Episode 15 – Game On!

AJBS, A Jumps B Shoots, Game On, Barry Hitchings
This week we sit down with Barry Hitchings, exhibition consultant for Game On, the Barbican Art Centre’s globally touring show on the history and culture of video games. On tour since the show’s inception in 2002, Barry talks both about his experiences working and traveling with Game On and Game On 2.0, as well as providing us some lesser known facts and anecdotes about various consoles and the gaming industry. The dueling sorrows of Demon’s Souls and Pokémon White are also lamented, while Matt talks about the virtues of the Humble Bundle and Rich compares El Shaddai to Xanadu.

In keeping with the history lesson theme, music from this week’s episode comes from some our favorite game soundtrack composers—Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Trigger), Yoko Shimomura (Parasite Eve) and Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill 2).