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English, Leisure/Hobby/Lifestyle, 1 seasons, 11 episodes, 13 hours 14 minutes
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Interviews with video game creators, enthusiasts, journalists, and media personalities about their origins with video games, what keeps them so interested in the medium, and what excites them about the future.
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11. Chris Plante (Editor-in-chief, Polygon; The Besties podcast)

Chris Plante, Editor-in-chief of Polygon and co-host of The Besties podcast, chronicles his journey into games journalism, his fondness for "7/10 (rated)" video games, and what makes video games different (and the same!) as other mediums.------Polygon: Gaming and Entertainment News, Reviews, and MorePolygon.comThe Besties (podcast)themcelroy.family/bestiesThe Besties (newsletter)thebesties.substack.comGameDiscoverCo (Simon Carless's awesome newsletter)gamediscover.co------SocialHost: Kyle StarrThreads | Instagram | MastodonShow: Y-Button<a href="ht
16/02/20241 hour 13 minutes 33 seconds
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10. Stephen Hilger (Into the Aether podcast)

Stephen Hilger, co-host of Into the Aether podcast, discusses the power of video games on childhood, art, and imagination.------Into the Aetherintothecast.online------SocialGuest: Stephen Hilger (Into the Aether)Twitter/X | InstagramHost: Kyle StarrMastodon | Threads | Twitter/X | InstagramShow: Y-ButtonMastodon | Twitter/X
24/08/20231 hour 16 minutes 35 seconds
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9. Tom Mullen (Washed Up Emo)

Music industry extraordinaire and founder of Washed Up Emo, Tom Mullen, joins the show to discuss his lifelong fascination with video games, the link between music and games, staying relevant with the youths, and his love of strategy guides. Can you guess the song he brought to Guitar Hero III?Music'Liminal Fields' by Vulture Featherhttps://vulturefeather.bandcamp.com/album/liminal-fields------SocialGuest: Tom Mullen (Washed Up Emo)Twitter | InstagramHost: Kyle StarrMastodon | Threads | Twitter | InstagramShow<
10/08/20231 hour 10 minutes 46 seconds
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8. AJ Fillari (Podcast Producer: Into the Aether, Ten Very Big Books, Y-Button)

Y-Button producer AJ Fillari doubles up as a guest to discuss their fascination with games, why video games media doesn't get old, how chip tunes change their world, and why it's important to enjoy the simple act of playing.PodcastsTen Very Big Books - A Malazan Read-through Podcasthttps://www.patreon.com/tenverybigbooksInto the Aether - A Low Key Video Game Podcasthttps://intothecast.online/Asynchronous - A Video Game Catch-Up Showhttps://feeds.transistor.fm/asynchronousFrog of the Weekhttps://frogpod.online/Music'Atebite and the Warring Nations' by Disasterpeacehttps://disas
27/07/20231 hour 29 minutes 14 seconds
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7. Paul Levering, Paul Owens (PsychOdyssey, Double Fine, 2 Player Productions)

Paul Levering and Paul Owens discuss the history of 2 Player Productions, the game development insights they learned over seven years of filming PsychOdyssey — Double Fine's 32 episode documentary of the making of Psychonauts 2 — and depths of artistry, critique, and misunderstandings of video games.PsychOdysseyhttps://www.doublefine.com/dftv/psychodyssey2 Player Productionshttps://www.youtube.com/user/2PlayerProductionsBehind the Scenes Making of Halo 2https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q69Msy8ttMTwitterhttps://twitter.com/2pproductions
13/07/20231 hour 20 minutes 44 seconds
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6. Naoko Takamoto (Principle Producer @ Double Fine)

Naoko Takamoto, Principle Producer at Double Fine Productions, shares how music led her into games and ultimately production, working at Double Fine and on Psychonauts 2, the challenges of working through the pandemic, and what games mean to her.https://www.naokotakamoto.com/Double Fine PsychOdysseyhttps://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIhLvue17Sd70y34zh2erWWpMyOnh4UN_Princess Problemshttps://www.princessproblemsmusic.com/That Handsome Devilhttp://www.thathandsomedevil.com/
29/06/20231 hour 5 minutes 57 seconds
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5. Chris "CJ" Johnston (User Experience @ Enhance, Player One Podcast)

From creating a self-published zine, to writing for EGM, to working for one of the most innovative game studios in Enhance, Chris “CJ” Johnston shares his extensive journey in the industry, the games that opened his eyes to what’s possible, and the through line that holds it all together.Mastodon@superpacTwitter@superpacHumanityhttps://humanity.game/Player One Podcasthttp://www.playeronepodcast.com/"Mystery Box" Vintage Video Game Magazines - Video Game History Foundationhttps://the-video-game-history-foundation.myshopify.com/
15/06/202357 minutes 27 seconds
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4. Robert Ashley (A Life Well Wasted podcast)

Robert Ashley, host of A Life Well Wasted, talks about games journalism, podcasting, music, food, parenting, learning, and why he cares about video games.A Life Well Wastedhttps://alifewellwasted.com/I Come to Shanghaihttps://icometoshanghai.com/
01/06/20231 hour 14 minutes 2 seconds
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3. Lana Bachynski (Associate Art Director @ Riot Games)

Riot Games (League of Legends, VALORANT, Team Fight Tactics) Associate Art Director Lana Bachynski shares stories about her love of video games from a young age, her journey into animation, community in video games, work... in general... but also what it's like to work on something you love.The Riot Games Super Art Power Hour | Episode 4: Animationhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRMCGJk_hN8DLC Patreonhttps://www.patreon.com/dlcpod
18/05/20231 hour 5 minutes 58 seconds
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2. Brendon Bigley (Into the Aether podcast)

Brendon Bigley (co-host of Into the Aether) shares his experience being around video games since birth, the tolls and triumphs of generating loads of video game podcast content, Sketch Turner, and the excitement of the unknown.Into the Aether:https://intothecast.onlineWavelengths Blog:https://www.wavelengths.online/Wavelengths Podcast:https://www.wavelengths.online/podcasts/
04/05/20231 hour 17 minutes 46 seconds
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1. Christian Spicer (DLC podcast, The Official Last of Us podcast)

Christian Spicer shares his story as a former attorney turned comedian, writer, and podcaster, and why he cares about video games.https://www.christianspicer.com/DLC Podcast with Jeff Cannata and Christian Spicer:https://dlc.fireside.fm/The Official Last of Us Podcast:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-official-the-last-of-us-podcast/id1514792212
20/04/20231 hour 2 minutes 53 seconds