Mod of the Year 2007

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In our continuing effort to profile mods and the developers behind them, Mod DB presents the debut entry of the Mod DB podcast.

Posted by stenchy on Feb 9th, 2008
Interview

In our continuing effort to profile mods and the developers behind them, Mod DB presents the debut entry of the Mod DB podcast! This podcast will tackle the task of going behind the scenes of mods to get into the heads of the people behind them. Hosted by Ryan "stenchy" Anderson and Chris "chrispage" Page, this podcast will also serve as a platform to address news and events regarding the modding scene and Mod DB. Listen and enjoy!


Show notes:

  • 0:01 Intro
  • 0:50 MOTY review
  • 27:00 Project Valkyrie interview

Related:

Like what you hear? Want your team featured on the Mod DB podcast? Contact stenchy.

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Phoenix85
Phoenix85 Feb 9 2008, 3:06pm says:

I love this idea! good job!

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n0k
n0k Feb 9 2008, 3:40pm says:

good stuff! really nice to listen in on while playing a game with volume turned down a bit :P

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dinky
dinky Feb 9 2008, 3:53pm says:

No podcast RSS?? I want to download this stuff straight to my Zune!

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Tolkienfanatic
Tolkienfanatic Feb 9 2008, 4:28pm says:

Excellent D:

+3 votes     reply to comment
Domipheus
Domipheus Feb 9 2008, 4:35pm says:

Excellent, a good listen!

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Gin
Gin Feb 9 2008, 4:44pm says:

Sounds like a shacknews attempt. Fileshack has like 18 episodes down now. So how long is this gonna run? :\

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stenchy
stenchy Feb 10 2008, 2:56pm replied:

The shackcast is great (will is continue now that Remo's gone?) but we are not trying to mimic it at all. We discuss solely mods in addition to interviewing mod developers every show.

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jaboo224
jaboo224 Feb 9 2008, 5:08pm says:

\: are they saying Insurgency is a copy?

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omegamaelstrom
omegamaelstrom Feb 9 2008, 6:53pm replied:

I probably shouldn't say this, but.. technically it is, but it's a copy of something from reality, instead of a fictional thing.

The whole "copy" thing is kind of sticky, because honestly, almost everything nowadays is a copy of /something/. So, it just depends on how you take it.

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Grobi
Grobi Feb 9 2008, 5:43pm says:

Awesome. I can't wait until you get an automatic feed sorted, I'll end up forgetting to listen otherwise.

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BlueWolf72
BlueWolf72 Feb 9 2008, 7:33pm says:

go chris :) I trained you well!

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Kai-Li
Kai-Li Feb 9 2008, 7:35pm says:

Yes, great feature. I like this but think of your foreign visitors. You are talking pretty fast there. ;)

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ChrisPage
ChrisPage Feb 9 2008, 8:11pm replied:

Ya I'm sorry about that, its usually a stream of consciousness at an unregulated speed. I'll try to slow it down a bit next time but can't make any promises.

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Kai-Li
Kai-Li Feb 9 2008, 8:23pm replied:

So there is nothing to complain but speed in the beginning. All of your pronunciation was very well understandable (for me) because there was no slang in it. Also the audio quality is very well. Keep on the good work, I really want to hear more of such good made interviews. There is a lot of stuff the mod community can learn from experiences of the mod community.

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BlueWolf72
BlueWolf72 Feb 9 2008, 7:40pm says:

ehhh guys most mods these days are

studio mods
school mods
team based mods

and they are being released in this order. deep down PR is key.

nice first show

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DGMurdockIII
DGMurdockIII Feb 9 2008, 9:38pm says:

stop tuching your mic

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stenchy
stenchy Feb 9 2008, 11:22pm replied:

Chris likes playing with his quarters too.

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Tatsur0
Tatsur0 Feb 10 2008, 12:32am says:

Nicely done guys. Was hoping to hear more about "The Hunted Chronicles" but that aside I enjoyed the topic of discussion, the ZPS plug, and hearing what the PV team had to say :)

Tats...

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mesen
mesen Feb 10 2008, 5:04am says:

Nicely done, this is great and funny. :) and BlueWolf72 your right.
nice first show!

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Kira{zRo}
Kira{zRo} Feb 10 2008, 5:14am says:

NSFW
I don't know if it is common practice, but I believe most groups try to keep swaring to a minimum in podcasts.
Good first podcast though, good ideas.

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DaveTheFreak
DaveTheFreak Feb 10 2008, 8:34am says:

I really enjoyed that podcast! Got everything a podcast needs, but it's kinda too long, though. I hade to make 3 breaks to finish listening, so.. a little bit shorter and it's just amazing!

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BuZZeR
BuZZeR Feb 10 2008, 11:39am says:

Wow! That was really cool! Looking forward for the next episode!

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Henley
Henley Feb 10 2008, 11:49am says:

its wicked man so good :D.. Do you have a headset ryan or a desktop mic

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stenchy
stenchy Feb 10 2008, 2:52pm replied:

I have a headset, but the first part was more of an experiment so the volume levels were kind of hard to fix. As you can see with the interview we fixed most of the kinks.

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Garrador
Garrador Feb 10 2008, 11:50am says:

Very nice idea! I love listening in on stuff like this.
I hope you keep podcasting going for all time =)

It would be/ is a great addition to the modding community.

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BlueWolf72
BlueWolf72 Feb 10 2008, 3:27pm says:

Another idea cause me and chris would do these live is post about the upcoming show so we can ask questions for you to answer via the podcast?

This would require to know what to ask so knowing who you have on and the topics.

Just an idea

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MrTambourineMan
MrTambourineMan Feb 10 2008, 5:38pm says:

Great idea, listened through the whole of it. Can't wait for next episode (guests could be insurgency team :) ).

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Stylz010
Stylz010 Feb 10 2008, 6:01pm says:

ModDb is one of my fav sites !!!!

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Malvado_Zombie[X]
Malvado_Zombie[X] Feb 10 2008, 8:26pm says:

That was fantastic! :)

+1 vote     reply to comment
DGMurdockIII
DGMurdockIII Feb 10 2008, 11:18pm says:

this wont how i now is i may a suggestion for something like this a long time ago right after moddb gave up on the moddb radio and they only did two of them but they where done so far apart

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joker_mx
joker_mx Feb 11 2008, 3:36am says:

Took a while, but the result is awesome!

I'd love to hear more perspectives of the mod developers.

Great new feature, keep it up, guys!

+1 vote     reply to comment
Kub
Kub Feb 11 2008, 7:04am says:

Really nice! May be, some day I could try to take part in podcast.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Jagji56
Jagji56 Feb 11 2008, 3:47pm says:

The ModDB download dose not work for me.. it just comes up with a Quick Time player thing, and starts it.......

+1 vote     reply to comment
Jagji56
Jagji56 Feb 12 2008, 3:00am says:

hers a name for it: DBcast

+1 vote     reply to comment
ambershee
ambershee Feb 12 2008, 5:10am replied:

Pfft. ModCast more like ;)

+1 vote     reply to comment
freredarme
freredarme Feb 13 2008, 4:32am says:

Good idea, good job!

+1 vote     reply to comment
formerlyknownasMrCP
formerlyknownasMrCP Feb 17 2008, 9:21pm says:

Next we'll see ModDB TV :P I hope so! Gamespot Live sucks these days.

+1 vote     reply to comment
h4mx0r
h4mx0r Feb 21 2008, 2:40am says:

I was hoping more for a video podcast, but this works.

+1 vote     reply to comment
FrostedStorm
FrostedStorm Feb 21 2008, 6:50pm says:

this going to be on itunes at all?

+1 vote     reply to comment
kinesis916
kinesis916 Feb 23 2008, 9:37pm says:

I have only listend to about half of it so far. And while some of it does drag a little, it is rather interesting.

Have you thought about taking suggestions from us, the lowly modDB member, on the topics talked about in the podcasts?

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stenchy
stenchy Feb 24 2008, 3:35am replied:

Yeah, I'll be posting about the guests for the next show soon and we'll field some questions from users.

+1 vote     reply to comment
kinesis916
kinesis916 Feb 24 2008, 7:07am replied:

Well thats good news. I don't know about anyone else but I like having the opportunity to get involved in things like this if I want to.

But I jave to say while it did drag a little it was very interesting. I look forward to more in the future. It was a much better chat than simply games are 1337, anyone who doesn't play such and such is a douche, etc.

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mflux
mflux Jun 4 2008, 4:46am says:

I saw this really late. Am getting thru listening to it now, this is great!

+1 vote     reply to comment
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