So this happened today.
James Chen, co-host of UltraChenTV is my guest this week. THe majority of our conversation revolves around the Fighting Game Community. From his early years playing Street Fighter 2 to playing in, and doing quite well in tournaments, James has seen it all. We discuss the art of commentary including James’ initial motivations for getting behind the microphone. We also cover the challenges, potential, and opportunities in growing the Fighting Game Community. Finally James gives a small preview for EVO 2013 and opens up about his love of Cammy. Enjoy.
Dave Lang, CEO of Iron Galaxy Studios, is on the podcast this week. We cover Dave’s extensive resume in the video game industry including his early work as a developer and transition from coding to management. Dave discusses the origins of Iron Galaxy Studios and the benefits of working in a supporting role in game development, developing the reputation of Iron Galaxy Studios, and Dive Kick and its reception within the Fighting Game Community. There’s also talk about the “next generation” of video game consoles and something called the “Lang Zone”. But I won’t spoil that here. Enjoy.
You can keep up with Dave on Twitter at @JosephJBroni and
I hope diabetes cooperates – mainly by not being a bother.
Justin McElroy, Managing Editor at Polygon and co-host of My Brother, My Brother, and Me is my guest this week. We cover Justin’s journalism background and discuss his 15 years of freelance work for various video game sites and publications. Justin also talks about his time at Joystiq, his role at Polygon, the benefits of working with remote staff, and the Skyrim “controversy” from a few years ago. We also cover his podcast, “My Brother, My Brother, and Me” and why recording that podcast has strengthened his relationship with his family. Enjoy.
And be sure to check out My Brother, My Brother, and Me at mbmbam.com.
If this doesn’t work, check your pulse – you might be dead.
I’m sharing this everywhere because I’m so excited I got a picture of this one.
Seriously, how cool is this?
Todd Zuniga, creator of Literary Death Match is my guest this week. We discuss the origins of 1UP’s Sports Anomaly Podcast, why the podcast featured so much yelling, and the difficulties that came with recording a podcast when every co-host wasn’t in the same room. Todd also talks about Opium Magazine and why money changed everything with how the magazine was produced and perceived. Finally, I learn all about the Literary Death Match, and how Todd has turned this idea into an international phenomenon. Enjoy.