48 episodes

Playing Through Space Gaming's Past, Present and Future

Space Game Junkie Podcast Brian Rubin and Jim Hunt

    • Leisure
    • 4.3 • 18 Ratings

Playing Through Space Gaming's Past, Present and Future

    SGJ Podcast #361 – Pets

    SGJ Podcast #361 – Pets

    A Good Boy…







    Welcome to this week’s show, my friends. This week, Spaz, Hunter and I talk about pets in games, such as Fallout and several Far Cries. We talk about some of our favorite pets, games we wish had pets and a lot more. It’s a fun conversation.











    Next week we’ll talk about rage quitting! As always, if you have any questions or comments, please drop them in the comments below, email us at hail@spacegamejunkie.com or hit us up on the forums.

    • 54 min
    SGJ Podcast #360 – Favorite Characters

    SGJ Podcast #360 – Favorite Characters

    Stephen Heck = The Best







    Hey friends, welcome to this week’s show! This week, Spaz, Hunter and I talk about our favorite characters from all sorts of game, such as Alpha Protocol, Mass Effect and many more. We had a lot of fun and we hope you do too!











    Next week we’re gonna talk games with pets! As always, if you have any questions or comments, please drop them in the comments below, email us at hail@spacegamejunkie.com or hit us up on the forums.

    • 58 min
    SGJ Podcast #359 – RTS Games

    SGJ Podcast #359 – RTS Games

    Still My Fave.







    Welcome to this week’s podcast y’all! This week, Spaz, Hunter and I talk about the classic genre of real-time strategy games. We talk about where the genre has come, our favorites, and a lot more. A lot of great games are discussed, so it’s a very fun trip down memory lane.











    Next week we’ll be talking about our favorite video game characters! As always, if you have any questions or comments, please drop them in the comments below, email us at hail@spacegamejunkie.com or hit us up on the forums.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    SGJ Podcast #358 – VR Gaming

    SGJ Podcast #358 – VR Gaming

    Yay for Stock Images!







    Hey friends, welcome to this week’s show This week, Jim, Spaz, Hunter (finally returned from his big move, yay!) and I sit town to talk VR gaming. I was pretty against virtual reality for a long time, but Hunter eventually convinced me to get an Oculus Quest 2, which is truly an amazing piece of kit, so we talk about me being new to VR, Spaz’s experience with PSVR, how we’ve dealt with issues like motion sickness and the like, and generally try to convince Jim to get a Quest 2. It’s a lot of fun!











    In two weeks (we’re skipping next week), we’ll be talking RTS games! As always, if you have any questions or comments, please drop them in the comments below, email us at hail@spacegamejunkie.com or hit us up on the forums.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    SGJ Podcast #357 – AI War 2

    SGJ Podcast #357 – AI War 2

    Now THAT Is One Hell of a Map…







    Welcome to this week’s show y’all! This week, Jim, Spaz, Hunter and I welcome back Chris McElligott Park from Arcen Games to talk about all of the changes that have been made to AI War 2 as well as its upcoming expansion, Zenith Onslaught. Chris is always a great guest and this time is no exception, as we talk a lot about the unique design decisions that make AI War 2 as special a game as it is. It’s a really fun episode, especially if you like learning how the sausage is made.











    Next week is up in the air, but it’ll be fun regardless! As always, if you have any questions or comments, please drop them in the comments below, email us at hail@spacegamejunkie.com or hit us up on the forums. Thank you for listening!

    • 1 hr 30 min
    SGJ Podcast #356 – Star Dynasties

    SGJ Podcast #356 – Star Dynasties

    I Love a Busy Map







    Hey folks, welcome to this week’s podcast. SO SORRY it’s late, the week totally ran away from me. This week, Spaz and I welcome back Glen Pawley to talk about the recently released into early access character-driven space strategy game, Star Dynasties! We learn a lot about all the moving parts behind this massive game, the importance of user feedback and much more. It’s a fun podcast despite me being half-awake, so I hope y’all enjoy it. :)











    Next time we’ll welcome back Arcen’s Chris Park to talk AI War 2! As always, if you have any questions or comments, please drop them in the comments below, email us at hail@spacegamejunkie.com or hit us up on the forums. Thank you so much for listening!

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Zoso1701 ,

I used to be a Space Game Junkie...

...then I discovered WoW. Then, I found Steam but also had kids. SGJ has reintroduced me to Space games and reminded me of my fondness for them. Veloxxi is quick with recommendations if you ask. The hosts have a deep knowledge of the genre, consistently get interesting guests who have created lots of classic (and current) titles.

As I can't rate a 3.5, I'm going with rounding up. - The podcast gets an A for content, but a D for audio quality. I'm not sure I haven't heard an episode that isn't plagued with tech difficulties. Discord drop-outs have resulted in gaps of silence and confusion when speaking to guests. Some speakers are too quiet, others too loud, some just sound like they're talking through a rotary telephone.

That said, the unique guests and Space Game expertise allow this podcast to fill a space that none others do as well as SGJ!

DeLargest ,

Clown show

This podcast has it all:

- Regular technical difficulties like it is 2004. These guys have been doing this for years and still seemingly every other episode is plagued with repeated drop outs, missing audio, bad Skype connections, etc.

- Podcast hosts who don’t only not know how to competently podcast, but have little knowledge of the subject and make routine errors of fact.

- Hosts who regularly play games or look stuff up while recording the feed. Hey, it’s just talking. Why don’t you guys go all out and make dinner or something else really distracting while on air too?

- Cringe. It’s always fun and not at all awkward to listen to these bozos apologize to their industry guest for the sixth time because of technical difficulties or their mistakes and misstatements.

Nearly unlistenable, even when they’re talking about one of my favorite genres or interviewing fascinating devs.

Captain Koloth ,

Needs a LOT of work

I wish I could give this a higher rating. I really do. But the hosts:
1) are not knowledgeable and constantly make the same major factual errors over and over
2) think they are the most hilarious people in the universe (a failing common to most mediocre podcasts)
3) usually record the podcast while playing a video game simultaneously, both rendering the discussion itself distracted and less interesting, and also somewhat unintelligible if you're not watching the simulcast video.

No one else out there really covers this genre in this much depth and it pains me to give such a low rating, but it's simply not worth listening to in its present state.

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