Welcome to 1UP FM’s Backlog — Rebel FM style. Backlog was one of the saddest things to leave behind, but we figure there’s no reason we can’t keep bringing you gaming’s foremost backwards-looking, forward-thinking, long-form discussion show.
So welcome to Rebel FM Game Club. Yes, the name isn’t quite as savvy, but we feel it communicates the concept more simply — a book club for gamers, where we spend four episodes playing through a game, incorporating questions and discussion points from our listeners along the way. We’ve previously Backlogged Shadow of the Colossus, Psychonauts, Indigo Prophecy, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., and Beyond Good & Evil, and Game Club will be covering all sorts of games — both new and old — going forward.
We’re kicking it off with Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth, which Anthony detailed how to acquire in a previous post. For this episode we (the ESG crew and Area5.tv‘s Ryan O’Donnell and Matt Chandronait) played up until the “sewers” section; for next week, we’ll be playing through the “escape from Innsmouth” portion. So have a listen, play along, don’t mind the rain in the background (it’s typhoon season in the Bay Area), and leave your thoughts and talking points in a comment below for us to discuss next week.
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Update: Ryan O’Donnell just determined that we seem to have recorded the entire show through the MacBook’s tiny internal speaker, since I apparently forgot to change the input to our sweet setup. Frankly, I’m just happy it’s listenable whatsoever. Hilarious! So…next week will be better