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The Space Game Junkie Podcast is dedicated to space gaming of the past, present and future. We talk to developers of the latest space games, and discuss interesting topics from the world of space gaming. Join us!

Space Game Junkie Podcast Brian Rubin

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    • 4.3 • 19 Ratings

The Space Game Junkie Podcast is dedicated to space gaming of the past, present and future. We talk to developers of the latest space games, and discuss interesting topics from the world of space gaming. Join us!

    SGJ Podcast #462 – Fast Travel

    SGJ Podcast #462 – Fast Travel

    Rebel Galaxy Outlaw is a Splendid Example of Fast Travel







    Hey friends, welcome to this week’s episode of the show! This week, Spaz, Julie, Thorston, Jacob, David and I build on our traversal topic from a couple of weeks ago and this time, we talk about fast travel. I wasn’t honestly sure we could make it into a full-blown topic, but lo and behold we did, thanks to my fabulous co-hosts.











    Next week, we’ll welcome back the developer of Beat Hazard 3E to talk about their journey to bringing the game to 1.0, and how far it’s come since we last broached the topic. 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.

    • 52 min
    SGJ Podcast #461 – One-Hit Wonders, Part Two

    SGJ Podcast #461 – One-Hit Wonders, Part Two

    Such an Amazing Game.





    Hey friends, welcome to this week’s show! This week, Spaz, Julie, Thorston, Jacob, David and I revisit the topic of one-hit wonders in gaming, and we have even more fun games to talk about, the list of which you can see below. I’d not heard about many of these, some I’d forgotten about (like SimEarth), and some I remembered fondly. Overall it was a very fun show, so we hope you enjoy it!











    Next week, we’ll talk about the pros and cons of fast travel. 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!



















    Show Notes







    Brian’s Games









    * Stunt Island







    * Sacrifice









    Spaz’s Games









    * FTL: Faster Than Light







    * Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale









    Julie’s Games









    * Alien Isolation







    * Okami









    Thorsten’s Games









    * SimEarth







    * Koronis Rift









    Jacob’s Games









    * Treasure Planet: Battle of Procyon









    David’s Games









    * Naval Ops: Commander







    * N.GEN Racing

    • 1 hr 1 min
    SGJ Podcast #460 – Traversal in Games

    SGJ Podcast #460 – Traversal in Games

    Moving Around 3030 Deathwar is Such a Joy





    Hey friends, welcome back to the show! This week, Spaz, Julie, Thorston, Jacob, David and I talk about games with the best traversal, or movement. This idea came to me while I was traveling, recently. Sometimes game does a great job allowing you to move through the world, and we talk about a lot of games that do this very well. We also talk about a few which let us down, as well.











    Next week we’re going to revisit a recent topic that we didn’t have time for the first time! We’ve just not decided which one yet. 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!



















    Show Notes







    Brian’s Games









    * Good – 3030 Deathwar Redux







    * Good – Titanfall 2







    * Not so Good – Vendetta Online









    Spaz’s Games









    * Good – Far Cry 6







    * Good – Dying Light







    * Good – Just Cause Series









    Julie’s Games









    * Good – Touring Carriages SE (Mod for Skyrim)







    * Good – Batman: Arkham City







    * Not so Good – Vanguard: Saga of Heroes







    * Not so Good – World of Warcraft Classic









    Thorsten’s Games









    * Good – Mount and Blade Series







    * Good – Invincible







    * Not so Good – Elite: Dangerous









    Jacob’s Games









    * Good – Death Stranding









    David’s Games









    * Good – X4: Foundations







    * Good – Hunter: Call of the Wild

    SGJ Podcast #459 – Check-In

    SGJ Podcast #459 – Check-In

    I’m Just Running with This Now…





    Hey friends, welcome to this week’s show, This week, Spaz, Julie, Thorston, Jacob, David and I do one of our regular check-ins to talk about what we’re playing and how we’re doing. It’s a fun, laid back show that should be a fun listen for y’all. :)











    So, we’re off for two weeks, as I’m going out of town, but we’ll be back on June 5th! 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 #458 – Gaming Cinderella Stories

    SGJ Podcast #458 – Gaming Cinderella Stories

    I Couldn’t ACTUALLY Use an Image of Cinderella so…Blossoms…You Know…for Games Blossoming…





    Hey friends, welcome to this week’s show! This week, Spaz, Julie, Thorston, Jacob, David, and I talked about games that had a Cinderella story. You know, they had a rough start and have since flourished. We came up with a pretty fun list, which you can see below!











    Next week, we’ll do our regular check-in! 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







    Game List!







    Brian’s Games









    * Star Fleet II: Krellan Commander







    * Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr









    Spaz’s Games









    * Aliens: Colonial Marines







    * Approaching Infinity







    * Cyberpunk 2077









    Julie’s Games









    * Final Fantasy XIV







    * No Man’s Sky









    Thorsten’s Games









    * Objects in Space







    * Emperor of the Fading Suns









    Jacob’s Games









    * Teyon Interactive







    * Helldivers 2

    • 1 hr 16 min
    SGJ Podcast #457 – Gaming Disasters

    SGJ Podcast #457 – Gaming Disasters

    Still a Piece of Garbage After All These Years







    Hello friends, and welcome! Sorry this episode is late, last week totally got away from me. Again. This time, Spaz, Julie, Thorston, Jacob, David and I talk about gaming disasters. These can be in-game disasters, or games that ended up being a disaster, and things get a bit spicy, in a good way. We have a really fun list, which you can see below, and we’ll definitely revisit this topic so Spaz and Thorsten can join us.











    For the next episode, as a coin-flip to this one, we’ll talk about gaming Cinderella stories. 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, and enjoy the show.



















    Show Notes







    Game List:







    Brian’s Games









    * Kinetic Void







    * Starflight









    Julie’s Games









    * Final Fantasy XIV







    * Fallout 3









    Jacob’s Games









    * Defcon







    * Elite Dangerous









    David’s Games









    * Resident Evil 6







    * Soma

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 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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