After the conclusion of Gamestah's highly successful Craptastic Chatback and the Harry and Momo Show, so ended our line-up of weekly shows, that is until now. Beginning this Thursday in a new late night time slot, The Late Shift will be giving you an open microphone to do anything from vent your rage over an arch nemesis, pick up where locked threads leave off to Elvis karaoke sing offs. We'll also be getting willing punters to call in and give their views on our topics of the week.
True to its name, The Late Shift will be airing Thursday nights from 10:45pm when girlfriends/wives/parents/flatmates are heading to bed leaving us in peace to discuss what is on our minds. Traditionally we have used Ventrilo as the voice communications software of choice, though many have been too lazy to dig up the server details or simply can't be bothered with it. Taking this on board, we're excited to announce a new call in format, giving listeners the option of using VOIP software or a regular telephone! Utilising the wonders of Skype you'll be able to contact us with ease by calling gamestah_late_shift through Skype or by using your standard blower to call (02) 801 1337 2 (standard call charges apply).
Episode 1 will air this Thursday from 10:45pm with the following topics of the week:
Gaming and death
Let's face it, most people agree that dying blows (and we're not talking about in-game stuff either). Every now and then we hear stories of a hardcore gamer playing for 40 hours straight and suddenly kicking the bucket, never to grace the internet again. With this in mind we explore what people think about forum obituaries, whether their e-gaming life and passwords are a closely guarded secret and whether one would want their online friends to be notified upon an untimely death, or whether one would rather look like a rude bastard that suddenly stopped coming online and started ignoring their emails...
New release let-downs
We've all been there, rocking up to our local game store months in advance to slap down a deposit and pre-order for a hotly anticipated release. Have you turned up after being notified that your pre-order is in stock, only to pick it up, play it only to get an overwhelming feeling that you're a hundred dollars lighter than you really should be?
If you have a suggestion for future topics of discussion for The Late Shift, just call the call-in line ((02) 801 1337 2) outside show hours and leave a voicemail, or email email@example.com