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The 1099 is an interview-based podcast that highlights the best writers, YouTubers, developers, publishers, and people in video games and beyond. Founded by Josiah Renaudin and hosted by Joseph Knoop, the duo brings on guests from all over the industry to talk about what they do, current trends, and methods for breaking into games.

Big thanks to Simon Viklund for writing the original theme music (you can check out his work at www.simonviklund.com) and Zach Buckley for the remix(find his work at www.zwbuckley.com). Also, thanks to the talented Aaron Sanfillippo for the logo design. Find him at www.ajscreative.com.

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The 1099 is an interview-based podcast that highlights the best writers, YouTubers, developers, publishers, and people in video games and beyond. Founded by Josiah Renaudin and hosted by Joseph Knoop, the duo brings on guests from all over the industry to talk about what they do, current trends, and methods for breaking into games.

Big thanks to Simon Viklund for writing the original theme music (you can check out his work at www.simonviklund.com) and Zach Buckley for the remix(find his work at www.zwbuckley.com). Also, thanks to the talented Aaron Sanfillippo for the logo design. Find him at www.ajscreative.com.

    Episode 230: Michael Martin on Running Capcom eSports, Mental Health, and Why He Had to Leave

    Episode 230: Michael Martin on Running Capcom eSports, Mental Health, and Why He Had to Leave

    Dear friend of the show Michael Martin spent the last year running Capcom Esports before unexpectedly stepping down. In this episode, we'll hear from him on what it was like to run the esports division of the franchise (Street Fighter) that shaped him as a young man, how working for the game's community impacted his mental health, and ultimately why it's important to step away, even from supposed dream jobs.

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 229: What Memoir Games Have to Teach Us About Therapy, with Emma Kidwell

    Episode 229: What Memoir Games Have to Teach Us About Therapy, with Emma Kidwell

    Memoir games - that is, a video game designed as a personal reflection on some part of your life. They have a LOT to teach us about ourselves, both their creators and the people who play them. Emma Kidwell is a former Gamasutra editor who's made a number of really beautiful memoir games (check out "Nod if You Can Hear Me" and "Half" on her itch.io page linked below), and she's learned a lot about herself, her craft, and also some negative stuff. While memoir games can be therapuetic, they can also easily be a crutch that game devs rely on. So Emma and I unpack what makes for a good memoir game, and what makes for a constructive experience making one. We also talk plenty about therapy in general, and how our favorite artform has impacted our journeys to healthier living.

    Check out Emma Kidwell's work: https://emmkid.itch.io/
    Emma Kidwell on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmmaKidwell

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    • 58 min
    Game of the Year 2019 Discussion with Baldur's Gate 3 + Divinity: Original Sin 2's Kevin VanOrd

    Game of the Year 2019 Discussion with Baldur's Gate 3 + Divinity: Original Sin 2's Kevin VanOrd

    Happy holidays, 1099ers! It's that time of year, where we kick back, relax, and gush over the games that made 2019 such an incredible time to love video games.

    This week's guest? You know him as a writer on Baldur's Gate 3 and Divinity Original Sin 2 (plus Earthnight, which just released), longtime friend of the show, Mr. Kevin VanOrd.

    Kevin's expertise in the video game world makes this a wonderful conversation, full of insight into indie games and big-budget AAA experiences alike. The boys discuss everything from Hypnospace Outlaw, to Apex Legends, to Metro: Exodus, and finally our absolute game of the year....well, you'll just have to listen to find out. Grab the cocoa, charge your Dualshock, and let us take the wheel for a whopping 90 minutes.

    Thank you to Kevin for joining the show. You can find him on Twitter @FiddleCub, and go buy Earthnight on Steam or Switch.

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Episode 227: Elise Favis on What Games Journalism Looks Like at The Washington Post's Launcher

    Episode 227: Elise Favis on What Games Journalism Looks Like at The Washington Post's Launcher

    One day after the Game Informer layoffs, Elise Favis applied to the Washington Post's new games media vertical, Launcher. She didn't expect to get it, but the universe said "ha, you're moving to D.C."

    Elise joins the show to answer the question: What does games journalism look like at Washington Post, the media outlet responsible for some of the world's most important reporting? And what responsibilities do games journalists have in this age of controversy and social upheaval? We talk about all that, plus the aftermath of the Game Informer layoffs, the internship program, and what you need to know if you plan on pitching a story to WaPo.

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    • 44 min
    Episode 226: Jedi: Fallen Order Writer Chris Avellone on What Makes Star Wars & RPG Lore Special

    Episode 226: Jedi: Fallen Order Writer Chris Avellone on What Makes Star Wars & RPG Lore Special

    You know Chris Avellone as the writer for classic RPGs and action games like Jedi: Fallen Order, KOTOR 2, Pillars of Eternity, Divinity: Original Sin 2, Fallout New Vegas, and dozens more. We dive into what makes Star Wars lore so special, and what makes it resonate across three trilogies and countless spinoffs. We also go in-depth with what it's like to be a freelance writer, not in games media, but in game development, and how he navigates those less stable waters. We also touch on why D&D and other fantasy realms are such rich tapestries for storytelling. If you love chatter about the art of writing in games, you can't ask for a better guest than Chris.

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    • 55 min
    Episode 225: Ben Hanson on Leaving Game Informer, Forming MinnMax, and Getting Better

    Episode 225: Ben Hanson on Leaving Game Informer, Forming MinnMax, and Getting Better

    As far as my career goes, I owe Ben Hanson a heck of a lot for helping shepherd me through my Game Informer days. Now that he's departed from Game Informer and created MinnMax, a new Patreon-funded outlet, he's ready to share his thoughts on the tragic layoffs, the state of games media, and how he's using nearly a decade of experience at GI to build something meaningful over att MinnMax. The boys also talk about the magic of community building using Discord, and what it means to make a difference in games media.

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    https://twitter.com/yozetty

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    • 56 min

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