Posts Tagged ‘ game informer

Episode 24 – A Picture, A Sound, A Word

AJBS, A Jumps B Shoots, Michael Abbott, Brainy Gamer,, saskrotch
Video games seem to have an aesthetic all their own. The medium demands the creator give up direction of their works to an outside audience; so crafting the visuals, sound, dialog, and story around this constraint has built a unique approach to developing a style all their own. We Skype-in Michael Abbott, better known as The Brainy Gamer, to explore the distinct method and examples of successful constructions of video game aesthetics. We are also inviting Michael back for the next episode to get to the topic we were unable to get to – aspirational understanding of video games that demand more than your passive attention. Be sure to check out Michael’s blog and podcast at

As always, thanks to The Punk Effect’s support.

Featuring music from Saskrotch

I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream
Yakuza 4
Bit Trip

Episode 17 – Cultured Conversation

AJBS, A Jumps B Shoots, Cultured magazine, Michael Brown, Covox
Michael Brown, freelance writer and creator of Cultured magazine, sits down with us over Skype to reflect on his experiences working in print media as well as the changing face of physical and digital formats in video game journalism. The Mad Marquis De Maltease of Portland’s own Critical Hit Burlesque also stops by to talk about his upcoming game-themed burlesque show, Geeklesque: Powers Up!, held in conjunction with the upcoming Portland Retro Gaming Expo. And then there’s some talk of the xenophobic undercurrents in a seemingly unassuming Hello Kitty game.

Hello Kitty Roller Rescue

Featuring music from Covox