GamerGate
Oct27

GamerGate

[SOEE #49] This is the full, combined trilogy of podcasts about GamerGate; How it developed, what its effects have been and how we can move forwards. For the first show I had eight contributors, two of whom would like to remain anonymous, the other six were; M.P.J. Dillon, Holly Dotson, Gavin Greene, A. Reece England, Livio De La Cruz and Kevin Murphy. Nine more contributions make up the second part. Some were in response to Volume 1, some elaborated on ideas laid down in that one, others were simply inspired to speak on hearing about this series. http://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/web/ai5sx8/38GamerGate.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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Rhianna Pratchett [Interview]
Apr01

Rhianna Pratchett [Interview]

[SOEE #69] For this episode we are very proud to interview writer Rhianna Pratchett. She has worked on some of our favourite games, and very specifically helped to craft some of the best female characters in the medium. Her experience includes Heavenly Sword, Overlord, Mirror’s Edge, BioShock Infinite, Viking: Battle for Asgard, Prince of Persia, Risen, Thief and perhaps most notably she was instrumental in transforming Lara Croft from Mary-Sue, gun-toting tit-machine to the far more real person she represents today in 2013’s Tomb Raider. We talk at length about her past experiences and connections, the requirements for a writer in the world of gaming, female/female relationships in narrative, Conan the Barbarian, and of course Time Bandits. Her website can be found here: http://www.rhiannapratchett.com/ Be sure to find us, follow us, like us and email us. Facebook: www.facebook.com/digitaldriftuk Twitter: @DigitalDriftUK Email: digitaldriftuk@gmail.com Website: www.digitaldrift.co.uk Forum: www.digitaldrift.co.uk/forum http://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/web/h47f89/08_Rihanna_Pratchett.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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We Hate Movies
Mar11

We Hate Movies

This week we talk to two of the hosts of one of the funniest, most insightful movie podcasts we’ve yet heard; Andrew Jupin and Eric Szyszka of We Hate Movies. As is discussed on the show, don’t let the name fool you. You’d be hard pressed to find a bunch of chaps who love movies more than these guys, and while they often cover well-known stinkers they most frequently mine comedy value from films nobody ever seems to talk about, which tend to be the obscure, the ridiculous and/or the terrible. For many years they have accumulated a vast archive of reviews and experimental tangent shows, so once you’ve heard this episode go ahead and mosey on over to www.whmpodcast.com and check out what’s on offer in the full collection. Then subscribe on iTunes and you’ll find a generous helping of their shows on there. I’ll confess to being a little excited at getting these guys on our show as we take the opportunity to ask all about how they started out, their review style, why they focus on these forgotten, dubious gems and we get to showcase some of the funniest moments of the past few years, including… Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, Jaws: The Revenge, Casper, After Earth, Star Trek: Insurrection and Ewoks: The Battle for Endor. We also talk a little about my show for the benefit of newcomers, and why I haven’t yet covered the Transformers franchise. Five more episodes of We Hate Movies, I heartily recommend for my listeners Bad Boys II, Batman Forever, Godzilla, Mrs Doubtfire and A Good Day to Die Hard (Because we sure as shit will not be covering that last one). And for We Hate Movies listeners who want a nice selection of Digital Drift shows to catch up on, try our reviews of… Alien Resurrection, The Last Airbender, Star Trek, and The Phantom Menace, Batman Returns and The Lord of the Rings. Next week: The Fifty Shades Trilogy. Be sure to find us, follow us, like us and email us. Facebook: www.facebook.com/digitaldriftuk Twitter: @DigitalDriftUK Email: digitaldriftuk@gmail.com Website: www.digitaldrift.co.uk Forum: www.digitaldrift.co.uk/forum http://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/web/23m6dt/05_We_Hate_Movies.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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