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PannenKoek2012 & Gamescom 2014!

He's the man who found the unkillable Goomba, and collected the uncollectable coin in Super Mario 64. Splashed across the front page of Yahoo, Kotaky and more, he's the irrepressible PannenKoek2012, the single greates font of wisdom for all things Super Mario 64. It's a fascinating discussion. (Also pinch hitting for DutchMogul is DigiPen's favorite son, Doug Zwick.) Before that the gang discusses Gamescom! Go for Rainbow discussing news and new/upcoming?? Can it be? Yes. Rate us on...


Gamer Influence + Paperbound Dev

This week we talk, alphas, betas, early access, Kickstarters and how a games initial players can influence the development of the game. Plus tales of a trip to Nintendo HQ, the shutting down of an MMO and more. After that we talk with Dissident Dan's upcoming game:Paperbound. Jagger's latest article can be found here: DARPA Uses Preteen Gamers to Beta Test Tomorrow's Military Software Arian will be speaking at a PAX Prime Pane: 3D Printing and the Future of Tabletop Gaming PAXPrime -Friday...


Kotaku's David Heineman on Tackling the Backlog

Kotaku contributor David Heinemanjoins us to discuss his recent article HOW TO BEAT 400 GAMES in 4.5 YEARS, and how he manages his massive backlog for fun but also as part of his academic life studying and writing about games--he is a professor at Bloomsburg University. Before that, Arian, Jagger and previous guest now cohost Joshua Quail creator of the Nerdist's "What You Missed..."series, discuss their own tribulations involving backlogs. Laurie was unable to make the main segments of...


The Nerdist's Joshua Quail on Sequels, Remakes and Spinoffs.

Joshua Quail, producer of the Nerdists, What You Missed... series joins us to discuss video game Sequels, Remakes and Spinoffs! It's a fun one. GoForRainbow@gmail.com We Love You! Rate us on iTunes, why dontcha?


Gamification + Cartegram's Len Kendall

Gamify life itself? We discuss the ramifications. Then, after a breif interlude involving voice commands inWolfenstein: The New Order, and the UbiArt engine used by Child of Light, we we speak with Len Kendall about his upcoming gameCartegram, that send you out into the real world.GoForRainbow@gmail.comPlease Rate us on iTunes!Support us onpatreon.com/GoForRainbow GoForRainbow@gmail.com Please Rate us on iTunes! Suppot us on patreon.com/GoForRainbow Links: Cartegram...


Tiny Barbarian DX Creator + Politics in Games

Michael Stearns, creator of Tiny Barbarian DX is on the show! We talk about Tiny Barbarian's Conan origins, Astroman, Tiny Barbarian's new Episode 2, but we don't talk about why the ape wants to kidnap the blonde girl. Don't even think about it. Before that we discuss POLITICS IN GAMES, including Call of Duty:Ghosts' story of stopping hispanics crossing the border. Also discussed: WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW ORDER, THE WOLF AMONG US, and SYSTEM SHOCK 2. GoForRainbow@gmail.com We Love you. Please...


Comics Veteran Mark Rahner & Beloved Games We Beloathe

Comic book scribe, radio personality and Pulitzer Prize sharing journalist Mark Rahner joins us! You may know his as the wordsmith behind DEJAH of MARS, VAMPIRELLA, ARMY OF DARKNESS/REANIMATOR, THE TWILIGHT ZONE ANNUAL, CTHULU TALES and GREEN HORNET! Before that we discuss the games that baffle our hearts. Our videogameland segment is in the shop this week getting retooled. contact: GoForRainbow@gmail.com We Love You


Video Game Poetry Slam & Fearless Fantasy Devs

Andrew Kerekes and Luke Burtis talk about their new game FEARLESS FANTASY, before that the gang has a video game poetry slam consisting of both found and original works. Then it's off to Videogameland to talk about Mario Kart 8, beating Spelunky for the first time, Paper Dungeons, Botanicula and more. There is also some pondering over a Johnny Depp anecdote told to Jagger by someone who worked with Depp recently. Contact: GoForRainbow@gmail.com We Love you. Please rate us on iTunes....


Mario Kart 8 Voice Actor + A Call of Duty Co-Creator!

Mario Kart 8's Ludwig Von Koopa voice David J. Goldfarb & Medal of Honor/Call of Duty animator and Xplore: Pangaea director Sunil Thankamushy, who chats about working with Stephen Spielberg. Plus we try to do an E3 segment like a regular games podcast but end up talking about having magic powers that could turn your opponent into a hot girl or a baby. Also some chat about Mario Kart 8 with the wife, PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate, forcing yourself to kill whales in Assassin's Creed IV,...


Horror and Nostalgia with Roope Tamminen

Roope Tamminen (aka Hypnohustler) the first guest we ever had when we switched to our guest format--IS BACK, BABY. His new endeavor, LAKEVIEW CABIN COLLECTION is on Steam Greenlight! We chat with him about humping flaccid penises, Friday the 13th, part II, The Nightmare on Elmstreet TV series and also about his new game(s). Before that, Dutch Mogul, Laurie and Jagger do an experiment wherein they play games they have not touched since childhood: Michael Jackson's Moonwalker, The Ninja,...


Emmett Montgomery: Teller of Jokes, Maker of Things

Comedian and full-body puppet maker Emmett Montgomery joins us to discuss. comedy, storytelling and discovering gaming gems. Before that Arian and Jagger discuss an experiment they did for Vice + Motherboard in which they smoked marijuana and played games. Also Burial At Sea Episode 2 as survival horror.


The Last Door's Raul Diez + Non Gamers?!?!

The Game Kitchen's Raul Diez talks about their new Lovecraftian point and click game THE LAST DOOR. Before that Arian and Jagger do one-on-one talks with non-gamers, trying to delve into their mind and cull their secrets. Also, some comments culled from Jagger's blog on Destructoid, about dealing with non-gamers in your life. Includes a comment from The Dismal Jester's/Podtoid's Jonathan Holmes! Hot Diggity! Also, check out Jagger's new article on motherload.vice.com This is Your Brain...


EMERGENCY EPISODE: Four Sided Fantasy's Five Favorites

HELLO! We usually release each Friday, however, today we recorded this episode only to release it a few hours later like an wounded dove. We welcome Logan Fieth, devoloper of Four Sided Fantasy (on Kickstarter till Tuesday!) We stealrottentomatoes.com's Five Favorite Films and apply it to games. Before that we chat about Logan's game before dipping into a masturbatory coma with Videogameland. We also read some Destructoid Community Blog Comments. We Love You. www.GoForRainbow.Com Some of...


Leigh Alexander! + Portable Gaming

So honored to speak with Leigh Alexander this week. We discuss writing in the age of internet comments, her gaming habits and her book BREATHING MACHINE. Before that the gang discusses portable gaming and take a dip into Videogameland where Dutch Mogul explores the STARBOUND beta, things get OCD with ASSASSINS CREED and THE SIMS quickly devolves into a perv simulator. We also touch on TITANFALL. We Love You. email: GoForRainbow@gmail.com Support the show: patreon.com/GoForRainbow


The Stanley Parable's William Pugh!!

While waiting to record a segment with another guest who was late, we contacted THE STANELY PARABLE developer William Pugh and asked him for an on-the-spot interview which he kindly obliged us with! So we called him up in merry old England then and there! Leading up to that Dutch Mogul and Jagger chat about Infamous:Second Son and its use of real places in their local Seattle! Anon-standard episode, but very fun.


Ian Bogost! Plus Film/Game Adaptation

So delighted to have (Dr.) Ian Bogost on this episode. We speak of many things, including gaming culture as it relates to geographical space, and when and when not to whip out the PhD cred. Before that the GFR crew discuss an article in USA Today analyzing the difficulties of adapting games into film and also touch on attempts to go the other way. We Love You! Contact us: GoForRainbow@gmail.com support our show: Patreon.com/GoForRainbow


Half Team2Bit + Corey's New Trans Life

This week is a more loosey-goosey episode as we cave in and do what we have avoided for awhile as a game podcast cliche: "Whatchya been playin?" This leads into talk of sense of place in the ASSASSIN'S CREED series, and our experiences in the Seattle of inFAMOUS: SECOND SON, which leads into Corey talking about his newly open life as a cross-dresser Then we speak with Jake Lewandowski of Team2Bit about his upcoming Ouya Exclusive: Reagan Gorbachev. We also discuss the state of the Ouya!...


The Bigot Gamer: Racism in Video Gaming

We speak with The Bigot Gamer, who records and exposes all kinds of bigotry (homophobia, racism, religious intolerance, etc.) on his his site www.TheBigotGamer.com. Before that we speak about racism in games with Microsoft systems developer Randy Castleberry. We Love You. Email: GoForRainbow@gmail.com support the show on patreon.com/GoForRainbow


Cthulhu and the Future of Games

Tomas Rawlings of Red Wasp Design visits Go For Rainbow to discuss the astonishing, award-winning newly-greenlit game CALL OF CTHULHU: THE WASTED LAND. Before that filmmaker Brian Nunes joins the crew to discuss VR, Oculus Rift, Sony Morpheus, Holodeck and the FUTURE OF VIDEO GAMES. Write us: GoForRainbow@gmail.com GoForRainbow.com We Love You.


Weaponizing Barbie for a Cyberheist

Jim Rodda AKA Zheng3 visits Go For Rainbow to talk about his custom-built, 3D printable Barbie Armor, which he works on as a hobby. His day job is making arcade games! This armor has, this very week, been talked about in the Huffington Post and USA Today. We also discussTitanfall,Towerfall andSpelunky,and read some reader mail. We then talk with AJ Dimick, producer of the 2014 IGF Student Showcase-winning assymetrical co-op game,Cyberheist, which will be out next month. This one is a doozy...