Guard Frequency Episode 109 | Interview with Eric “Wingman” Peterson of Descendant Studios

Greetings Citizens and Civilians, you’re tuned to episode 109, of Guard Frequency — the best damn space sim podcast ever! This episode was recorded on Friday 26th February 2016 and released for streaming and download on Tuesday, March 1st 2016 at [Download this episode]

Geoff, Tony and Lennon are back in the hangar to bring you a show that’s always been a bit of an over-achiever. To kick things off, in this week’s Squawk Box we talk about NASA’s Near Earth Object Program and also take a meteor to the chin. Ouch. On the Flight Deck we see what news from your favourite space-sims has landed as we cover:

before Geoff gather’s Lennon and Tony’s thoughts on achievements. The Chiv is out sick again this week so no Sim Pod, but fear not, we have something even better, as we bring you our interview with Eric ‘Wingman’ Peterson, the Director of Fun at Descendant Studios; and finally we tune into the Feedback Loop and let you join in on the conversation.

This Week’s Community Questions

  • Achievements! Do they increase the fun and help you find new and exciting ways to play or is too much instant gratification a bad thing?

Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

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5 responses to “Guard Frequency Episode 109 | Interview with Eric “Wingman” Peterson of Descendant Studios”

  1. seannewboy Avatar

    I for one dont worrry too much about achievements.

    Wonderful show.

    1. seannewboy Avatar

      And thanks very much to the Wondrous Wingman for coming on, looking forward to playing the new Descent, loved the original, just have to get myself out of the Wasteland.

  2. Sao Saoldian Avatar
    Sao Saoldian

    LOL! Ok, impromptu debates are much better, for the record. Since you are going to continue with the debates, here’s some suggestions:

    – Does a fish know he’s wet?
    – Is time a tangible thing?
    – Is the universe infinite or finite?
    – Since Geoff is immortal, does that mean he’s omniscient as well?
    – Can Star Citizen and Elite Dangerous exist in the same universe?
    – Does “he who shall not be named” make video games?
    – Is Chiv the most valuable member of Guard Frequency?
    – If a meteor explodes in the middle of the ocean, and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

    Think of this as my small, yet well meant contribution to the show…oh, and excellent interview with Wingman….oh, and good show too….oh and Chiv, get well soon…take some more vitamin C or something.

    Until next week!

    1. Justin Lowmaster Avatar

      Minerals, vitamin C, D, B#, and more! Thanks!

  3. Tarka Roshe Avatar
    Tarka Roshe

    Another great episode guys. On the subject of achievements, I think like lots of things, its good in moderation. But too much can be a bad thing. I agree that when you’re being handed a dozen achievements purely because you’ve been through a tutorial, then the concept of achievements is lost, and they become nothing more than a bunch of mundane milestone markers.

    Also fantastic to hear from Wingman. I’ve caught a few of his Descent WMH shows, and they remind me of the original Star Citizen WMH. I miss those. It was also good to hear that there’s no ill feelings between him and CR/CIG. I really wish him and his team all the best, and hope they do spectacularly well.

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