Checkpoint: 24 Hours of Podcast Edition


A live stream of a 24 hour podcast? I’ve never witnessed that before. But thanks to the guys at, an annoying start to the weekend was filled with entertainment.

Tested’s Octoberkast came about during an episode of the “This is only a test” podcast several weeks ago. Will Smith, Norm Chan and Gary Whitta thought podcasting for 24 hours wasn’t going to be too difficult. So they decided to put their money where their mouths were and hold a 24 hour podcasting session for the kids.

The gang invited guests and friends from both the gaming and technology industries to join them for their charity podcast. Guests included Jeff Green, Veronica Belmont, Jeff Gerstmann and Jason Cross of PC World. They discussed everything from games, to iPhone 4S and even dealing poop to in the future.

I missed six or seven hours, but I’ll catch up as soon as Will Smith edits the archived versions and puts it up on the usual spot. I could go watch the Justin TV archived versions or this uninterrupted fan rip, but I think I’ll watch the inevitable highlight reel on YouTube.

The 24 hour event raised over $47,000 dollars (and counting ’til October 20) for Child’s Play charity. An amazing turnout. Well done, Tested & gang. Hopefully, you guys will do it again next year.

I’ve been playing Dark Souls. I’ve also been following the impressions and seeing many comments about it being a difficult game. What a bunch of wusses. This isn’t a difficult game. In fact, I feel it’s easier than Demon’s Souls.

I’m actually getting tired of hearing about how difficult the game is, so I’ve begun down voting “I can’t take this…” comments in game. Why are people overreacting to the difficulty? Are they actually finding it difficult? I don’t think so. I think they’re just trying to keep the mystique started with Demon’s Souls so they’ll feel special.