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The MMOG Nation Broadcast #8
Mon, 26 May 2008 02:24:00 GMT [download/play]

The eighth episode of the MMOG Nation Broadcast delves deep into dreary pits of despair and angst. "Slouching Towards Innsmouth" is all about the horror genre and how it intersects with MMO gaming. Michael discusses past successes in the industry, the challenges facing possible future games, and reads a little Lovecraft. Tune in.

Going down to Dunwich, Darkest of the Hillside Thickets
Command 1, System Shock 2 soundtrack
Living an Illusion, Dark City Soundtrack
The Dish, Star Trek: First Contact Soundtrack
Duskwood, World of Warcraft Soundtrack
Facetus Malum, The Truth and the Light (Music from the X-Files)

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Episode 8 Discussion Thread

'Iä Shub-Niggurath' by Akely
Submitted on 2008-05-28 14:51:29 CST
Lots of good reasoning and thinking here. Thoroughly enjoyed the show!

'Vanguard gotz spooky' by zentr
Submitted on 2008-05-29 16:26:53 CST
Good thoughts, Michael.

Just want to say that I have been spending time in Baranid Hills in Vanguard and it feels like a horror movie. Empty farms and farm houses, zombies, ghouls, ghosts, skeletons, diseased undead wolves and bears, etc. plus it is pouring rain the whole time. And of course haunting music. The place may not live up to all the characteristics you state in the podcast, but it tries. It definitely has the creepy vibe, especially for a solo player. There is also another place in the game....Misthaven Crossing (?) that is similar and also has a haunted mansion.