the selectbutton podcast is half rollicking argument about videogames, half self-absorbed inanity. It's a lot like those movies where the kids are playing a cool videogame, and then they get sucked into the videogame, but now when they die in the game ... THEY DIE FOR REAL. www.selectbutton.net
To Sir, With Crank.
What can we say? Temporal friction used to our advantage, and we'll survive. Is there something strange going on? Best not to worry about it!
Werewolves, creamed corn, sorted shrimp. The death of 2018...the cast of our lives.
select button dot net is proud to present a two-part Monster Hunter extravaganza. In the High Rank episode, we stay focused a bit more and cover the larger omissions from the earlier episode: monsters at large, hunt dynamics, the grind loop, locales, and more… (Use a fancy-pants podcast app, and you'll get to enjoy chapter navigation and an array o…
select button dot net is proud to present a two-part Monster Hunter extravaganza. In the Low Rank episode, our panel rambles on about a variety of topics such as: mountain bosses, gripes about Frontier, whether it is acceptable to be anime or not, content reuse throughout the series, and world building. (Don’t fret, we didn’t restrict our discussio…
Join us for our sixth Holiday Deathcast, where we endeavor to learn the true meaning of Deathcast. Thanks for joining us on the F2P Mobile Game Report!
We discuss first and last video game memories in 60 minutes of endearing chaos, right at the start of our 2017 meet. Join us for the first leg of our compelling ARG, in which we discover the source of the Pez candy.
To hell with E3, the podcast arrives a month late to talk about an article that's already been completely forgotten. Better yet, everyone shares their favorite storytelling techniques for interactive media. WORLD EXCLUSIVE!
This episode: a desperate re-attempt to talk about videogame dungeons, sending us down a winding maze we shan't escape.
Your host Dwight Rortugal leads you through an hour long venture into the world of games and gamer culture with the help of a few special friends.
A Very Nuclear Winter, with the Select Button Dot Net Panel of Judges.
The Bungie Episode.
The Select Button Panel of Judges talks ALL Nintendo 64, almost ALL of the time.
The SNES episode.
We discuss games that have theme park styles designs -- whether done overtly (Super Mario Sunshine) or through a lack of cohesion in setting (many 16-bit era platformers). Cool Spot 4 lyfe/Avoid the Noid!
This episode we talk about games that are either set primarily in rural locations or employ rural locations in their narratives. Also shrug goes "hog wild".
NOTHING CAN PREPARE YOU FOR THE 2016 BUTTON PUSHERS GAME AWARDS.
There was a podcast here. Strange, now there's just a note that says "tell my family and friends that I loved them"?
With the podcast back in full effect, we talk about the perception of licensed games and how that perception has changed over time.
This episode we delve into all manners of input devices, talking about ways they have (and haven't) changed over the decades.
The Mass Effect Podcast. We take a look back at BioWare's space-opera superman date sim killstravaganza for some memories, some laughs, and a very timely review of Bethesda's Daggerfall. Get on your space boxer-briefs and get listenin'.
This episode: a selectbutton.net retrospective. We reflect on the inception of our own website, do a bit of introspection on where we were as a community circa December 6, 2006, and where we've come since then.
A bit different from our last mech-related podcast, here. This episode we talk about games that nail the feeling of being at the controls of a giant, massive, hulking machine, and there's also a long tangent about the downhill slide avalanche that is the Xeno series. Don't miss it!
Actual flying in space is pretty flippin' complicated, it turns out, so in our space sim episode we talk about which games draw the line between fun and outright simulation. We also talk about people who have a dangerous interest in EVE Online, the influence of Star Wars in pretty much every space dogfighting game, Wing Commander, and why no game h…
Slightly overdue selectbutton.net podcast returns in a hilarious special episode where Sonic has a misunderstanding at the office, Ryo gets in trouble with the principle, and Uncle Sega bets it ALL ON BLUE. Tune in for nearly three hours of tears on the 13 birthday of the Dreamcast!
Before we got accustomed to pressing a button to duck behind things in dang near everything, jumping was the most common verb in gaming. We explore it in depth this episode.
Did adventure games go into a coma with the downward slide of Sierra and Lucasarts, or did they never really go away? Find the hidden pixel in this podcast to find out!
Our DOS gaming podcast. We talk about discovery through local BBS, shareware, figuring out X-COM sans manual, wardialing and the infleunce of ZZT on the custom content editors that come packaged with PC games to this day.
The assembled gang talks about speedrunning community, this years Awesome Games Done Quick, and get to the bottom of why anyone would want to speedrun an RPG.
A wonderful (and tardy) SB tradition. Learn about Ubisoft's pro-life agenda, shrug's date-life agenda, copyright law, and enjoy hour and a half segment about infants in gaming.
Forum members Renfrew, Schwere Viper and Glitch swap stories about their arcade experiences over the years.
Developer Interview with Tales of Games about Barkley 2, plus an in-depth discussion about SaGa series creator Akitoshi Kawazu's body of work.
This episode is about that one game you like that no one else seems to like. ...oh, you really don't like it? FINE.
This episode we explore the whimsical world of video game voice acting.
The SBDNPC returns after a long hiatus with its most disappointing episode yet.
The Salmon Orange Edition of our Pokémon episode. Protips for getting three Butterfries perfectly framed in ONE SHOT.
The Spring Green version of our Pokémon episode. Join us as we attempt to reconstruct the tattered remains of a doomed cast.
AGAINST ALL ODDS the Select Button Podcast makes it to episode fifty, so we're celebrating by putting the brakes on the cynicism long enough to talk about the experiences we'd like to have in GAMES OF THE FUTURE. Well, not really. We just spend the whole two hours watching GTA San Andreas youtube videos, sobbing, and edging ever nearer to the Red B…
SQUARE-ENIX 2012: lauded Final Fantasy & Dairy Queen powerhouse or merely a financial buttress propping up the house of Eidos Interactive? Against our better judgement we try to figure out what it is that Square is actually doing these days and why the hell are there so many zippers and oh god oh god is that what I think it is? Stay tuned for the e…
A lovingish tribute to all games Gamecube, we're talking about that handle, armadillos, non-euclidian geometry and time-honored classic Shrek Slam Shack.
The next podcast episode was going to release sooner but we ran out of ammo, saved, and were forced to start a new file. The success of Resident Evil galvanized Survival Horror in 1996, but fell off well before the current generation of consoles. What the heck happened? We talk about the appeal of Survival Horror games and why the genre conventions…
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Selectbutton.net's 2011 Year in Review.
This episode is all about Japanese video game developer Treasure. We are prepared to live in the plain and die in the plain.
Well it looks like you've been pretty good this year so we're resurrecting a holiday tradition (please forget that we did not resurrect this last year). Join us as we fly blind in cold weather: heady topics abound as we talk about the guy that looks like Justin Bieber in the UMVC SoCal Regionals Finals, the strangeness of Square's output during the…
If you've payed even a scant amount of attention around here you've probably picked up on the general enthusiasm and fervor some of us have for From Software's "Soul" series: Demon's Souls and Dark Souls. We once did an experimental episode of the podcast which featured some footage of co-op in Demon's Souls, way back in episode 22. Of course Dark …