Gaming Today File-N-Forget Podcast Episode 5: Tokyo Horror

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It’s Friday, and that means a new File-N-Forget podcast for your enjoyment! First off, let me apologize for last week, when technical difficulties actually physically consumed our podcast. With those issues behind us, on to the new stuff!

This week, host Ron Whitaker and co-host Shawn Sines discuss a plethora of topics, including news from the Tokyo Game Show. We also spend a little time talking about games that have elicited emotional responses from us over the years. There’s also a brand new segment to close out the podcast, entitled “Rant or Rave.” Each week, all of our podcast participants will spend 60 seconds Ranting or Raving about whatever is on their minds that week.

Check out the new podcast page over at FileFront, and let us know what you think! Don’t forget that if you have any suggestions for our podcast, you can email us at

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1 Comment on Gaming Today File-N-Forget Podcast Episode 5: Tokyo Horror


On September 23, 2007 at 2:55 pm

Right, just listened through this week’s edition (Jewish holiday of no fun, bah!) so a few thoughts.

Firstly, a good “lol” came from the game that you’re not going to refer to. Nice touch :razz:

Secondly, about the ‘horror’ moments, I’ve gotta say the first game that properly ‘creeped’ me out would have to be early on in Final Fantasy 7, most notably, just being released from your cell, for an unknown reason, with no music and blood trails on the ground. Not to mention the added jumpiness of the random battle whoozing sound. Even in those, the only sounds were movement and slashes.

Perhaps to a lesser extent, I always got anxious in Sonic 2 when I went underwater. Not quite horror, but there was a panic in dashing for the next air bubble, or it was death. Not exactly bloody or gruesome, but effective at the short jolt.

Perhaps needless to say and going back to FF7, the ending of the first disc gets you a bit angrified. “You…wha?! They actually DID that?!”. I was one of those gamers who reset to see if there was anything I could do to change the events, but, nah, found out there was no other way.

Then there’s the comical horror, mostly in playing any game with a health meter…and you haven’t saved for longer than you should’ve done. Then it goes one of two ways; either you dash for a save point and die, fleetingly, or, you make it and breathe that humongous sigh of relief. The panic and scare is over.

Just to add my token, I’d like to give my own mini-rant and rave.

The rant comes from the over-abundance of hype from ‘that’ game. The rave is that ‘that game’ will be arriving at my house early on the 26th. Buying a 360 a couple of weeks ago was DEFINITELY a smart move.