Sun, 9 November 2014
Roboticist and educator Dr. Julie Carpenter tells us about her research with bomb disposal experts, how society might have to change as robots become more advanced and even what happens when a robot powers down in front of a small child. Recorded late August 2014.
Festo seagull drone: http://youtu.be/9YGLZXEwRVc
Festo kangaroo: http://youtu.be/_4luJ0ZSqy8
Music is Open by Com Truise
Direct download: HatchetJob108.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:15pm UTC
Wed, 15 January 2014
Dr.Tom Stafford is a lecturer in psychology and cognitive science at the University of Sheffield. He explains why the way you practice affects how good you get at something - and he's got 850,000 people to back him up.
Tom's blog: http://www.tomstafford.staff.shef.ac.uk/?p=221
Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tomstafford
Direct download: HatchetJob106.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:07pm UTC
Mon, 21 October 2013
We discuss Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Edward Snowden's revelations about the NSA and how games should portray governments in the future. Some spoilers about locations and plot devices.
Direct download: HatchetJob105.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:14pm UTC
Mon, 26 August 2013
We're taking submissions for the 3rd annual Insert Category awards from HatchetJob.com. Invent an award for a game released in 2012.
Music from Incompetech.com
Direct download: HatchetJob104.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:42pm UTC
Wed, 10 July 2013
We discuss Bioshock Infinite & touch on topics such as racism in the early 20th century, meaningful choices in games & how we're being asked to pay for unfinished stories.
M: Paradise is Lost A: Mauerhuhn
Direct download: HatchetJob103.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:27am UTC
Mon, 24 December 2012
Far Cry 3 has been praised from the highest mountain to the darkest jungle glade. But is the game more prey than predator?
Music: Amanita Muscaria by Jeris
Direct download: HatchetJob101.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:58pm UTC
Sat, 13 October 2012
We speak to Johnnie Excel, competitive eater and StarCraft 2 player, about competitive eating's culture, tactics, future and more.
Johnnie's YouTube channel
CNN article on Kobayashi arrest
S: Put Your Hands Up (Dubstep Version) A: Chandubaba
Direct download: HatchetJob100.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:36am UTC
Wed, 19 September 2012
We talk about Dust: An Elysian Tail, find out what it's like to go game shopping in Yongsan (South Korea's Akihabara) and find out if Crysis is more pavement than playground.
Music is Nadeya (Club Mix) by Destinazione Altrove, used a sample from Nadeya from Mentorrecords featuring Afroganic.
Direct download: HatchetJob099.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:31pm UTC
Sat, 25 August 2012
Background music: http://incompetech.com/
Outro: Candy in the Sun by Koortwah.
Direct download: HatchetJob098.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:51pm UTC
Wed, 1 August 2012
It's time for our third-annual awards show!
Tell us about a game you played in 2011. Create an award for it to win. This is not a GOTY show.
the two years we’ve run an awards show that is a year late and doesn't have any categories.
Comment here or email us: hatchetjobshow [AT] gmail [DOT] com
Here’s a list of 2011 releases to jog your memory.
Category:general -- posted at: 6:33pm UTC
Mon, 25 June 2012
In this super-short film review, you'll hear about Brazilian films Elite Squad and Elite Squad: The Enemy Within.
Music is Ice and Chilli by _ghost .
Direct download: HatchetJob097.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:12pm UTC
Wed, 6 June 2012
We discuss co-op game mechanics, segue into paid unlocks and invent (possibly) the worst game in the world.
Direct download: HatchetJob096.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:12pm UTC
Tue, 29 November 2011
Universal Head produces summaries of boardgame rules. We speak to him about how he got into gaming, how he does his summaries and what he thinks of videogames and tombstones.
Universal Head's blog & summaries
HatchetJob Earth Reborn video
Direct download: HatchetJob094.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:03pm UTC
Mon, 24 October 2011
Matt Magnone really likes claw machines (or crane games as they're called in the UK); you know the ones, all cuddly toys and robotic arms. We spoke to him about his claw machine experiences, insight and tips and tricks.
Tips of the claw machine. Music is 'Give it up' by Carosone. Show's RSS.
Direct download: HatchetJob093.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:19pm UTC
Sun, 25 September 2011
We speak to Staats, part of the HJ crew, about his move to South Korea; his first impressions, thoughts and insights.
Korean Sunshine Policy. Music: We Are Free ft. Snowflake, by Zep Hurme.
Direct download: HatchetJob092.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:49pm UTC
Mon, 5 September 2011
You create the categories, you pick the winners. In our second-annual game awards - aka Insert Category aka UGGA - we read out your submissions for notable games of 2010. Can you guess which won 'Best use of a sandwich?'
Music: Recommender by Dokashiteru / Parks on Fire (California Burning mix) by DJ Rkod / Pulse (George Ellinas Mix) by George Ellinas / Vacuuux 1 by DJ Adori / Scott Waves to April's Salty Grace (Dance Mix) by J Lang / Emergence Drum N Bass Remix (Rough Mix) by I Am The Stev / Remember the Name (Introduction) by Jay Sinkie / Christopher Willits Remix by Acumen / Under Suspicion by JB Newman
Direct download: HatchetJob090.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am UTC
Thu, 11 August 2011
We’re taking entries for our 2010 ‘personal best’ gaming awards: you create a category, you choose a winner.
Let's have awards which give us time to reflect on a game, not just ones which happen in December and praise AAA titles released in November. Let's have awards with personalised categories that we create, not just 'best action game' stuff that's only good for PR.
Direct download: HatchetJob089.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:05pm UTC
Mon, 11 July 2011
In this short, solo, book review you'll hear about The Badge by Jack Webb. It's a 1958 book about the Los Angeles Police Department, its people and cases. Think of it as the real LA Noire. Music by Kevin MacLeod.
Direct download: HatchetJob088.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:10pm UTC
Tue, 24 May 2011
In this short, solo, book review you'll hear about Erik Larson's The Devil in the White City. A story about the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, a talented architect and a ruthless serial killer.
Direct download: HatchetJob86.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:43pm UTC
Fri, 6 May 2011
We imagine the different ways and materials through which videogame powers and characters' abilities can be represented. We also have a spoiler-free discussion on what it felt like to play Portal 2 compared to Portal.
Music is 'I Will Rise Above The World' by Zapac.
Battle High: San Bruno, Xbox indie game
Loss aversion (I think this is the cognitive bias Danjo referred to)
Direct download: HatchetJob085.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:56pm UTC
Mon, 18 April 2011
In this extremely short, solo show, you'll hear a brief review of Paul Chadwick's comic book 'Concrete: Depths'. Touching and thought provoking, Chadwick's work about a man trapped in a concrete body is worth checking out.
Direct download: HatchetJob84.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:14am UTC
Thu, 24 March 2011
In our discussion of Dragon Age 2, we cover subjects such as dialogue and emotional intent, whether RPGs are just job simulators and how every character in the game is constantly horny. There is a mild, thematic, spoiler about a side quest. We talk about the issues it raises rather than what the quest entails or how it ends.
Music is Eye Magic Mix by Lasswell
Direct download: HatchetJob083.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:30pm UTC