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Monday, July 2, 2012

Pen Fights Gamepad podcast Episodes 2 & 3

Check out this awesome podcast where my co-host Donald Conrad of and I talk video games, writing, movies, comic books, being dads and more!

Show notes for PFG 03:

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• Donald talks about things he's read in Dan’s book, Dan expands on it
• Privateer video game (Good Old Games website)
• Dan talks about Donald's graphic novel The Death of Don Hat, Donald expands on it
• Nathan Lowell - Solar Clipper Trader Tales novels
• Matt Nelson creator of web comic "Catbeard the Pirate
• Dan finished watching the movie Thor and gave it a 4/5 stars and Donald suggests that he needs to see Die Hard
• Touch on Thor & other movies which lead up to The Avengers
• Hulk Fights Bear video on Youtube:
• Chuck Norris's Mustache - "When another man looks at Chuck Norris's mustache they automatically grow two inches of chest hair!"
• Niel Gaiman and Joss Whedon writing comics and movies
• Shift of superheroes coming from video game companies
• Brave - not sure if it will be good
• Phineas and Ferb, Backyardigans, Little Einsteins
• Batman the Animated Series
• Genndy Tartakovsky - Samurai Jack, Star Wars Clone Wars
• Republic Commando Xbox video game
• Donald updates us on his mission to finish Call of Duty
• Dan talks about going on The Round Table Podcast where he was a guest writer offering up a story to be workshopped with the hosts and guest author Dan Wells
• Dan Wells 7 Point Story Structure on YouTube:
• Writing Excuses podcast:
• Not finishing Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time books.
• Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game books
• Feedback from Donald's sister about the podcast
• Donald shares a video game memory playing Bust A Groove on the Playstation 1 with his sister.
• Winning books and video games on
• Trailer Wrecked on Did Not Finish - Brad Lawrence:
• Dan's audio story "The Dream," flash fiction of Captain Hook dreaming about when his hand was chopped off, .mp3:

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Show notes for PFG 02:

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Donald Conrad of and Dan Absalonson of talk about video games, writing, being husbands with awesome wifes and fathers of many young children, what life is like as dads and lots of other stuff. In this second episode they talk about lots of video games, including some old ones, Donald's first impressions of Dan's novel, E3 and movie dissapointments, playing Resident Evil 6 on a PC with an Xbox gamepad when the game comes out, a Do Not Watch blog post from Donald's site. Donald talks Call of Duty Classic & Resistance Burning Skies. Also, Dan talks about playing Tangled w/ 4 year old & how 4 Year old on the Wii and many other things like:

The Zelda Timeline
Ocarina of Time, Windwaker, Twighlight Princess
Dragonball Z
The Expendables

It's a long one and a good time!


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