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Gaming 17 - The Whelm Spale

Posted on 11th Oct 2010 at 11:19 by Podcast with 20 comments

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The games podcast is back! This time Joe, Clive and Paul are joined by bit-tech oldie Hiren Laxman, who lends his opinions on matters as diverse as the Eurogamer Expo, Crysis 2 and id Software's Rage.

After that, it's on to the age-old topic of 'what have we been playing?', which sees Paul discussing his love of Counter-Strike, Joe ranting about Dead Rising 2 and Hiren pretending to be a cowboy in Red Dead Redemption.

Gaming 17 - The Whelm Spale
Games Podcast 17: Rage! Crysis! Whelm!

Also, we invent our own words. What is a whelm spale? You'll have to tune in to find out. Likewise, if you want to know who won the Guess the Screenshot competition from last podcast, you'll have to lend us your ears for about 45 minutes of mostly relevant rambling.

The bit-tech games podcast features music by Brad Sucks and was recorded on Shure microphones. You can download the podcast direct, listen in browser or subscribe through itunes using the links below - be sure to let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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Krikkit 11th October 2010, 11:46 Quote
Bit-tech oldie Hiren? Haha, burn.
Canon 11th October 2010, 12:15 Quote
'Mah - gill' Close enough, now where's my graph paper. Units for whelm?
Hiren 11th October 2010, 12:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by Krikkit
Bit-tech oldie Hiren? Haha, burn.

Old school is the new cool
alpaca 11th October 2010, 14:09 Quote
whelm spale is absolutely a cool word.
javaman 11th October 2010, 16:37 Quote
Is it just me or is the sound all over the place in this. I turn it up cause I can't hear some parts then I get a sudden blast of sound as someones mic is far too loud =/
JCBeastie 11th October 2010, 17:53 Quote
Whelm Spale rearranged itself in my head to Whale Sperm... I know that's not correct but I thought you should know. :P
Telltale Boy 11th October 2010, 21:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by JCBeastie
Whelm Spale rearranged itself in my head to Whale Sperm... I know that's not correct but I thought you should know. :P

I'm glad you let us know... because now I know I wasn't the only one.
RichCreedy 11th October 2010, 23:00 Quote
was it harry who said he plays with himself all the time?
runadumb 11th October 2010, 23:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by javaman
Is it just me or is the sound all over the place in this. I turn it up cause I can't hear some parts then I get a sudden blast of sound as someones mic is far too loud =/

Well after being a long time listener to these podcasts i've come to this conclusion. They all sit in a circle facing each other with a mic hanging down from the ceiling, boxing ring style. When they want to speak sometimes they get up, leave their chair and stand in the far corner of the room. Or they try to lean into the mic until it's nearly in their month. Oh also every once in a while one of them bats the mic so it's swinging wildly for a few minutes, normally just before one of them speaks.

Great podcast though. Found it very funny.
CardJoe 12th October 2010, 07:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by runadumb
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Originally Posted by javaman
Is it just me or is the sound all over the place in this. I turn it up cause I can't hear some parts then I get a sudden blast of sound as someones mic is far too loud =/

Well after being a long time listener to these podcasts i've come to this conclusion. They all sit in a circle facing each other with a mic hanging down from the ceiling, boxing ring style. When they want to speak sometimes they get up, leave their chair and stand in the far corner of the room. Or they try to lean into the mic until it's nearly in their month. Oh also every once in a while one of them bats the mic so it's swinging wildly for a few minutes, normally just before one of them speaks.

Great podcast though. Found it very funny.

Actually, we have four professional quality microphones right in front of each of us, which we try to sit as close as possible to and speak directly into. The real problem is simply that we're idiots.
MaverickWill 12th October 2010, 08:20 Quote
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Originally Posted by JCBeastie
Whelm Spale rearranged itself in my head to Whale Sperm... I know that's not correct but I thought you should know. :P

I thought "sperm whale".

You dirty boy. ;-)
knuck 12th October 2010, 14:15 Quote
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Originally Posted by Telltale Boy
I'm glad you let us know... because now I know I wasn't the only one.

I had to read it 3 times, too
javaman 12th October 2010, 14:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by runadumb
Well after being a long time listener to these podcasts i've come to this conclusion. They all sit in a circle facing each other with a mic hanging down from the ceiling, boxing ring style. When they want to speak sometimes they get up, leave their chair and stand in the far corner of the room. Or they try to lean into the mic until it's nearly in their month. Oh also every once in a while one of them bats the mic so it's swinging wildly for a few minutes, normally just before one of them speaks.

Great podcast though. Found it very funny.

Haha that made me LOL on the bus!!

Good explaination Joe ;)
CardJoe 12th October 2010, 22:01 Quote
It's interesting to note who thinks Whelm Spale is 'Sperm Whale' and who thinks its 'Whale Sperm'.
Cool_CR 13th October 2010, 02:05 Quote
Sigh Bloodball is awful i got it as it was going cheap on steam and god its more irritateing than the board game the fact that I cannot ever make a pass doesnt help.
Porkins' Wingman 13th October 2010, 10:51 Quote
I'm so happy y'all at Bit-tech are such great chums but it took 90 secs to talk about anything other than each other, then the discussion on the games expo was just too unstructured, had to stop listening at that point. Can I suggest the podcast starts with a brief intro about what you're going to talk about and in what order cos I just couldn't listen to 60mins of that on a hope that you might discuss something I might be interested in.

Thanks all the same ;)
javaman 13th October 2010, 11:23 Quote
Roosterteeth do a thing where they add links of what they're gonna discuss on the player page for their pod casts. Granted they talk crap about what they had for lunch and random stuff they've seen on the news etc its quite effective at letting the listener get some background to what they're discussing incase they've missed the topic and ut also saves them explaining the article in more detail than needed
Xir 13th October 2010, 12:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
It's interesting to note who thinks Whelm Spale is 'Sperm Whale' and who thinks its 'Whale Sperm'.

My first thought was , "who's Wilhelm Spale?" ...but that's probably just a product of living in Germany for too long:D
nemo 14th October 2010, 14:04 Quote
We waited one month for this ?
B1GBUD 18th October 2010, 15:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
It's interesting to note who thinks Whelm Spale is 'Sperm Whale' and who thinks its 'Whale Sperm'.

Whale Sperm... defo
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