11 episodes

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.

Y-Button Kyle Starr

    • Leisure
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

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.

    11. Chris Plante (Editor-in-chief @ Polygon; The Besties podcast)

    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.
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    Polygon: Gaming and Entertainment News, Reviews, and MorePolygon.com
    The Besties (podcast)themcelroy.family/besties
    The Besties (newsletter)thebesties.substack.com
    GameDiscoverCo (Simon Carless's awesome newsletter)gamediscover.co
    1994 Fisher Price Magna Mover TownYoutube
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    Social
    Host: Kyle StarrThreads | Instagram | Mastodon
    Show: Y-ButtonThreads | Instagram | Mastodon

    • 1 hr 13 min
    10. Stephen Hilger (Into the Aether podcast)

    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.
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    Into the Aetherintothecast.online
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    Social
    Guest: Stephen Hilger (Into the Aether)Twitter/X | Instagram
    Host: Kyle StarrMastodon | Threads | Twitter/X | Instagram
    Show: Y-ButtonMastodon | Twitter/X

    • 1 hr 16 min
    9. Tom Mullen (Washed Up Emo)

    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?
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    Washed Up Emohttps://www.washedupemo.com/
    Is This Band Emo?http://isthisbandemo.com/
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    Music
    'Liminal Fields' by Vulture Feather
    https://vulturefeather.bandcamp.com/album/liminal-fields
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    Social
    Guest: Tom Mullen (Washed Up Emo)Twitter | Instagram
    Host: Kyle StarrMastodon | Threads | Twitter | Instagram
    Show: Y-ButtonMastodon | Twitter

    • 1 hr 10 min
    8. AJ Fillari (Podcast Producer: Into the Aether, Ten Very Big Books, Y-Button)

    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.
    Podcasts
    Ten Very Big Books - A Malazan Read-through Podcasthttps://www.patreon.com/tenverybigbooks
    Into the Aether - A Low Key Video Game Podcasthttps://intothecast.online/
    Asynchronous - A Video Game Catch-Up Showhttps://feeds.transistor.fm/asynchronous
    Frog of the Weekhttps://frogpod.online/
    Music
    'Atebite and the Warring Nations' by Disasterpeace
    https://disasterpeace.bandcamp.com/album/atebite-and-the-warring-nations
    'Simulant Rain' by _amaranthinehttps://amaranthine.bandcamp.com/album/simulant-rain
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    Social
    Guest: AJ FillariTwitter | Mastodon
    Host: Kyle StarrMastodon | Threads | Twitter | Instagram
    Show: Y-ButtonMastodon | Twitter

    • 1 hr 29 min
    7. Paul Levering, Paul Owens (Filmmakers @ Double Fine: PsychOdyssey, 2 Player Productions)

    7. Paul Levering, Paul Owens (Filmmakers @ Double Fine: PsychOdyssey, 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/psychodyssey
    2 Player Productionshttps://www.youtube.com/user/2PlayerProductions
    Behind the Scenes Making of Halo 2https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q69Msy8ttMTwitterhttps://twitter.com/2pproductions

    • 1 hr 20 min
    6. Naoko Takamoto (Principle Producer @ Double Fine)

    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/

    • 1 hr 5 min

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