I am so excited to talk to Professor Nick Flor this week on the Downloadable Content Show with Kate and Bacon Man on The 405 Media website! Listen to the show at 9pm EST on Wednesday night!
I have been on Twitter since 2009 but I didn’t really start doing anything on it until last summer. One of the first gamers I started talking to back then was Professor F! He had posted something about Dark Souls and I was immediately impressed that he actually beat it! He says lots of people have completed the game; I feel like we need to take an informal Twitter poll during the show and see how many of you out there managed to stick it out until the end.
To me, beating Dark Souls is like the gaming equivalent of completing a marathon. When I hear a gamer say they beat Dark Souls I have to ask, “why would you put yourself through that agony?” Don’t get me wrong, it’s a really cool game, but it’s got to be one of the top ten most challenging games created in the last 10 years. It’s hard to compare it to the difficult games from earlier systems like Nintendo. Almost all games for NES were more challenging than a modern video game.
Anyway, that’s how I met Prof Flor. Not too long after that, #GamerGate started and he became one of the intellectual voices of the movement along with Christina Hoff Sommers.
This week on the show, we will probably have too many topics and not enough time; that’s been the trend lately. Here are some of the topics we plan to discuss this week, but depending on what pops up on Twitter, they are subject to change (and if any of you have some suggestions for topics this week, we would welcome any ideas!):
- Sockpuppet accounts
- Pax East
- Dying Light
- Tim Schafer and anti-#GamerGate developers
- Should we continue to support these developers by purchasing their games?
- This Week in #GamerGate
Live tweet with us and use the #DLCshow hashtag! We may give you a shout out on the show!
See you Wednesday night!