1. We have added a Gift Upgrades feature that allows you to gift an account upgrade to another member, just in time for the holiday season. You can see the gift option when going to the Account Upgrades screen, or on any user profile screen.
    Dismiss Notice

Live Recording Details: PolyCast Episode 100, July 31 at 1PM ET (North America)

Discussion in 'News Updates' started by DanQ, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. DanQ

    DanQ Owner, Civilized Communication

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2000
    Messages:
    4,797
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    If you're a Civilization series fan and haven't blocked off the two-hour period beginning at 1PM Eastern Time (North America) on July 31, now is the time to do so. The 100th episode of PolyCast (PC), the bi-weekly strategy podcast that has been focusing on CivIV since it began, is to be the first such production to be recorded live. As first announced last month, its regular co-hosts and some guest co-hosts are to be on-air to take your questions and comments.

    Now that the technical particulars have been set, you can best prepare yourself in order to be able to participate. Here's the overview for you to review:

    Spread positive word about this, the first live PolyCast recording and help celebrate its 100th episode in entertaining and informing style, by choosing to be in attendance and letting your own voice (or keyboard) be heard.
     
  2. ParadigmShifter

    ParadigmShifter Random Nonsense Generator

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2007
    Messages:
    21,810
    Location:
    Liverpool, home of Everton FC
    Are you gonna beep live on air?

    What if someone calls someone an asshat?
     
  3. DanQ

    DanQ Owner, Civilized Communication

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2000
    Messages:
    4,797
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    There is no such capability, at least not one that I have come across.

    Depending upon their presence, they will be dropped from the call and/or booted from the chat.
     
  4. remake20

    remake20 :)

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2008
    Messages:
    4,901
    I will try and skype in, but the RSVP link in broken and the computer I will be using has a mic that makes me sound like I'm 12. :p
     
  5. DanQ

    DanQ Owner, Civilized Communication

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2000
    Messages:
    4,797
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    :cool:

    Hmmm... it works on UStream.tv itself, but not when linked to from this thread for instance. It may be that the link is configured to only work from content stored on UStream itself.

    Have you tried testing the link from this thread once logged into your UStream account as well? I can't RSVP to my own event to test that -- understandably so, but :lol: nonetheless. If that doesn't work still, that would substantiate my working theory.

    :D, no worries.
     
  6. remake20

    remake20 :)

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2008
    Messages:
    4,901
    I don't have a Ustream account, do I need one, it sounded like I didn't

    Oh and with my connection I may lag a little, but that's just a chance.
     
  7. DanQ

    DanQ Owner, Civilized Communication

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2000
    Messages:
    4,797
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Only if you wish to participate in the chat (text).

    That shouldn't be an issue if it does, at least not a major one -- there will be some lag besides.
     
  8. remake20

    remake20 :)

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2008
    Messages:
    4,901
    Skype works. :blush:
     
  9. DanQ

    DanQ Owner, Civilized Communication

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2000
    Messages:
    4,797
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    This is good. :yup:
     
  10. remake20

    remake20 :)

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2008
    Messages:
    4,901
    I'll try and remember, but if you want a better chance of me coming throw me a PM about 30 minutes till show.
     
  11. DanQ

    DanQ Owner, Civilized Communication

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2000
    Messages:
    4,797
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    In addition to having this written on my day-to-day calendar :D, I will have an alarm set for myself (wristwatch)... hopefuuly setting one for yourself would help you too.
     
  12. remake20

    remake20 :)

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2008
    Messages:
    4,901
    I'll see.
     
  13. DanQ

    DanQ Owner, Civilized Communication

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2000
    Messages:
    4,797
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Firaxis Games' Marketing Associate Pete Murray is not going to be able to make this event ultimately. However, Executive Producer Barry Caudill will. :cool:
     
  14. ParadigmShifter

    ParadigmShifter Random Nonsense Generator

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2007
    Messages:
    21,810
    Location:
    Liverpool, home of Everton FC
    Marketing people are annoying anyway ;)
     
  15. i_imperator

    i_imperator Imperator

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    956
    Location:
    Ireland
    This show is excellent, Cant wait for the 100th episode!! Keep up the good quality!
     
  16. DanQ

    DanQ Owner, Civilized Communication

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2000
    Messages:
    4,797
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Thank you for the kind words and support. :king:
     
  17. TheDS

    TheDS Regular Riot

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2002
    Messages:
    1,454
    Location:
    Daytona Beach
    The show is over.

    Good show, Dan. Really fun to be there, except when I lost my internet connection for about 10 minutes before my appearance. THAT was scary. I'm no where near any place I could run over to and steal wifi signals from, either, so I thought I was screwed.

    BTW, it's pronounced MOP JOCKEY, as in "www.mopjockey.com is the coolest site evar!" not MOPO JOCKEY.

    Somehow, someone was already using TheDS in ustream or I would've been on using that. There's like 5 people running around using it now, and not necessarily capitalized the same way.
     
  18. DanQ

    DanQ Owner, Civilized Communication

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2000
    Messages:
    4,797
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Indeed.

    :king:

    Glad it was able to rectify itself for you.

    Heh -- why do I still think there was a "o" after "mop" in your username? My mind must have registered the second "o" for some reason...

    Ah. Well, there is already a UStream channel called "polycast", but I like "thepolycast" nonetheless given that it's consistent with the show's Skype account name.
     
  19. CanuckSoldier

    CanuckSoldier Emperor

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2001
    Messages:
    1,834
    Location:
    Canada
    Yes it was a very good show Dan, glad I could have a small part in it. For those that did not catch in there were a few titbits of info given by the devs.

    1. There will be a Civ5 demo before release. Date TBD.

    2. The mod engine localization routine will automatically use Google Translate to translate all your english text to other languages.

    3. And Steam acheivements will be in Civ5, but no details released yet.

    CS
     
  20. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2008
    Messages:
    32,002
    Location:
    DE/NL/FR
    :lol: they've read what i wrote here :D.
    :scared: fearing crappy german translations.
     

Share This Page