ICYMI – We’re so glad that @betterthemask is in the gaming industry

Meg Jayanth stopped by to discuss NPC Agency, Dragon Age feels, 80 Days, Narrative design, the importance of diversifying the industry inside and out, and other topics!

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We have tees, and other items in the #INeedDiverseGames spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with Chachibobinks. There’s a blog to compliment the show at outoftokenscast.com If you have questions, compliments, hate mail feel free to drop a note there as well. You can also @ us on twitter; @OutOfTokensCast or email us freshoutoftokens@gmail.com.

Musical accompaniment for Fresh Out of Tokens is provided by Mike Moody. You can hear more of her work at: http://soundcloud.com/mikemoody-1

Questions for Meg

@Thain1982:

80 Days feels simultaneously challenging and forgiving. Was that intentional? (if so) how did you do that?

Are there any other classic stories you would like to revisit in a similar manner to 80 Days?

I loved being able to share my 80 Days journey at the end of the game. Was that feature always planned?

What we’re playing:

  • Meg: Stellaris, Pillars of Eternity
  • Tanya: Uncharted 4, Stellaris

Where to find our guest online

Where to find your host online:

Tanya D.@cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Patreon: patreon.com/INeedDivGms // patreon.com/cypheroftyr

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Burning Out: Self-Care Tips for Creative Minds

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“It’s easy to fall prey to the myth that a good creator is an unhealthy and haggard one. Nothing is further from the truth.” @Finickii

Before I started freelancing, I thought the career path sounded very glamourous. You make your own hours, work from wherever you want, and even decide which projects to take on. (Spoiler alert: it’s definitely not that easy.) As it turns out, you also have to be the one to motivate yourself to work, which can be particularly difficult when you’re struggling with intrusive thoughts and plenty of self-doubt. And when you’re freelancing as a journalist? It can be even harder to parse through all of the reactions to any piece you might publish.

Recently, I spoke at PAX East alongside a few super stellar women in the industry, and we touched on the subject of burnout a bit. Our panel, “How I Got Into Games Journalism,”…

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We’re almost to our first anniversary! – Special Guest announcement

Our one year anniversary is coming up! Tell us what your favourite episodes are, or or who a favorite guest was. Email us at freshoutoftokens at gmail or @ us on twitter by 1 June.

Here’s our very first episode, released on 10 June 2015.

Prism Shells, Tres Witchers and E3 Predications! With Chris Algoo of Brooklyn Gamery as our first guest.

We’re also super, super excited to announce that our guest for our one year anniversary episode will be Sammus Music!

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Re-edited episode of Games Critique as POC, Ep. #3

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Our fabulous guests! Katherine Cross, our dapper scholastic games critiquer extraordinaire whose work appears in Feministing and Gamasutra, next we have Tauriq Moosa, who loves the Witcher 3 while giving it a critical side eye, is wicked smart and writes for Polygon, Guardian, Daily Beast, Mary Sue, an and quite a few other places. Last but certainly not least, we have Austin Walker, who recently joined Giant Bomb, congrats on the newish gig! Apologies in advance for some audio issues. Technology turned on us mid-recording so there’s been some editorial finagling done to bring you this episode.

Articles:

POC in gaming critique that people should be reading, listening to and hiring to write?

Where to find our guests online:

Where to find your hosts online:

Tanya D.@cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGms

Patreon: patreon.com/INeedDiverseGames // patreon.com/cypheroftyr

David L. ReevesPatreon, @RedConversation, twitch [twitch.tv/red_conversation]

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ICYMI – We cast a temporal spell and landed at Midnight with @MidnightRem

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We chatted up Eve Eschenbacher about her work in localization, gaming, translation, mental health issues in the industry, and about being a Young Adult author. Somewhere along the way, a spell was cast and we wound up at the witching hour.

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We have tees, and other items in the #INeedDiverseGames spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with Chachibobinks. There’s a blog to compliment the show! Follow us at outoftokenscast.com If you have questions, compliments, hate mail feel free to drop a note there as well. You can also @ us on twitter; @OutOfTokensCast or email us freshoutoftokens@gmail.com.

Musical accompaniment for Fresh Out of Tokens is provided by Mike Moody. You can hear more of her work at: http://soundcloud.com/mikemoody-1

Questions for Eve:

@Thain1982:

Do you feel like your localization work has helped or informed your writing?

What has been your greatest challenge in localizing for an English speaking audience?

Have you ever played a Japanese-developed game and wished you had been on its localization team?

What we’re playing:

  • Eve: Fallout 4, Lego: Dimensions, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Tanya: Aurion: Legend of the Kori-Odan, 80 Days, DAI
  • David: Deus Ex: Invisible War, Fallout 4, Mortal Kombat X (android version)

Where to find our guest online

Where to find your hosts online:

Tanya D.@cypheroftyr // @INeedDivGms

Twitch: twitch.tv/cypheroftyr // twitch.tv/INeedDivGames

Patreon: patreon.com/INeedDivGms // patreon.com/cypheroftyr

David L. Reeves@RedConversation

Twitch: twitch.tv/red_conversation

Patreon: patreon.com/redconversation

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