SEGA Nerdcast: Episode 13 (with Chris Charla)

So I’m pretty sure this is the longest SEGA Nerdcast we’ve ever recorded. But it’s for good reason, my friends! For we have a wonderful guest on the show this week – non other than Chris Charla, the former Official Dreamcast Magazine editor and and current portfolio director for digital games at Microsoft Studios! Chris joins us for the duration of the show, and we have a great interview with him halfway through where he talks about his time at ODCM, the last days of the Dreamcast and whether he thinks SEGA will ever make it back into the console business.

Also, at the end of the show, we have a special “Pacific Rimcast” where we discuss our thoughts about the movie at length. If you haven’t watched the movie yet, I should warn you that there are quite a bit of spoilers, so take heed!


Duration – 2 hrs, 43 min @ 78.2MB
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In this episode, we talk about:

  • Introductions
    • Chris Charla talks about he and his wife fighting over Animal Crossing.
    • Graham gives us an update on his flat situation. He may actually move out from his parent’s house one day.
    • Steven  talks about this weird Rocky Horror Picture show thing.
    • Chris Powell talks about his wild booze-filled weekend of yard saling. It was intense!
  • The Newsstand
  • Interview with Chris Charla
    • We talk about Chris’ time as the editor of the Official Dreamcast Magazine;
    • How he and his team dealt with the difficult news that SEGA was discontinuing the Dreamcast;
    • His thoughts on whether SEGA will ever get back into the console business; and
    • Whether Sonic: Lost World should have a colon (it should) and whether the proper writing is “SEGA” or “Sega.”
  • Question of the Week: What is your favorite Saturn game?
    • Chris Charla: Shin Shinobi Den
    • Graham: Panzer Dragoon Saga
    • Steven: Darius Gaiden
    • Chris: Worldwide Soccer
  • Pacific Rimcast
    • The gang goes into a very spoiler-heavy discussion on the excellent Pacific Rim!
  • Conclusion
    • Outro music: Passages: The Pacific Rim trailer song

Chris Powell

Chris is the editor-in-chief at SEGA Nerds and Mega Visions Magazine. Over the years, he's written for publications like Joystiq, PSP Fanboy, RETRO magazine, among others. Oh yeah, he's also been a diehard SEGA Nerd his entire life.

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