Swingin’ Report Show #71: Phantasy Star Online with Susan Arendt & James Mielke

Dreamcast Month comes to an end at SEGAbits with a special episode of the Swingin’ Report Show podcast in which we celebrate one of the most memorable Dreamcast games – Phantasy Star Online.

Joining Barry and George on this episode are two gaming industry greats! Taking a telepipe to the Pioneer 2 is Susan Arendt – Managing Editor of Joystiq.com, former Editor-In-Chief at The Escapist, and former contributor to GameShark, Shojo Beat Magazine, and Wired. And back from busting a blue rappy it’s James Mielke – Founder of BitSummit, former Editor-In-Chief of Electronic Gaming Monthly and 1UP.com, and former producer at Q Entertainment and Q-Games.

Join us for a special round table looking back on PSO, from pre-release hype, to launch, and memories of the many versions and episodic sequels. As a bonus, James reveals that he has an army of super soldiers and he shares some inside info on where Phantasy Star Online 2 is at in English translation and what may be holding up a Western release.

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2 responses to “Swingin’ Report Show #71: Phantasy Star Online with Susan Arendt & James Mielke

  1. matty says:

    “No, it’s not family-friendly.”

    *fist pumps into the air*

  2. Blues says:

    Given that I hung on EGM’s every word back in the day, it’s such a trip to hear one of the original reviewers of the game speak about PSO with such great affection.

    Loved the show, loved the guests, loved the content. Keep it up guys, this left me all warm and fuzzy inside.

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