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  • EP 63 //

    David Gaider

    Beamdog, Bioware

    David Gaider is a game designer, writer, and narrative designer, with a long and storied history at RPG powerhouse Bioware. Today, David is the creative director at Beamdog, helping to bring enhanced editions of some of the games he worked on back in his Bioware days to modern hardware and audiences. David recently sat with our host Jason Imms at the Game ...

    On November 13, 2017 / By
  • EP 62 //

    Teddy Dief

    SQUARE ENIX MONTRÉAL

    We have a very special episode for you this week, friends: The inaugural Game Hugs Live, recorded on-stage at PAX Australia 2017! Joining our host Jason Imms on the stage was Square Enix Montreal creative director Teddy Dief (pronounced “deef,” despite Jason’s horrendous mispronunciations), discussing life as an indie, Glitch City LA, the anxieties of success, and moving away from a lifelong ...

    On October 30, 2017 / By
  • EP 61 //

    Tim Colwill

    POINT & CLICKBAIT

    This week we welcome Tim Colwill, editor in chief of the hilariously satirical Point & Clickbait to the guest chair. Join him and our host Jason Imms for a trip down memory lane as the pair relive the shuttering of beloved Australian games outlet games.on.net, discuss the dodgy closure of Interzone Games, and come to understand the strange parallels between poking fun at the ...

    On October 16, 2017 / By
  • Episode 60 – Jess McDonell (GameSpot)

    In this week’s episode, host Jason Imms spoke with excellent GameSpot host and video producer, Jess McDonell about joining one of the biggest games journalism outlets in the world, what to do with your hands on camera, and what it means to work for a truly global outlet. ...

    On October 2, 2017 / By
  • Episode 59 – Wyld (Twitch)

    Wyld is a Twitch streamer, Minecraft modpack creator, and internet personality who has made a huge career change through entertaining his audience and creating content live on the internet. Join Wyld and our host Jason Imms as they discuss how a life can change through getting into livestreaming, the challenges and joys of playing games on the internet for a living, and the ...

    On September 18, 2017 / By
  • Episode 58 – Alayna Cole (Queerly Represent Me)

    This week’s Game Hugs features the founder of Queerly Represent Me, sessional academic at the University of the Sunshine Coast, and freelance games journalist and columnist Alayna Cole. Alayna joins host Jason Imms for our usual jaunt through the career that has led to her current position in the Australian games industry, as well as something of a rebuttal. In response to Game Hugs ...

    On September 4, 2017 / By
  • Episode 57 – Luke Lancaster (ReedPop)

    Say hello to Luke Lancaster, who was until recently a well-known Australian associate editor at CNET, before being selected as the new PAX Australia Content Manager, replacing ex-Game Hugs host Guy ‘Yug’ Blomberg. He’s also a co-creator of The Badguys, an excellent weekly webcomic that recently took home the top prize in Stan Lee’s POW! Media Superhero Comic Contest. This episode marks ...

    On August 21, 2017 / By
  • Episode 56 – Eli Hodapp (Touch Arcade)

    Eli Hodapp is the editor in chief of Touch Arcade, the world’s largest reviews and news site dedicated to Apple mobile devices. He’s also possibly a Juggalo, though the jury is still out on that one. Join Eli and host Jason Imms this week as they discuss working remotely, American gun culture, and the question of elitism in free-to-play vs. premium games. Show ...

    On August 7, 2017 / By
  • Episode 55 – Lisy Kane (League of Geeks)

    As a producer at League of Geeks, co-founder at Girl Geek Academy, and a Forbes 30 Under 30 lister, Lisy Kane doesn’t seem to do anything by halves. Join Jason Imms this week for a chat with Lisy about her incredible and densely accomplished career. Also, the pair take a look at how the Australian education system is both serving and failing the ...

    On July 24, 2017 / By
  • Episode 54 – Matt Ditton (Mighty Games Group)

    Matt Ditton is the managing director of the Mighty Games Group (Shooty Skies, Disney Crossy Road, Charming Keep, Charming Runes) and Many Monkeys Development (Breath of Light, ANZ Future Play), both based in The Arcade in Melbourne, Victoria. Matt is one of Australia’s veteran game developers, one of the rare few that stuck around after the industry crash that began in 2010. ...

    On July 10, 2017 / By