from the makers of Gemini Rue
        • Pile of Shame - Half-Life 2, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Grand Theft Auto IV, and the Mass Effect series
        • The Saints Row: The Third Initiation Station
        • Options for good and evil in games
        • Dragon Age: Origins versus Dragon Age II
        • Zanac and in-game adaptation
        • [An Athena mention]
        • Otomedius Excellent delays and pillowcase
        • Chux is too old for Power Rangers
        • and more
        Coming soon:
        • We get more professional
        • The lost episodes
        • Intro music
        The player is below (it might not show in Chrome). Questions and comments go below that.

        Right-click to save a local copy: Miserable Podcast of Secrets - Episode 1.

        Comments 22 Comments
        1. Nick's Avatar
          Nick -
          I'm putting together the RSS feed now, and I will almost definitely put next week's podcast on iTunes. I'll post the RSS info in the comments.
        1. Korian's Avatar
          Korian -
          Whoa that Muffin reminds me of a Vagina. "The Mizzo" is a star in the making God blessed him with a unique voice. How do you Right Click on a Mac?
        1. Nick's Avatar
          Nick -
          Maybe you hold down the mouse button for a second or two?

          Does this feed work for everyone: http://www.the-nextlevel.com/podcast/mpos.xml?
        1. Chux's Avatar
          Chux -
          Oh, so we kept the intervention in?Great!Really, great.
        1. dave is ok's Avatar
          dave is ok -
          I still haven't listened to one of these
        1. FirstBlood's Avatar
          FirstBlood -
          Sleeve sucks. Long live Chux.
        1. dave is ok's Avatar
          dave is ok -
          If I could describe Chuck in one word, it'd be "Mr. Bombastic"
        1. Chux's Avatar
          Chux -
          Very fantastic?
        1. dave is ok's Avatar
          dave is ok -
          Nah, not really.

          HA HA
        1. Some Stupid Japanese Name's Avatar
          Some Stupid Japanese Name -
          I'm downloading now. For posterity.
        1. MechDeus's Avatar
          MechDeus -
          Treasure it always, my love.
        1. sleeve's Avatar
          sleeve -
          Thanks, FirstBlood!
        1. Korian's Avatar
          Korian -
          I tried that Nick, no go. I listen to these to help me relax and fall asleep, but "The Mizzo" always SL1Ps in those sexual innuendos that are funny.I can download it from Itunes, 99 cents for a podcast that's over 2 hours is well worth the money.
        1. dave is ok's Avatar
          dave is ok -
          When is Korian guest starring on a podcast?
        1. jyoung's Avatar
          jyoung -
          We want Korian!
        1. Rated E's Avatar
          Rated E -
          Listened to this while cleaning today. Nice ending.
        1. Thief Silver's Avatar
          Thief Silver -
          I was listening, but then refreshed it at the last 3 minutes, so the WHOLE THING has to load again for me to listen to those last 3 minutes. Maybe when I get home.
        1. Korian's Avatar
          Korian -
          Can I be on the Podcast Nick?
        1. Chux's Avatar
          Chux -
          There are no achievements for it, or threads to bump for it.
        1. Korian's Avatar
          Korian -
          Not interested in that, only the podcast.
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