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Podcast 14-4: Clockwork Anime

Clockwork Anime

This episode, the crew offers impressions of Kick & Fennick, Race the Sun, Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary, as well as revisits Thomas was Alone and Fire Emblem Awakening. Beyond trying to coax Jeremy into watching Kill la Kill, we also take time out for gaming trivia, and well as sit down with Ryan Koons, the lead developer of HuniePop.

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About Robert Allen

With over 35 years of gaming experience, Robert 'DesertEagle' Allen is Tech-Gaming's resident worrier/warrior who spends his days teaching at three colleges and his nights devoted to JRPGs.


  1. Yes! The podcasting team has graced up with a new show. An an interview, too?!?

  2. I won’t lie. I fast forwarded to the HuniePop interview. Great job, Robert. You asked fair questions without being all accusatory.

    I’m a bit surprised Ryan Koons isn’t more into dating sims.

    • Now I really want to play the game and see what the “nasty” stuff is. At first I thought it was kind of weird that was a backer request, but now it makes sense. Ryan seems unfazed by it all.

      • I get the feeling he sort of rides the wave. He knows the kinds of opinions people have, and he’s just doing his thing.

        Also I think he kind of enjoys antagonizing others a bit. Maybe it takes one to know one. 😉

  3. I got an error when trying to download the show. Seems like the site was down for a second as well, too.

  4. Wait, did I miss Robert’s game talk? Also: is IndieOutlook in every show? I like hearing about the smaller games.

    • DEagle actually bowed out of impressions this time! He says that doing shows as long as we have are asking a lot of the listener. What does everyone think? Good decision? D:

      • I like hearing from Deagle, especially when he’s passionate about a Jrpg, but I’ll admit…sometimes I don’t finish the show. 2 and a half hours if pretty long for a podcast.

        Ideally an hour. 5 minutes per person for impressions= 20 minutes. What leaves time for an interview, indie outlook, trivia, and maybe mail.

      • Shorter show yes! No Deagle, no!

    • IndieOutlook is part of the show since Feb 2013, but I offered to be the podcast cut for whenever it would be needed and that’s why sometimes it doesn’t make it through every show.

      • No. Don’t stand for that. I like that part of the show and hope for a mention one day.

        • It’s alright, I don’t mind! It’s just that sometimes it does feel like too much when it goes over two hours, luckily the main co-hosts play indies from time to time too – so indies are somewhat still around even without IndieOutlook 🙂 For info in how to get press kits and whatnot our way, feel free to contact me via twitter @sayomgwtf

  5. Sites down, can’t download.

    • If the site is down, how did you post that? How am I able to post this? I’m downloading the show right now. No problems here;.

    • It stopped the download and gave me error. I had to try to post the comment 3 times before it finally worked.

  6. Great job getting the HuniePop interview and for giving the game a fair, uh, shake.

    Jeremy is cray-cray for liking “American” anime but turning his nose up to the Japanese stuff.

  7. I can’t think of too many sites where a person writes reviews, does a podcast, edits the podcast, does the interviews, and pretty much does everything. Maybe Front Toward Gamer but that’s all.

  8. The more I hear from Sage, the more I like her. She’s smart, doesn’t take any shit, and it really funny. Bonus points for watching anime.

  9. Listening to the show right now. Pretty good so far. I have to admin, I like when Jeremy is a bit grumpy.

  10. Where on earth did you find an anime image of Clockwork Orange? What’s the name of the series?

  11. Good show overall, just the sound quality was spotty in parts. But fun to listen to.

  12. Damn that image is freaking me the hell out. What happened to the cute little lolis?

    • Maybe someone put Lamont in charge of things. Expect a review of the Yogi Bear game and design docs for a Fraggle Rock game.

  13. Glad you talked about Kill La Kill. One of my favorite recent animes. Where’s indie outlook, tho. Trivia was great.

  14. Sage, you’re the one person who didn’t crap on Gabriel Knight: 20th Anniversary. I bought it despite all the bad reviews and really liked it. The whole experience has made me doubt the mainstream gaming press.

    • I would like to know where you get this information from, because Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition has a metacritic average of 75% with a user score of 8/10, and I just checked Steam again and it’s also got a fairly positive user score.

      • Gamewatcher killed it. Calm down Thom didn’t really like it.

        • Who? Never heard of them.

        • Google-san delivers -> An excerpt from GameWatcher review “Gabriel Knight was created by Jane Jenson of King’s Quest fame” important to clarify that she got started with KQ6 but she became famous with Gabriel Knight; also, her name is Jane Jensen – not Jenson. Regarding Calm Down Tom, they gave it 3.5/5 which is not bad and I can confirm those technical problems are patched up, regarding the puzzle complexity/logic nothing to do there – that is Jane Jensen design.

          • RockPaperScissors: “It’s a passionless, jobbing remake that shoots for adequacy and generally hits”.


    • Kenjo, I also heard from a lot of people that they didn’t like it. Too many changes, not enough like the original, etc etc. If someone love’s an original, they may be hard pressed to accept a remake that has some significant changes, even if they are for the better.

      Speaking of press–mainstream gaming press has been a bit contentious for a while. There are a lot of press companies out there that follow their fan base, instead of the other way around. They want to keep their audience happy, and they want to keep the companies who pay for reviews happy. This can lead to some of the inaccurate review representations that we see. So it goes, I guess.

      Say–glad we have you to keep us tech-savvy on the stats 🙂

  15. Good show. Loved the end of it and trivia. No indie outlook, though. That was missed.

  16. Kick the guy off who doesn’t like anime, plz.

  17. I love jrpgs but I have to administer Earthbound is overrated. One question: Citizens of Earth is an Atlus game. Why didn’t you review it?

    • Not over rated but talked about too much by weeaboos.

    • Yeah, although I don’t agree with the above characterization, my issue is more about the airtime it gets. It’s plenty good and notable!

      Like I said in the show, I really enjoyed the 3-part video DoubleFine did on the series, and I just decided that was probably the last I needed to hear about the greatness of Earthbound ever again.

      As far as reviews, I’m not sure I’ve played enough to give it a full treatment. I’m not sure it got a lot of review action though! It sort of released and fell off the planet, as far as I can tell. It’s a shame. It’s a good homage!

  18. Congrats on being ballsy enough to interview the HuniePop guy. I think most sites would have not wanted to do that.

  19. I like the different parts of the podcast especially the interview and game trivia.