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Author: Kyle Starr

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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.
10 Episodes
Stephen Hilger, co-host of Into the Aether podcast, discusses the power of video games on childhood, art, and imagination.------Into the Stephen Hilger (Into the Aether)Twitter/X | InstagramHost: Kyle StarrMastodon | Threads | Twitter/X | InstagramShow: Y-ButtonMastodon | Twitter/X
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?------Washed Up Emo This Band Emo?'Liminal Fields' by Vulture Feather Tom Mullen (Washed Up Emo)Twitter | InstagramHost: Kyle StarrMastodon | Threads | Twitter | InstagramShow: Y-ButtonMastodon | Twitter
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 Podcast the Aether - A Low Key Video Game Podcast - A Video Game Catch-Up Show of the Week'Atebite and the Warring Nations' by Disasterpeace'Simulant Rain' by _amaranthine AJ FillariTwitter | MastodonHost: Kyle StarrMastodon | Threads | Twitter | InstagramShow: Y-ButtonMastodon | Twitter
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.PsychOdyssey Player Productions the Scenes Making of Halo 2
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. Fine PsychOdyssey Problems Handsome Devil
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@superpacHumanity One Podcast"Mystery Box" Vintage Video Game Magazines - Video Game History Foundation
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 Wasted Come to Shanghai
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: Animation Patreon
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: Podcast:
Christian Spicer shares his story as a former attorney turned comedian, writer, and podcaster, and why he cares about video games. Podcast with Jeff Cannata and Christian Spicer: Official Last of Us Podcast:
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