Saturday, March 30, 2013

Chulip - Session 6

After a few weeks' absence, we're back to Chulip, tonight at 7pm ET!

Unfortunately, since it's been so long, I don't remember enough about where we left off to give a recap of what happened last time. D'oh!

So tune in and find out for yourselves! And if you like, you can join our live chat channel — you can use the built-in chat on the stream page, or you can join #radiopsi on Thinstack IRC via these convenient links: [browser] [client]

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time - Session 1

Join us tonight at 7pm ET for our first session with Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time! Being one of Brendan's favorite games, he has played it a lot; if he hasn't gotten rusty, we may see some impressive game playing tonight. And even if he is a bit rusty, the game does a great job of looking impressive, even if you're just making it by the skin of your teeth. Seriously, this may be one of the most fun-to-watch games ever.

As always, we're on the Radio PSI TwitchTV channel. You can join the live chat there, in your favorite IRC client here, or in the Thinstack browser client here.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Most people think time is like a river that flows swift and sure in one direction. But I have seen the face of time, and I can tell you, they are wrong — time is an ocean in a storm. You may wonder who I am, and why I say this. Sit down, and I will tell you a tale like none that you've ever heard.

A proud Persian king, promised riches by a traitorous vizier, plunders an Indian city, taking its treasures, and bringing some as a gift to his friend and ally, the Sultan of Azad.

The Prince, bearing an ornate dagger won in the siege, is then tricked by the vizier into unleashing the secret of one of the stolen treasures — an immense hourglass, filled with glowing sand — on the Sultan's palace. Seeing those around him, including his father, consumed by the sand, the Prince flees. Will he seek revenge on the vizier, somehow unharmed by the sand, or will he brave the stormy sea of time itself, and undo what has been done?

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is one of Brendan's very favorites, and as such, he will be on point for this one. Come watch this truly excellent game, and enjoy Brendan's successes and failures, along with Mabry, Daniel and Mark, starting Saturday, March 23rd at 7pm ET.

Saturday, March 16, 2013


Boy, there sure is a lot of call for off-weeks lately! Most of my cohosts couldn't make it tonight, so we're back to Final Fantasy XI again, this time joined by another new participant, Rose. Give her a warm greeting, folks!

If you missed the last episode with this game, don't worry about it — we'll be doing a new storyline this time. The original storyline. Rose is new to the game, and we'll be taking her through one of the first major boss fights of the story.

Tune in at 7pm ET on the Radio PSI TwitchTV channel, and join us for live chat using the Thinstack browser-based chat here, using your favorite IRC client here, or just in the in-page chat on Twitch.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Alan Wake - Session 7

At long last, tonight at 7pm ET begins the thrilling conclusion of Alan Wake!

Alan has shut himself in the Dark Place to save his wife, and with only his typewriter and Thomas Zane as a guide, he must fight and write his way back out again with a fitting conclusion that will lock the Darkness away forever.

This is not a Let's Play; it is merely the idea of a Let's Play.

However, this will not be nearly enough to fill out the episode, and all our prior plans for following it have been dashed by technical difficulties. So, dear viewers, we shall be calling upon you to help us decide what we will be playing next. Watch the stream live, join us in IRC here, in your browser, or just in the built-in chat on the Twitch page, and let us know what you want to see! We have a few choices, but not enough time to make a decision we're confident in, which is why we're asking you to pick your poison.

Our (somewhat) prepared selections:

  • Psychonauts: an item-collecting 3D platformer (a la Banjo Kazooie) from Double Fine, set in a summer camp for the psychically gifted. Full of great writing, strange humor, and just really fun all around.
  • Sonic Generations: what many call a return to form for Sonic the Hedgehog, this game is total fanservice, filled with classic stages reimagined in the style of Sonic Adventure, and vice versa. Gotta go fast!
  • Odin Sphere: a 2D beat-em-up RPG set in a Norse mythology-inspired world, with several stories occurring simultaneously in parallel. A quite successful experiment in storytelling, and some of the most beautiful sprite art and animation in any game, before or since.

I'm sure excited about tonight, and I hope you are too! See you all there!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Chulip - Session 5

Throne of Games is back to our regularly scheduled playing! Chulip returns tonight at 7pm ET on the Radio PSI TwitchTV channel.

Last time in Chulip, we visited Scarecrow Field and Funny Bone Factory, and towards the end just had a whole lot of really bad timing. Hopefully, today, we can power through all that and actually get things done.

As always, our primary chat host is #radiopsi on Thinstack, which you can access here with your browser, or here with your IRC client, but the chat bridge will connect that to Twitch's built-in chat, so you can use that if you prefer.