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  • Episode 52 – Katie Stegs (Lumi Consulting)

    Katie Stegs is co-founder and creative director of games PR and marketing agency Lumi Consulting. You might think this would place sufficient burden on Katie’s calendar, but NO. Katie has also co-founded Blush Box, a collective of game creators that focuses on romance, love and sexuality, and a symposium and game jam called Heartbeat which hopes to give that community a chance to ...

    On June 13, 2017 / By
  • Episode 51 – Guy ‘Yug’ Blomberg (ReedPop)

    Guy ‘Yug’ Blomberg is not only the creator of this fine podcast, but also the newly appointed Global PAX Content Director, ensuring that every PAX show around the world is crammed full of amazing stars, panels, expo booths, and entertainment. No, Yug won’t be interviewing himself – his new role doesn’t leave enough time to concentrate on Game Hugs, so this episode will ...

    On May 31, 2017 / By
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    Episode 50 – James Cullinane (CBS Interactive)

    James Cullinane is the Games Account Manager at CBS Interactive, including sites GameSpot, Giant Bomb, GameFAQs, ComicVine, Metacritic and CNET. He was previously the Editor of Gameplanet, before becoming the Editorial Director accross both New Zealand and Australian Gameplanet sites. ...

    On March 8, 2017 / By
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    Episode 49 – Paul Verhoeven (28 Plays Later)

    Paul Verhoeven is a writer, comedian, host, and storyteller. He co-hosts the popular gaming podcast 28 Plays Later with Kris Straub, is the host of the ABC3 show Steam Punks, and is currently writing the upcoming novel Loose Units. Previously he was a host and producer of various Triple J programs including The Breakfast Show, Nerdy by Nature, and The Graveyard Shift. ...

    On February 27, 2017 / By
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    Episode 48 – Kamina Vincent (Mountains)

    Kamina Vincent is the Producer at Mountains, a new studio featuring the talents behind games such as Monument Valley and Cuphead. She has volunteered at almost every gaming event in Australia from Freeplay, Transmedia Victoria, Global Game Jam, GDC, and GCAP – the later of which she eventually went on to organise and coordinate volunteers. She has worked for Tin Man Games, ...

    On February 20, 2017 / By
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    Episode 47 – Chantal Morley (Bandai Namco)

    Chantal Morley is the Operations Manager at Bandai Namco Entertainment Australia, having previously been the Operations and Social Media Coordinator, and the Operations Coordinator at Atari Australia prior to that. She manages the logistics, manufacture, buying and shipping of products across all the business, looks after the budges and sales reporting, and is an Authorised Assessor of Games with over 400 titles ...

    On February 13, 2017 / By
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    Episode 46 – Ryan Hartman (Penny Arcade)

    Ryan Hartman is the Director of Events at Penny Arcade, overseeing the PAX portfolio of gaming conventions (including the recently released PAX Unplugged) as well as being involved in the expansion of other Penny Arcade properties. He was previously working for ReedPOP as the Program Manager across the PAX shows, managing speakers, content, travel, and logistics. ...

    On February 6, 2017 / By
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    Episode 45 – Krister Collin (Freelance Game Developer)

    Krister Collin is an award-winning game developer, having worked for Flat Earth Games, Epiphany Games, and Well Placed Cactus. He is the organiser of the monthly IGDA Sydney Beer & Pixel events, and is a Game Design Teacher at the Academy of Interactive Entertainment. ...

    On January 30, 2017 / By
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    Episode 44 – Dan Graf (Indie Game Developer)

    Dan Graf is an indie game developer who most recently teamed up with Featherweight Games to make Rodeo Stampede, a game which has had over 50 million downloads and was awarded Apple’s Top 10 Games of 2016, and Google Play’s Most Innovative 2016. Prior to his recent success, he was a Product Manager and Game Designer at Halfbrick Studios working on Fruit ...

    On January 23, 2017 / By
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    Episode 43 – Mark Serrels (Allure Media)

    Mark Serrels is the Managing Editor at Allure Media, overseeing Kotaku, Gizmodo, and Lifehacker. He was previously the Editor of Kotaku for over six years, and was the Managing Editor of Official Xbox Magazine, Official Nintendo Magazine, Official PlayStation Magazine, and Australian 360 Magazine. He is an award winning Journalist, having won the Lizzie IT Journalism Awards for Best Journalist in 2015, ...

    On January 16, 2017 / By