49 episodes

Playing Through Space Gaming's Past, Present and Future

Space Game Junkie Podcast Brian Rubin and Jim Hunt

    • Video Games
    • 4.3, 18 Ratings

Playing Through Space Gaming's Past, Present and Future

    SGJ Podcast #330 – Approaching Infinity

    SGJ Podcast #330 – Approaching Infinity

    Such a Great Game!







    Welcome to this week’s podcast, my friends! This week, Jim, Spaz, Hunter and I sit down with our first guest in months! This week we welcome Bob Saunders, the creator of the FANTASTIC space roguelike, Approaching Infinity. The game was trapped in a weird limbo for years due to being stuck on Shrapnel Games, but now it’s finally coming to Steam! YAY! We talk to Bob about this and more, but we do get a bit sidetracked as well. I think it’s been so long since we had a guest we forgot how to be good hosts. Sorry about that. I hope you enjoy the show regardless! ;)











    I’m trying to get a guest for next week but nothing is firm yet. We’ll have fun regardless of what we do. ;) 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. Thanks for listening, and enjoy the show!

    • 1 hr 13 min
    SGJ Podcast #329 – MicroProse Then and Now

    SGJ Podcast #329 – MicroProse Then and Now

    Ah Memories…







    Welcome to this week’s podcast y’all! This week, Jim, Spaz, Hunter and I talk about the classic gaming company, MicroProse. After dominating PC gaming for nearly two decades, MicroProse became defunct in the early 2000s. Their time with us, however, brought us many games we’re still playing to this day, such as Civilization, XCOM, Master of Orion and many more. Recently the name has been resurrected, as you can see on their website, so we talk about the company’s legacy, its new games, and also have a lot of tangents.











    Next week on the show, we’ll be talking to the developer of the amazing Approaching Infinity! 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 7 min
    SGJ Podcast #328 – Steam Sale 2020

    SGJ Podcast #328 – Steam Sale 2020

    You Magnificent Bastard







    Welcome to this week’s podcast, my friends! This week, Jim, Spaz, Hunter and I talk about the Steam sale that JUST ended as I write this. So this info will be a little out of date, but it’s still a fun discussion of sales, the proper tools and also what to keep an eye on for the next sale.











    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 34 min
    SGJ Podcast #327 – Star Wars: Squadrons Speculation

    SGJ Podcast #327 – Star Wars: Squadrons Speculation

    Please be good please be good….







    Welcome to this week’s podcast y’all! This week, Jim, Spaz, Hunter and I sit down to discuss all we know about the surprise Star Wars starfighter sim that was announced last week, Star Wars: Squadrons! Thanks to a few detailed articles, which I’ll cite below, we do know a lot, but there’s still so much we don’t know.











    Next week we’ll dive into the Steam Summer Sale to find you the best deals! 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.



















    Show Notes







    Websites Cited:







    * Star Wars: Squadrons — everything you need to know – Polygon* Why Star Wars: Squadrons’ TIE Fighters Aren’t At A Disadvantage Against X-Wings – Gamespot* Official Site

    • 1 hr 6 min
    SGJ Podcast #326 – Rambling

    SGJ Podcast #326 – Rambling

    Pretty Much…







    Welcome to this week’s podcast y’all! This week, Jim, Spaz, Hunter and I hang around Quark’s on the Promenade in Deep Space Nine to shoot the breeze, as it were. No topic, just fun chat.











    Next week, I’ve no idea. Probably Star Wars: Squadrons talk, if anything else. 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 1 min
    SGJ Podcast #325 – Crazy for Co-op

    SGJ Podcast #325 – Crazy for Co-op

    Still the Best…







    Welcome to this week’s podcast, my friends! This week, Jim, Spaz, Hunter and I take on the discussion of co-op games. What makes them good, what we wish they did better, our favorites and so on. We do this while playing one of the best co-op games ever: Deep Rock Galactic. Sadly we had some serious issues with Twitch, which is why the video is broken up, but thankfully the audio survived just fine.











    Next week, we’re just gonna shoot the breeze, no topic, just some guys chatting. 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. Thanks for listening, and enjoy the show!

    • 51 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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