Saturday, September 18, 2010

Interview with Caboos15

I seem to have had quite a little wave of interviews recently. Most recently with Caboos15 on youtube.

You can find the interview here:

Kind of funny how I seem to talk faster with my regular voice ... Try and figure that out.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

To NO ONE's Surprise, PAX Was Awesome

Got to hang out with James, meet Spoony, Bill Amend and Jonathan Coulton, got to hit all the concerts. I can't believe this is the first time I made the trip. If you haven't gone yet, I can't recommend it enough. You know in your head that you left your house to come here, and yet showing to PAX makes you feel like you are finally home.

While there, I also had a quick joint interview with James, conducted by Dylan of Giant Fire Breathing Robot. I think it went quite well, especially considering how tired our voices were from hosting eight panels (James) and cheering at concerts (me). Check it out!

Enjoying Extra Credits so far?

Monday, July 26, 2010

Announcement: We're Going to the Escapist. WEEKLY.

At last, the big news! See video announcement here.

That's right: we've been picked up by The Escapist and we'll be airing a new episode every Thursday. I can't begin to describe how psyched I am.

Of course, now the show needs a title. Fear not. We've got it covered. Our show will now be officially known as Extra Credit.

... or possibly Extra Credits. I'll have to check.

Anyway, we start this week. If you've got some topic ideas, shoot us an email at See ya in a few days!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Another Appearance on the Digital Cowboys!

THIS IS NOT THE IMPENDING BIG NEWS. That's coming later. This is just to let you guys know I've appeared on another Digital Cowboys podcast.

This episode deals with all things Legend of Zelda. They rounded up twenty-something people to talk about which Zelda game was their favorite and why. Great fun to listen to. I contributed a little ten minute segment in which I tried to figure out which was my favorite. The results were unexpected.

WARNING: You may find yourself compelled to go back and play your favorite Zelda games after listening. In worse cases, you may find yourself playing them all back to back.

... I'm almost done with A Link to the Past now.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Stay Tuned


I know I've been pretty silent for the last few months, but hang in there. James and I have been hard at work and you'll be hearing all about it soon. It'll be worth it, I promise!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Video Games, Violence and Art (Extra Reading)

I stumbled across a pair of fantastic articles this week, and I think a few of you guys will definitely want to check them out (if you haven't already).

First, an article on the portrayal of Death and Violence in games. Sure we're used to seeing plenty of both in our games, but it hasn't all been an exercise in desensitizing ourselves. It's worth noting that certain games have portrayed death very seriously and emotionally.

Second, a somewhat longer article discussing the whole "Video Games / Art" thing in the wake of Ebert's follow-up argument. The debate itself might feel a little old to some of us, but Lincoln University's Grant Tavinor makes a strong argument for the artistic merit of video games. This article won't end the debate but, if you've been thinking about this issue a lot lately, you're definitely going to want to read this.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Games Worth Remembering

I was recently made aware of a youtube series by one of my viewers, titled: Games Worth Remembering. It's still new, only a few episodes in so far, but thoroughly enjoyable. Each episodes discusses a game which might not be wildly popular, but stands as a high point in gaming's history. So far he has covered Rez and Flower, and is currently in the middle of a two-part episode featuring Ico and Shadow of the Colossus.

If you haven't played one of these games yet, watch the video. If you have, you might still want to just to remember what made these games so wonderful. I really want to go back and play all four of these now.

Friday, April 16, 2010