72 episodes

Join Alanah Pearce (games media), Troy Baker (voice actor), Mike Bithell (game director), and Austin Wintory (game composer) as they talk about all the games, movies, TV and 'whatever else' they've experienced that month, from four unique perspectives in the games industry.

Play, Watch, Listen Alanah Pearce

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    • 4.8 • 470 Ratings

Join Alanah Pearce (games media), Troy Baker (voice actor), Mike Bithell (game director), and Austin Wintory (game composer) as they talk about all the games, movies, TV and 'whatever else' they've experienced that month, from four unique perspectives in the games industry.

    Kotaku's Recent Headlines

    Kotaku's Recent Headlines

    A discussion of Kotaku's recent headlines that, of course, somehow ends up getting existential and profound because we can't help being who we are, okay?

    • 1 hr 2 min
    When Writing Is Too "Video-Gamey"

    When Writing Is Too "Video-Gamey"

    We didn't make a single 69 joke, but we did speak at length about the future of video game storytelling and narrative design!We didn't make a single 69 joke, but we did speak at length about the future of video game storytelling and narrative design!

    • 1 hr 21 min
    The Future of Indie Games (plus Mike & Troy use too many towels)

    The Future of Indie Games (plus Mike & Troy use too many towels)

    This week, we talk about indie studios being bought up all over the place, and discuss how feasible it is to exist without a publisher. Also, more hotel etiquette, including an excessive use of towels.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Can Gameplay Out-Do Bad Writing?

    Can Gameplay Out-Do Bad Writing?

    The headlining topic is at around 45 minutes, and there are some spoilers for RE8 from this point onward. Otherwise, standing desks, dogs, and player agency!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Troy Moved House

    Troy Moved House

    E3 is briefly mentioned but this week's episode of your #1 video game podcast mostly talks about absolutely anything and everything else.

    • 1 hr 39 min
    God of War on PS4 AND PS5?

    God of War on PS4 AND PS5?

    We talk about games we haven't played and feel guilty about, and the next God of War game being on multiple platforms. I don't know what happens after that, someone please let me know.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
470 Ratings

470 Ratings

cindananda ,

Friendly and informative

As someone transitioning from Sci-Fi pilot writing and production design into game writing, I’m very appreciative of the friendly informative style and content.

One thought… (perhaps just for us newbies?) when you talk about a game can you take a moment to clearly enunciate the title? This has been a repeated issue over several weeks. I rewind several times and can’t capture the title you are discussing, and I really want to because what you’re saying is very intriguing. Thank you for considering this.

Much appreciation to all of you for sharing your experience and insights.

Ya boy Wilson ,

It’s a podcast FOR

People like Rachel Nichols.

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A Great Show on Video Games and Media

A casual but incredibly insightful show on a wide range of topics within the video game industry and the media scene at large with a cast of hosts with backgrounds in very different areas. While it doesn’t typically hold a central topic or theme throughout, the discussion is always well-informed and interesting and would be a great listen for people in the video game and media industries or anyone interested in this area of technology, art, and creativity.

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