PSX Extreme Interviewed By Tech HotDish
Okay, so I'm used to handling interviews as I've done many in the past, in both the general entertainment and video game industries, but up until now, I've never been interviewed...and I must say, it's a whole lot easier when one is the interviewee. No preparing questions, no dealing with troublesome agents or managers telling you what you can and can't ask, etc, etc, etc. It was fun!
The interviewer is the one and only TC from Tech HotDish, who not only has a history in gaming but also has a very distinct radio voice that seems to fit perfectly into the medium. He does podcasts during the week and you can scroll down to see some of his recent guests, and the subjects that are commonly discussed on his shows. I took it upon myself to listen to some of the most recent, including an eye-opening (or ear-opening, if you will) interview with Erin Bell from Gamezebo. We avid gamers often forget that the casual gaming market is absolutely gigantic, and while we're typically talking about a very different group of gamers, it's still interesting to learn about this "other end" of the industry. I also lent an ear to Joe Siegler from 3D Realms; TC says he was the first to learn of the studio's closing, and I'm perfectly willing to believe that. There are plenty of other podcasts worth listening to over there, so we strongly suggest taking the time to check 'em out.
Many of our long-time readers know me but they've never met me; hence, they've never heard me, either. And even though we don't go off on tangents involving other aspects of my life - as I tend to do sometimes at PSXE - at least you can hear my responses to some PlayStation and general gaming-related questions. I think it was a good interview and it's well worth a listen. And remember, TC does his shows almost daily during the week, and me-thinks he'll have some guests coming on in the future that will appeal to our readership here. So give a listen. :)
5/13/2009 Ben Dutka