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By Lee Hamlet on October 7th, 2013
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The Portable Podcast, Episode 203

Posted by Carter Dotson on October 1st, 2013

Dragons and disagreement!

On This Episode:

  • Carter and first-time podcast guest Christine Chan discuss Boson X, in particular why she liked it and why he did not. Other recent releases are also discussed.
  • Carter talks to the Creative Director of Team Chaos about his studio's new match-3 RPG game with dragons, Dragon Academy.

  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Christine Chan, AppAdvice
  • Guest: Trent Polack, Team Chaos
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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 202

    Posted by Carter Dotson on September 24th, 2013
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    Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: NEVERENDING STORY? :: Read Review »

    One person likes iOS 7's new design...and one doesn't. Will either leave the podcast alive?

    On This Episode:

  • Carter and Brett Nolan discuss their thoughts on iOS 7, and talk about recent releases such as Infinity Blade III.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Co-Host: Brett Nolan, AppAddict.net
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    iOS 7: Pocket Casts 4.0 Released to Help Tame Your Podcasts

    Posted by Jeff Scott on September 18th, 2013
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: STYLISH AND USER-FRIENDLY :: Read Review »

    Pocket Casts 4.0 adds a host of features and utilizes iOS 7. Podcasts can now be downloaded in the background (it's like we're living in the future!) and the app is also Universal. Progress listening to a podcast is now synced so that listeners can pick up right where left off from one device to another.

    The Portable Podcast, Episode 201

    Posted by Carter Dotson on September 17th, 2013

    Free in-game taco!

    On This Episode:

  • Graveck talks about its new game Strata, goes back in time to talk about the games that put them on the map, 10 Balls 7 Cups and Skee-Ball, and the future for the series, along with if they can live up to the greatest iOS trailer of all time.

  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guests: Matt Gravelle and Ty Burks, >Graveck

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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 200

    Posted by Carter Dotson on September 10th, 2013

    Planning our own birthday party...

    On This Episode:

  • Carter and Tom Eastman sit down, like actually in person sit down, and discuss his studio's first two games, Color Sheep and Orion's Forge, and why the former may have succeeded where the latter did not. As well, the third of their planned launch trilogy and why it didn't work out is discussed.
  • Does a game need narrative justification to be good? As Tom mentions that he's playing Where's My Perry? Carter counters with why he thought Where's My Mickey? was the much better game because its concept was actually justified.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Tom Eastman, Trinket Studios
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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 199

    Posted by Carter Dotson on August 27th, 2013

    Bring me the head of Sasquatch!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter talks to one of the creators of Tiny Tycoons about the recent developments in the world of their real-world location game, and Sasquatch hunting.
  • The MMORPG LCD demake Game of Watchcraft is discussed with one of its creators.

  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Dave Bisceglia, The Tap Lab
  • Guest: Shaun Britton, Clicker
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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 198

    Posted by Carter Dotson on August 20th, 2013
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    Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: FANTASTIC FREEMIUM FUN :: Read Review »

    Dude, you're gonna be on a podcast!

    On This Episode:

  • It's all about Plants vs. Zombies 2 as Carter Dotson lets Blake Grundman and Brett Nolan gab away about PopCap's hotly-anticipated sequel, and if it's something that can truly be enjoyed for free. Mercifully not recorded and included on the program: talk about babies.

  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Co-Host: Brett Nolan, AppAddict.net
  • Co-Host: Blake Grundman, 148Apps & The Power Button Podcast

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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 197

    Posted by Carter Dotson on August 13th, 2013

    We'll get our hooks into you!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter and Mike Meade of BeaverTap Games talk about the speedrun sequel Mikey Hooks, and the work that went into making the hooking mechanic feel just right.
  • Carter and two of the members of Ironhide Games discuss the work that went in to crafting the sequel to the hit game Kingdom Rush.

  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Mike Meade, BeaverTap Games
  • Guests: Alvaro Azofra and Gonzalo Sande, Ironhide Games

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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 196

    Posted by Carter Dotson on August 6th, 2013

    Busted for using podcast-enhancing drugs! The penalty? More podcasts!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter and Brett discuss recent releases Pivvot, Brick Roll, and The Drowning. One is naughty; two are nice.

  • Carter talks to Juicy Beast about its release of Knightmare Tower for iOS, and why the team decided to eschew IAP for the mobile version.

  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Co-Host: Brett Nolan, AppAddict.net
  • Guests: Dominique Nault and Yowan Langlais, Juicy Beast

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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 195

    Posted by Carter Dotson on July 30th, 2013

    Robot-on-robot crime!

    On This Episode:

  • One of the developers of Blastron, talks about the making of the fast-paced online battler, and gives some tips for success for players.
  • One of Delta-V's developers discusses how Wipeout and Gradius were both influences on this 2D racing game.
  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Cuz Parry, Kabam
  • Guest: Chi Dire, Spacehopper Studios
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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 194

    Posted by Carter Dotson on July 23rd, 2013

    Don't tell me what to do!

    On This Episode:

  • Carter and Brett discuss why they have a problem with Chillingo's recent move to take Kamikaze Pigs from paid to free after four days, and why they appear to be faltering as publisher as compared to others on iOS. As well, discussion of Futuridium EP is carried out, and why the way it teaches players to play is the superior method to the handholding that other games commonly use.

  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Co-Host: Brett Nolan, AppAddict.net
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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 193

    Posted by Carter Dotson on July 16th, 2013

    A podcast for a more refined generation.

    On This Episode:

    • Carter talks to Phil Gaskell of Ripstone about the digital publisher's mission, their diverse library of titles so far, and his thoughts on the future of gaming.

    Episode Cast:

    • Host: Carter Dotson
    • Guest: Phil Gaskell, Creative Director and Co-Founder of Ripstone

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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 192

    Posted by Carter Dotson on July 9th, 2013

    RIP Ryan Davis.

    On This Episode:

  • Carter talks to Chris Jeffrey, creator of the Flash game series turned maddening iOS game Space is Key, about the title's transition to mobile, and why making money on mobile is so much different from the Flash game space.
  • Carter talks to Jeff Fal, creator of Dungeonism, about why his game is designed for iPhone – and only for iPhone.

  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guest: Chris Jeffrey, Chris Jeff Games
  • Guest: Jeff Fal, independent developer
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    The Portable Podcast, Episode 191

    Posted by Carter Dotson on June 25th, 2013

    All my XCOMs live in Texas.

    On This Episode:

  • Carter and the gang discuss the biggest new release of the past week, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and what its impact on the market will be. Other titles from across the iOS spectrum are discussed as well.
  • Carter talks to Coatsink's Tom Beardsmore about his studio's new game Fatty, and how it evolved from a larger project they're still working on. As well, there's discussion of why informing the player of what they can and can't do in a game is so difficult.

  • Episode Cast:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Co-Host: Brett Nolan, AppAddict.net
  • Co-Host: Rob Rich, 148Apps
  • Guest: Tom Beardsmore, Coatsink
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