May 3, 2011
The very face of MiniGUP has changed, and it now generates nothing but pure, undiluted awesome. Join in with the crew in this 22nd episode of MiniGUP as we celebrate Astharis taking the reins as host with her trusty number 2, Colin. Darryl and Brian troll the episode as well! The group spends some time recapping the previous show and reading some of your comments and then they launch into two different discussions. First deals with Sony and the “problems” they've had over the last couple of weeks. After that, the MiniGUP posse goes into a discussion about the summer drought and whether or not there is one this year. It all breaks down as they confess to their individual piles of shame. The new era of MiniGUP is here and it is not to be missed!
Apr 26, 2011
The news drought continues on as Nomura is still hibernating in his cave, so the gang turns to questions. Join in with Lauren as she fearlessly leads Darryl, Churro, and Melissa through a bunch of listener questions. Will we hear info about KH at E3 this year, should the story get darker or stay light hearted, is Re:Coded a waste of space, do you want more Final Fantasy character involvement in KH3, and much more. It’ll take more than a news drought to keep us down, even if the apocalypse gets here before KH3 is announced (bah Nomura!)! Make sure you don’t miss the new Burning Question for next episode so that we can read your response!
Apr 19, 2011
The Final Fantasy news drought has been broken for this episode. Want FF5? Well, unless you live in Europe, you can’t have it, or so we hear from Darryl, Colin, and Lauren in this 51st episode. After some news, they jump into a lot of questions. Here’s are a few questions to look forward to: should numbered FF titles be on handhelds/MMO, will there be a FF7 remake on the NGP, and what would FFU do if Square-Enix shuts down or if the old creative team makes a new company better than SE? Also, this episode brings a new type of question called the Burning Question. Lot’s of fun and shenanigans ensue.
Apr 12, 2011
Big changes are coming the Gaming Union podcast channel and our sites. Darryl, Brian, and Colin have all the info of what's gonna be changing! In addition, the guys sit down to talk about two hot button issues in the games industry right now. They start things off with a discussion on the 3DS; who has it, who wants it, and do they care? They then move right along into an depth talk about the current Sony vs Anonymous war. Who was right and who was wrong and do we really have ownership of our consoles? Listen in to hear what the guys think, but give us your input so that we can let the world know just how awesome and smart you are on the next episode of MiniGUP!
Apr 11, 2011
New changes are coming to the Gaming Union podcast series. Take a quick listen to hear what we've got planned!
Apr 5, 2011
Well folks, we’re still in the thick of this blasted news drought; Nomura must still be hibernating. So, this episode Lauren, Darryl and Churro turn to the fans and their questions, and there are some good ones this time. Who is their least favorite character? What would KH be without Nomura? And if they could create a new character, who would they be? This is a show for you, the listeners. Trust us when we say get in while the gettin’ is good!
Mar 29, 2011
Gaming Union has reached a major landmark in its history with this, the fiftieth episode of Final Fantasy Union. Almost a year a go, Final Fantasy XIII was released, which is the game that Gaming Union was built around. Because of this wonderful coincidence, Darryl, David, Colin, and Lauren gather together to talk about the good and the bad from the game that put GU on the map! The gang talks about the story, gameplay, presentation, and everything else from the experience. Did they like the title or did it fall short of their expectations. Come listen and celebrate with us on this epic episode!
Mar 22, 2011
We celebrate episode de 20 with class, dignity, and a special guest...well at least the guest part is true. This week, Darryl, Lauren, and Brian are joined by PR guru from Namco Bandai, Pete Oliver. The gang discusses two main issues: What is has been our most favorable console experience and is controversy in the gaming industry a good thing? Then they turn their sites to some questions, and this episode they answer two great inquiries: what makes you purchase a new console and will Square-Enix still be around in 10 years. This is an episode full of great topics, good people (aside from Brian), and a great time for the group to talk about how the industry can evolve. Enjoy this extra long show, and get your MiniGUP on!
Mar 15, 2011
The Kingdom Hearts news drought is worse than ever, but the KHU crew will not be deterred from their appointed podcast episode! Lauren, Darryl, Churro, and Melissa get together for a special show; they analyze the good and the bad from the game that started it all: Kingdom Hearts 1. Listen in as the group talks about how the first game in this epic franchise set the tone for the what we’ve gotten and what’s yet to come. They talk about gameplay, story, presentation, favorite and least favorite sections, and much more. Did the first game create an amazing foundation or did it fall short? You’ll have to listen to find out.
Mar 8, 2011
Square-Enix isn’t helping much with the Final Fantasy news drought, but that doesn’t stop the gang from having a good time this episode. Join in with Darryl, David, Colin, and Lauren as they talk briefly about the latest Dissidia Duodecim updates as well as the unfortunate departure of one of SE’s long standing designers. After that, the group goes from one tangent to another and discusses all the different areas of Final Fantasy and where the franchise will be going as well as how FF has impacted each of their lives. To be entertained, go no further!
Mar 1, 2011
Welcome back to the world of MiniGUP; a place with great topics, fun questions, and zany discussion (mostly the strange things that Colin says). Join Darryl, Astharis, Lauren, and Colin as they talk about the new releases for the month of March, games of this generation that were overlooked, and whether or not different versions of games should be released in all regions. As always, the gang has a lot of fun, so be sure to join them as they get crazy!
Feb 22, 2011
With the Kingdom Hearts franchise going through a massive news drought, the gang decides to come together and spend episode 24 answering your questions. Join Lauren, Churro, Darryl, and Brian as they sit down to discuss lots of KH topics. They dive into what a live action KH movie would look like, who their least favorite boss was, do they like physical combat or magic combat better, and they even talk about what they would say to Nomura if they had the chance (KH3 anyone?). It’s a zany episode with lots of fun and lots opinions flying every which way. Don’t miss out!
Feb 15, 2011
The 48th episode of Final Fantasy Union has arrived, and with it, complete hilarity. Join in with Darryl, Coiln, Lauren, and a very special guest. The FF universe is going through a bit of a news drought, but what the content lacks, the gang makes up for in wild tangents and crazy conversations. Then they turn their interest to questions where they discuss what FF music to buy, what other type of FF games should be made, and what enemies they felt guilty about bludgeoning to death. And at the end, the gang has an extra long blooper session. This is not an episode to miss to be sure!
Feb 8, 2011
The gang comes together for another MiniGUP pow-wow! Join Darryl, Astharis, Colin, and Lauren as they sit down for a nice chat about gaming. This episode, they start things off by reporting the new games to come out in February and which ones they are most excited for. They move into 2 great discussions: which game character they are most attached to and NGP vs. 3DS. The gloves come off and the topics get crazy; don’t miss out!
Feb 1, 2011
Re: Coded is here and the gang sits down to give their initial thoughts. Lauren, Darryl, Churro, and Melissa also wade their way through all of the new information that Nomura has provided on KH 3D (or rather Kingdom Hearts 3D 3D) in addition to the announcement of KH Birth by Sleep 2! Join the group as they then go through a bunch of questions like should KH have an anime series, what happened behind the Door to Darkness, and what they want in KH3! There is a lot of info and discussion to make this a great show; don’t miss out!
Jan 25, 2011
Final Fantasy Union is back and ready to rock out the new year FF style. This week, Darryl, David, Colin, and Lauren gather together and give out the NUMEROUS news pieces including FFXIII Versus, FFXIII Agito being renamed Type-0, Dissidia additions, and much more. The crew then gives their opinion on what they feel defines a Final Fantasy game as a true FF game; is it the music, the gameplay, the characters, the story, or is it something more? With music from the legendary zircon rounding out the show, FFU kicks it off hard for 2011!
Jan 18, 2011
The gang from MiniGUP is back and ready to hit the new year running. Join Darryl, Astharis, Colin, and Lauren as they get 2011 going with some great topics. Listen in as they talk about GU’s merch store, the list of games coming out this month, and what they’re most excited for. Then enjoy as they discuss their favorite game endings, whether the gaming industry crash again like it did in the 70s, and how excited they are for Uncharted 3. Be sure to listen in to hear Astharis positively lose it when they discuss that last point! MiniGUP is back and better than ever.
Jan 11, 2011
KHU is back and ready to rock out to 2011! Fozzie, Darryl, Melisa, and Churro are bringing in the new show for the new year with all things Kingdom Hearts. Join the gang as they talk about Re:coded, how to win a copy of Birth by Sleep Final Mix, and the NA Twitter feed. The group also has a nice round table discussion about what gameplay type they prefer, what some of their most surprising moments in the games were, and much more. Welcome back to the new year of KHU; it’s gonna be epic!
Jan 10, 2011
Gaming Union welcomes you to 2011 with this special interview with Robert Clotworthy, the voice of Jim Raynor in Starcraft 1 and 2! Listen in to hear Fozzie talk to Robert about how he got involved in the successful franchise, his thoughts on Raynor’s character, and the future projects he’s working on. With music from the game underscoring the interview, this is one conversation you’ll want to hear!
Dec 21, 2010
Happy Holidays everyone! GamingUnione.net is rounding out the year with a very special Holiday podcast episode that involves all of the podcast crew. The gang joins up to bring a very unique story about the trials and tribulations of gaming! Join Darryl, Brian, Fozzie, Colin, David, Astharis, Melissa, and Churro as they save the holiday season from the most sinister of foes. If you enjoyed the past podcast radio dramas (e.g. FFU Episode 4) then you are in for a treat so big that you won’t know whether to laugh, cheer, cry, give all your money to us, etc; you know, the normal reactions to this kind of thing :). Will the gang be able to save the Holiday Season? Listen to find out!
Dec 14, 2010
The last Final Fantasy Union episode of 2010 is here, and the gang brings a special show. Darryl, Fozzie, and Colin are together to talk about all things FF. This week, the group talks about news for Dissidia, FF 13 Agito, and more. Then, they go into a heated discussion on whether SE will ever listen to the requests from the west (that rhymed) and which FF iconic character they would want: a Cactuar, Moogle, or Tonberry (hint, Tonberry gets no love). Enjoy this final episode before they come back in the new year!
Dec 12, 2010
The final is over, and that means it's an end to the Final Fantasy Union Character Battle podcast series. Sad times. The group talk about the final, while also talking about some statitics from the competition as a whole, and talk a bit about what the future might bring for the Character Battle. Don't miss it!
Dec 7, 2010
Let’s have a big “woot woot” for the last MiniGUP Episode for 2010! The full gang is here this week to send the year off with a bang. Darryl, Fozzie, Astharis, and Colin all get together to talk about how well Kinect and Move have done so far in addition to whether they think their success will be long lived or a flash in the pan. The crazy group also discusses the price of games these days and if they feel it’s too high or just right. Get your fill of MiniGUP now so you can hibernate on the current supply until they come back next year!
Dec 5, 2010
It's the penultimate podcast and we've got a full house to talk about the fallout from Squall beating Cloud and Auron beating Zack. There's also plenty of shenanigans to go around too, so hopefully you'll all enjoy the silliness, including, Toddler Tidus!
Nov 30, 2010
The gang is back for another fun episode of Kingdom Hearts Union. Fozzie is joined by the usual suspects: Darryl, Churro, and Melissa! Listen in as they talk about sticker packages and the new NA Twitter post. They also go into an in depth discussion about which battle system was their favorite, which version of Dearly Beloved is the best, and what a keyblade based around the Twilight saga would look like. This is the last episode of KHU for 2010; make sure you don’t miss out on the fun!