Journey 2, Episode 2 - Level Up

Date aired: 

22 Jun 2012

Show Length: 

Intro background: 00:03:25 Kenji Yamamoto - Theme of Super Metroid - Super Metroid OST
  • Pippin Barr
  • Housepets! folks
  •  006 (note the space!), Nick, and Heather
  • The folks who showed up on the G+ Hangout, whoever you are
  • Stream - Airtime dropped; now using straight Liquidsoap / Icecast
  • Site - some minor style changes, direct Twitter access, old episodes converted
  • Show - actively investigating further audience interaction, piloting new Journey 2 content model
  • 25th Anniversary of Final Fantasy
  • SNES-001 Advance system of handhelds created, enabling easy two-player portable SNES gaming
  • Torvalds and nVidia go head to head over Optimus Linux support
  • Australia to have R18+ video game rating on July 1st
  • Tetris Company wins lawsuit against clone Mino, dev Xio
  • Realm of the Mad God dev Wild Shadow Studios acquired by social games company Kabam
  • Megaupload: US intentionally disrespects foreign sovereignty
  • Kim Dotcom/Artists rejoice, Megabox is not dead
  • Pirate Bay founders file appeals with Human Rights Court
  • Denmark kills file-sharing warnings, launches legal services initiative
  • Indian ISPs unblock BitTorrent sites after appeal
  • Google to pay $0 in damages to Oracle; Oracle set to make their appeal
What are we playing?
  • Mr. Bond:
    • PC - Pulsen
    • Mobile - none
    • Console - Final Fantasy 3, Final Fantasy 4
  • Tormod:
    • PC - none
    • Mobile - none
    • Console - Final Fantasy 3 (NES), Final Fantasy 3 (SNES, aka Final Fantasy 6 for the rest of the world)
Upcoming/Recent Hardware: 00:28:22
  • Xbox 720 rumors - $299 with Kinect 2
  • Windows 8 phone to have common kernel, runtimes with other platforms
  • 3DS XL announced at $199 for 19 August, with 90% larger displays, better battery life, and blue/red launch colors
  • Microsoft's Surface tablet announced; WiFi only in first models
  • AMD relaunches Radeon HD 7970 GHz edition, demands rematch with nVidia
  • LeapFrog LeapPad 2 and Leapster GS Explorer game/learning devices launch
  • nVidia GeForce GT 640 reviewed as a card that 'fails to keep Kepler's promise'
  • Former Microsoft Surface table renamed to PixelSense
Upcoming/Recent Software: 00:42:50
  • Indie Royale June Bug Bundle (still going)
  • Indie Gala bundle
  • Unity 4 release to include Linux as build target
  • Xbox 360 SmartGlass SDK released
  • Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, will appear soon, as leaked by Galaxy Nexus listing in Play Store
  • Windows Phone 8 will include support for DirectX, mass quantities of RAM, many-cored devices
  • Facebook adds subscription billing for app/game devs, backing away from FB Credits as primary currency
  • 'Draw Something' to make a primetime TV appearance?
  • Gameloft bringing 'My Little Pony' game to mobile consoles this year
  • Datel wireless controllers rendered useless by 360 update, patch coming soon
  • Chromium OS ported to Raspberry Pi
  • 'Reading Rainbow' launches iPad app
Section #1: 01:09:41
Survival/Horror - creating a game from scratch
Section #2: 01:58:56
Survival/Horror - changing some things in Resident Evil 4
Section #3: 02:29:48
Survival/Horror - no implementation or technical limitations
Section #4: 02:53:02
Indie Game: The Movie reaction
Outro background: 03:22:07 Kenji Yamamoto - Samus Aran (Galactic Warrior) - Super Metroid OST


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Inventory Management

Tormod - about your point with your idea about inventory management - you could incorporate something similar to Doom 3 where you have a gun and a flashlight, and you can't use both at the same time. It adds suspense because you may need to walk down a dark hallway that could be populated by enemies, and you have 2 choices while walking through:

1)Switch to your flashlight so you can see the enemies (but have an ineffective attack hitting them with the flashlight)
2)Switch to your gun and shoot blindly into the darkness

Usually, you do some toggling between the two, but it creates a great amount of suspense in the game with several "OH SHIT" moments. Thought that might be something you could incorporate as well!